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Newsletter 201736 - 15 November 2017


This week we welcome new student Nivayah Keogh.

Bay of Islands Show

HUGE congratulations for the outstanding effort our kura made for the Bay of Islands Show at Waimate North! We heard lots of great comments for the effort we made and the high standard of work submitted. We’re very proud of everyone! Many children were awarded prizes and certificates for their mahi.

Poutama Parents Hui

Whaea Lydia will be hosting a parent evening this Thursday 16 November at 5.30pm. This will be for those whanau who are interested in hearing our kaupapa for the 2018 boys’ class. We have contacted those whanau whose tamariki have been selected, however we encourage anyone to come along for a listen. Any questions please feel free to contact Whaea Chicky, Whaea Lydia or Whaea Kelli.

Whakapakari Challenge

Tomorrow Thursday 16 November we will be taking our year 5 and 6 Netball and Rugby Teams to Ohaeawai to participate in the 2017 Whakapakari Shield Challenge. We are leaving school at 11.30am and playing at 1pm. Newsletters and permission slips have been sent out to those selected.  Please check with your tamariki and return your slip if you haven’t done so already.

Up to date Contact Details

Today we are sending home a leaflet to whanau to update contact details. Please fill it in and return it to the school.

Middle Syndicate Trip

Rooms 4, 5, 6 and Rangimarie climbed to the top of Te Ahuahu yesterday. Haere mai tetahi ahua!

Duffy Books in Homes

$5 Parent Offer

Scholastic is proud to support and sponsor Duffy schools and are delighted to offer you these fantastic books at such a great price to your families and to encourage Summer Reading.

Order Forms were sent home last week.

Anyone wishing to order any books please have orders in to the office by this Friday 17 November.

Kaikohe Intermediate School 2018

Recently Year 6 students took home a Kaikohe Intermediate School Enrolment Pack. If the form is completed and returned to the intermediate school (or completed online) by 24 November you will go into the draw to win a $100 gift card from the Warehouse or Countdown.


We still have vouchers here from Onesight for free eye checks and possibly free glasses. Those that have yet to be collected will be sent home with the children this week.

Kaikohekohe Games

On Thursday and Friday 9-10 November some seniors  were involved in the Kaikohekohe Games which were held at Lindvart Park. Our school came runners up overall and Eve King was named “The Most Outstanding Female 2017”.

Enrolments for Next Year

We are starting to organise classes for next year. If you have a child that is turning five over the christmas break and will be attending our Kura next year please could you try to come in and enrol them before the end of the school year. Then we will have them placed in a class ready to start in February.

Emergency Services Visit

Last week we had a visit from the emergency services.  The tamariki enjoyed learning how to bandage broken bones, get down get low get out fast and what the different flashing lights meant.  A big mihi to Wayne Martin from the Fire emergency services for help in organizing the day and to our local police and Ambulance who also came on the day.

Kelston Intermediate visiting next week

Next week we have ex Principal from Kaikohe Intermediate School Mr Phil Gordon and about 15 of his Year 8 leaders from his new school at Kelston Intermediate staying in our school hall.  They will be involved in various activities around the area from about 8.30 daily and return to the school hall most afternoons for dinner.  All our usual school activities that happen in the hall will continue around their bedding etc.

Te Arahura Kahui Ako update

All schools got together recently at Northland College to become more familiar with what the Kahui Ako is about. Principals met last week to discuss our next steps which are around finding out about how schools carry out assessments, start to involve the within and across school teachers in the process of sharing information in their schools, planning professional development and collaborative communication so that we can learn from each other.

Within/Across school teachers will meet at the end of this month to “get started” and ensure that we are ready for 2018.


Summer Holidays start on Friday 15 December.

School starts again on Tuesday 30 January 2017.