A letter from our Board Chair

posted: Wed, August 07, 2019

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

File Download: Letter_from_the_Board_Chair_Aug19.docx

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

Rotorua Boys High Open Day

posted: Mon, August 05, 2019

​If your son is interested in enrolling at Rotorua Boys High School for 2020, there are a number of dates that might be of interest to you.

File Download: RBHS_-_Open_Day_Letter_2019.pdf

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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!

Yoga Classes At Kaharoa School

posted: Thu, August 01, 2019

Tutor: Jenny Lux, IYTA (NZ) Dip. Where: Kokako Centre When: Thursdays 7pm to 8.30pm, 7 weeks from 15 August to 26 September 2019 Cost: $70 for Term 3 - 7 weeks (casual attendance $15 per lesson) Contact details: jenny.k.lux@gmail.com, 021 246 9526 What: Gentle hatha yoga, suitable for beginners. Yoga postures, breath work, relaxation and meditation. Focus on well-being, self study and our connection with all that exists. PLEASE B.Y.O. YOGA MAT & A BLANKET (THESE ARE NOT PROVIDED)

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Operation Christmas Child

posted: Thu, August 01, 2019

Kaharoa School has been involved with this project for a number of years. A lovely way for our kura and community to ‘pay it forward’. For those children in the islands and poverty-stricken countries receiving a ‘Christmas Shoebox’ may be the only gift they ever receive.

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RDA Gingerbread Horse Campaign

posted: Thu, August 01, 2019

Gingerbread Horse is a community led fundraising campaign which asks people to bake, decorate and sell tasty Gingerbread Horse biscuits in support of your local Riding for the Disabled. The campaign begins on the 1st of August and runs for the month. Registration is now open, so please support the Rotorua RDA and sign up for this great initiative. For further information - please follow this link: https://www.rda.org.nz/voluntee…/gingerbread-horse-challenge

File Download: Gingerbread_Poster.pdf

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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Kokako Trust Winter News

posted: Tue, June 25, 2019

​Please find attached an update and some very interesting news from the Kaharoa Kokako Trust in the attached winter newsletter. Also note that their monthly workday is coming up this Saturday, 29 June. If you like to lend a helping hand or are interested in assisting in any other way, please click here.

File Download: KKT_winter_Newsletter_2019.pdf

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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