Kia ora whanau, it has been a really busy couple of weeks within our school. Assessment and Reports for teachers, a new Office Administrator, a new Board of Trustees, our staffroom upgrade and on top of all this, the weather has struck a lot of staff and students down with illness. [Read More...]
Matariki represents the Maori New Year and to celebrate this year, the school is havingg a hangi on Thursday 4th July at 12.30pm. Any and all donations are gratefully appreciated, A notice has gone home with further details.
Congratulations to all students who represented our school at the central cluster cross country event. A special congratulation goes out to Mario Alves who will represent our school on Tuesday 25th of June at the Bay of Plenty Cluster Cross Country event. Thank you to all parents who came to our school event, it was good to see so many whanau supporting the tamariki of Rotokawa School.
On Wednesday 3rd July, we will be having our Mid-year Reporting to Parent meetings from 12.30 p.m. These meetings allow both parents and teachers to meet together to discuss the Mid-Year Reports which will be sent out this Friday 28th June. All parents that attend their parent interview will go into the draw to win a meat pack. There will be 2 draws. It will be a big help if parents make arrangements to pick their child(ren) up from school at 12.00pm on this day. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
As some of you may have known, there was some asbestos material found in our school. This notice is to inform all parents that we have followed all procedures to ensure the safety of all our students and that our school is cleared of all asbestos material.
Congratulations to Kim Charity who recently won the position of Office Administrator for Rotokawa School. Kim comes from a very experienced background in office administration and accounting and we are all looking forward to working with her in our team. Please pop into the office and introduce yourself to Kim in the near future!
Congratulations to the following parents who were voted onto our Board of Trustees by you the whanau.
Room 2 students and teachers have been looking into Respecting our environment through the concept, ‘Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au – I am the land and the land is me.’ In order to protect our native plants and animals, we planned, wrote about and created tracking tunnels that we have been monitoring. The results on the tracking cards have been quite astonishing! The results have created a lot of discussions around what we all notice and therefore think. We have also written persuasive writing to the rest of the school to encourage them to leave our tracking tunnels alone. Along with compromise, decision making, team work, articulation, discussion, problem solving and planning,...
Room 8 Art linking in with our concept ‘Whakamana’. We have been learning about the impacts that plastic can have on the ocean and the sea creatures that live there. We represented the ocean with the pastel and sketched our sea creature of choice.
We are already halfway through Term 2. This term we have been struck with many illnesses. Please ensure to let us know if your child is going to be away.
Last Wednesday was the Mega Strike which involved all member of NZEI and PPTA. Thank you for supporting our teachers through this tough time as their job can be very demanding and we are trying to get the government to understand these demands. This Thursday, Education Minister Chris Hipkins will host a forum with the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa, Post Primary Teachers' Association (PPTA) and the Ministry of Education with a view to ending the collective agreement standoffs on Thursday.We hope they hear and listen to our voices!
Over the next 6 weeks, the staff room area will be receiving an upgrade. This upgrade will not only benefit the children as it will provide another learning space which can be utilised, but will also provide an inviting space for staff and visitors.
Last Friday, we had a special assembly for the Signing of Te Tatau Pounamu - The Memorandum of Understanding between Ngāti Uenukukōpako Hapū abd Rotokawa School. The purpose of this signing was to formalise the commitment of the parties to work in partnership to cement the relationship between Rotokawa School and Mana Whenua of the rohe upon which the school sits.
Our tamariki have been working hard practicing for Cross Country this Thursday.
Are you concerned about your child’s speech? Is your child’s speech hard to understand? Would you like to know what you can do to support your child’s speech at home? Is your child still learning some speech sounds?
You can now vote for the person you would like to be on the Rotokawa School Board of Trustees. There is a locked box for your vote in the school office. Voting closes next Friday 7th June. Nominations have now closed and congratulations to the following 9 nominees:
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