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Newsletter 201718 - 14 June 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children their whanau to our school: Jayden Cassidy, Jonnie Young, Alexia Wharerau and Jules Mullin.


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.


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.


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.


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 Room 4.


Transition Day

Our next Kaikohe Intermediate School transition days are set for tomorrow the 15th and Thursday, 16th of June this term.


School Speech Competition

Our school speech competition was held today, congratulations to all students who participated in another successful event. These are the winners of the non-competitive section, Nikau Tango, Portia Dalton, Jorja Wilson-Hamara and Rosemary Horua.


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


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


Mainfreight Calendar Winners!

Congratulations to Mainfreight Calendar Award winners Kaiyah Kire-Kaukau and Whaiora Tarawa.


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 Matua James from 8.30am.



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. 


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,
17 Jun 2017, 16:24