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Newsletter 201902 - 20 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 whanau.

Maia Wihongi-Cross, Charlise and Kali Thatcher, Rewiti Rogers-Howard, Kruise Harris and Ned Paraha

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 Pukerata in Ōtaua

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

All children will be bringing home a separate letter today with details. Please be sure to read the letter, sign it if you give permission for your child/children to attend and ask if you need clarification. The cost of the stay is being covered by the school.


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 2-3 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.

A reminder that the $3 green polos at The Warehouse are acceptable to wear but it would be good if each child had a polo with the school logo on it for special days when we leave the school, for photo days etc.

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 should 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 Coordinator – 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


We were hoping to offer a free one day a week lunch in Term 2 by a group of volunteers from Whangarei. 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.


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.

If your child has missed out on participating with the school group please read the information below:

The Sanitarium Weetbix TRYathlon is at Waitangi on Sunday 7 April. Please let all your students and whānau know that they can get $20 off their entry by using the code TD19BI when they enter online (codes are limited so enter soon!!).

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 from:

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

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.

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.