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Newsletter 201712 - 3 May 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children their whanau to our school: Mapa Pomale, Kelly Howard, Te Piringa Para, Haki and Christina Brown, Jahkani Hamilton, Jourdyn Puru, Keanu Johnstone and J Smith!

A special welcome to Whaea Shiralee Beazley who will be teaching in Room 9 for this term for Whaea Waiora who is on maternity leave and to Matua Jonathon Tau who has been appointed as our new Caretaker.


The next holiday break will be at the end of Term 2, the last day of school will be Friday 7th July and will re-open for Term 3 on Monday 24th July.

Is your child turning 5 soon?

If you have a child at home almost ready to start school please come and see us to start the enrolment process. If you have your child's before school check? Plunket book? Birth certificate? Bring them with you otherwise bring them to us later. It is important for your child to have a few visits to school before they turn 5 and we are happy to help make this happen. For Term 2 Whaea Tina in Room 1 will be receiving all newly enrolled children. If you have any queries at all don’t hesitate to contact us or call in to the office or into Room 1.

Whanau Hui

During Term 2 teachers will be preparing midterm reports for all children. There will be an opportunity for whanau to come in and meet with teachers on Tuesday 27th June to discuss their child’s progress and report. School will close at 1pm on this day however buses will run as normal. Bus children and any other children with no alternative supervision at home will stay and be supervised at school until 3pm on this day. A letter will come home soon asking whanau to select a time to come in and to let us know what is happening on this day for your child at 1pm.

A Free Course for Whanau

The Solomon Group are offering a free course for whanau called Intergenerational Education. The course will not only help you meet your WINZ commitments but allow you to gain skills to succeed. For further information please phone 0800 747687 or call into the school office for a leaflet with full information.

Term 2 Topic

Beginning this term all classes will be learning about Kaitiakitanga. This work may involve such things as caring for our environment, caring for our school property, respecting each other and a range of other related ideas.

Children with challenging and severe behaviour – TV One News

Due to the severe weather on the last day of Term 2 this interview with TV One did not occur. It may happen this term.

Alb’s Kai Cart Menu

Here is Term 2’s lunch menu;

Moosie/Juicie $1

Toastie $2

(cheese, baked beans, spaghetti)

Ice-cream Sundae $2

Hotdog $2

Orders are taken in the hall by Whaea Crystal from 8.30am.

Tanga Cards

A reminder to all whanau and their tamariki that at the end of each term the child in every classroom who has collected the most Tanga Cards gets to discuss then choose a trip or activity to do. At the end of Term 1 these Term 1 Tanga Card Winners choose to visit Miss Mason in Room 12 and make super duper banana splits!


Please be vigilant in checking your children’s hair on a regular basis for kutus. We still provide kutu combs and solution thanks to Kids Can.

Kaikohe East School Board

The Kaikohe East School Board will meet at the school at 1:30pm on Thursday 1st June, 2017.

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

SWIS – Whaea Lucy

A reminder that every Wednesday and Thursday we have our School Social Worker here at our school. Whaea Lucy is available to talk with tamariki and or their whanau who may need support.

Children’s Readers

Could whanau please check their homes and if they find any school readers please send them back to school. For every book returned your child will receive a “tanga” card.

Farm Visit Term One

At the end of Term 1 Rangimarie and Manawanui visited a local dairy farm in Ohaeawai. we would like to thank all the parents who helped out and mihi nunui to Suzanne & Terence Brocx, Wiremu & Robin Hoori, Fonterra, the tanker driver and the farm workers. It was a well run and organised day. The tamariki, parents, teacher aides and teachers thoroughly enjoyed all the activities throughout the day.