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Newsletter 201912 - 15 May 2019


Welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau:

Xavier Stephens, Naius Mitchell and Alex Douglas.

Board of Trustees

The Kaikohe East School Board will meet at the school at 11:30am on Friday 17th May.

Go to the school website www.kaikeast.school.nz for the agenda and associated reports.

Huihuinga Term 3

Schools (including Kaikohe East) will be closing early for a Te Arahura Huihuinga to be held on 16 August - Week 4 Term 3 (back up date 23 August - Week 5).

At this hui we will share our collective schools new achievement challenges and our direction going forward.


Netball started last week and it was awesome.  This week all players need to meet their coach at Lindvart Park by 8.30am, be sure to wear sensible shoes, bring a jacket, bag and a water bottle.  Teams will play one game every Saturday and games will play every Saturday unless there is a weather warning in place.

Here is the draw for this Saturday

Year 5 and 6
Ct1 KES Titans vs Moerewa Magic
Ct2 Kura Ataia vs Kho Christian School
Ct3 Kura Kuaka vs Awarua Angels
Ct4 Mini Crushers vs KES Beasts
Year 3 and 4
Ct5 KES All Stars vs Kura Kiwi
Ct6 Kura Kākano vs Kura Tui

Players of the Day

Congratulations to the following children who all received a Mr Whippy voucher at Future Ferns

Juztice Kopa – Kaikohe East Titans

Calaya Rakete-Henry – Kaikohe East Crushers

Fun Sticks Hockey - Aryana Hapeta and Caesar Harris


Thanks to our whānau and coaches for a great vibe at last Saturday’s games. This week all players need to meet their coach at the Turf.

All fun stick players, Whaea Kohi and Whaea Michelle’s teams, need to be at the turf at 8.45am, Whaea Michelle’s Mini Sticks be there at 9.45am and Whaea Claire’s Kiwi Sticks please be there at 10.45am.

Please remember to bring with you your mouthguard, shoes and a drink.

Support Staff Day

Tomorrow is national Support Staff Day.  A big mihi to our Support Staff, your great work and effort helps us achieve what we do and we appreciate you all!

Young Leaders Conference

Last Wednesday we took a group of five Year 6 children to the National Young Leaders Day in Manukau, Auckland. NYLD is held every year across NZ and it brings together children to hear from inspiring leaders in NZ and our communities. The kōrero is about their journey to leadership and to empower our young people to have dreams and to never give up. The whakataukī for the day was:


What is the food of a leader? It is conversations.

Well done to Portia Dalton, Stephen Burgess, Sadidas Poa Wilson, Lance Poa Wilson and Presley Stephens!!

Rotary Speech Competition

It is that time of the year again.  The school speech competition will be held in our school hall on the week beginning 10th June, exact day to be confirmed.  All classes will be participating but only selected children will present their speeches in the hall.  There will be the opportunity for Year 5 -6 children to compete in either the competitive or non-competitive section.

Two children from the competitive section will represent us at the Kaikohe Rotary Competition that is being held at the Kaikohe RSA on the evening of Wednesday 19th June.

Whānau Hui Day

On Monday 1st July school will be closing at 12.30pm.  Teachers will be available from then onwards to meet with whānau to discuss their child/children’s progress and achievement so far this term.  Your child has brought home the initial appointment booking form, thanks to those who have been returned. If you haven’t please complete and return the form to the office as soon as possible.  If you have any queries or require another form, please contact Kohi in the office on 4011532 or freephone 0508 KAIKOHE.

Maternity Leave

This Friday Whaea Lydia will be leaving to take maternity leave.

We are pleased to have Whaea Erica (who has taught at Kaikohe East before) in Poutama until the end of Term 2.  Whaea Erica will be in Poutama from Monday to Thursday only, on a Friday the boys will be doing exciting things with Whaea Natalie Snow.

Junior Trip

The Junior Syndicate rooms Ngā Kākano, 3,4,5,6 are currently in the process of planning a day trip to Kelly Tarlton's Underwater world in Auckland in about week 9 of this term, June the 27th (date to be confirmed). It will be an early morning start for those children attending as we will need to leave school by 6.15am and will be returning to school about 6 pm. It is an exciting opportunity for the Tamariki in those classes and we would like as many of the children to attend as possible. If you have any questions please speak with your child’s teacher in one of those classes. More detailed information confirming times and date etc will be sent home next week.

Fire Brigade Sports Day

All our senior classes will be preparing for participating in sports at Fire Brigade Sports day which will be held at Lindvart Park on 26th June, if the weather is unsuitable it will be held the next day 27th June.

Transition Days

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

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