Term 3 Week 8  | 14 September 2018


Mokoia Intermediate

Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out

Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers

Congratulations to all our limitless students who have participated in the AIMS GAMES this week in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Papamoa. We have had representation in 11 codes this year, the most ever. We are challenging the best athletes at Intermediate level across New Zealand and overseas. The weather has been wonderful all week. I am extremely proud of our school and all our individuals and teams who have given their best all week. Thanks to the teachers, coaches, managers and supporters for taking the time to prepare for this week. Now that we have experienced AIMS we are going to ensure we are involved every year and target getting to the top in our country. Results and photos can be found on our school Facebook page. Mokoia is definitely in need of new sports uniforms for different codes, we will be looking into this in 2019. I am really proud, thank you again everyone. Finals day today then back to normal school routine for 2 weeks before the Term 3 school holidays.


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

Matua Rawiri and the Mokoia “A” Team


Celebrating Achievement

Speech Competitions

Congratulations to all speech finalist, you were all fantastic and deserving of your place in the finals. We will be officially presenting certificates and a small gift to each finalist at the Principals' Assembly in Week 9.


We are very proud of Caitlin Newson. Caitlin took part in the Rotorua school wide speech competition. She totally stepped out of her comfort zone and presented her speech beautifully.


News and Views

“Mauria te pono – Keep steadfastly to the truth”


Enrolments are now being accepted for the 2019 academic year.

Ideally, we would like to receive all enrolments by the end of Term Three, 28 September as this will allow us time to meet with your student and their current teachers as well as discuss any relevant learning needs. Of course, enrolments will be accepted after this date as well.

Enrolment forms are available on our website. Go to ABOUT and then click on Enrolment. Forms can also be found in the school’s Prospectus which all students received when they visited our school. Prospectus’ are also available from the Mokoia School Office.

Any questions or queries please phone the Rotorua Lakes High School Office on 3456-124 and leave a message or alternatively phone Helen Atkinson Year 9 Dean on 3456-124 EXT: 234.

PLEASE NOTE: We will only offer places in our streamed classes to students who have enrolled and who sat the Streamed Class Entrance test.


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.


The week ahead

Monday 17 September

8.00am Breakfast Club  

Tuesday 18 September

Rotomaths 4.45pm

Wednesday 19 September

8.00am Breakfast Club

Thursday 20 September

Atahi Raa Youth development and leadership programme

Accelerate Ringa Raupa Programme

Friday 21 September

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


Sports Round Up

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



AIMS Games

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



7’s Rugby





Mokoia Aims Netball Team

L-R: Whaea Arihi (Manager), Mereana Pitman (Coach) Tiana Hunter, Ngataria Smith, Madyson-Manaia Martin, Kaylee Davies, Nevaeh Hira, Charlotte Wyndham, Eleanor Mahaki (Coach), Tia Christie, Sofia Holster- Haidzir, Te Moanaikauia, Kayla George, Phoenix Mahaki, Stasia Pitman




Aims Hockey

A fantastic start for our 6 a side team on day 1.

The first game was an impressive 10-0 win against Bethlehem.

The second game against Bucklands Beach was set to be a challenge and after a motivating team talk from coach Gareth Upston the players lifted their game to come away with a 4-0 win.

All players have worked hard on their skills and fitness and it is certainly paying off.

They enjoyed a fun game of mini golf between games.


The Mokoia Red hockey team had a fun wrap up event on Friday night. They used the voucher the team was given to Mini Golf Rotorua and the kids, coaches and some parents had a great time. Played a round of mini golf, played with the rabbits, gave out certificates, and ate pizza. Great way to finish the season!

Huge thanks to Mini Golf Rotorua for the voucher.




Mokoia AIMs swimming team had a good night at the prelims session. Both Samuel and Stella raced personal best times against stiff competition. Samuel’s best place was 11th in the gruelling 100 fly, missing a finals place by 0.3 of a second, but is reserve. Stella best place 8th, so has 100 Breaststroke final.

Thanks to Jo Chemis for Team Managing. Claire Baylis- coach.


Stella raced in the Finals for 100 Breaststroke in 13 yrs girls and placed 6th dropping her personal best time by a further 2 seconds. Samuel warmed up as reserve for 100 fly. Great work, with 385 competitors and heats and finals over two evenings it was an intense competition. Well done to you both.



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