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Newsletter 201523 - 6 August 2015


A special welcome to new student Ayla Cherrington, and returning student Karma Jane Kopa.


Our Condolences

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Shaw, teacher in Room 14 and Deputy Principal whose mother passed away in Whanganui last week at the grand age of 101!



School photographer Liz Davies is taking our school photos on Thursday 27 August. Order forms are being sent home today with this newsletter. Send your order with payment to the office or order online by 24 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 and online ordering at www.lizdaviesphotography.co.nz

Using chromebooks/ipads

Yesterday Whaea Chicky and five Teachers of Year 4, 5, and 6 classes visited Ohaeawai, Tautoro and Kaikohe West Schools to see the children using chromebooks and ipads.

Upon our return to school we discussed the visit and what implications there were for us here at Kaikohe East. We also discussed the fact that we want to know what whanau think about these devices being used more in class programmes.

Later this term we will be sending home a survey to find out what you think.

Parents and Caregivers Contact Numbers

It is VERY important that the school has your correct telephone numbers and address.

Please call the school office 0 9 4011532 or text Whaea Chicky 0 21 411534 or Toll-free 0508KAIKOHE (0-508-524564) if your number has changed.



Congratulations to the Role Models of the week:

R1       Bernadette - for doing her work with enthusiasm.

R2       Stadey - for being so considerate of others.

R4       Jayda - For always using her initiative.

R5       Meilee - for being a great role model in her new class.

R6       Tila - Always trying her hardest, has great manners and is very friendly and helpful.

R8       Te Awanui for creative ideas in her writing.

R9       Te Watene - using his wits to stay on task in and outside of the classroom. Kia kaha Te Watene!

R16    Jahvondre - For being a great role model to all his classmates.



If any of your children are absent from school call the school office before 9:30am - 0-9-4011532 - or text or call Whaea Chicky 0-21-411534 or Toll-free 0508KAIKOHE (0-508-524564).

If we do not get a call we try to contact you.

Unexplained absences are not a good thing to have on your child’s school records and will lead to a referral to Truancy Services.



Last week Councillor Joe Carr and Susan Botting from the Northland Regional Council presented the school with an Environmental Curriculum Award and a cheque for $1,656.

The cheque will go towards the establishment of a school orchard.


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.


Mobile Ear Clinic

The Mobile Ear Clinic is outside Broadway Health from 8:30am to 3:30pm on most Tuesdays.

Services include: Glue Ear Assessment, Treatment of Discharging Ears. Grommet Checks, Wax and Foreign Body Removal.

For All Children Especially Pre-schoolers.

No appointment needed - just call in.

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).


Inspiring Teachers

Warehouse Stationery is seeking nominations for New Zealand’s Most Inspiring Teacher.

 Go to their web page to find out more



Bikes at School

All children who ride a bike to school must wear a helmet and leave their bike preferably padlocked in the bike bay behind Room 12 when they arrive at school.

Bikes are to be left there until the end of the school day and are not permitted to be ridden around during interval/lunch breaks.


Don Edmonds,
5 Aug 2015, 14:24