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Newsletter 201539 - 9 December 2015


This week we welcome to our school the following new students and whanau: William Maxwell and Ryder Cooper-Bristow.


Last Day Term 4 2015

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.


Year 6 Students

We will really miss our Year 6 students who are moving on to Year 7 as they have all contributed in many ways to Kaikohe East School.  We wish them all the best for the years ahead.


2016 Kaikohe East School dates

Term 1     2nd Feb -15th April

19th February 2016 1pm closing, Kaikohe Schools’ professional development.  1-5pm  Northland College.

Term 2     2nd May -8th July

Term 3     25th July - 23rd Sept

Term 4     10 Oct - 15th December


End of Year Assembly

The final school assembly will be held in our school hall on Friday 11th of December at 10am.


End of Year Assembly programme:

  • Karakia
  • Himene
  • Welcome
  • Attendance Awards for 2015
  • Sports Awards presented - Senior Girl and Senior Boy
  • Mainfreight Award Year 6 student
  • Mainfreight Art Award
  • Touch Trophy’s awarded
  • Farewell to Year 6’s and presentation of certificates
  • Kapahaka Item
  • Cuppa tea in the staffroom/hall afterwards for whanau


Today is our finals day for T-Ball at Lindvart Park. Players are to meet their coaches at the Park at 3.30pm.  Good luck to our teams!!  Especially our “Intermediate” team who will be playing in the final, if you are available please come down to support us!


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.

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. 

Kaikohe East Dental Clinic

Kaikohe East School Oral Health Clinic is open till Xmas Eve. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 29th, 30th & 31st of December 2015. Then it is closed and reopens on the 18th January 2016.

Please ring this clinic on 4011534 or ring 00800myteeth if you need to contact us. 

Meri Kirihimete Arohanui Sheryl and Amanda


Kaikohe Christmas Parade

Thank you to all whanau and staff who came to support our children last Saturday at the Kaikohe Christmas parade.  We received 2nd place prize on the day! A special “thank you” to Whaea Cilla for her time and amazing work.


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).

Rheumatic Fever

Sore throats can damage your heart. Rheumatic Fever is a serious heart disease that is caused by a bacterial bug called streptococcal A. A simple throat swab can be taken from students with sore throats, then tested for the Streptococcal A bug. If the bug is present your child will be treated with a free 10-day course of antibiotics. It is important to complete this medication even if your symptoms improve.  During school holidays you are welcome to visit the  Broadway Health Centre where you are able to swab your throat for FREE.

As part of the School Based Rheumatic Fever Programme

For more information contact Waiora or Herb on (09) 405 2647.


Uniform for 2016

It is hoped that by the end of Term One all children are wearing school uniform to school.  Please see details below.

The school uniform is a Kaikohe East School polo shirt worn with black pants/bottoms (leggings, shorts, skirts, jeans etc) of choice, and a Kaikohe East School polar fleece jacket.

Shirts –sizes 6-14 and XXS-L $35.

Jackets – sizes 6-14 $55, S-L $65.

Uniforms are purchased from the school office.

Don Edmonds,
10 Dec 2015, 19:09