We greatly appreciate the community support that we have already received following the decision by teachers and principals to strike on Wednesday 29 May. The decision to take further strike action was not taken lightly by any of us. For the first time, both primary and secondary teachers are striking together because the crisis in education hits us all very hard and we need the Government to understand how serious it is. [Read More...]
Dear Parents and Caregivers The NZEI has advised the Kaharoa School Board of Trustees that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday 29 May 2019 from 7.00am to 7.00pm. The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide the normal teaching services during the strike so the school will officially be closed for instruction during the above times. Accordingly, it’s important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children during the period of the strike as no supervision can be provided. I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike,...
Standing for the BOT is a great way to get involved in your child’s education. Training and support are available to assist with carrying out this responsibility. The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) website contains information for current or potential trustees www.nzsta.org.nz Nominations forms have been sent out to all parents/caregivers but if you have not received one please email (Heidi Vosse - Returning Officer) on email@example.com.Nominations need to be handed in by noon Friday 24th May 2019 in the BOT Elections box in the school office.
We would like to give parents early notice that teachers will be attending paid union meetings on the afternoons of either Monday, 6 May, or Wednesday, 8 May. School will remain open on both afternoons and we will be doubling up classes. We would also like to give early notice of a possible strike day on Wednesday, 29 May. Details are limited at this stage and we will provide further information as it comes to hand. We will do our best to keep any inconvenience to a minimum while working within the union guidelines.
See the 2019 Term dates for Kaharoa School below:
Thank you to the PTA, past students and children who helped set up and marshall for the Targa Rally.
Happiness is a warm blanket! So we are joining in on the initiative to donate as many blankets as possible to those in need. Donations of new or excellent quality clean second-hand blankets would be appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office between 13-26 May.
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Our PTA would like to welcome all our new families! The attached letter will provide you with some more information for how you can get involved.
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We would like to share some of the wonderful work Room Rimu has produced as part of their learning of how to write descriptively. See for yourself right here
The following was received from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand: 105 is a new national non-emergency number that will be answered 24/7 by highly trained Police staff. It is free to call from all landline and mobile numbers.
What will your 40-hour Famine Challenge be this year? Click here for all the important info or if you like to be inspired by Julian Dennison, this year’s World Vision 40-Hour Famine Ambassador. Come and see us in the office for your consent forms and donation booklets.
Rotorua Museum are running the Code Club for Kids at Te Aka Mauri each week and would love to you to join. Registrations are essential and the cost is a gold coin donation. Students don’t need to have any experience. Please email Jessica Wilkes on firstname.lastname@example.org if you like to register.
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Sunday 19 May, 2019 at the Rotorua Bridge Club - The Sarapu Cup is a fun, social Chess Tournament open to all players ages 4 to 18. Every player gets a certificate. And the winners of each division take home a nice trophy. If you are interested, please register here.
On Wednesday May 29th, LPAC will be providing a Performing Arts programme for Primary and Intermediate age children. This programme will run from 9 am to 3 pm with additional supervision options available. It should provide a fun and educational option for the children on the 29th, should the teachers’ strike go ahead that day.
At the recent Speech New Zealand Examinations (first tour examined by Mrs Colleen Bassett in Hamilton), ex-Kaharoa pupil Leo Schweizer was awarded an Honours Plus in Grade 5. Well done, Leo!
ASB Bank would like to remind you of their special offer: If you’re a parent, staff member or a member of the school community and draw down a new ASB home loan of $250,000 or more, ASB will donate $500 to your chosen participating school. Click here for information on supporting your school
|27-05||Room Totara Class Trip to the Buried Village|
|29-05||Possible Strike Day (tbc)|
|01-06||Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser|
|07-06||40 Hour Famine - 7-9 June|
|07-06||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|07-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2|
|14-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2|
|17-06||Mobile Library Service|
|21-06||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|21-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2 (time tbc)|
|22-06||KCA Mid-Winter Dinner|
|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|
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