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I hope that you have had chance over the summer to enjoy time with your children. As we come towards the end of the school holidays, below are some key dates for your diary.

The new school year starts on the 4th February at 8.45am.

The school office is open for new enrolments on the 2nd and 3rd February.

Stationary packs will be on sale in the hall on the mornings of the 2nd and 3rd February.

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After a wet start yesterday, the children woke up to a dry day this morning. Here some of them are taking part in a Zumba workout before going for their morning run.

Camp 2015


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At KKPS we want to work with our community to provide the children with the best learning opportunities possible. To help us with this aim,  we are undertaking our regular community consultation process. On Monday the 31st August you will receive a copy of our survey. The survey will be sent out in hard copy and via email to all those families for whom we have a current email address. The survey covers a wide range of initiatives we are considering at the school as well as allowing space for you to tell us about any new ideas or suggestions you may have. A digital copy of the survey is attached to this post as well as two documents that we would welcome your feedback on: our statement on the delivery of our Health Curriculum and our sensitive expenditure policy. The deadline for returning the surveys is Friday 11th September, they should be returned to the school office please.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and your children.

Nga mihi nui

Andrea Nicholson


Community Consultation 2015 May 18

Sensitive Expenditure Policy for web site

Delivery of the Health Curriculum at KKPS 2015

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Some of our senior school students have been practising their creative writing by writing scary stories. Have a read about Alex’s Haunted House.

Silently the door creaked open! I got goose bumps so I nervously peeked through the crack. All I could see was pitch blackness. The moment I looked back I got a feeling that I had to go back in.

I stepped one foot inside with shivers. Then just while I was inside, the door shut. The bright shine of the moon gave me some light but just then I felt like I was being watched. Then the lamps stuck to the walls lit up with fire. It was smelly like cheese, and cracks and mould were everywhere.

It was weird that the house had hallways but not only that I could hear a little girl screaming. I could see a slightly opened room. I peeked through and there was nothing there. So I turned around and there it was a long, black haired and white sheeted ghost!!!

I had to do what I had to do – run!!! I gripped the handle and I figured out that I was trapped. So I jumped out the broken window and had nightmares ever since, how will I get rid of this nightmare?

Alex Room 19

Year 5

Fun At Camp

Our Year 4 to 6 students had a great time when they went camping at Dickies Flat. The weather was fabulous! While they were there the children: set up their own tents; went swimming in the river; completed a range of problem solving activities and took a walk through the glow worm caves. In the evening the children cooked their own dinner around the camp fire. Some of the children were thoroughly spoilt when their camp parents supplied them with steak and crayfish! The children enjoyed a good old fashioned sing along before going to bed. We had a fabulous turnout of parents to make the camp a success – thank you to everyone who was able to come.

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Welcome back to 2015, I hope that you enjoyed the holidays with your children. Special greetings to all of the new families who have joined us at the beginning of this term, we hope you feel very welcome at our school. If you have time and would like to get actively involved at the school, our friendly Parents of The School (POTs group) would be pleased to hear from you – contact details can be found on the back of this newsletter – or contact our junior school Deputy Principal Mrs. Anne Morriss if you would like to be part of our volunteer reading programme.

We like to keep in regular communication with our whanau and families. Our newsletter will come home once a fortnight with your child or can be viewed on our website. We also have a Facebook Page to keep you up to date with what’s on at the school and you can download our Calendar App by searching for the Parent Teacher Calendar. Feel free to pop in before or after school if you want to touch base with your child’s teacher. You will also find a list of staff email addresses on our school website. We look forward to working with you and your child

Ngā mihi

Andrea Nicholson, Principal

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Pofitu, Maafu, Blessing, Melina, Aisake and Kesomi have been studying Myths and Legends. They read and talked about Roimata’s Cloak. The Kereru or wood pigeon had beautiful feathers and when she died the feathers were made into a cloak for Roimata.

With Sandra’s help they made a cloak like the one from the story. Can you see the beautiful colours of the Kereru?

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Pirate Reuben and Hunter

Princesses and Pirates In Room 2

Princesses and Pirates In Room 2

Princess Purple

Princess Purple

Peter Puppy

Peter Puppy

Walk the Plank with Pirates and Princesses
Walk the Plank with Pirates and Princesses

During  Discovery time Room 1, 2, and 6 had lots of activities based on their letter for the week “P”

Princesses, and pirates walked the plank, played with Peter Puppy, went to the Preschool next door and played on their pirate ship.

Pikelets were made, pineapple lumps from  a treasure box eaten and lots of pirate ships, treasure maps, patches, and princess art was done.

WOW even our teachers were pirates or princesses, Miss T’s princess eyelashes sparkled and were so pretty.

Can’t wait until the next Discovery Day..wonder what that letter will be!!!!!!!!!

We were delighted with our recent ERO report which confirms the quality of education that we are delivering for our children  Below is an article from Sunlive written by Coromandel MP, Scott Simpson.

“A good, solid education is crucial to the futures of New Zealand’s young people. In our region, we’re lucky to have dedicated teachers whose hard work shows their vocation is about far more than reading, writing and arithmetic. We often hear good feedback about our schools through conversations with parents and caregivers. But it’s also rewarding to hear it from official sources; and that’s what’s happened at Katikati Primary School.

It’s received top marks from the Education Review Office. ERO’s review found Katikati Primary School students are having great successes in their learning. And there’s a high level of pastoral care, and a strong commitment by trustees and staff to student wellbeing at KKPS.

The school won’t be reviewed again for four-five years, which indicates just how well it’s doing right now. This is a big pat on the back for principal Andrea Nicholson and her staff, and the school’s Board of Trustees led by David Freeman – they all deserve an A-plus.”

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We're a Fonterra Milk School

We’re a Fonterra Milk School

We’re back to school this term and all the Lead Students continue to do such a wonderful job as Milk Monitors ensuring all classes get their milk daily. As well as this they have the job of stacking and replacing the milk, collecting the cartons for recycling and making sure things run smoothly.

ALL the children who have milk look forward to that time of day. As we are practising for Cross Country at the moment everyone enjoys their milk as part of the cooling down process!

As you can see we have a new sign to say Fonterra Milk for Schools enjoyed here that is at the front of the school.

Watch out for the article about KKPS and Milk for Schools in the Advertiser.

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