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Newsletter 201616 - 1 June 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whanau to our school: Kowhai Johnson, Saphire and Brydon Lonsdale


Queen’s Birthday

Wishing everyone a happy long weekend. Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday 6th June. School will start back on Tuesday 7th June.


Please return school reading books

Could all whanau please have a good look over the weekend for any school reading books or library books. Our school reading book supplies seem to be very low at the moment and we think that this is because children may have brought books home and forgotten to return them. Please return any books, no questions asked! Teachers will be rewarding any children who return books.



Due to this weekend being a long weekend there will be no JMB Netball on Saturday. If Netball is cancelled on any Saturday we will post this on our Kaikohe East School Facebook page. McDonald’s Players of the day for Netball will start next week.



Due to this weekend being a long weekend there will be no JMB Hockey on Saturday. If Hockey is cancelled on any Saturday we will post this on our Kaikohe East School Facebook page. Many thanks to McDonald’s Kaikohe for providing us with our Players of the Day certificates. Congratulations to the following Players of the Day for the last three weekends.

From the Green Team: Sabina Halliday, Rosemary Hourua and Jayda Dalton

From the Yellow Team: Havahna Moon, Coby Waerea-Walker and Ngatohu Padlie


Evacuation/Lock Down practices

Last week due to severe weather we were unable to hold an Evacuation practise and a Lock Down practise to be sure that our children know what to do in either situation.


School Trustee Elections 2016

Declaration of Staff Election Results

At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare Graeme Shaw duly elected.

Declaration of Parent Election Results

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was fewer than the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected: Lisa Tuwhangai, Alicia Tomuri and Frances Petera.


Kohi Woodman

Returning Officer



League practice is every Monday and Wednesday with Matua Ken Moka. The first round of league will be played this afternoon at 4pm. All players must have shoes and a mouth guard.


Transition Days

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


New School Photos Date

We have had to change our school photo date. School photos will now be on Wednesday 21st September. Sorry for any confusion.


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.


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 whanau are welcome to come and enjoy a nutritious breakfast to kick start their day.


Kaikohe East School Board

Kaikohe East School Board next meeting is today at the school at 3:15pm on Wednesday 1 June.

Go here for the agenda and associated reports.


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


Don Edmonds,
1 Jun 2016, 16:06