School Newsletter – 19 June 2018

Term 2, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Maori and Pasifika Meeting 5.30 pmWed, 20 Jun
Otago Problem SolvingThu, 21 Jun
Auckland City Mission Can AppealFri, 22 Jun
House T-Shirt DayFri, 22 Jun
Y0-3 SchoolTalk Parent Meeting 6.30-7.15pmWed, 27 Jun
Y4-8 SchoolTalk Parent Meeting 7.30-8.15pmWed, 27 Jun
Kiri Team Mystery Bottle Auction 3.15 pm (after Assembly)Fri, 29 Jun
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 29 Jun
PTA Meeting 7.00 pmMon, 2 Jul
Y7/8 Maritime MuseumThu, 5 Jul
House T-Shirt DayFri, 6 Jul
Reports Go HomeFri, 6 Jul
END OF TERM 2Fri, 6 Jul
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 7 JulSun, 22 Jul
START OF TERM 3Mon, 23 Jul
BOT Meeting 6.30 pmMon, 23 Jul
Otago Problem SolvingThu, 26 Jul
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 27 Jul
Y4-8 ICAS EnglishTue, 31 Jul
Student Achievement DiscussionsWed, 1 AugThu, 2 Aug
School Closes 12.55 pm Student Achievement DiscussionsThu, 2 Aug
House T-Shirt DayFri, 3 Aug
Inside Out MovieFri, 3 Aug
PTA Meeting 7.00 pmMon, 6 Aug
Y6 StardomeTue, 7 Aug
Junior Kids Lit CompetitionWed, 8 Aug
Band ShowcaseWed, 8 Aug
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 10 Aug
Y0-1 100 Day PartyFri, 10 Aug
Y7/8 Parent Camp Meeting 7.30-8.30 pm Rm18Tue, 14 Aug
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 Cowley Team

Cowley Team have been having a busy few weeks with our Triathlon and our visit to the Auckland Museum.

Last Monday we all completed the ‘Great Cowley Triathlon’  in order to raise funds for the school production later in the year. Our triathlon was made up of scootering, running and completing an obstacle course. Each event was 6-8 minutes long and we had to keep going until the whistle blew. We had some great helpers from Snell Team who showed us what to do and when to go to the next activity.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us!

As part of our Exploration focus this term, we went to the Auckland Museum to learn how and why early people migrated to New Zealand. We got to see where they travelled from and learnt how they got here – using stars, the wind, clouds and water currents to show them the way. We got to try to use some of the boat building techniques that were used to build the ocean going waka. It was tricky but fun!

The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

One lie is enough to question all truths.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.  If people all over the world…would do this it would change the earth.”  William Faulkner (American writer 1897-1962)


Inter-School Debating

On Wednesday last week, Kohimarama School hosted the Inter-School Debate competition with St Heliers, St Thomas’s and Stonefields Schools.

We had a massive turn out of over 50 students all who have been working exceptionally hard to prepare their debates and consider their rebuttal.

Our debates were:-

  • “That children should have screen time free days” – We were opposing this against St Heliers and we won.
  • “That teachers should be paid more if their students do better” – We were opposing this against Stonefields and we won.
  • “That complaining is the best medicine” – We were affirming this against St Thomas’s and we won.

A huge thank you to Penny Tucker for her help and expertise, to Nikola Karsten for helping judge and to the students who worked so hard; Rowan K, Sean K, Zara T, Alice L, Carter A, Elani R, Natan C, Zoe C, Amelia M, Mia-Rose B, Mia D, Margo R and Trixie R.

Well done! – Mrs Crow

The City Mission – One Can, Two Can Appeal

This Friday, 22nd June, we are once again bringing cans to school to support the fabulous work that the City Mission does for individuals and families in need of food.  Thank you for your generosity.

Kiri Team Mystery Bottle Auction

Hi everybody, we have our Kiri Team Mystery Bottle Auction coming up on Friday the 29th June after Assembly at 3.30pm.  We have heaps of exciting bottles for you to bid for. Hope to see you there.
Thank you! – Kiri Team

The Anchor Bottle Cap Cup – We need your help!!

The Anchor Bottle Cap Cup is coming to Kohimarama School!

We need to collect milk bottle caps to be in to win a variety of prizes.  The school with the most bottle caps collected wins, so start collecting!  Caps can be collected from the following milk bottles; 2L and 1L Anchor fresh white milk (including Blue, Lite, Trim, Calci+, Protein+, Silver Top, Zero Lacto Blue, Zero Lacto Trim, Organic Blue, and Organic Trim).

Prizes include a marquee, a visit from Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist – Tom Walsh, a warm up kit (including rugby balls, basketballs, hats and bags), Anchor products and Anchor sports bags and bottles.

There are 2 prize draws – the first on 9th July and the second on 6th August. So keep the caps coming!  Bring your caps to the School Office and put them into the special Anchor box.

Weekly Results

House Points: Term 2, Week 8

Congratulations to Selwyn for being the Week 7 winners!

House Points for the Fortnight:

Well done to all the students in Years 1-4 who took part in the Junior Talent Quest earlier this Term.  You have all received points for your House.

  • 1st  Selwyn
  • 2nd Atkin
  • 3rd Colenso
  • 4th Patteson

Total House Points as at 19 June

  • Atkin: 7844
  • Colenso: 8495
  • Patteson: 6669
  • Selwyn: 6919

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 –   Sam D, Eva S
  • Room 2 –   Emily S
  • Room 4 –   Mason M
  • Room 5 –   Caitlin M
  • Room 6 –   Lily M
  • Room 7 –   Emily C
  • Room 8 –   Daniel A
  • Room 9 –   Hugh K
  • Room 10 – Louis E
  • Room 11 – Amelie C-S, Oliver T
  • Room 12 – Darcy A
  • Room 13 – Freja E, Gemma M
  • Room 14 – Niklas S
  • Room 15 – Max A
  • Room 16 – Henry M
  • Room 17 – Monty N
  • Room 19 – Hamish T
  • Room 20 – Alicia H, Alice L
  • Room 21 – Luke T
  • Room 22 – Trixie R
  • Room 23 – Samuel S
  • Walking School Bus – Mattys N

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations to our students for being caught doing the right thing:
Sebastian              Rm 21           for Reliability                 Atkin
Maya                       Rm 12           for Friendliness            Colenso
Ava                          Rm 11           for Reliability                 Colenso

The following students were drawn from the ‘Greenie’ box for tickets to Pinocchio, a live performance, lucky people:
Room 1:   Eva, Isaac, Savannah
Room 2:   Mia, Seerat
Room 5:   Pedro
Room 8:   Kaley
Room 11: Liz
Room 12: Mya
Room 15: Keisha
Room 20: Lou
Room 21: Katja, Barney

Basketball Results

Y3 Kohi Breakers, Lost 18-10. POD – Oliver T
Y4 Kohi Magic, Won 18-10. POD – Max A

Netball Results

Y4 Kohi Lightning, Won 5-3.  POD – Gemma M

Flippaball Results

Y3/4 Kohi Kinas, Lost 5-1 .  POD – Gus
Y3/4 Kohi Jellyfish, Won 7-1. POD – Alex
Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Drew 2-2. POD – Grace
Y5/6 Kohi Stingrays, Drew 4-4. POD – Bella

Community Notices