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Newsletter 202024 - 16 September 2020


A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Ashanti Wilson and Te Arawhetu Warren.


The school holidays commence on Friday 25th September and Term 4 begins on Monday 12th October.

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.  Here is the flyer including times and what schools are going live.

Role Models

Congratulations to the following Role Models who were honoured at our last school zoom hui!

Ngā Kākano – Elijah Irimana

Room 3 – Ataria and Nardia

Room 4 – Jaron Kaiwai

Manawanui – Yahkyra Veevers

Room 6 – Devyn Gardiner

Rangimārie – Quinitn Raeina

Room 8 – Teina Wikaira-Mokaraka

Room 9 – Kahcyn Stephens

Room 10 – Nikau Johnson and Alexis Tanuvasa

Room 12 – Kheean Rudkin

Room 14 – Triumph Hori-Broomfield

Room 15 – Kharnae Pene Johnstone

Room 16 – Whaiora Tarawa

Tūmanako – Arihia Phillips

“Tanga” Cards

Congratulations to the lucky students who were selected for showing great tanga values!

LeBron Beazley-Tango

Kymani Kaiaruna

Nimisha Singh

Ataahua Johnstone

Wiremu Busby

Darcy Hughes

Jaxon Hughes

Lennox Marsh-Clay

Rahiti Makiri

Layla Mokaraka

Mykz Poa

Te Mihinga Woodman

100% Attendance

100% Attenders from last week

Congratulations to the following who had their names drawn out of the attendance box.

Faith Tahere Ngā Kākano

Aisha Tana Manawanui

Jacob Irimana Rm 8

Skylar Mikaere Ngā Whetū

Jimmy Phillips Rm 14

Lokey Leaf Rm 16


Since Covid our overall attendance at school has decreased considerably.  It is important that whānau contact us about the reason their children are not as school as we are required to record reasons for any absence.  Please be sure to let us know so that we can share this information with other agencies such as Truancy who may become involved.

Any reason for absence can be text to 0508 5245643, emailed to admin@kaikeast.school.nz or teachers first name @kaikeast.school.nz or telephone 0508 524643 or phone 09 4011532.

COVID – 19 Level 2 remains

Yesterday the Prime Minister announced a continuation of current alert levels until next Monday. 

A reminder - 10 things you need to know about Alert Level 2

1. Schools are open to everyone, and all children must attend.

2. Learning will be onsite with distance learning offered in some circumstances.

3. Schools are not classified as gatherings and a range of events and activities can go ahead.

4. Schools will close for cleaning and contact tracing if there is a confirmed case who was infectious when at school.

5. Face coverings are not required at school or on any school transport.

6. Sick people must stay at home.

7. You must have a contact tracing system in place.

8. Fundamental public health measures continue to apply at every alert level:

Physical distancing (not touching and not breathing on each other at Alert Level 2)

Hand hygiene

Cough and sneeze etiquette

Regularly cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces.

9. Think and plan carefully before you go ahead with any activity that brings a large number of students together and/or spectators are involved.

Future Ferns Netball Wednesday at 3.30pm

Here is the draw for this afternoon.

Court 1

3.35-3.50pm Awesome Angels vs East Beasts

3.50pm-4.05pm East Eagles vs East Beasts

4.05pm-4.20pmAwesome Angels vs East Eagles

Court 2

3.35-3.50pm T Road Diamonds vs East Sparrows

3.50pm-4.05pm T Road Diamonds vs Hōreke

4.05pm-4.20pm East Sparrows vs Hōreke

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

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.


There was a lot of excitement from the crowd as both our Kiwi sticks development team and the Kiwi sticks team drew both their games on Saturday enjoyed by all our whānau and supporters.

Please meet your coaches 15 mins before your game starts.

10am Mini Sticks

Kaikohe East vs Ōhaeawai field C, Zone 4

Coach- Whaea Michelle, Whaea Waiora

11.00am Kiwi development 

Kaikohe East vs Kohukohu Zone 1

Coach - Ashlee Maihi

12.00pm Kiwi Sticks

Kaikohe East vs Springbank Zone 1

Coach - Whaea Claire Edmonds, Bonnie wood

Please sign in at the gate on entering the hockey turf entrance.

Players of the day:

Arahia Phillips

Atamahina Warren

School Photos

Reminder, Photolife will be at our school on Tuesday 22nd September, please return the envelope and enclose the correct amount of money for your order.  If you require another form or you want a family photo special envelope, come and get one from the school office.

Shared Lunches

Sports teams - basketball, hockey and netball will have a shared lunch next Thursday 24th September 1.00pm. We would like to invite all our coaches and managers to join us.

Rangimārie, Rooms 15 and 16 will have a shared lunch next Wednesday 23rd September 2020 to celebrate all our successes and the end of term 3 2020.