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Newsletter 201538 - 2 December 2015


This week we welcome the following new students and whanau to our school: Reina Petera and Tiara Maihi-Ututaonga


New Staff

Special welcome to new staff members Lydia Cooper who has been appointed to a permanent teaching position and to Dot Gray who has been appointed to a permanent Teacher Aide position.

Nga mihi nui ki a korua!


2016 Kaikohe East School dates

Term 1     2nd Feb -15th April

Term 2     2nd May -8th July

Term 3     25th July - 23rd Sept

Term 4     10 Oct - 15th December


Kaikohe Christmas Parade

This community event is planned for this Saturday, 5th December.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Candyland” Thank you to Whaea Cilla who is organising our contribution to the parade.  All children involved will bring home a letter today along with the school newsletter.


End of Year Reports

Reports will be coming home with children today in sealed envelopes. If whanau would like a face-to-face meeting with their child’s teacher before or after the report is sent home please do not hesitate to make contact with the appropriate teacher.

If your child only started school this term no written report will be provided.

Please accept our apologies in advance if you find any errors that have been overlooked in your child’s report and do not hesitate to come and let us know if there are any errors so we can fix them. While we make every effort to ensure they are correct at times we do get it wrong.


New 5 Year Olds 2016

We are keen to enrol any children who will be turning 5 over the next few months.  Please either give us a call, text 0508 Kaikohe or come into the school office.  It is helpful if you have your child’s birth certificate and before school check when enrolling but we can do most of the enrolment without this.


Christmas Grotto

The Kaikohe Community Arts Council has prepared a Grotto at 81 Broadway for children to visit.  Many of our classes provided the Grotto with a Christmas tree they made.

Classes will be visiting the Grotto to see the wonderful work of The Arts Council and to see Santa this week at various times during school.


End of Year

The final school assembly will be held in our school hall on Friday 11th of December at 10am. At this Assembly we say goodbye to our Year 6’s, award the Mainfreight Duffy Award and celebrate other successes. All are welcome to attend! 

The last day of the year is Tuesday 15th December, school will finish for children at 1pm on this day, and buses will run as usual.



This week, Thursday, is the final games of Touch for the year.  All teams are to meet coaches by 3.45pm as usual.  There will be one game and prize giving straight after.

If your child is interested in playing representative Touch for U9 and U11 teams please contact Dina 021 2160 4049 to register.


WeetBix Kids TRYathlon

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is coming to the Bay of Islands!! The event will be held on Sunday 10th April 2016 in Waitangi.

No matter what your child’s level of fitness, if they are aged between 7 – 15 years, they can get involved.  Contact the school about registering a school group & check out try.weetbix.co.nz for more information or 0800 WEETBIX (0800 933 8249).



T-Ball is on again at Lindvart Park. Players are to meet their coaches at the Park at 3.30pm. Practices for T-Ball are Monday and Wednesday lunchtimes.  T-Ball final games for the year will be next week.


Year 6 Students

A reminder to our Year 6 students, not currently enrolled anywhere else for 2016, please return the Kaikohe Intermediate School pre-enrolment packs that were distributed with last week’s newsletter to the school office, if you require a new pack please contact Kohi.


Lollipop Raffle

Thank you to Vicki and Malcolm Burns who have donated this very large lollipop which will be raffled and drawn at the Final School Assembly. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the office.


Final Fruit and Bread Delivery

We have had our final delivery of fruit and bread for 2015.  This initiative will continue in February 2016.


Kaikohe Teen Parent Unit

The new Teen Parent Unit will be up and running from Term 1 next year.  Our brand new premises will be purpose built and includes 3 teaching spaces as well as office/administration area.  We will be situated straight across the road from the Kowhai Corner Childcare Centre on Purdy Street (back of Kaikohe East School).  The new buildings will be ready in May and in the meantime we will work out of temporary premises. 

Kim Peita is the Manager of the unit and we are in the process of appointing teachers.  We are excited to be able to support young parents from Kaikohe and surrounding districts to continue their education.

For further any inquiries and enrolments please contact Kim Peita on 021309397 or kimp@northlandcollege.school.nz.