Term 2, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Maori and Pasifika Meeting 5.30 pm||Wed, 20 Jun|
|Otago Problem Solving||Thu, 21 Jun|
|Auckland City Mission Can Appeal||Fri, 22 Jun|
|House T-Shirt Day||Fri, 22 Jun|
|Y0-3 SchoolTalk Parent Meeting 6.30-7.15pm||Wed, 27 Jun|
|Y4-8 SchoolTalk Parent Meeting 7.30-8.15pm||Wed, 27 Jun|
|Kiri Team Mystery Bottle Auction 3.15 pm (after Assembly)||Fri, 29 Jun|
|School Assembly 1.45 pm||Fri, 29 Jun|
|PTA Meeting 7.00 pm||Mon, 2 Jul|
|Y7/8 Maritime Museum||Thu, 5 Jul|
|Reports Go Home||Fri, 6 Jul|
|House T-Shirt Day||Fri, 6 Jul|
|END OF TERM 2||Fri, 6 Jul|
|SCHOOL HOLIDAYS||Sat, 7 Jul - Sun, 22 Jul|
|BOT Meeting 6.30 pm||Mon, 23 Jul|
|START OF TERM 3||Mon, 23 Jul|
|Otago Problem Solving||Thu, 26 Jul|
|School Assembly 1.45 pm||Fri, 27 Jul|
|Y4-8 ICAS English||Tue, 31 Jul|
|Student Achievement Discussions||Wed, 1 Aug - Thu, 2 Aug|
|SCHOOL CLOSES AT 12.55 PM for Student Achievement Discussions||Thu, 2 Aug|
|House T-Shirt Day||Fri, 3 Aug|
|PTA Meeting 7.00 pm||Mon, 6 Aug|
|Y6 Stardome||Tue, 7 Aug|
|Junior Kids Lit Competition||Wed, 8 Aug|
|Band Showcase||Wed, 8 Aug|
|School Assembly 1.45 pm||Fri, 10 Aug|
|Y4-8 ICAS Mathematics||Tue, 14 Aug|
|School Cross Country||Thu, 16 Aug|
|Senior Disco 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm||Fri, 17 Aug|
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
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
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.
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
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
Y3 Kohi Breakers, Lost 18-10. POD – Oliver T
Y4 Kohi Magic, Won 18-10. POD – Max A
Y4 Kohi Lightning, Won 5-3. POD – Gemma M
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