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Newsletter 201406 - 5 March 2014

Welcome to our new children

Welcome to the following new children: Teina Togiatomai , Queenie King, Kymani Kaiaruna, Tiarne Kauwhata-Wilcox, Kingston and Shandelle Tarawa.


Deepest Sympathy

This week our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Cathie Locker who taught at our school up until last year. Sadly Cathie’s husband, Geoff passed away on Saturday.


ASB School Banking

Any whanau wishing to open an ASB School banking account please come and collect an application form from the office. Attached to this newsletter there is information about a draw all school accounts can go into to each week. This promotion only lasts until 14th April.

Our school banking day is Thursday.


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.


Kaikohe Lions Rugby League

Kaikohe Lions are looking for players for the following teams in 2014: Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 grades.

The Lions will be holding a muster on Tuesday 11th March, 5pm at Lindvart Park.

If you require any further information contact Benson Selwyn on 0211612375.


Room 14 to Puketi Forest

On Tuesday 25th March Room 14 will be visiting Puketi Forest, the bus will leave school at about 9am and will return by 2.30pm. Children should have brought a note home already about this. Any queries please contact Mr Shaw.



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.


Soccer/Cricket Visitors

This term we are expecting visitors from Sport Northland to take each class for skills and drills in Soccer and Cricket. Each class with their teacher will meet with the Sport Northland expert and will be taken through special lessons in and around the two sports.


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.


Kapahaka at Lunchtime

Whaea Michelle Tito-Brown is starting a Kapahaka Roopu at lunchtimes outside Room 15 this week. She will start just by introducing waiata and move into actions and more later in the term.  The Roopu is open to all children in the school but mainly for the benefit of children who are not in Te Korowai o te Aroha.

Don Edmonds,
5 Mar 2014, 20:25