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Newsletter 201703 - 15 February 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children and their whanau to our school: Mahuika and Leroy Hick, Malachi Reihana-Tohu, Waiora Astle-Martin and Te Arepa and Natasha Repia.

We welcome to our school for 6 weeks Teacher Trainee Whaea Alison Davis who is helping teach in Room 5.

We also welcome back to our school Matua Alb Baker who is preparing our school lunches and working in the school office daily from 1-2pm.

Farewell and thanks

This term, we farewell and thank Matua Boss who has resigned from his caretaker position.  We welcome Matua Jonathon who is currently relief caretaker.

Condolences to the Locker Whanau

Yesterday Whaea Cathie Locker who taught at our school sadly passed away.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her whanau at this sad time.  Cathie will be remembered fondly by us all. She was a very kind, caring and positive person, we will miss her.

Variety Club applications for Uniform funding

Whaea Lucy our School Social Worker is happy for whanau wishing to make application for uniform funding to contact her.  You can either call into school on days that Whaea Lucy is here – Wednesday and Thursday or phone her on 027 555 1957.

Whanau Hui

All whanau are invited to come along to school on Tuesday 14th March to meet with their child’s class teacher.  Whanau can choose which time they would like to attend a session from the following times: The first session will be at 3.30pm, the second at 4pm, the third at 4.30pm and the final session at 5pm.

Whaea Kelli will also be available to talk with whanau who have children in her Maths Boost class.

Please come along to hear about what is happening in your child’s class, discuss ideas with the teacher about helping your child at home and take a look at the work to date your child has completed.

If you have any queries please contact us.  All whanau who attend will go into a draw to win one new school polo shirt and school jacket.

School Camp - Term 1

We are currently planning for all classes to go to Ngawha Marae on 7th, 8th and 9th of March.  Seniors (Rooms 14, 15, 16, 17) will stay from Tuesday till Thursday, Juniors (Rooms 1,2,3,7 and 8) will go for a day visit on Wednesday and Middle Syndicate classes4,5,6 and 9) (Rooms 4,5,6 and 9) will stay Thursday night and return to school on Friday.

If there are whanau able and willing to attend the camp please see your child’s class teacher.

Uniform 2017 – Wednesday Wash Day

There is opportunity for whanau to start payments for school polos and or jackets for this year.  Call the office or come and see us about how to set up automatic payments.

All children must be in uniform this year with a free day on a Wednesday if whanau wanted to wash uniforms.

Swimming Club

Kaikohe Swimming Club Registration day Learn to Swim, Development and Social Swimmers is Thursday 16th & Tuesday 21st February @ Northland College Pools, 4.00-5.00pm or contact Anne Stillwell 0274451775.

Keeping safe

Each term all classes will be involved in a practise for fire evacuation and lock down.

Weetbix Tryathlon

Tryathlon practice will now be every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. For those children who are using their own bikes on the day of the Tryathlon, could they please remember to bring it on these days or we could lock them safely in the school bike shed so they are readily available for practice. Also for those who have their own beach shoes can they also be left at school. To avoid chafing girls could wear bike shorts over their togs.

Hush Dance Studio

Term One Timetable 2017, 15th February – 12th April 2017.

Every Wednesday:

4-4.30pm “First Steps”

5-6pm “Junior Class”

6-7p, “Intermediate Class”

These classes are $10 per class.


5-6pm “Community Class” – Open ages, bring a can of food.

If you have any queries please email the studio at hushdancestudio@gmail.com

Kaikohe Junior Rugby Rally

Wednesday 22nd February at the Club at the end of Penny Crescent.  All teams - U7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16-17, Time – 4-6pm

Contact Cheryl Smith 0274343417 for any information

Kaikohe O.S.C.A.R

Kaikohe O.S.C.A.R (Out of School Care) provides care before and after school for children aged 5-13.

Before school caters from 7.30am and after school hours 3pm-5.30pm.

They also provide Holiday Programme’s, if you have any inquiries please contact Gail Erueti O.S.C.A.R Co-ordinator on 027 258 2244, 09 405 3996 or email heartofthenorth@hotmail.com

Don Edmonds,
14 Feb 2017, 17:12