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Newsletter 201414 - 14 May 2014


A very special welcome to the following children and to their whanau, Saviour and Georgina Reihana and Unique Neho.

Principal’s Award

Congratulations to Taniora Moka who won this fortnight’s Principal’s Award for being an awesome student and role model.

Saturday Netball

Many thanks to the coaches and whanau who came along to support our school teams on Saturday. This Saturday all teams are to meet their coaches at Lindvart Park by 8.30am please. All JMB Netball games will be over by 10am.

Fees for the season are $10 per player payable at the school office. There will also be fundraising at school during the term.

Rippa Rugby

Our School Rippa teams were at the Westpac Rippa

tournament held at the Waipapa Domain yesterday. Many thanks to the Whanau that supported our teams and to our coaches Mrs Stillwell and Matua Jim.


Our new uniforms

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.


Saturday Hockey

Many thanks to our Whanau who helped out with Hockey on Saturday. Please remember that if your child arrives at Hockey without a mouthguard they will not be permitted to play.

This Saturday games are as follows:

Kaikohe East Two Mini Sticks please be at the turf by 8.30am, start 9am on field 2.

Kaikohe East One Kiwi Sticks please be at the turf 11am, start 11.40am on field 1.

Fees for the season will be $20 per player payable at the school office. There will also be fundraising at school during the term.

Room 5 and 6 Visit

Room 5 and 6 will be visiting Kerikeri 28th May to look at the Bee Place and the “Parrot Place”. This is part of our study on life cycles. More details to follow in a letter home in the next few days.

Manawanui/Rangimarie to Te Hana

On Thursday 26th June, this term Manawanui and Rangimarie are planning on going on a day trip to Te Hana o te Ao Marama Maori Village and Snow Planet. We will be leaving school at 7:30am traveling by bus and returning to school by 7:30pm. We will send more information home to whanau over the next few weeks.


Term 2 Topics

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.


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.


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.

Class sizes/new children

Staff are currently considering some changes of classes for a few children as class numbers in some areas of the school are almost at capacity.

Therefore 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 or if you have any Whanau possibly moving to our school this year.

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.

We can still enrol your child without this information but do need it at some stage soon after they start school.


Zero Waste

Last week Sue Woods from Zero Waste visited all classes to talk about among other things how children could reduce the amount of packaging/paper in their lunchboxes. By encouraging Whanau to use less packaging/paper in lunch boxes we hope to reduce the need to get rid of packaging/paper.

Don Edmonds,
21 May 2014, 14:58