School Newsletter – 10 April 2018

Term 1, Week 11 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Y1 Kohi Beach TripTue, 10 Apr
Student Achievement DiscussionsWed, 11 AprThu, 12 Apr
School Closes 12.55 pm Student Achievement DiscussionsThu, 12 Apr
END OF TERM 1Fri, 13 Apr
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 13 Apr
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 14 AprSun, 29 Apr
START OF TERM 2Mon, 30 Apr
Y7/8 Eastern Zone OrienteeringTue, 1 May
Y6 SailingWed, 2 May
Y7/8 Immunisation - Pre talk for studentsThu, 3 May
Y7/8 Eastern Zone Orienteering - Rain DayThu, 3 May
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 4 May
Y6 Zoo TripMon, 7 May
PTA Meeting 7.00 pmMon, 7 May
Y1-8 KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) Parent Evening Y0-3 7.00 pm/Y4-8 7.45 pmTue, 8 May
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 Hillary Team

It has been a busy start to the year in Hillary Team.  We have been doing art, passion projects, inquiry and many more. We have had lots of challenges along the way and have had to push ourselves and take risks in our learning. We can’t wait for next term.  We are looking forward to following more of our passions.

Term 1 Passion Projects

This term Hillary Team have been working on passion projects. These projects are topics we are passionate about and help us to extend our learning. We can work in a group or by ourselves. Passion projects are every Friday and we enjoy learning about our interests.

Hologram Project

In our group we have been learning about holograms. The reason we wanted to learn about holograms for passion projects is because we we were interested in them and wanted to learn more. We made the holograms with a plastic bottle. Firstly we cut a bottle in half. Then using a computer we played a video with images and used the bottle to create the images above the computer.

By Keisha, Maddie and Georgia

Fairness Inquiry

This term our inquiry has been all about fairness. We have been learning about equity and equality. Equity is when people get stuff based on their needs for example, their was four pencils and three people. One person had two pencils  all ready and the other two didn’t so that would get two each. Equality is when everyone gets the same for example, there are three people and three pencils everyone would get one pencil each.

This term Freddie and Ben are working on a school cricket tournaments because we think it is unfair how some people can’t represent our school in something they are good at like cricket.

For inquiry Ashton and Max are working on a school soccer team for competition we think it is unfair because heaps of people enjoy the sport and would want to play it for school.

By Freddie and Ashton

The Kohimarama Way – Commitment

Desire is the key to motivation, but its determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. Mario Andretti. Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Vince Lombardi


Keeping Ourselves Safe  –  Parent Meeting Tuesday 8th May

Keeping Ourselves Safe [KOS] consists of a comprehensive range of child protection resources to help students learn and apply a range of safety skills that they can use when interacting with others. It is a Health Unit run in conjunction with NZ Police. To find out more of what your Child will be learning and have your questions answered we are inviting you to attend a parent information meeting to be held at Kohimarama School on Tuesday 8th May. Teachers and Constable Gordon will be there to outline the programme.

  • 7.00-7.45pm   Kiri and Cowley Team parents. We will meet in the School Library.
  • 7.45-8.30pm   Hilary and Snell Team parents. We will meet in Rooms 19 and 20.

Mega Magical Mystery Raffle

Limited number of tickets
Ticket $2.00 each
1 in 50 chances to win!!!

Fundraising for whole school production
Tickets for sale outside hall before and after school
From beginning of Week 1 Term 2.
Raffle drawn at first available assembly

Weekly Results

Flippaball Results

Kohi Jellyfish (Y3-4) – 3rd in Year 3/4 Grade

  • Semi-Final – Loss.
  • Final – Win.  Player of the Day: Xavier

Kohi Narwhals (Y5-6)

  • Semi-Final – Loss.   Player of the Day: Tilly
  • Final – Loss.  Player of the Day: Mischa

Kohi Stingrays (Y5-6)  – Winners Year 5/6 A Grade

  • Final-Win.  Player of the Day: Team

Community Notices

HOLIDAY SOCCER with Billy Harris
Where: Orakei Domain, Okahu Bay
When: 16, 17, 18 April
Time: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: $20 per day

What to bring: Boots or trainers, snack, drink, cap, rain jacket
To enrol: contact Billy on
or 027 279-9042