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Newsletter 201727 - 30 August 2017


A special welcome to new student Moroni Astle-Martin.

Cross Country

We had a fun filled day at the Ohaeawai Cross Country last Wednesday.  A big thanks to Whaea Lydia for the organisation, the staff who helped on the day  and the parents who came along to cheer on their tamariki. Many of our runners were placed in the top 20 which is an amazing achievement. Tamariki who placed in the top ten for their age group; Keziah 1st, Toni 5th, Maree 4th, John 5th, Semi 6th, Nikau 5th, David 7th, Dylan 9th. Congratulations to all our 48 runners who represented Kaikohe East with perseverance and stamina.

Cultural Festival

We are excited to once again be a part of this year’s Cultural Festival which is to be held at Kaikohe Intermediate School hall.  All school groups involved will go to the Intermediate School on Tuesday 19th September for a dress rehearsal and then for the performance day when all whanau are invited to attend on Thursday 21st September, start time 10am.  Entry by koha.  A detailed programme will be advertised soon in the newsletter.

Kaikohe Intermediate Open Day

Kaikohe Intermediate School extends a warm welcome to all Year 6 Parents, Caregivers and Whanau to the next Transition Day and Open Day. Come and see what our kura can offer your child in 2018/2019. Thursday 7 September 2017 – Starting at 9.30am.

All Kaikohe East Year 6 students are taking part in this day. The focus will be on spending some time in the school marae, learning about tikanga and the school’s vision. Whanau are welcome to go along too!

Big Boys - Heritage Toys

For an exciting fun day with lots of working machinery take your father to the Kaikohe Pioneer Village Fathers’ Day on Sunday 3 September.

Life Education Caravan

We are looking forward to the Life Education caravan arriving at our school from Monday 4th September and until Monday 11th.  Each class will go to the caravan with their teacher twice and will meet Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education teacher Terri Gravatt.

The main focus of the visits are related to our term theme “Hauora”.


The 2017 End of Year Prize Giving is at 10:00am on Saturday 9 September 2017 in the upstairs lounge in the Lindvart Park Pavilion

This year we will be doing a shared lunch after prize giving, can every family bring a plate please (drinks will be supplied)

On the day we ask that players leave the seating for Adults and - teams assemble themselves together on the floor in front of the chairs.

The Okaihau Kaikohe Traverse is a Kaikohe Rotary fun family event on the Rail Trail on 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/t for details and registrations. Contact Don on 0-27-2568290 if you want to know more.

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. Whanau who do not want their child/children involved in this project please contact the school.