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Newsletter 201821 - 4 July 2018

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Matariki Celebration

This Thursday 5 July we are planning to have a school Matariki Celebration day. All classes will be doing activities during the day and will have a free hāngi lunch. Whānau are welcome to come and join us! Each class will have about 5 extra hāngi to share between whānau that are able to attend.

Here is a general outline for the day!

8.55am – Karakia / hīmene in the school hall, whānau free to spend time in classrooms

11.30-1pm All Syndicates doing a rotation of activities

1pm – Hāngi Lunch (one per child) delivered to classrooms or whānau are welcome to bring kai to share with their child/children.

Mid Year Reports

Thank you to all the whānau who took the time to come and talk with teachers about their child’s mahi. We really appreciate conversations we have about your child’s learning and listening to whānau ideas about supporting learning and our school.

For those whānau who were unable to attend the Whānau hui, we will be sending their mid term progress report home with your child today.

Please make a time to come and have a chat with your child’s teacher at any time if you have any queries about your child’s report.

And please remember that we try hard to make sure reports come home 100% correct. If for some reason we have overlooked something please let us know.


Happy holidays everyone! Remember this Friday is our last day for Term 2. Looking forward to seeing all tamariki back on Monday 23 July.

Welcome New Staff

A special welcome to our new staff member Matua Mark teaching in Poutama following the resignation of Whaea Kelli.

A fond farewell to Whaea Waiora who will be going on maternity leave. We welcome Whaea Pam who will be teaching in Room 6 in Term 3 & 4.

Also starting Term 3, to help with our increased number of 5 year olds beginning, we welcome back Whaea Barbara Phillips who will initially be working with a small group of 5 year olds in the meeting room (the little room next to Room 6).

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Fire Brigade Sports Day

Thanks so much to our staff for preparing our teams and organising games for Fire Brigade Sports day. The weather was perfect, sportsmanship alive and well and our whānau support apparent. Thank you all so much for making more positive memories and inspiring our rangatahi!

Breakfast Club

A HUGE thank you to our dedicated Breakfast Club volunteers Ani Milner and Lois Maunsell. Another great term filling the puku of our tamariki with tasty kai each morning. We really appreciate your time and commitment to our kura.

School Lunches

There will be no school lunches this Thursday. Pies and juicies as normal on Friday.


There is NO Hockey this Saturday due to School holidays, have a lovely break.

Players of the day for Saturday 30 June were:

  • Kaikohe East Fun Sticks for a wonderful, fun-filled season of hockey! Thank you to our fabulous players & their amazing parents

  • Gareth Wira Jones for awesome team work by sharing the ball even when he could be scoring himself!

  • Whaea Claire’s whole team! Awesome attacking skills and attitude!

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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. This is the last playing day for the season. There will be a short prize giving upstairs after games for all JMB Teams.

Players of the Day for Saturday 30 June were:

Te Vana Na’a, Kylah Henry and Angel Holt for a great attitude and sportsmanship on the court.

Te Arahura Professional Development

Just letting whānau know that on Friday 24 August it is likely that school will close at 1pm as teachers will be attending a professional development session at the Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe.

Education Review Office

This week we have had two reviewers from the Education Review Office visit us to see classrooms in action, talk to whānau, talk to children and staff about classroom programmes, school policy and systems. We are expecting to receive an official report of their findings some time next term. We will be sure to share their report with whānau.

Dental Team

Happy Holidays everyone if you are going away please remember to pack your toothbrush and toothpaste. Our Dental Mobile will be open over the 2 weeks at Kaikohe Intermediate School and if you would like to check if your child is due to visit us please ring us on 0800MYTEETH or 4012154. If they are due you then will be able to book them in!

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