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Newsletter 8th March 2012


School Newsletter for 8th March 2012

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									      From the Principal’s Desk...                                                                                                           Principal’s Desk…                                    (cont’d)

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                                                                                               Reminders:                            Hats:       We allow any style of hat or cap as long as it is dark blue or black with no
We are getting close to a final commitment and are at present still       All parents/caregivers and visitors to the school must                                             logos.
waiting to test a cheaper alternative for those of you who cannot         report to the office on arrival.
afford the higher end product.                                                                                                                     Expected Costs for Students 2012
                                                                          We are having a lot of late students at                                     Technology Fees                $40.00 ($10.00 per term)
Another meeting will be held within the next two weeks for families       present, please ensure your child gets                                      Photocopy levy                 $10.00
to finally commit to one of the probably four machines on offer.                                                                                      Donation                       $25.00 (optional)
                                                                          to school in time to start at 8.45am
                                                                                                                                                      Total                          $75.00
                                                                          STUDENT CONTACT SHEETS: Year 8 students should                 Every student will attend a camp later this year.
We have just received a very good deal from Sony and as we are            have brought home a contact sheet for you to check,
piggy-backing off a large order from some Tauranga schools the                                                                        Approximately $100.00 Waimarino (Term 4) $30.00
                                                                          update as necessary and return to school as soon as
price for their Tablets is excellent from a retail of over $730.00 to
$439.00 + GST. We can reduce that more by $50.00 using Grand              possible. It is important for the welfare of your child Sports Fees:
Circle money available to date. This comes with a 3-year warranty         that we keep up-to-date information on our database.    Netball:     $60.00 (includes $10.00 uniform bond)
and a bag. Keep your eye out for a special newsletter early next                                                                   Basketball:        $45.00 (includes $10.00 uniform bond)
week which will have all the details and a date for a further meeting.    Congratulations to the following students who will Touch:                   $30.00 (includes $10.00 uniform bond)
                                                                          be receiving awards this week:                     Volleyball:              $30.00 (includes $10.00 uniform bond)
                          Marae Project                                                                                            Hockey:            $110.00 (includes turf hire for training)
In 2011 we received a grant from Transpower of $20,000 to go              Merit Awards:
towards the building of a Marae on the school grounds. ‘Grand                                                                      Sports Camp        $200.00 (estimate) - Selected students
                                                                          Rawiri Puketapu, Eden Timihou-Te Papa,
Circle’, our business partners from the USA have also donated             Patene Paul, Eva Rehu-Waretini, Zebedee                  Please note these are the main fees for these sports and there
$10,000 towards the project. Shortly we will be calling for                                                                        may be additional trips requiring payment.
                                                                          Robinson, Joel Allerby, Rohan Kingi, Oki
expressions of interest to be involved in the planning stage of the
                                                                          Ngauora, Amy Wells, Maihi Koia, Monica                        Sports fees need to be paid before your child plays.
                                                                          Pue, Te Amorangi Loffley, McKenzie Birch,
                                                                          Lauryn Williams, Britney Klomp, Michaela                 Please consider setting up an automatic payment for
                             2012 Heads                                   Roberts.
Congratulations to the following students who have the
                                                                                                                                   these fees. ($10 per week or fortnight will quickly pay
honour of leading our students this year.              Citizenship Awards:                                                         off your fees.)
Head Boy:          Byron Kennedy                       Blair Richards, Nathan Clarke-Tahata, Eden Akurangi,
Deputy Head Boy: Leighton Ratai                        Harlem Scott, Waiataahua King, Courtnee Martin, Chayton
                                                       Heger, Jonelle Newton, Ayciana Tohia, Rachael Belworthy,                      Many families last year chose this option and were
Head Girls:        Leah Ngatai and Carlee Reihana
Deputy Head Girl: Nadia Flavell                        Johanna Herewini.                                                                        pleased with how easy it was.
                                                                             Rotorua City Soccer                                           Bank details for automatic payments:
                                                                                   Club                                              Kaitao Intermediate School: ASB 12 3155 0214154 00
                    Kaitao Investigates                                                                                               Please ensure students name is put as reference
              A group of students are involved in
                                                                            2012 Registration Days                                                                               .
                                                                               Rowi Street Reserve                                                                                   Easter Family Festi-
           producing a current events show called                          Sunday, March 11th 1pm-3pm
                                                                              Thursday, March 15th                                                                                            val
                     “KAITAO INVESTIGATES”
                                                                                4.30pm - 6.30pm                                                                                         Sunday, April 8th
   This show can be viewed at www.youtube.com/kaitaonews
                                                                                    Contacts:                                                                                         from 10am - 3pm in
                 (Please complete and return to the school office)           Steve Pittman 347 8394
                                                                             Debby Higgins: 348 5234
I have read the School Newsletter dated March 8, 2012                                                                                              Downtown Mt Maunganui.
          Child’s Name:____________             Room__        House:___                                                                Live music, street performers, slides, face painting,
                                                                                                                                     castles, clowns, kids disco and loads more. FREE family
                                                                                        ______________ (R O’Rourke - Principal)
             Parent/Caregiver Signature: ___________

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