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Newsletter 201907 - 27 March 2019


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau.  Nardia Stevens and Memory Raeina.

Whānau Day thanks

A special mihi to our whānau that took the time to come and join ust last Thursday at Whānau Fun Day.  We also would like to thank the whānau who have completed and returned their whānau survey. The draw will take place at school assembly on Friday, please be sure to complete the survey and return it to the school office.  If you need another survey there are plenty in the office. Be in to win this cool raffle kindly donated by Kaikohe New World.

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.  All children will be going on a bus to and from the show.

Maternity Leave

Whānau of children in Tūmanako and Poutama are advised that Whaea Stevie and Whaea Lydia will be taking maternity leave

Whaea Stevie’s leave will be from 13th of May to 5th of July 2019.

Whaea Lydia’s leave will be from 17th of May 2019 to 27th of September 2019.

Northland College Twilight Gala Day

This Thursday 28th March there is a twilight Gala Day planned at Northland College.  

Time 3.30 pm - 7.00pm. $1 Tickets to be purchased on arrival. Eftpos available on site.  Gala promo on NC facebook page. 

Transition Days

Our Year 6 children will be visiting Kaikohe Intermediate School for Transition in Term 2 - Wednesday June 12th  and in Term 3 - Wed 21st August.

Children will be expected to wear their uniform on both these days and will be travelling by bus leaving at about 9am and returning at 12.30pm.


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

Thanks to the whānau and our children who were able to meet with Jenna Crowley last week to discuss our school.  Your input is greatly appreciated. This week Jenna is talking with staff, her findings will be shared early next term.

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.


Room 15 went to play Kī-o-rahi on Friday against year 7/8. The competition was tough and our kids are brave. They had lots of fun and enjoyed scoring tries. Our outstanding players Shelby, Maiyah and Te Mana Haa for awesome defence skills defendinding the tipu.

Our fantastic try scorers Nikau, Samuel, Wakaroa and Herewini. Win or lose they’re all winners.