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Newsletter 201239 - 12 December 2012

Merry Christmas to all our Whānau

As this will be the final newsletter for 2012 may I wish all our whānau a very merry and safe Christmas.


Farewell Staff

It is with great sadness that we farewell the following staff at the end of this year:

Whaea Robin, Miss Schwieters, Miss Curry, Whaea Sharon, Whaea Becky, Whaea Marje, Miss Maihi, Whaea Sonia and

Whaea Claire.

We thank you all for your awesome work at Te Kura Rāwhiti and wish you all the very best for 2013!


Farewell Year 6 Tamariki

We are sad also to farewell all our wonderful Year 6 tamariki. I hope that you all leave us as proud, prepared learners. All the very best for 2013!


Kaikohe Christmas Parade

Well done to Mrs Croucher and her merry band of helpers, we won 1st Prize at this year’s Kaikohe Christmas Parade!


Written Reports

Teachers will be available for whānau to come and discuss any aspects of their child/children’s report/s that may need clarification. 

The date for this meeting is this Wednesday 12th December (today) from 3-4.30pm. If this time is not convenient please contact your child’s teacher to make an alternative time.


Room 6 Christmas Party

Room 6 is having a Christmas party with a shared lunch on Thursday 13th December.


Room 1 & 2 Christmas Party

Room 1 & 2 will be having a combined Christmas party and shared lunch. The children in these classes will be bringing home a newsletter next week with more details.


Kidicorp ABC

FREE sessions for 3-5year olds

Full time, part-time and sessional care.

Come and see us at:

36 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe or call us on 09 4012806

Between 7.30am – 5.30pm


End of Year Assembly

Whānau are invited to our final school assembly for 2012 to be held on Friday 14th December. Start time 10am.

The programme is as follows:

  • Karakia led by Ruahine Kea
  • Himene – Auē
  • Welcome by Whaea Chicky
  • Attendance awards – presented by Mrs Shields for children who have achieved 95% or better attendance for 2012
  • Waiata by some Junior Classes – I am a Pohutukawa seed
  • Touch Certificates for 2013 Season – to be presented by Touch Coaches
  • Mainfreight Art Award – presented by Miss Schwieters and Miss Curry
  • Waiata – Ngā Pūāwai o Ngāpuhi, led by Te Korowai o te Aroha
  • Farewell to Year 6s by Year 5 students Kara Neho and Kaitiaki Te Haara
  • Year 6 Leaving Certificates presented by Whaea Chicky assisted by Year 6 staff
  • Signing Certificates to Staff
  • Farewell to staff by Chicky
  • Year 6 Mainfreight Award presented
  • Waiata
  • Closing Karakia led by Whaea Khyrstal

Everyone welcome to the staffroom for morning tea!


Summer Reading Challenge

Kaikohe library is running a ‘’Summer Reading Challenge’’ to try and encourage kids aged 6 to 14 years to read throughout the holidays and slow that ‘’summer slide’’. Call into the Kaikohe Library to register. Registration closes 21st December 2012.


Classrooms Moving

On Monday 17th December Rooms 1,2,5 and 6 will be emptying their classrooms ready for Kerikeri Construction who will be completing these classroom upgrades during the holidays. Children from these rooms are likely to be placed in other rooms if they attend school during this week while moving is going on to ensure their safety.

Thanks to our two Room 6 Dad’s – Aden and Dion that have agreed to come along and help move furniture during this week. Any other helpers who are available during this week to help move would be great! Please give us a call or just come in.