Term 1, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
A Message from Kiri Team
What a lovely first few weeks back at school we have had. It has been a delight to see all the children so excited to be at school making new friends and catching up with old buddies.
Have you noticed how beautiful our Kiri Gardens are? The plants survived the summer and plenty of vegetables have been picked. Ngaere, our lovely green-fingered grandmother, even cooked up some potatoes for the senior gardeners to enjoy.
This term our ‘Kohimarama Way’ focus is Commitment. This has led nicely into the students setting personal goals and class treaties and thinking about how they can work towards their goals this term. We have also been learning about Digital Citizenship. The children have learnt how to look after devices and to stay safe when working on them. An important message for children as they begin to work independently on devices.
Constable Gordon, our Scottish policeman, has also been busy showing Kiri children the safe way to walk on the footpath, cross roads and to be aware of sneaky driveways. Please reinforce this by being safe yourselves and always using the pedestrian crossings.
Ka kite ano, Kiri Team
The Kohimarama Way – Commitment
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to one that would never otherwise have occurred.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born 1749 and considered the greatest German Literary figure of the modern era).
Year 5-8 Swimming Sports
The Swimming Sports were held on Friday 2nd March at Sacred Heart indoor pools. A big thank you to all the parents who came to watch the fantastic swimmers or came to help on the day, your help and support is very much appreciated at big events like these. Congratulations to all the children who took part, they put in an outstanding effort and wowed the crowd with some very fast swimming. Listed below are the top three place-getters for all the races.
|Year 5 Girls 25m||Sami L||Mackenzie R||Isabella J|
|Year 5 Boys 25m||Monty N||Ben W||Phillip K|
|Year 6 Girls 25m||Amelie L||Danielle H||Stella Mc|
|Year 6 Boys 25m||Lachie H||Thomas D||Hadley Q|
|Year 7 Girls 50m||Amelia M||Alexia||Leanne C|
|Year 7 Boys 50m||Griffin L||Lou M||Mikey|
|Year 8 Girls 50m||Isabella C||Ella R||Zara T|
|Year 8 Boys 50m||Max D||James B||Rowan K|
|Year 7 Girls 100m||Zoe C||Nya P||Grace D|
|Year 7 Boys 100m||Callum B||Sean K||Dylan S|
|Year 8 Girls 100m||–||–||–|
|Year 8 Boys 100m||James B||Max D||Mick P|
|Year 5/6 Girls 25m||Stella Mc||Sami L||Mackenzie R|
|Year 5/6 Boys 25m||Lachie H||Tim C||Thomas F|
|Year 7/8 Boys 50m||Max D||James B||Sam W|
|Year 8 Girls 50m||–||–||–|
|Year 5 Girls 25m||Sami L||Mackenzie R||Lydi Z|
|Year 5 Boys 25m||Ben W||Hamish S||William B|
|Year 6 Girls 25m||Emily C||Stella Mc||Lucy H|
|Year 6 Boys 25m||Lachie H||Thomas D||Beau U|
|Year 7 Girls 50m||Zoe C||Grace D||Nya P|
|Year 7 Boys 50m||Callum B||Sean K||Mikey L|
|Year 8 Girls 50m||–||–||–|
|Year 8 Boys 50m||Max D||James B||Mick P|
|Year 5/6 Girls||Sami L||Mackenzie R||Danielle H|
|Year 5/6 Boys||Lachie H||Thomas D||Thomas F|
|Year 7/8 Boys||Max D||James B||Mick P|
|Year 5 Girls 25m||Sami L||Mackenzie R||Juliet N|
|Year 5 Boys 25m||Monty N||Phillip K||Ben W|
|Year 6 Girls 25m||Danielle H||Amelie L||Stella Mc|
|Year 6 Boys 25m||Lachie H||Thomas D||Tim C|
|Year 7 Girls 50m||Ava E||Kareena J||–|
|Year 7 Boys 50m||Sean K||Callum B||Matthew B|
|Year 8 Girls 50m||–||–||–|
|Year 8 Boys 50m||James B||Max D||Mick P|
|Year 5-8 Combined||Atkin||Patteson||Colenso|
Help Kohimarama School win Science and Technology equipment!
Vote here: schoolgen.co.nz/voteforyourschool/. Enter ‘Kohi’ and hit the vote button!
Remember, you can vote once a day up until voting ends on 2 April and the size of our school doesn’t matter as they divide the number of votes by the school roll to keep it fair. Please get your friends and family to vote as well.
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.
- Kohi Jellyfish (Y3/4) Won. Player of the Day: Coco P
- Kohi Narwhals Y5/6) Lost. Player of the Day: Sam D
- Kohi Stingrays (Y5/6) Won. Player of the Day: Team
House Points Update: Term 1, Week 6
Congratulations to Colenso for being Week 5 winners!
House Points for the Fortnight:
- 1st Colenso
- 2nd Selwyn
- 3rd Atkin
- 4th Patteson
Total House Points as at 6 March
- Atkin: 695
- Colenso: 730
- Patteson: 673
- Selwyn: 685
Congratulations to these outstanding students:
- Room 1 – Samuel L
- Room 2 – Ianthe C-C
- Room 4 – Zayn L
- Room 5 – Grayson G
- Room 6 – Collins C
- Room 7 – Jayden L
- Room 8 – Felix A
- Room 9 – Amilia U
- Room 10 – Lara D
- Room 11 – Lara K
- Room 12 – Maya R
- Room 13 – Drew B
- Room 14 – Molly C
- Room 15 – Cormac P
- Room 16 – Thomas C
- Room 17 – Isabella J
- Room 19 – Piper H, Oliver T
- Room 20 – Zeyn M, Grace D
- Room 21 – Jona L
- Room 22 – Benji P
- Room 23 – Luke D-P
Walking School Bus – Sam B
Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Congratulations to all our great students for doing the ‘right thing’ during break times – sharing, including others in their games, being friendly, making sure their rubbish goes in the bin and having fun. Our fortunate winners this time are:
- Sam – Rm 1 for Respect, Colenso
- Jeffrey – Rm 2 for Commitment, Colenso
- Ryan – Rm 2 for Friendliness, Selwyn
Baradene College invites students intending to apply to attend in 2019 to come to an open evening on Thursday 8 March at 6.30pm. Further information about Baradene College is available at www.baradene.school.nz.