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Newsletter 201628 - 7 September 2016


This week we welcome the following new student and their whanau: Emily-Jane Taylor-Kapea.


Bus Bay

A friendly reminder to all whanau and friends that the School Bus Bay is for BUSES ONLY, do not park there before and after school.



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

Buses will be running from 12pm on this day.

If you have any queries at all about this day do not hesitate to call us on 0508 Kaikohe, or 09 4011532.or text 021411534 or come and see us at the office or see your child’s teacher.


Student Council

Over the past few weeks classes have been discussing what a Student Council is. This week any tamariki who would like to be on the Student Council will be telling their classmates why they wish to be on this group. Next week we hope to announce two tamariki per class who will form the Student Council to share ideas, support and work towards improving our school for everyone. They will meet regularly with Whaea Chicky.


Netball/Hockey Prize giving

We are having a “school prize giving” in our school hall for all netball and hockey teams/coaches on Friday 9th September starting at 12.30pm. All children to please bring a plate of kai for a shared lunch. At this prize giving we will honour and thank our coaches for the season. All season certificates will be presented to our Hockey and Netball players at school assembly this Friday, 9.10am.


Cultural Festival

We are underway with getting ready to perform at the annual Cultural Festival to be held at Northland College hall on Thursday 15th September. Entry is by Koha,

10am Karakia by Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Kauae Raro Pakeke

Himene – Tama Ngakau

Welcome by MC – Matua Beaumyn


1.    Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Kauae Raro Pakeke

2.    Umawera School Kapahaka

3.    Horeke Kapahaka

4.    Kaikohe East Junior Kapahaka

5.    Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Kauae Raro Juniors

6.    Kaikohe West Jump Jam

7.    Tautoro Kapahaka

8.    Kaikohe East Middle Syndicate Kapahaka

9.    Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Arero Kapahaka

10. Kaikohe Intermediate Hip Hop

11. Kaikohe East Senior Syndicate Kapahaka

12. Kaikohe Christian School Kapahaka

13. Kaikohe West Senior Kapahaka

14. Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Arero Hip Hop

15. Kaikohe Intermediate School

16. Northland College (remain on stage for closing hīmene)


Junior and Middle Syndicate

The Junior and Middle syndicates are holding an Olympic celebration this Thursday 8th September.

We will be spending the day competing in different sports and enjoying some delicious food from around the world. The games will begin at 9:30 so please come along and join us.


School Uniforms – compulsory

Next year we are making the wearing of school uniforms compulsory for all children.

We will notify whanau through the newsletter when our new stock is in.


Transition Day tomorrow

All Year 6 children will be attending the last planned Transition Day at Kaikohe Intermediate School on Thursday 10th November 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.


Junior Discovery Time

The juniors have been having fun this week discovering with Shaving foam. Damian says "it feels like melted marshmallow". William says "it is soapy and soft". The teachers think we look like walking marshmallows.


Photo Day

Our photo day is planned for Wednesday 21st September. It would be great for children to be in school uniform on this day for their class photo.

Whanau photos will start at 8am followed by class and individual photos starting with the younger classes first at about 9am. Please send orders with payment in a sealed envelope labelled with your child’s name and room number. Order forms are available from the school office or if you visit our Facebook page you will find the link to order and pay online.


Congratulations Paul Halliday

At last week’s Father’s Day assembly, we acknowledged all fathers. We also drew from all nominations, Sabina in Room 15’s father, Paul Halliday who was nominated for supporting Sabina so well. Paul received a special book from Duffy Books.


Don Edmonds,
7 Sept 2016, 17:10