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Newsletter 201925 - 4 September 2019


A special welcome to the following new children and their whanau to our school: Peter-Ross Te Pania, Detroit and Fairlane Hobson.

Teacher Only Days July 2019-July 2022

The recently reviewed Principals Collective announced now includes the ability for Primary Schools to plan for 8 Teacher Only Days over the next 3 years. On Friday 18th October we will be taking our first of these 8 days and staff will be at a Maths course being held at Northland College.

Te Arahura Kāhui Ako Huihuinga

On Friday 20th September all local schools who are in the Te Arahura Kāhui Ako will be at Northland College for a huihuinga about the new achievement challenges about Ngāpuhitanga and the Language of Learning. Kaikohe East will be closing at 12pm on this day, buses will be collecting children from about this time. Whānau please let us know what is happening to your child at this time if you haven’t already. If you would prefer, a phone call is fine or talk to your child’s teacher. There will be no staff at the school from 12.30pm

Fathers’ Day Award

Awarded to Jade Makiri for always supporting his two sons Kamizono and Rahiti at school.

Tanga Card winners

Congratulations to our Tanga card winners who will be getting a sausage roll and juicie delivered tomorrow for their lunch.


Raquaan Tau-Whiu

Kymani McCormack

Romanie Tarawa

Tautari Matiu

Whitiora Wikaira-Mokaraka


Lou-Jon Mahanga-Hori

Marcus Paraha

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 9.30am on Thursday 19th September. All performing groups will be required to attend a dress rehearsal on Tuesday 17th September at 10am. No whānau can attend the dress rehearsal sorry.

A programme with approximate times on it has been shared and available at the school office. 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.

Food for Life Hot Lunch day Monday

Special thanks to The Warehouse Kaikohe for donating us 100 cups and to Chevy Wihongi and whānau for donating the other 50 we needed. Our Food for Life programme has progressed so well in lots of ways due to the awesome support we have received from our local community, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou!

Road Signs and Patrols

Special mention to all the tamariki and their whānau who have volunteered their time to train and work mornings and afternoons on patrol, awesome start so far:
Charlie Young, Tass Perry, Kymani Wira-Jones, Fern Edmonds

Sari Stillwell, Kaiyah Kire-Kaukau

Bernie Rurehe, Samuel Edmonds

Wakaroa Smith, R’Mahni Wilson-Astle, Eru Southorn-Bradley

Karamia Tanuvasa, Jahzaay Yukich, Vase-Leigh Tua-Taiapo, Ariana Andrews-Quinlan and Marcus Paraha.

We appreciate your mahi!


We are noticing a number of children that have nits/kutus and are really distracted in class at times because their heads are itchy. Please whānau come and collect some kutu solution from the office and treat your child’s hair.

Renaming of our Pātaka Kai Cupboard

We have been invited to be part of the renaming of our local Pataka Kai Cupboard. It will be held on Monday the 9th of September at our local library starting at 11.00am. We will be taking a group of children from Room 15 and Room 17 to participate in this event.

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

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. Teams will be made up mostly of Senior Syndicate classes.