Term 1, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
A Message from the Deputy Principals
Senior School Leaders
This Term we have been slowly introducing you to our senior leaders in the school. We have already introduced you to our Student Leaders and our House Captains. Now we wish to introduce you to our Peer Mediators and our Librarians. We were so spoilt for choice this year and we have groups of fabulous leaders supporting us.
Congratulations to our student Librarians for 2018. They have already begun their duties in our library and have proven to be a conscientious, friendly and willing group of leaders in our school. As Lemony Snicket says, “A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty because somebody will always be in it taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”
Thank you to Fiona Carroll, our School Librarian, for the positive way our Library is run. At 12.55 pm daily our library is a hive of activity, with students involved in a variety of tasks – it is a great place to be, come visit.
Due to family circumstances, Fiona will be leaving us towards the end of the Term and we want to take this opportunity of thanking her for all the fabulous additions and activities that our Library now has because of her creativity. You will be missed!
Top Town Competition
This was an exciting day. The parents, who were there to support, and myself all had a great time. The activities ranges from sleigh pulling to cart hauling and water slides with hoops. So much fun. Our teams did really well on the day. The Year 3 & 4 team came fourth overall and the Year 5 & 6 team came third. So proud of all of them. Thank you to Sonia-Jane who organised the day. Enjoy this snapshot of the day.
- Isabel O
- Lucas O
- Louis E
- Sam C
- Jack P
- Josh H
- Xavier H
- Patrick M
- Isaac R
- Andrew F
- Finn E
- Charlie B
- Sienna M
- Charlotte C
- Lachie H
- Beau U
- MacPherson C
- Georgia M
- Isabella F-M
- Aidan M
- Henry M
- Isla M
The Kohimarama Way – Commitment
Commitment: It’s the little choices every day that lead to the final results we’re striving for. “Commitment is an act, not a word.” Jean-Paul Sarte (French novelist and playwright awarded the Novel Prize for Literature in 1964 but he declined it). “There are only two options regarding commitment: you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in between.”
Student Achievement Discussions – Wednesday 11th/Thursday 12th April
Student achievement discussions will be held on Wednesday 11th April and Thursday 12th April. Please be aware that school will finish for students at 12.55pm on Thursday 12th April with the first interviews starting at 1.30pm on that day. We have some capacity to supervise students in the hall where parents are unable to make alternative arrangements. It is important that your child’s classroom teacher is informed by 9.00am on the morning of Thursday 12th April if you would like your child supervised in the hall. School will finish for students at 3.00pm on the Wednesday.
This year we are offering parents the opportunity to meet with the teacher without their child present for part of the discussion. This would mean, in your 15 minute discussion, 10 minutes would be spent together and the last 5 minutes would be between you and their teacher. If you wish to do this, please inform your child’s teacher via email before Wednesday 11th April.
Instructions to book your Student Achievement Discussions
Please leave a gap between your interviews if moving from one class to another so you do not lose some of your precious talking time.
Book via the following web address: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz. Click onto Event School Code—Type in 3vvp7 press enter — then follow the instructions.
If, for any reason, you are unable to access this site or you experience any problems, please contact Myana at Kohimarama School Office on 99309820. Myana will be able to make an appointment time for you.
BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON TUESDAY 10th APRIL at 9.00am.
Please Update your Email Details
We are moving to SchoolTalk which is an online tool that provides parents with real-time information about what your child is learning and what their next steps are. In order to accept the invitation, which gives you access to this portal, we require up-to-date email addresses.
If you have any updates you would like to make to your email, please contact email@example.com. You can also take this chance to add an additional family member’s email to also receive school emails and a SchoolTalk login, should you want to. Invitations for SchoolTalk will be going out early in Term 2.
The AIMS Games, held in Tauranga, provide an opportunity for outstanding competitors in Year 7-8 to compete against their peers in their chosen sports. Students can compete individually or in a team in 22 different sports.
Kohimarama School would like to provide the opportunity for students to participate in 2018. It is entirely possible that we are unaware of some of our students participating at a high level in sports, especially those which are not covered at school.
