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Newsletter 9 November 2020
Week 5 ~ Term 4
From the Principal
Dear Parents & Caregivers

Kia ora tatou katoa

Staff News

It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that we can announce to the community that our long serving teacher Whaea Maria Kewene-Edwards has accepted an offer to work at the College of Education.

Maria has taught here for 20 years and has been an integral part of our team - leading kapa haka, introducing Maori tikanga to the school, teaching across the school, leading the senior school, and joint teaching in Te Roopu Manaaki.

In the ‘old days’ it was common for normal-school teachers to move on to the College of Education. Since the College merged with the University most teachers have not been able to secure work at the College due to the minimum masters level qualification required. Maria completed her masters a couple of years ago so meets this University requirement.

We will farewell Mrs. Kewene-Edwards before the end the term. We do congratulate her and thank her for amazing commitment to the school & community.

We have nearly sorted out a replacement for Maria in the bi-lingual class.

Nga mihi,

John McKenzie


Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie

School notices


We warmly welcome Loyalty-Margaret in H4 to our school. We look forward to getting to know her and her families in the coming term.


There will be an assembly this week on Friday the 13th at 12:00 in S2.

Sun Hats

Children must wear a brimmed hat at school while outside this term.

Absences Reminder

A reminder for parents and caregivers to please remember to report any absences for your child.

You can do this via the following:

  • Text 027 NEVN ABS (027 638 6227)
  • Ring the office on 03 473 8246
  • Notify us through the school app

PTA Information

Hot Lunch Helpers Needed

If anyone is free to help for Friday hot lunches please pop in and see Ashley & Lisa in the school hall kitchen on Friday morning.

  • Prep & Cook 9-12pm
  • Serving 12 -1pm

PTA Lunches

Hot lunches are available on Fridays. You can get:

  • Sausages, saveloy, vegetarian, gluten free $2
  • Ice block $0.50

To order, bring your money to the school hall on Friday mornings before school.

PTA Meeting

The monthly PTA meeting will be held this Thursday 12 November at 7:30pm in the community rooms. All welcome to attend.

Friday 13 November School Hall. Permission slips with $3 per child due into the office by Wednesday 11 November.

Rainbow Class

Our transition to school classes for term four will be held in room H4 from 1.15pm to 2.45pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 12 November
  • Thursday 26 November

All four-year-olds are welcome!

Contact Mr Andrew ( or the office ( for more information.

North Zone Athletics Student Thoughts

“At North Zone I competed in sprints and relays. Relays was first but it turned out that we got into the finals because there weren’t enough relay groups so then we had to wait for about 3 hours for the finals.” - Elspeth C3

“It was exhilarating, my relay team and I were sitting up in the grandstand cheering on other members of NEVNS. Everyone was either running, jumping, panting, or cheering. That’s the call for relays Under-10 girls, it was our time to shine…” - Lena C3

“My favourite part was when we did the sprints because we had to run as fast as we could. I gave it my all!” -  Daniel C3

“On Tuesday we went to North Zone Athletics. We all did amazing at sprints and relays and other events. At relay under-10 girls, our team got 2nd place. In sprints we both came 5th. It was a very fun day.” -  Ruhaina and Fleur H1

Under 10 Girls Relay team.

Left to right: Ruhaina, Lena, Elspeth, Fleur

Dunedin North Intermediate 2020 Board of Trustee Parent Mid-Term Elections

Declaration of Results

At the close of nominations, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, I hereby declare the following duly elected:

  • Paia Taani
  • Jodyanne Kirkwood

Anne McLean – Returning Officer  

School Photos

School photo orders have been sent home. Orders with money are due by 16th November to the Office.

Sports Fees

Sport fees for futsal $50, flippaball $50, and touch  $20 are due. Payment may be made online to account 03 1726 0055515 00, or eftpos/cast at the office.

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