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Newsletter 201510 - 22 April 2015


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whanau:

Te Ranui Parangi, Karismia Andrews-Davies, Mihiata Tua, Zorah Uluulu, Aaviya Matthews, and Generous Eruera-Ngamu.

Welcome also to new staff - Whaea Joy Schwieters who is teaching in Room 17, and teacher aide-Rehutai Manukau.


Anzac Holiday - No School

Because Anzac Day falls in the weekend school will be closed on Monday 27 April.


Playgroup opening

On Monday Room 10 was officially opened with a blessing by Matua Piripi Rakena. The playgroup is now open for any 4 year old tamariki who are not currently enrolled in an Early Childhood Centre or programme. The Playgroup is being run by two amazing young mothers – Emily Rogers who has a degree in Early Childhood and Mikaela Beazley Tango who has been instrumental in the success of the playgroup in the main street. If you have any queries at all don’t hesitate to come and see Emily or Mikaela or ring the school.


Saturday Hockey

The Laurie Byers JMC Opening Day Tournament will be held on May 2nd at the Hockey fields in Kaikohe.

If you can help with coaching, practices or supporting on Saturdays please let us know here at the office. The school is paying hockey fees for our students this year.

Please hand in Saturday Hockey Registration forms by this Friday.


Saturday Netball

School teams are being organised this week, children interested in playing will bring a separate letter home today. Netball will start next Saturday.


New World Garden Project

This project will be completed during the term with Whaea Michelle Hudson.


Walking with an ANZAC

This Thursday 23rd April Room 15 students will be walking to the Kaikohe Memorial Hall to visit the Memorial plaques as part of our Anzac Inquiry. Whanau are welcome to join us. We will have karakia and himene and lay something we have made to remember our local heroes. We will take note of the names and back at school we will research who some of these brave men were.


Room 17

Due to large class sizes in the Senior Syndicate we opened a new, Year 4-6 senior class at the beginning of the week. Whaea Joy Schwieters will teach this class until the end of the year. All whanau of children moving into this room should have received a letter and or a phone call during the last week of Term 1. If any whanau have any concerns about their child moving, do not hesitate to come and see us.



We now have most sizes of polo shirts available, $35 each. We also have the polar fleece jackets. Sizes 6 – 14 are $55. Bigger sizes are $65.

For now any children with no uniform should feel free to wear their usual clothes or there are green polos at The Warehouse Kaikohe that are ok. DO NOT keep your child home if they do not have a uniform.


Labels for Uniforms

Robert Halliday, one of our parents, will embroider your child’s name below “Kaikohe East School” on their school shirt or jacket for $5 (up to 10 letters). Write the name on a piece of paper, pin it on the shirt and bring the shirt to the office.


Free Dental Care

The Ngati Hine Health Trust has partnered with the NZ Dental Association to provide a free dental day on Saturday, 16 May 2015 from their Kawakawa clinic. Five dentists have volunteered their time to treat patients. To qualify you must hold a Community Services Card. Appointments are for 30 minutes only and patients can receive either a filling, an extraction, relief of pain, or preventative care such as cleaning (scale and polish) and fluoride applications (varnish) If they do not require any fillings or extractions.

If you know of any whanau member who needs treatment and has a community services card, please help them to book an appointment through 0800 MY TEETH (0800 373 376) Appointments are limited so first in first served.


Senior Camp

What an awesome overnight camp! A huge thank you to the Whanau who came to support us. The Senior Syndicate are considering planning another camp soon.


Kutu Product

We have a new kutu product in the office with instructions on how to use it. Whanau please come to the office with a small container and we will fill it for you.

Don Edmonds,
22 Apr 2015, 11:22