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Newsletter 201825 - 22 August 2018


To our new children and their whānau, nau mai haere mai ki te Kura Rāwhiti!

Welcome Laurelle Rakete, Tia Karena and Ciara Slade.

Staff Professional Development – Maths - Fractions

This year we are focussing on improving the way that we teach Maths.  We have two facilitators that come to our school during each term to support and develop teacher understanding around the teaching of Maths.  They work in classrooms with teachers and children.

Last week we had a staff hui about the teaching of Fractions – we learnt about what we should be teaching at each Year level and trialled some activities and problems that we could use with our children.

This Friday 24th August – school closes at 12pm

This Friday 24th of August school will be closing at 12pm so that all staff can attend a professional development afternoon at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe with all the other staff from the schools within our community of Learning, Te Arahura.  Buses will be running early and we will be expecting all children to either be collected by 12p

m on this day or walk home.

Congratulations to our Rugby Reps!

Well done and congratulations to our Kaikohe East School Rugby Representative players selected for the Bay of Islands teams.

Under 9s

Semi Johnstone

Nikau Tango

Toni Tango

Kharnae Brophy-Pene- Johnstone

Kade Brophy-Pene- Johnstone

Under 10s

Zion Johnstone

Whitiora Wikaira-Mokaraka

All representatives will be receiving a Principal's Award and a McDonalds voucher.

Transition Day at Kaikohe Intermediate School

Our Year 6’s will be going to Transition day at Kaikohe Intermediate on Wednesday 29th August.

On this day they will be given an enrolment package from the Intermediate for whānau to complete and return to the Intermediate once complete.  Any questions pertaining to the enrolment package feel free to phone the Intermediate School on 09 4011667 and speak to Whaea Freda the Principal.


Player of the Day for last Saturday was Fern Edmonds for Mini Sticks for outstanding attack play.

Hockey Prize giving this Saturday 10am, Lindvart Park. Remember to wear your running shoes Parents vs tamariki at 11am.


A reminder to whānau that we have Kutu lotion and combs available at school to be collected by an adult.  Please be sure to check your child’s hair regularly and use the lotion or combs we are able to provide.

Cross Country 2018

On Monday we held our School Cross Country, congratulations to the following children who were placed in their age group and competed at Ohaeawai today.

5 Year Olds


1st Andrea Warren,

2nd Rehutai Woodman, 3rd Terehia Nicol-Pukeroa


1st Nikau Johnson, 2nd Wiremu Crouch, 3rd Hunter Naera.

6 Year Olds


1st Kaylee Crouch, 2nd Jonnie Young, 3rd Taewa Johnstone


1st Jayden Cassidy, 2nd Malachi Reihana-Tohu, 3rd Eli-Jah Stevens

7 Year Olds


1st Juanita Laumahina, 2nd Giselle Tutahi, 3rd Hevani Stephens


1st Marcus Paraha, 2nd Semi Johnstone, 3rd Jimmy Phillips

8 Year Olds


1st Morgan Williams, 2nd Nevita Sklenars, 3rd Ayla Cherrington


1st Nikau Tango, 2nd Rewi Tarawa, 3rd Vaughan Komene

9 Year Olds


1st Toni Tango, 2nd Brooke Williams, 3rd Portia Dalton


1st Zyon Johnstone, 2nd Jaysharn Pulham, 3rd Te Owai Tuhiwai

10 Year Olds


1st Jayda Dalton, 2nd Lydah Brown, 3rd Maree Tahere


1st Valu Pomale, 2nd Tipiw Stirling-Phongsa, 3rd J-John Smith

11 Year Olds


1st Riccashaye Maihi, 2nd Angel Holt, 3rd Raukura Peri


1st Kenneth Marupo, 2nd Cairo Harris, 3rd Raymond Wilson

Cultural Festival 2018

On Wednesday 19th September – dress rehearsal at the Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Friday 21st September Performance Day – entry by koha.  We are pleased to have three Kapa Haka participating from each Syndicate and a dance group.