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Newsletter 202119 - 30 June 2021


This week we welcome to our school the following children and their whānau –Eklypze and Jade Parangi-Taiapo, Persephone and Chaos Ashby and Exodus and Jay’harn Wharerau.

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 to Room 9 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 reopen 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.

Thanks Little Dippers

A huge thank you to Karla and her team at Little Dippers who have gifted lessons for our special rights tamariki in Term 3. We are so extremely grateful to have this offered and we look forward to each Wednesday for a warm swim and valuable hydrotherapy. Thanks Little Dippers!!

Board By-Election

Due to us having more nominations than positions on our School Board of Trustees, we will be running an election.  Be sure to complete your Board Election voting papers and return them to Kohi Woodman (Returning officer) in the school 0ffice.    

If you require information on the current nominees please contact Kohi 09 4011532 and she will provide this for you.

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.  An online survey has been posted onto our school facebook page too. 

Free Lunches

We are working hard to encourage our school lunch providers to fit within the Ministry of Education guidelines and still make our lunches yummy.  Hopefully meetings we are having and feedback we are sharing will improve our lunches so that most children eat what is provided and enjoy them.  Today the Chicken wrap and Afghan biscuit was a hit!

Room 9 Trip to Pioneer Village

Room 9 will be heading off to Pioneer Village on Tuesday 6th July. We will be looking at electricity past and present and making some connections to local stories regarding Ngāwhā Springs and geothermal energy. 


This is our second to last week of Netball for the season.  This week all teams will play one game.  Next week we will have our final round of games followed by a brief Prize giving at Lindvart Park.

3.30-3.45pm Warm up on courts

Round 1 starts at 3.50 pm and will end at 4.50pm 

4 X 10 minute quarters with 1 minute between quarters and a 2 minute half time

Year 3 and 4 

Court 1

Tautoro v Hōreke

Court 2

Raiders v KES Dragons

Court 3

Nanakia v Awesome Angels

Year 5 and 6 

Court 4

KES Eagles (Y3/4) v Tautoro Black

Court 5

KES Angels v HSC Pūrerehua

Court 6

KES Beasts v KES Cheetahs


Great games for those teams that played last weekend. Players of the day - Nikau Johnson and Aisha Tana.  Our draw for this week as follows:

10.00am Fun sticks/Mini sticks

KKEast Whero vs Springbank - Whaea Waiora

11.00am Kiwi Development

KKEast Waiporoporo vs Kaikohe West School - Whaea Ashlee Maihi

12.00pm Kiwi Sticks Professionals

KKEast Kōwhai vs Orokai - Whaea Claire

KKEast Karaka vs Ōhaeawai -  Whaea Ashlee


Thank you to all our supporters at basketball this week. Players of the day:

U9's Allstars - Tay J'harn Kauwhata-Wilcox

U11's Legionnaires – Kaila Rowe

U11's Taniwha's - Semi Johnstone

Usual Game times:

U9's - 3.30pm-4.00pm

U11's - 4.30pm -6.00pm

Next week will be the final week for basketball, the draw is on our FaceBook page and we look forward to another module next term. There will also be trials for U11 boys and girls to play in the Tribal Wars in Whangarei and Kaitāia. More information to follow closer to the time.

Union Meetings for Teachers

Next Tuesday, 6th July, classes will be “buddied up” while teachers attend Union meetings in our school hall.

Bling, Bling Toi Marama

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.  Please remember to go to the Bling Bling event on lower Broadway whānau!

Room 14 Trip to Waitangi

Room 14 will be travelling to Waitangi on Wednesday 28th July and Wednesday 4 August to take part in the Raranga Matahiko Programme. We will be learning ways to create, present and share our work digitally. 

Room 14, 15 & 16 End of Term

End of term shared kai Room 14,

15 and 16 on Thursday 8th July. Please bring a plate.