Term 2 2017

Congratulations to the children and staff for a most productive first term of learning and events. Some highlights for me have been

  • spending some time at each of the four camps with our Year 4 to 8 children. All of these camps were well planned by teachers, children were suitably challenged and as is always the case, well supported by our parent helpers. The children at all camps were a credit to themselves, their school and their families. The quality of behaviour adds to Kaharoa School’s strong reputation.
  • having teachers from Marotiri School visit for a morning to learn from our teachers and look at areas of good practice. Kaharoa School was recommended to them by a Learning and Assessment facilitator from Waikato University as a school with strong teaching practice leading to effective learning. This visit was also an opportunity for us to reflect on our practice.
  • a most successful Rural Schools’ Swimming Sports.
  • baby George Butterworth coming in to Kaharoa School to work alongside his parents and instructor, Sarah Noel, to teach our children about empathy, caring relationships, effective communication and neurodevelopment.
  • seeing our ‘Kea’ preschool children excitedly arriving at school each Thursday with their parents and family members.
  • seeing our year 8 children applying themselves to leading by example.

  • As we move into Term 2 we look forward to a number of significant and exciting events.
  • the opening of our Intermediate Block .
  • all the winter sports codes starting
  • electives later in the term for our Room Matai to Totara children
  • the start of lunchtime band practises with Jared Stevenson - thank you to Melanie Davies for organising this
  • hosting the Bay of Plenty Cross Country. We are most grateful to the Walshe, Bridge and Zenker families for allowing us to use their properties for this event.
  • the Life Education Trust caravan at the end of the term.an evening for children to share their science learning with parents in Week 5
    A strength of our small rural school is the support we receive from parents and our community. The school looks forward to this ongoing support in Term 2 and beyond.