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8 May 2015


A very special welcome to William Collie, Mariah Miller, Felix robins,

Kate McEachen, Izzy leyden, Jack leyden, Will Coggan, Leo Cornelius,
Emma Bolter, Matthew Bolter, Reuben Iaseto, Ned Starkey, Leo
Shotter and their families to Kaikorai Primary School!

Dear Parents,
It has been a typically busy start to the term with ANZAC
commemorations, junior swimming and winter sports
This term, the Kaikorai School value we are exploring is Aspiring. To
support the greater understanding of this value, the school will be turning
itself into a mini society. Children will explore the issue of financial literacy
over the next four weeks through a series of lessons in class. The inquiry
will then move into creating a mini society where children will apply for
jobs, plan and create businesses, design products and services and it will
culminate in a market day on Friday the 12th of June where goods and
services will be traded for the yet to be named Kaikorai dollar.
A foreign exchange will be set up at the market day so that parents can
exchange NZD for the Kaikorai Dollars to make purchases at the market
day which parents are most welcome to attend. All proceeds from this event
will go to supporting the people of Nepal after their devastating earthquake.
Kind regards,
Simon Clarke

Wright St, Roslyn


Important Dates
May 11-13 Junior Swimming
May 11 Whanau Group
Leaders attend
National Young
Leaders Day.
May 14 - Middles
at Edgar Centre
May 22 - Room 3


Junior News
Minibeasts means bugs, bugs and more bugs for us all to get fascinated with. What a great visit
we had to the Museum where we went on treasure hunts and visited the animal attic to find
habitats for different bugs. This is the beginning of our very exciting inquiry into minibeasts.
Thank you to the awesome parents who provided support during this visit. Pop into classes and
see our class displays as we progress with our minibeast inquiry.
Swimming is well under way and the children are showing amazing signs of increased
confidence and progress. We still have 3 more days of swimming next week so please send togs
with your child. Thank you also to the parents for your support helping us get dressed and
undressed. More helpers are always needed for each class.
Please check your childs reading folder each night for notices as many are getting left in there.
The teachers really appreciate your support and encouragement in your childs learning.
Our KAIK value this term is ASPIRING. We aspire to be the best we can by working hard
and trying our best. We are also still being Bucket Fillers not Bucket Dippers as we interact
with our peers and our families. Happy Learning from the Junior Team.
Middle News Last term we began using our google doc accounts to manage
our spelling lists and this term we have been showing the KAIK
values to know and understand how to log into our google
accounts and complete writing tasks. Many of our middle
children have been very excited about these accounts and are
spending much more of their free time, at home and before
school, writing.
Next week there will be a student teacher in Rooms 3 and 5. We
look forward to meeting them and especially look forward to the
fun and exciting learning activities they have in store for us. Also
coming up next week, is a trip to the Edgar Centre for Have a
go day. This is a great opportunity for us to try new sports that
we might not have considered before.
Senior News
The senior classes have all started the term with a focus on ANZAC 100 Years Ago. We have
enjoyed being part of a whole school effort to remember this period in history and the people
involved. We were particularly proud of our efforts in assembly with the ANZAC songs and
the display of poppies on the lawn out the front of the school. It has been a great way to start
the term with some very creative learning activities contributing to various displays.
This week we are pleased to welcome Jason Benoit to our staff, he has been teaching in
Auckland. Jason is teaching in Room 4. With his broad experiences in teaching we know he
will be bringing fresh ideas to our team.

Road Patrol Volunteers
Please give some serious consideration to
joining the road patrol team. Do your bit for
our school community by offering to patrol
one week each term.
As you know, we have busy roads around
Kaikorai Primary School, and unfortunately
due to a lack of parent help there are many
weeks this term that road patrol will not be
present on Highgate.
Email roadpatrol@kaikorai.school.nz to
pencil your time in, or to ask more

Best Wishes
Best wishes to Imogen Morey (playing Marta
von Trapp) and Imogen Hornal (Gretl von
Trapp) who are performing in Taieri Musicals
The Sound of Music from May 14 at
Coronation Hall in Mosgiel. The girls will be
on stage for the shows on Friday May 15,
Sunday May 17 (matinee),
Wednesday May 20,
Thursday May 21, and
Saturday May 23.
Only a few seats left for
some shows, so book now at

ANZAC Commemorations
Anzac Day was very special this year and we have marked the one hundred year
anniversary of the landings with respect. The children enjoyed sharing stories from
their own families, making poppies and learning interesting stories particularly about
the roles of animals in war.

