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Newsletter 201522 - 29 July 2015


A special welcome to new student Rawiri Ruka and his whanau.


Special Assembly

Everyone is welcome to the special celebration assembly at 10:30am on Friday 31 July. Northland Regional Councillor Joe Carr and Education Officer Susan Botting will be here to present the school’s Environmental Curriculum Award.

The award of $1,440 will go towards the development of a school orchard.

Changes in Junior Rooms

Due to an increase of numbers particularly in Room 2 (Whaea Becs’ class) all junior rooms (Rooms 1, 3, 5, 6) will have some children moved into them. The whanau of all children who will be changing class have been contacted.

This week and next week the children involved have been spending time in their new classes in preparation for the final move on Monday 3rd August.



Our school photo day is scheduled for 27th August. Next week we will send home the photo order form which requests payment to the office or online to be made by 24th August. There are various packs and options available, prices start at $10 for an A5 sized class photo and range up to a $45 for a Family including lots of different sized photos.

Further details available next week or check out http://www.lizdaviesphotography.co.nz


Change in Tumanako

Whaea Stevie from Room 8/Tumanako will be taking maternity leave from 17th August and returning to school on the 24th September.

During her absence we welcome Whaea Lana Giesbers to Tumanako. Whaea Lana has worked at our school before and is currently on leave from Tautoro School.


Kaikohe East School Board

The Kaikohe East School Board meets at the school at 1:30pm on Wednesday 5 August.

Go to the school website for the agenda and associated reports.


School Hip Hop Group

In preparation for the Cultural Festival to be held later in the term we have Alannah Curtis (ex-pupil) working with a small group of senior students who are preparing for the festival with a hip hop dance routine.

The children are coached by Alannah every Wednesday this term from 11:30-12:30pm.


Cultural Festival

We have two groups preparing for the annual Cultural Festival to be held at Northland College on Tuesday 15th September (Dress Rehearsal) and Thursday 17th September (Public performance).

Our two groups include a Senior Hip Hop Dance group and a Senior Kapa Haka.


Education in Kaikohe

Many thanks to the many parents who completed the survey about Education in Kaikohe.

A summary of the results is to be sent to the Ministry of Education. Nothing will change until there has been extensive consultation.

DDF Dance Studioz

Eight week workshop.

All ages male and female.

Starts 20th July.

Classes in Kerikeri and Opua

More info call Alannah on






Over recent weeks we have noticed a few children who are infested with kutus.

Please make sure you check your children’s heads regularly and remove the live crawly kutus and eggs that may be attached to strands of hair.

If you require kutu solution we have two options of solution available and kutu combs at school but they must be collected by an adult.

Call into the school office if you need some.


Education Review

In March this year Kaikohe East School was reviewed by the Education Review Office (ERO). The review report has now been published online


Clubs are every Friday from 11:30am to-1:00pm. Clubs include activities such as Science experiments, Te Ao Maori, Gardening, Fitness, Hip Hop, Garden Art and Cooking.


Kaikohe East Uniforms

We now have all sizes of polo shirts ($35) and jackets ($55) available. Come along to the office to purchase uniforms.


Sports Uniforms for sale

We have excess Mitre brand dark green and gold sports uniforms for sale that could be used for netball/hockey. We are selling them for $10 each (skirt or top) Sizes range from children’s size 4 to 18. A sample uniform is available at the office to view. We have about 30 of each available.


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.



Breakfast is available every morning in the school hall from 8:00- 8:45am. Everyone is welcome!



Don Edmonds,
30 Jul 2015, 02:45