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Newsletter 201405 - 27 February 2014

Welcome to our new children

Welcome to the following new children: Romanie Tarawa, Sky and Torenze Tahere, Kymani Kaiaruna and Kurtis Purea-Pomare.


Rooms 1 and 4 to Lonsdale Park

Rooms 1 and 4 are in the process of planning a two day camp to Lonsdale park outdoor education centre near Matauri Bay. The dates for this are Wednesday the 2nd of April to Friday the 4thof  April.  They will be requiring as much parent help as possible to cover the two night stay.  More information will be sent home in the next couple of weeks.  If you have any concerns please contact the class teachers Room 1 Mrs Rebecca Croucher and Miss Natalie Snow or room 4 Miss Ceri Mason.


Photo at Maihi Park

Willie Maihi has requested our children appear in a Northern Age newspaper article about the Pa of Kaikohekohe situated next Lindvart Park.  All classes will walk over to the park on Wednesday 12th March at 10.30am for the photo. If you do not wish your child to be involved please ring the school office, text Whaea Chicky or write us a note. If we don’t hear from you we will assume it is ok for your child to be in the photo.


Term 2 Timetable Trial     

A reminder that in Term 2 we will be trialling this new timetable:

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.

Whanau who missed the free stationery due to unjustified absences will be invoiced $15 per child over the next coming week.


School Gala

The 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. 

Start sending to school any non-perishable items suitable for a class grocery hamper, clean items of clothing, bric a brac for the white elephant, clean newspaper and bags for hangi. A couple of days before the Gala your child will also be bringing home a cake box which will need to be returned on the morning of the Gala with some tasty baking in it.

Kutus/Head Lice

At the moment we have quite a problem with a few children who have kutus.  Whanau are reminded that if you need lotion to help get rid of kutus to call into the school office and collect some free! For those our school public health nurse, Whaea Lorreen, may contact Whanau who we think may need support with this.


Whanau Hui/Sausage Sizzle

We would like to thank all whanau who attended our Whanau Hui/Sausage sizzle yesterday afternoon.  We really appreciate it.

Each classroom will be drawing the prize winners of those who attended.


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 came home with a permission slip please get it back to their teacher as soon as possible. Whanau are very welcome to come and support.


School start and finish times

A reminder to whanau that school starts at 8.50am and it is important that your child/children are at school at this time.

Similarly school ends at 3pm and it is also improtant that your child remains at school until this time. A few whanau regularly collect their child/children before 3pm and the children miss out on important things as they do when they are late.


BOI Gymnastics Club

Gymnastic classes will be held at Kaikohe Intermediate School started the 18th February. Pre-School Tuesday at 3.30pm 2 – 4yrs.  Recreation classes Tuesday at 3.50pm 5 – 7yrs and Recreation Classes Thursday at 3.30pm 8 – 12yrs.  Parent help is needed to assist in class and pack away gear.

Ring Karla on 0274512440


Whanau Fun Fest 2014

The “Free” Whanau Fun Fest will be at Lindvart Park Saturday 1st March from 9am – 2pm.  Various activities.  For more information please contact Ryan Maraki on 0275885867 or email ryanm@sportnorth.co.nz.


Don Edmonds,
2 Mar 2014, 12:48