Newsletter - week 10, Term 2

Term 2 Week 10 - 8 July 2022


Tena Koutou, Talofa, Namaste, Hello and Greetings

Wow, what a talented school we have. How great was Cinderella Rockerfella!!!

I truly hoped that you enjoyed the show and appreciate all the time, energy and effort that the students put into this show. We are very lucky to have Wes Gentle support our productions and he is extremely good at bringing out the talent in the students he works with. Tino pai East Gore School, it was a proud moment to see it all come together on the stage.

There are a couple of changes happening at East Gore next term. As I mentioned earlier this term, I am on sabbatical for the term and Sarah will be Acting Principal at this time. I will be returning in Term 4. I know the school is in great hands while I am away.

It is with great sadness that I announce that Mrs Heaps (Leah) has accepted a new position at the Oxford Street Kindergarten and will be leaving us at the end of week 2 (next term). Leah has worked at East Gore for a number of years and is well known for her New Entrants teaching across the Gore District. Leah has given those students who have entered the school the best start to their schooling and has always welcomed everyone with a smile . We wish you all the best with your next step Leah.

We are lucky to have appointed Miss Riley Kaio to teach for the remainder of the year, she is currently teaching in a Year 1 classroom at Whenuapai School (Auckland) so has all the skills and abilities suited to teaching Room Kauri. Riley visited the school last Friday and is excited to be joining us in Room Kauri for the remainder of the year.

Room Rimu will have a new teacher next term, Miss Ally Gutsell. She is a new graduate to teaching and has spent time relieving across schools to gain experience. We are lucky to have Ally join us in Term 3 and I know Room Rimu will enjoy their time with her. Sarah will be working closely alongside Ally to ensure a smooth transition.

I hope that everyone takes the time to rest, relax and recharge over the holidays. The staff are hoping for less interruptions with winter bugs next term. See you back here on Monday 25 July.

Kia pai to hararei (have a great holiday).

Wendy Kitto


Roof Upgrade

Over the next two weeks we are getting the roof replaced on the two main blocks of the school. There will be some scaffolding up, vehicles moving around the school grounds and roofers doing their job. If you are visiting the school over the holidays please keep away from where the work is happening. They are starting with the admin block and senior classes and finishing with the junior block. They are hoping to have it completed by the end of the holidays.

Board of Trustees Election

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Board of Trustees Corner

This year see's the Tri Annual BOT elections. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being on the board please contact the - BOT Chairperson Ken Willetts.

Election Timeline:

13th July - Main roll closes

15th July - Nominations open noon

3rd August - Nominations close noon

10th August - Voting papers issued if a vote required

7th September - Election Day

14th September - New board takes office

Attached is a link to information pamphlet on being a Board member.



Term 2: May 2nd - July 8th

Term 3: July 25th - September 30th

Term 4: October 17th - December 15th

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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.



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.

Upcoming events

6th & 7th July - School Production

8th July - Last Day term 2

25th July - Term 3 commences



SCHOOL HOLIDAYS are coming are YOU looking for childcare!

Schools Out Hokonui Oscar Programme has spaces available for ages 5-14years

Hours are 8am-6pm Monday – Friday

Oscar winzs subsidies are available if needed

If you have any questions fell free to text or call

Amy on 0220621936 or Kerri on 0220267223

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