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Newsletter 201407 - 12 March 2014

Welcome to our new children

Welcome to the following new children: Tiarne Kauwhata-Wilson and Kymani Kaiaruna.


Lateness and Leaving the School

It is important that if your child is late to school that he/she come to the office please to let us know they are here or that whanau contact us to let us know that they are late.

Similarly if you need to collect your child/children for any reason during the day please come to the office and let us know.


School Holiday Camps

School Holiday Camps @ Lonsdale Park – Matauri bay

For children aged 8-12 years

Autumn camp: 27th April – 2nd May

Cost: $120.00

Theme: Egyptian Adventure

Contact Ruth and Jon Pirini on (09)4082003, cellphone 0226807241 or email: lonsdalechildren@gmail.com


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.


DISCO for 0-10year olds

On Friday 28th March there is to be a Disco held at the Memorial Hall. $2 entry and glow sticks also available for sale. Disco from 5 – 7 pm.

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.


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 classes 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.



On Sunday the 23rd of March a group of year 5-6 students will be taking part in the Ray White Allens Kids Triathlon in Whangarei.  All children that are involved should have bought home a permission slip.  More information will follow in the next few days finalising arrangements for this event.  If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Croucher teacher in charge.


Kaikohe Junior Rugby Rally

U7 & 9's rally on Thursday  20th March at 4.45pm at Kaikohe Rugby Club

U11's Thursday 20th  March at 4.00pm at Kaikohe Rugby Club

U13's Saturday 15 March at 10am at Kaikohe Rugby Club


U7 Joe Kara  0210466437

U9 Koro Edwards 0275558872

U11 George Davis

U13 Anzac Leaf & Paul Nimmo contact Anzac 02102518375.


If you are keen to help in anyway please contact Cheryl Waaka 0210701222.


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,
12 Mar 2014, 15:28