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Newsletter 201325 - 21 August 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school:  Tyrell Wiparata-Pehi, Kaiza Bright and Maree, Zechairah and Ropata Tahere.


Whanau Hui

Whanau Hui appointment times will only be available on Tuesday 10th September and NOT Wednesday 11th September.  If you have returned a form for the Wednesday, Miss Manukau will contact you directly to arrange a suitable time for Tuesday, thank you for returning the forms so quickly and sorry for the inconvenience.

Amended forms will be distributed today with the newsletter.

You can expect your appointment time home on Wednesday 4th September.


Mid Term Break

A reminder that on Monday 26th August school will be closed for Mid Term Break.


School Cross Country      

Due to wet weather last Friday our school cross-country has been postponed to Thursday 22nd August, tomorrow, at 10.30am.  If it is raining it will be cancelled and runners for the Ohaeawai Cross Country will be selected through a practise run.


Ohaeawai Cross Country

Ohaeawai cross country will be held next Wednesday, 28th August, children involved in this will bring a letter home closer to the date.


School Photos

Our school photos are scheduled for Friday the 13th September by photographer Liz Davies.  If Whanau wish to order photos please send your completed form and correct money in an old envelope back to the office with your child/children’s names on it by the 10th September 2013.


Pet Club

On Thursday the 29th August Pets Club will be visiting New World and Bay of Islands Vets.


BOI JMC Hockey

This Saturday, 24th August, will be our closing tournament for all grades.

KES 3 and KES 4

Please be at the turf by 8.30am.

KES 3 will finish by 10.30am

KES 4 will finish by 10am.

KES 1 and KES 2

Please be at the turf at 10am.

Both teams will finish by 12pm.

Prize giving will be the following Saturday, 31st August 2013.


Meadow Fresh

Today, along with the newsletter, we have attached a Meadow Fresh Sticker collection form.  This is a promotion that could possibly win our school $500,000 worth of sport and art gear.  When you purchase specially marked Meadow Fresh products, check under the back label to collect little stickers to attach to the Meadow Fresh collection form.  Once the form has been completed send it back to the school office to be sent into the draw.  We have until the 27th September and have 6 entries so far. 

Visit www.meadowfresh.co.nz for more details.


Head Lice

Over the last few days we have picked up a couple of seriously infected head lice cases.  Please ensure to keep checking, combing and cleaning your children’s hair.  We still have free kutu combs available at the school office.  We can also provide Para plus as well as a quick comb treatment in our school sick bay, if you wish to decline this treatment please notify the school office, otherwise treatment will be made.


Room 5 & 6 Trip to Zion Wildlife

By Zephaniah Emile

Yesterday I went to the Kingdom of Zion in Whangarei.  The Lions are inspiring and the tigers and white tigers and the cheetahs.  It was fun I liked it.  I like lions and tigers too and it’s cool.


By Rheiana Hori-Broomfield

Lions, cheetahs, tigers and leopards have to eat meat each day.  Sometimes they have cows, chickens, rabbits, goats and dears too.  I felt happy it was a bit scary but my mum was holding my hand then I wasn’t scared.


DDF Dance Classes here

Te Riwhi Morunga dance classes have started at our school. Classes will be on Mondays in the school hall and Wednesdays in Room 13. Classes are from:

3.15 for 4-7 year olds, cost $5 each

3.45pm for 8-11 year olds, cost $10 each

4.30pm For Teens, cost $10 each

Contact Alannah on 4010495 for any further information.


Okaihau Traverse

The Okaihau to Kaikohe Traverse will be held on the 29th September.  There will be a 9km, 14km and 21km run or walk.  A fun event for all ages.  Please visit www.kaikoherotary.org/t for more information.

Don Edmonds,
22 Aug 2013, 16:33