Opportunities

Sport

We have out-of-school teams in Netball, Hockey and Miniball in the winter and Cricket and Water polo in the summer for children.  We do rely on our parents to volunteer as team managers and coaches. We have a sports uniform that is available for hire or purchase which can then be used for fitness and other school sport to save the school uniform from wear and tear.

We take part in the winter and summer interschool sports exchanges, including cross-country running and athletics. If you have any questions about the any aspect of in-school sport, please contact Christina de Lore. For after school sports please see Janine in the office and she will put you in touch with the correct coordinator.

 

 

Performance Opportunities

During the year our children have opportunities to view external presenters who come to the school to perform for us.  Every second year we present a major production either as a whole school or in teams, where every child is involved in some way.  In 2017 each team performed a show when it suited them during the year. They were amazing! Your child will also perform in dance and singing items through out the year with their class room or join the kapahaka group.

Music

We currently have a tutor to teach children in keyboard and piano during school hours.  Please contact the school if you would like more information about this. 

Swimming / Aquatic Centre

Pool maintenance is time-consuming and expensive so we use the Rotorua Aquatic centre as our base for teaching swimming in Term 2 & 4 of each year. From 2019 our programme will change to reflect what we believe will better suit our tamariki ie: Lake Safety for Seniors, water confidence for Juniors and 3 weeks of swimming lessons for years 2 -4.

Kapahaka

All students who are interested can audition for the Kapahaka group who perform at the local concert bi-yearly (alternating with production). If there is enough interest, we also run an ‘up and coming’ kapahaka group so that everyone who wants to can be part of the fun!

 

Outdoor Education

All children will be involved in outdoor education and trips throughout the year. See under Curriculum for more information.

Book Week

Each year we have a Book Week which focuses on a particular theme or author.  The children participate in a variety of activities promoting reading.  There may be a guest author or illustrator visit the children and for many years now we have had a special "Character Parade" where the children are able to dress-up as their favourite story-book character.  We have special displays of books which may be purchased for home, or as a donation to the school.

 
Kawaha Point School
Aquarius Drive
Rotorua, New Zealand
Ph: 07 348 5864
Fax: 07 349 2581