Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Merry Christmas

 I would like to wish all families and friends associated with Kakano 7 a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful year in 2021.   I have had so much fun during these last three terms with the wonderful children of Kakano 7.  We have had lots of laughs and I count myself very lucky that I got to teach such lovely children.  It is great they will all be together next year in the same class and I look forward to catching up with them next year.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Term 4 Week 10 Notices

This week is the final week of the 2020 school year.  It has been a year filled with many new learning opportunities.  We have loved watching the children in Kakano grow into confident and independent learners.  Thank you to all the families and friends of Kakano children for the support you have given over the year.  We really do appreciate all of your help.  

The school year finishes at 12pm on Wednesday and children need to be picked up from their classroom promptly at this time.  


The middle school children are having a fundraiser on Monday and Tuesday to help a family within our community.  Ice Blocks are $1 and are being sold at lunchtime on both of these days.

Swimming this week: Kakano 5 and Kakano 6.

School magazines for 2020 are still available to purchase from the school office.  $10 each.

Food donations to St Vincent de Paul can be put under the tree in the office foyer.

This week:


Ice Blocks $1 at lunchtime 

11:15 Year 0-2 Tryathlon - everyone welcome 

Parents are welcome to come and support their child taking part in the tryathlon.  The children swim/walk across the pool, bike/scooter around the astroturf and run around the school field.  Children need to bring a bike or scooter, helmet, togs and towel, sunhat and t-shirt and shorts.

1:45 Children visit their new teacher and classroom for the 2021 school year


Ice Blocks $1 at lunchtime

9am School Prizegiving in the school hall - everyone welcome


11am Missioning of the year 6 students in the school hall - everyone welcome

12pm School finishes for the year


Monday 14th December 

9.00am - Years 3 - 6               11:15am - Years 1 - 2

What your child needs: 

Bike / Scooter & Helmet

PE Uniform


Togs & Towel 

        Signs will be put out on the day letting you know where each class is to put their bikes/scooters.

You may like to put something on your child's bike to help them identify it when they come into transition.



Sophie's bunnies came to visit

                                            Sage shared the cool creation that she made at home

Ellie won pin the nose on Rudolph

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Term 4 Week 9 Notices

This week is a very busy week for our children.  Please read through the following information carefully to make sure you are aware of what is happening in Kakano.

Kakano 7 are swimming this week. If you have any bread tags for Room 1 can you please bring them in on Monday.

Monday - Dress rehearsal for Peter Pan

Wednesday - School Production 1pm and 6:30pm.

Thursday - Student-Led Celebrations

Friday - End of Year Mass and Kakano Fun Day

School Production: Peter Pan

Wednesday 1:00pm and 6:30pm. School finishes at the normal time on Wednesday.

For the evening show, children will need to be dropped off no later than 6:00 at their classroom.  The teachers will help them to get dressed in their costumes.  Children are to be collected by their parents from the classroom at the conclusion of the show.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.

We have released some more tickets for the show, you can purchase these from the school office for $5.


Student-Led Celebrations: Thursday 10th December

This Thursday between 8:00am and 10:00am you are able to visit your child’s classroom to celebrate the wonderful learning they have been a part of this year.  During this time you will get to see what your child has achieved over the year as well as chat with the teacher about how you can continue to support your child over the summer holidays. A friendly reminder that this is just a quick chat, as the teacher will need to talk to many parents over this two-hour block.


End of year Kakano Fun Day: Friday 11th December

Kakano will be having an end of year fun day at school. After Mass in the morning, we will be doing some fun activities altogether and will have a fish & chip lunch.

A timetable for the day’s activities

9:00 am - End of year Mass in the church

10:30 am - Children will go out to play as usual for morning tea time.

11:00 am - Swimming in the pool and fun with water pistols!!!

12:30 pm - Children will go out to play as usual for lunchtime.

1:30 pm - Fish & Chip lunch with a movie.

2:00 pm - Quiet Christmas activity in class.

What to bring

Please come to school in your school uniform as we are going to Mass in the morning.

  • Swimming gear - togs and towels.

  • Water pistols (if you have one, NO water balloons).

  • School sun hat.

  • Water bottle.

  • A small morning tea to eat.

  • GOLD COIN for our fish and chip lunch

Please note that we will NOT be having a shared lunch. The only food children will need to bring that day is their usual morning tea. The teachers will collect the gold coins and go to the fish and chip shop before lunch. Thank you for bringing in the gold coin before Friday. NO SAUSAGE SIZZLE orders on this day.


Your child will not be coming home with readers this week.  The teachers will provide poems and other small readers that you can use as reading with your child.  There are great resources for young readers at the public library.  The summer break would be the perfect opportunity for you and your child to visit.  If you have any readers at home please return these to school immediately.

Library Books:

The children have all received library books to read over the holidays.  Please look after these and return them to school next year.  All children will receive a Holiday Reading Log this week and will be able to start adding books they are reading and books being read to them.

Food Bank:

We are collecting food donations for the St Vincent de Paul food bank.  If you are able to spare something for a family in need please send it to school with your child.  They can place it under the tree in the school office or they can give it to their class teacher.

