Term 4 Week 3 | 2 November 2018


Mokoia Intermediate

Matua Rawiri’s Shout Out


Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers

A huge thanks to everyone that has helped to support or donate items to our Food & Fun Fair next week Thursday 8th November. It has been fantastic and heartwarming, again thank you all. If you can help in someway on the night that would be much appreciated.


A reminder that school will be closed on Tuesday 13th November as the teachers are on strike.


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

Matua Rawiri and the Mokoia “A” Team



Celebrating Achievement

Merit Certificates




Aiden Duncan: For your impressive result in the end of the year reading assessment. Well done.


Harry Cheesman: for the perseverance and determination you showed when completing your asttle reading. You are an avid reader and you deserved the top result in the class.  Your WWII poem was also very well written. You took us back in time and painted a vivid picture for your reader. Way to go Harry!


Isaac Field: for your focus and motivation to complete your ‘Historymaker’ project well before the due date. Looking forward to seeing the slideshow presentation. Tauke!


Rebecca Garmonsway - for your excellent work ethic in everything you do.  Rebecca, you set goals and achieve them to high standard. Ka mau te wehi!




Melaki Dawson - for your amazing feat at high jump during practises.  Your successful technique allows you to clear some challenging heights.  Good luck at athletics on Tuesday.


Logan Davy-brilliant effort when practising the discus.




Ella Hollows - For consistently working hard and showing initiative in the planning of the group gala day activity.


Nakita Salter-Holmes - for her resilience and strength in all learning areas. Nakita has passion for Kapa Haka, and is a role model for others. Nakitas natural quiet leadership skills are an asset to Mokoia Intermediate.


Samara Calvert for the way she manages herself in learning and school life. You are a quiet role model who gets in and gets things done to the best of your ability no matter what you do.


Jaymie Maxwell and Grace Middleton for outstanding class work and assistance in helping to make props for the upcoming gala. You are both legends. A heap of thanks from Matua Eddie for your efforts, awesome stuff.

House Point Winners

Congratulations to the following students who have displayed the school values and won house points for their team: Mehek W1, Savannah K3, Joshua P4, Patrick P4, Josh A W1, Matthew K4, Maia C K3 and Bronson W4.

The students have been awarded a $10 Pita Pit voucher. Thank you to Pita Pit for their sponsorship.




News and Views

Message from our Board

Dear Whanau

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 Tuesday 13th November as part of a rolling strike across New Zealand.

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.

Kind regards

Mokoia Intermediate Board of Trustees


A Royal Day to Remember

The true manaakitanga of Mokoia Intermediate was on display on Wednesday as the royal couple arrived in Rotorua. It was a day to remember. Many of our students performed a haka as they arrived. It was very exciting.


A huge thank you to our Mayor Steve Chadwick, Merepeka Raukawa Tait, Tania Tapsell, Santi Huriwai-Stanton ( Pikiao Pānui) and Marianne Kereopa Hodgefor taking time out of their busy schedules to visit our class and share their experiences and give us tips on how to achieve our goals in life. We would also like to that Annette Sykes and Leigh Richards, who were unable to visit personally, for responding to our questions and providing us with insight and inspiration.

Digital Technology Fees


Digital technology fees for term 4 are now due. Please pay promptly to ensure your child has individual access to a personal technology device.


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 5 November

8.00am Breakfast Club

Tuesday  6 November

Athletics Day

Wednesday 7 November

8.00am Breakfast Club

Thursday  8 November

Atahi Raa Youth development and leadership programme

Accelerate Ringa Raupa Programme

Mokoia School Gala 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Friday 9 November

8.00am Breakfast Club


Uniform is available from the school office.






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

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



Swim Rotorua Swimming Club provides professional coaching for students who have already learnt to swim right through to swimmers competing at national and international events. We have squads for 8 year olds to adults, a flexible timetable, and can improve swimming skills for safety, competitions, triathlons, underwater hockey and waterpolo. For further information, check out our website or contact Tara Watt at 022 332 6922. Get ready for the summer and join now, and see your student make lots of progress, improve their skills and fitness, and have plenty of fun

Congratulations to the Swim Rotorua team who have successfully defended their Central North Island title.
In a hard-fought battle with AquaBladz (New Plymouth) and EVO (Tauranga), the Rotorua swimmers ground out a home victory.
Sam Trass won the boys' 13 years and under 200m butterfly. His time of 2m 44.95s meant he achieved 100 per cent best times in his races.
Past Mokoia student Theo Harvey achieved six wins in the boys' 12-13 years age group. They came in the 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke, plus a debut splash under the magical one minute barrier in the 100m freestyle.

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



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