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Newsletter 201338 - 27 November 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school new students: Jade Paki-Gent and Pashynce Wilcox.

End of Term

The last day of term 4 is Friday 13th December however there will be minimal supervision on Friday 13th for children who do attend school. On this day teachers will be packing, stacking furniture etc.  Lunch will be altered to 2-3pm and children dismissed as normal at 3pm. 


Santa Parade

This Friday we will be entering a school float in the Kaikohe Christmas Parade. We will also have our school hip hop group performing.  All children involved in both these activities will be bringing home a separate letter about what is required of them on Friday.

Whaea Stevie and Whaea Kelli are the contact people for the float and Miss Manukau contact for the Hip Hop Dancers.


Year 6 Celebration Assembly

On Wednesday 11th December the Year 6 children will be honoured in a special assembly for Year 4-6 classes only.  Whanau who wish to come along are welcome to do so from 11.30am, the children will be having a sausage sizzle and chips after the celebration.


2014 Health Topics

We will be continuing with Kick Start Breakfast and the Milk in Schools programme, the 5plus a day fruit in schools will also continue.

Other topics covered will be St. Johns, Sunsmart, Water programmes - 15th February for one week, Life Education, Road Safety (walking / travelling in cars) and Zero waste and Puberty.


Sausage Sizzle for Life Ed

Many thanks to those who supported our fundraising effort for Life Education. We raised approximately $325 which will be forwarded to the Life Education Trust along with our staff proceeds following the Half Marathon.


T Ball Competition

On Wednesday 4th December at Lindvart Park there will be an Inter school T Ball Competition for some of our year 5 and 6 tamariki. Permission slips including details of start time and things to bring, will be distributed today for those who have be chosen to represent our school. Whanau are most welcome to come and watch their tamariki play and support our two teams.  Any queries do not hesitate to contact Whaea Kelli.


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


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.


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 that included an enrolment form. Feel free to ring the Principal at Kaikohe Intermediate Whaea Joey if you have any questions or queries on 4011667.  Completed enrolment forms can be delivered to the Intermediate School or left at our office and we will ensure they are taken to them.

Don Edmonds,
26 Nov 2013, 20:23