Newsletter Week 5 Term 3

Kaimai School 23rd August 2022


Nau mai haere mai,

I hope you have had a great start to the week. We are week 5 and lots of cool learning is taking place. I want to say a big thank you to the school community for your awesome support. We are working hard to identify how we can best support our learners here at Kaimai.

We have set procedures in place and look forward to sharing these with you. Keep reading the newsletters each week as this is how we will communicate the information to you.

A highlight this week for me is seeing the growth of the children's respect and manners at our week hui on Monday morning. Ruma Kiwi showcased their great singing talents. So proud. We wish the students attending the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Rotorua, all the very best!

Take care and if you would like to get in touch, please phone or email



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

Communication at Kaimai

Kaimai School is a Restorative Practice School. We want to make sure that we address any issues or concerns that arise using our restorative process. Here is some key information for you to direct you to procedures in school.

  • If you have a concern about your own child or one of our other students, contact the student's class teacher or the principal to discuss the matter. The school monitors, records, and responds appropriately to any concerns about a student's safety and welfare.

If your concern relates to another student, you must not approach that student or their parents/caregivers/whānau directly. Speak to their teacher or the principal.

  • If you have a general concern about the school or its programmes, discuss it with the person involved or the principal.
  • If you have a concern about another parent, caregiver, or member of the school community on a school-related matter, raise this with the principal.

Please note that if there has been an issue between students at school/on the bus and you have contacted us to follow this up, we will talk to all parties involved. Please respect teacher's time outside of school business hours. Our staff have families at home, and are unable to address the issue until they are on site, the next day. We thank you in advance for this.

Kaimaiwealth Games

The weather happened so we went to plan B and organised some cool games and challenges in our inside spaces. There were egg and spoon activities, the floor is lava, and so much more!

A haka ma

Ruma Kiwi sang a very cool song at hui on Monday morning led by Hunter. We were so impressed with their talents, especially seeing such a growth in confidence. Keep it up Ruma Kiwi! We will load the song onto our facebook page for you to see.

Student Cellphone use at Kaimai School

We wanted to share our procedures around cell phone use for students at our school. We don't encourage students to bring cellphones, however we do understand that they are needed for some after school situations.

Our procedures are:

  • cellphones are handed in to the class teacher at the start of the school day and given back at the end of the day
  • if whanau need to get in contact with a child, please contact the school office 07 543 0999 and we will pass the message on
  • for bus students, cellphones can be checked before getting on the bus, but are not to be used while on the bus.

We thank you so much for your support!

Clubs, Clubs, Clubs!

Wow what and exciting week for clubs! Our year 7 and 8 students have been organising activities for our school. On Monday, Art Club held their first session. The children had to draw a verbal description of a character. Some very cool drawings!

On Tuesday, Baking Club kicked off with a bang. They made chocolate chip muffins and they were just delicious. Baking Club was so popular that there will be a rotation so that all the children who want to participate will get a turn.

Has your information changed?

We want our contact information to be current. If you have had a change of address, email, or phone number, please let us know. You can:

*contact the school office at 07 543 0999 or

*click on the link to fill in

Upcoming Events

  • Kiwi Can - every Friday
  • Zero waste - 29 August for the week
  • Choir performance - 30- August
  • Conservation Week - 05 - September
  • Wig Wednesday (crazy hair day) - 07 September
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Inspiration of the Week

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