School Magazine:

We are publishing a school magazine again this year and this will be available during the last week of this term. At this stage, there will only be 100 magazines printed. It will be a great memento of 2020. We sold out last year. Orders can be placed at the school office with the cost for the magazine being $10.00


Kakano 4, 7 and 8 will be swimming this week.  Please make sure your child has their togs with them each day.  If your child is unable to swim you need to notify the class teacher.   Please note with the school production taking place this week it may not be possible for each class to swim daily.

Sports Shirts:

And finally a heads up regarding the purchase of sports tops. For all sports, except Netball and Basketball, you will be required to buy your own shirts for the 2021 season. PE shirts can be purchased from our School’s Uniform Shop.

McDonald's Drive Through opened in Kakano 7 
Charles handing over our bread tags

The Drive Through was very popular

Joe and Nico having some hula fun

Enjoying an iceblock on Friday

Thank you for your support, 

Kakano 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Teachers

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Term 4 Week 8 Notices

Welcome to Week 8 - It is going to be a busy couple of weeks so please ask questions or check this blog if you are unsure!

Peter Pan production:

Please ensure your child has brought along any costume requirements to their classroom teacher ASAP!

Peter Pan is shaping up well and we have had a huge uptake of ticket sales with Tuesday’s Matinee the only show that has seats available. Students are very excited! 

Advent Liturgy:

On Tuesday 2/12/20 we have our Advent Liturgy at 12.15pm in the church.  Parents and whanau are welcome to attend. 


On Friday we were unable to go to the library so we are hoping to visit the library tomorrow - Monday. This will be the last time the children visit the library this year. They are allowed to get out a maximum of 6-8 books to take home for the school holidays. These will be expected to be returned to your child’s new class next year once school starts back. Please make a list of the book titles your child brings home and try to keep them in a safe place. Any lost or missing books will be added to your school fees account next year.

Reading books:

Week 8 is the last week that reading books will be sent home for homework as week 9 and 10 are very busy and we also need to do a stocktake on all these readers. We will still be completing reading with your children at school during week 9 and 10, only books won't come home. Please get into the habit of reading with your child or get them to help you read a simple book to help their reading continue over the long summer break. 


Swimming is back to normal this week although might be interrupted due to rehearsals for the school production. As it is an even week only KAKANO 5 and 6 have swimming this week. Kakano 7 will swim next week (week 9)

School Magazine:

We are publishing a school magazine again this year, and this will be available during the last week of this term. At this stage, there were only to be 100 magazines printed. It will be a great memento of 2020. Orders are taken now at the school office with the cost for the magazine being $10.00. Get in quick! 


Monday 30th November Kapa Haka group at Ahurei - does not involve Kakano children

Tuesday 8th December School Production

Wednesday 9th December School Production - Kakano 7's day for production

Friday 11th December  End of Year Mass

Monday 12th December: School Tryathlon

Tuesday 15th December: School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December: Missioning and last day of term - school finishes at 12pm

Thursday 17th December: Teacher Only Day

Have a great week -

Kakano teachers 

Week 7 was jam-packed and we just love seeing what our Kakano students create and imagine in their play! 

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Term 4 Week 7 Notices

Hi everyone

I hope you had a lovely weekend enjoying the sun.  The children are enjoying lots of outside play.  Please remember to pack a school sunhat each day as we have the rule in term 4 and 1 “No Hat, No Play” (the children will need to play in the shade). Also, it is a good idea to pack a drink bottle with water each day. 

No Swimming this week. The middle school has a swimming program running all week.

Tickets for the Peter Pan show go on sale this week.  We are performing on Wednesday 9th December.   Our children will do the matinee and evening show.  Please remember to bring in your child’s clothes for their dance.  They need a plain brown, green, grey, black t-shirt and shorts/pants. They need to be put in a named bag and given to the classroom teacher. Thank you to those who have already sent theirs in.


Important dates

Tuesday 8th School Production

Wednesday 9th November School production

Friday 11th December  End of Year Mass

Monday 12th December: School Tryathlon

Tuesday 15th December: School Prizegiving

Wednesday 16th December: Missioning and last day of term

Thursday 17th December: Teacher Only Day

Another busy week in Kakano last week:

Mr Macmillan gave us a Christmas tree to decorate and with help from Mrs Alemann (Sophie's mum), we finished it on Friday.  The children were very excited to present the tree to Mr Macmillan.  There are some photos on Facebook of when we gave the tree to Mr Macmillan.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Term 4 Week 6 Notices

 Hi everyone,

We are now halfway through term 4!!! It has already been a busy term and we look forward to the next few weeks filled with some exciting events. Thank you for the continued support with reading at home, it was great to see all of the children’s improvements after a testing week last week.

Production practise is still happening at school. The actual production will be held in Week 9 on the 8th and 9th of December. The children are all very excited and the practices are going great.

On Thursday we made a giant cookie to share (it was great maths) and we enjoyed an iceblock to end our busy week (for being fabulous at our class assembly)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing all of the smiling faces at school tomorrow 😀

Sunday, 8 November 2020


 Here are some of the photos from assembly.  I have put other photos on Educa.