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Newsletter 202016 - 1 July 2020

Kaikohe East School Board

Special thanks from our Board of Trustees, staff and students to our Board Chairperson of 9 years who recently resigned from our Board of Trustees. Thank you Whaea Lisa Tuwhangai for your support, direction and leadership throughout your time as a Board of Trustees member and Chairperson. We have loved working with you and have been very appreciative of the time, energy and commitment you have made to our school.

School Holidays

Whānau are reminded that the last day for Term 2 will be this Friday 3 July. School will be closed for a two week holiday break. We will reopen on Monday 20 July.

All Teachers will be in on Wednesday and Thursday of the second week planning for Term 3.

Ngā Kākano Farewell Airoe

Yesterday Te Mihinga presented Airoe with a beautiful farewell card from the class. Airoe and his whānau are relocating to Whangarei, we will miss having Airoe at our kura. We wish him and his whānau all the best.

Winter Sport Term 3

Netball and hockey will begin the first Saturday of term 3. 

Basketball will also start term 3 and will be played on Mondays.

Contact our school office and leave a message for Whaea Claire or Whaea Lydia

Please remember that the school will pay for any fees associated with playing Netball for the school.

Matariki Celebrations


I am lonely.

It is quiet.

I let Uenuku’s hand slip from my hand to his father’s hand.

I am happy for him but I am sad that he left.

I can feel anger in my soul but can’t let it out.

A tear is crawling down my face.

Poem written by Te Marama, Room 14

Well done Ngā Kākano! You have worked hard on your Space Diorama! 


Thanks to whānau who are keeping their children at home when they are sick however could you please let us know also either by- calling us on 09 4011532 or 0508 5245643, sending us a facebook message or emailing admin@kaikeast.school.nz

Your support is appreciated, if we don’t hear from you we will attempt to contact you if your child is away.

Middle Syndicate Sausage Sizzle

Room 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be having a sausage sizzle tomorrow, Thursday 2 July. There is no cost and children will still need to bring some lunch please. 

Rooms 15 & 16 Shared Lunch

Tomorrow, Thursday 2 July, Room’s 15 &16 are having a shared lunch. Hot chips & burgers at 1pm we are asking all children to bring $3. Any questions please contact Whaea Claire or Matua Jim.

Whānau feedback on our Graduate Profile

The school graduate profile is a document that we want to share with whānau as it helps us develop our tamariki into the best they can be by setting goals and expectations to work towards. Thanks to the whānau who have already completed the survey. 

We now have an online survey that will appear on our school facebook page, teachers have shared the link also on their class facebook sites. There will be a paper copy version available too for anyone that wishes to have a say, call in at the school office for this. We look forward to whānau feedback.

Bling Bling Matariki Art opening - tomorrow

ĀKAU in collaboration with the Te Pū o te Wheke Art Gallery bring you BLING BLING TOI MARAMA LIGHT FESTIVAL.

The official opening is on tomorrow Thursday 2 July at 5.30pm. 

Our school group have some amazing contributions to this festival. Please take the time to go along and see their mahi. 

Thanks to Whaea Crystal Harris for her mahi with this group of children: From Room 17 Amaliah, Te Atamahina, from Room 16 Quinita, from Room 15 Morgan, Sari, Fern, R’mahni and from Room 14 Susan and William, from Room 12 Kowhai and Charlie. 

Whaea Crystal and Whaea Chicky will be up at the opening if any whānau would like to join us or drop their child off (in school uniform if possible) we will bring them home afterwards.