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Newsletter 201438 - 26 November 2014


A very special “Welcome” to Korau Tua and his whānau.


Mrs Logan’s Retirement

Mrs Miriam Logan who has worked at our school since 1994 will be retiring at the end of the year. We thank Mrs Logan for the great contributions she has made to our school and wish her all the best in her retirement.


Survey Home

All children will be bringing home today 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.  All returned surveys will go into a draw to win a new school polo shirt!



Whānau are asked to please check their child/children’s hair and remove the kutus and eggs so that others do not catch them. Currently we do not have any free solution or combs but will let you know as soon as we get some more.


School Touch

Touch rugby is on tomorrow at Lindvart Park. Fees are $15 each. 


Promoting Attendance

Tomorrow at lunchtime we will be having a group of people coming in to run activities for our children to promote the importance of attending school. The activities are part of a Youth Strategy being promoted by Te Rūnanga-a-iwi o Ngāpuhi.

Activities will be on the field from about 1pm, all whānau are welcome to come along and join us!


Transition days for 2015

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.


Free Lunch

All children will have the option of having a hot free lunch on Tuesday 9th December.  The lunch is being provided by a Charity and it is likely to continue in 2015. There will be more opportunities for hot free lunches.


Breakfast Club Thank you

Thank you to Matua Wiremu, Whaea Donella and whānau for offering to help out with Breakfast Club. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa!



Reports will be coming home on Wednesday 3rd December with children in addressed envelopes. Please take the time to read your child’s report and congratulate them for the good things and support them with their next steps.  A separate sheet will be included with each report to help whānau understand the levels we talk about in the report.  


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! Lunchtime Hāngi - $8


Mainfreight Calendar

All families will get a free Mainfreight Calendar today for 2015.


Hangi Helpers

We are preparing hāngi to sell at the Kaikohe Christmas Parade this Friday. Any parents/whānau who are able to come along from 8-11am on Friday to help us please do.  We are be pre-selling these hāngi in the school office, $8 each.  Orders can be collected from Memorial Park from about 4pm and must be collected by 6pm at the latest.


Junior Syndicate Newsletter

A newsletter about the junior syndicate trip to the bay will be sent home today with this newsletter.


Health Consultation

Schools must consult with whānau about what Health Topics they wish their children to learn about.  Recently Teachers and children have come up with the following possible topics for 2015.


Nutrition-Sport Northland

Sun Smart

Jump Jam

Life Education-Harold Caravan

Breakfast Club

Fonterra Free Milk in Schools

Free Fruit

Free Bread

Kids Can- Clothes, shoes and snacks

Puberty Y5-6

First Aid-St Johns

Public Health Nurse

Te Hau Ora-Rheumatic Fever

Zero Waste-Recycling

Jump Rope for heart

School Garden

5 plus a day

Share the Road-Land transport Agency

Free Lunch Club

Water Safety

Sneeze Safe-Hand Safety

Self Defence- Local Police

Fire Safety

Kori Kori tinana

Anti Bullying

Social training (role playing - how to be a friend, how to resolve conflict, what to do when we feel unsafe)


If whānau have any further ideas or comments please tell us by email, text, note, phone call or in person.

Don Edmonds,
27 Nov 2014, 00:07
Don Edmonds,
26 Nov 2014, 12:05