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Newsletter 201437 - 19 November 2014


A very special “Welcome” to the following students and their whānau to our school this week: Rongomatane Kea, Romanie Tarawa, Joshua and Gabriel Robson.


Survey Home

All children will be bringing home a survey for whānau to complete and return to school next week.  The purpose of the survey is to get whānau ideas and thoughts about what they think is important about what our children learn when they are at school and whether or not there are any changes needing to be made for their future.



Our congratulations to these teachers who have been reappointed to teaching positions at our school – Margaret Cassidy currently teaching in Room 3, Natalie Snow currently teaching in Rooms 1/2, and Lydia Cooper.


School Touch

We would like to remind all children and whānau that in order for children to play they need to return their permission slips, No permission, no game.  Fees are $15 each.  All help is appreciated!  Please contact us at school if you can help. Thank you to Matua Malcolm, Whaea Kelly Davies and Matua Kelvin for volunteering to help with a team.


New Lunch Additions

As of this week we have added to our lunch menu the options of milk biscuit $1, nachos $4 and quiche $4.  The macaroni lunch option has been removed, as it is no longer available.


Transition days for 2015

Class organisation for 2015 has been sorted for next year.  In order to ease children into a possible new class/environment/teacher for 2015 we have decided to have two transition days Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December whereby all children spend this time in their 2015 class.


Last Week’s Role Models

Congratulations and awesome work to the following students on their outstanding efforts at school last week! We are so proud of you all!

Tiarah Room 1

Rereata Room 3

Te Aniwa Room 4

Havahna Room 5

Jayden Room 6

Lucy Manawanui

Devantae Rangimarie

Te Owai Tumanako

Jahvondre Room 12

Indica Room 14 and

Tumanako Room 15


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 are also ordering the polar fleece jacket (full or half zip) These will be priced according to sizes therefore from a size 6 – 14 will be $55 each any size bigger will cost $65 each.


End of Year Celebration

On Wednesday 10th December we will be having a “Run, Jump, Throw” Day and Hāngi for our End of Year Whānau Celebration, we welcome all whānau and friends to come along to enjoy the day!


Hangi Helpers

The school will be preparing haāgi to sell at the Kaikohe Christmas Parade on Friday 28th November. Any parents/whānau who are able to come along and help us please contact the office. We will start preparing the vegetables on the Thursday and start packing on the Friday.   We need clean newspaper and plastic bags for this also. Please drop any supplies off at the school office. Many thanks for the hāngi wood donated by Lenny Clarke. We will be pre-selling these hāngi in the school office, $8 each.  Orders can be collected from Memorial Park from about 4pm.


Reggio Inspired Workshop

“Working with Wire” and “Changing Matter” workshop is a reggio inspired workshop free to anyone working with children under 5, including parents and new entrant teachers.  This Saturday 9am – 2pm at the Te Kohekohe Drop in Centre, 97 Broadway, Kaikohe.  RSVP to Kelly or Marci-Lee at 4053000, 021998096.


End of Year Reports

All children who have been at school for at least 6 weeks will be bringing home an end of year school report on Wednesday 3rd December. The report should clearly explain where your child is achieving in terms of the National Standards in Reading, Writing and Maths. While we do try to make reports clear and error free sometimes we do muck up.  Therefore if any whānau have any questions about their child’s report or find any errors do not hesitate to come and see or contact your child’s teacher. Our apologies in advance.


Concerns and complaints

If you have concerns or complaints that you wish to discuss, please contact the office and make an appointment to meet the principal or see your child’s teacher in the first instance.

If you consider that your concerns are not being addressed, a complaint should be made, in writing, to the chairperson of the board of trustees:

The Chairperson

Kaikohe East Board

36 Mangakahia Road

Kaikohe 0405

Don Edmonds,
19 Nov 2014, 16:22