Kaikōura Suburban School

Newsletter 13 Friday 16 September 2022

He pānui o te tumuaki - A note from Whaea Alicia

Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou e te whānau o kaikōura Suburban,

What an incredible past few weeks we have had. Topped off by the amazing return of our legacy fundraiser - The Whale Run. We had over four hundred and thirty competitors.

This included the previous Principal of our kura Michelle Spencer, who started the event 18 years ago. A huge thank you to everyone on the Whale Run committee for your action and drive in making the event such a success. To all of our community for donating your time to helping us on the day and to our sponsors whom were so very generous in their donations. I also want to acknowledge our staff we were at school until late most days leading up to the whale run and everyone pulled together for the full day of the whale run as well. Thank you to the Suburban team - you are so amazing.

Mrs Hills also arranged for our Kaikōura primary schools to experience 'Strike Percussion'. This was an uplifting mov'in 'N' groov'in performance. Thank you so much Mrs Hills for making Strike Percussion happen.

Miss Watt is has been taking Toroa on a journey of being Kaitiaki of our land, meeting with Barry and Jenny Dunnett who shared their predator control mahi up in the Waimangarara reserve. Also, hosting another fundraiser, the Toroa market day, coming up on Saturday September 24th - where our Toroa tamariki will be engaging their exceptional entrepreneur skills once again.

In Tītī Miss Macer has been working with Miss Southgate on learning about Hauora - wellbeing, nutrition and health.

Ka mihi te aroha,

Whaea Alicia

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Another successful Whale Run. A Big Thank You to all the Planners, Helpers, Supporters, Kaikoura Businesses, Community, and Contestants for making this a memorable day!

Coming Events

Friday 16 September - Piwakawaka Assembly

Tuesday 20 Sept - BoT Meeting (6:00pm)

Thursday 22 Sept - Learning Celebration (6:00pm)

Saturday 24 Sept - Toroa Market

Monday 26 Sept - Queen Elizabeth Memorial Day, Public Holiday (School Closed)

Thursday 29 - Small Sticks Hockey

Friday 30 Sept - Term 3 Ends

Birthday Celebrations

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to:

Ben Dunnett (Sept 9)


Neve Dunnett and Miss Watt (Sept 21)

We hope your day is extra special!

From the Suburban Whānau

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Strike Percussion

Piwakawaka News

Thank you to the Dale family for the balls. The Piwakawaka children have been practising catching and throwing skills and will soon learn some soccer skills.
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Small Sticks Hockey

Catching up with the Toroa's...

We have been busy Fyffe FORCE leaders in the school over the past few weeks, helping with Whale Run, going on our trapping trip (more about this at our learning celebration), doing some fun maths with Ian Stevens from Just-in-time maths and planning our market day.

We are so looking forward to Saturday 24th September, to run our market and raise money for our 2022 camp.

We hope to see you at the market day!

The Alec Mackle Memorial Trophy - Rugby Award.

Congratulations, Jack Schroder, for winning the Alec Mackle Memorial Trophy for the most Committed Player. What a fantastic achievement!
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Meet the Board

Our new school Board took office last month and we thought we’d take this

opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about what we do.

The boards role is to oversee the governance of our school and to ensure that

everything that needs to be done gets done - legally, ethically, and as well as

possible in the best interests of our students. We want our Kaikoura Suburban

students to be prepared for life well beyond school and we outline our targets

and long-term goals in our school charter to make sure we achieve that.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month (except during school holidays).

Anyone is welcome to attend a Board meeting – the agenda, including the date

and time of the meeting, is available in the school office 2 school days before the

meeting is held (our next meeting is September 20th). Our new staff

representative on the Board is Bec Macer.

Margaret Bignell

Hi my name is Margaret, I am self employed doing garden maintenance. My partner Simon works for a local contractor and our son Calvin is in year 4 at suburban.

Community News

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The Kaikoura Pet Show

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Pet Show Colouring Competition Forms are available from the School Office.

Entries close Thursday 29 September.

New World - Kaikoura

Hi there,

As you may have heard, New World Kaikoura’s Online Shopping goes live to the public on the 11th of October – yay!

To prepare our in-store team for this exciting new service, we’re having a special “Friends and Family” week where invited people can use the new service without the usual service fees being charged. We’d like to invite parents and teachers at Kaikoura Suburban School to join in the fun.

Friends and Family week will run from Friday, 30 September to Monday, 10 October. The first orders will be available for collection on Tuesday, 4 October.

If you would like to participate, please register your name and email in the link below:


Already a Clubcard member? Ensure you use the same email address you used when registering for Clubcard. If you need to register your email address, you can do so via this link first: https://www.clubcard.co.nz/newworld/en/register.

We thank you for supporting our move to Online Shopping!

Many thanks,


Sally-Anne Tull

Owner Operator

New World Kaikoura
124-128 Beach Road
Kaikoura 7300
P: 03 319 5723 ext 201

C: 021 148 9898
E: sally-anne.tull@newworld-si.co.nz

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Hi All,

Summer is not far away, and we are excited to run the Kaikoura Summer Hockey in Term 4. Please see attached for information, a flyer, and team registration.

David will be down in Kaikoura later this term for some small sticks in schools sessions and will be available to chat through any questions you may have, otherwise we are happy to answer via email.

Kind regards,

George Nation

Administration and Accounts



PH: 03 578 5550

Follow us on Facebook or visit www.hockeymarlborough.org.nz

Payments for Hockey

To the parents/caregivers,

payments can be made online if they wish at this link https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/204377

It will be $30 per person, the same as in previous years.

Info and payment can also be found on the website at http://www.hockeymarlborough.org.nz/kaikoura-2

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Dental Services of the School Holidays

Priority for Community Dental Service appointments during the school break will be for immediate dental needs at the following clinics:

Woolston Community Dental Clinic, 11 Hopkins Street, Christchurch

Hornby Community Dental Clinic, 2 Hei Hei Road, Christchurch

Timaru Community Dental Clinic, 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru

To access these appointments, call our Contact Centre on 0800 846 983 noting that priority is given to children with immediate dental needs.

For any dental advice please call the Contact Centre on 0800 846 983 or email commdental@cdhb.healh.nz