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Newsletter 201327 - 4 September 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school:  Cordae King, Devron Hayes and Francis and Henare Atkinson.

We also welcome Whaea Bubba Muunu who is completing a teaching practicum in Room 15 with Whaea Kelli.


Whānau Hui

Whānau Hui appointment times will only be available on Tuesday 10th September.  You will be given a maximum time of 8 minutes to meet with your child’s teacher/s.

Your confirmed appointment time is attached.  If you have not requested a time you have been given one anyway and we will expect that you come please.  Any whānau new to our school who wish to make an appointment time or any queries re any of this information don’t hesitate to contact us at the office.


Cultural Festival

The annual Cultural Festival is planned for Tuesday 17th September at 11am for the dress rehearsal and Thursday 19th September at 11am for the performance that everyone is welcome to attend. The Festival will be at Northland College, our Te Korowai o te Aroha rōpu will perform and also our Hip Hop group who has been working with Matua Te Riiwhi. Entry is by koha. A programme will be sent home the week of the Festival.


School Photos

Our school photos are scheduled for Friday the 13th September by photographer Liz Davies in the school hall.  If Whānau 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. Whānau photos will be taken from 8.30am until about 9.45am. Please be sure that you are at the hall during this time for Whānau photos. Class photos will start once Whānau photos are finished.


BOI JMC Hockey

A huge thank you to our whānau who were able to attend the Hockey Prize giving held on Saturday. We are very proud of all our teams who participated this season and very thankful for the great whānau support.  We were pleased to receive two trophies on Saturday awarded to East One and East Two.  All players also received certificates that will be presented at our Sports Assembly to be held Friday 20th September at 10.30am in the school hall.


Thursday pm Clubs

Whānau are more than welcome to come and see the great activity and action going on every Thursday from 1.35pm until 2.50pm. All children are in a club until the end of the term. Staff are considering whether we will continue with clubs in Term 4.



If your child would like to ride bikes, scooters or skateboards at break times, the designated area for 'wheels' is the concrete area outside Room 12. All riders must wear a helmet. No 'Wheels' are allowed on the Turf or on the decks.


Head Lice

Please keep checking, combing and cleaning your children’s hair.  We still have free kutu combs available at the school office and are trying to get more free liquid treatment from Kids Can.  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 occur. You may also get a visit from our Public Health Nurse, Lorreen Broughton who may be able to offer some advice and support.


School Uniform

We have made a final decision re the school uniform shirt which is currently on display in the school office. The shirts are being made in China and supplied to us by Sportclub, Whangarei. They have agreed to price the shirts at $35 each and will continue to try to source an emerald green zip up jacket also.

For now if you would like to place an order for a shirt we will have size samples available hopefully in 3-4 weeks at the office. Payment must be made with your order, orders will be sent away once we have 50 shirts ordered. Any black bottom can be worn with the school shirt as from 2014, and a reminder that the uniform is an optional for 2014.


Don Edmonds,
5 Sept 2013, 01:03