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Newsletter 201334 - 6 November 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school new students: Simone Vesey and Kalee Otimi.


Principal’s Award

This fortnight the recipient of the Principal’s Award for bravery is Shakura Lowry-Neho from Tumanako. 

Here is Shakura pictured with our new trophy donated by ABC, Kaikohe.


Role Models

Congratulations to the following children who have been have been excellent Role Models this fortnight.


Room 1 – Viennah Rodger

Room 3 – Niwa Tomo

Room 4 – Evarna Tana

Room 5 – Esther Edmonds

Room 6 – Indica Wharerau

Manawanui – Taylah Vakatini-Tuhiwai

Rangimarie – Awatea Woodman

Tumanako – Kara Neho

Room 12 – Mohammed Khan

Room 14 – Atawhai Johnstone

Room 15 – Summer Emile


Bike Track Opening

The Bike Track blessing and official opening is planned for tomorrow at 11.30am. Everyone is welcome.

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

There are very few $8 hangi left to purchase and only about 40 $5 hangi left.

Orders can be .made at the school office. The hangi will be ready at 12.30pm and delivered to classes. Be sure to have paid for your hangi by 9am Thursday otherwise it will sold to someone else. We only have $5 hangi left for sale now.


Term Dates for 2014

Term 1 – Wednesday 29th January to Thursday 17th April

Mid Term Break – Monday 25th February for East School only

Term 2 – Monday 5th May to Friday 4th July

Term 3 – Monday 21st July to Friday 26th September

Term 4 – Monday 13th October to Friday 12th December


Talent Quest

On Tuesday 10th December we are planning to hold a Kaikohe East School Talent Quest in our school hall. All children will be able to audition and practise their items in their classrooms. Teachers will select 1-3 acts/performers from each class to participate on this day.


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.


2014 School Organisation

If you have a preference for which class your child is in for next year please feel free to let us know and we will try to accommodate your request.

Staff/classes are:


Junior Syndicate

Year 1 – Miss Snow and Mrs Croucher in Rooms 1 and 2

Year 1 and 2 Mrs Jarvis in Room 6

Year 2 and 3 Mrs Shields in Room 5


Bilingual Maori Classes

Year 1 and 2 Whaea Tia in Manawanui

Year 3 and 4 Whaea Aroha in Rangimarie

Year 5 and 6 Whaea Stevie in Tumanako


Senior Syndicate

Year 3 and 4 Miss Mason in Room 4

Year 4 and 5 Mr Shaw in Room 14

Year 5 and 6 Whaea Kelli Room 15

Year 5 and 6 Matua Jim in Room 12


We are trying to keep children in Junior/Senior Syndicate classes with the same teacher for 2 years but if Whanau wish to opt for a change every year feel free to get in touch.


Don Edmonds,
6 Nov 2013, 21:40