Term 3 Week 3|10 August 2018
Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out
Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers
Thanks to everyone involved in the ‘Open Days’ promotion for our school this week. I am absolutely proud of our students and staff with their presentations, classroom environments and confidence. The band and kapa haka group were fantastic. The activities set up for our visitors to participate in were a real treat. We have many new students enrolled to start in 2019, which is an awesome effort to make our school stand out.
The School Council and members of the Home and School committee met on Thursday morning to discuss matters regarding our new school van and hockey goal. A decision was made to use funding available to help purchase a new school van and hockey goals will be ordered as soon as possible. Both these purchases will help our students and school to improve further possibilities of trips and sports.
I encourage parents and caregivers to inform your child's teacher, team leaders, deputy principal or principal if you have a concern for your child or children while at Mokoia. We are here to help with matters as such before, at and after school, while coming and returning. It is important for your child or children to inform us of any situations as well, if they feel unsafe. ‘Te Tihi o Mana’ are our school based values, we all have to model these values everyday in every situation.
A reminder that school will be closed next Wednesday 15th August as the teachers are on strike.
We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia No.1!
Matua Rawiri and the Mokoia “A” Team
Principal Merit Awards
Congratulations to Lewis and Ruby Ryan who are past pupils of Mokoia Intermediate. Best wishes to them both for the Winter MTB Series.
Message from our Board
We have been informed by NZEI the National Union of Primary School Teachers that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike on Wednesday 15 August.
The Board of Trustees have investigated our options and have decided to close the School on this day as we will not have enough staff available to care for our students. We understand that this may be inconvenient for some of our community but the health and safety of our children is of our utmost concern.
If the Government and NZEI make an agreement before this date the strike may not go ahead and we will notify everyone of any change.
Mokoia Intermediate Board of Trustees
Car Boot Sale Fundraiser
Lauren Thompson has been selected to attend the Girl Guide Sydney Jamboree next school holidays, the only Guide from our region.
Girl Guide Sydney Jamboree Car Boot Sale Fundraiser
Saturday 25th August 8-11am
Lynmore Scout Hall Car Park, Lewis Rd.
To book a $10 car-boot spot ring or text Heather on 027 2432742
Important Message from Our Community Nurse
There has been 2 recent cases of confirmed Rheumatic Fever within the last week at Lakes DHB. One adult and 1 child – who will now require long term prophylactic regular monthly bicillin injections.
Rheumatic fever can be a debilitating disease, BUT it can be prevented. It is caused by streptococcus or strep bacteria in the throat. A simple throat swab can diagnose a person with strep, once diagnosed, a 10 day course of antibiotics can kill the bacteria. Left untreated however, the bacteria can spread into the heart muscle causing damage or Rheumatic Fever.
It is very important that people are getting EVERY sore throat checked! Not being financially able to afford the cost of a throat swab can NOT be the reason someone will end up with rheumatic fever… because it is preventable.
Therefore, throat swabs are now FREE for EVERYONE regardless of age at Owhata Medical Centre. You do not need to be registered with the medical centre and you do not need to register. Just come in with your name and DOB and we can get it checked.
Remember “If in doubt, get it checked out”
Strep throat is HIGHLY contagious. It is spread through close contact with an infected person, often by inhaling airborne droplets from an infected person’s cough and sneezes. It can also be spread through shared drinks and food.
As children in school classrooms, kohunga and day care centres tend to share their bugs around, if you have any concerns, or have noticed several people with a positive strep result, let me know. I am happy to do screening throat swabs of classrooms or centres as required.
I have attached a info sheet about sore throats and a flyer advertising FREE throat swabs.
Nga mihi nui,
Piripoho Nurse / Registered Nurse
Owhata Medical Centre
Thank you to our community and local primary schools for visiting this week and enjoying ‘a day in the life of a Mokoia student’.
Well done to our students and staff who made our visitors welcome. The Year 6 students participated in the many activities, tiki tour, dancing, band and kapa haka performances. They also took home their cooking, art and hard material activities completed during the day.
We look forward to receiving your enrollment for 2019. Please return as soon as possible to ensure the best possible class placement for your child.
