Well, that was a different start to term 2! Having a nasty gastrobug (which was confirmed by Public Health last Thursday as Norovirus) is not nice for anyone. Having so many children and staff affected at the same time in the first week was a rocky start to say the least. Norovirus germs can survive for up to 15 days so it is very easy to become infected or reinfected. The Public Health Educators who visited the school stressed the importance of hand hygiene-thoroughly washing and drying hands before eating and after going to the toilet. The other most significant point was to ensure that 48 hours had elapsed following last incident of vomiting and/or diarrhea before any student or staff member returned to school. Some children have had a relapse so these 48 hours are vital to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff. [Read More...]
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. (no hockey socks till May 31, just use old Kaharoa ones or just any long socks) Please arrive at the turf 20 minutes before the game for a warm up.
We will be holding Parent Teacher Interviews early Term 3. Book your interview times online by going to the school interviews website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz (enter event code weud8). Follow the prompts to enter your details if you are making appointments for two or more students make sure you enter all your children’s names.
Games are held every Saturday at the Westbrook Courts on Malfroy Road. Attached is a copy of the courts layout.
File Download: K18-Court_layout.pdf
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. (Hockey socks not available in store until 31st May. Just use old Kaharoa socks or other long socks for now).
The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 3, 2018.
See the 2018 Term dates for Kaharoa School below:
A big thanks to all the families that purchased their stationery at the beginning of the year with Office Max online & in the store. With every order made, the school received MySchool rewards and we were credited $656.28 into our stationery account. Thank you again for all your support.
I was blown away by Alex Batchelor’s (Rm 4) marble run he made because he loves marble tracks. It took him 6 hours to make. Really nifty. Well Done!
You may be aware of the nationwide crisis in recruiting and retaining teachers.
New Zealand Assessment Exams (Great NZ Kiwi Competition) now have their own assessment exams similar to the Australasian Assessment Exams that we have offered in the past. These exams cater for those children in Years 5 and above. We will be doing these assessments rather than the Australasian Assessments as they are NZ written for NZ children.
File Download: great_nz_eams.pdf
Do you have the following spare items for our sick bay when children get wet or have accidents etc. Size 7 - 13 - girls tights and size 10-14 girls T-shirts, long sleeve tops & tights. Please send in a bag to the school office. Thank you so much!
The school pool closed at the end of term 1. We are still waiting on a number of pool tags to be returned to the school office. Thanks for your support.
This week Kaharoa School had two teams compete in the EPRO8 Challenge. The EPro8 Challenge is a competition, an engineering and problem-solving race. In 2017 over 7000 students from 700 schools from throughout New Zealand taking part and this has grown to even more this year.
Next month Kaharoa School will be holding two huge cross country events at our school. The Rural Cross country on Tuesday 19 June and the BOP Cross country event held the following week on Tuesday 26 June. The PTA will be holding a sausage sizzle and food stall at both of these events.
|31-05||BOP Bouldering & Climbing Competition|
|04-06||Queens Birthday - No School|
|04-06||Mobile Library Service|
|04-06||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|06-06||CBOP Rippa Rugby Competition|
|11-06||Super Duper Show|
|18-06||Mobile Library Service|
|18-06||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|19-06||Kaharoa & Rural Schools Cross Country|
|22-06||Rm Kowhai Trout Hatchery Trip|
|23-06||KCA Family Fun Games Night|
|26-06||BOP Inter-School Cross Country|
|26-06||Kowhai Trout Hatchery Trip|
|28-06||Teacher's Paid Union Meeting|
|02-07||Mobile Library Service|
|02-07||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|06-07||School Reports Due Home|
|06-07||Term 2 Ends|
|23-07||Life Education Trust 23 - 30 July|
|23-07||Term 3 Starts|
|31-07||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|01-08||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|06-08||PhotoLife School Photos|
|14-08||Red Riding Robyn Hood|
|15-08||Junior Tough Guy & Gal Challenge|
|1/2 Round or 1/4 Round Posts to Donate||1 hour|
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