SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

Tuesday 18 October 2022

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Panui a te Tumuaki

Kia ora koutou,


Welcome back to Term 4. The final term for this year.I hope you had a safe and enjoyable break and your tamariki are ready for kura.


It is a jam packed term with our school production this week, Yr 7&8 camp in Raglan, Tainui Kapa Haka Regionals, School Athletics, Inter-school Athletics, Potiki Zoo Trip, Year 5&6 camp in Karakariki, PTA Fun Day, Class shared lunches, Year 8 Graduating Dinner and End of Year Prizegivings.


This week is our school production 'Te Pono me Te Aroha' which depicts our school values through the eyes of our Atua Maaori. The staff and tamariki have been working so hard to prepare their performance for you all. We hope you can come and watch the show one one of these days and times.


SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Thursday 20th October - Matinee show 11:30am at Koromatua School Hall

Thursday 20th October - Evening show 6:30pm at Koromatua School Hall

Friday 21st October - Evening Show 6:30pm at Koromatua School Hall


TICKETS

You can pay for your seats through MyKindo

$2 per seat. Children under 1 are free but they do not occupy a seat. We are encouraging whaanau to use MyKindo. If you have not got an account sign up now as we will NOT be doing door sales or cash sales at the school office.

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WHAANAU WATCHING THE SHOW

Thursday 20th October - Students whose surnames start with A - J

Friday 21st October - Students whose surnames start with K - W

This for the two evening shows only. The matinee is open to anyone. The reason we are doing this for the evening shows is to keep numbers at a safe ratio and the audience having a clear view of the performers. If you need to swap nights please email me at principal@koromatua.school.nz


STUDENTS NOT PERFORMING

This is a school event so it is expected that every child will participate in our school production. However if your child is unable to perform in a show due to being away or they are sick you will need to email their kaiako. It is very important for their class performance as adjustments will need to be made and it is considerate to their kaiako and class members.


HAMILTON NZ TEMPLE REDEDICATION

It was a wonderful week for members of the Temple View community and wider Hamilton area. An important leader of our church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited our area to rededicate the Hamilton, NZ Temple. Elder Uchtdorf was warmly welcomed with a powhiri by Te Kapa Haka o Tuhikaramea. Esta Metekingi is one of our leaders of this roopu and several parents and past students of Koromatua school participated in this important occasion.

Sunday the 16th of October marked a very historic event for our community. It was the rededication of our Temple which will finally reopen it's doors this week, after four years being closed due to extensive renovations. This event was the whole purpose for Elder Uchtdorf's visit and what a joyous occasion it was for so many of our whaanau.


ENROLMENTS 2023

We are in the midst of planning classes for next year and we are wanting to gauge an approximate number for our New Entrant Class and other year levels for 2023.

If you or someone you know has a child who is starting at Koromatua School or has moved into our area, would you please let Whaea Sue in the office know by emailing enquiries@koromatua.school.nz

We need to know who these students are as soon as possible as it will help us greatly as we plan our classes for 2023.


OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENT APPLICATIONS OPEN

These opened at the end of Term 3 and will now close on Thursday the 1st of December. This is a change of date from the previous newsletter. The later date is so we have as close to the exact roll numbers for 2023. It is always dependent on who moves into the school zone over the summer holidays. However we should have a better idea of our student roll by that time. Depending on the number of applications, there may need to be a ballot. If this is the case it will be done on Wednesday the 7th of December.


How does the application process work?

1. First priority must be for special programmes. This is not applicable at this school because the school does not run special programmes.

2. Second priority must be given to any applicant who is the sibling of a current student of the school.

3. Third priority must be given to any student who is the sibling of a former student of the school.

4. Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school.

5. Fifth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school.

6. Sixth priority is given to all other applicants.


CELLPHONES

Year 7 or 8 student can bring their cellphone to school to use in emergencies. However they must hand it in to the office before school starts (8:45am) and pick it up again after school (3:00pm). This replaces the procedure of students leaving their cellphones in their bags. If a student is observed with a phone, they will be asked to take it to the office. If possible, students should lock their phone before handing it to staff. Cellphones may not be taken on EOTC events.


