Kaikōura Suburban School

Newsletter 12 Friday 26 August 2022

He pānui o te tumuaki - A note from Whaea Alicia

We are in full flight with us being half way through term three. We are having a great response from entries into the Whale Run we have over 250 entries so far and expect this number to grow fast over the next two weeks.


Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding regarding illness and the need to keep children at home to prevent the spread. There has certainly been a number of illnesses around, I hope everyone who has and is unwell recovers well.


Our L4L 2 is in full swing and we plan to have our learning celebration on September 22nd this is a bit later than planned to work in with the Whale Run.


Kia a pai te wā whakatā - Have a great weekend.

Big picture
The committee are very busy with organising and pulling together the Whale Run 2022. We have a number of jobs needing to be done and many significant jobs are being actioned by the committee: Sponsorship has been flowing in from local businesses and we are so grateful to everyone who is supporting us. Please go to the Whale Run facebook page to see the sponsor recognition posts and share.


Marafun and 5km run/walk you can enter your child on the Whale Run website.


On the day of the Whale Run there will be a cake stall we ask that each family donate a baking product for the stall please.


If you are happy to donate a from two hours to a few hours of your time on the day or preparing for the day that would be greatly appreciated.


The jobs range from setting up gazebos, marshalling, drink stations for competitors, food stall sales to someone willing to wear the Harold suit and run the Mara fun with the children. A form will be sent out via Skool Loop, Our Face Book page and Hero for you to fill out to identify the jobs you can volunteer your time for within the next few days.


Thank you all for your support.

Suburban Force Netball Team at Kaikōura Netball Parade and Prizegiving

On Saturday 21st August it was the last day of Netball for the season the team celebrated at the courts with a parade. Ariana Bolton won the award for most improved player. Sopihie Ni won the award for most valued player. Congratulations to the whole team for a fabulous season.

Coming Events


  • Friday 26 Aug - Daffodil day (Wear something yellow mufti day)
  • Friday 2 Sept - Toroa Ski Trip
  • Sunday 5 Sept - Fathers Day
  • Thursday 8 Sept - Strike Percussion
  • Saturday 10 Sept - Whale Run

Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Judah Joyce (Aug 23) and Otis Fee (Aug 30). We hope you have an Awesome Day!


from The Suburban Whānau

Big picture

Terrific Titi's

We warmly welcome Miss Southgate who is with us for 8 weeks in her final placement in her post-graduate study. Miss Southgate is going to be working with Miss Macer and the Tītī Class. We all look forward to sharing your learning journey with our awesome school and tamariki. Enjoy your time at Suburban School.




Tēnā koutou

tēnā koutou

tēnā koutou katoa

Nō Ingarangi ahau E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Kaikōura e noho nei au

Ko Theodore tōku tama


Ko Rebecca Southgate tōku ingoa

Nō reira

tēnā koutou katoa.


Kia Ora Kaikōura Suburban School whānau. My name is Becci Southgate, I am originally from England, moving to Kaikōura in 2018. I have worked within the early years sector for twelve years and I am extremely passionate about tamariki education and development. I am currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Primary Education, and I have been very fortunate in being placed at Suburban School for eight weeks. I have always lived rurally, enjoying exploring and learning from the natural environment, this is a passion of mine and is strongly reflected within my teaching and learning philosophy. I believe we are extremely lucky to have such a beautiful local environment and I aim on incorporating it as much as possible within tamariki learning and development. I look forward to meeting and working alongside the tamariki and whānau, and I am very appreciative of you allowing me this experience with your tamariki. Please come and introduce yourself to me if we have not already met.


Ngā mihi, Becci.

Big picture

Capture The Flag

Last Friday afternoon the Titi's played capture the flag. This is a favourite game of Eli Montgomery's who was visiting the Titi class. They designed their huts, decided on the rules, and hid their flag, by the excited sounds being heard this will be a favourite of Titi Class too.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Catching up with the Toroa's...

We cannot believe that we are onto our 4th week in term 3!


Over the past 4 weeks, we have been working hard on many projects and going on exciting outings.


Take a look below!

We would like to say a massive thank you to Margaret Bignell for donating some native plants to school, that Toroa planted.


The natives that were donated and planted:


- Carex Testecea

- Carex Buchanii

- Anemanthe Lessonii

- Juncus

- Cabbage Tree

Hotdog Wendesday's - Fundraising for Toroa Camp 2022

Big picture

Rangatiratanga - Self Determination

Alongside our FORCE values, we have Tikanga values which are a way of being. Our class mission is to know the meaning of each Tikanga, and what they look like as Fyffe Force learners and leaders.


Kaitiakitanga

Rangatiritanga

Manaakitanga

Kotahitanga

Whanuangatanga.


The first value that we looked into was Rangatiritanga - unity, togetherness, self-determination.


We started off our journey by creating some artwork. We drew our sillohettes, then we added our names and colours that represent us as individuals. The 3 words we chose are what came to mind when we thought about Rangatiritanga.


Please feel free to come into our class and check out the amazing artwork!!

Toroa & Piwakawaka Ice Skating

Squeak waiting patiently for Toroa assembly to start!

Big picture

Thank you Hellers for Supporting the Whale Run

Big picture

Community News

Big picture