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Volume 66 Number 25 - 16 December 2019

The Rotary Club of Kaikohe Bulletin

Dinner Meetings
Wednesday 18 December - Christmas Function

News and Notices

  • Meals on Wheels - 23-27 December - Volunteers needed.

    • Link to spreadsheet - write your name directly in the spreadsheet.

  • Link to Happy Christmas from the Tucker.

  • Link to Waitangi Day Parking 2020 - Can you help?

  • Link to Last Chance to Save on Conference Registration - Vanuatu 2020.

  • Link to R Tucker Thompson - Announcements, Invitations, and Dates.

  • Link to Rotary Down Under Supplies - Christmas Edition.


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 Young Leaders in Action.

  • Link to the latest Membership Minute.

  • Link to the latest Governor’s Newsletter.

  • Link to the latest Dargaville Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Bay of Islands Club Bulletin.

  • Link to the latest Kerikeri Club Bulletin.


4 December Meeting

  • Kaikohe Rotary has always been interested in education, with a large number of former teachers and principals in our ranks. So it was appropriate that this week we heard from Meralyn Te Hira who is principal at Kaikohe West School.

  • Meralyn was born and brought up in Auckland. She trained as a teacher and did her early teaching in South Auckland before moving to Matauri Bay where she still lives with her family. In 2013 she was appointed principal at Kaikohe West.

  • Meralyn told us that Kaikohe West has a mission statement of empowering successful learners using values of manaakitanga (respect), aroha (care), ngatahi (collaboration), auahatanga (innovation) combined with haepapatanga (responsibility). Te reo Maori and tikanga are vital components of teaching and learning. Kaikohe West has a roll of 240 students, of whom 91% are Maori.

  • Technology is important in the learning process and the school aims to provide all students with their own chrome books. The cost is paid through a combination of parent contributions, fundraising and sponsorship from local businesses.

  • Interaction with the community is vital and many in the wider Kaikohe community think of Kaikohe West by its former name: the Kaikohe Native School.

  • Meralyn thanked Rotary for its assistance through the donation of dictionaries for year 4 students which are very much appreciated.

  • Rotarians were pleased to hear from one of our local principals and we wish Meralyn all the best at Kaikohe West. We are happy to help in whatever ways we can.