Term 2, Week 4 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Y1-8 KOS Constable Gordon||Mon, 21 May - Fri, 25 May|
|Y8 HPV1 Catch-ups||Thu, 24 May|
|Y5/6 Bay Suburbs Boys & Girls Football||Thu, 24 May|
|Y7/8 Documentary Festival 9.00 am - 12.30 pm||Fri, 25 May|
|House T-Shirt Day||Fri, 25 May|
|PTA - Working Bee - All Welcome||Sun, 27 May|
|Dental Van in School||Mon, 28 May - Thu, 31 May|
|Y5/6 Bay Suburbs Football - Rainday||Mon, 28 May|
|Y7 Eastern Zone Boys Football||Tue, 29 May|
|Y4-8 ICAS Science||Tue, 29 May|
|Y7/8 Documentary Festival 9.00 am - 12.30 pm||Wed, 30 May|
|Y8 Eastern Zone Boys Football||Thu, 31 May|
|School Assembly 1.45 pm||Thu, 31 May|
|TEACHER ONLY DAY||Fri, 1 Jun|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||Mon, 4 Jun|
|Y1-8 Imagination Experience Science Show||Tue, 5 Jun|
|Y3 Museum Trip||Wed, 6 Jun|
|Jammies in June Fundraising for Kids First||Wed, 6 Jun - Fri, 8 Jun|
|Y7/8 Eastern Zone Rugby||Thu, 7 Jun|
|House T-Shirt Day||Fri, 8 Jun|
|SPCA Fundraiser||Fri, 8 Jun|
|PTA Meeting 7.00 pm||Mon, 11 Jun|
|Y4-8 ICAS Writing||Tue, 12 Jun|
|ESOL Parent Information Meeting 2.00 pm||Tue, 12 Jun|
|ESOL Parent Information Meeting 7.00 pm||Tue, 12 Jun|
|Class Photos/Individual Staff and Student Portrait Photos||Tue, 12 Jun|
|Inter-School Debate Competition||Wed, 13 Jun|
|Y2 Museum Trip||Wed, 13 Jun|
|School Assembly 1.45 pm||Fri, 15 Jun|
|PTA - Trivia Night||Fri, 15 Jun|
A Message from the Principal
Today I must start with an apology.
I apologise that you have not been adequately informed about our Teacher Only Day which is scheduled for Friday 1 June, in good time. Although this has been a regular event, it is my responsibility to have this in the calendar and newsletter and to communicate the day as early as practicable. I understand that you need time to organise and cover child care for this day. Please accept my apologies for this omission.
Over the last few weeks we have been holding auditions for our Junior Talent Quest. Singing and dancing are just some of the acts that we have had at the finals this afternoon. It has been wonderful to hear the excited performers talking about their acts. I have enclosed some pictures of today’s performers for your interest. I am pleased to say that the students of Kohimarama School performed beautifully and with confidence. Congratulations to all performers and especially to our finalists who performed today.
Reporting Student Progress Mid-Year 2018
As you will be aware the government has removed the National Standards as the required form of reporting against student achievement. This is being phased out throughout this year. I am writing to let you know that Kohimarama School will still use National Standards at this mid-year report. As a school we are in transition to a full report using the progressions in the NZ Curriculum and within the SchoolTalk Learning tool.
Reminder: School Working Bee on Sunday
My thanks go to the PTA for coordinating our working bee for this Sunday 27th May between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm. A spruce up and gardening enhancements are being planned. Come along and join me and members of our community in ensuring that our school continues to be improved and enhanced though all of our efforts. Thank you in advance.
The Kohimarama Way – Honesty
You know you are practising Honesty successfully when you, say what you mean and mean what you say, make promises you can keep, admit your mistakes, refuse to lie, cheat, or steal, tell the truth tactfully or are true to yourself and do what you know is right.
The Board of Trustees are undertaking a project to create a database of Kohimarama School’s past and present students. The first stage is to enter the students details into an Excel spreadsheet. As the school has been going nearly 100 years, there are a lot of hand-written records to input.
We are looking for volunteers with a few hours a week to spare and access to Excel who can help with data entry from home.
If you are able to help please contact Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mega Magical Mystery Raffle
Thank you to all those who supported the Snell Team raffle. We raised $800.00 that will go directly towards the school production. Congratulations to the 20 prizewinners whose names were drawn last Friday at assembly. We hope you enjoy your prizes.
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House Points: Term 2, Week 4
Congratulations to Patteson for being the Week 3 winners!
House Points for the Fortnight:
- 1st Patteson
- 2nd Atkin
- 3rd Colenso
- 4th Selwyn
Total House Points as at 22 May
- Atkin: 5360
- Colenso: 6113
- Patteson: 5695
- Selwyn: 4503
Congratulations to these outstanding students:
- Room 1 – Cleveland T
- Room 2 – Aimee J
- Room 4 – Jackson H
- Room 5 – Jack B
- Room 6 – Abby W
- Room 7 – Katelyn K, Isabella B
- Room 8 – Kaley P
- Room 9 – Lucy M, Sophia E
- Room 10 – Jessica T, Zach L
- Room 11 – Liz Z
- Room 12 – Nina R
- Room 13 – Freja E, Sam D
- Room 14 – Theo B
- Room 15 – Ashton C, Sami L
- Room 16 – Audrey H
- Room 17 – Jayden W
- Room 19 – Sam B
- Room 20 – Alicia H, Finn W, Noah S
- Room 21 – Barney B
- Room 22 – Toby H
- Room 23 – Stella M
Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Thank you to the many students who are using our pedestrian crossings, you are fabulous!! Our winners this week are:
Piala-Rose Rm 12 for using our pedestrian crossing Selwyn
Imogen Rm 14 for using our pedestrian crossing Patteson
Audrey Rm 16 for Friendliness Patteson
Y3/4 Kohi Kinas, Drew 0-0. POD – Andrew
Y3/4 Kohi Jellyfish, Won 6-0. POD – Ava
Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Won 3-0. POD – Grace & Juliet
Y5/6 Kohi Stingrays, Lost 0-2. POD – Monty
Y7/8 Waterpolo, Lost 7-4
Y3 Kohi Hotshots, Won 7-2. POD – Sofia H
Y4 Kohi Lightning, Lost 9-7. POD – Alyssa R
Y8 Kohi Tactix, Won 21-10. POD – Alice L
Y3 Kohi Breakers, Won 6-1. POD – Carter M