With three bus accidents in New Zealand over the last three weeks and being the start of the new term we are regularly reminding the children about safe bus behaviour. It is always useful to reinforce these positive behaviours. This includes starting as we mean to carry on. Getting to the bus or bus line quickly, signing their name off if not travelling on the bus, having a bus pass, listening to and doing as the bus monitors ask, sitting properly in their seat and talking quietly to the person they are seated next to. Below are some Ministry of Education guidelines to further support those important discussions around the family dinner table. At Kaharoa School we strongly encourage parents to wait at the bus stop with their children in the morning and to wait on the side of the road the children alight from the bus in the afternoon. Often I see cars passing parked school buses faster than the 20 kilometre speed limit and going faster than they should on our country roads. Children often aren't aware of these dangers in the excitement of seeing Mum or Dad. [Read More...]
A stop work meeting (strike) has been planned for Wednesday 15th August, for primary teachers, by NZEI, the teacher’s union. As the vote of all teachers nationwide has determined that the strike will be for the whole day the Kaharoa School Board of Trustees has determined the school will be closed for instruction for the day and you will have to make alternative arrangements for your children on that day.
On 23 August we are hosting a Chess Power Tournament at Kaharoa School in the Kokako Centre. This tournament is open to those children who are receiving coaching from Laurens or who are taking part in the Kaharoa School Chess Cup competition. See below for further details. To enter your child click on the following link
All games are played at Smallbone Park at the hockey turf which is off Devon Street (near International Stadium). All children must wear their school sports uniform, shin pads, mouth guard & bring their hockey stick. Please arrive at the turf 20 minutes before the game for a warm up.
All games held on Friday afternoon at Smallbone Park (Hockey Turf) on Devon Street. All children must wear their Kaharoa t-shirt, navy shorts & hockey socks, hockey stick, shin pads & mouth guard.
See the 2018 Term dates for Kaharoa School below:
Recently we had a the pleasure of having Bernie & Harold visit the school in the Life Education Caravan.
We are looking at expressions of interest for Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 children who would like to take part in a band in Term 4. The cost would be approximately $10 per practice. We may have a music teacher who can take these practices but we need to know numbers first. Children must be playing an instrument already to qualify. Please email Warwick Moyle on firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested.
To help ensure the safety of your children the local police department have been asked to monitor speeds past our local buses. A reminder if you are passing a stationary school bus you must slow down to 20km per hour.
The teacher rep for the PTA is Christina Clark from Room Matai and she will be posting news regularly about our PTA events etc.
Room Matai had the pleasure of a visit from Mr Snodgrass and his lovely truck Tina. The children had a whale of time asking questions about his job and they all got to sit in Tina and Mr Snodgrass’s very flash drivers seat.
Congratulations to Libby Le Guay, Levi Langley & Shavonne Siemonek who recently received a certificate at our assembly. All three children have been outstanding role models of our consideration cornerstone value.
Great to see the Year 8 hockey team holding their own against a very strong JPC Black team going down 4-0. Looking the better team in the second half with many promising attacks while keeping JPC scoreless. On Saturday I enjoyed seeing the Kaharoa Kererus combining well on the netball court for a win and the hockey Fantails and Kiwis playing with determination and enthusiasm. Thank you to the respective coaches, referees and helpers who are giving up your time so that the children can enjoy participating for Kaharoa.
Well done to the following boys: -Sam Short, Oliver & Hunter Weaver, Hamish Malcolm & Max Phillips for being selected for the Rotorua Gold at the Tai Mitchell Competition in Tauranga. -Oliver Weaver for being selected for the U13 CBOP Ellis Shield in rugby -Hunter Weaver, Ty Jackson & Kobe Stranks-Rose for being selected for the U11 CBOP Ellis Shield in rugby. Well done boys!
Come along and see Play Based Learning presented by Mrs Kathy Snodgrass & Te reo Māori me tikanga development ki Kaharoa presented by Mrs Rose Powley. Please RSVP by Monday 20 August for catering purposes. See details below
File Download: Hui_invitation_.pdf
Our first elective was last Friday and what a great afternoon it was! The children all loved heading off to their various elective spaces and becoming involved.
|18-08||Final Junior Hockey Games|
|21-08||WHHS Year 8 Orientation Day|
|21-08||Rm Kowhai Redwoods Treewalk Trip|
|22-08||Play-Based Learning & Te Reo Hui|
|22-08||WHHS Open Night for Year 8s|
|23-08||Chess Power Tournament|
|24-08||Final Intermediate Hockey Games|
|27-08||Mobile Library Service|
|27-08||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|29-08||Teacher's Only Day - No School|
|29-08||Rotorua Girls Open Day|
|30-08||Rotorua Boys High School Open Day|
|31-08||MIGS Intermediate Gymnastics Competition|
|03-09||Immunisation - Y8 HPV 2|
|06-09||Matai Class Trip|
|09-09||Aims Games 2018|
|10-09||Mobile Library Service|
|10-09||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|11-09||Homework Challenge Market Day|
|19-09||Final Basketball Game Tonight|
|20-09||More FM Spelling Bee|
|21-09||Primary Gymnastics Competition|
|24-09||Mobile Library Service|
|24-09||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|25-09||CBOP Winter Sports Field Day|
|28-09||Celebrate Red Nose Day|
|28-09||Term 3 Ends|
|28-09||Friday Assembly - Winter Sports Prizegiving|
|15-10||Term 4 Starts|
|16-10||Lamb,Chicken & Kid Day|
|22-10||Labour Day - No School Today|
|09-11||Kaharoa School Athletics Day|
|14-11||Rotorua Boys High School Orientation Day|
|14-11||RGHS Orientation Day - Enrolled Students Only|
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