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

Weekly Notices

Term 3 - Week 4 (Monday 13th August - Friday 17th August)

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

12 August 2018 - 17 August 2018

School Cross Country this Friday



Dear Parents and Caregivers, 
Our Annual School Cross Country is scheduled for Friday 17th August 2018 over Lennie Kay’s and the Honeyfield farm next to the school. We will be starting the races from school and racing will begin at 12.30pm. 
Please note: The course will be closed to adults unless assisting with supervision. If you wish to assist with supervision on the course can you please email alana@korakonui.school.nz

Please ensure that your children have the appropriate clothing for cross country, including footwear, as they will be running through an operational dairy farm and footwear is essential. They will also need a warm sweatshirt or jacket to wear after their race and a named drink bottle.  

There will be a BBQ at the event selling sausages $2 and burgers $5. There will also be ice blocks, flavoured milk, water, tea and coffee for sale.

The Lower Waipa Schools inter-school cross country is Term 3 – Friday 24th August at Paterangi School. We will notify you of our selected team (students aged 7-12 years).

If you wish to take your children home at the end of the event, please ensure that you take them off the bus board.

Kind Regards
Korakonui Teaching Staff

12 August 2018 - 15 August 2018

School Closed on Wednesday 15th August

School will be closed on Wednesday 15th August to all students   due to
Teachers Strike Action

5 August 2018 - 20 August 2018

Do you love 'Chocolate ... order forms out now!

 ... Our Whittaker's Chocolates and Sileni Estate Fundraiser
are now released - please collect your chocolate box from the office and let us know if you wish for your child to take one home!

Chocolate fundraiser closes Monday 20th August and Sileni Estate on Friday 31st August. 

Thank you all for your support


22 July 2018 - 28 November 2018

Dates for your calendar in Term 3

14th August - Year 7 and 8 students to Technicraft

15th August - SCHOOL CLOSED Strike Action

17th August - School Cross Country

22nd August - Korakonui Speech Competition - 6-9pm

24th August - Lower Waipa Cross Country

30th August - Lower Waipa Speeches - 6pm

6th September - Waipa Kapa Haka Festival

12th September - School and Sports Team Photos 

28th September - Last Day of Term 3

15th October - First Day of Term 4

17th October - Agricultural Day 

24th October - Group Day

26th October - Waikato Show 

22nd - 23rd November - Ngahape Camp

9 July 2018 - 28 September 2018

Carpark & Frontage Upgrade

We have very exciting news…

This month Korakonui School will be hosting a crew of workman from Te Kuiti.

Think, little yellow digger, and then think – Bigger bigger digger!
Otorohanga District Council has enlisted the services of local contractors – Inframax Construction, to carry out entrance upgrades and parking improvements. This is an exciting project that will provide the car park with a much needed facelift. Work is planned to start in the school holidays and carry into the middle of Term 3.
Inframax will be back next week to seal the front car park and finish widening the road shoulder. Please note that there will be temporary traffic management in place during this time, and we ask that all visitors observe the temporary traffic signs. 


Thank you all so much for supporting us with this, to Jamie and Otorohanga District Council, and the Noeleen and the Ministry of Education with their support with this project.

Rochelle and Korakonui School team  😀

9 July 2018 - 28 September 2018

Mid-Week Hot Chocolate & Cookie Combo

Hot Chocolate and Cookie - $2 Morning Tea time every Wednesday in Term 3.

Payment can be made in cash or online - family name in reference please.

Korakonui School 12-3134-0048900-00

9 July 2018 - 28 September 2018

2018 Agricultural Day

 In light of the presence of Micoplasma Bovis – no calves are able to be shown at School Agricultural Days, Group Days and Waikato Show in 2018

Korakonui School will hold their Agricultural Day with goats and lambs only on Wednesday 17th October.

Te Awamutu Boys and Girls Group Day at Korakonui School with lambs and goats only will be on Wednesday 24th October

Waikato Show - Lambs and goats only - Friday 26th October

It is recommended that students who are from farms under movement restrictions due to mycoplasma bovis are not to bring an alternative animal – Dairy NZ website

The Saving Dates for Lambs and Goats (including Waikato Show) are:

    Early: 1st July  – 19th August

   Late: 20th August  – 20th September

Entry forms for our school Ag Day will go home in Week 4 of Term 3


Thank you our experts Stewart FitzGerald, Doug Ryan and Catherine White for bring their lambs and goats along to school on Friday and sharing their knowledge with students.
Lamb and kid Helpful Information is on our school website under Agricultural Day 2018.


Please return all Ag Day trophies to the school office thanks.


27 July 2018 - 26 September 2018

Juice Iceblocks

'Winter Sized' Iceblocks (mini) - $1 each

For sale at lunchtime every Friday 


28 June 2018 - 26 September 2018

Free Ear Clinic

 Free Ear Clinic Service for Children - Term 3

Te Awamutu - Tuesday 7th August, Wednesday 29th August and Monday 24th September - St Patricks School, at the Rewi Street entrance from 9am to 2.30pm

Otorohanga - Wednesday 5th September - Otorohanga Club Carpark, Whittington Lane - 9.15am to 2.30pm

 For inquiries please phone 07 8383565

1 January 2018 - 20 December 2018

Term Dates 2018

Notices from the last month: