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Newsletter 201836 - 14 November 2018


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

Jade Anderson, Legion-Dre Howard, Indica and Soul-Jah Tomars.

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It is with huge sadness that we are letting our whānau know that Whaea Chicky’s mum, Mihi Rudkin passed away this week. Her funeral is tomorrow (Thursday, 10am) in Panguru, at Waimirirangi Marae. We have a few staff members who will be attending the funeral. We will not be closing the school, however, there will be minimal supervision. If possible, it would be appreciated if children could be kept home tomorrow.


Miss Mason! She welcomed a beautiful dark haired baby girl on Monday 12th November at Rāwene Hospital. We can’t wait to see pictures!

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KES Has Talent Show!

If your child has a special talent to share, then this is their big opportunity! All interested tamariki are now being asked to prepare and practise their item for the 2018 Kaikohe East Talent Show. It can be a solo, or group act. Auditions will take place in the week of the 19th of November. The Talent show will be held in conjunction with our Final Assembly for 2018 on Friday 7th December, probably from 11.30am-1pm in the School Hall. Times will be confirmed at a later date. All welcome!

Zoo Trip

On Wednesday 5th December Room 15, 16 and 17 Year 5s and 6s will be visiting Auckland Zoo. Please note the buses will be leaving early on this day (about 7am) and returning after 7pm. More information will come for this day trip soon.

Year 6 Leavers celebration

Teachers and Year 5 children will be busy organising for a Year 6 Leavers dinner to be held at our school hall on the evening of Wednesday 12th December. More details about this will come later.

SwimSafe Classes

On Monday 22nd November we have special Swimsafe lessons happening for all classes at the school pool. All Children will need named togs and towel in a bag every Monday and Tuesday as well as their normal swimming days please.

Here is the classroom swimming timetable:

Monday: Room 15, Room 16, Room 14, Room 8, Room 6, Room 4, Room 1, 2, M and special rights

Tuesday: Poutama, Room 17, Room 9, Room 7, Room 5, Room 3, Room 1, 2, M and special rights

Wednesday: Room 15, Room 16, Room 14, Room 8, Room 6, Room 4, Room 1, 2, M and special rights

Thursday: Poutama, Room 17, Room 9, Room 7, Room 5, Room 3, Room 1, 2, M and special rights

Friday: Free Swim for selected Seniors, Middles and Juniors and special rights children.

End of Year Reports

All children who have been at school for more than 6 weeks will be given an end of year school report to bring home on Wednesday 12th December.

T Ball

There is T Ball today, 4pm at Lindvart Park. Children will be getting ready at school and then heading over ready to play by 4pm with their coaches and gear.


Touch again tomorrow (Thursday). 4pm and Lindvart Park. Children will be meeting their coaches after school, getting ready and then heading over to Lindvart Park by 4pm. C:\Users\Kohi Woodman\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\WSC5JXKT\fyBwG[1].jpg

Under 7’s KES1 – Whaea Kohi

Under 9’s KES2 – Whaea Tyme

Under 11’s KES3 – Whaea Aki

Under 11’s KES4 – Whaea Pam /Whaea Claire

$5 Duffy Book offer - Duffy Summer Reading

$5 Parent Offer! Please send orders back to school by Friday 16th November. Book Orders arrive back at school at the beginning of December in time for the Christmas Holidays.

Classes for 2019

Staff are over the next few weeks are 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.

5 year olds for Term 4 and 2019

If you have a child who is turning five either this 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. 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.