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Newsletter 201336 - 20 November 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school new student: Rush Paraku and welcome back to Castro Pompey and Shadae Kingi


Deepest Sympathy

Today we mourn the loss of an amazing woman, Whaea Claire Tauariki nee Broomfield.  Claire was a Teacher Aide who worked at our school for a few years.  She worked tirelessly for everyone particularly her mokopuna. She will be remembered fondly and missed very much by us all.

Claire is at Ngawha Marae and some staff will be attending her funeral with children who have permission to attend this Friday, from Tumanako and Room 12, leaving school by bus at approximately 12.30 and returning to school at approximately 2pm after the service at the marae.

Children in these classes will be bringing home a separate letter which needs to be signed and returned to school by tomorrow. If we do not receive your permission your child will remain at school.


Sausage Sizzle for Life Ed

On Wednesday 27th November we will be having a Sausage Sizzle and Moosie or Juicie day to raise money for the Life Education Trust. Orders will be taken in classes and delivered at 12.30pm. Sausage Sizzles are $2 each and Juicies/Moosies $1 each.  There will be no Trumps orders taken on this day.



Te Hau Ora Support

Te Hau Ora o Kaikohe will be supporting our tamariki every week until the end of the term. 

Tuesday 3-5pm After School Programme: Sports and waiata on the field.  Any numbers, any ages only kids from KES.  Join at 3pm stay until 5pm.

Thursday 3-5pm Touch:  Tamariki to meet at 3pm on the KES field if they don’t go home before touch and Lindvart Park.  They will be warmed up and walked safely across the road to the park by 3.45pm to meet their coaches and assist with team uniforms. Refereeing etc.

Principal’s Award

This fortnight Tihi Selwyn was the recipient of the ABC Principal’s Award for making such awesome progress in reading and in maths. Tihi has progressed 12 levels in reading and 2 stages in maths.


Term Dates for 2014

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

Mid Term Break – Monday 3rd March for Kaikohe East School and Kaikohe Intermediate 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


End of Year Reports

Teachers are completing written end of year reports for all tamariki over the next few weeks. Reports will be sent home with the school newsletter on Wednesday 11th December giving Whanau two days before the end of the year to come and discuss reports with teachers if they wish.


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.


Enrolment at Kaikohe Intermediate

All Year 6 children should have come home from their two day transition at Kaikohe Intermediate with an information pack which includes an enrolment form. Feel free to ring the Principal at Kaikohe Intermediate Whaea Joey if you have any questions or queries on 4011667.


Trumps Lunch Change

There has been a slight change to our “Trumps” lunch order options.  We are no longer able to purchase “moosies” and the “Cool Change” juice drinks have been replaced with “Orchid Mill” juice, which is just as yummy.

Don Edmonds,
20 Nov 2013, 00:40