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Newsletter 201413 - 7 May 2014


A very special welcome to the following children and to their whanau, Waiaroha Stowers, James Edmonds, Brooklyn and Luana Tawhai, Aysha Harris and Mihi Clark.


Our new uniforms

It was an awesome start to Term 2 this week particularly seeing these children proudly wearing our new school polo shirt. Any Whanau wishing to order a polo shirt for $35 each please come and see Kohi in the office to either pay for in full or arrange time payment.

A reminder that uniforms are optional for 2014.

Term 2 Timetable

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


Literacy - Reading and Writing




Numeracy Math


Topic / Inquiry


Subway only Thursday

For Term 2 and 3 we will only be offering Subway lunches every Thursday. Evon lunches will be available on a Tuesday and will from Term 2 include a macaroni/cheese lunch option.

Lunch orders are taken every morning in the hall with Whaea Beeby and are delivered to your child’s class at lunchtime.


Rippa Rugby

Our School Rippa teams have qualified for the Westpac Rippa

tournament to be held at the Waipapa Domain on 13 May 2014.  Children will leave by bus at 9.00am and return back to the school by 2.30pm. Any queries feel free to come and see or contact Matua Jim in Room 12.


Want to play Soccer?

For any queries re Soccer for all children 12 years and under Contact is Gareth Johnson, phone 0275889959.

Also if we have a parent/adult from our school able and willing we could have a Kaikohe East team entered into this Saturday competition. Anyone interested contact Whaea Chicky in the first instance.


Saturday Sport

This Saturday Netball and Hockey begins at Lindvart Park. All teams are to meet at Lindvart Park at 8.30am. Netball games will start at 9am and Hockey games will commence at 9am for Kaikohe East Two and 11am for Kaikohe East One.  Can Kaikohe East One please be at the turf by 10am on Saturday.


Term 2 Junior Trip

Unfortunately due to the expense and other problems the trip to Auckland for all Junior classes has been cancelled but teachers are looking at other opportunities for their classes.


Term 2 Topic

Teachers have discussed a broad topic for Term 2 called Planet Earth and Beyond.  The topic is a broad Science topic that classes will base some of their term 2 work around.

Part of this topic work will involve all classes finding out more about Matariki with a possible whole school Matariki celebration later in the term.


Zero Waste

Sue Woods from the Zero Waste programme is currently visiting all classes to raise awareness of issues faced around waste management and making changes to daily practices. This will involve looking at lunchboxes and ways to reduce packaging.


Speech Competition

Every year we have two representatives attend the local Primary Schools Rotary Speech Competition. Prior to this we hold a school-wide speech competition whereby all children in each class write a speech, learn it, say it and finalists are selected to participate in our School Competition.  Our tentative School Competition has been planned for Thursday 12th June.

More details later.



It is important that we know if you have a child in your Whanau who is turning 5 this year and will be attending our school.  Please contact us or come and see us if you do.

Bring the child’s birth certificate or passport and their plunket book or their before school check information if you can.

School Website

If you want to find out anything about Kaikohe East School, go to, www.kaikeast.school.nz.

You will find Information for Parents, School Newsletters, School Community Events Calendar, Board Minutes and Reports, the school Charter, board policies, etc etc.


Be sure to like Kaikohe East School on Facebook to keep up to date with school events.
Don Edmonds,
21 May 2014, 14:46