NORDSTROM WHAANAU

Finally, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Nordstrom whaanau who are mourning the passing of their father and koro, Peter Nordstrom. Some of our tamariki both past and present, are the mokopuna of Peter and Rae. Aotea, Lyon, Julian and Ari are the tamariki of Zion and Kaleb. Skye and Storm are the tamariki of Colin and Little-Joe.

Koro Pete had a large influence on many rangatahi as he coached and mentored them in numerous sports such as rugby, basketball and waka ama. He and his wife, Rae have also helped many whaanau and their tamariki to improve their well-being.

Koro Pete's devotion and love was to his wife, Rae their own children and especially their mokopuna. They were his greatest joy! At the recent AIMS Games held in Tauranga, Zion and Kaleb coached the girls basketball team and the boys rugby 7's team. Koro Pete's highlight was being able to watch his mokopuna play through the livestreams that were put up each day. Even though Koro Pete was too ill to watch in person, he was able to do so online and that made his day.

Moe mai ra e te rangatira. Kua hinga te totara i te wao nui a Tane. Ka mau tonu to taonga tuku iho ki to tamariki me mokopuna.


Nga mihi aroha,

Rosina Nin

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Student Council visiting the Nordstrom whaanau

Yesterday after our school powhiri, Matua Tahi, myself and Matua David took our student council to pay our respects to the Nordstrom whaanau. Lyon Nordstrom is a student council member and we wanted to show our aroha and manaakitanga for Lyon and her whaanau as they mourned the loss of their koro, Peter Nordstrom.

Look What We're Up To! 🤩

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Waikato Girls U13 Basketball Team

Our Waikato U13 Girls Basketball team. They played at the AON Regionals Tournament in North Harbor last week. This is the only photo I have of our Koromatua girls (past and present) and their supporters in the team. I think it’s a cool photo Taken at Costco in Auckland. Check out those gigantic teddy bears
(Left to Right) Back row - Shyra-Lei and Kawai Scirkovich,
2nd row Kawhia Scirkovich, Nevaeh Scirkovich, Willow Watene-Wanoa, Mia Christensen, Rylee Viliami) Front row - Lyon Nordstrom, Liahona Nin

Our girls came 3rd overall, with a convincing win over North Harbour. They had an exciting game against Rotorua in the semi-finals narrowly losing 56-58. Our kotiro played their hearts out. The coaching and management staff were made up of parents from Koromatua school as well. Thank you to coach Boyd Scirkovich and manager Nicky Watene-Wanoa, and coach Boyd's wife, Jessie Scirkovich who helped look after the girls at the tournament.

Your awhi and manaakitanga was very much appreciated.

Ngaa mihinui

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SIGN UP TO KINDO

Kia ora whaanau,

Please sign up to KINDO whaanau. Payments are easy and our kura gets extra benefits.


New users can click on the link below to set up your family myKindo

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Visit Google Play or the App Store to download the app today.


Kindo helpdesk

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Our helpdesk team are available Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.

Call on freephone 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636), or email hello@mykindo.co.nz.

We also have an online support page for more information and FAQ’s too - support.mykindo.co.nz

TUAKANA AND TEINA CAMPS

Kia ora koutou,

Camp Raglan is next week. A newsletter regarding the gear list is coming out today. A copy is attached as well. Thank you to our parents who are helping at this camp. We appreciate the time you are taking out of your schedules to awhi and tautoko our kaiako and tamariki.


Camp Raglan - Year 7&8

Wednesday 26th October -Friday 28th October


Camp Karakariki - Year 5&6

Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December

TE KAPA HAKA ROOPU O TUU PONO ME TE AROHA

Tuu Pono Kapa Haka - Tainui Primary Schools Kapa Haka Regionals

Tuu Pono kapa haka roopu are performing at the Tainui Primary Schools Kapa Haka Regionals competition on Saturday the 12th of November. This is only a few weeks away. It's exciting whaanau!


Te Aroha Kapa Haka - Mangakotukutuku Cultural Festival

On the last day of Term 3 our Te Aroha Kapa Haka roopu performed in the Mangakotukutuku Cultural Festival at Melville High School. It was a very proud and humbling moment to watch our tamariki, many of whom had never performed in a kapa haka festival before get up on stage and sing, do haka and poi. They showed courage and strength. He rawe a maatou tamariki!

