Happy New Year Kaharoa School Community! We are looking forward to having students back on Tuesday 31st of January 2023. The team and I are getting prepared for 2023 and looking forward to all the opportunities for our students to learn, explore, and grow this year. The school office is open from 8:30 until 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please get in touch with any questions you may have. Lynden Cook, Principal [Read More...]
Please find below the latest newsletter from our PTA (8 December). Please have a browse through to see current and upcoming events and fundraising initiatives to see what’s on offer and if you are able to help.
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This year Room Kowhai made ruru boxes to help protect and house our native owl from predators. We would like to thank the Batchelor family for their kind donation of timber to build these and also Mr Alex Hartley for helping the students in Room Kowhai build them.
A big THANK YOU to Bunnings Rotorua for their donation of 50 bags of potting mix! This will be used to fill our vegetable gardens.
File Download: Bunnings.pdf
Annette from St Johns visited school this week. She dropped into each class and ran an age-based first aid session. Here is a note and some photos from Room Matai about their visit from Annette.
Last Thursday, Room Rata spent the day at the Classic Flyers Aviation Museum in Mount Maunganui. It was an awesome experience and allowed the children to see real life and replica planes that we have learnt about whilst studying Jean Batten. We had rides on a vintage fire engine, walked through a World War 2 Catalina and sat in the pilot seat of a Victa Airtourer T-3A! If you’re ever in Mount Maunganui with some spare time, check it out!
Room Miro has been offered a wonderful opportunity to take part in some volunteer work to monitor and reduce numbers of Catfish in our lakes.
Congratulations to all our competitors on your wonderful achievement and we hope you enjoyed participating in the competition! Special mention to Rome Beazley who came 1st in the 9 year old boys, fantastic job Rome! If you would like to see him cross the line in first place, please see our Facebook page for the video. See below for some photos of our competitors.
Our Community Oral Health Service will be visiting school next week to provide flouride treatment to those children who are enrolled and whose parents/caregivers have indicated their consent. Recent communications from the service has advised that they are going through a challenging time with an increase in patients needing to be seen following the COVID lockdown. This situation will result in delays in visits to some schools in the area however, all schools will be visited. If your child needs attention at any time, an appointment can be requested at any of the fixed or mobile clinics that best suit you by phoning 0800 525 378, text 027 578 0275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaharoa School has signed up to receive period products from the Ministry of Education. These will be made available to our students who require them, free of charge. For more details please see the attached information sheet.
File Download: Period_Products_in_Schools_MOE.pdf
If you have any unwanted mobile phones, please bring them to school and drop them in the collection box in the office for recycling. Phones collected help reduce waste sent to landfills, save valuable materials and energy and help look after New Zealand’s waterways. Did you know that after rainfall 69% of New Zealand’s rivers are deemed unsafe for swimming due to contamination? with statistics like this The Mobile Phone Appeal is excited to partner with Sustainable Coastlines as the chosen beneficiary for the appeal.
Kia ora Kaharoa Whanau… we have some exciting news! We have just joined Rewardhub. This is a website where more than 100 leading brands will reward our school with donations, at no extra cost to you, when you shop online and are signed up to support us.
File Download: Rewardhub_Info.pdf
Last week was Book Week. We started the week with a visit from the popular New Zealand author of the Dragon Brothers and Dragon Defenders book series, James Russell. Mr Russell gave a talk to both the junior and senior teams then very kindly ran two writing workshops with some of our keen writers. We would like to acknowledge his donation of two of his books to our school library which are proving very popular. Thank you to the Room Totara display team (Mya, Farah, Jade and Melissa) who set up the library with a dragon-themed display in anticipation of Mr Russell’s visit. We finished the week with a fancy dress day - dress as your favourite book character.
A project update from Finley English, Founder of the Read for a Feed project: Hi Everyone! Thank you all so much for your support towards my project. With your help, I was able to put together $200 to donate to the Salvation Army!
File Download: RFAF_Project_complete_public_poster.pdf
Our qualifying swimmers took part in the annual CBOP Swimming Sports event at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre on Wednesday, 14 April. This event caters for experienced and novice swimmers, with the four swim strokes included across the range of events.
File Download: CBOP_Swimming_Sports_Results_2021_v2.pdf
The New Zealand Herald published the below article in November last year. It gives a good overview of the Structured Literacy programme’s benefits and differences, and the NZ situation. We encourage our Kaharoa Whanau to have a read (approx 3-5 minutes). Schools footing the bill to teach teachers new literacy approach. New Zealand Herald, 20 November 2020.
|31-01||First Day of Term 1|
|02-02||First PTA Meeting of the Year|
|02-02||Whanau tukake te kaiako (Family Meet the Teacher)|
|03-02||KCA (Kaharoa Community Association) - Friday Social|
|03-02||Y6-8 Blue Lake Trip|
|06-02||Waitangi Day (No School Today)|
|09-02||Family Fun Evening|
|13-02||BOT Meeting (Term 1 Week 3)|
|14-02||Gardasil (HPV) & Boostrix Education Session (Y7/8 students)|
|21-02||Super Smash Cricket (Y4-8)|
|03-03||Rural Inter-school Swimming Sports|
|06-03||Gardasil (HPV) and Boostrix Vaccination Clinic|
|16-03||Y4/5 Camp / Lakes Ranch|
|20-03||BOT Meeting (Term 1 Week 8)|
|29-03||Y6-8 Camp / Tui Ridge|
|05-04||CBOP Swimming Sports|
|06-04||Last Day of Term 1|
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