Newsletter LogoThursday 15th November 2018            No. 19

Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa

Lana Wolfgram (2)

Thank you for your understanding and support on our second Teacher Strike Day. We appreciated the toots and waves of support as we picketed and marched on Tuesday. It would be ideal if I could inform you that this is the end of the industrial action, but at this point, the next steps are unclear. The government has come back with a slightly enhanced pay offer and a promise of 600 SENCO positions nationwide (for 2,500 schools). Unfortunately, there is nothing in the offer to address teacher workloads and improve teacher recruitment and retention. The next step of the negotiation is to hold a ballot where teachers vote to accept or refuse the latest offer. The ballot will be held in two weeks time. If there is to be any further industrial action, it is likely to be early next year.

Ka kite anō
Lana Wolfgram


Principal AwardsPrincipal-Award

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:

Room 5      Emma

Room 6      Taiatea

Kotahitanga   Aporina

Caught Being Good

Winners of books for the last two weeks were:  caught being good

Team Kākano: Ryan & Norton-Reks  Rm 3:   Cherish   

Rm 4: Mason     Rm 5:  Brooklyn     Rm 6: Rawhiti

Rm 7: —–   Rm 8: —–

Team Kotahitanga: Anahera, Chasalee & Te-A-Mira

Rm 9:  —–   Rm 10: Jayden     Rm 11:  Rm 12:  Kahu

Merit Certificates

Winners  for the last two weeks were:  Merit-List

Team Kākano: Jacob, Shkarna, Te Kaha & Charlie

Rm 3: Antonio & Louie

Rm 4: Jayde & Maika

Rm 5: Beau & Tayla     Rm 6: Escarter & Brooklyn

Rm 7: Pharrell   Rm 8: —– 

Team Kotahitanga:  Patience & Leah

Rm 9: —–    Rm 10: Malachi     Rm 11:  —– 

Rm 12:  Charles

Ngā Mātāpona Awards 

Team Kākano:  Beau, Nikkii, Anahera & Wyatt

Room 3: Sinaraa x 2, Phu’o’ng & Tukaha

Room 4: Maika, Rainy, Atawhaitia & August 

Room 5: Drake, Elvis, Jayden & River-Leigh

Room 6: Meao, Natalya, Tidus & Adison 

Room 7:   Raiden & Luca

Room 8:  Whaea Ness, Whaea Carol, Whaea Yvonne & Mrs Irene

Room 9:  —–

Room 10: Bailey & Christina

Room 11:  —–

Room 12: Angel & Te Koha

Team Kotahitanga: Jai & Carter

Maths Day

Kia ora Whanau. Next Wednesday the 21st of November we are having a MATHS DAY.
Each class will be doing a whole day of maths so feel free to pop in at any time of the day and see just what is happening in our classes.
The children are keen to share what they are doing with you!

2018-19 Summer Reading Programme Year 3, 4 & 5 Students

It’s that time of the year again!
We are offering this awesome opportunity for all of our year 3 , 4 & 5 students. Each child will receive 8 – 10 books at or above their reading level to read during the school holidays. These books are theirs to keep.books-e1494374540749
We are holding an information evening at 5-6pm in our school hall on Wednesday 21st November 2018.
Each year 3 , 4 & 5 child that attends this meeting with an adult whanau member will be given a $10 warehouse voucher.
This is a wonderful programme that really helps keep your child’s reading progress on track.

Please feel free to contact Whaea Deanne through the office if you have any questions.

Potato Fundraiser

If you are interested in growing your own potatoes this year Garden To Table are having a fundraiser.potato

For $20 plus postage and packaging you get:

Your Great Potato Bag Kit contains:

  • One brightly-coloured potato planter bag (30l)
  • 5kg pack of seed potatoes, kindly donated by Tui Garden Products
  • A ‘how to’ guide to growing your potatoes
  • A potato recipe designed especially for Garden to Table by our Ambassador, chef and restauranteur Al Brown

I Have A Dream

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Thanks to Jon for starting up this lunchtime activity for middles and seniors.

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Year Seven Enrolments for 2019

There are still a number of Year Six children who are not yet enrolled in a school for next year. It is very important to get on to this as soon as possible. Please contact Tikipunga High School and Kamo Intermediate School to organise an enrolment session.

Term Dates 2019

Term 1: 30th January – 12th April  Term 4_18_ProtienKai2

Term 2: 29th April – 5th July

Term 3: 22nd July – 27th September

Term 4: 14th October – 13th December


Water mains replacement – Corks Road

Over the next few weeks Whangarei District Council are installing a new water main on the school side of Corks Road. This work will impact parking, drop-off space and pedestrian access. Please take extra care in this area and in the interests of safety, consider dropping children off by the Wairau Drive entrance.

Dental Recycling


Parent Support Group

Available every day

Please put your Child/ren’s Name, Room Number, their order and the amount of the order in an envelope and place it in the slot at the school office

·       Mince Pie

·       Mince & Cheese Pie

·       Potato Topped Pie

·      Pizza

·      Flavoured Milk






Protein Bars for sale

Please click on the link for information on flavours and pricing.

Orders and payment can be made at the school office.

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Community Notices


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Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics – WAGS Holiday Programmes DEC/JAN

December Monday 17th Dec – Friday 21st Dec     January Monday 14th Jan – Friday 25th Jan

Booking essential.  Full day 8.30-4.30 $40 per day                             Half day 8.30-12.30/12.30-4.30 $25.00

Phone: 4376667Email:       Come and join in our gymnastics based programme.

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