Friday, December 9, 2016

Holiday Reading 

The children from Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School are getting ready for their summer reading adventures. 

Science Experiments in the Kea Room

Children from the Kea Room learning about chemical reactions!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chromebook Documentation

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We had hoped that we could send out all the documentation regarding the Chromebook finance this week but Mother Nature has other plans. Our printer is not working due to the lightning strike so the documents will come out next week. Thanks for your patience

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hi Everyone

As a result of Saturday night's lightning storm, our landline phone doesn't work. We now have the power back on, but no phones.

If you need to contact the school, could you please call us on the school's mobile number:

021 08333027

Kind regards

Concert Meeting After School Today

If you are thinking of lending a hand with the set and costumes for the School Concert on December 13th at the Kokatahi Hall please come along to the Kea Class after school today (3:20pm) to meet with Miss Hinchliff.

Hokitika District Athletics

Pictured above are our team of athletes who participated in the Hokitika District Athletes Day last week. (Skye was absent on photo day) Five of the students have qualified to attend the West Coast Athletics on Wednesday this week.
Congratulations to:
Jessica Beri, Isla Croy, Caleb Beri, Skye Davis and Georgia Carter.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hi Everyone

This is just to let you know the school is open today (14th November) - business as usual. 


Friday, November 4, 2016

Grandparents' Day

A big thank you to our grandparents for visiting us today and participating in making the healthy lunches. The Hoiho room took it one step further and made chocolate muffins from vegetables. Well done Mrs. Jordan and the kids from the Hoiho room!

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Reminder: There was a letter with a return slip sent home about the Chromebooks yesterday. Please remember to send the return slip back to school as soon as possible. The Board will decide at Monday night's meeting about the Chromebooks. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

No help required

There has been a change of plan with moving all the resources and we will no longer require help on Saturday 5th November. Thanks

Camp Photos

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pet Day 2016

Well done everyone for winning so many certificates and prizes. A big thank you to Tammy and her Home and School team for organising such a great day. 
Pet Day is on. Please bring the umbrellas. It is drizzling on and off. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Funk Art

Due to the weather, we will be staying at school to complete our Funk Art and other Pet Day activities. Please collect your children from school this afternoon.

Is Pet Day on?

An update on Pet Day will be posted here at 7am tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Pet Day Programme

Pet Day Programme
Tue 18th October

9.30am                 Pets and children to arrive by this time and make their pet comfortable, secure,            watered, fed etc.  There will be a designated area for each animal category. Refer to      the map displayed.

9:45am                 Welcome and Safety Briefing

10.00am               Judging commences for all categories; there will be an ‘order of judging’ displayed      on the day.  Please make sure you visit the photo booth with your pet after you are        judged.
11.30am               Grand parade for all animals
                             Dogs, Domestic Animals, Agricultural Animals, Lambs/Goats
11:45am               Lunch Break – BBQ on site
12:45pm              Presentation of Certificates and Awards
                             Finalists announced.  All finalists to return to main ring with pets for final                                            judging.
                             Presentation of Cups
Lunch Prices
Sausage, onion & bread $2.00
Hamburgers $4.00

Cans drink/Juice boxes $2.00
Tea & coffee available in supper room

We look forward to a sunny, warm and fun Pet Day 

Please remember the school bus will not operate on Pet Day.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Have a look at the following. Remember, this closes on Tuesday the 11th of October. Just click on the picture below for more information about the competition and how to enter. Good luck!

Draw your calf competition

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mini Olympics 2016

Lots of fun and games at Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School today. Thank you to everyone for sharing your learning journeys with us. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Well done girls and well done to the coaches!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Don Neale (15th August 2016)

Today we have been visited by Don Neale. Don is the secretary of the Hokitika Hockey Club. He started his session by talking to the whole school about the Building Learning Power muscle of "perseverance". This was followed by a skills session. The children thoroughly enjoyed it!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mini-Marathon 2016
Well done, Everyone!

Our own School Calendar App is coming soon. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Book Fair this week!

Book Fair
Tuesday 7th- Friday 10th June
2:30pm – 4:00pm daily
At the Kokatahi-Kowhitirangi School Library
reading is so much fun!

Friday, April 15, 2016

I will miss you when I'm gone.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful farewell messages and gifts.  It has been a wonderful 8 3/4 years teaching and learning in this community.  I will miss this corner of the world.  
Take care, Ms McLellan
(in case the video of the children's performance doesn't work- here's a link )

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Board of Trustee Elections

Next term there will be Board of Trustee elections. Please take a look at this 3 minute video for an overview of how the Board of Trustees works and why we need your involvement.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pet day inspiration

I know pet day is a long way off, but I saw this and thought what a great challenge for students bringing chickens!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Welcome to 2016

We are off to a scorching start this year... this picture shows the temperature in the office which is usually freezing.   So the children have come back keen to learn and catch up with their friends and swim all day!  
We are certainly seeing some children struggling with the heat.  Please ensure that your child has a water bottle or encourage them to visit the fountain regularly. Sun hats are also essential this term.  Even when it's not this hot, they must be worn during term 1 and 4.  We know how hard it can be to sleep in this heat, but please do your best to keep your child's room a suitable temperature so they are well rested to cope with a full school day.

Once it cools down a little (I can't believe I've said that) and we have settled back into our routines we are looking forward to an exciting year of learning with the students!

I hope you have had a great summer and are enjoying your peaceful days now that the children are back at school!