Newsletter week 1 Term 4

East Gore School October 22nd 2021

Principal's Report

Tena Koutou, Talofa, Namaste, Hello and Greetings

Welcome back to Term 4. This term is going be action packed.

This term we have school camp coming up for our year 5 and 6 students, swimming for all classes, sports afternoons and finishing our water topic for the year. Unfortunately, all of these events will be school only with the alert level still at 2. We will keep you informed throughout the term around alert levels and any changes it will mean for the school from the Ministry of Health and Education.

We welcome Hannah (Mrs C.) back from maternity leave. She is going to be working across the classes teaching students some reading and maths strategies along with some digital technology skills. Hannah is excited to be back at East Gore and ready to work with our students again.

We also have an exciting fundraiser coming up over the next four weeks. We have teamed up with GORE NEW WORLD and have created a GROCERY GRAB raffle just in time to stock up your cupboards before Christmas. Families will be asked to sell raffle tickets to win 3 amazing prizes (120 second grab, 90 second grab and 60 second grab). Imagine how many groceries you could grab in 120 seconds or even 60 seconds. There will be a prize for the student and class who sells the most tickets...

This is the last fundraiser for the 2021 school year and replaces our usual Christmas raffle. All profits will go towards the outdoor upgrades for our students... next is the junior playground!

Just a reminder this is a long weekend, so enjoy having a sleep in on Monday and we will see you back here on Tuesday morning.

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

Wendy Kitto


Good work to Mrs Heaps and the Enviro Group for planting potatoes in the school garden.

School Notices


The onset of winter illness is starting to affect our students. Please keep students home if the are unwell and help slow the spread of these coughs and colds. We have also had a vomiting bug doing the rounds, remember that a student must be 48 hours clear of any vomiting or diarrhoea before returning to school.

Reporting an Absence

If a student is away from school for any reason we need to know. Please text, phone or use the school app to report an absence. We need a reason for absence please, this a legal Ministry of Education requirement so please don't be offended if we ask for this.

Cellphones at School

We are noticing a few students are bringing cellphones to school. They do not need them at school because we have numerous devices for the students to complete school work on. If your child needs to bring a cellphone because of an after school activity, they must hand it in at the office. At the end of the day they can collect it from Mrs Nicholson.

Lunches in School

Unfortunately the daily fruit we were enjoying last term is not been supplied this term, we would ask parents to please send morning tea and something for healthy snack each day - ie: piece of fruit/cheese/nuts/yogurt.

Koha Kai are suppling a lovely range of lunches that our students enjoying this term - mac cheese is a definite hit!

Staying in Touch

Please remember to update any changes in your contact details to the school office, its very important that we have you latest details in case of an emergency. Thank you.

Spare Clothes

We are running short of spare clothes at school. If you child has come home in school clothing could it please be returned asap. A spare set of clothes in the school bag is a good idea this time of year.

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Scholastic Lucky Book Club

Last chance to order lucky books for this year. Easy to order online at

Let the office know if you you want them kept "secret". Great opportunity to get those stocking fillers.

Any questions please contact Debbie in the office.

Play is the Way

We are focusing on this for Term 4 and you can use this language at home. It will tie in nicely with our whole school sports afternoons. We will be making groups of mixed ages and be expecting everyone to work well together.

Room Totara Update

Room Totara has been learning about why things sink and float.

Here some photos of them doing experiment and also enjoying their healthy snack together.

See their amazing writing on sinking and floating

Senior Camp - Chocolate Fundraiser

Could all outstanding chocolate money and unsold chocolate please be returned to the office.

Breakfast Club

We need a couple of people to help with breakfast club on a Monday & Tuesday morning's. 8.30 - 9.00 am.

You would need to supervised helpings of weetbix and make and spread toast and clean up after wards. If you can help for half an hour we would love to hear from you.

Just a reminder Breakfast Club starts at 8:30am and finishes at 8:53.

Thank you again to our volunteers who provide this service - if you would like to be involved for half an hour any day of the week please contact the office - helpers are always very welcome.

A huge shout out to BP Gore who very generously donate bread to Breakfast Club.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 25th Labour day
  • Nov 2nd - 5th Senior Camp

Community Notices

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