Cold Weather Closures

It wont be long until we have our first serious snow storm. The school app which is available on
both iphone and android is the best way to find out what is happening on those confusing
mornings. A free school text message service is also available to parents with a cell phone.
Simply text' follow@oppasnow' to 8987 to be added to the contact list. Send the exact text
without the quotation marks.This service works with most phone companies and does not need a
smart phone.

Math Information Evening

Kaikorai Primary will be holding an
information evening for parents about
numeracy on Wednesday 3 June
beginning at 5.30pm. The evening
will explain how children are taught
numeracy at school, examples of
strategies that children learn and how
parents can help support their
children with their learning. Please fill
out the google docs form so that we
can have enough handouts for those

Latest Sponsors
Thank you to Sorted Property Management for
joining our family of sponsors!

Ph: (03) 467 7204
Mob: 021 277 5554

Parent Group
We have a busy term organised for fundraising and events, and would appreciate any help that you can
offer with any of the events below.
Entertainment Books
Thank you to all the families who have already purchased an Entertainment Book, to date we have raised
approximately $840. BUT - we have 70 books outstanding and these must be returned to the return
bin in the school office immediately. If you plan to keep the book, please return the envelope only to
the bin, and make your payment promptly. Thank you!
Pizza Lunch
We have a Pizza lunch fundraiser organised for Friday 22nd of May, we need volunteers so please email
pg@kaikorai.school.nz if you can help.
School Disco
A School Disco will be held on Wednesday 24th June, this is a fun event where children get to dress up
and dance with their classmates,- sausages, glowsticks and Fizzy Drinks are available for purchase on the
night. The Junior Disco is for New Entrants, Year 1 & 2 only and is from 5.00pm to 6.15pm. We need at
least 7 parents to help from the Junior syndicate. The Senior Disco is for the Middle and Senior syndicate
students only and is from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We will need at least 7 parents to help from the Senior
Next Parents Group Meeting
Will be held on Tuesday 26th May, 7.00pm at Coffee Culture, all welcome. Any queries please email

Ph: (03) 467 7204
Mob: 021 277 5554

Shona Cumming
Business & Property Lawyer



OceanaGold Diggers Development
Programme - Term 2

The programme consists of weekly coaching

sessions at the Edgar Center, where basic
fundamentals are introduced focusing on skill
based drills and emphasizing having FUN.
These squads do not play in a weekly
competition we encourage all participants to
play for their own school mini ball teams. The
Dunedin Curtain Bank can help you keep Development Programme is designed to
warm this winter by providing free thermal supplement/compliment the school miniball
c u r t a i n s fo r yo u r h o m e. Fo r m o re programmes and Otago Representative
information on how to access the service programme. All sessions are held at the Edgar
please call us or visit us at the address given Centre,
below. We also accept donations of good
quality curtains.
174 Princes Street, Dunedin, 9016
Ph. 03 425 9678 or 0212240922
Email: info@dunedincurtainbank.org.nz
Website: www.dunedincurtainbank.org.nz
Office Hours: Mon-Wed, 9:00AM- 3:00PM

Ages 13 Years & under, no experience necessary.

Day: Tuesdays beginning 12th May for 8 sessions
Squad: U8s 3.30pm-4.30pm, U11s 4.00pm-5.00pm,
U13s 4.00pm-5.00pm
Cost: $70.00 per child.
Email admin@otagobball.kiwi.nz for a registration form.


Pre Trial Sunday 10th May

U13 Girls : 11.00am-12.30pm
U13 Boys : 12.30pm-2.00pm
Pre Trial Sunday 17th May
U13 Girls : 11.00am-12.30pm
U13 Boys : 12.30pm-2.00pm
Trials Sunday 24th May
U13 Girls : 1.00pm-2.30pm
U13 Boys : 2.30pm-4.00pm
To be eligible to trial all players must not turn 13 in 2015.
Edgar door entry fee must be paid on arrival.