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Newsletter 201625 - 17 August 2016


This week we welcome the following new students and their whanau: Manawa Hape-Powell and Ma’ine Kaiaruna.


Sausage Sizzle thanks

Thanks to everyone who bought a sausage sizzle last week, we are pleased to be sending a koha of $300 to Tautoro School to help with their Swimming Pool fundraising.



School will be closing early on Wednesday 7th September at 12.30pm.  All teachers, principals and support staff are required to attend a Union meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform teachers, principals and support staff of the key proposals in the Funding Review for education.


School Cross Country

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

Seniors – Rooms 14,15,16,17: 9, 10, 11 year olds will run between 9:30-11 am

Middles – Rooms 4,5,6,9: 7, 8 year olds will run from 11:30-12:30

Juniors – Rooms 1,2,3,7,8: 5, 6 year olds will run from 2-3pm.

Ohaeawai Cross Country: Thursday 25th August

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

Please note that if your child is 7 years old and in a Junior Syndicate class they will run with the Middle Syndicate.  If your child is 9 years old and in the Middle Syndicate they will run with the Senior Syndicate.


Bus Bay

Friendly reminder to all whanau and friends that the School Bus Bay is for BUSES ONLY. Do not park there before and after school.




Congratulations to last week’s players of the day Te Awhina Nathan, Tamara Matthews and Karismia Andrews-Davies.

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 HOCKEY training after school today for Kaikohe East School Yellow. 

This Saturday is the Closing Day Tournament. Can BOTH teams please be at the turf at 11am to meet Whaea Lydia and Whaea Rehutai to get dressed and warm up please.

Hockey Prize-giving will be next Saturday, 27th August, 2pm Lindvart Park Pavilion, all students are asked to please bring a plate.Kapahaka

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

Juniors: 11:30-12pm

Middles: 12-12:30pm

Seniors: 12:30-1pm

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.


Bay of Islands Hockey Reps

Girls Year 5 & 6

Ellek Edmonds

Esther Edmonds

Huia Clarke

Awatea Woodman

Boys Year 5 & 6

Ngatohu Padlie

They are playing on the 21 August 2016 at Lindvart Park Kaikohe, against the Whangarei and the Kaipara representative teams! Come down and support them if you are free.


Social Worker in Schools

A reminder to whanau 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 whanau and children who may need support or someone to talk things through.



We are noticing a number of children who have kutus.  We ask whanau to check and clean your children’s hair regularly.  If you require a comb and kutu solution please come in and see us at the office.


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, but we only have limited uniform sizes in stock now that can be purchased at the office or time payments can be set up on line. We will notify whanau through the newsletter when our new stock is in.


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.  Whanau 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 whanau should you wish to.


Stand Camp

Some of our students who are currently at “Stand Camp”.


Don Edmonds,
17 Aug 2016, 17:16