Korakonui School - Small enough to care yet big enough to challenge and inspire

Weekly Notices

for Monday 18 February 2019

Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

21 February 2019 - 1 March 2019

Roll Return Day - Friday 1st March

Twice a year the Ministry of Education requires schools to complete
an official roll count of students enrolled at our school.
This is an important process as our future funding and staffing
is calculated on these numbers. 
Friday 1st March is the next official roll count day.
If your child, or children are away on Friday 1st March,
please send/email a brief note explaining their absence
(e.g. sickness, appointment, home circumstances etc.)
This is to assure the Ministry of Education that we have
the exact number of students that we say we have.
21 February 2019 - 26 February 2019

Technicraft for Yr 7 & 8 students

Technicraft for Bayley students will be on Tuesday 26th February.
Please ensure all students are at school by 8.50am sharp, with their tech books and closed in shoes, to catch the bus to Otorohanga South School.
7 February 2019 - 4 March 2019

Swimming Sports 2019



As a staff we are very concerned with the rising drowning rates in NZ this summer. We appreciate that not all students will be confident swimmers, however we believe that all students need to be able to swim to survive. Our senior school swimming goal for 2019 is that each child can swim at least 33 metres with or without a bouyancy aide. Water Safety NZ state that by age 10 a child should be expected to swim at least 50 metres to safety. We will be including Water Safety training as a part of our teaching in Term 1.

Our students have been training daily and this year we will have our senior swimming sports at the Otorohanga Pool, Kakamutu Road, OTOROHANGA. We will be taking the students to the Otorohanga Pool for training practise from next week. All students will be required to attend their classes first session as we are teaching our students confidence in deep water as part of our Water Safety programme. We will have bus transport to and from the pool for years 1-4 (Mangatutu and Naghape) and private cars for Year 5-8 (Wharepuhunga and Bayley).

Korakonui School training days - focus on confidence with deep water safety (3.6m), stamina and diving

Wednesday 13th February 9.30-12.30pm Wharepuhunga & Bayley (leave school 9am return 1.15-1.30pm)

Tuesday 19th February 9.30-11am Wharepuhunga & Bayley (leave school 9am return by 12pm)

Thursday 28th February 9.30-12.30pm Yr5-8 Practise for the Swimming Sports (leave school from 9am return by 1.15pm)

Korakonui Swimming Sports - 10am start racing Monday 4th March 2019 (leave 9.15am return by 2.30pm)

1 February 2019 - 12 April 2019

House T-Shirts

House t-shirts, Tui (blue), Weka (green) and Kiwi (red) are available from the school office for $15 - along with School polo shirts, in green and gold,  for $35.

Both can be charged to your school account. 
Please email the office if your child requires a shirt.

22 February 2019 - 10 March 2019

Korakonui Rugby Club

 Rugby Club newsletter can be viewed on our website.

30 January 2019 - 12 April 2019

Free Ear Clinic

 Free Ear Clinic Service for Children - Term 1

Te Awamutu - Tuesday 19th February and Monday 8th April - St Patricks School, at the Rewi Street entrance from 9am to 2.30pm

 For inquiries please phone 07 8383565

28 January 2019 - 12 April 2019

Juice Iceblocks

Ice Blocks for sale at morning tea on Fridays - $1 each

27 January 2019 - 13 December 2019

Term Dates 2019

 Term 1 - Tuesday 29th January  -  Friday 12th April

 Term 2 - Monday 29th April  -  Friday 5th July 

 Term 3 - Monday 22 July  -  Friday 27th September

 Term 4 - Monday 14th October  -  Friday 13th December 


Notices from the last month: