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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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Congratulations to our Interschool Cross-Country Reps!

Posted on 5 June 2017

Congratulations to all our Interschool Cross-Country Reps on a fine example of determination, grit, sportsmanship, and support.

What a fantastic effort by everybody who competed! You conquered hilltops, traversed along fence lines and trekked through mud, smiling throughout! To our 5-year olds new to the event - you are awesome! To our seniors who completed their final primary school cross-country, congratulations and thanks for always leading from the front.   Special mention must be made of Carlos and Kiripounamu Ranui for placing 3rd in their respective races - an inspirational achievement by them both. 

Thank you also to our parents and whaanau who came to support the team, on what looked to be the beginning of a wet challenging day. As the schools arrived, the rainclouds cleared and the sun shone across the paddocks.

We are grateful for everyone's efforts whether they be in the race, on the sideline, or marshalling around the course. Today highlighted many examples of "Striving together for Success!"  

Well done! Ka mau te wehi!

 

 

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AWESOME CROSS-COUNTRY EFFORT TODAY EVERYONE!

Posted on 25 May 2017

What a foggy day! Perfect for long distance running! What a fantastic day our students had racing around the Reid family's property.

If you were there, you may also have noticed Brandon (our expert from Noel Leemings) there with his drone and some of our students running with a Go-Pro on.  We will share some footage and/or the link when editing is complete.  

Thanks to staff, parents and whaanau for celebrating our students in their marathon efforts.  Congratulations to all our kids for attempting the challenge, believing they can  do it, supporting each other and achieving their best.  

Notices for next Friday's Interschool event will be sent home tomorrow with those who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  Unfortunately this clashes with the Seniors' Arbour Day event, so those place-getters from Fusion Whaanau or Kotahi will have to choose between the two.  

We are so proud of you all!  Miharo rawa!
 

 

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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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