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Newsletter 201303 - 13 February 3013


This week we welcome the following new students: Zharia Marsh, Chassidy and Serenity Paewhenua, Shakura and Devantae Neho-Lowry and Te Aurewa Rangi.


Our Deepest Sympathy

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Whiu, Muldrock, Holmes and Henry whānau who have sadly lost loved ones recently.


Radio Tautoko at Breakfast Club

Matini Piripo and his crew from Radio Tautoko will be in our hall again on Tuesday 19th February from 8.15-9.00am after a very successful morning yesterday.

This is part of a promotion to encourage Healthy Breakfast Eaters. There will be lots of spot prizes to give away so make sure you send your child along to have breakfast at school on this day.


Gala Day

The scheduled day for our Gala Day is Saturday 9th March, 2013. We are asking for whānau help with things such as providing: hangi wood, newspaper, items for the white elephant, cakes and help at stalls on the day. If you wish to volunteer any help please contact Whaea Chicky or Kohi in the school office.

This year's fundraising efforts will go towards purchasing bikes and helmets for our children to use on the newly developed bike track. A detailed pānui will be sent home next week. For now come and tell us or ring us about how you can help and we will put your name on the whiteboard in the office.

Our thanks, to the whānau who have already contacted us and offered their help.

Parent/Child/Teacher Hui

Whānau Meetings for Term 1 are planned for Tuesday March 19th and Wednesday March 20th. School will close at 12.30pm on Tuesday 19th. Wednesday meetings will start at 3.15pm.

This is a great opportunity for whānau to come along and discuss how we can work together to ensure success for our tamariki. Details re booking a time are attached to this week’s newsletter. 

Please return completed forms to the office by Wednesday, March 13th 2013 so appointment times can be sent home on Friday, March 15th 2013.


School Lunches

Every day Trumps Café will be providing lunch orders. Orders can be made with Whaea Beeby in the school hall from 8.30am.

Trumps Café have introduced a “TrumpSUB Order” which they offer on a Tuesday and Thursday, this includes Ham, Chicken, Beef or Veggie Sub Rolls at $3.50, yoghurt $1.50, juice pouch $1, water $2.50, juicies $1.50 and calci yum $1.50. Orders are not to be made directly from Trumps.


No Lunch

Whānau are reminded please that if you have no suitable or any kai for lunches please do not keep your child/children home. Send them to school and we will give them kai for lunch. We have no problem with and will not judge your whānau if this is the case, we would rather have your child/children at school learning.


Classroom Swimming

Swimming is our school focus for sport in term 1. It is a requirement of the school Curriculum so children are expected to swim unless their teacher is notified that they are unable to swim. Please can children bring suitable swimming gear and a towel on the days their class is allocated to swim.

Monday: Room 14, Tumanako, Room 4, Room 3, Room 5 and Aniwaniwa

Tuesday: Room 15, Room 12, Rangimārie, Room 3, Room 1 with Manawanuj and Room 5

Wednesday: Room 14, Room 15, Tumanako, Room 3, Room 1 with Manawanui and Room 6

Thursday: Room 12, Tumanako, Room 15, Room 5, Room 4 and Room 6

Friday: Room 14, Room 12, Room 6, Room 4, Rangimārie and Room 1 with Manawanui


Swimming Club

Kaikohe Swim Club started on Monday 4th February from 4-6pm at the Kaikohe East School pool. If you missed but still wish to attend feel free to contact Beeby 4011523 or 0211102244



All children who did not receive free stationery have been given an envelope indicating how much their stationery will cost. Stationery envelopes with the correct money enclosed can be dropped off at the school office. Packs will be organised and taken to rooms.

Gymnastic Club

Kaikohe Satellite Club will be starting Recreation Gymnastics on Thursday 21st February at the Kaikohe Intermediate from 3:30-4:30pm. This is ideally for 5-12 year olds but everyone is welcome to attend.

Bay of Islands Softball 2013

Rally Day Monday 18th February 4:30-6pm at Lindvart Park, Kaikohe. Competition to start every Saturday from the 23rd February. Pee Wee league 9am, Under 8’s and Under 9’s. Little league 9am, For more information contact Mel 027 929 9840 or email magic_havoc@hotmail.com

Don Edmonds,
14 Feb 2013, 01:06