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Welcome to 2018!

Posted on 8 January 2018

Just a few reminders...

We hope you had a happy and safe Christmas, managed to avoid the stormy weather of late and are continuing to enjoy a relaxing holiday break with your family. 

We would just like to take a moment to remind you of our beginning date for students : Wednesday 31st January.  We also have some spaces available in various levels of the school for new enrolments.  If you or a family you know of wish to apply, please forward your details to principal@horotiu.school.nz. 

We also ask that parents order school stationery this year through www.theschoolstore.co.nz so that students can start from the first day of Term 1 with the correct stationery all set to go. 

Please go to the website, select your child's class, provide your delivery address and complete your payment and order.  

Please ensure you receive a confirmation email afterwards.  If you don't, please contact Waikato Office Products Depot immediately.    

Alternately, phone orders can be placed 07 850 5022 or via email on sales@opdepot.com.  

Once done, you can get right back to enjoying time together in the sunshine.  Thanks in advance. We look forward to our first term of 2018 together.  

Kind regards
Horotiu School Staff

 

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Enrolments for 2018

Posted on 20 December 2017

Horotiu School has some spaces available in various levels of the school for new enrolments.  If you or a family you know of wish to apply, please forward your details to principal@horotiu.school.nz. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Everyone!

Posted on 15 December 2017

The Staff, BoT and Students of Horotiu School wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year ahead. 

Travel safely, spread kindness and enjoy time with family and friends!  

See you in 2018 (if not at the beach before)!  

 

Term 1: 31 January - 13 April      

(Teacher Only Day: Tuesday 30 January.  Students start Wednesday 31 January)

Term 2: 30 April - 6 July

Term 3: 23 July - 28 Sept

Term 4:15 Oct - 20 Dec  (to be confirmed)


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We Did It!

Posted on 18 November 2017

Thank you to all the staff and parents who attended our Senior Camp and helped to make it

possible. What an AWESOME experience and success it was! 


A HUGE thank you also to all of you in our wider school community who brought chocolates, sold and bought sausage sizzles, attended the Drive-In Movie and got behind the Year 7 & 8 students this year in our pursuit to raise funds for camp. Your support was awesome and and was greatly appreciated by our Kotahi team.


Congratulations to our Senior students on a hugely-challenging and successful camp! You made it all worth the while. 

  

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Te Awa's Perry Bridge Opening - Thursday 2nd November 2017!

Posted on 22 September 2017

Mark it in your diaries!

This is the date that the long-awaited Perry Bridge will be opened and our 'Kotahi' mosaic will be unveiled as part of the cycleway.  This will provide our community and other cyclists the opportunity to enjoy the Waikato Awa and our local landscape in all its glory.

We hope to have our Elite Kapa Haka group performing alongside Ngaruawahia High School's group as part of the opening event.

Watch this space as details are finalised. 

Exciting times ahead! 

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Thanks for Supporting Kotahi's Drive-In Movie!

Posted on 22 September 2017

Thank you to all our Drive-In Movie attendees. What an awesome way to end the week!

We saw some AMAZING cars, jeeps, tanks, ice-cream trucks, convertibles, and the list goes on. We also some suitably comfortable vehicles which were planned perfectly for Friday afternoon at the movies. 

There was obviously a lot of family bonding time going on during the week with parents having just as much as fun as the kids. 

Pizza, ice cream sundaes and juice went down well as did the movie 'Jumanji'. 

We would really like to thank the staff and parents who stayed after school to help with supervision, catering and waitressing. Also to the Ramsay family for the loan of their fairy lights. 

Kotahi kids are really grateful for everyone's support in helping them get to camp. Have a great weekend everyone (perhaps if there's any duct tape left in the Waikato you could make a few more vehicles and enjoy your own drive-in at home with whaanau if it's wet.)

Safe travels. See you Monday!
  

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Arts Inquiry Exhibition Evening

Posted on 22 September 2017

Thursday 28th September 2017, 6.30pm

As you will be aware, our students have been involved in 'tasting'  various aspects of the Arts throughout the term, with a more focused inquiry into their chosen area in recent weeks.   Students have been involved in Drama, Print-making, Musical Junk , Line-dancing, Tamaiti o le Pasifika (dance), Wearable Arts, Clay Modelling  and Painting.

As part of this learning, students are working towards an exhibition evening to showcase their learning and to share and present their new-found skills and outcomes.    

This exhibition will be held on Thursday 28th September, beginning at 6.30pm in the Hall and is expected to finish by 8pm.  There will be presentations and performances on-stage in the Hall, as well as an opportunity to wander and view the static art pieces that our students have completed.  If your child is involved in a live performance or presentation, it is important that they attend.  In the event that your child is not able to attend, it would be appreciated if you could let staff know this week. 

All whaanau and students are invited to attend.  We would love you to come along and acknowledge the learning, processes, skills and the effort that the students have put in throughout the term.

This is set to be one of our biggest and most exciting nights of the year!  We really hope you'll join us.

 

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WESTERN RURAL KAPA HAKA FESTIVAL

Posted on 21 September 2017

~ A Huge Success!

Congratulations to our Elite Kapa Haka group and support team on an outstanding performance today at Waingaro Marae with our cluster of schools! 

Our students were confident, excited and were extremely proud yet humble, and quickly shook off any nerves about performing first. They were followed by some fantastic performances by all the other schools. Every year this event grows and so does the strength within each of the groups. 

The trip began with a trail of cars following the bus - filled with supporters and whaanau. This support continued onto the marae and throughout the day and event. Thank you to those who could attend, and also to those who supported us from afar - including Mr Spaans who was sending us messages from his conference in Queenstown!

The afternoon finished with Te Kowhai School accepting the mauri stone and responsibility for organising next year's festival. 

We couldn't be prouder! Together you shone!
 
He mihi mui teenei kia koutou katoa, ngaa whaanau, i haere mai ki te tautoko ngaa tamariki ki runga i te kaupapa o te raa.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laying out the Astroturf

Posted on 5 September 2017

We are very excited to see the development of the Astroturf on our court. Exciting days ahead!

 

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The Crinkum-Crankum Trees

Posted on 2 September 2017

Generation after generation have enjoyed these trees. Today, it's still one of the kids' favourite places to hang out.

 

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