KAHAROA SCHOOL NEWS

Room Rata’s Learning about Flight

posted: Tue, July 06, 2021

Last Thursday, Room Rata spent the day at the Classic Flyers Aviation Museum in Mount Maunganui. It was an awesome experience and allowed the children to see real life and replica planes that we have learnt about whilst studying Jean Batten. We had rides on a vintage fire engine, walked through a World War 2 Catalina and sat in the pilot seat of a Victa Airtourer T-3A! If you’re ever in Mount Maunganui with some spare time, check it out!

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Room Miro’s Catfishing Adventures

posted: Tue, July 06, 2021

Room Miro has been offered a wonderful opportunity to take part in some volunteer work to monitor and reduce numbers of Catfish in our lakes.

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Inter-School Cross Country Champs

posted: Mon, July 05, 2021

Congratulations to all our competitors on your wonderful achievement and we hope you enjoyed participating in the competition! Special mention to Rome Beazley who came 1st in the 9 year old boys, fantastic job Rome! If you would like to see him cross the line in first place, please see our Facebook page for the video. See below for some photos of our competitors.

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Lakes DHB - Community Oral Health Service

posted: Fri, July 02, 2021

Our Community Oral Health Service will be visiting school next week to provide flouride treatment to those children who are enrolled and whose parents/caregivers have indicated their consent. Recent communications from the service has advised that they are going through a challenging time with an increase in patients needing to be seen following the COVID lockdown. This situation will result in delays in visits to some schools in the area however, all schools will be visited. If your child needs attention at any time, an appointment can be requested at any of the fixed or mobile clinics that best suit you by phoning 0800 525 378, text 027 578 0275 or email teeth@lakesdhb.govt.nz.


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


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.


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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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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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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Thank you to Judy Thompson of VIP Realty…

posted: Thu, April 01, 2021

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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Congratulations to our RATS Duathlon Team

posted: Mon, March 22, 2021

Well done to our Kaharoa Team who competed recently at the RATS Kids Duathlon held at MTB Waipa.

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