Kōwhai (New Entrants)

Teacher: Leanne Hale

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Transition Programme

Our New Entrant Transition programme for children due to commence school runs fortnightly from 1.20 to 2.30pm on a Thursday afternoon. The first session in 2023 will be 9 February. Please email Leanne Hale at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you would like to attend these sessions.

Ran alongside the classroom programme in Room Kōwhai, children become familiar with the school environment, classroom routines and etiquette, as well as meet the other children who will be their classmates.

While children are involved with the teacher, our Principal or Deputy Principal may meet with parents. This is an opportunity for parents to be fully informed of the school’s expectations, current education philosophies and to ask questions.

Classroom visits just prior to starting school

Children can also have class visits prior to starting school from 8.50am–12.20pm. The children will become involved in the morning class programme. Please bring morning tea. You will be welcome to stay with your child, or leave them depending on your preference. Please arrange these visits with Mrs Hale once the Thursday afternoon session(s) have begun.


The Kaharoa School class stationery lists for 2023 are available online.

If you like to place your order with OfficeMax online, please go to www.myschool.co.nz, and you can request a delivery to your door.

Other charges

Please note the following charges that will be added to your child’s account:

  • Activity fee of $25.00/p.a. The purpose of the activity fee is to offset costs not normally covered by the Ministry of Education or grants. It helps to pay for recreational/cultural/extra-curricular activities that could otherwise not be offered and includes the Kahawrite magazine, visiting performers and programmes like Life Education; and
  • Subscription charge for Seesaw, of $7.00/p.a.

Structured Literacy in Years 1-3

Please click here to find out more about our approach to literacy and how you can support your child’s learning at home. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.