TERM 4 CALENDAR EVENTS

Week 1

Monday 17th October

School starts back.

Powhiri starts at 9:30am for all new tamariki and their whanau.

Whole School Production Practice.


Tuesday 18th October

Yr 7&8 Technology

Whole School Production Practice.


Thursday 20th October

Matinee 11:30am

Evening Show 6:30pm


Friday 21st October

School Assembly 2:15pm

Evening Show 6:30pm


Week 2

Monday 24th October

Labour Day


Tuesday 25th October

Yr 7&8 Technology


Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th October

Yr 7&8 Camp at Raglan


Thursday 27th October

School Board Meeting 7pm


Week 3

Tuesday 1st November

Yr 7&8 Technology


Thursday 3rd November

New Entrant school visits


Friday 4th November

School Assembly 2:15pm


Week 4

Tuesday 8th November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Summer Scholastic Book Fair 8:30am and 3:00-4:00pm open to parents

Morning tea/Lunchtime open to parents


Wednesday 9th November

Summer Scholastic Book Fair 8:30am and 3:00-4:00pm open to parents

Morning tea/Lunchtime open to parents


Thursday 10th November

New Entrant school visits

Yr 8 HPV Immunisations

Summer Scholastic Book Fair 8:30am and 3:00-4:00pm open to parents

Morning tea/Lunchtime open to parents


Friday 11th November

Tuakana/Teina Athletics - postponement day


Saturday 12th November

Tainui Kuratahi Kapa Haka Regionals - Tu Pono Kapa Haka

(Details for this event will be confirmed at a later date).


Week 5

Tuesday 15th November

Yr 7&8 Technology


Wednesday 16th November

Tuakana/Teina Athletics 9:30am - 2:30pm

Students 8yrs and older


Thursday 17th November

New Entrant school visits

Tuakana/Teina Athletics 9:30am - 2:30pm (postponement day)

Students 8yrs and older


Friday 18th November

School Assembly 2:15pm


Week 6

Monday 21st November

Cohort Entry - New Entrant children


Tuesday 22nd November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Potiki athletics 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Students 5-7 years of age.


Thursday 24th November

Potiki athletics - postponement day.

School Board Meeting 7pm


Friday 25th November

Lower Waipa Athletics at Te Awamutu 8:30am-2:30pm

Students 8yrs of age and older, who gained 1st or 2nd placings at the Tuakana/Teina athletics will be selected to compete at this event.


Week 7

Monday 28th November

Staff Only Day - students do not attend kura on this day.


Tuesday 29th November

Yr 7&8 Technology

Lower Waipa Athletics - postponement day.


Wednesday 30th November - Friday 2nd December

Years 5&6 Camp at Karakariki


Thursday 1st December

New Entrant school visits

WFPSA Athletics for Yrs 7&8 students only. The event is at Porritt Stadium.

(Waikato Full Primary Schools Association) This athletics event is for those Yr 7&8 students who gained 1st or 2nd place at the Lower Waipa Athletics.


Week 8

Tuesday 6th December

Last day for Yr 7&8 technology


Wednesday 7th December

PTA FUN DAY


Thursday 8th December

New Entrant school visits

School Board Meeting 7pm


Week 9

Monday 12th December

Class Shared Lunches


Tuesday 13th December

Yr 4-6/Kapa Haka Prize Giving 1:00pm


Wednesday 14th December

Potiki Prize Giving 11:00am


Thursday 15th December

Final New Entrant school visits

Year 8 Dinner 6:30pm


Friday 16th December

Yr 7&8 Prize Giving 12pm

Reports go home

Last Day of school

Ko wai maatou? Who are we?

We are a full primary school from Years 1 - 8 with 6 mainstream (Auraki) classes and 4 Bilingual (Reorua) classes. There are currently 220 students on our school roll.

We have a team of 6 Kaimahi or Teacher Aides, a Learning Support Coordinator and a SENCO/ORS leader. We have 11 teaching staff, 1 caretaker, 1 Administration officer and 1 Finance officer.