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Newsletter 201305 - 27 February 2013


This week we welcome the following new students: Chiron Hereora-Kopa and Capree Stillwell-Ngaropo.


Welcome Parent Helpers

We are pleased to welcome Mr Anthony Stillwell and Mr Jimmy Maihi to our school. Anthony is helping out from 12.30pm daily in the playground and sometimes in Room 15. Jimmy is here Wednesday to Friday helping Matua Boss.


Staff Carpark

Whānau are reminded please to try to use Purdy Street when dropping children off and picking them up at 3pm.



Currently I am aware that there are a number of our children in many classrooms who need treatment. I am happy to use a product called Para Plus on children who need it or complain of having an itchy head. Please contact Whaea Chicky at the school should you not wish to have your child treated with this product. If I don’t hear from you I will assume it is ok to treat your child.


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: hāngi 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. All classes are busy preparing hamper boxes so send along any non-perishable items for this. Cake Boxes (x1 per family) will come home next week. It is asked that you cook a tasty treat and return it to school by at least 9.30am on the day of the Gala. The Cakestall will be in Room 6 with Desserts.


Rooms 5 & 6 Trip

Rooms 5 & 6 will be visiting the Wairere Boulders on the 6th March.  This is part of a nature walk to learn and observe different types of rocks and the effects of erosion and natural forces on rocks.


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.  Buses will run as usual and children not collected by whānau at 12.30pm will be supervised until 3pm.


On 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 have been sent home. Please return completed forms to the office by Wednesday March 13th 2013 so appointment times can be sent home on Friday, March 15th 2013. Let us know if you need another form or ring the school office to make a time.


Whānau Sport and Health Day

This Saturday the 2nd March 2013 at Lindvart Park is the “Whānau Sport and Health Day”.  Registrations at 8:30am with the event running from 9am-12pm.  Offering a variety of sports at no cost.  Special guests from the Maori TV show “Code”. Contact Ryan 0-27-5885867 or 4015774.


Children’s Day

On Sunday the 3rd of March at Memorial Park we will be celebrating “Children’s Day” from 10am-2pm. Free sausage sizzles, games, music, treasure hunts and giveaways!


Kaikohe Rugby Rally Days

For U7’s, U11’s & U13’s. 4th & 6th March at 4pm at Kaikohe Rugby Club.


U7’s Joe Kara 0-21-466437

U11’s Brian Cooper 0-21-1368711 or 4012902

U13’s Ngametua Terei 4013003

If anyone is keen to coach U8 & U9’s please Contact Cheryl Smith 0-27-4343417. Please contact any of the coaches for more details.


Kaikohe Lions

The Kaikohe Lions Rugby League Club is looking for any players interested in playing on Sundays. The Lions are looking at fielding teams in the U5, U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 grades. If you are interested, trainings will be held this Tuesday and Thursday at Lindvart Park, Kaikohe. The U5, U7, U9 and U11 will start at 4:00pm and the U13 and U15 will start at 4:30pm.

Any further inquiries please contact Avis Stewart: 4010368 – 0-21-2078521 or Benson Selwyn: 4011406 after 5pm or 0-21-1612375



We would expect by now that all children have their correct stationery items. If any whānau need support with this please just contact us at the office. Time payment can be arranged.


Teachers' Union Meeting

On Thursday 14th March school will close at 12.30pm because all teachers must attend a Union meeting in the school hall. Buses will run as usual and supervision for children will be available for children not picked up by whānau at 12.30pm. We will send home a slip soon so you can tell us what will happen to your child at 12.30pm on this day.