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Newsletter 201235 - 13 November 2012

Early Newsletter

Due to many children either not attending or leaving school on Wednesday early we have decided to publish this week’s newsletter early.



Tomorrow 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 whānau to consider collecting their child/children at 12.30pm or agreeing to them walking home at 12.30pm.

Please complete the form sent home last week 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.



We welcome to our kura the following new tamariki: Helam Tahere, Jonas Tahere and Rikona Wairangi.


2013 Dates

Term 1 – starts 29th January – 19th April

Includes Waitangi Day 7th Feb

Easter 29th March – 2nd April

Term 2 – 6th May – 12th July

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


Cake stall on Friday

Rooms 5 and 6 will be having a Cake stall at school this Friday 16th November. Funds raised will be going towards their overnight trip to Kelly Tarlton’s. Most items will be priced at $1. Any whānau from Rooms 5 and 6 able to come and help sell items on the day please come and see Mrs Jarvis or Mrs Shields.


Kaikohe Christmas Parade

Our community Christmas Parade is due to be held on Saturday 8th December. If there is a whānau 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!

Unfortunately if we do not have any whānau able to help we will not be having a school float this year.


A School Uniform?

Recently I asked for whānau 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 whānau to give feedback as to why you agree or disagree with the idea of a school uniform. I will publish whānau ideas without names included and some time in Term 1 2013. I will survey whānau for their final yes or no with a view to going ahead if we have 70% positive response.


Bus Expectations

All bus children will be bringing home today a letter from Mr Tapene at Northland College. Whānau please read the letter and if you have any queries do not hesitate to contact Mr Tapene or Whaea Chicky.


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 whānau. Whānau are more than welcome to attend this day with their tamariki.


Parenting with Pio

Tuesday 20 November, 6pm doors open at Memorial Hall, Pio’s presentation starts 7-8.30pm.  All welcome to this free community event!



All children will be bringing home a 2013 Mainfreight Calendar. Congratulations to Maanu Harding from Kimihia whose artwork features in this year’s calendar!


‘Have a go’ swim day event

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


Thursday’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.