Kaharoa Keas is our New Entrant Transition programme for children due to commence school.
File Download: 2019_Kaharoa_Keas.pdf
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.
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.
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
As part of Keep NZ Beautiful week our junior children took part in our Emu Walk and picked up rubbish along Kaharoa and Kapukapu Roads. Well done to our Kaharoa kids and teachers and big thanks to the parents that helped.
Congratulations to the Year 4-7 children who sold their wares at the Market Day last week as part of their Homework Challenge. There were very creative & scrummy items for sale.
Rm Miro would love some clean milk bottle tops plus washed tin cans - (baked bean size-labels removed if possible).If you have any old washers, nuts and bolts they would be gratefully accepted too! Thank you to everyone who has brought in items so far.
Thank you to a wonderful group of year 7 & 8 girls who competed in the inter school gymnastics competition last Friday.
File Download: inter_gym.pdf
On Monday 27th August all our tongxuemen and laoshi were involved in 6 different workshops about ‘Discover China’. This morning was possible from generous funding from Asia: NZ Foundation and facilitated by Confucius Classroom Western Heights High School.
Forty four of our Kaharoa Commandos participated in the Junior Tough Guy Gal Challenge a Lakes Ranch last Wednesday morning. The weather was amazing and it was a great day enjoyed by all. Approximately 2000 children in total took part in this challenge from around the area and it now covers two days.
Gōng xǐ nǐmen! Meg, Ana, Finley, Jessica and Lucy - Yr 5 & 6; Amber, Sulis, Mila, Lucy and Katrina - Year 7; Aimee, Oliver, Phillipa, Joshua and Charlotte - Yr 8.
Thank you to the PTA for applying for funding for two new barbecues for use at school and to Four Winds Charitable Trust for the funding of these.
To help ensure the safety of your children the local police department have been asked to monitor speeds past our local buses. A reminder if you are passing a stationary school bus you must slow down to 20km per hour.
|White Plastic Bags||1 hour|
|1/2 Round or 1/4 Round Posts to Donate||1 hour|
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|27-05||Room Totara Class Trip to the Buried Village|
|29-05||Possible Strike Day (tbc)|
|01-06||Scrap Metal Drive Fundraiser|
|07-06||40 Hour Famine - 7-9 June|
|07-06||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|07-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2|
|14-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2|
|17-06||Mobile Library Service|
|21-06||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|21-06||Hockey Draw / Kaharoa 2 (time tbc)|
|22-06||KCA Mid-Winter Dinner|
|05-07||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|02-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|16-08||Friday Assembly (Whole School)|
|19-08||Life Education Trust 19 - 26 August|