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Newsletter 201623 - 3 August 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whanau: Crystal Gibbons-Wiremu, Kobe Kopa, Ngahuia, Monshay and Soriah Poa, Rewi Hohepa-Penney and Livera Yukich-Apiata.


Welcome to New Staff

This term we welcome Lainie Nathan and Mokoia Howard who are new Support Staff who will be working with special rights children.


Principal’s Award

At last Friday’s school assembly the Principal’s award was given to Tiarne Wilcox from Room 6 for being such an awesome student who is working hard in Room 6.


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.

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.



If we have any whānau interested in helping with teaching Kapa Haka we have practices on Fridays.

Juniors: 11:30-12:00

Middles: 12-12:30

Seniors: 12:30-1:00

We especially need male tutors to help with our boys and their Haka. We are not expecting professionals, just some keen whanau.

If you have time to volunteer and make poi for our groups we would love the extra help.


School Cross Country

Ours school cross country is planned for Thursday the 18th August. 

Seniors: 9, 10, 11 year olds will run between 9:30-11 am

Middles: 7, 8 year olds will run from 11:30-12:30

Juniors: 5, 6 year olds will run from 2-3pm.

Ohaeawai Cross Country: Thursday 25th August

We send 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from each age group to Ohaeawai to compete.



Congratulations to last week’s players of the day!

Puti Witehira and Caroline Tahere

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 is NO HOCKEY training after school today.  These will return at a later date, yet to be confirmed.

There is hockey this Saturday. 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.


Social Worker in Schools

A reminder to whānau 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. 


Transition Day

All Year 6 children will be attending the next planned Transition Day at Kaikohe Intermediate School on 1st September from approximately 9-2.30pm. Whānau are welcome to attend with their tamariki to see what the school has to offer for next year.  The children will be involved in various classroom activities on this day that will give them some idea of what Year 7 will be like for them at Kaikohe Intermediate. The Principal Freda Mokaraka will also be available to speak with whānau should you wish to.


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.


Sustainable Development Course

Coming home with today’s newsletter is a flyer titled Certificate in Sustainable Development (Level 3) Please take the time to read the flyer and if you are interested in completing the course feel free to contact Bernadine Kiro on 0800 162 100.


Small Town, Big Dreams

Hush Dance Studio presents “Small Town, Big Dreams” Saturday 6th August from 6pm to 7.30pm $5 entry or $10 family.  Any queries please contact Bo-Deene on 0223658722.

Don Edmonds,
3 Aug 2016, 22:46