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:
Congratulations to the students that made our Rippa Rugby teams for the World Cup next week. These will be played on Wednesday 5th June at Westbrook fields.
Our school cross country event will be held next Thursday 6th June. Cross country will start at 11:00am. Please come along and support your tamariki on this day. We will also be doing a sausage sizzle for $2 each. If there are any parents that would like to help with the cooking, please let us know.
This year we have introduced a Principal Award that is issued out at each assembly. The Principal Award will be given out to one student a week who has continually shown the school values and has shown leadership values amongst their peers. At the end of each term, all recipients of this award will be treated with a day out with Matua Regan. He will cook them breakfast at school and take them on a day trip to do some type of cool activity for their efforts. The recipient of the Week 4 Principal Award was Winston.
Help us win some sports gear by collecting the individual Yummy apple stickers and Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) so we can get a share of the $200,000 free sports gear prize pool.
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.
The 2019 school donation remains the same as it has for the last couple of years. $50.00 1st child, $40.00 2nd child and $30.00 3rd child. Donations are tax deductible and all money will be put towards the school pool. The photocopy fee covers school work on paper hand-outs used regularly in the classroom. All direct credit payments can be made to the school account - please note child's name and FEES in particulars. Rotokawa School BOT. ASB 12 3155 0183896 00
Thank you to Whaea Sue who has implemented a new way of teaching and learning our school values. These are taught on a daily basis at 9:00am across the school. This helps reinforce our values and is a constant reminder for our tamariki to use our school values of: Have fun, Include others, Be Respectful, Be Safe and Responsible and Be Truthful.