Newsletter week 5, Term 4 2022

Term 4 Week 5 - 17th November 2022


Tena Koutou, Talofa, Namaste, Hello and Greetings

How fast is this year going, it is hard to believe we are nearly at the end of November.

Thank you for making alternate arrangements while we had our Teacher Only Day today, the staff have appreciated having the time to sort assessment information for the end of the year.

We are continuing our class programmes as usual and this will happen until we begin our swimming programme in the week starting 5 December. When we have the times from the pool we will let you know when your child's class will be there.

As the end of the year approaches we are starting to look ahead to 2023. If you have or know of someone wanting to enrol at East Gore School, in 2023 please make contact with the office or send us a message so we can add them to the class lists. If you know someone who is undecided on a school for their child and think they would to visit our school, please encourage them to give us a call to see if it is the place for them. If you would like to discuss your child's class for 2023, please pop into the office.

Thank you for everyone who has sold the Grocery Grab raffle tickets, we appreciate your time and energy to get these sold. If you haven't returned your raffle book yet, please bring them back on Monday (sold or unsold) so we can draw the lucky winners on Wednesday and then have some fun running around the supermarket. Watch our Facebook page to find out who the winners are.

Wendy Kitto


Kia pai tō rā whakatā (have a great weekend).

Assembly 17th November 2022

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School Photos

The login details to view and purchase school photos has been sent home with all students. This link and password is only available to our school whanau - no one else can view the photos.

A laptop has been set up in the office for ordering for those who don't have access to a laptop. This will be available to use 8.45am - 3.15pm.

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Please keep the office updated with any changes to address/cellphone number and emergency contact details. We need to be able to contact someone in case of an emergency at all times.


If you are picking up a student during school hours please come to the office to sign them out.

If they return they must sign back in ie: going & returning from an appointment.

Remember, students must sign in at the office if they are arriving to school late .

We need to know where students are at all times incase of an emergency so we appreciate your support with this.


We are unable to heat up lunches for students at lunch times. Staff use this time getting ready for the afternoon programmes and having their own break. We appreciate your support by not sending pies/noodles etc to school. School lunches are provided to every student in the school.


Headlice cases have popped up across the school this week. If you could all check your child/rens hair and treat if necessary. We appreciate you help with the control of this.


If your any student is unwell we will ring home to ask them to be picked up.

Ministry of Health guidelines say that students must stay away from school 48 hours after the last vomit or diarrhoea episode.

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Thank you to our great volunteers Emma & Co, Grace Church team and Phillip for your help with allowing this service to be offered to all students. If you would like to help you would be most welcome - more the merrier.

Breakfast Club will open in the hall at 8.35am and finish at 8.50am - weetbix followed by toast will be on offer.

Ministry of Health Guidelines

A reminder from the MOE and MOH

  • If a child has been unwell with a respiratory illness other than COVID-19, they can return to school 24 hours after they have significantly improved and are behaving/ eating normally.

  • Following vomiting or diarrhoea, a child should be symptom free for 48 hours before returning to school.

  • If they still have a runny nose or dry cough without any other symptoms such as fever, vomiting or diarrhoea, then they are unlikely to be infectious and can be considered well enough to come to school.

  • In general, a doctor's certificate or clearance should not have to be provided for a child to return to school after being unwell.

The Ministry of Health has recently updated its definition of a household contact.

You are a household contact if you:

  • normally share a residence with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (either on a permanent or part-time, or shared custody basis)

  • spent at least one night or day (more than eight hours) in that residence while the person with COVID-19 was infectious

  • don’t normally share a residence with the positive case but have spent a night together in the same room.



Term 4: October 17th - December 15th

Upcoming events

18th Nov - Teacher Only Day - no school

2nd Dec - Assembly

5th - 9th Dec - School swimming lessons

13th Dec - Final Assembly 6.30pm

15th December - Last day of the school year finishing at 12.00pm


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