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Newsletter 201721 - 5 July 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children their whanau to our school: Teina Wikaira-Mokaraka, Paige Wihongi-Cross, Dawn Wilson and Delwyn Delamare.

School Holidays

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

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.

Whanau Survey’s

Please be sure to return your whanau survey, we are drawing out winners after Karakia this Friday. There will be 4 draws – one for a school polo shirt, and three draws for a school lunch shout next term.

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.
  • Whaea Liz Atkinson will teach in Room 4 until the end of the year.
  • Whaea Ceri and Whaea Kelli will teach in Room 9/Rangimarie.
Coats for Kids

Today we were excited to have dropped off to the school lots of lovely, warm coats to give away to some of our children so if your child comes home today with a “new coat” we have given it to him or her. Special thanks to Tania Edwards from NISS for thinking of us and to Coats for Kids for their kind donation.

Duvet inners/covers

Today Tania also dropped off to us some duvet inners and covers that are free to any whanau who would like to come in to get a couple.

Te Arahura – Community of Learning

(COL – Kahui Ako)

Three teachers from within the Te Arahura Schools have recently been appointed to support Whaea Chicky to support schools to improve learning outcomes for all schools. The Teachers appointed are: Whaea Stevie Woodman (Kaikohe East) Whaea Moana Timoko (Te Kura Kaupapa Maori) and Whaea Yanje Klaricich. This week these three teachers and Whaea Chicky started visits around the Te Arahura Schools, visits to all schools will be completed early next term. Visits enabled us to establish relationships and an insight into what is happening in our schools. A report will be presented to the Te Arahura School Principals next term.

Kaikohe East School Board of Trustees

The Kaikohe East School Board met today, 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.

Hockey & Netball

There is no hockey or netball this weekend, have a lovely relaxing holiday.

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.

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.

Don Edmonds,
5 Jul 2017, 18:16