Every year we have an arts festival where children are involved in ‘the arts’ activities. Parents who have skills in this area are invited to deliver a programme.
Science | Technology Fair
This year there will be a science/technology fair. Parents are invited to come in and have a look.
Education Outside the Classroom
All children will be involved in outdoor education/trips throughout the year. The whole school is involved in a noho marae each term.
Inter-school Sport Exchanges
We will be having interschool fixtures every term this year whereby each school will host an event. The other three schools involved are Lake Rotoma School, Whangamarino School and Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai.
Later in the year the Rotorua Primary Schools Festival will be held. TKKM o Te Rotoiti will be entering a roopu in the annual event. This year the Te Arawa Primary Schools Kapa Haka competition will also be held to choose kapa to represent Te Arawa at the national primary schools kapa haka competition in 2017.
Young Engineers Programme
We offer the exciting programme called ‘Young Engineers’ in terms two and three.
It is a programme that helps to teach children through practical exercises and experiments and will engage children of all levels. Young Engineers is for Year 2 to 8 students and helps children learn about engineering, science and physics while they build motorised Lego models. The Young Engineers programme will be offered to all our tamariki in Years 1 – 8.
Young Engineers is an international programme that is taught in over 15 countries around the world.
Jeanne Kerr is one of the founders of Young Engineers in New Zealand and believes the programme will help to build a ground swell of young scientists and engineers in our communities. “We can see that children disengage from science subjects as they become older, so we wanted a programme that would engage young children’s minds early and hopefully build their interest in engineering, science and physics, so that by the time they reach intermediate and secondary school, they’ll want to continue learning in these areas,” says Jeanne. “The skills they’ll learn in the Young Engineers programme are going to be in heavy demand in the near future,” she continues. “By normalising the ‘I Can’ attitude in young children, we’ll have ‘I Will’ leaders in years to come.
This year we will be delivering swimming lessons. Swimming lessons will take place at the lake on fine days. We have a whole school swimming sports day in term 1 and our Matawhaura Swimming Sports also at the Rotorua aquatic centre.