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Newsletter 201816 - 30 May 2018

Welcome

Welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Hunter Naera.


It is with sadness that this week we say a big thank you and farewell to Whaea Kelli Witana who has been a Teacher at our school for 6 years. We thank you Whaea Kelli for the wonderful contribution you have made to our school, we will miss you and Kelton very much. We wish you both the best in your new ventures.


School Closed for Queen’s Birthday

A reminder to whānau that school will be closed on Monday 4th June due to Queen’s Birthday.


Whānau Survey 2018

We want to show whānau that we have thought about your ideas in terms of improvements we can make. So this week we are replying (in blue) to comments on the following from Whānau to share what we do and what we can do about the query shared.

Whānau Query: Introduce a Head lice reduction programme

Our response: We have in our sick bay kutu combs and kutu solution for whānau to come and collect to start treatment at home. The new imoko programme, if whānau register, can also come in and treat any children.


Our School Song

This week we have been practising our school song that was written a few years ago by local musician “Troy Kingi”:

Ko te Kura Rāwhiti

Ko te Kura Rāwhiti e haruru nei

Ka pū te ruha ka hao te rangatahi e

We celebrate our school

And all that we achieve

Proud and prepared, learning to reach our dreams

CHORUS

We strive to be courteous, co-operative, considerate, use common sense

We are the leaders of our future

Uphold the mana of our school

Working hard is what we do

Taking a risk and giving it a go

Always happy to show what we know

Ko te Kura Rāwhiti e haruru nei

Ka pū te ruha ka hao te rangatahi

Ka tū te ihi ka tū te mana

Kia kaha kia toa kia manawanui

Kaikohe East is a great place to be

Helping each other like one big family

Coming to school and having lots of fun

Learning together and working as one

CHORUS

We strive to be courteous, co-operative, considerate, use common sense

We are the leaders of our future


School Lunches

This term our school lunch order options are; on a Thursday Soup & Bread $1, juicies $1 and on Fridays Pie $2 and juicies $1. Orders will be taken in the school office before school.


School Speeches

Our school speeches will be held on Wednesday, 13th June, starting at 9.45-11am with the “Non-competitive” category with two speakers from each class. Then from 11.30am-12.30pm we will judge the “competitive” speakers from Rooms 14, 15, 16 and 17.


Hockey

There is no hockey this weekend due to it being a long weekend.

Congratulations to the following Players of the day for last Saturday:

Rehutai Woodman and Lydah Brown


League on Wednesdays

There is League this afternoon at Lindvart Park from 3.45 until 5pm.


Netball

There is no netball this weekend due to it being a long weekend.

Congratulations to the following Players of the day for last Saturday

Year 5 and 6 Team: Viennah Rodger

Year 5 and 6 Team: Capree Ngaropo-Stillwell

Year 3 and 4 Team: Ariana Andrews-Quinlan


Queen’s Birthday Weekend NO Hockey or Netball

Due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday there will be NO Hockey or Netball on Saturday 2nd June.


Manawanui, Rangimārie, Room 1 & 2 Class Trip

On Thursday the 7th & Friday the 8th of June Manawanui, Rangimārie, Rooms 1& 2 will be travelling by bus to Kerikeri to see the Matariki show "Heaven and Earth" at the Turner Centre, Heaven and Earth-Rangi and Papa explores the Seven Sisters and story of Matariki, with over 25 magical glow-in-the-dark puppets. Bus will be leaving at 9.15am on both days.


Rippa Rugby in Taipā

Tomorrow we have entered one school team into the Rippa Rugby tournament being held in Taipā. All players know to bring warm clothing, lunch, water and sensible shoes to wear to play in. Any queries come and see staff in charge Mrs Stillwell or Whaea Claire. The children will be travelling by car with Mrs Stillwell or Whaea Claire leaving at 9am and returning to school by 3pm.


Basketball

Taal Smith is running a junior basketball module for years 3-6 this term on Monday afternoons from 4-6pm at Northland College Gym.

For more info head down to the Northland College gym on Monday!


Transition Days for Year 6

Two transition days for the year 6 tamariki have been planned for Tuesday 12th June and Wednesday 5th September. In Term 4 whānau will be contacted to start the enrolment process


Whānau Hui

Reminding our whānau that we have our Mid Year Whānau Hui on the 2nd and 3rd of July, if you haven’t already, please return your completed form to school by Friday 22nd June. Confirmed meeting times will be sent home on the 27th June with children. If you require another form please contact the office.