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Newsletter 201629 - 14 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.


No Lunch Orders on Friday

This Friday, 16th September, there will be no School Lunch Orders, please ensure your child/children have enough lunch on this day.


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.


Cultural Festival Thursday 15th September

Yesterday our three Kapahaka groups who are representing us at the Annual Cultural Festival went to the dress rehearsal at Northland College.  Tomorrow we look forward to each group’s final performance.  All children involved should have brought a letter home by now.


We would love to see as many whanau as possible come to support our groups who are performing at the following approximate times:


Junior Syndicate – 10.30am

Middle Syndicate – 10.50am

Senior Syndicate – 11.45am


Start time: 10am

Venue: Northland College Hall

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.         Kaikohe East Junior Kapahaka

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

5.         Kaikohe West Jump Jam

6.         Tautoro Kapahaka

7.         Kaikohe East Middle Syndicate Kapahaka

8.         Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Kaikohe – Aero Kapahaka

9.         Kaikohe Intermediate Hip Hop

10.     Kaikohe East Senior Syndicate Kapahaka

11.     Kaikohe Christian School Kapahaka                                    

12.     Kaikohe West Senior Kapahaka

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

14.     Kaikohe Intermediate School

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


Kaikohe East School Board

The Kaikohe East School Board meets at the school at 3:15pm on Wednesday 21 September.

Go to the school website www.kaikeast.school.nz for the agenda and associated reports.


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.


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.


Transition Day

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.


Earlybird registrations are still open for this family fun event on Sunday 25 September. 9km, 14km or 21km run or walk finishing at the Pioneer Village live day. Lots of prizes. Go to www.kaikoherotary.org/t to find out more and to register.


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.

Don Edmonds,
14 Sept 2016, 16:29