School Newsletter – 20 February 2018

Term 1, Week 4 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

To add any of these events directly to your own calendar go to the Calendar page.
Meet the Teacher EveningTue, 20 Feb, 7:00pm
Sushi Wednesday - First DayWed, 21 Feb
Peer Mediator TrainingThu, 22 Feb
House T-shirt DayFri, 23 Feb
Swimming (Year 2-3)Mon, 26 FebThu, 1 Mar
Road Safety (Year 1)Mon, 26 FebWed, 28 Feb
Peer Mediator TrainingTue, 27 Feb
Year 6 SailingWed, 28 FebThu, 1 Mar
Roll Return DayThu, 1 Mar
Assembly (Thursday)Thu, 1 Mar, 1:45pm
Swimming Sports - Year 5-8Fri, 2 Mar
Road Safety (Year 1)Fri, 2 Mar
Swimming (Year 2-3)Mon, 5 MarThu, 8 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 5 Mar, 7:00pm
Raglan Surfing Trip (Year 7-8)Tue, 6 Mar

A Message from the Student Leaders

Congratulations to our students who have taken up leadership roles so far as Student Council and House Captains.

Student Leaders – Bottom row: Sean, Matthew, Zoe, Madison, Kareena. Middle row: Jack, Henry, Isabella, Natan. Top row: Zara, Alice, James
House Captains – Bottom row: Ana-Zara, Amelia, Leanne, Ava, Callum, Elani. Middle row: Sydney, Jocelyn, Rowan, Ashton, Sam. Top row: James, Max, Mick, Noah, Caleb

Some advice from experts:

  • “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” John Wooden.
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King Jnr.

What our leaders are looking forward to this year is… “Being emcee”, “Raising our House shield at the Final Assembly”, “Organising the school Disco”, “Helping out other students and our school”, “Supporting my team at Swimming sports”, “Helping out and organising House sports”, “House Challenges”, “Athletics Day”, “Working with other House Captains and Student Leaders”, “Fundraising ideas”, “Being a good leader”.

Looks like 2018 is going to be a great year.

The Kohimarama Way – Commitment

We know we are showing commitment when we: think before making a promise, keep every agreement we make, make decisions confidently, go the extra mile, give 100% to everything we do and are faithful to people we care about.


Kohimarama School Librarian Wanted

We need a motivated, enthusiastic, organised person who shows initiative and likes working with students and teachers to run our school library. This is a paid, part time role—Monday to Friday. Training will be given to the successful applicant.

If you have any questions, please see Meegan Hill. Send your CV and a letter outlining your skill set and suitability for the role to or drop it into our school office.

Calling all parents – Walking School Bus Coordinator

The Walking School Bus needs a new coordinator. They would liaise with the Auckland Transport regarding any events, etc and do a small amount of admin for new walkers on any of the 5 buses. If you are interested or would like to know more – please call Ange Bray on 021818700.


If your child is going to be absent from school please call the school office DDI absent line on 930-9826 and follow the prompts or you can email the office at Please call or email before 9.00am. Any parents taking their children out for holiday will need to email the office to request leave from the school. Please address this email to the Principal.

Sushi Wednesdays are coming to Kohimarama School!

Starting tomorrow – Wednesday 21 February until the end of Term 1, the PTA are trialling Sushi Wednesdays. Pre-order your child’s sushi online at by the end of the day on Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s lunch on Wednesday morning. Children in Year 2-8 can collect their sushi from the Hall kitchen at lunchtime. Children in Year 1 will have their sushi delivered directly to their classroom (please make sure you include class details on the order).

For detailed instructions on how to order, go to the Sushi Wednesday page. Any questions please contact

Senior School Swimming Sports (Year 5–8) – Friday 2 March

We warmly welcome you to come and support our first sporting event for 2018. Our swimming sports will be held at Sacred Heart indoor pool. (244 W Tamaki Rd, Glen Innes).

Students will need to be at school no later than 8.20am on Friday 2 March. We will then depart Kohimarama School at 8.30am.

Swim Races 9.00am—1.00pm-ish. Please find the order of events listed below.

Medley – Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle
  • Open Year 5/6 Girls
  • Open Year 5/6 Boys
  • Year 7/8 Boys
  • Year 5 Girls/Boys 25m
  • Year 6 Girls/Boys 25m
  • Year 7/8 Girls/Boys 50m
  • Year 7 Girls/Boys 100m
  • Year 8 Boys 100m
  • Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls/Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m
  • Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls/Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m
  • Open Year 5/6 Girls/Boys 25m
  • Open Year 7 & 8 Boys 50m
Teachers vs Students
  • Freestyle Dress-up Relay 4 x 25m

At this stage there have been insufficient volunteers for the parents to front a relay team, however, there is still time! Email if you are interested. We are unable to set race times, however, the races go one after another, without a lunch break.

Weekly Results

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Rachel C
  • Room 2 – Luke S
  • Room 4 – Teagan H
  • Room 5 – Jager H
  • Room 6 – Charlie G
  • Room 7 – Jasmine H
  • Room 8 – Alexandra C, Alexander G
  • Room 9 – Angus B
  • Room 10 – Zoe M
  • Room 11 – Sophia L-M
  • Room 12 – Ava L
  • Room 13 – Melanie H
  • Room 14 – Emma B
  • Room 15 – Mieke T-P
  • Room 16 – Sherry J
  • Room 17 – Oliver S
  • Room 18 – Elden C
  • Room 19 – Kareena J
  • Room 20 – Griffin L, Ella R
  • Room 21 – Isabella M
  • Room 22 – Taylor A
  • Room 23 – Jayden M

Walking School Bus: Enya N

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Congratulations to all students doing the right thing in the playground. Our fortunate winners are:

  • Emily Rm 2 for Friendliness Selwyn
  • Juliette Rm 2 for Reliability Patteson
  • Jack P Rm 8 for Friendliness Atkin

Flippaball Results

  • Kohi Jellyfish Lost 2-5. Player of the Day: Jack T
  • Kohi Stingrays Won 5-3. Player of the Day: Ben W

House Points Update: Term 1, Week 4

The first house points for 2018 have been collected. Congratulations to Atkin for being Week 3 winners.

This weeks House Points

  • 1st Atkin
  • 2nd Patteson
  • 3rd Selwyn
  • 4th Colenso

Total House Points as at 20 February

  • Atkin: 323
  • Colenso: 306
  • Patteson: 316
  • Selwyn: 308

Community Notices