Term 3 Week 5 / 24 August 2018


Mokoia Intermediate


Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out

Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers

It has been wonderful following the progress of our 2 hockey teams this year. They have both had a positive season. Well done to the coaches, managers, supporters, parents and the students. Although late in the season we are awaiting new hockey goals to arrive.
Our students have been gaining experiences and learning languages in Mandarin throughout the year and Japanese during the past few weeks. Te Reo Maori is also taught, depending on the level of Te Reo by each teacher. All our learning centres have been practising the school waiata and haka, so we can stand tall and proud of our values within Mokoia Intermediate.
Thank you to those parents and caregivers who have shared positive messages with teachers at school about their child's progress. It makes teaching well worth it.

We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia No.1!

Matua Rawiri and the Mokoia “A” Team


Celebrating Achievement

ICAS Spelling Results


Temoanikauia Anderson

Breanna Dempsey

Nico Dunn

Mannat Kaur

Harish Sawroop

Jamie Schaa

Aaliyah Brown

Keanen Dyson

Milla Phipps


Miyume Ueno


Menna Lloyd-Jones

House Winners

Congratulations to Sara, Oscar, Isaac and Logan who were our house draw winners this week and won a $10 Pita Pit voucher each. These students consistently display the school’s values.


We were treated to a fantastic musical show at Rotorua Boys High School -  'Footloose'. Many ex Mokoia students were in the show and they were amazing. Well done, we look forward to our own show production in 2019. Congratulations to our students, their behaviour and attitude was awesome. What a fantastic morning out.



Classroom Roundup

W4 students were exploring what happens when the ingredients oil, water and food colouring were combined. This experiment was all about density. Density is a measure of how much something weighs (Mass) by how much space it takes up (Volume).


W4 also had a Calligraphy and Origami lesson with Ms Izawa.



The students created their own contemporary art pieces after the exploration of traditional and contemporary hei tiki designs in art.


Teacher Zara Matthews worked with the students to create tie dye/silhouette tee shirt designs.



News and Views


Thank you

Thank you to Freshchoice for their kind donation of $500 to help our AIMS Netball girls participate in the AIMS tournament this year.  Their support is gratefully appreciated and we acknowledge their generosity.  


AIMS Fundraiser

Next Tuesday, the AIMS netball team will be holding a sausage sizzle. $2 each.  

These will be pre-sold orders only. Ask your teacher to place your order.  

Thank you for your support

Whaea Arihi




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  


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 atkinsonh@rotorualakes.school.nz
All enquiries welcome.


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

Home and School  are holding a Gala in November. We need as many parent helpers as possible. Our first planning meeting for the Gala is Thursday 30th August, 5.30pm in the staff room. Please join us.

We are also looking for sponsorship. Are you able to help?

Contact Tania Gillions office@mokoia.school.nz


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. All unpaid bills will result in your leased laptop being returned to the library for general use.


The week ahead

Monday 27 August

8.00am Breakfast Club  

Tuesday 28 August

RBHS Leadership Day

Wednesday 29 August

8.00am Breakfast Club

RGHS Open Day

Thursday 30 August

Acceler8 - Ringa Raupa Programme 11.00am-2.00pm

RBHS Open Day

Friday 31 August

8.00am Breakfast Club


Uniform is now purchased from the school office with the exception of the Soft Shell Navy Jacket which can only be purchased at ‘The Rugby Shop’ in Maisy Place for $65.00. (We have a contract with a new supplier and retailer from the end of the year.)





Short sleeve red polo shirt with printed collar.

Long sleeve red polo shirt with printed collar.

Large sizes

XL, 2XL, 3XL



Navy shorts - boys and girls

Size 8 and 10 and Large sizes


Red school polar fleece

All sizes


Navy track pants (school regulation from this source, no writing, not fleece) - boys and girls

All sizes


Red P.E. shirt

All sizes


Red P.E. shorts

All sizes


Grey Beanie with logo

All sizes


The Technology Department are looking for resources that can be recycled and used in our programme. If you have any they can be delivered to reception.

We thank you in advance

The Technology Team

Sports Round Up

(A reminder to coaches and managers to forward their draws and results to jjones@mokoia.school.nz.)




Congratulations to our Mokoia Red team who played a super fast and intense hockey game last week. They played Kaitao, the top team in their grade. Players of the match were Mehek and Sara.



Congratulations to Mokoia Magic on winning the tournament round. Well done to our most improved player Tahryn Smith, most valuable player Madyson Manaia and our player of the year Charlotte Wyndham.


Do you want to advertise in our newsletter?

Now that we aren’t issuing a folded paper newsletter, we welcome those of you with businesses to advertise on our new look newsletter.  We charge $10 per week.


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