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Book Week and Grandparents Day ~ A Huge Success!

Posted on 28 September 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended, purchased books, supplied a plate to share and came along to experience our kids' success.

A huge thanks to all the parents who did baking or contributed biscuits etc today for our Grandparents morning tea. There were some very yummy Kiwiana creations. Thank you also to all the parents who helped out in the kitchen to make the cups of tea/coffee and helped clean up at the end. Thank you Grandparents for attending today. We hope you enjoyed all our performances and your morning tea. Thank you to all the people who purchased our Book Fair books today. We sold over $4000worth of books which gives our school $1500 worth of new books for our School Library. Thank you so much for your huge generosity! We hope your Grandchildren /children enjoy reading the books you bought for them over the School Holidays.

Congratulations and well done to Kim Crook for all the effort she put in to make this event and fundraising opportunity such a great success!

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Trolley Derby Inquiry Event ~ Racing Ahead!

Posted on 28 September 2018

Thanks to all our competitors, pushers, spectators and whaanau who supported Kotahi in their Kiwiana Trolley Derby event today.  It was a great success with a lot of great learning happening along the way for both our organisers and our racing teams.   There was obviously a whole lot of learning happening at home too with an amazing collection of trolleys on display!  Apologies to all those who have lost wheels on their lawn-mowers, laundry trolleys and bicycles in the process of these trolleys being made.  Hopefully they are now swiftly returned. :-)

Striving Together for Success!


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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Posted on 28 September 2018

We are now in the final stage of the Scooter Track development, and need as many hands on deck as we can. The Scooter Track Project Team met last night to plan ahead for this day (the last Saturday of the holidays) and really just need people-power to bring it all to fruition. Please book this date in your calendars, and come along prepared to dig in. It's a lot of hard work and labour. For Safety: Please be aware that due to machinery being on-site and a busy team focused on the job, we ask that young children do not attend.

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Book Week - Dress Up Day!

Posted on 28 September 2018

We saw some awesome costumes here at school today, and in fact, couldn't even find some of the children because they were so well-dressed! Here's a few highlights from our morning and parade.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Posted on 28 September 2018

It has been an awesome end to the term today with many of our students and staff embracing Book Week and dressing up as book characters.  There are some very creative people in our school, and this is just another example.  

Don't forget to join us if you can for the Working Bee on Saturday 13th October (from 9am) to dig in and help us plant up and finish the Scooter Track.  

Well done and thank you one and all for your contribution to our school and learning throughout the term and year so far.  As we all know, together we are able to achieve so much more...and it's so much more fun along the way.

We hope you all have a wonderful break.  Keep safe!  Enjoy time with family and friends.  

Ngaa mihi

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Congratulations to our Kapa Haka Group :

Posted on 28 September 2018

The Kapa Haka Festival Team performed last Friday 21st September which was hosted by Te Kowhai School at Te Kowhai Hall. A huge congratulations to our tamariki who performed that day, they performed with pride and strength! We were all so proud of them all! All their hard work over the term paid off! Ngaa mihi nui ki ngaa kaiako, whaanau hoki kia haere mai ki te tautoko, ki te awhina i ngaa tamariki i teeraa wiki. 

A big thank you to the teachers and whaanau who came last week to support and help our children. We appreciated the support!  

Heads Up: We have been invited to another Kapa Haka Festival in week 2 of term 4, Thursday 25th October. This will be held at Hamilton West Primary School and we are performing at 11am so please ask tamariki to keep practising their poi, pukana, waiata and haka over the holidays. 

Ngaa Mihi - Whaea Marleina raaua ko Whaea Antonia


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Horotiu School ‘Family Favourites’ Recipe Book

Posted on 21 September 2018

~ Send us your favourites!

As you will be aware, we are always on the look-out for great fundraising ideas and ways to engage our families and community. One of the initiatives that we are working on at present is a Horotiu School ‘Family Favourites’ Recipe Book. Our aim is to gather favourite recipes from families across our school and collate them into a book that could make an awesome present or go-to cooking book on your shelf. This initiative is a general school fundraiser (ie not tagged for events such as camp). The cost will be determined once we know the number of recipes included and how the book may look and be published. 

Recipes can be family favourites, passed down from generation to generation or may just be a favourite in your household. 

We have set up an email address to send in your contribution and welcome any recipes you wish to share. This is recipes@horotiu.school.nz. 

We would love to include a recipe from as many of our families as possible and if possible one for each child. 

 Ideally, we would like these to be in digital format (ie typed up) with:

-  Recipe Title

-  Ingredients

 - Method

-  Name of student and/or family

-  Photo of the finished product (optional)

Please note the document must an editable format (ie Word, Google Doc etc). We may change the font or layout to ensure consistency throughout the book, and to maximise our layout choices. 

In the event that this is not possible for you to send them digitally, we still want to include them, so send them in on paper and we’ll do the rest. 

Once collating them together, our students will proofread and arrange recipes into the book, and make them available for sale - hopefully in time for Christmas. 

We are excited about this project and look forward to receiving your favourite recipes (with or without the secret ingredient included). Any questions, please feel free to ask or drop us a line. 

Patsy Keoghan and Karen Purdy

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Commemorating Womens' Suffragette ~ 125th Year

Posted on 21 September 2018

Yesterday our school commemorated 125 years of the Women'sSuffragette Movement and celebrated the strength, determination and vision of Kate Sheppard.

Students signed the scroll and shared what they are grateful for intheir world. Each hub helped to plant the garden beneath thestaffroom windows - this garden will now be known as the 'KateSheppard Garden'. Students' bunting pieces that recognisedinspiring women in their lives were hung collectively along thedeck for everyone to read.

Thank you to all students, whaanau and staff for recognising suchan important milestone. Particular thanks to Megan Parker forplanning, organising and bringing this celebration to life for ourschool community. Thanks also to Jo Wright and Chase Johnstonefor their help in preparing the garden prior.

Last but not least, we recognise Kate Sheppard and the women who fought before, with and after her for equal rights in our world.Thanks also to all those women and men who continue to inspire us and work together ensuring that our lives and world are full of equal opportunities for all.

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Kiwi Can-Do Trolley Derby

Posted on 21 September 2018

As part of Kiwi Can-Do Inquiry learning in Kotahi, some of our senior students have organised a Trolley Derby event.

Notices and information about this event have been sent home this week already. Anybody is eligible to enter the event however they do need to have a helmet and elbow/knee pads where possible. We are appreciative of Kathy and Trevor Reid who are once again allowing us to use their paddocks.

All hubs have been invited to watch the event even if they haven't entered. Food and drinks are being pre-sold and sold on the day.

Trolleys will need to be brought to school on the day and we will travel across to the paddock prior to the event.

We look forward to a fun and safe event, that utilises the skills and Kiwi ingenuity of our students.

Any questions, feel free to come and ask

~ Kotahi Kids

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Kotahi's Drive-In Movie

Posted on 21 September 2018

Thanks to everyone who has been able to come along and support the drive-in movie.  Once again we have been astounded with the clever designs and creativity that our students and families have shown in building their boxcars.  

The pizza has been distributed, the cars parked up, the drinks and chocolate bars are in hand and the ice cream sundaes await intermission.  

A reminder pick up is 5.30pm.  We ask that you please take home your vehicles and all their spare parts.  We hope you enjoy a few hours to yourself parents.  

Thanks again for supporting our Kotahi Hub in getting to camp.  Our tentative profit from today’s event is $800.  

Ngaa mihi

Kotahi

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