Kaharoa School

Term Four • 2020

Looking Ahead to 2021

I would like to thank and congratulate Rose Powley for stepping into the Acting Principal's role for Term 1 2021 while the Board of Trustees carefully works through the appointment process for a new Principal. This is the most important role any school board has to carry out. I am delighted we have a highly capable and astute Board, representative of our school community, to carry out this task. In the meantime, parents can be confident and assured in the knowledge that Mrs Powley has all the prerequisites and skills required to effectively run and add value to the school and children's' learning. I am particularly excited about the Structured Literacy professional development (PD) she will be leading. She will be embarking on this PD with staff at the end of this term and into the new year. As has been the case for me, Mrs Powley will enjoy the strong support of Mrs Leanne Hale (Acting Deputy Principal) and the staff to assist in effectively running the school. [Read More...]

Principal - Warwick Moyle
B.O.T. Chairperson - Tony Thaugland
Kaharoa Road RD, RD6 Rotorua 3096
t: (07) 332 3444
e: office@kaharoa.school.nz


Appointment of Acting Principal

posted: Tue, October 20, 2020

Please find below a letter from Tony Thaugland, Board Chair: Kia Ora Kaharoa School Whanau, On behalf of the board I would like to announce that Rose Powley has accepted the position of Acting Principal with Leanne Hale accepting the role of Acting Deputy Principal, these two roles will commence at the start of Term 1 2021.

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posted: Tue, October 20, 2020

The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 1 2021. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office.

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Sun Hats - Term 1 & 4.

posted: Fri, October 16, 2020

Just a reminder that in Terms 1 & 4, it is compulsory for all children to wear the Kaharoa School sun hat. These hats can be purchased from the school office at a price of $23. If you would like to buy a hat either pop into or email the office and we can fit a hat for your child. You can pay by cash or direct credit into the school bank account #12 3155 0189083 00.

Athletics Day 3 November

posted: Tue, October 27, 2020

Our children have been practicing for our Athletics Day and this will be on Tuesday 3 November 9.10 am 2020 (Postponement Friday 6th November).

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New Bus Service from Kaharoa School to Rotorua Lakes High School

posted: Tue, October 27, 2020

Rotorua Lakes High School has announced they will be running a bus service from Kaharoa School to Rotorua Lakes High School next year.


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Celebrating 2020 Rotorua Young Achievers

posted: Tue, October 27, 2020

We have two past pupils named in the RECT 2020 Rotorua Young Achievers - congratulations to Sean Johnston and Jeremy Walshe!

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School Accounts

posted: Wed, October 21, 2020

Good Morning Parents With just over 7 weeks of the year to go, the Board has been made aware of a significant number of outstanding payments that need to be made by the end of the year so that we can balance our books. Being a Decile 10 school we have an annual budget of just $192,000 that has to pay for support staff, caretaker, all services, curriculum support, professional development and all property maintenance. We have to rely heavily on significant support from our PTA, funding grants, parent goodwill and support and parents paying for compulsory activities and items such as, manual and other activities such as camps, trips, police vetting, extracurricular events and the...

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Latest News From Our PTA

posted: Thu, October 15, 2020

Please find below the latest newsletter from our PTA including details of their latest fundraising initiatives and how you can help! Find the 15 October 2020 newsletter here:

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Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 2020

posted: Thu, October 15, 2020

Rotorua’s Sanitarium Weet-bix Kids TRYathlon 2020 will be held on 29 November in Kuirau Park. Registrations are open and if you would like to participate in the school’s team, please register using this link: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40589&G=119895.

File Download: Weet-Bix_Kids_TRYathlon_Get_Ready_Guide-min.pdf

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Selling your property?

posted: Wed, October 14, 2020

You might have heard it before, but this offer is worth noting again: Mandy Lee of Ray White will donate $500.00 to Kaharoa School if you list and sell your property with her. So if you are thinking about buying or selling, please give Mandy a call on 0276 732 331. We would at this point also like to thank the team at Ray White for their ongoing support of our school through fundraisers and donations of spot prizes.

File Download: Mandy_Kaharoa_School.pdf

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Junior Summer Football

posted: Tue, October 13, 2020

Rotorua United AFC is inviting junior players (aged 5-13, and 14 year old girls), to register for summer 5-a-side football starting 30 October for 7 weeks.

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Learning in the Early Years

posted: Tue, October 13, 2020

Our fabulous new-entrant teacher, Kathy Snodgrass, is offering 3 workshops through November looking at learning in the early years. These are entitled “Reading Together”, “Learning Through Play” and “What should I expect when my child begins their school journey?”

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Waterpolo Term 4

posted: Fri, September 25, 2020

For those intermediate children who would like to play waterpolo next term please see or email Mrs Hale (leanneh@kaharoa.school.nz) We play on a Friday night. Due to the late notice we are unable to book a pool training time so the commitment will be for the Friday game night only, The cost is $60 per player. Thank you, looking forward to another waterpolo season 😊 from Mrs Hale

Lamb, Calf, Chicken & Kid Day - Friday, 16 October 2020

posted: Thu, September 24, 2020

Lamb, Calf & Chicken Day is an annual event at Kaharoa School and this year it will be held on Friday, 16 October 2020. The purpose of this traditional event and the weeks leading up to it is to give children of all ages the opportunity to learn about caring and developing relationships with animals and the responsibilities that come with it. They will experience the ‘small country’ feel of our school and it will provide them with excellent life skills. There will be several categories your child can enter this year’s competition.

File Download: LCCK_Animals_Available.docx

File Download: Lamb__Kid_Booklet.pdf

File Download: Calf_Booklet.pdf

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File Download: Chicken_Booklet.pdf

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Rotorua Junior Tennis

posted: Mon, September 14, 2020

Rotorua Junior Tennis is starting term 4. The Love Tennis Open Day to have a go and sign up is at Rotorua Tennis Club, Manuka Crescent on October 10-11 from 1-4pm each day. This is for everyone, from children to adults. Bring a friend, enjoy the activities and get a Hell Pizza voucher.

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