With the end of term 2 next week nearly upon us, we can reflect on the many challenges this most peculiar term or period of time has thrown at us. I want to take this opportunity to thank your child's teacher and Kaharoa staff for the way they have 'rolled with the punches' taking on new learning and challenges. Thank parents for your support and engagement with the school and your child's learning and last but not least o tamariki for the resilience they have shown throughout lockdown in dealing with the enforced changes at school and the challenges of the unknown. [Read More...]
We wish to extend a warm invitation to all parents to attend the PTA AGM on Wednesday the 1st of July 2020 at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held in the Kaharoa School Staff room.
The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 3 2020. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. The enrolment period runs from 4 July 2020 to 25 September 2020. The Board has determined a limited number of places are likely, at some year levels, to be available for out of zone students in this enrolment period. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.
We officially opened our Beach Volleyball Court and BBQ Area yesterday.
Our school (timed) Cross Country and the official opening of our Beach Volleyball Court/BBQ Shelter are now scheduled for Wednesday, 1 July.
The Yummy School Sticker Promotion has still got a term to run so keep eating that fruit and collecting those stickers - ask your grandparents and/or other family to save theirs too and lets see how many we can collect this year! Winter is a great time to be eating Yummy apples, there are many different varieties to choose from right now. Yummy will be running a couple of school holiday competitions on their social platforms, so look out for those on both Facebook and Instagram. No printer to print off the official sticker sheet? Well…
File Download: SSP-pdf_Cut_Out_Label_Collection_Sheet_compressed.pdf
File Download: SSP-pdf_Sticker_Collection_Sheet_compressed.pdf
File Download: SSP-pdf_New_Variety_Sticker_Collection_Sheet_compressed.pdf
The Rotorua Mini Marathon event is going ahead in 2020 on Friday 25th September. If your child would like to participate, please print the attached Permission Slip, complete and return to the office with $5 entry fee (non-refundable) before 21 August. Please note this is the last Friday of Term 3 and the event coincides with a visit to school from “Zebong Teller of Tales”, who will be performing a show and running some writing workshops with children.
File Download: Mini_Marathon_Permission_Slip_2020_2.pdf
File Download: Mini_Marathon_Course.pdf
File Download: Mini_Marathon_Poster_2020.pdf
Kia Ora Koutou, Due to the Monday forecast of showers becoming more frequent late morning the Timed Cross Country and Volleyball Court Opening are being POSTPONED to WEDNESDAY 1 JULY. We apologise for any inconvenience for parents however we hope you can join us on Wednesday for races and to celebrate the work of the PTA at the Volleyball Court Opening. This will include a Korean Pork barbecue for parents and guests. Our ‘Principals’ for a Day’, Finley and Meg, are arranging a sausage sizzle ($2 for a sausage in bread) for the children’s lunch on Friday and are following this up with a tabloids afternoon. Parents and whanau are also most welcome to join us for this event.
Hopefully you received a note home this week from NumberWorks’nWords Rotorua who offer online and in-centre tutoring in English and Maths. They state “From students who are struggling to keep up to those bursting to get ahead, our tuition programmes are tailored to meet each individual’s specific needs, build their learning confidence and improve their school results.”
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Unite for the recovery and follow the 10 Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1. These posters have been put up around the school to remind our staff and students, we would be grateful if you could reinforce these messages at home.
File Download: The_10_Golden_Rules_for_everyone_at_Alert_Level_1.pdf
Lakes Ranch invites anyone who might be interested to come and enjoy their site. Go and have a soak in their hot pool, a picnic or BBQ, maybe try some kayaking or paddle boards or even practice for the Tough Guy/Gal Competition. This offer is available until the end of August. For more details and a phone number to book, please see the attached copy of their brochure.
File Download: Lakes_Ranch_Brochure_Jun-Aug_2020.pdf
Netball Rotorua have been asked to support the Cadbury’s and KidsCan initiative of “DONATE YOUR KIT”. They have a locker at the courts for you to bring along any sports gear that your children have grown out of and could be used for other children who are unable to afford sports gear. They are looking for sports shoes, rugby/soccer boots, tops, dresses, skirts, bibs, balls. The donations do not have to be netball things – they can be any sport at all.
The Gymnastic Academy is starting up beginner to advanced Air Track Tumble classes in Term 3. Classes will be held in the Kaharoa Hall at Friday lunchtimes (12:20-1:20pm), from 24 July to 18 September.
File Download: KaharoaFlyerT3.pdf
Snr Constable Ross Humphrey is a Police Youth Aid Officer based in Taupo. He has been working on a research project around understanding truancy with the view of creating a more preventative and collaborative approach locally; an approach which may be useful for other areas of the country as well. Part of the research involves a survey to look at the causal factors and sentiment around truancy from different aspects such as from Principals, ECE, Teachers, parents (any parent or caregiver responsible for ensuring a child’s attendance at school) and the students themselves.
In 100 words or less describe a memorable moment for you during the Lockdown period. This could be a special time, an event, a humorous moment or just highlighting a strong feeling. Be as descriptive as possible. Paint a picture with your words. Book vouchers prizes for the most descriptively interesting writing. The best ones will be published. Closes Friday 3 July at 3.00 pm
Flaming Phoenix Entertainment have recently launched a new, educational and family-friendly event in New Zealand and are very thrilled to announce that Rotorua will be the very first stop after lockdown. They will be set up at the Lakefront Village Green for the entire July School Holidays. Prices from $25pp.
File Download: Dinosaur_Discovery_Poster.pdf
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