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Newsletter 202030 - 11 November 2020

Teacher Only Day

We have a planned Teacher Only day on Monday 16th November, there will be no school for children on this day however all staff will be involved in professional development on this day. Buses will run for other schools.


Do you have any 5 year olds starting this year?

Over the next few weeks teachers will be discussing classes for next year. It would be extremely helpful if we knew now about any children turning 5 years old between now and the end of April/May. Please send us your child’s name and date of birth if you think that your 4 year old will be starting at our school. 

If you have any questions or queries please ask by phoning, emailing or coming in to see us.


Duffy Books

Each child will be bringing home their government funded Duffy Books today! Please keep an eye out for the extra goodies coming home.


2021 Class Organisation

By the end of the term we hope to have all our current children who are enrolled with us organised into their class for 2021. 

If whānau have any preference for what room their child/children are in please feel free to come and talk to Whaea Chicky or your child’s class teacher. 

 If it is possible to have your child placed in a preferred class we are happy to do this if we can.

If you want your child to be in a bilingual class please let us know also, they should have come from a Kōhanga Reo or have very secure Te Reo Māori learning at home for this placement. 

If you have any questions or queries please ask by phoning, emailing or coming in to see us.


School Photos

All photo orders have arrived and are ready for collection. Please come in to the office to collect them, if you wish to contact the office to arrange them going home with your child please do so on 09 4011532 or freephone 0508 KAIKOHE.


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.


Swimming Timetable Term 4

Our pool is now open! Please see below for our schoolwide weekly timetable. Ensure that your child/ren have their swimming gear on there swimming day/s.

Monday: Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16

Tuesday: Rooms 1 & 2, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 17

Wednesday: Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15 and 16

Thursday: Rooms 1 & 2, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 17

Friday: All classes


Middle Syndicate trip to Pākanae

Yesterday the Middle Syndicate climbed Whiria at Pākanae. It was a bit wet but it didn’t dampen our spirits!



Te Arahura Kāhui Ako

Our school belongs to a Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning) called Te Arahura. Te Arahura Kāhui Ako involves 13 schools. We have planned a Teacher Only Day for all staff from our schools to attend on January 27th, 2021 at Northland College. We have a special guest “Russell Bishop” who is an educationalist and author of a book called Teaching to the North East. This book is about improving outcomes for marginalised students. We also have a big focus on Ngāpuhitanga and what that means at our hui. We look forward to other presenters at our hui from our local schools and TRAION.


T Ball and Slow Pitch

All players are welcome to wait at school and change into uniforms by 3.15pm to be at Lindvart Park by 3.30pm for the start of their games. Anne Stillwell is the coach for Slowpitch Years 5/6 and Crystal Harris for T ball  Years 3/4.

The draw will be available on Wednesdays at the games. Please make sure your child is wearing sneakers or sandshoes and have a water bottle during their game.


Under 9s and 11s Touch

Our U11 and U9 teams have now been finalised and we are unable to accept any more players due to such high numbers. Please be aware that some players may only have half games on the day. Games will start approximately at 3.45pm at Lindvart Park and finish at 4.45pm. Students are welcome to wait and change at school and then walk over to Lindvart Park. Please make sure that your child has a water bottle for the games.


Tuia 250 Roadshow

Rooms 7,12,14,15,16,17 will be walking to Tuia 250 Roadshow at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa campus on Broadway to learn about how our ancestors migrated to Aotearoa on Tuesday 17th November 2020 provided the weather allows. 

Tamariki will need to bring: A hat and raincoat and Walking shoes. Please can your child wear their school uniform on this day so it is easy to identify them.


Term 4 Board Meetings

Our next, and final, Board of Trustee Meeting is planned for this term on the 30th November. All welcome!