How wonderful it was to see so many children giving their best in our school triathlon last Friday. This event is an opportunity for the children to challenge themselves over the three disciplines against others even when they may find some or all of the event hard. In events like this children can learn a lot about themselves. This might be how they deal with and celebrate success, how they deal with defeat, how they cope with disappointment of equipment failure or how they respond to and relate with others. [Read More...]
Registration forms are available in the school library and on the website for the Winter Sports Codes from Thursday 23 February to 3rd March 2017.
Kaharoa School will be holding the Rural Schools Swimming sports at our school this Friday 3rd March from 10am - 2pm. For Kaharoa School students to enter these events on this day, they need to be able to swim two lengths. 1st, 2nd & 3rd places qualify for the CBOP Swimming Sports Day.
Children aged 5-7 year old will be taking part in the Junior Swimming Sports on Wednesday 1st March from 1.20 pm onwards. The event will start with 5 year old girls. The 6 year olds will follow then the 7 year olds. We would love to see lots of parents supporting and enjoying seeing the progress in swimming their children have made. If children are unable to take part because of sickness a note is required.
Swimming sports for the senior school (Ages 8 +) will be held on Tuesday 28th February from 10am to 1.00pm. Starting with the 8 year old girls. Please ensure your child is ready for this event with named togs, towel, water bottle and we encourage a rash shirt. They also need to be adequately covered in sunscreen & be wearing their school hat. All parents/caregivers are welcome.
Registrations are still open for the 2017 Rotorua Mini Marathon. Once registered, children will receive an official Mini Marathon Passport in which they will track their progress while completing 40km of running (or walking) in the build up to the event. They then have the opportunity to complete the final 2.1km of their marathon on the actual Rotorua Marathon Course.
File Download: Mini_Marathon_Permission.pdf
If your child is interested in entering the Top School Team Competition held at Rotorua Intermediate School on Thursday 9 March from 4pm -6pm, please fill in the attached permission form and return to the school office by this Friday 24 February as entries are filling fast. Children can also pick up a permission form from the school office.
File Download: Top_School_2017.docx
This takes place on each alternate Monday afternoon and is taken by an interdenominational group, who have been approved by your school Board of Trustees. This group runs a fun and interactive programme called 'Cool Bananas'
A big thanks to Gordon Payne for donating a paddock of hay to our school PTA and a thanks to the Guyton, Marshall, Bates & Napier Family & Warwick Moyle for baling, stacking and transporting hay bales. The PTA are selling bales for $10 each, so if you are interested, let the school office know on 3323444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assemblies for the whole school are held every 2nd week now. Triathlon certificates will be handed out at next week's assembly on Friday 24th February. Junior assemblies will be held on alternate Friday's to the whole school assemblies. Today's assembly will be held in Room Miro.
Rooms Rata and Rimu would like to thank the following parents for helping with transport and supervision for our Kokako Bush Walk Mini Beast Hunt: Kylie Gaddum, Byron Horner, Warrick Rose, Diane Calder, Shelley Gifford, Ruth Crampton, Carl Hanna, Anna Burton, Amber Carr, Gaye France, Katinka Huender, Donna Webster and Kirsten Rockell.
Oliver and Hunter Weaver trialled and were selected for the BOP representative touch rugby Under 12's and Under 10's teams respectively.
Just a reminder that the Year 7 and 8 Immunisation Consent forms need to be returned by this Friday 24 February. If your child has had this immunisation already or you choose for no immunisation, could you still fill in the form advising of this. The first date for the immunisation of Year 7 Boostrix & Year 8 HPV 1 will be on the 15 March at 11.15am at school.
Issue 1 Lucky Book orders must be returned to school in an envelope, with your child’s name and Book Club clearly marked by Friday 24 February 2017. Please remember any payment by cheque should be made to Scholastic NZ not Kaharoa School. You can also order online at mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz
Well done to the children for challenging themselves against the course and each other in the School Triathlon last Friday. Special congratulations to Hannah Forsman for completing her challenging course in 5 mins and 23 sec. Thanks to parents for making time to deliver bikes, support your children and encourage your child to participate and give it a go. The results are as follows:
The University of New South Wales is offering your child an opportunity to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). The following subjects and costs are offered and entries must be received BEFORE Friday 17th March 2017).
File Download: ICAS_Entry_Form.docx
Principal - Warwick Moyle
B.O.T. Chairperson - Sarah Coatsworth
Kaharoa Road RD 6, Rotorua 3096
t: (07) 332 3444
f: (07) 332 3401
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