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Newsletter 201818 - 13 June 2018


Welcome to our new tamariki and their Whānau: Summer Kahotea.

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: Following up on bullying issues.

Our response: Staff too are concerned when bullying happens.  We remind Whānau that if they are aware of any bullying issues that in the first instance they let us know.  If you feel an issue has not been dealt with then please contact Whaea Chicky

Hope this clarifies some of your ideas, thank you.

School Lunches

This Thursday our lunch menu will be, Mac n Cheese $1, Pies $2, juicies $1 and on Friday Pies $2 and juicies $1. Orders will be taken in the school office before school.

Principals’ Award

Last week at school assembly Whaea Chicky wanted to acknowledge Ayla Cherrington as her Principal's’ Award for her continuous beautiful behaviour, manners and nature every day!

School Speeches

Our school speeches were held today, 13th June, congratulations to the winners of the competitive section 1st Portia Dalton, 2nd Capree Ngaropo-Stillwell & 3rd Liv MacGregor-Kaisala! 1st & 2nd will speak at the Rotary Speech Competition later this term.

Middle Syndicate

The middle syndicate, Rangimārie and Rooms 7, 8, 9 and 14, are planning a trip to the Kawiti caves in Waiōmio and the pools in Ngāwhā on June 18,19 or 20. This is part of this term's focus on manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga, looking after each other and our environment. Two classes will travel by bus each day and teachers will be looking for adults to accompany the children. 


Hockey this weekend for all teams, please meet your respective team coaches at the turf with the appropriate gear at the following times; Whaea Kohi 8.45am, Whaea Waiora & Whaea Michelle 9.30am and Whaea Claire at 10.30am.


Could all Netball players please meet at Lindvart Park on Saturday by 8.30am ready to warm up on court for their 9am game.  Be sure to bring a bag to put your clothes in, a water bottle and shoes to play in.

League on Wednesdays

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


Every Monday there is junior basketball, year 3-6, at Northland College Gym with Taal Smith from 4-6pm.

Whānau Hui reminder

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.

Transition Days for Year 6

Our first transition day went well, yesterday, our children enjoyed their time visiting Kaikohe Intermediate School. We have one more transition day for the year 6 tamariki planned for Wednesday 5th September.  In Term 4 Whānau will be contacted to start the enrolment process.

School Hats

We are lucky enough to have school caps and school beanies for sale - $8, available at the school office.  A reminder we do not have eftpos so please pay by cash or talk to us about automatic payments online.

Our School Song

We encourage our children to continue practising our school song, this 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


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


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

We are the leaders of our future

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