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Newsletter 202004 - 19 February 2020


A very special welcome to our following new tamariki and their whānau: Lucas Penno, Kyaleah, Tamatoa and Kyzah Tauteka-Wharerau, Adoniah Tanginoa, Touriel Huia-Tauariki, Meya-Rose and Mokau Johnson.

Water Update

Today as a follow up from the John Carter and Ministry of Education meeting held here last week we are having a water tank installed. Once the tank is in place it will be filled by an out of town provider. We are continuing to do well as a school and community and we need to continue doing what we are to help reduce usage. Currently we are having continuous leak problems and are making plans to have our water mains replaced as they are old and rusty.

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

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.


Thanks to our whānau who managed to get their bikes in for our first training yesterday. Our TRYathletes are doing a great job. Training will continue every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club has started and runs from 8am - 8.45. 

All tamariki are welcome to come to the school hall to have a breakfast kai to start their day. Weetbix, fruit, yoghurt, baked beans and toast. Yum!


We will have two senior Kī-o-rahi teams entered into the Whakataetae Kī-o-rahi tournament on Thursday 19th March 2020 being held at Lindvart Park. Students involved will have a permission form and more information go home closer to the time.


Big thanks to all those children who have brought permission slips to participate in the basketball module starting Monday 2nd of March at Northland College with Taal Smith until the end of term 3. We will enter two U11 teams and one U9's team.

Waitangi Marae visits

This term we have planned day visits to Waitangi to coincide with our term topic - Who are we?

Dates for classes are as follows:

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

20th March - Room 14

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.

Community Hub 

We have a Community Hub available for whānau who have any particular worries about their child's learning planned for Thursday 20 February 2020 at Kaikohe Wānanga o Aotearoa building from 8.30 am - 12.30pm.

Kaikohe East School Board

The Kaikohe East School Board will meet at the school at 11:30am on Monday 24 February.
Go here for the agenda and associated reports.


Water Safe with Whaea Beth has been really successful with our juniors and half of the middles syndicate. This Monday coming will be the last Swimsafe session for rooms 1-9.

From week 6-10 it is Rooms 10-17’s sessions on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings their togs every Monday as this is a really important and effective program to keep our water babies safe. Any queries please see Whaea Lydia in Room 6.