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Newsletter 201906 - 21 March 2019


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their Whānau.

Michael Te Riini, Raquel Christian and Ernest Brown.

Congratulations Sari

Special mention this week to Sari Stillwell the recipient of last week’s Principal Award.  Sari is a no fuss, get on with it, respectful, quiet kōtiro with a great attitude.

Nukes Ukes

On Thursday the 4th of April the middle and senior school will be attending a ukulele music show being held by touring ukulele group ‘Nukes Ukes’. The show will be held at Kaikohe West School from 1-2pm. There will also be a small group attending a music workshop from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm, and then they will join with groups from other schools to perform in the show.  The children will be walking to and from the show.

Whānau Survey

There will be a survey on the day to fill out also please.  Whanau that attend and complete the survey will go into a draw to win prizes. The survey will be available from the school office.

Whānau Fun Day

When:  Thursday 21 March.  

8.55-9.05am Karakia / Hīmene in the hall

9.05-11am  Whanau welcome in classrooms to see tamariki in action and look at their work progress so far

11-11.30am Morning Tea – come and have a cuppa with the staff or feel free to be in the playground

11.30-1pm  Class activities set up and children participating.  Tickets must be used to purchase items, they will be ripped in half once used.  Most activities will cost 1 or 2 tickets ($1 per ticket available at the school office from next week)

1pm Hāngi collected from outside school office – pre sales start tomorrow from school office, only x200 at $10 each – includes 3 meats, 4 veggies and stuffing.

2.30pm All activities packed up, children in class until 3pm bell.

Stalls/Activities for tomorrow

Here are the stalls and activities planned for tomorrow, if fine all will be outside under the rooms or if wet inside rooms.

Room 1 and 2 – Jelly cups $1

Room 3 an 4 – Fruit sticks and rice crispy treats $1

Room 5 – Sausage Sizzle $2 each, ice blocks $1, apple bob

Room 6 – Lucky Dip, face painting $1

Room 8 – Races – 3 legged, sack and ball and spoon $1

Room 9 – Scavenger Hunt $1

Room 10 – Coconut shy 3 shots for $5, guess the lollies in the jar $1

Poutama – Gumboot throw $1, hoopla free

Room 14 – Slime $1 and $2 cups, green screen photo booth

Room 15 – Class photo portraits $5, drinks $1, Moko prints $1

Room 16 – Ice cream sundaes $2

Room 17 – cupcakes $1 each

Paid Union Teacher Meetings

Due to the tragedy that has recently occurred in Christchurch the planned paid Union Meetings have been postponed.

School Lunches


Pies: $2 each

Juicies: $1 each

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.

Message from Northland Public Health Unit

With 28 cases of measles in Canterbury, and two new cases in Auckland, now is the perfect time to make sure your child is up to date with their immunisations against measles.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine are needed for maximum protection. If you are not sure if your child is fully immunised, check in your Well Child book, or talk to the Practice Nurse at your usual General Practice.

If your child is unimmunised, or has received only one dose of MMR, they are at higher risk of contracting measles.

Unimmunised children who are even only exposed to measles could face up to two weeks off school while they wait to see if measles develops, causing enormous disruption in families. Those who actually contract measles fare worse, as measles is a very unpleasant illness.

Make sure your child has had two MMRs. We suspect cases in Northland soon, so please don’t delay.
You can find more information on our website – www.northlanddhb.org.nz

Whānau Voice

At 1:30pm tomorrow we are inviting  a group of parents to get together to share their thoughts about our school. If you would like to be a part of this group, please meet in the office just before 1:30. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

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

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.