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!
Thank you very much to Judy Thompson from VIP Realty for running an Easter colouring-in competition for our junior classes. The children did a wonderful job getting their special pictures ready for Judy, who came in on Tuesday to judge the final results and award some very delicious and fluffy prizes! Judy is also offering her support by donating $500 to our school upon any referral that VIP Realty receives from our community. So please do keep her in mind, if you are intending to sell a property and mention Kaharoa!
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Well done to our Kaharoa Team who competed recently at the RATS Kids Duathlon held at MTB Waipa.
Congratulations to our Kaharoa Kokako Girls Futsal team for an impressive performance at the recent Bay of Plenty Secondary School Championships. They competed in the intermediate section, played five games (without a sub!) and took home the winners trophy! Congratulations girls, you can be very proud of your achievement!! Photo 1: Rotorua Futsal Teams Photo 2: Kaharoa Kokako Team celebrating the win
Room Rata would like to thank our FABULOUS camp parents who came to Lakes Ranch with us - Sam Paterson, Kylie Johnston, Tom Davies, Blair Hartley, Gary Back and Anna Weaver.
Last Wednesday the little eco-warriors in Room Kowhai went bush. We drove down to the Kokako Bush block and meandered down to the Onaia Stream where we had our morning tea. We were on the lookout for kokako but unfortunately we didn’t see any. However we did see robins, fantails, cool fungi, interesting insects and some amazing trees. Thanks to our wonderful parent helpers who assisted with transport and supervision. Thanks to Tim Day, Annadel Delacruz, Jaimie Schwarz, Magdalene Paul, Ruth Hobart, Lilly-Rose Featherstone, Andrea Batchelor and Anna Burton. Thanks to the generosity of the children we were able to donate $50 to the Kaharoa Kokako Trust.
Last year, we implemented a parent app called “@school”, that provided us with an additional channel of effective and timely communication with our families in an easy-to-access app on your phone. This app is directly linked to our student management system and will initially enable you to securely access personal information about your child (and advise us of any changes), receive school notices, inform us about absences, access information about your school account and access our website via a direct link.
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Congratulations to the following past pupils who are now Year 9 and 10 pupils at Western Heights High School.
Mad Poets Rotorua Society are proud to announce a new publication of Poems called “Te Reo Pohewa: Poems by Young Rotorua Writers.” Congratulations to our following students whose contributions were included: Fletcher Sefton, Wiremu Priest, Charlotte Cox, Dane Napier, Meg Short, Emily Downs, Farah Alaenia, Val Dean, Boh Gaddum.
A huge *congratulations* to the Kaharoa Futsal Team who won the Waiariki Girls Futsal Competition, finishing the season unbeaten!
Last week Room Kowhai, with the help of Mr Shoebridge, planted over 20 cabbage trees at school. These trees were kindly donated by Ruby Cox and her Mum and Dad, Annadel Delacruz and Noel Cox. We had lots of fun planting and helping our environment. Thanks to Ruby Cox and her family.
Are you aged 15-30 years? Become a Guardian of the Future by getting immunised against measles. Not only will you be protecting yourself against a disease that’s about 8 times more contagious than COVID-19, you’ll also be protecting your whānau, your community, and future generations from harm. Measles is a serious disease that can make you very sick. Not everyone aged 15 to 30 years was immunised as a child. But it’s easy and free to get immunised now. Protect the people you care about. Immunise to help stop the spread of measles. It’s free at GPs or participating pharmacies. Not sure if you’re immunised against measles? It’s okay to get immunised again. ProtectAgainstMeasles.org.nz
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Thank you to Matt Pethybridge for donating and delivering sand for our new long jump pit and for the sandpit. Greatly appreciated.
Last Thursday Room Rimu had a walk down through the bush on the Kokako Track to Onaia Stream. We were there to test the water flow, temperature, clarity, depth, streambed composition, gravel vs sediment, periphyton cover and invertebrates within a 10m section of the stream.
Congratulations to our year 5/6 team (Wade, Bashy, Nicholas and Raahi) for making it through to the semi-finals last Friday. They came second out of 11 teams and are now qualified to enter the finals this Friday, 30 October.
|30-05||Science in a Van|
|05-06||King's Birthday - No School Today|
|12-06||BOT Meeting (Term 2 Week 8)|
|14-06||Kaharoa School & Rural Inter-School Cross Country|
|20-06||BOP Cross Country Championships|
|27-06||Life Education Van Visiting|
|30-06||End of Term 2|
|17-07||Start of Term 3|
|15-08||Western Heights High School Orientation Day|
|22-08||Gardasil (HPV) Vaccination Clinic - Y8s|