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Newsletter 201833 - 24 October 2018


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

Hamuera Reihana-Tohu, Jahzaay Yukich, Te Koha Tamihana, Ezal Tukerangi and Tay’jahrn Wilcox.

Swimming starting

Reminding whānau that we start swimming on Monday 5th November. On Monday 22nd November we have special Swimsafe lessons happening for all classes ar the school pool. Children will need named togs and towel in a bag for their class swimming days.

T Ball

Year 4-6 TBall starts today (24 October), 4pm at Lindvart Park. We are looking for parent volunteers to help take a team, if you are interested please let Whaea Lydia know. Children will be getting ready at school and then heading over ready to play by 4pm.


Touch will also be starting this Thursday, 25th October 4pm and Lindvart Park. Children interested will have already brought a note home last week, trainings will be held at school. Children will be required to stay at school every Thursday after school meet their respective coaches, get ready and then head over to the fields to start by 4pm.


Under 7’s – Whaea Kohi

Round 1- 4pm vs West Field 5A

Round 3 -4.50pm vs KES 2 Field 6A

Under 9’s – Whaea Tyme

Round 2 -4.25pm vs West Field 5A

Round 3 – 4.50pm vs KES 1 Field 6A

Under 11’s – Whaea Aki

Round 1 – 4pm vs Str8 & Pure Field 2

Round 3 – 4.50pm vs Rāwene Field 3

Under 11’s – Whaea Pam/Claire

Round 2 – 4.25pm vs Kura Nanakia Field 1

Bugsy Malone - Kerikeri

Tomorrow, 25th October, the Senior Syndicate (Room 15,16,17) will be travelling to Kerikeri, via bus, at 10am to watch the production “Bugsy Malone”, students involved had notes go home with them yesterday. Apologies for the short notice, this opportunity was offered to us late last week.

Classes for 2019

Staff are over the next few weeks starting to organise all children into classrooms for 2019. If you have a preference of the class you would like your child to be in next year if we can accommodate that, we will try. Any queries please feel free to contact or come and see Whaea Chicky.

Alannah’s Dance Workshop

Congratulations to the following students who have won dance workshops with Alannah Curtis!

Juztice Kopa  Room 17

Semi Johnstone  Room 14

Mahina Stephens Room 6

Tia-Leigh Graham  Room 8

Summer Kahotea Room3

Please contact Alannah for all the info 09 4077035.

Tūmanako – Raranga Matihiko

This week Tūmanako was lucky enough to be selected to be one of the first classrooms to spend time in the new digital classroom at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. They learnt how to use lots of different technologies and will be using them to create digital projects to share our stories about our community. Later in the term, the teachers from Waitangi will be bringing the technology to our school for us to continue our projects.

New School Sign

We are currently planning to have made a new school sign for the front of our school. We have consulted a number of local elders who have all said that if the sign is a bilingual sign, then these are the best options for the school name;

Kaikohe East School

Kaikohe ki te Rāwhiti

If you have any comment about the name that is to be included in the sign feel free to contact Whaea Chicky to discuss.

School Lunches

A reminder that we now only offer school lunches on a Thursday and a Friday. On both days this term Pies - $2 eacher or Juicies/Moosies - $1 each are available for sale. Orders are taken in the school office.

5 year olds for Term 4 and 2019

If you have a child who is turning five either next term or in 2019 and starting school here with us we would love to know as soon as possible please. If you could let us know your child’s name, their date of birth and if you have time come in and complete an enrolment form with Whaea Chicky. If you have available your child’s birth certificate and immunisation record they would be helpful too. Call the office if you have any questions.