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Newsletter 202022 - 2 September 2020

Welcome back!

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: 

Shaylin and Peighton Mau-Collins, Michael Maxwell and Jaycob Tipene.

COVID – 19 Level 2 Lockdown

Alert Level 2 applies to us at Kaikohe East School.

Sign in Rules

You must sign in every time you enter our school gates using the manual visitor sign- in booklet and the NZ Covid tracing app both in the school office.

We are still 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 whanau to only come in for emergencies.

  • At Alert Level 2 it is safe for all students, children and staff to attend school and early learning. 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.


It was great to see hockey being played last Saturday with the few changes made to game play and signing in when entering the turf having only a minor effect on the flow of the day.

Please meet your coaches 30 mins before your games this weekend.

Mini Sticks 10am

Zone 1 Mini Sticks vs Oromahoe Primary - coach/managers - Whaea Michelle, Whaea Waiora

Sticks Development team 11am

Zone 1 -East School vs West School - coach - Ashlee Maihi

Kiwi Sticks 12.20pm

Zone 1 East School vs Ohaeawai Primary- coach/managers - Whaea Claire, Whaea Bonnie 

Players of the day

Naisha Singh

Terehia Nicol-Pukeroa


Sorry, there are still no basketball games happening this week due to Covid levels. We will let all whanau and players know when we are able to start playing basketball again.


Future Ferns netball will be played every Wednesday after school at Lindvart Park from 3.30pm to 4.20pm starting today.  Players are to meet their coaches at about 3.15pm please.

Transition to Kaikohe Intermediate School

Due to us being in Covid Level 2 transition will be organised for September 16th. Please continue to check newsletters and Facebook for updates or contact the office if you have any questions.

Senior Art Trip

Over the next few weeks, Senior classes will be visiting the Mobil Ngapuhi Service Station to see the new art displayed in their shop.  When we go will depend on the weather as we will be walking there. Classroom teachers will inform whanau through class Facebook pages. 

Te Manawa Tahi 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.

The Northland College Teen Parent will be hosting another hub on Wednesday 16th September from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

If you miss this opportunity please phone 0800 5248 4256.