PTA Newsletter – 3 May 2018

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

  • PTA Meeting – Mon 7 May, 7:00pm, Staff Room
  • Working Bee – Sun 27 May, 10:00am-2:00pm
  • PTA Meeting – Mon 11 Jun, 7:00pm, Staff Room
  • Trivia Night – Fri 15 Jun, 7:00pm, School Hall
  • Gala Dinner & Auction – Sat 8 Sep
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.

Event News

2018 Working Bee – Come and make a difference

As part of our efforts to improve the School’s outdoor environment we are organising a Working Bee on Sunday 27 May. The aim of the Working Bee is to give the school a bit of a tidy-up as well as to tackle a few specific landscaping projects. Obviously the more volunteers we have the more we can do!!!

The idea is to allocate a job to each volunteer, so if you are keen to be part of the day please get in touch. You don’t need to come for the whole time – even an hour or two would be great. Specifically we are looking for people to help with:

  • planning the event and sourcing supplies.
  • gardening
  • water blasting
  • Painting and general handy-man jobs.

If you can help, or if you have any ideas for things to do on the day please email kohiptachair@gmail.com.

You are welcome to bring your kids along and there will be a sausage sizzle on the top field. This is a community event so if you have any friends or family who may be able to help we would love to hear from them too.


Trivia Night is Back – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Friday 15th June, 7pm-midnight. Trivia Night is an institution at Kohimarama School and it’s back for 2018. So get your team of 10 together and register online now! If you don’t have a team – don’t worry. Register for the number of people you have and we will put you in a team. It’s an 80’s inspired evening, so drag out the leg warmers and start growing the mullet. Think Madonna, Wham and Miami Vice, Star Trek, Dynasty and The Love Boat. To register and find out more information go to the Trivia Night page.

Here’s an example of Tiger Turf from another school with a painted feature.

This year funds raised from Trivia Night will go towards revamping the Kiri play area by laying Tiger Turf outside rooms 1 and 2. If we raise enough money this can be done in July so come and support the event!!

Thanks to Mel Evans from Ray White Maguire Realty for sponsoring this event!


Sushi Wednesdays to stay!

Sushi Wednesday has been a huge success and we will be continuing it for term 2. Thanks to Rice Runner who have agreed to donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of sushi back to the School.  If you are able to help deliver sushi a few Wednesdays this term please email kohiptachair@gmail.com.

For instructions on how to order sushi go to the Sushi Wednesdays page.

Entertainment Books (2018/2019)

The new 2018/2019 Entertainment Book is now available. Order online at www.entbook.co.nz/990w62. The traditional book and digital subscriptions are both $70 and 20% goes back to the school.

The Entertainment Book is full of discounts  for restaurants, cafés, arts, attractions, hotels and more. For more information go to www.entertainmentbook.co.nz.

Get Involved

Help Wanted

Road Patrol Help
We are looking for parent help before school on road patrol. This is for 30 minutes (8.25am-8.55am) approximately 4 mornings this term. Please can you let us know if you could help on Tues or Thurs. Contact Justine Boyd on justineboyd123@gmail.com.
Trivia Night helpers – 15 June
We need a couple of people to help with set up and behind the bar. If you can assist contact triviakohipta@gmail.com
Ice-block Fridays Coordinator
We are looking for someone to take over purchasing ice-blocks and organising the volunteer roster. This would involve approximately 1-2 hrs per month. Email kohiptachair@gmail.com if you can help.

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block Fridays
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.