KAHAROA SCHOOL NEWS

Ka Pai Kai - Online Ordering

posted: Wed, June 23, 2021

Ordering delicious, wholesome lunches for your child has now become even easier! Ka Pai Kai Rotorua has included us in their online order system where you can place and pay for your order online.

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Period Products

posted: Wed, June 23, 2021

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


Kaharoa Kokako Trust News June 21

posted: Fri, June 11, 2021

Please see below for some health and safety information/warnings regarding the Kokako Block, and a request for help from willing volunteers for the next round of pest control activities.

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Mobile Phone Recycling

posted: Wed, May 26, 2021

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.

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DO YOU SHOP ONLINE? Fundraise for School with Reward Hub!

posted: Mon, May 17, 2021

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.

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Book Week!

posted: Thu, May 13, 2021

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.


Forest Harvesting - Kaharoa Road

posted: Mon, May 10, 2021

Dear Kaharoa Whanau, This is a quick notification about an upcoming harvesting operation in the Kaharoa Forest along Kaharoa Road. Attached is a letter outlining the details, however, the dates had changed slightly and the operation will only start tomorrow, Tuesday 11 May (to last around one month), with increased truck traffic to start next week. I have been assured that the contractors will do their best to avoid truck traffic during our ‘rush hours’ between 8-9am and 2.30-3.30pm.

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Read for a Feed Project Outcome

posted: Wed, April 28, 2021

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!

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CBOP Swimming Sports Results 2021

posted: Thu, April 15, 2021

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.

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Science Experiment: Rainbow Walking Water

posted: Wed, April 14, 2021

Here’s a science experiment you might like to try at home with your family over the school holidays. Your children will love the rainbow effect as the water “walks” through the cups! See below for the instructions and a demonstration.

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New School Principal

posted: Tue, April 13, 2021

Kia Ora Koutou Kaharoa Whanau, On behalf of the Kaharoa School Board of Trustees, I would like to confirm the position of our new principal has been appointed to Lynden Cook. Lynden is coming to Rotorua with his family from Hamilton Christian School where he was Assistant Principal. Lynden brings with him a wealth of knowledge, experience and a skill set that will be highly valued in our school and community. Lynden’s start day will be Tuesday 08 June, the day after Queen’s Birthday and we look forward to welcoming him. Nga mihi, Tony Thaugland - BOT Chairman


Structured Literacy in the Media

posted: Tue, April 13, 2021

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.


Rimu Camp Thank You 2021

posted: Tue, April 13, 2021

Room Rimu had a wonderful time on camp at Tui Ridge last week.

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Glass Bottles Wanted

posted: Sun, April 11, 2021

Needed by end of term 1 for next term’s recycled glass elective: Empty Bombay Sapphire Gin bottles and Sky Vodka bottles. Unwanted tempered glass (broken or panes). Please deliver to the office by Friday 16 April, or email celiag@kaharoa.school.nz to arrange collection.


Congratulations Greer!

posted: Thu, April 08, 2021

​Congratulations to Greer Bennett who recently won an art award in the Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards. Young people between 4-14 years of age were invited to create a piece of art in the theme ‘Te Taiao: Nature’ and submit it to the Tauranga Art Gallery. There were 250 children who were selected across the Bay of Plenty. Then two children from each age group received an award and $100. Greer was one of the award recipients for the 9-11 years age category. Well done Greer, what a beautiful artwork, we look forward to seeing more!

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