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Newsletter 201724 - 10 August 2017


This week we would like to welcome the following children and their whanau to our school: Wakaroa Smith, Aryana Hapeta, Korau Tua and Hone Chambers.

Breakfast Club – Congratulations Whaea Ani and Whaea Lois

Each year Fonterra calls for nominations for Unsung Hero Awards. This year we are very excited to announce Lois Maunsell and Ani Milner as the winners of the 2017 Kickstart Breakfast Club Award 2017. This recognises the valuable contribution they make to our Breakfast club. They dedicate their time each morning to ensure our tamariki are fed and ready for the school day with full pukus and we are so grateful for all they do at our school.

Children in the Staff Carpark

All children have been reminded that they are not to walk through the carpark. If they are going to Room 10 they are to enter the school at Mangakahia Road pedestrian crossing gate or at the gate by the bus bay. To get to Room 10 children have been told to use the gate by Room 12 and then by the lemon tree. Whanau are reminded that if you are dropping children off to do so in the morning by the bus bay not the staff car park please.

School Cross Country

Our school cross country will be held on Thursday 17th August, at Lindvart Park. We encourage all tamariki to participate and have a go. We will be sending the 5 and 6 year olds off at 9.30 am. The 7 and 8 year olds will be after them at approximately 10.15 am. The 9, 10 and 11 year olds will start at 11.30 am. All runners will have a sausage and ice block after their run. A change of clothes may be helpful as it could be muddy. Come along and support our amazing tamariki on the day! Hope to see you there.

Special thanks to Matua James and Whaea Lainie for their super efforts this season with our teams.

Congratulations to the year 3 and 4 Netball Team on a very successful season this year. A BIG THANKS to all the whanau that came every Saturday rain or shine to support our Future Ferns, Matua James.

Thank you to all the girls that participated this year representing Kaikohe East Ballerz. You all played awesome girls. Keep up the hard mahi and get ready for 2018. Kia ora to the parents/caregivers who supported their tamariki, Whaea Lainie.


All students will need to meet Whaea Claire at Lindvart Park pavilion by 11.45am to get ready.


This year we are introducing a new reward system to replace our pink Caught Being Good Cards. We now have ‘TANGA’ cards that reflect the culture and values of our school. Children can earn these and they are then posted into a barrel to be drawn at assembly every fortnight. There are prizes for each name drawn out and end of term prizes for the most cards in a class. Each child has also been given a scrapbook to keep all their Tanga cards in so they can share their achievements with whanau and friends.

There are four different colour cards and they are:

Manaakitanga (for supporting and showing kindness to others)

Rangatiratanga (for showing leadership and decision making skills)

Kotahitanga (for working for the good of our class and school)

Whanaungatanga (for sharing and working with others)

It would be great if whanau could talk to children about ‘TANGA” cards too and help them to remember what they are all about ☺

From the School Council

At our meeting last term the school councillors looked at providing a cheaper jacket option following responses from Whanau. They looked at many options, we washed and dried samples and have decided to go with what we thing is the best option.

These hoodies are available now. They are $30 each and will come in a variety of sizes. Call into the office. Remember we do not have eftpos.

The manufacturers have said that they do not recommend them being dried in a dryer.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a temporary protective coating that is painted on your child’s teeth. It is quick and easy to apply and does not have a bad taste.

Currently, fluoride varnish is applied every year by our dental team as part of our normal treatment to prevent decay. Our school is part of a pilot project in which we are applying fluoride varnish every six months as recommended by Ministry of Health. Eligible children in years 1-3 will receive the fluoride varnish on 23 and 24 August.

Don Edmonds,
10 Aug 2017, 18:27