I would like to welcome children and families back to school for Term 3. Teachers over the break have been planning a busy and exciting term for the children. Some of the bigger events are mentioned below. At our first assembly and throughout the term, I will be reminding the children about the importance of washing their hands before eating and after going to the toilet, to cough and sneeze into sleeves, to use tissues before putting them in the bin and washing their hands and to stay at home if unwell. Last term we had a lot of sicknesses and it doesn't help teachers or children's health if children are coming to school sick. [Read More...]
Kaharoa School Board of Trustee Elections 2019
Thank you to Butterfly Creek for hosting the Otter Enrichment children who were able to travel to Auckland. Sam, Wiremu, Kayla, Rosalie, Quinn, Rome, Madeline and Cody had a great day watching the Otter’s fully engage with their constructions and seeing all that Butterfly Creek had to offer. From crocodile feeding to personalised kiwi, tarantula and gecko talks as well as eel and shag feeding and much much more. Our thanks go out to John Dowsett the owner for allowing us free access and to past pupil Rebecca Moyle for suggesting the Otter Enrichment idea, organising the day’s activities and being our personal guide and host for the day.
Please find attached an update and some very interesting news from the Kaharoa Kokako Trust in the attached winter newsletter. Also note that their monthly workday is coming up this Saturday, 29 June. If you like to lend a helping hand or are interested in assisting in any other way, please click here.
File Download: KKT_winter_Newsletter_2019.pdf
NZ Police recently launched a new non-emergency number, 105. This is to make it easier to get hold of Police in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have already happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately. It is free to call from all landline and mobile numbers.
Performing Arts Holiday Programme is now open for registrations - please find attached Lakes Performing Arts Company’s timetable attached. An Early Bird Special is available if you book and pay before 24 June.
File Download: LPAC_Holiday_Programme.jpg
Thank you to: Jude Burnett (RTLB) for: ——bringing out the resources and setting up the programme, ——tutoring our wonderful teacher aides, Sarah, Jackie, Heather and Mandy ——taking the initial lessons for the 6 groups of children (24 children in all) whom class teachers have nominated for Quick60 ——visiting each week for the 10-week programme Thank you to our parents who attended the Quick60 information afternoon that Jude kindly facilitated. It was wonderful to have so many parents attend. If you have any feedback from your children re this programme we would love you to share! If you have any queries re this programme please do not hesitate to contact me. Rose Powley
We are very pleased to inform you that the installation of the retractable seating in our Kokako Center is nearly completed. It will be a wonderful asset to our school for a variety of events, such as weekly assemblies, end-of-year production or the upcoming PTA movie night on 28 June (5.30pm - more details to follow).
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We would like to say a big Thank You to Russell & Jackie Cowie and staff for looking after the wild cat (“Thunder”) that turned up at school last term. The care and treatment was provided free of charge and meant we now have a healthy and friendly school cat. Please support Central City Vets!
Thank you very much to everyone who helped create a big pile of scrap metal over Queens Birthday Weekend. Macaulay Metals picked it up the following week and the proceeds have been donated back to school. Anyone who still wants to get rid of more scrap metal can drop it straight to Macaulay Metals on 73 Old Taupo Road. They are open Mon - Fri, 8am - 4.30pm and Sat, 8am -12pm.
Garden to Table’s Root to Tip cooking competition for year 5 & 6 students is back for 2019, once again supported by Rabobank and endorsed by Love Food Hate Waste.
Empowerment Learning are looking to fill the two roles of Funding Manager and Community Screener. Find further details in the attached documents. Final day for expressions of interest is Friday, 12 July 2019
File Download: Funding_Manager_Job_description_2019.pdf
File Download: Job_Description_Community_Screener_2019_2020.pdf
An invitation has gone out to all our students and families to enjoy a free public concert put on by talented New Zealand and Australian music students as part of Rhapsody Rotorua - Rotoura’s annual international student music festival
We would like to congratulate two of our students, Leo and Finley English, to some outstanding results in last weekend’s XLr8 Swim Meet in Taupo! The boys had the mission to win their age groups and attended 12 (!!) events over the two days, Leo winning all his races and Finley achieving mainly top three rankings. The top performance was delivered by Leo, who stayed 38 seconds (!) under the SBOP record for 9-year-olds over 800m - a record that was previously held by Olympian Kane Radford! Well done, Leo and Finley, you can be immensely proud of your achievements!
You Did It! Last weekend, 490 schools, 133 youth groups and 151 friendship teams took part in the 40 Hour Famine all across New Zealand! World Vision would like to thank you all for your efforts to raise money for the children of South Sudan.
|02-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|16-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|19-08||Life Education Trust 19 - 26 August|
|23-08||Rotorua Inter-School Chinese Speech Competition|
|30-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|05-09||ICAS Assessment / Science|
|05-09||Australasian Science Exam|
|10-09||ICAS Assessment / Writing|
|10-09||Australasian Writing Exam|
|12-09||ICAS Assessment / Spelling Bee|
|12-09||Australasian Spelling Exam|
|13-09||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|17-09||ICAS Assessment / English|
|17-09||Australasian English Exam|
|19-09||ICAS Assessment / Mathematics|
|19-09||Australasian Maths Exam|
|25-09||Immunisation - Y8 HPV 2|
|27-09||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|11-10||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
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