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Newsletter 202026 - 14 October 2020

Welcome back!

A special welcome to our new tamariki and their whānau: Victoria Apulu, Riria Witehira, Hezekiah and Chaise Absolum, Andrew King, Waianuhea Taurima, Matiu Naera, Kaia Wickliffe and Manaia Rakete-Henry.

Christmas Holidays

Term 4 started on Monday 12th October and ends on Wednesday 9th December. Term 1, 2021 commences on Tuesday 2nd February, Northland Anniversary day is Monday 1st February.

Te Ohonga

At the end of last term this Facebook live event was held. Our senior kapa haka group performed. A huge mihi to all tamariki and staff who were involved in a very successful event. Over 3000 views were reached on this day. 

T Ball and Slow Pitch

This will be starting Wednesday 21st October at Lindvart Park. We have one Slow Pitch and one T/Ball team. We are in the process of organizing the teams and coaches. Today was the closing day for bringing back the permission slips so we will be registering those tamariki ONLY. We will send out more details to those registered tamariki once we receive confirmation from BOI Softball before the start date. We are looking forward to another fun filled season!

Under 9s and 11s Touch

The Touch Rally is this Thursday 15th October at 4pm. We have had so much interest that we will have two U9's teams and two U11's teams. We will only be registering those tamariki that have brought their permission slips back, as we are on very strict numbers and are unable to keep adding to the teams. These tamariki will be sent home the details today. Thanks to those whānau who have volunteered coaching, we will be in touch soon. Good luck to our teams this Thursday!

Rippa Rugby Tournament

We will be taking two Year 5 and two Year 6 Rippa rugby teams to Kaikohe Rugby grounds next Thursday 22nd October from 9.30am till 1.30pm. They will need a packed lunch and a water bottle. Notices will be sent home today and returned tomorrow. If you are able to manage a team for the day could you please contact Whaea Claire on 0211124091.

Room 14 Trip to Waitangi

As part of our Term 1 Inquiry into Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Room 14 is visiting the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Our original trip was postponed due to Lockdown. 

Date and Time: Thursday 5th November   9.20 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.

There is no cost to students, as the trip is fully funded by the school.   

Please return your child's permission slip to Whaea Sandy and let Whaea Sandy know if you are able to help on the day.

Nau mai, tautoko mai!

Term 4 Topics

Junior Topic for Term 4

Our topic is ‘Design and produce for others’. This is a Technologies based focus. We will

be looking at ways products are made, what materials are used and how we can make products of similar designs using different materials that can be given as gifts for others.

Middle Topic for Term 4

The middle syndicate classes will be working on a variety of visual art pieces this term. This work will be displayed in the hall on whānau day.

 As part of our determination to localise our learning, we will be climbing maunga in the area. This will help our tamariki make links to the places and stories we have studied this year. This will happen in November but more information closer to the time.

Senior Topic for Term 4

This term the Seniors will be working on interest projects around making this term "Fun and enjoyable". We are excited to see what they come up with. They will be developing skills around self-management, collaboration, and communication.   

Term 4 Board Meetings

There are two Board of Trustee Meetings planned for this term. One on 2nd November and the final on the 30th November. All welcome!

School Photos

We will advise whānau about when photos are ready to be collected from the school office through the newsletter and on facebook. 


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.

Netball and Hockey thanks

Special thanks to all our coaches, players and supporters. While our Hockey and Netball seasons were interrupted by Covid it was awesome that we were able to end our seasons on a positive note. 

Kaikohe Intermediate School

Please be sure to complete your Year 6 Kaikohe Intermediate enrolment packs issued last term and either return them directly to us or drop the complete forms off to the Intermediate School.

Election Day

Election Day is the 17th October, this election polling booths are open early in Kaikohe at the Memorial Hall and the Baptist Church visit vote.nz for specific times. Today we have sent home with children some information about the election and what you will be voting on. You must be eligible and on the “list” to vote.

If you have any questions/queries or for more information phone 

0800 36 76 56 or visit vote.nz online.

Halloween at the Village

Go along and celebrate Halloween at the Pioneer Village, Saturday 31st October 5pm – 7pm, $5 per child adults free. See attached flyer.