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Newsletter 201516 - 3 June 2015


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whanau: Cory Shepherd and Leon Stirling Phongsa.


Mid-Year Reports

All children who have been enrolled at school for 6 weeks or more will be bringing home a report from their class teacher to show what they know, their next learning steps and general information about them. Reports are scheduled to come home with the school newsletter on Wednesday 24 June.


Kaikohe East Playgroup

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.



Enrolments are welcome any time that the school office is open or by contacting the Principal Chicky Rudkin on 0 21 411534 after hours.

Bring along your child’s birth certificate and immunization record if possible.

Lost Property

Parents are welcome to ask at the office if they wish to look through the collection of un-named lost property. From time to time this is disposed of to a charity.


Concerns or Complaints

If you have concerns or complaints that you wish to discuss, contact the office and make an appointment to meet the principal or see your child’s teacher in the first instance.

If you consider that your concerns are not being addressed, a complaint should be made, in writing, to the chairperson of the board of trustees:

The Chairperson

Kaikohe East Board

36 Mangakahia Road

Kaikohe 0405



Children who are under ten who live more than 3.2km from their nearest school are entitled to travel to that school by bus if a service is available. Children who are ten or more are eligible if they live more than 4.8km from the school.

The boarding of buses after school is closely controlled to ensure that children travel on the correct bus.

You can be sure that unless there are exceptional circumstances, your children will board the bus that they are enrolled on unless the school receives a note or phone call from the parents.

If there is no note or call, children will go home on their usual bus.

Please avoid ringing the office late in the afternoon to make changes in bus arrangements. It is not always easy to get a message to the right child before the buses leave.



Congratulations to players of the day Keila Emile and Ngawairere Cassidy.

Players to be at Lindvart Park by 8:15am on Saturdays.

Practice at school at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Teams to be at Lindvart Park on Saturdays at 10:30am (Y3-4 Team) and 11:30am (Y5-6 Team).

Practices at 4:00pm at Lindvart Park on Mondays and at school at lunchtime on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Rugby League

The team needs to meet coach Ken Moka at Lindvart Park straight after school on Wednesdays. Games start at 4:00pm and 4:45pm. Practices are Tuesday and Fridays at school at lunchtime.



Congratulations to last week’s Role Models:



Rangatira – Always says please and thank-you.


Tiara – Always tries her best.


Aysha does the right thing all of the time.


Toni - for trying hard with her work.


Kymani - for having a great attitude at school.


Waiaroha – Always does her mahi, trying hard and being a great friend.


Wiremu – Being consistent in finishing his work especially with speech writing.


Capree – Consistently and independently completing all her mahi, awhi on the taumata, and always doing her mahi ki te kainga.


Lemaunde – Always doing the right thing.


Te Rongoa – Working really hard at improving his reading and jumping up 2 levels.


Dale – Working hard on his speech.


Jodeci - Being a kind leader for his group


The Principal’s Award of the week went to Dale Matthews.


Don Edmonds,
3 Jun 2015, 01:59