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Newsletter 201339 - 4 December 2013


This week we would like to welcome to our school new student: Alize Mau, Arkeles Mafi-Komene, Tahleena Atkins-Wihongi and Owen Cherrington.


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. 


End of Term Celebration Day

All classes will be putting on mini items to celebrate the end of the year on Thursday 12th December.  Whanau are more than welcome to attend, start time is 10am outside the school office followed by a shared morning tea for Whanau and staff in the school hall.


Principal’s Award

Congratulations to Simone Vesey in Room 3 who received the Principals Award for being an awesome student who is caring, kind, clever and is so wonderful to have at our school.


Room 6 Class Party

Room 6 will be holding their class party on Wednesday 11th December. Children are asked to bring something to share.


School Uniform samples

We finally have School uniform top size samples available for children to try on.  Please come into the school office to try them on and make an order for 2014.  All tops are $35 each and should be delivered to us by the end of January.  We must have close to 50 orders paid for before they can be sent off to be made.


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.

Santa Parade

Congratulations to our wonderful Hip Hop crew, Christmas Float children and staff who got it all together.  An awesome result, third placing and $50!


Room 5 Shared Lunch

Room 5 is having lunchtime Christmas Party on Wednesday 11th December.  They are asking for all Room 5 students to bring along something to share.


Dental Hours over the School Holidays

The Kaikohe East Community Oral Health Clinic will remain open over the Xmas/New year Period to provide care for any children aged from Birth -17 years.

Appointments can be made by calling 0800MYTEETH/0800 6983384


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 have now completed end of year reports. 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 to. We have tried our best to use plain language but sometimes it is very hard to do for subjects such as Maths.  Do not hesitate to call in and see your child’s teacher or phone and make a time to meet with them for any explanation. We have also tried very hard to make sure all reports make sense and spelling is correct.  If there are any errors whanau come across we apologise in advance and ask that you let us know so we can fix them and reprint.


Enrolments 2014

We are really keen to know about children who will be enrolling any time in Term 1 or 2 next year.  Please give us a call at the office or text Whaea Chicky 021411534 or email admin@kaikeast.school.nz so that we include your child in our organisation and prepare for enrolment. The school office will also be opened on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st January from 9-3pm for enrolments/uniforms.

Don Edmonds,
5 Dec 2013, 12:55