Parenting with Pio
An Invitation to our Community:
Have your say Hannahs Bay
Rotorua Lakes High is a co-educational school with a school size of between 650-700 students. Our school is located on the Eastside of the city and overlooks Lake Rotorua. Our small size means students are known to staff personally and can build meaningful relationships with teachers. We offer a wide range of subjects, sports and extra-curricular activities. Please find below important dates for 2018.
STREAMED CLASS TESTING FOR 2019
Any students wishing to be considered for a place in our streamed academic classes for 2019 will sit the University of Canterbury Reasoning Test at Rotorua Lakes High School on:
Monday 20 August from 9:30am-10:15am.
PLEASE NOTE: Students MUST complete a registration form prior to sitting the test, this form is available from the Rotorua Lakes High School Office, the Mokoia Intermediate School office or online from the RLHS website: Go to ABOUT and then click on Enrolment.
ONLY those students who complete and return the registration form will be eligible to sit the test.
ALTERNATIVE DATE FOR STREAMED CLASS TESTING 2019
An alternative date for streamed class testing is being offered to those students who cannot attend on Monday 20 August and this will be:
Tuesday 28 August from 3:30pm-4:15pm at Rotorua Lakes High School
RLHS Orientation Day 2018
Thank you to RLHS for a wonderful day of information and learning activities. Our year 8 students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to enrolling for 2019.
If you have any queries or questions please contact Rotorua Lakes High School on 3456124 EXT: 234 and ask for Helen Atkinson Year 9 Dean or alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Term Dates for 2018
Term 1 30 Jan 18 – 13 April 18 (100 half days)
Term 2 30 April 18 – 06 July 18 (96 half days)
Term 3 23 July 18 – 28 Sept 18 (100 half days)
Term 4 15 Oct 18 – 14 Dec 18 (88 half days)
Total: 384 half days
Our official last day for 2018 is Friday 14th December.
Home and School
We recently held a home and school committee meeting. We have made the decision to hold a food and fun fair in November. We need as many parent helpers as possible, remember this is for our children. Our next meeting is Thursday 16th of August at 5.30pm in the staff room. Our first planning meeting for the Gala is Thursday 30th August, 5.30pm in the staff room. Please join us.
Contact Tania Gillions email@example.com
Digital Technology Fees
Digital technology fees for term 3 are now due. Please pay promptly to ensure your child has individual access to a personal technology device.
We thank you in advance
The Technology Team
APPLES, APPLES, APPLES
This advert has a lot of a-peel!
For Science next week we are needing each child to bring a couple of apples AND a couple of pears. Yes, we’re branching out!
Again, any type of apple and pear will do.
(A reminder to coaches and managers to forward their draws and results to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Logan, Jack and Kobe played at the Junior Table Tennis tournament recently in Tauranga.
Well done for your participation and representing our school with integrity.
Thank you to the parents for your support and getting the boys there.
The Mokoia Red hockey team had an awesome game. Very evenly matched against Kaharoa which reflected in the 1-all draw. Lots of wicked saves by our goalie, Riley, which earned him player of the game.
Congratulations to all of our boys who played in the Football Tournament in Papamoa.
Congratulations to our Netball teams for a successful week of exciting games and practice.
RESULTS FOR 4th August 2018
Mokoia Mana 28 v Whakarewarewa Y 7 15
JPC Int Red DWn v Ngongotaha Flyers DLs
Mokoia Magic 22 v Huiarau Whakatipuranga 16
Rot Int Pounamu 25 v Rotorua Prim Gold 4
Tawhiuau Koparepare 13 v Rot Int Kaha 11
Mokoia Limitless 13 v Rot Int Maia 12
Mokoia Passionate 13 v Reporoa Int Y7 & 8 Green 7
Kahukura Int Red 9 v JPC Int Purple 7
Rot Int Manaaki *BYE*
Rot Int Manaaki 23 v Mokoia Passionate 8
JPC Int Purple *BYE*
Kahukura Int Red 17 v Reporoa Int Y7 & 8 Green 12
Our Girls 7's team played RIS today, it was awesome. Well done girls. The whole school were excited and supported them.
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