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Newsletter 201415 - 21 May 2014


A very special welcome to the following children and to their whanau, Ardie Rogers-Herbert and Waimana Pere.


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 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.


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.


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 9am, start 9.50am on field 1.

Kaikohe East One Kiwi Sticks please be at the turf 11am, start 11.40am on field 2.

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 4 and Room 14 Trip

Room 4 and Room 14 are going to Ngawha Springs on the 4th of June. This trip is to follow up on their class topic “Planet Earth and Beyond. A letter will go home with students involved closer to the date.


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.


Sausage Sizzles

To assist with Sports fees this season we are having three fundraising Sausage Sizzles on Friday 6th, 13th and 20th June. Sausages will be $2 each, orders taken in classrooms and delivered at 1pm.


School Website

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


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.


Opening of Room 3

If enrolments continue this term it is likely that Room 3 will open at the beginning of Term 3 for all new 5 year olds who have started this term and who continue to enrol in Terms 3 and 4. More details later.


Moving children in TKOTA

Teachers in TKOTA (Manawanui, Rangimarie, Tumanako) are currently having to move children into new classes. The move involves about 12 children in total. By moving these children we are creating spaces for new enrolments into Manawanui. All children being moved should have received a phone call from their child’s current teacher. Letters are also being sent home today. Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


2014 Election Day

Election Day this year is Saturday 20th September and Kaikohe East School will again host voting booths. We encourage everyone to vote!