Kupu whakaatu o Kotemaori kura | Kotemaori School Notices

Te Kura o Kotemaori

Update from the Principal

Week ending 24/03/2017

Hello to the parents and caregivers, this week the Board of Trustees met for the first time in 2017. We are all pleased with the way the school is running since the start of this year and have set some projects for us to work on throughout the year. One of the priorities of the school this year is to make reading and writing a real focus for learning this year. As it stands to date we have achieved very well with regards to maths, but would like to see the children reading and writing better. To assist us with this goal we are using different strategies and programmes to encourage and support the children’s reading. On the home front, the children are expected to read every night and we supply them with  books that encourage them to engage in reading.

School is already mid-way through the Term and we will be having a Duffy Role Model assembly on the 12th of April, where Ray Bishop will come and give the children the books they have chosen and a motivational talk.

That’s all from me.

Simon Couling





Just a reminder to parents / caregivers if you could please ring to let us know if your child/ren are going to be absent from school.  Leave a message if we don’t pick up.  Much appreciated.


Citizen of the week

Shane Sheriff

Birthday Wishes

To Amyah Ross who turns 8 years old today 23rd March.

What’s Happening at School


21         BOT Meeting at 5.30pm at school

31         Religious instruction


12         Duffy Role Model assembly

13          End of Term one

14th     Good Friday


1st        Term 2 begins



At Tutira school at 3pm on April 3rd 2017.  If your children are interested in playing this year bring them along.  For more information  contact

Nigel Stillwell – 0211284975

M O’Grady – 8376589

C Prendergast – 06 8397425



Sunday 9th April from 8.30am onwards.

$40 for 70 targets

Ammo, food and refreshments available. Kids $10 for 10 clays

Ammo and firearm supplied (410 and 20 gauge)

Adult supervision is a must.

Contact Us:

p. +64 (6) 837 6880 | f. +64 (6) 837 6884 | e. kotemaori@xtra.co.nz


Just a reminder to ALL parents/caregivers to contact the school when your tamariki are going to be absent.

Thank-you to the whanau who always contact school. Kia Ora!