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Newsletter 201720 - 28 June 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children their whanau to our school: Cumorah Astle-Martin and Risezell Rakete.

Farewell and thanks

This term we say farewell and thanks to Whaea Shiralee who has been teaching in Rangimarie this term. Next term we are pleased to have Whaea Ceri teaching Literacy from 9-11 in Rangimarie and Whaea Kelli teaching Numeracy and other curriculum areas from 11.30-3pm.

Whaea Shiralee will continue to do relieving for us at our school.

School Holidays

A reminder to whanau, that the school holidays are approaching. The last day of school is Friday 7th July. Term 3 commences on Monday 24th July.

Whanau Hui thanks

To all the whanau who came along to school yesterday to discuss their child’s / children’s progress thank you so much!

To the whanau unable to attend, if you still wish to, please contact your child’s teacher to make another time before the end of the term.

All reports not given out at Whanau Hui yesterday will be sent home today in an envelope and will include a survey we would like completed and returned by the end of the week.

Please note that while we have tried really hard to ensure reports are correct and clear if there are any problems please let us know so that we can fix any errors or explain any concerns.

All the names of children who had whanau attend Whanau hui will go into a draw to win prizes. Winners, to be announced at Karakia on Friday morning.


Special congratulations to our representatives at last week’s Rotary Speech finals: Ellek Edmonds was placed 2nd overall in the Year 5 and 6 division and Indica Wharerau and Eve King both highly commended.

A special mention also to our whanau that came along to support our girls, thank you all!

Matariki HANGI – this Friday

This Friday 30th June all children will get a hangi. Due to extremely bad weather last week we had Matariki Celebrations but had to hold the hangi over until this Friday.

The junior school rooms 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 are having their matariki celebration this Friday after morning tea. Whanau are more than welcome to come and join us for the activities.

Stolen Bike update

Many thanks to the whanau who found and returned one of our stolen bikes. The police are following up on other information we were able to provide them.

Term 3 – 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 new 5 year olds open in Term 3 in Room 10.

Whaea Barbara will teach in this class with Whaea Emily and the children already attending the playgroup in Room 10. Whaea Emily and the playgroup 4 year olds will leave at 11.30am each day.

A newly appointed teacher will teach in Room 4.

Whaea Ceri and Whaea Kelli will teach in Room 9/Rangimarie.

Fire Brigade Sports tomorrow – Thursday 29th June

All Senior Syndicate (Rooms 14,15,16,17) children will be involved in this annual sporting event. They will play one of the following codes: rippa rugby at Kaikohe Rugby, Netball at Lindvart Park, Hockey at Lindvart Park or Soccer at Lindvart Park. Games start at about 9.45am and all teams will return to school by 2pm. It is preferable that children playing take a packed lunch, water, wear suitable footwear and a warm jacket. Please come along and support our school teams and if you are available to help manage a team come and see your child’s teacher or ring the school office. If the weather is unsuitable on Thursday the games will be postponed until Tuesday 4th July. Feel free to ring the school office on Friday from 8am if the weather looks dodgy, visit our school facebook page or phone Whaea Chicky on 0508 5245643.

Te Arahura – Community of Learning

(COL – Kahui Ako)

Next Monday Whaea Chicky will as part of her COL mahi start visiting all the schools within the Te Arahura COL. She is looking forward to visiting with the three newly appointed Across COL Teachers to see what great things are happening in our local schools and sharing this at the next COL Meeting next term.

Kaikohe East School Board of Trustees

The Kaikohe East School Board meets at the school at 1:30pm on Wednesday 5th July. Go to the school website www.kaikeast.school.nz

for the agenda and associated reports.

Rheumatic Fever

There has been an increase in the number of new Rheumatic Fever cases diagnosed in Northland this year. We encourage a throat swab if your child complains of a sore throat. This can be done at School or at the doctors.

A positive throat swab means that your child has the Strep A bug. Once they have taken the 10 day antibiotic course this will clear and prevent it invading the body further and developing Rheumatic Fever.

Don Edmonds,
29 Jun 2017, 14:04