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Newsletter 202032 - 25 November 2020


This week we welcome the following tamariki and their whānau: Ezekiel Terry, Harata Taukiri-Rongo and Roem Rongo.

Do you have any 5 year olds starting school soon?

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.

Whānau Day - Friday 27th November

Whānau are welcome to come into school at any time on Friday to sit in their child’s/children’s class, see their mahi and join in on any mahi happening during the day. There may also be an opportunity for whānau to have a kōrero with kaiako. Please make sure you sign in at the office to go into a draw for a school polo shirt. Once you have signed in feel free to go into classrooms.

Programme for the day

Start time: 9am Karakia/Hīmene in classes via zoom followed by Top Attendance awards and Year 6 Graduate certificate presentations. This will be screened on our school facebook page live for any whānau unable to make this part of the day. The link to join zoom will be on the school Facebook page. 

Junior Syndicate

Open Classes for Whānau to come view projects the children have been working on this term

Middle Syndicate

Middle syndicate art exhibition in the hall all day. 

Whānau welcome to the classrooms - gifts in rooms

Ngā Whetū’s plant table in the hall all day

Senior Syndicate

Sharing of Passion Projects 

Kapa Haka - 1pm

Year 6 presentations - 2:15pm 

Special Thanks

Thank you Mangatoa Landcorp Farms for donating a beautiful mutton for our whānau day hāngi and to the Andrews-Quinlan whānau for donating some hāngi wood. 

Times to note

10.50am All welcome to morning tea in the school hall

1pm Hāngi ready for pick up from outside the office area, limited tickets left. Whānau welcome to bring other kai to share with their tamariki.

1.50pm Lunchtime ends when the bell rings, children back to class.

School Photos

All photo orders have arrived and are ready for collection. Please come into 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.

Photos will not be sent home with tamariki without consent.

Classes for 2021

On Wednesday 2nd December we will be sharing with all children what class they will be in for 2021. From 9am until 11am children will go to this class and meet their teacher. They will participate in some activities that will help them get to know their class and teacher for 2021.

Ngā Whetū – Room 10

Ngā Whetū, Room 10, is having an end of year celebration/dress up/pyjama party on Thursday 3 December. If you would like to contribute something to our lunch that would be great, but we will also be making kai for the day.

Skate Park Picnic

Next Wednesday, 2nd December, Tūmanako, Rangimārie and Room 14 are going to Kaikohe Skate Park for an End of Year Xmas Picnic. We will leave school at 11:30 and be back by 1. Classes will prepare kai to share on the day. Please can each child bring $2 to contribute to Kai.

Room 8 & 9 Class Party

Rooms 8 & 9 would like to celebrate their year by having a shared lunch and Pyjama Party on Thursday, 3rd of December. Please bring a small contribution, togs, and Pyjamas.

Shared Lunch

Rooms 15 and 16 are having a shared lunch next Friday 4th December 2020. It's a celebration of all our successes for this term.

Christmas Party

Ngā Kākano Class Christmas party on Friday the 4th of December. More detail to follow closer to date.

Shared Lunch

Room 12 is having a shared lunch next Friday 4th December 2020 to celebrate all our successes for this term.

Te Arahura Kāhui Ako

All schools involved in our Kāhui Ako will be getting together on January 27th for a professional development day. Following that our staff will be meeting at Kaikohe East School for some specific 2021 planning and organisation.

The first day for children will be Tuesday 2nd February as there is a public holiday on Monday 1st February.

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 Tball Years 3/4. Whaea Claire and Mrs Maihi for Tball Years 5/4

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

What a mixed up term! Due to so many different factors this season has been a bit mixed up. This Thursday will be our final game due to Christmas in the Park on the 4th of December. A huge thank you to those whānau and tamariki who have been a part of our team and we look forward to another season next year!

Term 4 Board Meeting

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