These are the sports represented at AIMS: Badminton, Basketball, BMX, Canoe Slalom, Cross Country, Football, Futsal, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey (6 and 11 aside), Indoor bowls, Multisport, Netball, Performance groups, Rock Climbing, Rugby Sevens, Squash, Swimming, Table tennis, Tennis, Water polo and Yachting.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of including your child, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whilst the games are held Sunday 9th September to Friday 14th September registration closes early June.
Trials will be held for netball on the following dates & times:
- Year 4 – Tuesday, 20 March 7.30 am
- Year 5 – Tuesday, 20 March 7.50 am
- Year 6 – Thursday, 22 March 7.30 am
- Year 7-8 – Thursday, 22 March 7.50 am
Year 3 players will be automatically placed into a team.
Trials will be held for basketball on the following dates & times
- Year 4 – Wednesday, 21 March 7.30 am
- Year 5 – Wednesday, 21 March 7.45 am
- Year 7-8 – Tuesday, 27 March 7.30 am
- Year 6 – Tuesday, 27 March 7.50 am
Year 3 players will be automatically placed into a team.
Register for the School Waterpolo team!
Are you a strong swimmer? Waterpolo is one of the fastest growing sports in NZ — Lots of fun and great fitness. No experience is required, we have regular training sessions. Games are late Friday afternoons, starting in Term 2, played locally at Sacred Heart College.
If your child is interested to find out more contact email@example.com.
- Kohi Jellyfish (Year 3-4) – Won Player of the Day: Alex
- Kohi Narwhals (Year 5-6) – Won Player of the Day: Finn & Charlotte
- Kohi Stingrays (Year 5-6) – Won Player of the Day: Monty
House Points Update: Term 1, Week 8
Year 5-8 Swim Sports were held on Friday, 2 March and the House Points have now been tallied. Congratulations to the Swim Sports House winners: Atkin.
- Atkin: 1980
- Colenso: 1765
- Patteson: 1605
- Selwyn: 1275
These points have now been added to the overall tally.
House Points for the Fortnight:
Congratulations to Atkin for being the Week 7 winners!
- 1st Atkin
- 2nd Colenso
- 3rd Patteson
- 4th Selwyn
Total House Points as at 20 March
- Atkin: 3007
- Colenso: 2886
- Patteson: 2639
- Selwyn: 2328
Congratulations to these outstanding students:
- Room 1 – Kupa M
- Room 2 – Fitia B
- Room 4 – Grace D
- Room 5 – Blair C
- Room 6 – Logan M
- Room 7 – Hamish B
- Room 8 – Aidan J, Alexa J
- Room 9 – Sophia U, Joseph C
- Room 10 – Xavier H
- Room 11 – Lucas O
- Room 12 – Mischa M
- Room 13 – Skye M
- Room 14 – Xavier F
- Room 15 – Odesa B
- Room 16 – Beau Z, Georgia M
- Room 17 – Lydia Z
- Room 19 – Mohammed M
- Room 20 – Ana-Zara M-M
- Room 21 – Ella N
- Room 22 – Violet T
- Room 23 – Melody U
Walking School Bus – Summer, Paul S
Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Thank you to all our students who do the “right thing” in the playground ie. include others in their game, play fairly, make sure the teams are ‘even’, and have fun – you rock!
Special Congratulations to the following:
- Sam Rm 1 for Respect Colenso
- Jeffrey Rm 2 for Commitment Colenso
- Ryan Rm 2 for Friendliness Selwyn
- Cerys Rm 10 for Respect Atkin
- Conrad Rm 10 for Friendliness Patteson
- Alessa Rm 15 for Respect Atkin
Selwyn College Open Evening
Sheryll Ofner, Principal of Selwyn College is delighted to invite you to attend our Open Evening on Thursday March 22nd starting at 6.45 pm. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the strengths and performance of our wonderful school. We look forward to welcoming you.
Enrolment Days – Monday 26 March & Tuesday 27 March, 10.00am-6.00pm