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Newsletter 202020 - 19 August 2020


Welcome to Whaea Janie Tairua from Awanuiārangi who is completing a teacher trainee placement in Room 3 with Miss Cassidy.

Special thanks to Whaea Kayil Toia-Edwards who leaves Room 10 this week.  Kayil has just completed a teaching placement with Whaea Joy in Room 10. Welcome to Room 10 Tahlia Wilson!

From last week’s School Assembly

Principal's Award: Congratulations to Naisha Singh for being a super student, always doing her best and upholding our tanga values. 

Congratulations also to Ocean Poa-Wilson for being a superstar learner in Room 10.

Role Model awards: Congratulations to the following students who received role model awards last week and will receive a duffy book!

Tama Romana-Parangi

Manaia Cumming

Kanesi Pomale

Aarianna Hohepa

Aesys Nieper

Waimirirangi Ngawhika

Jacob Irimana

Parani Cowles

Jonnie Young & Ma’ine Kaiaruna

Kowhai Johnson & Tegan Stevens

Shakeera Noa

Semi Johnstone

Janie Kaui

Michael Witehira-Donnelly

Attendance awards: Congratulations to the following students who have had excellent attendance recently and will be given a morning tea shout tomorrow

Creedence Stevens

Toretto Tran

Hosea Albert

Rameka Hape

Tass Perry

Herewini Ruruhe

COVID–19 Level 2 Lockdown

Since last week we are noticing that not all visitors are following the “sign in rules”. If this continues we will be forced to go back to locking the school gates and asking whānau to only come in for emergencies.

Alert Level 2 applies to us at Kaikohe East School from midday last Wednesday.

  • At Alert Level 2 it is safe for all students, children and staff to attend school. There will be appropriate precautions in place.

  • Children and staff who are at higher-risk of severe illness are encouraged to take additional precautions when leaving home.

  • Please be alert to illness and ask anyone who is presenting as unwell to go home, or ask parents and caregivers to come and pick the child up.

  • Messaging about good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette to be reinforced.

  • Soap and water is very appropriate for washing hands, particularly if hand sanitiser stocks are low.

  • For schools, children, young people and staff should be far enough away from each other so that they are not breathing on or touching each other, coupled with good hygiene practices and regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces. There does not need to be a specific measurement but where practicable and reasonable, 1 metre can be used as a guide, particularly between adults.

  • In early learning there does not need to be a measurable physical distance between children/ tamariki or children/tamariki and staff.  However adults should where practicable use 1 metre as a guide between themselves and other adults.

  • Physical distancing of 2 metres is recommended for parents and caregivers, from people they don’t know (to align with public health measures outside the school grounds).

  • We have the QR code posters for the NZ COVID Tracer App at the school office

  • Masks are not required at schools and early learning services at Alert levels 2 and 3.

Flooding remediation update

All class flooding remediation works have been completed and children are back in their newly carpeted rooms.  We are now awaiting insurance funds to replace damaged furniture.

Transition to Kaikohe Intermediate School

Due to us being in Covid Level 2 there will be no transition, we have organised another date, 16 September. More details later.


Due to Covid-19 announcement there will be no games next week for Basketball, Netball and Hockey teams.

Manawa Tahi Hub

Today there was a Te Manawa Tahi community hub. Te Manawa Tahi is a learning support hub where you can come in and talk to education professionals about your child's learning needs. This is a free service. If you missed this opportunity please phone 0800 5248 4256.