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Newsletter 201901 - 13 February 2019

Welcome back Everyone!

To all our Kaikohe East whānau – Ngā mihi o te tau hou!

A special welcome to all our new tamariki and their whānau: Robert and Lparez Pihema, Tautari Matiu, Shardavil Padlie, Tommydre, Rollan and Eminee Rapana, Alec and Jack McLaren, Alexis Tanuvasa, Freedom Kopa, Serenity Kepa-Tahere-Kopa, Teagan Stevens, Pure Thompson, Tyriarn Kauwhata-Wilcox, Takora, Davey-J and Tina Rose Pomana, Nimisha and Naisha SinghDelroy and Storm Stevens, Vase-Leigh Tua-Taiapo, Reggae and Daejaneaveh Te Kiri, Atarangi and Peter Mischewski, Jacob and Joshua Irimana, Wiremu Milner, Aisha Tana, Emanuel Daniels, Freedom and Akaycia Cooper, Daizaleah Marupo, Lincoln Hobson, Ropata Tarawa and Jaedin Kire.


Whaea Sandy Lediard who is teaching in Room 14.

2019 Term Dates

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

Marae stay at Pukerātā in Otaua

As part of our Term 1 mahi around whakawhanaungatanga all classes will be visiting Pukerātā Marae in Otaua.  

Here are the days classes will be going:



Buddy with

Juniors Visiting

Tuesday 5th March

R5 Manawanui

R17 Tūmanako

R12 Poutama

Ngā  Kākano   


Wednesday 6th March



R3 & 6

Thursday 7th March



Tuesday 12th March



Wednesday 13th March



A big thanks to whānau who have managed to get their tamariki into uniform this term.  Our school looks very smart with most children now in uniform. We have good stock of all sizes of polo shirts except size 6, they are due to arrive in 3-4 weeks.  Here is a list of what we offer and their prices: polo shirts with school logo $35, hoodies $30, fleece jackets $55, caps $8, bows $3.

Kaikohe Swimming Club

Swimming Club registration is this Thursday 14th February 4pm onwards at Northland College Pool.  Contact Anne Stillwell 0274451775.

Pedestrian Crossing on Broadway

Every morning from 8.15-8.30am and 3-3.15pm Mrs Maihi is on road duty at the pedestrian crossing closest to Paper Plus and the Doctors.  Please be sure your child gets to the crossing so that they can cross during these times.

School Duties

During the day we have teachers on duty.  There will always be a teacher on the pedestrian crossing on Mangakāhia Road and opposite our school bus bay on Purdy Street from 8.30-8.45am and 3-3.15pm.  At interval and lunchtime we also have 3 teachers monitoring all playground areas. All teachers wear a highlighter jacket so that they can be easily identified.

Teachers for 2019

Junior Syndicate

Room 1 and 2 – Ngā  Kākano – 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 – Whaea Huia – Year 5 and 6

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

Special Rights Co-ordinator – Whaea Kaz

Classroom Release (3 days per week) Whaea Natalie (Matua Jim will be back soon)

Room 13 – Special Rights

Room 17 Release Thursday/Friday Mr Shaw

Release teacher for Room 8 – Mrs Shields

All children will be bringing home today their class letter that will give whānau some insight into what is happening in their child’s class this term.


We were hoping to offer a free one day a week lunch this term by a group of volunteers from Whangarei however are still waiting for confirmation on this.  Until then we will continue with Thursday sausage sizzle $2, juicies $1 and Friday pie day $2, juicies $1.

Orders will be taken at the school office before 8.50am and delivered to classes at 1pm.

Bus Bay Reminder

whānau are reminded that stopping in the bus bay is not permitted.  Bus drivers get annoyed when pulling in and cars are parked in our bus bay.

Cars should not use the bus bay at all from 8.15-9.15am and 2.30-3.30pm.


Thanks to all the children who have signed up for this year’s  TRYathlon to be held in Waitangi on Sunday the 7th April 2019.  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.  Any queries please come and see Whaea Lydia in Room 12/Poutama.

Whānau Fun Day

Because our Whānau Fun Day was such a success last year we are planning another one for Thursday 21 March.  All classes will be organising a stall or an activity on the day, we will be selling hangi and all whānau are welcome to come and join us:

9-11am in classes seeing your child’s work

11.30 – 2pm Stalls and activities happening

If you want to be involved somehow come and see your child’s teacher or just come along and buy some goodies!

Swimming Days

See your child’s class letter for their swimming days.

Monday – Room 15, Room 16, Room 14, Room 8, Room 10, Room 4, Ngā  Kākano, Room 6 and Special Rights children

Tuesday – Poutama, Room 17, Room 9, Room 7, Room 5, Room 3, Ngā  Kākano, Room 6 and Special Rights children

Wednesday – Room 15, Room 16, Room 14, Room 8, Room 10, Room 4, Ngā  Kākano, Room 6 and Special Rights children

Thursday – Poutama, Room 17, Room 9, Room 7, Room 5, Room 3, Ngā  Kākano, Room 6 and Special Rights children

Friday – Children selected during the week from each class for free swimming

All children must swim in togs or light appropriate clothing , have their own towel, no sores and wear a cap if they have one.