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Newsletter 201403 - 12 February 2014

Welcome to our new children

Welcome to the following new children: Neveah Komene, Shyla May Te Riini and Shelby Hori-Broomfield.


Term Dates for 2014

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

Term Break – Friday 7th February 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


Term 2 Timetable Trial

Staff have been considering altering bell times and doing a trial in Term 2 because we are finding the hour block from 11.30-12.30pm at the moment a little short so are considering the following change:

9-11 Literacy, 11-11.30 Interval 11.30-1pm Numeracy 1-2 Lunch 2-3 Topic etc

Junior classes particularly would have two small fruit/snack breaks during the Literacy Numeracy blocks.  We welcome any feedback Whanau may have regarding the trial.


School Gala

This year our School Gala will be held on Saturday the 22nd March starting at 10am.  At this stage we require helpers for various stalls and hangi preparation.  If you are available to help in any way please come in and see Kohi in the school office or by phone on 4011532. 


Fruit/Food in Schools

Our fruit delivery will start on Monday 17th February. Please also remember we have Breakfast available in the hall every morning from 8-8.40am and lots of snacks available in classes for our children.


Breakfast Club

Reminder to all whanau that Breakfast Club is on every morning in our school hall from 8am.

Swim safe Lessons

The Top Energy Water Safe programme was a fantastic opportunity for our children and teachers to learn new swimming skills and drills.


Whanau hui/Sausage Sizzle 25th February

All Whanau are invited to a Whanau Hui here on Tuesday 25th February.

This is a time when Whanau can come along, have a kai, meet the teacher/s of their child/children, ask any questions and hear about what is happening in your child/children’s classroom/s for the term.

We will have two sessions to try to accommodate all Whanau. The first session will start at 3pm with Sausage Sizzle and then Whanau may go to the class/es of their children to talk with and to the teacher/s. Then at 5pm the second session will start for the next group of Whanau. There will be a Sausage Sizzle at 5pm followed by classroom time with teachers from, 5.30-6.30pm.

Everyone is welcome, choose which session time suits you and come along.

You will receive a ticket for attending from your child’s teacher that puts you in the draw for a prize.


School Uniform

We unfortunately received the wrong uniform order last week so new uniforms are having to be made. Expected arrival is 2 weeks, we apologise to whanau for this muck up which was out of our control.


Year 5-8 Ki-o-rahi Tournament

There will be a Ki-o-rahi event held on the 7th March 2014 at Lindvart Park from 10am to 2pm.  We will be taking 2 teams to participate in this fun event. If your child comes home with a permission slip please get it back to their teacher as soon as possible. Whanau are very welcome to come and support.


DDF Dance Classes

Classes are starting again on 17th February at Kaikohe East School on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tutor Kahu Cassidy

Babies: 3.15pm to 3.45pm

Kids : 3.45pm to 4.30pm

4.30pm to


All enquiries to 0274578623 Michelle Manager txts or Alannah 0278325780 or 094079818


Whanau Fun Fest 2014

The “Free” Whanau Fun Fest will be at Lindvart Park Saturday 1st March from 9am – 2pm.  Various activities ranging from Kid Sport Expo organised by Sport Northland, Children’s Day by Child Youth and Family and Pepi Playground by Kaikohekohe Drop-In Centre.  For more information please contact Ryan Maraki on 0275885867 or email ryanm@sportnorth.co.nz.

Don Edmonds,
19 Feb 2014, 00:41