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Volume 65 Number 27 - 4 February 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 6 February - Waitangi Day - No Meeting
Wednesday 13 February

Members' Privileges (Mobile Friendly Version)
DateCashierFive Minute SpeakerIntroduce SpeakerRaffleSergeantSergeant's AssistantThank SpeakerLast Word
13-Feb-2019IsaacElizabethNgaireJohn VLizNoelGlenisHelen

News and Notices

  • Link to an invitation to a day sail from Opua on the Spirit of Adventure.

  • Link to Can you spare a few hours to help with the Blind Foundation Red Puppy Appeal? 22-23 March.

  • Link to Meals on Wheels spreadsheet 11-15 February.

  • Link to an invitation to Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) seminars in Whangarei. Part One 9 February. Parts Two-Three 10 February.


Calendar and Blogs (where there is always something new - check these links every week)

  • Link to the Kaikohe Rotary Club Calendar. Go here to check out Guest Speakers for future meetings and details of other club activities.

  • Link to Kaikohe Rotary’s Facebook page.

  • Link to the District Facebook page.

  • Link to the District Calendar.

  • Link to the Rotary Service Connections Blog.

  • Link to the Rotary Voices Blog.

  • Link to Rotary International’s Member News.


Regular Newsletters

  • Link to the latest Rotary Weekly.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Down Under.

  • Link to the latest Rotary Leader.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Waipapa Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest E Mara E Pānui.


30 January Meeting

  • Freda Mokaraka has spent almost all of her life in Kaikohe. She has taught in primary, area and secondary schools before becoming principal of Kaikohe Intermediate School (KIS) four years ago. At the time her new school was under the control of a commissioner and had suffered a serious roll decline.
  • Thanks to a lot of hard work Freda and her team at Kaikohe Intermediate have turned things around. The commissioner has gone and the roll has risen to 139 (from 81). But there are still serious challenges remaining. On Wednesday Freda told us what she is doing to address them.

  • Firstly, KIS has a roll that is 99.5% Maori. While Kaikohe is predominantly Maori, Pakeha and other ethnicities are significantly underrepresented at the school. Also, the achievement of boys is below expectations. KIS has gained funding from the JR McKenzie Trust for an initiative to improve outcomes for boys that may involve 25 students. Freda is also running two all-girls' classes.

  • Kaikohe Intermediate is running a strong Maori kaupapa that involves students visiting all local Maori marae; and tikanga playing a strong role in teaching and learning. All students are about to head off to a camp at Cooper's beach with the cost picked up by the school.

  • It's great to see what Freda and her dedicated team have achieved for the tamariki of Kaikohe. We wish them continuing success.