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Newsletter 201427 - 27 August 2014


A very special “Welcome” to the following students and their whānau to our school this week: Tia-Leigh Graham and Kobe Kopa.


We would also like to welcome two teacher trainees from Awanuiarangi Whaea Debbie Kapa who is helping with teaching in Room 1 and Whaea Pamela Moana who is helping teaching in Room 5.


School Uniform giveaway

We still have black casual pants from Kids Can to give away so when you purchase a school uniform top you will get a free pair of pants. 

School Uniform will be compulsory as from 2015 so come and see Kohi in the office and start making payments.


Whole School Karakia

All classes will be starting their day with morning karakia in the hall when the first bell goes at 8.55am.  If children arrive late, we are asking them to wait on the seat outside the office.


Ohaeawai Cross Country

Congratulations to our school representatives who ran today at Ohaeawai, results and pictures will be in next week’s newsletter.



Saturday 6th September


Includes: open mike, live music, led light display, balloon release, night markets, glow rave

See Hype Facebook page


Whānau Hui

All teachers will be available to meet with Whānau to discuss their child/children’s progress to date from 3pm on Thursday 18th September.

At 2.10pm in the school hall there will be performances by our groups representing us at the Cultural Festival, come along listen to our talented performers then meet with your child’s teacher.  Teachers will be available to meet with whānau from 3-5.30pm on this day. If you require a specific time please contact your child’s teacher otherwise come along and see them when they are free.


School Photos

Our school photo day is scheduled for the 3rd September 2014.  All orders and money must be returned to the school office by the 1st September. Extra order forms and envelopes for money will come home again today.


Kids Can Dress up this Friday

We have a Kids Can dress up day this Friday the 29th August.  We are asking children to dress up, e.g. as a book character, movie star, cowboy, farmer, pig hunter, princess etc, and bring $2 which will go to Kids Can and each child will receive a sausage sizzle.


Thank You - Kaikohe New World

Thanks again to Kaikohe New World for giving us eggs each week for our Breakfast Club.  Each Friday we will use the eggs for a hot cooked breakfast. Breakfast is available to all children every day from 8-approx 8.45am in the school hall.


Cultural Festival

This year we are pleased to have at least three groups representing our school at the Cultural Festival which will be held at Northland College. All performers will attend the dress rehearsal on Monday 22nd September and the performance for all whānau to attend will be on Wednesday 24th September, start time 11am. Entry by koha! Nau mai haere mai!


Daffodil Day Breakfast     

Is on this Friday at Northland College, The Hubb from 6am, $15 per adult and $5 per child. Phone Northland College for more information.

We also have daffodil flowers at the school office. A gold coin donation would be great.


Saturday Hockey

Last Saturday was the final round of our Major Round hockey!  Congratulations to Kaikohe East One, Whaea Claire’s team who won their grade this year and our babies, Mrs Woodman’s team, who finished 2nd equal with Ohaeawai School, awesome season guys, we are so proud of you all!!

This Saturday is our Closing Day Tournament.  Hockey Prize Giving is set for Saturday the 6th September.   Can Mrs Woodman’s team please be at the turf by 9.45am and Whaea Claire’s team meet her at the turf by 11.45am


Incredible Years Parenting Programme

Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services Parenting Programme will start on Thursday 28th August.  At the Kaikohe Baptist Church from 10am-12pm.  Contact Korey Atama on 4015530 or 0276675861.


Juniors to Paihia

A trip has been planned for all Junior Classes for November 4th to go on the Fullers Boat. More details later.


Tū Rangatira Northland College

A day for Year 9 and 10 Northland College students has been organised for the 19th September2014.  All ex-students have been asked to attend at some point during the day.  For more info contact Johnny at Northland College 4013200. 

Don Edmonds,
26 Aug 2014, 19:20