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Newsletter 202002 - 5 February 2020

Welcome 

A very special welcome to our following new tamariki and their whānau: Koziae Boakes, Morgan Williams, Carter Redshaw, Krizayah Mau, Peighton Mau-Collins, Kylani Tipoki, Talaenia Johnstone, Kydon Young, Hawaiki and Te Aramoana Kopa-Warren, Faith Tahere, Jayzana Poa-Konelio Rivers, Layla Mokaraka, Kaye-Lani and Sione Lui, Toni and Tre Leaf-Pomana, Aquarius and Paul Williams, Laurelle and Risezell Rakete, Te Punawai Tumata, Hazel-Lee Ferguson, Hosea Albert and Emmeah and Kheean Rudkin!


Waitangi Weekend – School closed

School will be closed for our school and Kaikohe Intermediate tomorrow Thursday 6th and Friday 7th February.


2020 Term Dates

Term 1 – 28 January to 10 April

NB: there is no school for children on 28th and 29th April, staff will be attending professional development at Northland College

Term 2 – 30 April to 4 July

Term 3 – 20 July to 26 September

Term 4 – 12 October to 10 December


New Bell Times

8.25am Classrooms open for children to enter

8.55am Get Ready Bell

9.00am In class ready for roll call and head to Karakia

10.50am Start of interval

11.15am Get ready bell

11.20am End of interval, back to class

1.00pm Start of lunch

1.35pm Get ready bell

1.40pm End of lunch, start to eat

1.50pm End of lunch eating, learning time starts


Whānau Hui – Term 1

We are planning to have 3 whānau hui times this term on Tuesday 11 February at the following times:

3.15pm, 4.15pm and 5.15pm. At each hui the teacher of your child will meet you and others in their classroom to talk about class programmes, class routines etc and also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We are hoping that these times are suitable for all and if not that the class letter that comes home today helps too. If you feel as though you need to meet your child’s teacher at another time feel free to discuss a suitable time with the teacher.


Uniforms

Here is a list of what we offer and prices: polo shirts with school logo $30, hoodies $30, fleece jackets $65, caps $8, bows $3. 


Pedestrian Crossing on Broadway

Every morning from 8.15-8.30am and 3-3.15pm Mrs Maihi is on road duty at the pedestrian crossing closest to Paper Plus and the Doctors. Please be sure your child gets to the crossing so that they can cross during these times.


Lunches

We have pies $2 and juicies $1 on Thursdays and Fridays. Orders will be taken at the school office before 8.50am and delivered to classes at 1pm.


Community Hub 

We have a Community Hub available for whānau who have any particular worries about their childs learning planned for Thursday 20 February 2020 at Kaikohe Wananga o Aotearoa building from 8.30 am – 12.30pm.

More information about this next week. 


Bus Bay Reminder

Whānau are reminded that stopping in the bus bay is not permitted. Bus drivers get annoyed when pulling in and cars are parked in our bus bay. 

Cars should not use the bus bay at all from 8.15-9.15am and 2.30-3.30pm.


Teachers for 2020

All children will be bringing home next Wednesday their class letter that will give whānau some insight into what is happening in their child’s class this term.


Tryathlon

This year’s Tryathlon is to be held in Waitangi on Sunday the 29th March, 2020. The fee to participate will be covered by the school but whānau must be available to transport their child and their gear to and from the event. A letter was sent home last week with any interested in participating. Any queries please come and see Whaea Lydia in Room 6 or if your child needs a letter come and collect one.


Basketball News

We are proud to have supported 3 students Wakaroa Smith, Samuel Edmonds and Vaughan Komene in their U11’s Maori Basketball Tournament held in Rotorua recently. They played 7 games, winning 4, and were placed 6th out of 12 teams in their grade. They have also been chosen for the U11’s Northland team and will be travelling to Tauranga to participate in another big Tournament Easter Weekend. Big mihi to their coach Taal Smith for your hard mahi.


Waitangi Marae visits

This term we are not having an overnight marae stay, instead we have planned day visits to Waitangi to coincide with our term topic – Who are we?

Dates for classes are as follows:

10th February – Room 17 - Tūmanako

12th February – Room 10 and 12

14th February – Room 16

26th February – Room 15

4th March – Room 6 and Ngā Kākano

16th March – Room 8 - Rangimārie and Room 9

18th March – Room 5 - Manawanui and Room 7

19th March – Room 3 and 4

Room 14 – 20th March

There is no cost for this trip as it is part of our learning programme. The children will travel by bus leaving school at approximately 9.15am and returning to school by 2.15pm. Any queries, come and see your child’s teacher.


Swimming Days

See your child’s class letter for their swimming days.


Kaikohe Swimming Club

Swimming Club registrations for learn to swim and development begins on Monday 10th February 4pm onwards at Northland College Pool. Contact Anne Stillwell 0274451775.