KAPA HAKA has begun for the year with our nationally recognised tutor, Matua Koro Tini. Notices have been sent home with children who wish to participate.
If you have any queries about Kapa Haka please come and see Mrs Dunkley in Room 3, or email sylviad@stmarysrotorua.school.nz

Sports News

Kia Ora Sports Parents,

Trudy's Blurb to go here!!!!

Cross Country

Well done to our St Mary's kids who took part in the inter school cross country yesterday, click here for the results and please read 'A Special Mention' further down the page.

Tough Gal and Tough Guy

It's that time again for our kids to get dirty!

The Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge at Lakes Ranch in Rotorua on Wednesday, 15 August 2018. This is a chance for our school kids to get involved in New Zealand's biggest mud run series.

The Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge will include many of the same amazing perks as adult version, such as outstanding goodie bags, challenging obstacles, incredible venues, hot showers and spot prizes. There is a 1.5km course for school years 3 to 4 and 3km course for years 5 & 6's.

Click here for the registration form, hardcopies have been sent out with the kids today. Details are also on the school's website.

Please note that the cost for Early Birds is $25 (until 3rd August) and after this is $30. Closing date is 10th August 2018.

There has been a copy of prices sent out saying $20 early bird and $25 after. PLEASE note this is incorrect!!!


Check on the website for your child's team.

Games / Grades 5 - 8 are up on the website the remaining grades are to come.

Football Uniform is:
Maroon PE Shorts
St Mary's Sports Socks (Blue and Maroon)
Football Top (to be collected from the Front Office) I have 30 kids who have not collected their top yet
Child's own Football Shoes

I have a range of football boots that have been donated. If your child needs boots, please let Trudy (Sports Coordinator) know.


Draw is up on the website.

Netball Uniform is:
St Mary's Netball Dress
Navy Socks
Child's own court shoes / sneakers

Your child can most definately wear warm clothing before and after a game, but please stick to the uniform when playing.


Miniball Teams are up on the St Mary's website, please check what team your child is in.

Miniball Uniform is:
St Mary's Maroon PE Shorts
St Mary's Singlet (to be collected from the Front Office) if you played touch then you will be playing in the same singlet.
Child's own court shoes / Sneakers

This year Juniors will play on a Monday and Middles and Seniors will play on the Friday. Please check website for teams and draws.


Games in this Mini grade will run from 11:00am to 12:00pm. We have four pools of seven. This means seven weeks in Round 1. Six of the weeks they will play teams in their own pool and one week they will play a cross-over games with a team from another pool. The draw will be up on the BOP Website today.

Games in the Maxi grade run from 8:30am to 11:00am. To move through the grading pools a bit faster and make sure for the first three weeks all our keen maxi beans are playing hockey we are going to run 20 minute games with a 5 minute change over. This means we can get through two games on May 12th, May 19th and May 26th. There will be no byes. If you are in Pool A you will have two games each week. The other pools will have two weeks of two games an one week where there is only one game. We have blocked the games so teams may have one game right after the other but they will not be waiting around for ages to play a second game. The draw will be available on the BOP Hockey Website today:

Hockey Uniform is:
St Mary's Maroon PE Shorts
St Mary's Hockey Sock (same as Football socks) Must have to hold shin pads in place.
St Mary's Hockey Top (to be collected from the Front Office)
Child's own hockey shoes / sneakers
Shin pads
Hockey Stick (Belly High)


Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime in the school hall

A Special Mention

To Kaia Joyce and Ariel Muchirahondo. They both participated in Taupo XLR8 swim meet a couple of weekends ago. Kaia took home 2 gold and 4 silvers, Ariel taking home 6 medals, one being gold for the 200m backstroke.

Click here to read about this amazing feat

BOP Squash Champs

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Wow, check these guys out

1st to Ryan Eggers, 2nd to Jacob Eggers and 3rd to Ashton Hyde - BOP Squash Tournament. Great stuff boys, can't wait to read about more wins in the near future.

To our Gymnastic's kids who participated last Friday in Te Puke - Wow all kids got medals, awesome work kids.

Ashton Hyde, Sterling Stevens-McNabb, Francis Larkin, Sophie Kemp, Rosa Hingston, Jaime Davies, Kymani Waititi, Hazel Ward, Kyrah Johns, Mekenna Hall and Annie Neilson-Annett

2018 - CBOP Cross Country

To our 2018 Cross-Country Team that represented our school - you gals & guys were awesome. Below is a list of the students who made this exception team.

Leah Field, Florence (Flossy) Smith, Harrison Roberts-Brake, Bryall Bagulo, Adam Dinniss, Madeleine Keaney, Maiah Ngawhika, KJ Waititi, Sofia Keeling, Josh Richardson, Carter Gale, Cyris McDonald, Liam Nicholson, DJ Katipa, Richard Hawker, Briar Rotherham, Abigail Sims, Darcy Ferguson, Persia Waiomio, Mya Elmiger, Sahr Korteqee, Jacob Eggers, Ariel Muchirahondo, Thornton Smart, Anaia O'Connell, Danni Coleman, Isabel McCashin, Olivia Orbell, Chloe Jarmey, Samuel James, Zak Bye, Hiwa Warbrick, Christian Waititi, Jett Jensen.

2018 - BOP Cross Country

To our qualifiers from yesterday, great yards of running has paid off and now you are off to represent the mighty Bay of Plenty in the BOP Cross Country, next Tuesday at Kaharoa School.

Our St Mary's BOP Team for 2018 are: Leah Field 5th Place, Madeleine Keaney 1st place, Maiah Ngawhika 4th Place, and Anaia O'Connell 5th place. Go the Girls. Parents I will have info out later today, but Sara Field has offered to take the girls next Tuesday. Many thanks Sara.

Edventure Outdoors- School Holiday Camps
These July school holidays we are running 2 awesome camps.
Tramping, rock climbing, possum trapping, team building challenges, hot pools and much more
Edventure Outdoors Camp, Mt Pirongia, July 9-13th
Edventure Winter Camp, Aongatete lodge, July 16-20th
- 8-14 yr olds
- OSCAR available
- Pick up/drop off AKL, BOP, Waikato
Book at www.edventure.co.nz or email mark@edventure.co.nz

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Term 1: 7 February to 13 April
Term 2: 30 April to 6 July
Term 3: 23 July to 28 September
Term 4: 15 October to 19 December
Teacher Only days : 2 February, 5 February