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Newsletter 201903 - 27 February 2019

Welcome back Everyone!

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

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau.

Ocean-Blue Andrews-Quinlan

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

A great day with Vodafone Warriors!

Here are a few pics from last Wednesdays  visit by some of our children interacting with the Vodafone Warriors!


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 Gymnastics

When:  Monday... Starting 18th Feb                                        (Every Monday of School Term for the year)

Where:    Kaikohe Intermediate School Hall

Class/Time:    Pre-school 3.20-3.50pm (Pre-school must have parent attend with child)

Recreation (5-10 year olds) 3.45-4.45pm

(Recreation gymnastics is gym fun, beginners’ gym for any age 5 and over)

Advance (8-12+ year olds) 4.30-6pm

(Advance Gymnastics is for children wanting to start training for competitions)

Cost:    Pre-school $35, Recreation $45, Advance $55

Parent help is needed in all classes for health & Safety

Special thanks

What a lovely surprise we had last week when we were presented a HUGE box of Cadbury chocolates from Kaikohe New World!  Special thanks to Lillian Wharerau for her nomination.

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.


We were hoping to offer a free one day a week lunch in Term 2 by a group of volunteers from Whāngarei.  Until then we will continue with Thursday pies $2, juicies $1 and Friday pies $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 hāngi 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!

We need dry hāngi wood and clean newspaper please.  If any whānau are able to supply us with wood can you please get in touch, it would be great to have some wood here over the next couple of weeks.

There will be a survey on the day to fill out also please.  whānau that attend and complete the survey will go into a draw to win prizes.

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.

Swimming Days

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

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

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

Thursday – Poutama, Room 17, Room 9, Room 7, Room 5, Room 3, Nga 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.

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.