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Newsletter 201429 - 10 September 2014


A very special “Welcome” to the following students and their whānau to our school this week: Samuel Edmonds.


Happy Birthday Mrs Shaw

Next week Mr Shaw will be away for a few days attending his mother’s, Mrs Shaw’s, 100th Birthday!!!!


School Uniform 2015

We will be expecting all children in school uniform by the beginning of next year so come and see Kohi at the office about part time payments or purchase now!

School Polo shirts are $35 and you will receive a free pair of black pants while stocks last.


Kai at school

All Whānau please remember that we have plenty of yummy kai at school we are more than happy to give your child/children throughout the day. Please do not think that because you don’t have kai for breakfast or lunch that you need to keep your child/children at home. Send them school, we have weetbix, milk, bread etc for toast and lots of snack foods!


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.

Room 1 and 3 teachers are contacting whānau to make individual appointment times, also we would like to let you know Mr Shaw may be 10 minutes late this afternoon as he is travelling back from his mother’s Birthday.


School Photos

All photo orders are now at the school office, parents can collect them at any time or contact us to send them home with children.



We would like to invite all our wonderful team coaches for Hockey and Netball to join us tomorrow in the school hall, Thursday 11th September to celebrate the end of the season. All players are asked to please bring something for a shared kai.


Please VOTE!

This year the Election will be on the 20th September and Kaikohe East School is a polling booth!

Please start bringing “Yes I Voted” Stickers to school as soon as possible, if you have more than one child at school, the stickers will be divided equally between their classes.  The class with the most stickers wins a trip to Paihia!!


Investing Educational Success (IES)

By now you may have heard about a new initiative called IES that the Government are proposing. Following a recent survey of all NZ Schools approximately 96% of schools do not want this policy implemented.  Schools would rather the $359 million dollars the Government are proposing to pay current Principals and Teachers to be spent on our children for things such as more Teacher Aides in classrooms and smaller class sizes.

I urge whānau to watch the news, read articles and decide whether or not you agree with this proposed policy.


Cultural Festival

The Cultural Festival will be held at Northland College. All performers will attend the dress rehearsal on Monday 22nd September and the performance for all  whanau to attend will be on Wednesday 24th September, start time 11am. Entry by koha! Nau mai haere mai!


Hockey Prize Giving

Hockey Prize Giving is set for Saturday the 13th September at the Lindvart Park pavilion, please bring a plate.  If you aren’t able to attend please notify the school.   


Duffy Books Father’s Day

Congratulations Jackie Tango who received our Father’s Day book from Duffy Books in Homes.

What a great role model!


Don Edmonds,
10 Sept 2014, 16:17