Newsletter Week 9 Term 3

Kaimai School 21 September 2022


Nau mai haere mai,

Well it is week 9 and this term has gone so fast. Our staff and students have braved bouts of sickness and we are all looking forward to more sunshine and time outside. We would like to welcome Nicky Rozier to our school. Nicky will be teaching in Ruma Kea for the remainder of this term as Leonie has taken some leave. Make sure you say a big hello in passing.

It has been great to meet more of our parents and whanau. If you do have any issues/concerns or compliments that you would like the school to know about, the best way is to contact the classroom teacher (if it is a class issue) or directly to myself (for playground, bus or any concerns that you feel haven't been addressed). My rule of thumb is that if your feel it is important to tell others, then it is important to tell us first so that we can help and support.

Just a reminder that school is closed this Monday 26 September for a public holiday. Our final day of school for this term is Friday 30 September.

Have a great week everyone! Take care and if you would like to get in touch, please phone or email


Andrea Colebourn

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

Winter Tournament

We had a great day today competing at the Winter Tournament. Our year 5 and 6's played either football, touch rugby or netball. The competition was very tough but Kaimai kids tried very hard. There were some very good wins and close loses. A special thank you to our parent helpers and our student referees, Kynin, Nemesia, Bella and Layla.

Farewell Letters to the Queen

Ruma Kiwi has written some lovely farewells to our Queen Elizabeth:

Goodbye our lovely Queen - it has been a pleasure having us as our Queen. I hope you have peaceful sleep. We are looking up to the sky and saying thank you. You lived a long life and we loved having you as our queen. Have a great life up in heaven and rest in peace.

Teagan Hammond-Hume

Thank you for everything you have done for us in your 70 year reign. You have been a great queen. We will miss you Queen Elizabeth II. Rest in Peace.

Addison Garner

I am so sad that the Queen has died, she was so lovely. I wish we could get her back.

She was so pretty and kind. I am so sorry.

Victoria Crowe

To the Queen: I am sorry that you have died. You were really good to the people.

Thank you - thank you a lot.

Beau Conwell

Dear Queen, It is really sad that you died. I like lots of things you have done for us. Thank you.

Jeremiah Hayward.

Dear Queen,

I am sad that you died. I hope you rest in peace in the sky. You have lived a good life. We will miss you. You were a good Queen to us and to the earth.

Kylie warren.

To the Queen,

I am very sorry and very sad that you died. You were the best Queen ever! You were very nice. Everybody loves you.

Rome Buchan

Dear Queen Elizabeth, I am very sad you died. One of my family members died too; her name was Nana Fiji, and her dog. I hope you see her in heaven. I'm sorry.

Annabel Wade.

TED Talks

Today we held the finals for the Ted Talks. It was really cool to see a great range of interests and topics. Public speaking is pretty scary for many people and we were very proud to see the students give it a great go. Well done finalists today. A special thank you to our guest judges Kevin and Miss P (and Hudson).

First Place getters were:

Year 1- Hazel Hayward, Year 2- Rome Buchan, Year 3- Teagan Hammond-Hume, Year 4-Sophia Rooney, Year 5- Ruby Hayward, Year 6- Isabelle Ross, Year 7- Nemesia Bush-Ram, Year 8 - Kershaw Peat.

Gardening Club

At gardening club today the helpers watered the beds with worm tea; to add nutrients to the soil. Using the watering can was good fun! Thank you to Mrs C and our keen gardeners for helping to look after our environment.
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Do you have these that you no longer need?

We are wanting to build our resources in school to support our tamariki in their learning and play. Before we purchase, we thought we would check to see if you have any of these items in your cupboards that you no longer need:
  • lego
  • construction equipment for kids, mobilo , connetix, magnetic tiles etc
  • completed puzzles (all ages)
  • board games for kids

If you do, if they are in excellent condition, then yes please, we would love them! Just drop them to the school office.

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Upcoming Events

  • Kiwi Can - every Friday
  • Term 3 Ends - 30 September
  • Term 4 Begins - 17 October
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Thought for the Week

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