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Newsletter 201921 - 7 August 2019


A special welcome to the following new children and their whānau to our school:

Te Marama and Parani Cowles, Ataria Rameka-Keefe, Arthur Tepania-Hunter and Jamirah-Lily Ngata.

Role Models

Last week, Friday, was our first School Assembly for Term 3.  We would like to acknowledge some of our tamariki who have had an exceptional start to the term:

Parehuruhuru – Ngā Kākano

Eleazar – Room 3

Kenneth – Room 4

Jadeah – Manawanui

Takora – Room 6

MK – Rangimārie

Adelaide – Room 8

David – Room 9

Fern – Nga Whetu 

Ataahua – Room 14

Brooke – Room 15

Awhina – Room 16

Joziah – Tūmanako

Principal's Award

Congratulations Karamia Tanuvasa who received last week’s Principal’s award for always showing Manaakitanga!

Ka rawe!

Cultural Festival

The annual Cultural Festival has been planned to happen this term.  There will be a few Kaikohe East School groups preparing to perform at this annual event which will be held at Kaikohe Memorial Hall at 10am on Thursday 19th September.  All performing groups will be required to attend a dress rehearsal on Tuesday 17 September at 10am, no whānau can attend the dress rehearsal sorry.

A programme will be shared closer to the time of the festival. Entry on the performance day is by koha.  All proceeds will go towards travel and other related costs. Please note that the performances will be livestreamed on the day from Tautoko FM.  Any queries about any of the above please contact us.

Term 3 – Dance and Ukulele

BoDeene from HUSH Dance and Matua Brent had a great start with their groups last week.  They will be in our school every Wednesday for Term 3.

Food for Life Hot Lunch day Monday

Food for Life will be at our school in Term 3 every Monday. All classes will be involved.  First lunch serving will be from 12-12.30pm for the following classes: 

Ngā Kākano, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9

And the second lunch serving will be from 12.45-1.10pm for these classes: 

R10, Poutama, R14, R15, R16, R17

Special thanks to Kaikohe Bunnings for donating us 10 tables and 30 chairs for our lunch programme.  We are hoping to have other organisations support us with more tables/chairs or equipment needed.


This is the last week of our major round. Please meet your coaches; Whaea Michelle’s team - 9.30am and could Whaea Claire’s team please meet Whaea Waiora and Whaea Huia at 11.45am playing against Oromāhoe.

Arohamai Whaea Claire will be back on board next week for our closing tournament starting at 11.30.


Due to extra teams being added to our basketball competition held on Mondays at Northland College our games will start at 3.30pm and run to 5.30pm. If you would like to manage or coach a team please all enquiries to Whaea Claire (Teacher in charge) phone 0211142091.

Whakapakari Shield

This term our seniors have a chance to challenge Ōhaeawai for the Whakapakari shield on the 24th of September playing Soccer and Netball.

Ōkaihau College

Ōkaihau College enrolment packs for 2020 are available at our school office for whānau who are interested in sending their child/children there.  They will also have an Open Day 19th September from 11.30am – 1pm and 5.30pm – 6.30pm.