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Newsletter 202118 - 16 June 2021


A special welcome to the following new tamariki and their whānau:

Paisleigh Maihi

We hope you have enjoyed your first week at Kaikohe East School!

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to both Kahurangi Smith and David Romana-Cooper! Well deserved kourua!!

Reports and Class Letters 

We are keen to hear from any whānau about what they thought about the new format and contents of school reports we sent home last week.  Please feel free to come and talk to your child’s / children’s teacher/s or send us a message.  We will be placing a survey on our school facebook page soon also.

Term 3-4 Organisation

At the end of Term 2 we farewell and thank Whaea Barbara who has been relieving in Room 9. We welcome back from Maternity leave Whaea Tyme Rata.

After the first few weeks of Term 3 we will farewell and thank Whaea Renee who will go on Maternity Leave.  Room 12 will not re-open in Term 3.  By now all Room 12 whānau/children should know what class they will join at the start of term 3.  Once again any queries please come and see us.

Te Pou Theatre

Next Tuesday 22nd June we have a Māori performing arts group visiting our school. 

Nurses Here Every Monday

We are lucky to have 2 nurses visit our kura every Monday now (not Tuesday) to check on any health matters that our children may have.  We do need whānau consent for this so if you haven’t already please request a form to fill out or give Whaea Chicky a call and she will sign on your behalf.

Trips to Ngāwhā

We have confirmed the dates for the remaining classes going to visit Ngāwhā Springs. 

Wednesday (today) 16th June - Room 12 & Rangimārie 

Wednesday 23rd June - Room 8 & 9

Thursday 24th June - Room 10

Permission slips will be sent home with tamariki involved. 

Science Roadshow

Our school has been given the opportunity to take 60 tamariki to the Science Roadshow at Northland College on 29th June 2021. A notice will come home soon with those tamariki who will be going.  We will leave school at 9:15am and return at 11:00am


Due to a damp court at Northland College, our games were cancelled. Let’s hope that next week will be better and we get to see basketball happen for our kids.

The draw as from last week:

Under 9s – 3.30pm

Under 11’s – KES 2 5pm, KES 1 5.35pm


Just a reminder that we need to be at Lindvart Park at 3.30pm and games will finish approximately 4.45pm. Please remind your child to wear the appropriate footwear (sneakers) and to bring a bottle of water.  All players are to meet after school at Room 15 for organisation.



There was a good amount of whānau in support of hockey last weekend, watching our kids. Players of the day: Creedence Stevens, Kaylani Tipoki and Ceasor Harris and Team Kōwhai. Please meet your coaches 30 mins before your game.

The draw for this week:

10am Funsticks/Mini sticks

KKE Whero vs Springbank - Whaea Waiora

BYE: Kaikeast Kākāriki - Whaea Crystal.

11.00am Kiwi development

KKE Waiporoporo vs Springbank - Whaea Ashlee

12.00pm Kiwi Professionals

KKE Kōwhai vs Ōhaeawai - Whaea Claire

KKE Karaka vs Oro-Kai - Whaea Michelle

Little Dippers

Last Wednesday our special rights tamariki went to Little Dippers over in Waipapa for some swim time in their warm, indoor pool.  It was such a great success and a valuable experience for hydrotherapy that we have decided to carry on going each Wednesday for the remainder of the term.  This will be in addition to attending RDA each Thursday out at Waimate North for the therapy on horseback.

Thanks to Kaikohe Lions for their ongoing support and especially to our wonderful driver, Laurie Byers.

Rippa Rugby

Tomorrow a selected group of children will be travelling to Kerikeri Sports Complex to participate in a Rippa tournament. A packed lunch and water that will last all day is needed. We will leave school at 9.15am and return at approximately 2.00pm. If there are any cancellations we will let whānau know as soon as we can.if there is a cancellation they will make the call at 7am. Whaea Claire will notify whānau if so.  

Matariki Games

On Tuesday the 6th of July there will be a celebration of Matariki games held in Taipā. We will be entering 2 senior teams for this competition.  More information to follow closer to the time.

Board By-Election

Board By-Election nominations have now closed and we have three nominations therefore we will need to hold an election.  Voting papers will be issued by 21st June for Election Day 19th July. More information to come.

Bling, Bling Toi Mārama

Our tamariki are busy creating for this year's Bling Bling Toi Mārama light festival. The theme is Te Waonui a Tāne.  This year the festival will run for four days, from the 7th July - 11th July.  Thanks to Ākau for creating this awesome opportunity to celebrate Matariki.