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Newsletter 202023 - 9 September 2020

Welcome back!

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: 

Taurean Pickering-Dixon

Te Ohonga

This Facebook Live Event is on Thursday September 24. This event will be happening in place of the Kaikohe Cultural Festival. Our school will be having some of our senior students performing in this event. If you do not want your child to be a part of this performance please let us know and we will make sure they are not in the live feed on the day. Search on facebook and “like” Te Ohonga o Ngāpuhi. You will see updates on this page about what the kaupapa is all about and what time each school is live. 

Transition to Kaikohe Intermediate School

Due to us being in Covid Level 2 there will be no actual transition however Whaea Freda is coming to visit us here next week at our school.  She and a few Year 7/8 ākonga will be doing a short presentation to the Year 6's on the Friday 18th September. Year 6’s must be in full school uniform.

School Photos

Photolife will be at our school on Tuesday 22nd September to take school photos. All information will be sent home today with costs of photo options. Please complete the details required on the envelope and enclose the correct amount of money for your order.

If you wish to purchase family photos you will need to collect this order form from the school office.

All forms with correct payment will need to be returned to the office by Monday 21st September.

COVID – 19 Level 2 Lockdown

Alert Level 2 applies to us at KAIKOHE EAST SCHOOL 

  • 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.

Please be sure to sign in and out if you come into the school.

Rippa Rugby

We will no longer be participating in this week’s Rippa Rugby tournament.


No basketball being played again next week due to Covid level 2. I will let whānau know as soon as we know when basketball will continue.

Future Ferns Netball - Wednesdays at 3.30pm

Here is the draw for each afternoon.

Court 1

3.35-3.50pm Awesome Angels vs East Beasts

3.50pm-4.05pm East Eagles vs East Beasts

4.05pm-4.20pm Awesome Angels vs East Eagles

Court 2

3.35-3.50pm East Sparrows vs Hōreke

3.50pm-4.05pm T Road Diamonds vs East Sparrows

4.05pm-4.20pm Hōreke vs T Road Diamonds

Reminders please

-sign in if you come upstairs 

-practise social distancing 

-be prompt to start games 

-there are snacks upstairs 

-last playing Wednesday 23rd September. 

Any queries please comment or email chicky@kaikeast.school.nz or phone 0508 5245643


It was awesome to see all our hockey players out and about on Saturday morning. Please meet your coaches at least 15 minutes before your games.

Mini Sticks 10am Zone 1

Kaikohe East vs Team Warren.

Kiwi Development Team 11.00am Zone 1

Kaikohe East vs Ōkaihau Primary School Zone 1

Kiwi Sticks Team 12.00pm Zone 1

Kaikohe East vs Oromāhoe


Kiwi development and Kiwi stick teams have practice today after school at Lindvart hockey turf from 3.30 to 4.30pm.

If you are playing after school netball please attend your netball games and we will have a lunch time hockey practice at school. Mini Sticks will have their practices at school on Fridays during their lunchtime from 1.00pm - 1.30pm.

Players of the day:

Nikau Johnson

Jimmy Phillips

Shakeera Noa

Manawa Tahi Hub

Last week 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.

Another hui is scheduled to happen on Wednesday 16th September at the TPU.