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Newsletter 201931 - 30 October 2019

2020 Term Dates

Term 1 – Tuesday 28 January – Friday 10 April

Term 2 – Tuesday 28 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 – Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4 – Monday 12 October – Friday 10 December.

Planning and Preparation for 2020

Teachers are currently starting to organise for 2020. If whānau have any ideas about new ideas, resources or comments about 2020 please come and see your child’s class teacher or send an email to admin@kaikeast.school.nz with your ideas and contact number in case further details are needed. This includes any requests for your child’s class for next year. Please put in the subject line of your email 2020 Ideas and Organisation.

Some of the possible ideas we have so far to include in our planning are:

  • Having a senior boys only and senior girls only class

  • Installing more turf to the area outside R3/4

  • Further development of the garden/bike track area 

Halloween Competition

This week teachers have been shared a Halloween Competition created by Haze Kopa and whānau. All entries must be back at school by today, Wednesday 30th October. Winners will be notified tomorrow.

Room 9 to Waitangi

As a part of the Raranga Matihiko programme, Room 9 tamariki will be visiting the digital classroom at the Treaty Grounds in Waitangi on Monday 4th November. More information will be sent home with those students involved. 

Rangimārie and Manawanui Trip

Rangimārie and Manawanui are visiting the Northland Firehouse Museum and Rural Fire Station tomorrow, Wednesday 31st October. We will be walking there and back.

Hine Oranga Programme

This term, Whaea Lucy and Whaea Stevie are running a hygiene and body changes programme, Hine Oranga, with our Year 6 girls. Please let us know if you would prefer that your daughter would not be a part of this programme or if you would like any extra information. We hope that this programme will be an annual programme. 

Cross Country

Placings for our school Cross Country are as follows;

5 year old 

Girls: 1st Maia Wihongi-Cross,

 2nd Kymani Wira-Jones, 3rd Shardavil Padlie.

Boys: 1st Storm Stevens, 2nd Bradley Kapa, 3rd J’zahn Murray-Paraha.

6 year old

Girls: 1st Terehia Nicol-Pukeroa, 2nd Christina Thompson-Penney, 3rd Jaedah Simmonds.

Boys: 1st Wiremu Crouch, 2nd Nikau Johnson, 3rd Dallas Moka

7 Year old

Girls: 1st Arihia Phillips, 2nd Jonnie Young, 3rd Amaia Stillwell-Ngaropo.

Boys: 1st Tay’jahrn Wilcox, 2nd Dylan Pattison, 3rd Jayden Cassidy.

8 Year old

Girls: 1st Hevani Stephens, 2nd equal Kowhai Johnson and Teagan Stevens.

Boys: 1st Jimmy Phillips, 2nd Malachi Reihana-Tohu, 3rd Cassius Marsh-Clay.

9 Year old

Girls: 1st Amaliah Vaka, 2nd Bernadette Rurehe, 3rd Ariana Andrews-Quinlan.

Boys: 1st Nikau Tango, 2nd Vaughan Komene, 3rd Ihaka Brown.

10 Year old

Girls: 1st Toni Tango, 2nd Brooke Williams, 3rd Shelby Hori-Broomfield.

Boys: 1st Kharnae Brophy-Johnstone, 2nd Samuel Edmonds, 3rd Owen Cherrington.

11 Year old

Girls: 1st Maree Tahere, 2nd Sadidas Poa-Wilson

Boys: 1st John Slade-Carr, 2nd Zyon Johnstone, 3rd Jaysharn Pulham.


Another huge day last Thursday for touch, thanks to everyone who came and supported our kura. Thanks to our coaches and whānau for helping with the teams, and for your patience with the closure of field 6.

Our two under 7s touch teams have practice every Wednesday lunchtime at 1.20pm with their coaches Whaea Nikki, Matua Bruce and Whaea Maia.

This week’s draw:

Round One: 4 pm

U7: KES 2 vs KES 1, Field 6A

U9: KES 3 vs Str8nPure, Field 5A

U11:KES 5 vs Opononi, Field 3

U11:KES 6 vs Str8nPure, Field 2

Round Two: 4.25 pm

U7: KES 2 vs Str8nPure, Field 6A

U9: KES 3 vs West, Field 5A

U9: KES 4 vs Str8nPure, Field 5B

U11: KES 5 vs Str8nPure, Field 3

U 11: KES 6 vs West, Field 2

Round Three: 4.50 pm

U7: KES 1 vs Str8nPure, Field 5A

T Ball

4.00pm - Turf 1 - East Tball vs Tribe

4.45pm - Turf 2 - East slow pitch vs Kura

Hāngi fundraiser – tickets on sale now!

To assist with our Basketball representatives and our increased numbers of Term 4 sports team we

have a hāngi on Friday 22nd November. Hāngi are now on sale for $10 each and will as usual include: 3 meats, pumpkin, kūmara, cabbage, potato and stuffing. 

If any whānau have dry wood or clean newspaper they could donate for the hāngi we would be very grateful.

Whānau are also welcome to come and help prepare/pack on Thursday 21st November in the school hall from about 10am.

End of Year Report

We will have an end of year report for all children who have been at school for longer than 6 weeks ready to send home later this term. The report format is simplified and will show whānau what Reading/Writing/Maths curriculum level your child is working at and will include a general comment about other areas of the curriculum.

Northland Basketball Trials

Trials for the 2020 season will be held for u11’s through to u17’s both boys and girls,

WHERE: ASB STADIUM - Kensington, Whāngarei

WHEN: Saturday 9th November 2019.

Registrations will be taken on the day.  There is a $10.00 registration/trial fee payable at the venue. We ask that all players ONLY turn up at their respective time slots - times below:

Under 17’s 9 - 11am

Under 15’s 11.30am – 1.30pm

Under 13’s and Under 11’s 2 – 4pm