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Newsletter 201705 - 1 March 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children and their whanau to our school: Lewis Tohu, Amaliah and Ziggy Vaka, Breezie Waa, Maree, Zechairah, Wilson, Teremoe and Kryslah Tahere.


Whaea Kelli will be taking a mixed Year 5 and 6 team to a Ki-o-Rahi tournament at Lindvart Park this Friday, 3rd March. We wish them luck!

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.

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 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 (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.

Hockey Update

We are looking for whanau who are interested in coaching Saturday Hockey for next term. If you are keen, please let the office know or see Whaea Kelli.

Your child may express interest in playing Saturday Hockey so they will come home with a registration form to be returned as soon as possible please.

Whaea Claire Edmonds has offered to coach a Year 5 and 6 team so far.

Also, there is a Hockey Fun Festival Day held at the Top Energy Kaikohe Hockey Turf on Wednesday 22nd March. We are hoping to take 1 x Y3-4 team and 1 x Y5 and 6 team. Permission slips for this will be out today.

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 “Learn to Swim” Kaikohe East School pool, 4.00-5.00pm or contact Anne Stillwell 0274451775 for any queries.

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.

Whanau Fun Fest

Nga Kakano Puawai o Kaikohekohe present the 2017 Free Whanau Fun Fest this Saturday, Kaikohe Memorial Park from 9.30am – 2.30pm.  Come and enjoy lots of games, activities, entertainment and rides.

All welcome!!

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.

Rheumatic Fever Team

Kia ora koutou

Our sore throats program in schools is back in action for 2017.  If your child/ren has a sore throat please encourage them to come visit our rheumatic fever team at school every,Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Please ensure your child/ren is registered for the program by filling out the consent form issued to your child/ren and returning it back to school.

This is a free service to help the prevention of Rheumatic fever.  For more information or any queries please don’t hesitate to contact our Rheumatic fever team at Te Hau Ora O Ngapuhi.

(09) 405 2647

(021) 245 2960

113 Broadway, Kaikohe

Don Edmonds,
3 Mar 2017, 13:43