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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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LIVE ON AIR!

Posted on 16 August 2017

Horotiu's Radio Stations has been launched today and is live on air! Congratulations to the Media Team and Mr Wright on getting this up and running. Tune into 107.2 FM to hear from the school carpark and local vicinity. We hope to expand the distance sometime in the future.

 

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Arts Inquiry - A Huge Hit at Horotiu School!

Posted on 11 August 2017

Every Thursday and Friday afternoon our school community divides into groups and moves to an Arts 'taster' session. These have proved to be very successful, and there is a lot of learning and fun in drama, music, dance and the visual arts.

  

 

 

 

 

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Shorts and Wigs on Wednesday!

Posted on 16 June 2017

Help us support these worthy charities!

SPARE A DOLLAR FOR CHARITY?

Next Wednesday 21 June we are running two charity fundraisers in one day.  

'Wear Shorts for Hospice' is raising funds for Hospice Waikato.  Whether you wear your finest 'walk-shorts and socks' combo or your best beach boardies, we encourage you to be a part of Shorts Day (coinciding with the shortest day of the year) to help keep Hospice services free for those in need.  

'Wigs on Wednesday' is raising funds for the Child Cancer Foundation, and asks that we wear wigs to highlight their cause.  

As a school, we will be supporting both causes, and will split any donations equally between the two charities.  Students are asked to donate with a gold coin and wear shorts or a wig, or both!

We look forward to a bit of fun while collectively raising funds and highlighting these great charities.

 

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THROAT SWAB INFORMATION

Posted on 8 June 2017

If you are concerned that your child or someone in your whaanau are unwell, please be aware that Throat Swabs are free at pharmacies in Huntly and Ngaruawahia. If the results come back positive, antibiotics are also available free-of-charge.

 

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