Congratulations to the Kaharoa children who competed in the National Chess Tournament last weekend in Auckland, which saw 359 competitors from around the country. The results are as follows:
Well done to the following children who represented Kaharoa School at the Group day last week: Kyra Tissink, Ellie Hohneck, Charlotte Cox, Lucan Marino, Katrina Walshe, Cody Conwell, Jayden Healy and Jamellia Scott.
File Download: Group_day_ss_2018.xlsx
Well done to the children for participating in a winter sport for Term 2 & 3. The Winter Sports Prizegiving was held at our Friday assembly on the last day of last term. Again a big thanks to the parents and caregivers who volunteered their time to coach and manage these teams. We really appreciate it and the children certainly do.
Congratulations to Hamish Malcolm who got his golf handicap over the holidays. Hamish will go down in Kaharoa School history (111 years) as the first current pupil to have achieved this. No one will be able to take this achievement away from him. We look forward to following Hamish’s progress as he works to improve his handicap. The new challenge for future Kaharoa golfers will be achieving the status of youngest pupil to get a handicap. To do this they will need to be younger than 13 years 5 months.
The children had a great time at our first Kaharoa School Agrikids afternoon. We expect with a bit of tweaking this will become a regular part of our Lamb, Calf, Kid and Chicken Day event. A huge thank you to Jacqui English for organising the event on behalf of the PTA. Thank you also to Alistair Coatsworth, Brendon Conwell, Claire Austin, Tony Thaugland, Andy Gifford and Phil Rivers. Mr Thaugland also wanted me to thank his helpers – Elspeth, Casey and Olivia.
Our Kapai Kai Summer Menu starts next week (Menu attached). Orders are every Thursday lunch. Kapai Kai Order forms can be picked up from the school office or you can download the attached form. These forms MUST be handed into the school by Wednesday mornings - no late orders will be accepted.
File Download: summer_menu.pdf
File Download: kapai_kai_order_form.pdf
At the end of last term the classes were busy creating their masterpieces for our Art Exhibition which was held on the 25,26 & 27 September.
It was an exciting time on the last day of term when the whole school watched anxiously as Hugo Gaddum, Mr Moyle, Mrs Powley & Mr Shoebridge shaved their hair off to raise money for the Cancer Society. We have currently raised $4444.00 so come on let’s make the big $5000.00. You can Click here to go to the donate page now. If you cannot donate online, you can send the money in a named envelope to the school office and we will make sure it gets donated to the Cancer Society. We will close the page off next Friday 26th October and will let you know how much we raised. Again thanks so much to everyone for their support. Dig deep for such a great charity.
A most successful day was held on Tuesday with the weather playing its part. A large number of our children enjoyed having the opportunity to show their animals and share their husbandry knowledge.
Just a reminder that in Term 1 & 4, it is compulsory for all children to wear the Kaharoa School sun hat. These hats can be purchased from the school office at a price of $20. If you would like to buy a hat either pop into the office or email Heidi and she will fit a hat for your child and you can pay by cash or direct credit into the school bank account #12 3155 0189083 00.
Heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful parents who donated their time, energy and materials to make our Term 3 Electives so vibrant and exciting for our tamariki. To Melanie Davies, Kylie Day, Rachael McGarvie, Fiona Barber, Jacqui English, Whaea Ngahuia, Jasmin Jackon, Sonia Sampietro-Colom, Carole Dean, Mrs Gaddam, Mrs Vernon, Mr Shoebrige and all the teachers - the children in each of your electives had so much fun and learnt so much
On Tuesday evening 28 senior Kaharoa students competed in an annual Rotorua maths problem solving competition-Rotomaths.
Eleven Intermediate Kaharoa students were lucky enough to attend the AIMs games, representing Kaharoa School in the mixed 6 A-side hockey tournament and the boys multisport.
Earn cash for our school with PGG Wrightson Cash for Communities. Over the past 8 years the programme has raised more than $425,000 for New Zealand schools and community organisations with PGG Wrightson Cash for Communities. The 2018 programme is now underway, which could mean cash for our school.
Congratulations to the following children who received the Stepping Up Awards for their class in Term 3.
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|23-11||Homework Challenge Due Today|
|23-11||Friday Assembly - Whole School|
|29-11||Kowhai Overnight Trip|
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|12-12||Year 8 Prizegiving|
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