School Newsletter – 6 March 2018

Term 1, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Swimming (Year 2-3)Mon, 5 MarThu, 8 Mar
Raglan Surfing Trip (Year 7-8)Tue, 6 Mar
House T-shirt DayFri, 9 Mar
Pop-up Globe Trip - Macbeth (Year 7-8)Thu, 15 Mar
AssemblyFri, 16 Mar, 1:45pm
Board of Trustees MeetingMon, 19 Mar, 6:30pm
Netball Trials (Year 4-5)Tue, 20 Mar
Life Saving Certificate at Muriwai (8.00am start) (Year 7-8)Tue, 20 Mar
Basketball Trials (Year 4-5)Wed, 21 Mar
Kiri Family PicnicWed, 21 Mar, 4:00pm
Netball Trials (Year 6-8)Thu, 22 Mar
Tiritiri Matangi Trip (7.45am start) (Year 7-8)Fri, 23 Mar
House T-shirt DayFri, 23 Mar
Hearing and Vision TestingMon, 26 MarTue, 27 Mar
Eastern Zone Swimming (Year 7-8)Mon, 26 Mar
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the 2018 Calendar List.

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.

2018 Results
Freestyle 1st 2nd 3rd
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
Butterfly 1st 2nd 3rd
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
Breaststroke 1st 2nd 3rd
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
Medley 1st 2nd 3rd
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
Backstroke 1st 2nd 3rd
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
Relays 1st 2nd 3rd
Year 5 Atkin Colenso Selwyn
Year 6 Patteson Atkin Selwyn
Year 7/8 Patteson Atkin Colenso
Year 5-8 Combined Atkin Patteson Colenso

Help Kohimarama School win Science and Technology equipment!

You can help Kohimarama School WIN $25k, $15k or $10k worth of Science and Technology equipment! Genesis’ School-Gen is giving away $50,000 to help schools energise young minds.

Vote here: 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.


If your child is going to be absent from school please call the new school office absent line on 930-9826 or you can 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.

Weekly Results

Flippaball Results

  • 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

Class Certificates

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

Community Notices

Open Evening for Year 9 Students in 2019
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