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Newsletter 202006 - 4 March 2020


A very special welcome to our following new tamariki and their  whānau: 

Winter Tua-Taiapo and Airoe Paraha

Water bottle Deliveries

Yesterday we had 8 pallets of water bottles for our tamariki delivered . We really appreciate the Ministry of Education organising this for many schools in the North. Special thanks to TranzNorth for transporting the deliveries to us.

Further to this we now have a full water tank of water to use should we need it in the near future. 


New Zealand has been free of the virus to date, but we knew that would not last, the first case has been reported in New Zealand. Schools will continue to reinforce messages about hygiene practices. Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence:

-wash your hands often with soap and water before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet

-cover coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or your elbow

-put used tissues in the bin.


Many of our Tryathletes are doing a great job and coming to training however there are some children that need to put more effort into making sure they are at training please. Training will continue every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. The school has paid for all registrations so we need all children to be committed. Children must bring their bikes to school for training.

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!


Basketball started on Monday’s with Taal Smith at Northland College from 4-6pm…

Skills sessions started on Monday 9th March, Monday 16th and March 23rd. The purpose of these sessions are to build basketball skills and confidence to help players and teams to be more game ready for the upcoming modules. These skills sessions are available for all tamariki that are keen to participate in the modules.


We will have two senior Kī-o-rahi teams entered into the Whakataetae Ki-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.

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:

4th March (today) – Room 6 and Nga Kakano

16th March - Room 8 - Rangimarie and Room 9

18th March - Room 5 - Manawanui and Room 7

19th March - Room 3 and 4

20th March - Room 14 (letter coming home today with children)

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.

Ear Caravan 

The next mobile ear clinic will be in Kaikohe on Tuesday 10th March 8am-12pm and 1pm-2.30pm at Broadway Health Center.

Kaikohe East School Board of Trustees

The Kaikohe East School Board met for the first time in 2020 last week. We elected our new Board Chairperson, Te Rina Toia. Special thanks to our previous board Chair Lisa Tuwhangai who has successfully led our board for many years. Lisa remains as a board member with Totorewa Rountree and staff representative Kaz Chamberlain. Go to the school website www.kaikeast.school.nz for the agenda and associated reports.

Circus Aotearoa

Circus Aotearoa will be performing in Kaikohe on the 13th, 14th and 15th of March a flyer is coming home with the newsletter today.

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.


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.