Kaharoa School August Update

posted: Mon, August 19, 2019

For those of you who might have missed it in the Ngongotaha News (the deadline came around too soon!), we have attached a little update from our school.

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Rugby Success

posted: Sun, August 18, 2019

Well done to Ty Jackson, Kobe Stranks-Rose, Hunter Weaver and Fletcher Sefton for winning for Ngongotaha the U12 final. All played well in a fast-paced game with lots of ball being distributed out to the wings from a strong forward effort. The play of the game was a pass on his 10-metre mark, just after half time, from Ty down the blindside to his wing who used his pace to score. Congratulations also to Rome Beazley whose U9 team won their final.

Beach Volleyball at Kaharoa School for Your Child

posted: Sat, August 17, 2019

The Kaharoa PTA is planning to build a Beach Volleyball/Petanque Court for use by the Kaharoa School and wider Kaharoa community.

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Spelling Bee Competition

posted: Fri, August 16, 2019

Congratulations to the children who represented Kaharoa School in the Spelling Bee. This was a tough competition with all children acquitting themselves well. The junior team of Cayden, Yiyang, Jessica and Ezra achieved second place after a close call when ashore was accepted over assure after the quizmaster hadn’t defined the word. Exciting stuff! Thank you to these children and Baylee, Elspeth, Fletcher, Jessica and Sulis for you ‘Can Do Kid - Give it a Go’ attitude.

A letter from our Board Chair

posted: Wed, August 07, 2019

​Please find attached a letter from Tony Thaugland, our Board Chair

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National Day of Support for Principals

posted: Wed, August 07, 2019

The teachers and support staff of Kaharoa School are joining their colleagues all over the country on Friday, 9 August, to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. And we need your support as we stand up for our principal, and all principals! Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support and while...

Congratulations to Past Pupil

posted: Mon, August 05, 2019

Congratulations to past pupil Zak Swift. BA - Bachelor of Arts, BCOM - Bachelor of Commerce

Our New Puppet Theatre

posted: Fri, August 02, 2019

We would like to say a huge Thank You to Rob Grant, Kiara Lee’s grandfather, who so kindly donated a beautiful, hand-made puppet theatre to our school. What a wonderful addition to Room Matai, which no doubt will provide many hours of fun and creative play for the children!

Kaharoa School Basketball Team

posted: Thu, August 01, 2019

​I enjoyed an exciting game of basketball last night at the Sportsdrome. The level of teamwork, skill, and determination shown by the children was exciting to see. This team was only formed this year and their hard work and effort have seen them improve massively. Thank you to Julian and Carol for coaching the boys. The boys have a great role model in Julian who would have been one of the most determined riders when riding professionally and showing such a commitment to his coaching responsibilities having only flown in from France yesterday. A great example for the boys to aspire to. MORE NEWS ADDED THIS WEEK BELOW

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Richie McCaw’s Signed Rugby Shirt

posted: Tue, July 30, 2019

A huge thank you goes to Kobe’s parents, Tania Stranks and Warrick Rose for the kind donation of Richie McCaw’s signed All Black rugby shirt to our school! The framed shirt is an absolute gem and currently on display at the Kokako Centre. It will be auctioned off at a suitable event in the not too distant future, so keep checking this space for an update on when and where this will happen.

Love Maths?

posted: Tue, July 30, 2019

Does your child need additional help, practice or extension in Maths? Maths tutoring is available for year 6, 7 and 9 students and will help them develop concept understanding and a love of Maths. Classes are run by a local, qualified teacher on Thursday evenings and are $30/hour

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Butterfly Creek

posted: Fri, July 19, 2019

Thank you to Butterfly Creek for hosting the Otter Enrichment children who were able to travel to Auckland. Sam, Wiremu, Kayla, Rosalie, Quinn, Rome, Madeline and Cody had a great day watching the Otter’s fully engage with their constructions and seeing all that Butterfly Creek had to offer. From crocodile feeding to personalised kiwi, tarantula and gecko talks as well as eel and shag feeding and much much more. Our thanks go out to John Dowsett the owner for allowing us free access and to past pupil Rebecca Moyle for suggesting the Otter Enrichment idea, organising the day’s activities and being our personal guide and host for the day.

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New Non-Emergency Police Telephone Number

posted: Mon, June 24, 2019

NZ Police recently launched a new non-emergency number, 105. This is to make it easier to get hold of Police in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have already happened’, which don’t require Police assistance immediately. It is free to call from all landline and mobile numbers.

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posted: Fri, June 14, 2019

Thank you to: Jude Burnett (RTLB) for: ——bringing out the resources and setting up the programme, ——tutoring our wonderful teacher aides, Sarah, Jackie, Heather and Mandy ——taking the initial lessons for the 6 groups of children (24 children in all) whom class teachers have nominated for Quick60 ——visiting each week for the 10-week programme Thank you to our parents who attended the Quick60 information afternoon that Jude kindly facilitated. It was wonderful to have so many parents attend. If you have any feedback from your children re this programme we would love you to share! If you have any queries re this programme please do not hesitate to contact me. Rose Powley

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Retractable Seating

posted: Fri, June 14, 2019

We are very pleased to inform you that the installation of the retractable seating in our Kokako Center is nearly completed. It will be a wonderful asset to our school for a variety of events, such as weekly assemblies, end-of-year production or the upcoming PTA movie night on 28 June (5.30pm - more details to follow).

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