Kahikatea – Year 7/8

Kahikatea – Year 7/8

Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa, Bula Vinaka, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Sastriakal & Warm Greetings to you all. Randwick Park continues to be a vibrant learning community providing diverse educational experiences to cater for the learning needs of our tamariki.


Welcome to 2021. As a school we are looking forward to another exciting year at Randwick Park School, ensuring we offer a wide range of the best learning opportunities for all our tamariki.  A warm welcome to new students, family & whanau joining our learning community. We look forward to working with you and having you as part of our school community.


This year the Kahikatea team is made up of six members. The team consists of:


Room 9 – Whaea Luanda (Nga Manukura)

Room 12 – Miss Melissa Tokolahi –  

Room 13 – Mrs Shashi Thakur

Room 21 – Miss Jess Hall

Room 22 – Miss Joanne Doran

Room 23 – Miss Stickney

Mrs Libby Slaughter – Area coordinator/ Assistant Principal



Students in Kahikatea attend Technology on site. Soft Materials, Hard Materials and Food Technology occur in specific rooms on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Classes timetabled for Technology do not attend Friday Assemblies unless for special occasions.


Technology Teachers 

Cooking – Mrs Daljit Kaur – Te Kahuruka

Digital Technology – Mr Sala’a Lologa – ICT Co-ordinator – Gallery breakout space 

Hard Materials (Woodwork) – Mr Erik van Jaarsveld


AIMS Games 2021 – In Term 3 we will be taking students to the AIMS Games in Tauranga. The Tauranga-based tournament will feature more than 9300 competitors across 21 sporting codes. It is the largest sporting tournament of its kind in New Zealand. The AIMS Games is a chance for our students to pitch themselves against the best in their chosen sports. It is also an important opportunity for talent identification and a step in the pathway to competitive and elite competition.


Since 2014 our school has sent a rugby and netball team to AIMS. We will again be entering both Rugby, Netball teams. Trials for these sports will begin early term 2. More information will be provided at a later date.


Camp 2021

The Kahikatea Team are very excited about our camp in Term 2 Wednesday 5th May- Friday 7th May.

The purpose of this experience is for our tamariki to:

Develop relationships, build teamwork and foster leadership skills

Improve self-confidence 

increase a willingness to take risks and problem solve 


We understand that your child will not be attending the overnight camp, however we would like to offer the opportunity (if numbers work) for your child to attend the camp for the two day sessions only. 


Students will travel to and from the camp in the school van daily. Departing and returning at the following times. It is important to note that the van will be leaving promptly at this time and is unable to wait for any late students. 


Wednesday 5th May departing at 8:45am returning at 6pm approximately. 

Thursday 6th May departing at 7:15am and returning at 6pm approximately.


Location: Christian Youth Camp, 148 Waingaro Road, Ngaruawahia, Waikato


More information will be provided at a later date.



All students are expected to wear the school uniform correctly.  A dated note from home must be brought by the student if they are not wearing their correct uniform.  This note is to be kept by the student to show teachers when requested.  The blue full brim hats are to be worn in Term 1 at all times when outside including arriving at and departing school.  Children who do not have a hat are to remain in a supervised area at break times.  


Students in Kahikatea are expected to change for PE.  The school PE shirt is an option for parents/caregivers to purchase.  Nail polish, necklaces etc. are not part of our school uniform.  Studs for pierced ears are to be 5mm of smaller.  For anyone that has their nose pierced, the stud must be 3mm or smaller.


T-shirts are not to be worn under the school shirt.


Summer Uniform Winter Uniform

Navy Polo Shirt Navy Polo Shirt

Navy Shorts Navy Skirt

Navy Skirt Navy Track Pants

Hat Navy Polar fleece



Learning commences at 8:40am at Randwick Park, please have your son/daughter here by 8:30am. This allows time for them to unpack and be settled before learning starts. Our aim at RPS is to have 100% of learners attending school on time daily 100% of the time. We can achieve this with your support. If your

child(ren) is unable to be here by 8:40am, please make contact with our School Office advising of this or when dropping your tamariki off come and sign them in, explaining the reason for their lateness. If your child arrives after the bell without any explanation they will be required to make up their learning minutes missed at break time. Ongoing lateness or absences are addressed by our School Liaison Officer – Mrs Dot Henson in the first instance. If this continues and is interfering with your child(ren)’s learning, it will be referred to the Manurewa Truancy Office. 



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