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Newsletter 201332 - 23 October 2013

Deepest Sympathy

Our thoughts and prayers are with staff member Mrs Kaz Chamberlain and her whanau. Sadly Kaz’s mother passed away on Monday after a long battle with sickness.



This week we welcome our new School Social Worker Whaea Lucy Taurua-Mason who started with us this term. Sadly Whaea Rene has moved to work with schools in the Okaihau area

Should any Whanau wish to come and see Whaea Lucy she is at our school every Thursday and Friday.


Labour Day – No School

A reminder that due to Monday 28th October being Labour Day there will be no school.


Bike Track Opening

The Bike Track blessing and official opening is planned for Thursday 7th November at 11.30am. Everyone is welcome, more details later.

On this day we will also unveil the beautiful murals that were created by Mrs Jarvis and Mrs Shields Club group.

There will be hangi for sale on this day also at $8 each. Orders can be made at the school office. The hangi will be ready at 12.30pm and delivered to classes who order .


Half Marathon Sponsorship

In a few weeks time Whaea Stevie, Mr Shaw, Whaea Kelli, Whaea Chicky, Mrs Croucher, Miss Snow, Miss Manukau, Whaea Tia and friends will be completing the half marathon in Kerikeri for Team Harold/Life Education Trust.

Therefore we need to get some sponsors.

It's for a great cause. Life Ed Trust and Harold do great things in schools and we want them to stay around for ever.

If you able to sponsor our Kaikohe East Team just $1 or $2 that would be awesome.

Call into the school office and leave your sponsorship money with Whaea Kohi.


Principal’s Award

Congratulations to this fortnight’s recipients: Akinihi Rogers, Jorja WharerauPuawai Woodman and Azariah Rakete. Your help and work with sports gear in Term 3 was very much appreciated, thank you.


Puberty Lessons

Next Tuesday and Wednesday our public health nurse, Lorreen Broughton, will be running puberty lessons for all Year 5 and 6 students only. Boys and girls will be divided and taken in separate sessions. If you do not wish for your child to participate in these lessons you MUST contact the school to opt out.



School touch starts tomorrow, Thursday 24th October, 3.30pm at Lindvart Park. We require parent help in managing and coaching our Under 9 team. Please contact Whaea Anne or Whaea Beeby at the school office. Also, a reminder for all children to return their permission forms, no form, no play. The school will cover fees.


T-Ball with Mel

Every Thursday Matua Mel Rameka is coming in to assist with the Room 15 T-Ball team to prepare for the T-Ball competition happening at Lindvart Park on 4th December.


Hats for Term 4

Today Room 1 received a special Principal’s award for being the only class outside in the hot sun with hats on.

All children are asked to either wear a school hat or bring one from home please during Terms 4 and 1. Hats are to be left at school and taken home occasionally for a wash. No hat, no play!


Transition for Year 6

There will be two transition days held this term on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th November. All Year 6 children unless we are told otherwise by Whanau will go up to the Kaikohe Intermediate and be involved in two days work.


Photo re-orders

If you would like to re-order any school photos the forms are available at the school office. You will need the photo number that is stamped on the back of the photo you are re-ordering.


Northland Junior Basketball Trials

Trials for 2014 Easter Tournament (Held in Tauranga)

November 2nd 2013 (Saturday) 9.30am – 12pm Kensington Stadium. Registration Fee: $5.00pp (9.00 – 9.30).

We are also looking for volunteer coaches, assistant coaches, managers and parent helpers. U12 Boys & Girls. For more information please contact: M.Cameron m13cam@hotmail.com


2014 School Organisation

Staff are currently considering our class/school organisation for 2014. If any Whanau have any ideas about next year do not hesitate to phone us and tell us about them, email, text or send your ideas to the office.

Don Edmonds,
23 Oct 2013, 22:17