Kia ora whānau Welcome to Term 4 and a busy term of learning and community fun. This is a short newsletter today with more to come next week. Our website is not up and is being investigated. Our Year 5 & 6 children are underway with camp preparations for Lake Okataina camp starting on the 19th November. Please reference any bank payments with your child’s name and ‘Camp’ for ease of identifying in the office. [Read More...]
During the year we have been very lucky to have had our local Te Roro o Te Rangi Iwi group, Acceler8, working with some of our students. They have been busy building trolleys for our PE Shed. All of the school will benefit as the children can take these out to play on at lunch time. The boys did all of the work and could tell us about their safe use of power tools, paint colour selection and working together to achieve. They have diaries explaining each step they took to succeed. We are very grateful for the volunteer work of Ralph Mosen and the team. Let the derbies begin!
Our Term 4 Disco and Fireworks Night is going to be held on Friday 9th November 4:30pm to 6:30pm. We would love to see as many of you and your children along as the Year 6 children will be raising funds for the End of Year Graduation trip up to the top of Mt Tarawera. Details are on the poster created by Moana-Rose and her team of organisers.
File Download: Fireworks_Disco_Poster.pdf
Last week we had two teams compete in the Rotomaths competition. They were keen thinkers and problem solvers. We were unable to gain a placing but feel proud as we compete in the Big School group and hold our own pretty well. Congratulations to the Warren whanau. Parents have maths questions and challenges as a separate competition and the Warren family were the winners of that section on the night. Try your luck with the following problem. A mother always arrives at the school gates at three o'clock sharp to pick up her child and drive her home. One day, school finished at 10 minutes to 3, so the child started walking home. She was met and picked up by her mother on the way, and arrived...
We have had a huge term of teams competing in Hockey, Netball, and Mini Ball. The children are only able to take part due to your commitment to get them to the games and practices each week. Thank you especially to our coaches and managers that made it every week for all of the kids. You are awesome! Our Senior Mini Ball team was so well coached they took out the winning spot for the season. Well done team! We are very proud of you all.
Today we had all of our Year 5 and 6 children with a few keen Year 4 children to make up team numbers out at Winter Sports Day. They took part in Netball, Mini ball, Hockey, Soccer and Rugby. We managed to field more than one team in many of the sports codes. These sport days allow all of the children to take part and enjoy the fun of team sports. Thanks to all of the kids for getting out there and giving it a go! No results are in as yet. It was particularly cold out there so it was a real winter sports experience for them all.
The children have been working hard on a range of art creations for our annual fundraising Art on the Porch. The Art work is for sale for $5.00 each (or a larger donation is welcome of course). Funds raised are going towards our swimming pool activities and running costs this year. Every child at our school benefits from this donation. There are also sausages and icecreams or Juicies available for purchase while you are here. Thank you to our Local Mad Butcher Todd Hughes for your ongoing support for our school. Parents and caregivers - thank you in advance for your support of your children and their learning..
The Rotokawa Board of Trustees has completed the appointment process for our replacement Principal in Term 1 2019. They congratulated Mr Regan Williams on winning the position on Monday morning. Mr Williams will start the 2019 year off for our school. Attached is the BOT letter sent out with all children on Monday afternoon for your information.
File Download: Principal_Announcement_24Sept18.pdf
Congratulations to these three top hockey players, Seren, Keirah and Ethan. They have made it into the representative Bay of Plenty team and the development squad this year. Thanks to Duane Partelow for the great coaching of our team during the winter which I am sure has honed the players skills for this big step into the representative world. They have a great future ahead of them.
All Hockey and Netball unforms are due back to the school now. Please send them in with your children to put in the box in the office. Thanks
Online payments made easy. If you need to make a payment to the school, regarding your child's trips or camps, please reference it with their name and the reason for the payment thank you. The account name and number ASB Bank Rotokawa Board of Trustees. Acc number: 12-3155-0183896-00. If you know of anyone purchasing a property and setting up a mortgage with ASB, simply mentioning Rotokawa School leads to us receiving $500 worth of sponsorship. We would appreciate you letting friends and whanau know about this opportunity. Every little bit helps us out.
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