School Newsletter – 21 August 2018

Term 3, Week 5 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Y5/6 Camp Information Evening 6.30 pm Rms 22/23Wed, 22 Aug
Kings' Band FestivalWed, 22 AugThu, 23 Aug
Y7/8 Mathex Teams 6.00 pm Selwyn CollegeThu, 23 Aug
Otago Problem SolvingThu, 23 Aug
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 24 Aug
Team and Staff Group PhotosTue, 28 Aug
Sibling and Team PhotosWed, 29 Aug
Walking School Bus Lunch 11.25 am in the HallThu, 30 Aug
House T-Shirt DayFri, 31 Aug
PTA - Blokes BreakfastFri, 31 Aug
Y5 Sustainability ChallengeFri, 31 Aug
PTA Meeting 7.00 pmMon, 3 Sep
Y0-3 Life Education TrustMon, 3 SepFri, 7 Sep
Y4 Arataki Education CentreTue, 4 Sep
Y5 Arataki Education CentreWed, 5 Sep
School Assembly 1.45 pm (incl Intermediate Band)Fri, 7 Sep
PTA - Soiree and AuctionSat, 8 Sep
Y0-3 Life Education TrustMon, 10 SepFri, 14 Sep
Maori Language WeekMon, 10 SepFri, 14 Sep
House T-Shirt DayFri, 14 Sep
Conservation WeekSat, 15 SepSun, 23 Sep
School ProductionMon, 24 SepThu, 27 Sep
END OF TERM 3Fri, 28 Sep
House T-Shirt DayFri, 28 Sep
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 29 SepSun, 14 Oct
PTA - Calendar ArtMon, 15 Oct
Y4-5 SwimmingMon, 15 OctThu, 18 Oct
BOT Meeting 6.30 pmMon, 15 Oct
START OF TERM 4Mon, 15 Oct
Calendar Art WeekMon, 15 OctFri, 19 Oct
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 our Student Leaders

School Disco

On Friday 17th we had our annual school disco. We, the student leaders, organised the whole event including, decorations, photo booth, photo-taking, drink and snack purchasing, ticket selling and the design of both the posters and tickets – phew! We supported the junior disco, by making sure everyone had someone to dance with and that they had fun. It went smoothly and I think everyone, including us, enjoyed it. This year we had two themes which were: for the junior disco we had Neon and for the senior disco we had 21st Century. We hoped by having a different theme for the senior disco we would encourage/motivate more people to come. DJ Dave did multiple activities and the juniors and seniors were given prizes for winning the activities. The songs he played were also age appropriate. Thank you to the parents and teachers who helped us take all the decorations down at the end of the Disco, you really helped us out. We are already looking forward to the 2019 Disco and hope the students who took away the balloons had a great time with them.

By Natan

School Cross Country

On Thursday 16th, our annual cross country took place at Madills Farm. This year the Year 7&8’s were first to run the race, which meant the senior helpers had more energy for their own race.  I like Madills Farm better because everyone can see the runners all the way around the course, we knew how far we had to run and could pace ourselves, and we had more Year 8’s running around with the younger runners, which meant more encouragement all the way around the course.  Two of our Teacher Aides ran the course with students, which showed a real commitment on the day. It was great to hear all the cheering, House chants and encouragement from students throughout the day.  Some of us found the course so long and others found it went really quickly. I finished 2nd this year other student leaders also did really well:  Natan 1st, Henry 7th, Maddie 4th and Zoe 5th. Thank you to all the parents and teachers for their support, especially Mrs Drefers who organised the day for us.

By Alice

The Kohimarama Way – Respect

“Respect means you care enough to think about others’ feelings before you act.”
“Respect is a two way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.”  R.G. Kirsch
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men/women.”  Frederick Douglass
“The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.”  Jane Blaustene


Sibling Portrait Photos – Wednesday 29th August

Photolife Studios will be at school on Wednesday 29th August to take Sibling Portraits.
If you wish to have a sibling photo taken, please come to the School Office to collect a sibling form. Please complete the form and return to the Office before 9.00 am on Tuesday 28th August.
On the 29th August, Photolife photographers will send for the students in class order but please bear in mind they will only send for the children who have completed a form.  A shoot key will be sent to the school for all photos taken. All orders/ payments are done online.

Uniform Shop – New Hours

Effect from this Friday, 24th August, the Uniform Shop will only open on Friday mornings 8.00 am – 9.00 am, as a trial for the rest of the Term. Online deliveries will continue as usual.

Cross Country Results

Year 1 Girls
1st – Madison Armstrong
2nd – Eva Shepherd
3rd – Juliet Queale
Year 1 Boys
1st – Miles Wilson
2nd – Ryder Heslop
3rd – William Bangs
Year 2 Girls
1st – Esther Comber
2nd – Bella Pavelin
3rd – Alexandra Smart
Year 2 Boys
1st – Alexander Grant
2nd – Theodore Pinter
3rd – Harley Scott
Year 3 Girls
1st – Eden Moyle
2nd – Isabel Oomens
3rd – Coco Poole
Year 3 Boys
1st – Xavier Henwood
2nd – Conrad Clark
3rd – Ashton Jamieson
Year 4 Girls
1st – Frida Comber
2nd – Mischa McLister
3rd – Farrah Blyth
Year 4 Boys
1st – Chad McLullich
2nd – Xavier Freitag
3rd – Samuel Duder
Year 5 Girls
1st – Isabella Jarvie
2nd – Mackenzie Roxburgh
3rd – Mieke Thompson-Pain
Year 5 Boys
1st – Benjamin Woodhams
2nd – Cormac Pepper
3rd – Harley Bell
Year 6 Girls
1st – Sienna Moyle
2nd – Lucy Hargreaves
3rd – Isabella McLullich
Year 6 Boys
1st – T J Duder
2nd – Matthew Wright
3rd – Hadley Queale
Year 7 Girls
1st – Amelia Marsh
2nd – Leanne Clifford
3rd – Maia Zwitser
Year 7 Boys
1st – Natan Chadzynski
2nd – Callum Blyth
3rd – Lou Marniquet
Year 8 Girls
1st – Elani Richards
2nd – Alice Lee
3rd – Ella Ross
Year 8 Boys
1st – Max Duder
2nd – Noah Shirley
3rd – Rowan Kensington

Total House Points:-
1st Atkin          1485
2nd Colenso     1400
3rd Patteson     1355
4th Selwyn        1085

Congratulations to Atkin!  Well done!  Thank you to everyone for all your help!

– Sonia-Jane Drefers

Production Update

We are on our five week countdown now.
As the production draws closer, the students who have a lead role will be working harder and be involved in a different kind of learning than the normal school programme. Remember to let the teachers know if the homework load and school workload is causing stress for your child at this time and we can accommodate that.
You will receive emails from the teams with information regarding the segment that your child will be in and the requirements for that. Please do not go out and spend heaps of money on costumes. We would prefer that we make or reuse. If a purchase is desired by you then that is of course your choice.
A reminder about the make up that you need to be getting together for your child as per last week’s newsletter. Posters will be up around the school soon and tickets will also be available soon.
The excitement continues to lift as we get closer to performance dates.

Weekly Results

Basketball Results

Y3 Kohi Breakers, Won 16-8, POD Caleb

Netball Results

Y4 Kohi Lightning, Lost 4-5, POD Farrah B

Flippaball Results

Y3/4 Kohi Kinas, Won 2-0, POD Indiana
Y3/4 Kohi Jellyfish, Won 14-0, POD Alexander
Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Lost 1-2, POD Juliet

Community Notices