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Newsletter 201802 - 7 February 2018

Welcome

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Quintin Raeina, Luey Cooper-Hine Tangira, Angel Holt, Mahina, Hevani, Presley and Erena Stephens, Honey and Rewi Hohepa-Penney, Shikyrah Rudolph and Dallagio Grace-Ashby.


Room 12 Instagram

Miss Mason will soon be creating an Instagram account for Room 12 as a way of sharing photos and recipes of what they are cooking, growing and creating. If you would not like your child's photo shared please let the office know.Property Upgrade

The property upgrades are nearing an end.  Just a few bits of painting to complete in Rooms 3 and 4 and toilet/break out spaces to complete.  Children are able to occupy their classrooms as from today, they will for now use the Room 5 and 6 toilet block.


Class Letters

Today all children will be bringing home a class letter from their teacher giving whanau information about their classroom programmes, routines and other information we hope will help.  If you have any queries about any information in the class letter do not hesitate to come and see your child’s teacher.


Term 1 Camp

We are currently planning for all classes to go to Kokohuia Marae during week 6 & 7 (6th - 16th March), more information to follow. This is a new date and hopefully will be confirmed by the Marae this week.


Te Korowai o te Aroha trip to Waitangi

Tūmanako, Rangimārie and Manawanui will be going to Waitangi for the day on Tuesday 13th February. More information will be sent to those whānau involved.


School Swimming Timetable


Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

9.30-11

Middles

6/7/8/9/14

Seniors

15/16/17

Middles

6/7/8/9/14

Seniors

15/16/17

Middles

6/7/8/9/14

11.30-12

R1

R4

R7

R10

R15

12-12.30

R2

R5

R8

R14

R16

12.30-1

R3

R6

R9


R17

2.15-3

Juniors

Juniors

Juniors

Juniors

Juniors


Swimming Club News

Kaikohe Swimming Club is commencing registrations at Northland College pool on Monday 12th February and Wednesday 14th February from 3.30pm-5.30pm.  All children from 5 years and upwards are welcome.  Learn to swim classes will be held at Kaikohe East School pool.  Any queries please come and see Anne Stillwell at our school.


Weetbix Tryathlon

We have 30 kids who have got parent permission to attend the Weetbix Tryathlon on Sunday 8th of April. Your child will come home with a reminder note. Whānau MUST take their child and borrow/take their own bike to and from the event.

Mrs Stillwell, Whaea Kelli and Whaea Lydia will be training the children at lunchtimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you can help with training please come and see Whaea Kelli.


Sports this Term

On March 29th we will be attending the Kaikohe Districts Inter-school Swimming Sports at Northland College.

In preparation for this we will hold our own swimming sports to attain our 1st and 2nd place tamariki for Northland College. Kaikohe East School swimming sports will be on March 15th.


For week 1 and 2: Block 1: senior classes, Block 2: Middle classes, Block 3: Junior classes

Mrs Stillwell will be teaching focussed swimming lessons to all classes once a week starting week 3 and until the end of the term.


Hockey

This term there will be hockey workshops for year 4-6 classes on Thursday 22nd Feb and Thursday 15th March with Bronson Baker.

There will also be an annual Hockey Festival. When we know more information about this we will include details in up-coming newsletters.


Kī-o-rahi

There is an annual Kī-o-rahi tournament at Lindvart Park on Thursday March 22nd for year 5-6. Participants will be sent home with permission slips.


Uniform 2018 – Wednesday Wash Day

There is opportunity for whānau to start payments for school polos, hoodies and or jackets for this year.  Call the office or come and see us about how to set up automatic payments.

All children must be in uniform this year with a free day on a Wednesday for whānau to wash uniforms. WINZ quotes can also be arranged by coming in to see us at the office.