Kia ora Whanau Our last brief newsletter for this year. Thank you all for your on-going support for our tamariki and our kura. We have had a great year working together for our children throughout the year. We have shared many highlights that we can be proud of. [Read More...]
Rotokawa School Board of Trustees Chairperson Notice Kia ora Whanau, Invite to 10th December BOT meeting for new, interested 2019 BOT members As this year draws to a close I would like to plant a seed for being involved in the School Board of Trustees. Many of the current trustees will not be standing in the elections mid 2019 for the next 3 year term for the board. We are at an exciting time for the school. Next year we start with a new principal, have our ERO visit and have a new property funding round which has a special capital fund we can tap into for the first time. In short this is a huge opportunity if you have looked at our school with ideas of what we can do better,...
On Thursday 6th December the whole school will board buses for our annual school day out. Permission slips and Information notices are available on the Skool Loop App. Parents and preschoolers are welcome to join us. We plan to start with a short walk around the base track of Mount Maunganui (Mauao) from the Pilot Bay side to the warrior statue, if the weather permits. We will build sand castles and have a beach dig there. We will then return to the hot pools for swims, lunch and more swims. If the weather is not great we are still going but will be at the hot pools for the entire visit which we can shorten if required. Children will need a good sized lunch, water drink bottle and snacks...
File Download: Mount_Beach_Day_6th_December_2018.pdf
Kia ora whanau, we have a whole lot of clothing that we would love to give out to whanau. The clothing is in great condition and of all sizes from 5 years to 15 year olds. Please contact the office if you would like some of these items or go to the following facebook page Te Manawa Koha Rotorua.
Our Skids Holiday Programme is available for you to book in your children during the summer holidays. The programme looks like a lot of fun for the children.
File Download: Rotokawa_Summer_Skids_HP_18-19.pdf
You may like to train the children in something really different over the holiday break. Take a look at times and dates on their website for more details and contact Teaina Anderson to book in.
Last week our class climbed Mauao as part of their goal to meet the challenges in our local Bay of Plenty region. The boys are all a very fit crew who have achieved really well across 2018. We are very proud of them and all of our children.
The library is closing tomorrow for the end of year stock take. Please have a look around at home and return any library books or resource books you may find. Thanks
Kia ora whanau, please see draw for Wednesday 5th December below thanks. ***There will be no game for our Rotokawa Junior Mixed Yellow as they have a bye.
We are planning for our 2019 year. If you have a New Entrant child beginning school at the start of next year, we would love to start their transition mornings on Wednesdays 9am - 10:45 am in Room 4. Please phone the office 07 3456 129 and let us know. Any other children transitioning from other schools may like to spend a morning with us as well a bit later in the year also, so they start their year with a sense of belonging to Rotokawa School over the term break. They will be most welcome.
This term one of our sponsors, Pita Pit, has a great competition for one lucky Rotorua Child. Each order adds an entry to the competition. We thanks Pita Pit for their continued support each week for our sports teams Player of the Day. Our kids love to receive their certificate for playing hard and fair. Attached is the entry information and prize details which will make for a fantastic Summer Holiday for the family full of activities..
File Download: Term_4_Pita_Pit_Competition_10_2018.pdf
Wednesday the Royal Visitors are in town. If you plan to collect your children for part of the day, please let the teacher and office know thanks.
This week we would like to thank our Sponsors from Motion. Each week we celebrate our values focus for the week in our assembly. These children have been lucky draw winners and have been so pleased with their voucher to go to Motion. The children love to have the opportunity to win this prize each week. We love having our children know and use our school values daily in all of their work and play.
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
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!
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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