Newsletter Week 8 Term 3

Kaimai School 13 September 2022


Nau mai haere mai,

Our condolences to the Royal Family. Our Queen was such a huge part of our history and we thank her for her leadership throughout her lifetime. As you know we have a one-off public holiday on 26 September to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Classes are very busy writing and preparing TED talks. The children are able to choose a topic to write about. They are going to present their talk to the class and from their finals will take place. We have guest judges to help select the top TED talkers!

It is great to see that we no longer need the COVID traffic light system and that masks are not needed to be worn at school and out and about. Below is the latest information from the Ministry of Education to keep you informed.

Have a great week everyone! Take care and if you would like to get in touch, please phone or email



Update from the Ministry of Education

You’ll be aware that New Zealand will move to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.

This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.

The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.

Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here: Request a RAT– Ministry of Health

Mask wearing is no longer required.

All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.

Kei te pai to our value certificate recipients. You are shining!

Winter Tournament

Our year 5/6 students are competing at the Winter Tournament next Tuesday 20 September. This is where groups of schools come together to play winter sports We are entering teams into the netball, touch and soccer divisions. Notices went out last week and we require the permission forms back asap. We would love some helpers, so if you are available then yes please!

Ruma Kiwi

Here we have Annabel, Teagan and Addison performing Eggs Eggs Eggs by Rohan Cahill-Fleury. Awesome job girls!

Wig Wednesday

Last week we saw some amazing hair transformations for Wig Wednesday - helping kiwi kids who lose their hair during cancer treatment! Check out some of the highlights below. Thank you to everyone who got involved. Fantastic effort Kaimai School!

Way to go Josh!

A huge congratulations to Josh who competed at the Aims Games last week. Josh entered into the Mountain Biking Section and came 25th out out of 84 competitors. It was such a credit to your efforts and mahi Josh. We are proud.

Busy Builders at Kaimai.

We had some very clever student helpers who worked with Kevin our caretaker to relocate the scooter stand to make it more accessible to the skate park. There was lots of thinking, designing and problem solving work taking place. We love the new spot which is by the ramp outside ruma Kea and Ruru. Thank you!

Do you have these that you no longer need?

We are wanting to build our resources in school to support our tamariki in their learning and play. Before we purchase, we thought we would check to see if you have any of these items in your cupboards that you no longer need:
  • lego
  • construction equipment for kids, mobilo , connetix, magnetic tiles etc
  • completed puzzles (all ages)
  • board games for kids

If you do, if they are in excellent condition, then yes please, we would love them! Just drop them to the school office.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kiwi Can - every Friday
  • Winter Tournament Year 5/6 - 20 September
  • TED Talk Finals - 21 September
  • Term 3 Ends - 30 September
  • Term 4 Begins - 17 October
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Thought for the Week

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