Your children are so lucky to have the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) working hard for the benefit of your child/children. I delight in telling prospective parents and visitors that though Kaharoa School is cash poor we are rich with parent and community involvement in so many different ways. This is the defining strength of our school. If we lose this involvement, which makes our school resilient, effective and competitive with much bigger schools, we will lose our special character. With this in mind, we are looking for new blood to step up to add value to the good work the PTA is doing. All money raised goes towards resources and support for your children. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT, SKILLS AND IDEAS on the Association. [Read More...]
For those of you who might have missed it in the Ngongotaha News (the deadline came around too soon!), we have attached a little update from our school.
File Download: Kaharoa_School-August_%281%29.docx
On Wednesday, 04 September, the PTA is running Kids Book Day alongside this year’s Market Day. A fun day to dress up as your favourite book character and purchase a pre-loved book at their stall. We would like to encourage all families to look through their book collections at home and donate one or two good quality books to this occasion. What’s no longer being read in one family, can be new and surprising for another. The proceeds of selling those will go towards the PTA’s current fundraising projects. A box for your much appreciated donations will be set up in the school office for collection.
Watch the Rugby World Cup Live!! Join the Kaharoa audience in our Kokako Centre on Saturday, 21 September, where you can watch three games LIVE on the big screen! Another great fundraising initiative of our PTA that is at the same time a great way to meet other school parents and members of the Kaharoa community,
Well done to Ty Jackson, Kobe Stranks-Rose, Hunter Weaver and Fletcher Sefton for winning for Ngongotaha the U12 final. All played well in a fast-paced game with lots of ball being distributed out to the wings from a strong forward effort. The play of the game was a pass on his 10-metre mark, just after half time, from Ty down the blindside to his wing who used his pace to score. Congratulations also to Rome Beazley whose U9 team won their final.
The Kaharoa PTA is planning to build a Beach Volleyball/Petanque Court for use by the Kaharoa School and wider Kaharoa community.
File Download: Volleyball_Funds.GIF
The New Zealand Roots of Empathy Charitable Trust is looking to train volunteer instructors to work in schools throughout Rotorua. Training will take place in Rotorua commencing 18 November this year so instructors can start in the 2020 school year.
Congratulations to the children who represented Kaharoa School in the Spelling Bee. This was a tough competition with all children acquitting themselves well. The junior team of Cayden, Yiyang, Jessica and Ezra achieved second place after a close call when ashore was accepted over assure after the quizmaster hadn’t defined the word. Exciting stuff! Thank you to these children and Baylee, Elspeth, Fletcher, Jessica and Sulis for you ‘Can Do Kid - Give it a Go’ attitude.
The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 4 2019. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. The enrolment period runs from 28 September 2019 to 13 December 2019 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.
The Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their sons and daughters at Kaharoa School for Term 1 2020. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. Next year there will be 4 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from 3 February 2020 to 9 April 2020. The Board has determined places are likely to be available for out of zone students next year in the first 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.
There are still spaces available if you would like extra tuition for your child.
Please find attached a letter from Tony Thaugland, our Board Chair
File Download: Letter_from_the_Board_Chair_Aug19.docx
The teachers and support staff of Kaharoa School are joining their colleagues all over the country on Friday, 9 August, to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. And we need your support as we stand up for our principal, and all principals! Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support and while...
Congratulations to past pupil Zak Swift. BA - Bachelor of Arts, BCOM - Bachelor of Commerce
If your son is interested in enrolling at Rotorua Boys High School for 2020, there are a number of dates that might be of interest to you.
File Download: RBHS_-_Open_Day_Letter_2019.pdf
We would like to say a huge Thank You to Rob Grant, Kiara Lee’s grandfather, who so kindly donated a beautiful, hand-made puppet theatre to our school. What a wonderful addition to Room Matai, which no doubt will provide many hours of fun and creative play for the children!
|23-08||Rotorua Inter-School Chinese Speech Competition|
|25-08||Kaharoa Meets Ratepayers’ Candidates for Council|
|30-08||Rotorua Boys High Open Evening|
|30-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|04-09||PTA Kids Book Sale and Dress Up Day|
|04-09||Homework Challenge Market Day|
|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)|
|18-10||Lamb, Kid & Chicken Day|
|25-10||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|08-11||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|Tiptruck & Driver Wanted|
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