Week 2 news

By Beth Downie | Posted: Thursday May 12, 2022

I hope your child has had a settled return to school this term. Welcome  Eli, Ruby, Hazel and Charlotte to Kaikorai School. We are thrilled you are here! 

 We are thrilled that winter sports are up and running - thank you so much to our coaches who are giving up their afternoons to coach our little sports stars! We appreciate you. ⭐

The middle crew are well and truly settled in their new space and are learning how to work in a collaborative environment. If you have not yet had a look around our new classes, please pop in if you would like to check them out! 

Staffing news

Emma Riley will be going on maternity leave in week 6.  We are happy to announce we have secured Nicole Wilson to take over the teaching of Rūma ono while Emma enjoys time at home with her new baby. 


Covid is still very prevalent in our school community. We have 2 teachers away and a number of children have tested positive too. We will continue to inform you if there is a positive case in your child's class. Please encourage your child to wear a mask when they are in class.

Property update

There is some more asbestos removal happening over the weekend. Please read the attachment from Naylor Love below. Once that has been completed, the demolition of the kitchen, middles block and sheds will occur. At this stage, we are looking at the 23rd of May for the demolition.

The Parent group

The parent group are busy fundraising with the hoody and jacket sales. A reminder to place your order soon. 

A request: Kaikorai School Parents group is seeking a local photographer, a friend or family from within the school or the local community to work with us on a fundraiser 

Whānau open morning

Invitations will be sent home next week, but please make a date in your diary to visit us and see your child's PBL work on Thursday 26th May 9 am- 10:25 am.

Pink Shirt day - Read what we are doing next week for Pink Shirt day 

NZ Sign language week.- Read how we have been celebrating NZSL week.

Principal's assembly awards

Aria  -Being great at trying again and making good progress with her word understandings.

Axton -Working hard and succeeding with more accuracy when doing subtraction algorithms.

Amelia -For putting 100% into her learning, particularly the tricky maths we have been doing!

Yuan - For being a resilient learner who always takes on new challenges.

Lucy - For working hard and showing focus to complete any task she is given.

Rose -For her thoughtful contributions to classroom discussions.

Hazel  -For her hard work in learning new words and having a super start to school!

Charlotte -For her hard work in learning new words and having a super start to school!

Luckie - For always putting 100% effort into everything he does, and displaying the values of a true ‘KAIK’ kid.

Sophie -For being a kind, caring friend to everyone in our class and always putting a huge effort into her learning.

Sammy - For being a resilient learner who keeps trying when things are tricky.

Basil  -For removing yourself from distractions to complete your learning to a high standard.

Jordan  -For trying very hard with his learning and completing his independent activities with care.

Noah -For being a kind and helpful Room 8 boy and a wonderful friend to others.

Harry - For putting in an amazing effort to complete your writing independently. You can be so proud of what you have achieved!

Tane -For making good choices in the classroom to make the best out of your learning. I’m very proud!

Eli -For impressive academic progress in all learning areas! You are working hard and challenging yourself to be the best that you can be.

Have a great weekend and please don't hesitate to get in touch at anytime.

Ngā mihi nui


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