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Newsletter 201936 - 11 December 2019


A special welcome new student Te Kakahu Edmonds!!


Meri Kirihimete

On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees I hope that all whānau have a great, safe Christmas and New Year.

Our last day of the year is Tuesday 17th December.  School will end as usual at 3pm.


Attendance Awards

To the following children who managed to be at school for 2019 between 97-100%

Jonnie Young, Alec McLaren, Teremoe Tahere, Kryslah Tahere, Rollan Rapana, Delroy Stevens, Storm Stevens, Jack McLaren, Dylan Pattison, Charlie Young, Jayden Pattison, Winitana Te Pania, Eminee Rapana, Tommydre Rapana and Toni Tango.


KES Talent Show!

To all our whānau who came to our celebration last week, thank you!

Special congratulations to our performers and all the tamariki that supported their class acts.

Congratulations also to the following tamariki who were recognised with awards:

Sports Awards: Maiyah Moon and Korau Tua

Mainfreight Award 2019: Mihi Clark


Tanga Card and Road Patrollers trip

This Friday Whaea Becs, Mrs Maihi and one other staff member will be taking the two top tanga card winners from each class for the year and regular road patrollers to Kawakawa for a swim and lunch.  Children who are going took a letter home earlier this week, any queries see your child’s teacher.


Year 6’s Farewell and thanks

Special thanks to all our Year 6 students.  Best wishes to you all for next year.


Staff Farewells

Special thanks to the following staff who are leaving us so far this year: Whaea Natalie, Whaea Barbara and Whaea Huia.  We thank you all for your contribution towards our school success this year.


Staff organisation for 2020

Junior Syndicate

R1/2: Whaea Tina and Whaea Becs

R3: Miss Cassidy  Year 1 and 2

R4: Whaea Angela Year 1 and 2

R5: Whaea Te Rangi Doull Year 1 and 2 Junior Bilingual)

R6: Whaea Lydia  Year 1 and 2


Middle Syndicate

R7: Whaea Waiora Bilingual Year 2 and 4

R8: Whaea  Liz Year 3 and 4

R9: Whaea Tyme  Year 3 and 4

R10: Whaea Nada and Whaea Joy

Year 3 and 4

Senior Syndicate

Room 17 Senior Bilingual Whaea Stevie Monday/Tuesday, Whaea Michelle Wednesday to Friday

Room 16 Matua Jim and a teacher to be confirmed

Room 15 Whaea Claire Year 5 and 6

Room 14 Whaea Sandy Year 5 and 6

Room 12 Whaea Ali Year 5 and 6


Classroom Release Teacher 3 days per week: Whaea Ceri - Garden to table


Senior Leaders Release:  Whaea Michelle (Monday and Tuesday)


Reports home

End of Year reports are being sent home today with the newsletter.  Please also be aware that while we try very hard to ensure reports are accurate we sometimes do overlook errors, should by any chance you receive a report with an error in it please let us know.  Reports will come home next Wednesday in envelopes with your newsletter. Included also may be a letter from us if your child’s attendance is a concern. While we are aware at times absences have to happen we have a threshold of 20% (which equates to 5 days absence per term)


Photo Orders

All photos not collected are being sent home with children today.  Please check your child’s bag.


Classroom Shared Lunches

Children in Ngā Kākano will be enjoying an end of year party Thursday, 12th December from 11:30 a.m. Children will bring a note home confirming whether or not to bring anything.

Room 4 having a shared lunch class party on Thursday 12th - children to bring kai to share if possible.

Manawanui and Rangimārie are having their end of year pool party (if pool is fixed) & shared kai next week 12 - 1pm Thursday 12th December.


Kaikohekohe Games

It was such an awesome experience for our school to participate in the Kaikohekohe games held at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Kaikohe. A big mihi to all our tamariki, whānau supporters, Whaea Ali, Whaea Crystal, and Mrs Stillwell for your awhi. Congratulations to Kaikohe East School on receiving the Toa Whakaihuwaka - Overall Champions 2019.


T Ball

Thank you to all our Tball and Slow pitch players. There will be no TBall games Wednesday 11th December 2019 only for our Slow pitch team who have made the finals against Kaikohe Intermediate School at 5.20pm on Skin 3. Nau mai haere mai whānau



Well done to our KES Touch players and coaches. What an awesome season. A huge thank you to our coaches and whānau who have taken the time to help our little champs.

Looking forward to another great season in 2020.