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Newsletter 201608 - 23 March 2016

Welcome New Students

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Kainamu Tapatahi.

And welcome to Whaea Crystal Harris, teacher aide in Room 2 until the end of the term!


Easter Break

Due to the Easter Break school will be closed this Friday 25th March until Tuesday 29th March. School will begin on Wednesday 30th March. Enjoy your Easter Break!

School Gala Day Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following local businesses who

supported our Gala Day and made it the success it was:

Kaikohe New World, Jason Witehira, Countdown Kaikohe,  Warehouse Kaikohe, Henwood Builders, Betta Electrical, Northland College, Kaikohe Intermediate School, Save Mart, Kaikohe Fire Brigade, TKEMKT Whare Oranga, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Katrina Wharerau, Sport Northland, RD1 Kaikohe, First Security, Affco Moerewa, Arthur Tarawa and Camilla Fauli and the Woods-Morunga Whānau.


Gala Raffles

We will be selling more Gala Raffle tickets from the office for one final week. Gala Raffles range in price from $1 to $5 and we have lots of really cool prizes to win.  Come to the office if you would like to view all the Raffles and or buy a ticket.


Marae Stay

What a busy week! Our thanks to all our school whānau who supported the Marae Noho for all classes in some way.  We were really fortunate to have the opportunity to visit such a beautiful local marae that many of us connect to. Teachers have decided because of the success of this noho that is likely that we begin each year with a visit to Kohewhata Marae.


Kaikohe Community Pools Easter Celebration

Easter Sunday, 27th March, the Kaikohe Community Pool is celebrating Easter with an all day, FREE entry, FREE sausage sizzle and FREE Easter Eggs at the Northland College Community Pool, All welcome from 10am to




We are looking for coaches for weekend Hockey at Lindvart Park Turf.  We have 3 divisions.

Y0-2 - 5/6 years old, Y3-4 - 7-8 years old, Y5-6 - 9-

11 years old. We would like to have a team for each grade if possible. Perhaps parents could buddy up with someone to help coach a team. No knowledge of Hockey is needed as you can learn along the way. We will only have teams entered if we have the coaches. If you are interested or have any questions please see Whaea Kelli or Whaea Lydia. Alternatively leave a message at office.


Weetbix Tryathlon

This event will take place on Sunday April 10th. Those children who are interested have been practicing already for this event. Your child may come home with a permission slip that needs to be returned immediately please so we can get organised. We are looking for parent help on this day to make it easier for carting bikes out to the event which will be in Waitangi in front of Te Ti Marae. If you are able to help with this event by way of transport or, caged trailer please leave a message at the office for Whaea Kelli or Whaea Lydia.


Room 17 to Open

Due to the influx of 5 year olds, it is likely that in Term 2 we will be opening another Year 1 class in Room 17.  Until the end of the term we have employed Crystal Harris as a Teacher Aide in Room 2. There may be about 8 children who are currently in Room 2 that will be moved to Room 17 gradually at the beginning of the term.  Whānau of these children will be contacted by Whaea Becs.



We are looking for anyone keen to take junior and senior netball on a Saturday next term. Teaming up with a buddy might help.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.


Breakfast Club

Each morning before school from 8 am to 8.30 am we have breakfast club in the hall.

Nau mai haere mai!


Year 3 & 4 Rippa Rugby

Whaea Rehutai’s Rippa Team who won the finals in the Year 3 and 4 division at Lindvart Park last week will be attending another Rippa event on Thursday 31st March in Kerikeri.  Children involved will be bringing home a letter today.


Don Edmonds,
26 Mar 2016, 18:55