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Newsletter 201528 - 9 September 2015


A special welcome to new students and their whanau: Coby Waerea-Walker


Farewell Matua Kelvin

A huge thankyou to Matua Kelvin for his consistent awhi with our breakfast club over the past 2 terms. You will be greatly missed. Thank you so much Matua for supporting our staff, tamariki and whanau. We wish you all the best on your new adventure.

We are looking for some volunteers to please come in and help with our breakfast club. It runs from 8.15 am - 8.45 am. It is just monitoring our tamariki having breakfast, cooking toast, setting up cereal and loading the dishwasher. If there are any mornings you may be able to help please let us know.


Bad Behaviour

Staff have been discussing the bad behaviour of a few children who can be violent, swear, disrupt others and cause or are involved often in playground incidents. Their behaviour does concern us and we are seeking whanau support for these children. Over the next week or so Whaea Chicky will be making contact with these whanau to discuss what we can do to improve behaviour.


Shared Kai for Sports Teams

This Thursday, 10th September, we are having a shared kai for all children from our school Hockey, Netball, League players and coaches in the school hall from 1pm. Children please bring a plate of kai to share.



School photos are back. We will not just send photos home with children unless whanau ask us to. Feel free to call in and collect your photos from the office.

If you wish to re-order class photos this can be done also by calling into the office with your order and payment.


Hockey Prize Giving

Our thanks and congratulations to our Hockey players and coaches for the 2015 season.  We were very proud to receive the following trophies on the weekend for the following:

BOI Hockey Representatives

Awatea Woodman, Esther, Ellek and Lazarus Edmonds, Ngatohu and Dijonay Padlie and Huia Clarke.

Umpires Award – Excellent Attitude and Fair Play:

Awatea Woodman

Most Improved

Male: Jesse Adams

Female: Esther Edmonds

Shining Stars Trophy and Winners of Division One Bev Beverwijk Tournament:

Year 5 and 6 Kaikohe East Team – Whaea Claire

Keenest Team trophy:

Kaikohe East Kiwi Sticks Development Team – Whaea Rehutai


Loud Shirt Day

Friday 18th September is Loud Shirt Day. This is to help fundraise for The Hearing House and The Cochlear Implant Programme. Please show your support for our Deaf tamariki by wearing a LOUD SHIRT (the brighter and crazier the better) and bringing a gold coin donation. Thank for your support.


Swap a Book day

Children can bring books from home they no longer want. Give to Mrs Maihi and on the last Monday of term they can choose another, or others, to take home. If this is successful we will make it a regular event.


Free Vision Testing and Free Glasses

Any children who were absent on Monday or Tuesday for eye testing are likely to be taken to Northland College this Thursday for their test.

If any children require glasses whanau will be contacted.



Currently there are senior children involved in the School Choir preparing for the Kids for Kids evening at The Centre in Kerikeri on 20 October.


Cultural Festival

We now have three 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).  The Dress Rehearsal is for performers only and starts at 11am, the performance for the public is on the Thursday, entry is by Koha and this performance will start at 10.30am.

Don Edmonds,
19 Sept 2015, 20:04