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Newsletter 201234 - 7 November 2012

Welcome

We welcome to our kura the following new tamariki: Jason Cassidy, Cheyanne, Marlee, Terri, Te Haupuru Walker – Masters and Cairo Harris.

 

2013 Dates

Term 1 – starts 29th January – 19th April

Includes Waitangi Day 7th Feb

Easter 29th March – 2nd April

Term 2 – 6th May – 3rd June

Includes Queen’s Birthday

Term 3 – 29th July – 27th September

Includes Mid Term Break 26th August

Term 4 14th October – 13th December

Includes Labour day 28th October

 

Gala Day

We have planned to revive our School Gala on 9th March, 2013. If you have any ideas please contact the school office.

 

Kaikohe Christmas Parade

Our community Christmas Parade is due to be held on Saturday 8th December. If there is a whanau who would like to offer to prepare our school float please come and see Whaea Chicky for details. The theme for this year’s float is Animal and Bird World!

 

A school uniform?

Recently I asked for whanau ideas for 2013. One idea that has been proposed is school having a school uniform. Please consider this idea and in the next few newsletters I will be asking whanau to give feedback as to why you agree or disagree with the idea of a school uniform. I will publish whanau ideas without names included and some time in Term 1, 2013

will survey whanau for their final yes or no with a view to going ahead if we have 70% positive response.

 

School Vision Survey

Next week all whanau will receive a survey regarding our school vision.

 

EARLY CLOSING 14th November

On Wednesday 14th November at 12.30pm all teachers are required to attend a paid union meeting until  3.30pm. There will be minimal supervision available at school until 3pm for children so we are asking whanau to consider collecting their child/children at 12.30pm or agreeing to them walking home at 12.30pm.

Please complete the attached form and return it to school so that we know what your child is to do on this day.  If you do not return a form or contact us we will have to make a sensible call on the day. Any queries please phone Whaea Chicky.

 

Marcus Akuhata Brown

Our Year 6 tamariki have the opportunity on Thursday the 8th November to walk up to the Memorial Hall to listen to Marcus Akuhata Brown who has been carefully selected to talk with our tamariki about how important moving from Year 6 to Year 7 is.

 

Transition Day for Year 6’s

There is a planned transition day to be held at Kaikohe Intermediate on Thursday 22nd November, all Year 6’s will attend this day unless we hear from whanauWhanau are more than welcome to attend this day with their tamariki.

 

Room 5 and 6 Trip

All children will be bringing home a separate letter today, please complete the details and return it to the office or to your child’s class teacher.

 

Room 5 and 6 Cake Stall

Room 5 and 6 will be holding a cake stall on the 16th of November from 10.30am to 11.30am to help fundraise for their Kelly Tarlton’s trip.

 

‘Have a go’ swim day event

Tumanako will be travelling to Kawakawa swimming pool to attend the Sport Northland have a go fun swim event on the 16th November at 12pm.

 

Te Korowai o te Aroha

The three classes in Te Korowai o te Aroha – ManawanuiRangimarie and Tumanako have a trip planned for 4th, 5th and 6th of December to Kokohuia Marae in Opononi, details about this trip will be coming home today. Any queries re anything relating to the trip please contact in the first instance your child/children’s teacher/s.

 

$5 Parent book offer

All orders and money back tothe school office by Friday 9th November.

 

Learn gardening skills in 2013 – here!

Start date: 19th February 2013

Finish Date: 28th June 2013

Course contact days: Tuesday and Wednesday

Time: 9.00 to 2.30pm

Fees:  Free course

If you are interested please leave your name and contact details at the school office so that interviews can be arranged for enrolment.

 

Tomorrow’s Touch Draw

Apologies but no draw has been sent to us for this weeks games, all players be at Lindvart by 3.30pm please.

 

BOI Cricket

Cricket competition at Kerikeri Domain every Saturday @ 8.30am. For further information please contact Paul Cleary on 0274425874.