News & Events
Thank you to all the families who attended our Christmas Party this week - in spite of the rain! It was a fun evening that was enjoyed by all.
Last Friday we had our annual Prize Giving and Concert. Congratulations to all our students on their progress and successes this year, and well done to those who were recognised...
Finally, after nearly 4 years if negotiating with the Ministry and planning, our new therapy complex is on site at Base School.
Last week Laurence Carr was acknowledged as a Young Achiever at the Hastings Heretaunga Lions Young Achievers Awards in Hastings.
At Kōwhai School we have a group of students from across the school who use an electronic device or core vocabulary board as their main tool to communicate.
Some of the staff and students got into the spirit of Halloween last week. Great to see the fun they had!
Once again, our students have done us proud as they performed at the Polyfest today. It is so great to see them performing alongside their mainstream peers.
Last week our students had the opportunity once again to participate in music workshops with Julian Raphael and The Noveltones.
Wow! What amazingly talented performers we have in our Central Satellite! Last week a group of students took part in the Hastings Central School Production and they totally blew away...
It is always the right time to celebrate and have fun! The 2019 Kōwhai School Ball was a red carpet event with lots of our students breaking out their moves.
We are so lucky to have been given a worm farm at Base School. It is one step closer to becoming an environmentally friendly school.
This term, students from High School 3,2,1 studied Pets. The manager of Cape Sanctuary asked if our students could build some nest boxes for the little blue penguins which are...
It is hard to believe that this year is almost over! It was great to see such a large turn out of whānau and friends for our annual prize giving...
The Room 5 students are loving their new playground. It is a peaceful space with lots of different areas where the students can learn, play and relax!
Last Thursday we had our Pasifika Festival. It was an awesome morning with fantastic performances. Special thanks go to Caroline Fiu and her team for organising the day and ensuring...
It is all action in the Room 5 playground at Base School. Their playground rebuild has begun.
There was a fantastic turn out at the disco last night.Thanks to our amazing DJ Caroline and her whanau! Thanks for bringing out the best in our kids.
It is with great excitement that the Raureka class moved back to their satellite this week.
Congratulations to all our athletes who represented our school at the Special Olympics Athletics meet on Friday 23 March. It was an outstanding annual event held at the Hastings Sports Park.
We had lots of fun at our annual Christmas party. The vintage cars and the bouncy castle were very popular.
It was wonderful to see so many of our students receiving trophies and certificates for the effort they have put in this year.
Hawke's Bay Today published "The Year That Was," and our school has a lovely feature page in it.
The students have been enjoying our new playground at Base School for the last couple of weeks. There are so many exciting things to explore and do.
The diggers are in, the whole playground has been dug up and the rebuild has begun.
Everyone had a fabulous night on Friday at the disco. Thanks to Angela for superb organisation and to all the staff and students who danced the night away.
We always love it when Nonu the Newfoundland Therapy Dog comes to visit. We try and invite him in once a term.
After some not very pleasant weather, Friday 7th April was a beautiful day to celebrate the opening of our new buildings at Base School.
On Monday 27th February we went to a wonderful show with a magician, who presented a programme about eating healthy food. The students were captivated by his performance.
From 1 February until 31 July, Kowhai Special School is one of the community organisations featured in the Hastings Warehouse "Bags for Good in the Neighbourhood" initiative.
On Friday 2 December we had our annual prize giving and concert. It was a wonderful time of celebrating all the fantastic achievements of our students and showcasing their talent...
On Friday night we had the Halloween disco. There were some very scary characters hanging around! Thank you to Angela Joy Hames for making the night a success!
On Friday 14th October many classes from Kowhai School participated in the Hastings Polyfest, held at Flaxmere Primary School.
On Friday 23rd September we attended a concert arranged by Chamber Music NZ, featuring Julian Raphael, Jeremy Fitzsimons and Yoshiko Tsuruta.
On Saturday 17th September Rooms 1 and 2 at Base School finally moved into their new classrooms. It has been a long wait, but the classrooms are looking fantastic, all...
Thursday 15th September was the night for our annual Pamper evening. 36 women came to be pampered with massages, pretty nails and crafts, as well as good food and conversation.
On Friday, Nonu the Therapy Dog visited the classes at Base School. He is a two year old Himalayan Mountain Dog. His owner, Gerry, has two Himalayan Mountain Dogs.
The Hastings District Council loaned us their Imagination Playground blocks for a week. These large foam blocks are available for public use at Albert Square between 11 am and 2...
The new classrooms are coming together nicely. The walls, windows and doors are in and the roof is up. We are looking forward to them being completed.
Heretaunga Intermediate Satellite classes recently took part in a Special Olympics Swimming day. They enjoyed participating in a range of activities and races.
On Thursday 19th May the Base Junior classes visited the National Aquarium of New Zealand. The children loved the experience of getting "up close" with the sea creatures - and...
This term, we welcome Gardia Potgieter, at Kowhai Tec. She takes the place of Katrina Derham, who finished at the end of last term.
Stage One of the rebuild at Base School has been completed. The two reception classes are moving into the new rooms for Terms 2 and 3 (these rooms will eventually...
The Flaxmere High school classes went to the Flaxmere Swimming Sports. We are in the house called Kaha which, as you can see, is orange.