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Newsletter 201622 - 27 July 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whānau; Stephie Brugess, Mohaka Gemmell, Jaysharn Pulham, Karma-Jane Kopa, Shakaira Vinsen, Flame Coleman-Pihama and Sonny Harris


Middle Syndicate Clubs

This term the Middle Syndicate will be running clubs each Friday in the first block. The children have already decided on the clubs they would like that includes bike riding, sports, ipads and games, hairdressing, building, baking, art and dance. Clubs will start in week 2. If any whānau are free during this time to join us, or would like to run a club please let us know.


Senior Passion Projects

This term all seniors will be involved in Passion Projects. This will take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:45 starting from Week 4. During this time, students will work on a project that they are passionate about. They will work with students who have similar interests. They will have presentations during Week 8 to share with whānau.


Junior Syndicate Discovery

Each week the five junior classrooms (Rooms 1,2,3,7,8) combine together on a Tuesday morning from 9.20 – 10.45am outside rooms 1 and 2, to share and join in on simple play activities. The idea for this ‘play based programme’ is to allow children to communicate with each other and adults, while encouraging oral language capabilities. It is also encouraging the children to become successful learners by giving them opportunities to use the Key Competencies of the NZ Curriculum of relating to others, thinking, using language, managing self and participating and contributing, and using the strands and Principals of the ECE Curriculum (Te Whāriki) through Play based Learning.


Whānau are more than welcome to come and join us during this time to interact with our children and see learning happening through a play based approach.


Social Worker in Schools

A reminder to that we have a School Social Worker who works in our school every Wednesday and Thursday. Her name is Whaea Lucy, she can be contacted by phoning the school office. Whaea Lucy works with whānau and children who may need support or someone to talk things through.



Due to the number of games missed because of the weather the JMB Netball season will continue for another four weekends. Could all players please be at the courts by 8am this Saturday, games start at 8.30am.

The Year 3-4 team meet Whaea Anne and the Year 5-6 team meet Whaea Chrissy.

If the weather is unsuitable we will post a notice on our school Facebook page or feel free to text Whaea Chicky on 0508 Kaikohe after 7.30am



There will be Junior Hockey this weekend, this weekend Whaea Rehutai’s team will meet Whaea Lydia at Lindvart Park. Kaikohe East School Green (development) to be at Lindvart Park at 10.30am and Kaikohe East School Yellow to meet at 11.30am to get dressed and warm up please.


Mid-Year Reports

Mid-Year Reports came home last term. If whānau have any queries re their child’s report please do not hesitate to come and see your child’s teacher.

If your child did not get a report please come and see his/her teacher.


Attendance of your child

If whānau wish to check on their child’s attendance at any time please come and see your child’s teacher. Teachers can print a graph and other information to show individual attendance for Term 1 or 2.


School Uniforms - compulsory

Next year we are making the wearing of school uniforms compulsory for all children. We are currently trying to source a new, slightly cheaper option from The Warehouse but we do have uniforms in stock now that can be purchased at the office or time payments can be set up on line. Come and see us at the office for any queries please.


Fruit Deliveries

Classes will start receiving fruit daily next week when our first fruit delivery for Term 3 happens.


Hush Dance Studio Workshop

Don Edmonds,
27 Jul 2016, 19:01