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Newsletter 201726 - 23 August 2017


A special welcome to Matua Don Edmonds who is relieving in our school office while Mrs Woodman is on maternity leave.


Our condolences to those who have lost loved ones over the past week. Special thoughts to our relief office administrator Matua Alb Baker who’s mum sadly passed away over the weekend.  Our thoughts and prayers are also with Tautoro School who are mourning the loss of their office administrator Whaea Dawnette.

From the School Council

At our meeting last week the school councillors talked about how dangerous it can be on the grass island by the bus bay.  Sometimes cars park there and it is hard to see children crossing particularly when buses are coming and going.

Next week the Senior councillors will be meeting with a sign writer who will help them design signs that will be put on the island to remind cars not to park there.

Our School Cross Country

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day last Thursday at Lindvart Park.  It was great to see so many whanau members come along to support our tamariki running.  Special congratulations to the children who participated and who may not have been placed but ran and finished the course.

Today the tamariki who came 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their age group will be representing us at Ohaeawai School.

Transition - Year 6 to Year 7

On Thursday 7th September all Year 6’s will go to Kaikohe Intermediate School for Term 3’s transition day.  

The focus on this day for the children will be on spending some time in the school marae, learning about tikanga and the schools vision. Whanau are welcome to go along too!

Hockey – Closing Day Tournament
Hockey players need to meet Whaea Claire at the Lindvart Park pavilion by 10.30am to start at 11am this Saturday 26 August.

The end of year prize-giving will be at the Lindvart Park Pavilion at 10:00am on Saturday 9 September. Details next week.

The Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse is a Kaikohe Rotary fun family event on the Rail Trail on Sunday 1 October. Walk or run 9km, 14km or 21km. Free buses from Kaikohe to the start. The finish is at the Kaikohe Pioneer Village live day where there will be lots of fun activities and lots of prizes. Go to www.kaikoherotary.org/t for details and registrations. Contact Don on 0-27-2568290 if you want to know more.


If there are any whanau members or local community members who would like to come along to our classes on a regular basis we would welcome you to help with things such as: reading to children, listening to children read, playing board games with children, helping children with various activities.  

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 5 and 6 September (Note change of date). Whanau who do not want their child/children involved in this project please contact the school.

Daffodil Day

The annual Daffodil Day Breakfast is at The Hubb, Northland College, from 6:30am to 9:am on Friday 25 August. $15.00 each.

The Daffodil Day Quiz is at the RSA on Saturday 26 August starting at 6:30pm. Register your team of six with Amy on 0211350886. Registration is $10.

Don Edmonds,
22 Aug 2017, 21:07