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Newsletter 201940 - 12 December 2019

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Kaikohe East Whānau

Thank you for another fantastic year at Kaikohe East School. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all from the Staff and Board of Trustees!

Early finish this Friday 14th December

Due to the number of teachers having to move furniture and change classroom spaces for next year school will be closing on the last day, Friday 14th December at 12pm. whānau can choose to either keep their tamariki home on that day or send them but know that at 12pm all children will leave the school. Buses will run early on this day too.


To our new children and their whānau, nau mai haere mai ki te Kura Rāwhiti! J’zahn Murray-Paraha, Dallas Moka-Harris, Anhera, Charlene, Bijanni and Keisha King-Mokaraka.

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Term 1 – 7 February to 12 April

Term 2 – 29 April to 5 July

Term 3 – 22 July to 27 September

Term 4 – 14 October to 17 December

First day back in 2019

A reminder that Term 1 begins on Thursday 7th February, 2019. Children will know after today what class they will be in so can go directly to their 2019 class. We will start the day as usual with 8.55am Karakia in the school hall.

The school office will be open a couple of weeks prior to this date for enrolments and uniform purchases. Please also don’t hesitate to contact us on our Facebook page or by phoning Whaea Chicky at home on 09 4012186 or free phone 0508 5245643.

Northland College Pool

Will be open all holiday from 10am everyday except Christmas Day, ALL welcome, $2 entry.

Teachers for 2019

Junior Syndicate

Room 1 and 2 – Year 1 and 2 – Whaea Tina and Whaea Becs

Room 3 – Year 1 and 2 – Miss Cassidy

Room 4 – Year 1 and 2 – Whaea Angela

Room 5 – Junior Bilingual Year 1-3 – Whaea Michelle

Room 6 – Year 1 – Whaea Barbara

Middle Syndicate

Room 7 – Year 3 - 5 – Whaea Pam

Room 8 – Year 3 and 4 – Whaea Liz

Room 9 – Year 3 and 4 – Whaea Tyme

Room 10 – Year 3 and 4 – Whaea Ali and Whaea Joy

Senior Syndicate

Room 12 – Poutama – Whaea Lydia

Room 14 – Whaea Sandy – Year 5 and 6

Room 15 – Whaea Claire – Year 5 and 6

Room 16 – Teacher to be appointed – Year 5 and 6

Room 17 – Senior Bilingual Year 4-6 -Whaea Stevie

Special Rights Coordinator – Whaea Kaz

Classroom Release (3 days per week) Matua Jim

Room 13 – Special Rights

Room 17 Release Thursday/Friday Mr Shaw

KES Has Talent Show!

Thanks to the whānau who came to watch the Talent Show last week. Well done to all our performers.

Special congratulations to our winners:

1st place – Ventriloquist Boston Waiariki-King

2nd place – The Glitter Stars Nikau Johnson, Sarah Edmonds, Mana Wairua Nicol-Pukeroa, Dejourner-Truth Moses-Ngata

3rd place – Soloist Kiriana Paraku

Zoo Trip

Special thanks to our whānau who helped out last week on the Zoo trip.


2019 Class Options

Please be sure to have completed your comments re the 2019 options. Also ensure that if your child is enrolling at Kaikohe Intermediate for 2019 that you complete the enrolment form sent home last week with all Year 6 children. If you need another form call into either our office or the office at Kaikohe Intermediate School or phone them on 09 4011667.

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99% Attendance for 2018Special congratulations to the following children who achieved excellent attendance in 2018!

Stephen Burgess, Nikau Tango-Beazley and Maree Tahere. Such a wonderful achievement.


Whaea Lydia needs to hear from children interested in participating in the 2019 TRYathlon to be held in Waitangi on Sunday the 7th April 2019. Any children (7 years and older) that are able to participate are to get their form completed and sent back to the office please as soon as possible as there is a limit to 20 participants from our school. The fee to participate will be covered by the school but whānau must be available to transport their child and gear to and from the event.

Year 6 Leavers celebration

Today a special lunch was held for our Year 6 children who will be leaving for Year 7 this year. A special mihi to all our wonderful Year 6 tamariki who will be leaving us. Thank you all for your effort, mahi and awhi. All staff wish you well for next year. Thanks to the staff who organised this special lunch and taonga for our Year 6’s.

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End of Year Reports

All children will be bringing home their end of year report today in an envelope. Please remember if you need any clarification or have any questions come and see us.

Touch Trophies

Another great season for Touch!

Thanks to all our staff, coaches and whānau who have supported our teams. Well done to the following teams who were presented with trophies at last weeks prizegiving.

Under 11’s Winners – East Beasts (Whaea Aki’s team)

Under 9’s Winners – Both teams (Whaea Tyme and Matua Alma’s teams)

Under 7’s Winners – Champion Team (Whaea Kohi’s team)

Classes for 2019 - transition

This morning all children were placed into their class for next year.