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Newsletter 201614 - 18 May 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whānau to our school:

Unique and Denzale Neho-Pou, Corrin, Peter and Blake Barnett, Majure Kea, Jules Mullin, Tass Perry, Maddison-Rose Tukaki-Gordon, Diago Tukaki-Te Muunu and Eruwera Bradley.



The Bay of Islands Netball competition went well last Saturday.  We have a Year 3 and 4 team. Their coach is Mrs Stillwell and team manager is Whaea Chicky.  Here they are after Saturday’s game.


We also have a Year 5 and 6 team.  Their coach at school is Matua Alb and their coach/manager on a Saturday is Whaea Chrissy Witehira.


All players need to arrive at Lindvart Park at 8am with a water bottle and appropriate shoes to play in.  They will be given a uniform when they arrive and uniforms will be collected at the end of their games.

Games for JMB will always start at 8.30am.  Come along and support out teams!



Our Hockey Open Day Tournament was a great success. Both our Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 teams came second place. A big thank you to all who came to support our tamariki. We are looking forward to a great season Can all players please meet Whaea Rehutai on Saturday.  Green team (development) at 10.30 and Yellow at 11.30am to get ready and warm up for our games.


Sausage Sizzle this Friday

On Friday children will be able to order a sausage sizzle for $2 from their classrooms.  There will be no school lunches on this day.  This is a fundraiser for our Kaikohe East children who have been selected to dance for Kaikohe’s HUSH Dance Studio in Tauranga soon.


Netball for Junior School

Whaea Lydia will be holding practice every Wednesday lunchtime for those who have registered in the Year 1 and 2 teams.  The two mixed teams will have a short game against each other on a Friday lunchtime. This will teach the basics of Netball and give them the opportunity to develop their skills.



Coming home with this newsletter is some information about measles.  It is important that you know whether your child is immunised or not, for any queries about this, please contact your family doctor or our school public health nurse here at school.



School league has been cancelled today due to weather.  All players will get a notice today. League practice is every Monday and Wednesday with Matua Ken Moka. All players must have shoes and a mouth guard.


School Trustee Elections 2016

Board of Trustee nominations closed today at 12pm.


Transition Days

This term all our Year 6 tamariki will be visiting Kaikohe Intermediate School on Wednesday 8th an Thursday 9th June.  All whānau are welcome to attend or visit the Intermediate on either of these days.


Breakfast Club every day

A big thank you to our volunteers Ani, Sophie, Lois and Crystal who are currently running the breakfast club. Your help is much appreciated. Breakfast Club is in the hall every morning from 8.00-8.30 am. All children and their whānau are welcome to come and enjoy a nutritious breakfast to kick start their day.


Kaikohe East School Board

Today's Kaikohe East School Board meeting has been postponed. The next meeting will now be at the school at 3:15pm on Wednesday 1 June.


Literacy and Numeracy groups

This term Mr Shaw has started a special Literacy group that works with him every morning from 9 -9.30am to help them make faster progress in reading and writing.  Next week Whaea Kelli will be starting a special Maths group who will work from 11.30-12.15 every day to help them make faster progress in Maths.  All children in Mr Shaw’s group bought a letter home last week.  Whaea Kelli will be sending home a letter today to the children who will start in her Maths group.  As the year goes on these groups will change.  If you have any queries don’t hesitate to come in and see either Mr Shaw or Whaea Kelli.



A reminder that Kaikohe Soccer Club is running soccer for 4-8 year olds every Wednesday afternoon from 4pm at Lindvart Park.  All welcome!


Youth Week

Kaikohe YEAH!  28th and 29th May 2016,  Library Square Kaikohe.  Please see the attached flyer for the events happening on this day!



Don Edmonds,
18 May 2016, 15:08