Kia ora whanau, well it's come to the end of term 2 and what a big term it has been. The Rotokawa staff have been working hard throughout the term and I would personally like to thank each and every staff member for their efforts. I would also like to thank all of our whanau for your efforts and support throughout this busy term. We have some exciting learning coming up in term 3 which includes visits to many of our local iconic areas and many sports tournaments. On behalf of the Rotokawa School staff we hope you all have a fantastic holiday and enjoy your time with your kids. [Read More...]
Starting from the beginning of Term 3 Pita Pit is providing more options for your children to choose when ordering their lunch from Pita Pit. Roast Lamb and Grilled Steak have been added to the list of Main Meats and Proteins. Green Salad Mix, Red Slaw, Mushrooms, Corn, Green Capsicum and Quinoa Brown Rice have been added to the extensive list of Fillings. Smashed Avocado has been added in the Extra Fillings, with an additional charge of $1.50. It is real Avocado that we smash daily. We also want to help you to encourage your children to have more salads so we have reduced the price on the Extra Fillings from $0.50 to $0.30 per filling. We hope your children will try more fillings in their...
Our final assembly for the term saw - Room 5 perform their Superman Dance - Room 1 share their Matariki art and the story of Matariki - Room 10 girls performed a skit around our School Value Including Others - Principal Award - Awarded to Lexi Tulloch We also presented Matariki Awards which were based around the 9 Matariki stars. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Waitī is connected with all fresh water bodies and the food sources that are sustained by those waters. Tamaiti Waitī - Te Awatea Sherman for her connection to our fresh waterways. Te Awatea thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the Catfishing program. She enjoys catching, holding and caring for our...
This event is organised by Tatau Pounamu. Please contact Te Pae if you are interested!
On Wednesday rooms 8,9,10 & 11 were visited by the Rotorua Police K9 section who brought out two working dogs and a puppy to have a session which consisted of a short introduction, a talk about who they are and what they do and an obedience and bite work display. Feedback from the students was that they enjoyed seeing the puppy and the grown dogs, and they liked watching the dogs doing there work.
Breakfast club currently runs 5 mornings a week at the school from 8.15am -8.45am. Breakfast Club is open to all children and it is a great way for your children to keep warm and dry on these chillier mornings and is also a great social time for the children before they go to class. Please feel free to drop in and check it out in the mornings. Or better yet,, are you able to volunteer an hour a day,a week, or a month from 8am - 9am to help with set up, serving and clean up. Many hands make light work and if we have enough volunteers we can create a roster. Please see Whaea Kim in the office for more information and to sign up.
A big thank you to the whanau who came along and met with their tamariki's teachers. It was great to see so many families around the school. Stay tuned for the winners of the meat pack draw!!
Bring along your favourite set of wheels and your pokemon cards for the last day of term, Friday 5th July.
Earlier in the term we mentioned that Mrs Ranki would be having her winning short story writing published in the MINDFOOD Magazine. Here it is!!!! Well done Mrs Rankin!!! https://zbrankin.home.blog/a-green-dress/
Matariki represents the Maori New Year and to celebrate this year, the school is having a hangi in Term 3. 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 1 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,...
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