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Newsletter 201416 - 28 May 2014


A very special welcome to the following, children and to their whanau, Jamil Cribb, JT Wharerau, Lucy Naera, Traeh Kopa and Maiyah Moon!

We also welcome this week Whaea Lydia Cooper who is currently working part-time in Room 1.  In Term 3 it is hoped that Whaea Lydia will start in Room 3 with a new class of 5 year olds.


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 10.15am. 

Fees for the season are $10 per player payable at the school office. 


Welcome Sports Coordinator

This term we welcome our new Sports Coordinator Richard Koroi who will be working at our school every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of the year.


Room 5 and 6 Visit

Today Room 5 and 6 have been visiting Kerikeri to look at the Bee Place and the “Parrot Place”. Thanks to our Whanau who were able to go and help with supervision.


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 to be confirmed, as we have not yet received the draw.  Children will come home with the draw details on Friday.


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 today.


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. To help fundraise for this we will be having a junior lunchtime disco next Thursday 5th June and a senior lunchtime disco next Friday 6th June.  It will cost $2 for entry into the disco and we will also have glow sticks and glow rings for sale from 50c to $2.

We will send more information home to whanau over the next few weeks.


Tumanako Weekly Walks

Each week Tumanako are aiming to have short walks around our community to gain ideas, resources and experiences that we can put into our learning in class. The routes will change each week. Students will bring home a reminder the day before to let you know when and where we will go. If you wish for your child to opt out please contact Whaea Stevie.


Sausage Sizzles

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


School Speech Competition

Our School Competition has been planned for Thursday 12th June. Each class will have one / two finalists who will say their speech in front of the school. We will do our best to notify Whanau of finalists so you can come along and support your child.


Room 3 opening

Due to roll growth in Room 1 it is hoped that in Term 3 we open Room 3 as a class for five year olds.

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.


No kai for lunch?

A reminder to all Whanau that we have lots of food at school for your child/children if you are short of kai for breakfast or lunch.

Please do not keep your child at home if there is no kai, send them to school and we will make sure they get some yummy food. We have weetbix, milk, bread, jam, nut bars, fruit and lots of other tasty morsels for them to munch on.


Moving children in TKOTA

A few children from TKOTA (Manawanui, Rangimarie, Tumanako) moved this week to balance the number of children in classes. Currently we have no spaces in TKOTA for enrolments.