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The school year is coming to an end with alarming speed! Outlined below are key dates for the end of year and start of next year for your information.

Friday 1 December:
Te Kakano Junior Syndicate Assembly at 2.15 pm in the School Hall, Kotahitanga - all families of junior students are welcome to share kapahaka, songs and recorder music.

Monday 4 December:
Meeting for newly forming Friends of the School at 7 pm in the Staffroom. This is a group that supports fundraising for the school. All parents welcome.

Thursday 7 December:
Year 6 Fun Day at Kilbirnie Rec Centre - a day out for the Year 6 students. Notices have been sent home with Year 6 students and permission slips and payment need to be returned to school before the day.

Friday 8 December:
Helpers Morning Tea at 11 am in the School Hall, Kotahitanga. Invitations were emailed out on Friday
24 November.

Monday 11 December:
NO subway lunch orders.

Monday 11 December:
All students bring their own sun hat from home for the rest of the week as the school hats will be put away ready for 2018.

Monday 11 December:
Students’ 2017 books & stationery will be sent home with all students.

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 December:
School reports will be uploaded to the Caregiver Portal with the exception of students in Years 1, 2, and 3 who have already received a report this year. You will also receive an email with the report attached in pdf format. Note: Students in Years 1, 2, and 3 receive their report on their anniversary date of starting school (i.e. ‘after 1 year at school’, ‘after 2 years at school’ and ‘after 3 years at school’.) Please note we are not sending home paper copies of reports this year.

Wednesday 13 December:
Year 6 Dinner at 6 pm in the School Hall, Kotahitanga. The staff host the Year 6 leavers to a
sit-down din-ner and an evening of good memories. This is a dress-up occasion!
Notice for this event will be sent home on Monday 27 November. Permission slip and payment is due prior to the day.

Wednesday 13 December:
Along with the final newsletter for the year, details of stationery requirements for 2018, together with information about the school picnic in the new year will be sent home. This information will also be available on our website.

Thursday 14 December:
NO Pita Pit lunch orders.

Thursday 14 December:
The Year 6 Prizegiving Assembly at 1 pm in the School Hall, Kotahitanga. All families and whanau of the leavers are warmly invited. The assembly is followed by afternoon tea at around 2.30 pm.

Friday 15 December:
Last day of school. School closes at 1 pm.

Wednesday 24 January, Thursday 25 January & Friday 26 January 2018:

School office is open 9:00am-1:00pm on these days for uniform purchases and to receive payments for stationery etc.

Friday 26 January 2018:
Confirmation email will be sent to all families about the class your child(ren) will be in for 2018.

Monday 29 January:
First day of School for 2018. Everyone goes straight to their class at 8.55 am.

Thursday 1 February:
Meet the Teacher evening at 6 pm. All parents meet in their child’s class. There will be two sessions to allow for families with more than one child.

Tuesday 6 February
Waitangi Day - school closed.

Friday 9 February:
School Picnic Day at Khandallah Park. Letter will be sent home on the 13th December and again in the new year.

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