Term 3 Week 5 / 24 August 2018
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.
We are Limitless! We are Passionate! We are Mokoia No.1!
Matua Rawiri and the Mokoia “A” Team
ICAS Spelling Results
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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. All unpaid bills will result in your leased laptop being returned to the library for general use.
We thank you in advance
The Technology Team
(A reminder to coaches and managers to forward their draws and results to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.
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