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Newsletter 201704 - 22 February 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children and their whanau to our school: Taewa Johnstone and Unique Howe.

School Council 2017

This week we held our first School Council meeting with new councillors who are representing their classes for 2017.  School Councillors are:

Rooms 1 and 2: David and Te Moananui-a-Kiwa

Room 3: Elijah and Elli

Room 4: Ihapera and Owen

Room 5:  Tiarah and Huatahi

Room 6: Tiara and Romanie

Manawanui: Te Atamahina and Jayze

Room 8: Matija and Semi

Rangimarie: Viennah and Portia

Tumanako: Jayda and Te Watene

Room 14: Devontei and Indica

Room 15: Havahna and Maia

Room 16: Mohaka and Queenie

Crossing the road

All pedestrian crossings are supervised by a staff member every day for about 10-15 minutes at the beginning and at the end of the day.  Lately Mrs Maihi who supervises the crossing on Broadway has been concerned by a few children who are not crossing where they should and are putting their lives at risk.  Whanau of these children have been contacted but it is important please for all whanau to remind their tamariki about why they should use the pedestrian crossings please.

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 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.

Parenting Programme

Ngapuhi Iwi Social Services will be presenting a parenting course on Tuesday March 7th at 12 Marino Place, start time 6 – 8.30pm.  The course covers things such as having a better relationship with your tamariki and gaining skills to feel more confident about parenting.

Contact phone 09 4015548.

School Camp for 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 classes (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. Winz quotes also available from the office.

Swimming Club

Kaikohe Swimming Club Registrations and information please contact Anne Stillwell 0274451775.

Weetbix Tryathlon

Tryathlon practice is 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.

Kaikohe Junior Rugby Rally

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

Contact Cheryl Smith 0274343417 for any information

Whanau Engagement Hui

Te Runanga-A-Iwi O Ngapuhi invite you to share your aspirations and ideas to inform the development of Ngapuhi Matauranga/Education strategy.

Kaikohe, this evening, Wednesday 22nd February 2017, at Northland College 5.30pm – 7.30pm.  This a link (https://ngapuhimatauranga.typeform.com/to/cfCNZr) that you might like to try to share your ideas and aspirations.

Dental Clinic

Dental Service, Northland District Health Board, early enrolment is best for baby’s teeth – it’s free!

0800 MYTEETH (0800 69 83384)

“Healthy smiles for life”

Kaikohe Football

Kaikohe AFC is currently seeking registrations for all grades, midgets (4-8 year olds), 10th grade (8-10 year olds), 12th grade (11-12 year olds).  If you are interested please contact Sam 0220439294 Email: makavelli_united@hotmail.com or Emma 0274808803 Email: emmamaaka@hotmail.com

Don Edmonds,
21 Feb 2017, 20:14