With the current news regarding the shortage of 650 primary teachers I am delighted to be able to inform parents that we have made three new appointments for the 2019 school year. Sadly, we will be fare welling a number of staff; Joanne Clark who is moving north to be nearer family; Christina Clark, Gaynor Lincoln, Rick Merrington and Adele Lyons will be moving on from their regular classroom commitments. However we still hope to see these four in a relieving capacity when required. [Read More...]
We need an idea of numbers and helpers for firewood fun weekend so please take a minute to complete and submit the form below. We have some lovely spot prizes from the Polynesian Pools to be given to some lucky volunteers.
The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 1, 2019.
Well done to the children for participating in a winter sport for Term 2 & 3. The Winter Sports Prizegiving was held at our Friday assembly on the last day of last term. Again a big thanks to the parents and caregivers who volunteered their time to coach and manage these teams. We really appreciate it and the children certainly do.
Kaharoa School is super excited to be hosting “The Food Truck’s - Michael van de Elzen” on a tour of NZ with his latest cookbook for children’s health (The Good Scratch Cookbook). This will be held on Saturday 17th November at 10am at the Ngongotaha Community Hall. More details and tickets out soon!
Welcome home to the Dean family who have recently returned from Spain. Congratulations to Julian, who as the director guided the Michelton-Scott team to it’s first grand tour win in the Vuelta-a-Espana.
Congratulations to Hamish Malcolm who got his golf handicap over the holidays. Hamish will go down in Kaharoa School history (111 years) as the first current pupil to have achieved this. No one will be able to take this achievement away from him. We look forward to following Hamish’s progress as he works to improve his handicap. The new challenge for future Kaharoa golfers will be achieving the status of youngest pupil to get a handicap. To do this they will need to be younger than 13 years 5 months.
The children had a great time at our first Kaharoa School Agrikids afternoon. We expect with a bit of tweaking this will become a regular part of our Lamb, Calf, Kid and Chicken Day event. A huge thank you to Jacqui English for organising the event on behalf of the PTA. Thank you also to Alistair Coatsworth, Brendon Conwell, Claire Austin, Tony Thaugland, Andy Gifford and Phil Rivers. Mr Thaugland also wanted me to thank his helpers – Elspeth, Casey and Olivia.
Marianne, Kallista and Nando Pijnaker would like to thank Warwick, Kaharoa School Staff and the Kaharoa community for all their support and kindness prior to and following Rene’s passing on 1st September 2018. Heartfelt thanks for the huge attendance at the funeral at the Kaharoa Hall and the generous afternoon tea provided by a group of very special people following the service. René loved being involved with Kaharoa School and was very proud to be part of this friendly, close-knit community.
Our focus for this term is Key Competency - Friendly. Parents may like to talk with their children about this over the dinner table and come up with examples of how they are /can be friendly at school.
Could all the children who received trophies for Lamb, Chicken & Kid Day, please return the trophies so I can send them to be engraved. I will hand out to the children when they get back.
All the allocated Kaharoa t-shirts, track-suits and netball dresses need to be returned to school asap unless you are playing touch rugby or chess as we need to do a stocktake. If they are not returned you may be charged to replace the item.
Our Kapai Kai Summer Menu starts next week (Menu attached). Orders are every Thursday lunch. Kapai Kai Order forms can be picked up from the school office or you can download the attached form. These forms MUST be handed into the school by Wednesday mornings - no late orders will be accepted.
File Download: summer_menu.pdf
File Download: kapai_kai_order_form.pdf
At the end of last term the classes were busy creating their masterpieces for our Art Exhibition which was held on the 25,26 & 27 September.
It was an exciting time on the last day of term when the whole school watched anxiously as Hugo Gaddum, Mr Moyle, Mrs Powley & Mr Shoebridge shaved their hair off to raise money for the Cancer Society. We have currently raised $4444.00 so come on let’s make the big $5000.00. You can Click here to go to the donate page now. If you cannot donate online, you can send the money in a named envelope to the school office and we will make sure it gets donated to the Cancer Society. We will close the page off next Friday 26th October and will let you know how much we raised. Again thanks so much to everyone for their support. Dig deep for such a great charity.
Well done to Rome for donating $10 of his own pocket money towards Hair Off to raise money for the Cancer Society. He was lucky enough to take the first cut of Mr Moyle’s golden locks.
|22-10||Labour Day - No School Today|
|22-10||Mobile Library Service|
|22-10||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|26-10||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|27-10||PTA Firewood Fundraiser|
|28-10||PTA Firewood Fundraiser|
|30-10||Scientist For A Day|
|30-10||Scientist for a Day|
|05-11||Mobile Library Service|
|05-11||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|09-11||Kaharoa School Athletics Day|
|14-11||Rotorua Boys High School Orientation Day|
|14-11||RGHS Orientation Day - Enrolled Students Only|
|19-11||Mobile Library Service|
|19-11||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|23-11||Friday Assembly - Whole School|
|02-12||Sanitarium WeetBix TRYathlon|
|03-12||Mobile Library Service|
|03-12||Go Bananas Religious Instruction|
|04-12||Meet My Teacher|
|05-12||CBOP / EBOP Athletics|
|07-12||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|11-12||Kapa Haka Dance Night|
|12-12||Final School Reports Due Home|
|12-12||Year 8 Prizegiving|
|14-12||Term 4 Ends|
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