I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank the seven wonderful parents who put their names forward for the Governance role on our Board of Trustees. As a school we, that is staff, parents and children, are so lucky to have an active and caring community who want the best for the children. A large majority of schools throughout Rotorua struggled to get the required numbers for a Board let alone an election. So thank you to all our candidates for ‘sticking their necks out’ in the knowledge that in a democratic process some had to miss out on selection. [Read More...]
Kaharoa School Board of Trustee Elections 2019
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!
Next Wednesday, 19 June, Kaharoa School is once again hosting the Rural Cluster Cross Country competitions. There are a total of 13 schools registered, so no doubt an exciting event for everyone!
File Download: Cross_Country_Map_-_19Jun19.pdf
File Download: Race_Times_-_Rural_Cross_Country_-_19Jun19.docx
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).
We are very excited to be taking part in ‘Wig Wednesday’ on Wednesday 19th June to raise funds for Kiwi kids with cancer. It’s easy to take part – just wear a wig on the day and bring a donation for Child Cancer Foundation.
File Download: WW2019_Flyer-1.pdf
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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
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.
Get ready for some unmissable rugby action coming to Rotorua! The Maori All Blacks are set to take on the Flying Fijians at Rotorua International Stadium July 20th. Grab your tickets, and surprise the kids with a trip to the game. Tickets from Ticketek at allblacks.com (link http://bit.ly/2HoJqWa ).
Attached for your information is a welcoming flyer from our wonderfully supportive Parent-Teachers’ Association (PTA). I have also attached minutes from this weeks meeting. All parents are welcome to these meetings with the next meeting being 3 July at 7.30pm in the school staffroom.
File Download: Welcome_Whanau.png
File Download: Funding_vs_Fundraising.png
File Download: PTA_Meeting_Minutes_Action_Points_June_2019.docx
|19-06||Rural Cross Country|
|21-06||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|21-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2 (time tbc)|
|22-06||KCA Mid-Winter Dinner|
|25-06||Bay of Plenty Cross Country|
|05-07||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|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|
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