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Newsletter 201432 - 15 October 2014


A very special “Welcome” to the following students and their whānau to our school this week: Kameta Welsh, Upokoina Kea-Papuni, Zara Nicholson,

Te Mana Stillwell, Journey Kukutai, Gareth Wira-Jones, Herewini Rurehe and Devon Poutai-Paniora.


This term we sadly say farewell to Whaea Khrystal Morunga who has resigned from her Teacher Aide position in Te Korowai o te Aroha after the birth of her beautiful pepi Masiah-Rangihaeata!


For Term 4 we welcome Whaea Michelle Tito-Brown to Te Korowai o te Aroha.


Role Models

Congratulations to last term’s Role model’s who were honoured at the final assembly for Term 3.

Viennah Rodger, Rangatira Wihongi, Ben Harding, Angel Harris, Simone Vesey, Te Owai Tuhiwai-Rogers, Isaiah Stillwell, Taniora Moka, Riccardo Broomfield-Clarke, Cleveland Nieper and Joel Harris.


Principal’s Award

Congratulations to Joel Harris who was awarded the Principal’s Award last term for being an awesome student!

School Closed

Our school will be closed on Monday 27th October 2014, for Labour Weekend.

Teachers to Christchurch

Over the next two weeks all teachers will be travelling to Christchurch to visit two schools to learn more about the Reggio Inspired teaching approach. The first group of teachers/teacher aides will be leaving on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st and returning on the evening of Thursday 23rd, the second group of teachers will be leaving on the afternoon of the 28th and returning on the evening of 30th October. While this is happening classes will be buddied up for these days.

For the first week

Room 14 will go to Manawanui

Room12 will go to Room15/Tumanako

Room 5 will go to Room 4/6

Room 3 will go to Rangimārie

Room 1 will stay in Room 1 with Mrs Croucher

For the second week

Tumanako will go to Room 12

Manawanui will go to Room 3

Room 15 will be with Mrs Logan

Room 4 will go to Room 5

Room 1 will stay in Room 1 with Miss Snow

Room 6 will be with Whaea Cathie in Room 6


Classes for 2015

Class organisation for 2015 is being drafted over the next few weeks, if whanau have any preferences for what class their child/children are in please let Whaea Chicky know. we will try to accommodate your preference when creating class lists if possible. Most classes next year will be mixed levels so there might be for example in one class a mix of Year 4,5 and 6 children in a Senior class and similarly in a Junior class there maybe a mix of Year 2,3 and 4 children.


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.

We also are ordering the polar fleece jacket (full or half zip). These will be $45 each.


Junior Trip 4th Nov

All junior classes will be going on the Fullers Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock on Tuesday 4th November. Because of Cruise times children will leave school at about 12pm on this day on either bus or private car. The boat leaves from Paihia wharf at 1.30pm and returns at 5.30pm. The children will then travel back to school and be collected by whanau please at about 6pm. The boat cruise is 4 hours long and cruises the bay in search of dolphins and other marine life. The boat also travels through the Hole in the Rock.

A separate note will come home next week with children. The trip is funded by the school and if parent help is required teachers will organise.


Children arriving late

It is of concern when the same children are often late for school. A reminder that it would be awesome if your child/children could be at school by 8.45am at the latest please.


Year 6 Transition Visits

All Year 6 children will on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th November be visiting Kaikohe Intermediate School in preparation for 2015. All whānau are welcome to attend on either of these two days to see what great work is happening at Kaikohe Intermediate School. The Year 6 children will at this time meet teachers, be involved in activities, and will gain some insight into how Year 7 might be for them in 2015.


$5 Scholastic Book Offer

Attached to the newsletter is the $5 Scholastic book offer. All orders are due in by November 4th.


Free Doctors Visits

Northland children aged between 6 and 12 years (up to their 13th birthday) now have free access to their general practitioner including after-hours consultations. The current $5 prescription charge will also be covered.


Don Edmonds,
14 Oct 2014, 19:01