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Newsletter 201717 - 7 June 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children their whanau to our school: Kingi Maxwell Hemana.

Five Year Olds

We have had lots of new 5 year olds starting school recently and are starting to think about starting up a new class that will begin soon.  Whaea Barbara who has lots of experience teaching at this level will move from Room 4 to teach this new class.  Therefore it is likely that a new teacher will begin in Room 4.  More details later.

Whanau Hui

Teachers are writing mid-term reports now.  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 was sent home last week 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.  There are spare forms available at the school office.

Term 3-4 – looking ahead

Whaea Angela will continue teaching in Room 8 until the end of the year, Miss Snow will return to school next year.

There will be a new class for brand new 5 year olds open in Term 3.

Whaea Barbara will teach in this class.

A newly appointed teacher will teach in Rooms 3 and 4.

Transition Day

Our next Kaikohe Intermediate School transition days are set for the 15th and 16th of June this term, a letter will be sent home for students involved closer to these dates.

School Speech Competition

Our school speech competition will be held on Wednesday the 14th June, all whanau are welcome to come along from 9.45am.  Speeches will be held in the school hall, there will be non-competitive speeches first (generally 2 children from each classroom) followed by competitive speeches which will include 2 children from each Senior class.  Judges will decide from the Competitive speeches the two children that will represent us at the annual Rotary Speech competition being held at the Kaikohe RSA on Wednesday 21st June start time 6pm.   Teachers will do their best to let whanau of the children delivering their speech at school know in advance so that they can come along to support.

Please note that due to the Aroha Island trip Rooms 1, 2 and 7 will not be participating on this day, any children ready to say their speech from these classrooms will do so at School Assembly this Friday at 9.10am.


A reminder that bus drivers have asked that no food is to be eaten on their buses please.

Upcoming Junior Trip

On the 13th and 14th of June the Junior classes will be taking a trip to Aroha Island.   Two classes, Rooms 3 and 8 will be attending on the Tuesday and the other classes, Rooms 1,2 and Manawanui will be going on the Wednesday. The trip ties into our Inquiry topic for the term Kaitiakitanga.  The children involved have brought home a notice about the trip.  Please return permission slips as soon as possible.

Dental Clinic

The Dental Clinic on our school site will be closed until the 12th June.

If whanau require assistance during this time they will need to ring 0800MYTEETH.

Public Health Nurse

Bev Johnston and Claire Forrest are the Public Health Nurses working with Kaikohe East School.  One of us will visit the school weekly, this is generally on a Thursday.  We are available to support with health related issues, these include:-

Skin infection, assess and treatment, opportunistic throat swabs, referral to other health Professionals, hearing and vision follow up.  Please feel free to contact us or leave a message with school if you would like us to see your child.

0800 100 643 or 012 517 158

Matariki Celebration

On Friday 23rd June all classes will be involved in a Matariki Celebration.  Each Syndicate will have planned activities that the children will rotate around classes completing different activities.  A group of children will be preparing a small hangi for every child in the school with Miss Mason in Room 12 and a small group of children will be helping put the hangi down with Matua JT, the hangi will be ready at 1pm.  We are also combining “Wig Day” with this and asking for children to bring a gold coin donation to school on this day, they will get a hangi and all coins collected will be given to the Child Cancer fundraising group.

Protect your Babies on time for Free

Childhood immunisation is one of the best ways to protect against vaccine preventable disease. This free clinic provides:

• Scheduled immunisations for all children

• Whooping cough and influenza immunisation for pregnant women.

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, 113 Broadway Street, Kaikohe Tuesday 10am – 12pm No need to make an appointment, just pop into the friendly clinic and specialist staff will look after you and your baby.

Don Edmonds,
9 Jun 2017, 15:36