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Newsletter 201913 - 22 May 2019


Welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Alex Douglas and Erana Johnstone.


Here is the draw for this Saturday

Year 3 & 4
Court 1

Kura Kiwi vs KES All Stars
Court 2

Kura Kākano vs Kura Tūī

Year 5 & 6
Court 3

Kura Ataia vs Mini Crushers
Court 4

Kaikohe Christian School vs Kura Kāuka
Court 5

Moerewa Magic vs KES Beasts
Court 6

KES Titans vs Awarua Angels

Players of the Day

Congratulations to the following children who will all receive a McDonald’s voucher

Future Ferns Netball

Kaikohe East Titans – Brooke Williams

Kaikohe East Beasts – Ariana Andrews-Quinlan

Kaikohe East All Stars – Sari Stillwell

Fun Sticks, Mini Sticks and Kiwi Sticks players of the day

Whaea Kohi’s team – Kyeisha Livingstone


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 mouth guard, shoes and a drink.

Kids Can Fun Walk/Run

Kaikohe East school Year 6 tamariki have been invited to Kaikohe Intermediate school on the 21st of June to participate in a fun run or walk to help fundraise for Kids Can who kindly supply our school with kai and footwear for our tamariki. 

Your child will be provided with a sausage sizzle and ice block to go towards the event on the day.

Strike Day – No School Wednesday 29th May

Please note that there will be no school and therefore no buses running on this day. All teachers who are union members will be taking strike action in an effort to force the Government into accepting ideas to improve teacher conditions.

Some of these conditions include:

Recruitment and retention

Teacher’s numbers nationally are decreasing. We are finding this at our school for the first time this year. We struggle to find relievers on some days when teachers are away sick and when we have positions advertised we are lucky to get 4 or 5 applicants compared to about 15-20 a few years ago.

Better working conditions for teachers

Teachers have consistently raised high workloads, lack of support for students with additional learning and behavioural needs, and undervaluing of the profession as key issues over the last few years.

The four main issues we are focusing on are:

  • the crisis in education

  • time and workload

  • issues with salary and relativities

  • career development

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 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 free phone 0508 KAIKOHE.

Manu Kōrero coming to Kaikohe
Yesterday we were pleased to have a visit from Matua Beaumyn Wihongi and students from Northland College who are assisting our Senior Syndicate with participating in the pōwhiri planned for the Manu Kōrero competitions being held at Northland College on 5th June.

Junior Trip

The Junior Syndicate - NgāKākano, Rooms 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).