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STREP THROAT INFORMATION:

Posted on 19 May 2017

Please be aware that we have had two families contact us this week informing us that their children had contracted strep throat.

Strep throat is an infection with Group A Streptococcus Bacteria which causes a sore throat. Infection can also cause a fever, swollen lymph glands, and a rash also known as scarlet fever in rare cases. The infection is a trigger in some cases of rheumatic fever and the kidney disorder. Strep throat is a very common condition and easily caught.

Signs and symptoms are:
- Sore throat
- Swollen or tender glands in the neck
- Swollen tonsils
- You may see yellow or white dots of pus in the back
of the throat
- Difficulty swallowing and loss of appetite
- Fever
- Headache
- Possible red rash on the body with small spots
particularly in skin creases and under arms
- Babies may go off feeding and have a discharge from
their nose as well as a fever.

Treatment:

Your child needs to see the doctor. Early intervention is really important.
A throat swab will be taken to confirm whether or not it is strep throat
A course of antibiotics will usually be prescribed normally of 10 days’ duration.
If given antibiotics, ensure your child completes the full course so that the strep infection does not return.
If your child is suffering repeated strep throat, it may need further investigation.

Stay healthy everyone!

 

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2017-18 Enrolments

Posted on 19 May 2017

We are currently in the process of planning for the 2018 school year and need to know if any of our families already enrolled at Horotiu School have younger siblings due to start this year or next.

We ask that if you have a child due to turn five years-old this year or next, please advise us as soon as possible to ensure their name is on our list, and request an enrolment form from the office to confirm their starting dates etc.

Horotiu School also have a small number of out-of-zone enrolment spaces available for learners in some areas of the school.

If you need an enrolment form, and are interested or would like more information, please email office@horotiu.school.nz.

If you have any other questions, email principal@horotiu.school.nz or contact Leo on
07 8299892.

Ngaa mihi

 

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Thanks for Your Support!

Posted on 19 May 2017

 

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2017-2018 Horotiu School Enrolments

Posted on 26 April 2017

Horotiu School have a small number of out-of-zone enrolment spaces available for learners in Years 1-8.

If you are interested or would like more information, please email office@horotiu.school.nz and request an enrolment pack. If you have any other questions, email principal@horotiu.school.nz or contact Leo on 07 8299892.

Likewise for our families already enrolled at Horotiu School who have younger siblings due to start this year or next, please advise us as soon as possible to ensure their name is on our list. 

Ngaa mihi

 

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Alisha and Alyssa explain...

Posted on 14 April 2017

"Ki te kotahi te kaakaho ka whati, ki te kaapuia e kore e whati’’ "When reeds stand-alone they are vulnerable, but together they are unbreakable." ~ Naa Kiingi Taawhiao

 

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Happy Retirement Mrs Robcke!

Posted on 14 April 2017

Today we congratulate and thank Dinah Robcke on dedicating 38 years and three months to Horotiu School as Office receptionist.

She has worn many hats in her time here as parent, nurse, camp chef, listening ear, sounding board, taxi driver... and the list goes on.  She has always been professional and discreet regardless of her role and most of all, she has been a caring friend and colleague. 

Dinah has so often been the first face that people meet on coming to our school and today we farewelled her as she vacated her seat and headed off into the exciting chapter of retirement.  

We wish Dinah all the best for her future adventures with family and friends.  We know she will forever be valued as a special staff member and important part of Horotiu School's history.

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Thanks everyone!

Posted on 14 April 2017

Batten down the hatches everyone. Take care of each other, dodge the raindrops where you can, enjoy your families and check on your neighbours. Thanks for your support throughout this very busy term. We will see you back in two weeks. Have a safe and happy holiday break. Take care.

 

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Easter Raffle Winners

Posted on 14 April 2017

Congratulations to Vincent from Kotahi who won 1st Prize in our awesome Easter Raffle! Second prize went to our very own teacher-aide Patsy! Both winners were super-stoked with their early Easter goodies. Thank you to everyone for supporting our camp fundraiser. We raised $200.


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School Breakfast Reward

Posted on 14 April 2017

Full tummies and lots of fun.


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HOROTIU SCHOOL GALA IS ON!

Posted on 11 March 2017

Hi everyone!

Just an update on the Gala Day.

Regardless of the weather we ARE going ahead as plannedtomorrow from 9am-1pm. Please get the word out there to ourwhaanau and community so that we can ensure the day is still asuccess.

Some wet weather is on the forecast so it may mean bringingumbrellas, boots and raincoats. Plans are being made to use theclassroom spaces in the case of rain etc, but if you have anyshelter/gazebos that may also be of use, please bring them alongtomorrow.

Let's show just how much spirit, teamwork and resilience we havehere at Horotiu School - even in the challenge of wet weather. Ourkids and their Library are worth every effort!

"Ki te kotahi te kaakaho ka whati, ki te kaapuia e kore e whati’’
"When reeds stand alone they are vulnerable, but together theyare unbreakable."
- Naa Kiingi Taawhiao 

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