School Newsletter – 28 August 2018

Term 3, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

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
Y5 Sustainability ChallengeFri, 31 Aug
House T-Shirt DayFri, 31 Aug
PTA - Blokes BreakfastFri, 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
House T-Shirt DayFri, 28 Sep
END OF TERM 3Fri, 28 Sep
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 29 SepSun, 14 Oct
Y4-5 SwimmingMon, 15 OctThu, 18 Oct
START OF TERM 4Mon, 15 Oct
PTA - Calendar ArtMon, 15 Oct
BOT Meeting 6.30 pmMon, 15 Oct
Calendar Art WeekMon, 15 OctFri, 19 Oct
Y5/6 EPRO8 - 9.00am-1.00pm StonefieldsThu, 18 Oct
Greats and Grans Day 9.30 am - 11.25 amFri, 19 Oct
Y7/8 EPRO8 - 12.30-4.00pm St Thomas'sFri, 19 Oct
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 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 the Deputy Principals

Kings’ School Honours Band Festival

Wow, what a fabulous performance on Thursday night last week at the Auckland Town Hall where seven of our talented Band students performed in a band of 350 Year 7 to 9 musicians. They had prepared seven pieces here at school which they perfected at Kings’ school all day Wednesday and Thursday last week culminating in the unique opportunity of being part of a big band.

Our students commented that it was fun that there were so many people in the band and how incredible it was to all play together, making all the clarinets sound like there was just one. The hardest to learn was the Imperial March with its difficult notes and the most fun to play for the flutes was Mallet Maniacs.

All the students understand how fortunate they were for being part of such a special event.  Emma Featherstone from Kings’ has organised this for 13 years, and always sends Kohimarama an invitation to take part, we are very fortunate to be included. Another of the students highlights was the pizza dinner provided for them before the concert – yummy!  Matthew introduced one of the pieces, he spoke clearly and well even managing an appreciative laugh from the audience.

Thank you to Kings’ School for such a fabulous opportunity and to Susanna Middleton-Olliver for preparing our students to take part.


We sent two Mathex teams to the 2018 competition last week. This as always is an exciting event where students are required to solve mathematical problems at speed. Our teams represented our school well and you should be proud of them.

There was a Year 7 team consisting of Sean K, Sam B, Callum B and Siddharth S and a Year 8 team consisting of Zejn M, Rowan K, Noah S and Alice L.

Production Update

Tickets are now live on our website and are being sold for $5 a seat rather than a person so that if you have a toddler that will be sitting on your knee you only need the one ticket.  There are posters going up in the classrooms and more information about how to order later in this newsletter. Thank you to Katie O for her work in producing the posters and setting up the tickets on the website. Students are dancing and acting up a storm. I have the great privilege of viewing the teams segments and I can tell you that it is all coming together well. Can’t wait.

Meegan Hill and Debbie Ellery

The Kohimarama Way – Respect

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”  – Dr Seuss
“Please and thank you are still magic words.”
“Respect people’s feelings even if it doesn’t mean anything to you.  It could mean everything to them.”


Congratulations Tactix!!

Congratulations to the Year 8 Tactix netball team, coached by Miss Jansen, on winning their grade and section of the 2018 Auckland netball Competition.  Team members are Isabella C, Alice L, James M, Zara T-C, Elani R, Ashton M, Mick P, Caleb W, Noah S and Rowan K.

Walking School Bus Lunch

If your child walks to or from school on one of the Walking School buses, then we would love them to join us for a pizza lunch in the School Hall on Thursday 30th August from 11.25 am.  Entry by Walking School Bus ticket.  Bring your ticket along for your pizza lunch!

Uniform Shop Hours

Due to feedback, the Uniform Shop hours will return to Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8.10 am – 8.50 am from Thursday 30th August, as well as the online shop.  We apologise for any confusion.
Andreza Salazar, who also works in our Library, will take over the running of the Uniform Shop from Thursday. Thanks Andreza!

Production Tickets

Tickets are $5 a seat and are on sale through the Online Shop. Tickets will be delivered directly to class rooms (each Thursday – starting from 6 Sept). There are 276 seats available per performance so don’t miss out! There are instructions on how to use the Online Shop, otherwise, go straight there!

Go to the Online Shop

So everyone has a fair opportunity to get tickets, if you can restrict your tickets numbers to 4 per family in the first week of ticket sales (27 Aug – 2 Sept), and then after 3 September, feel free to order more.

Auction Catalogue – Kohi Soirée

We now have our on-line auction catalogue for the Soirée available to view.  It is full of many amazing items, lots of which are available to purchase now via the BUY NOW option. 100% of the money raised from the sale of these auction items goes to Kohimarama School, so please forward to family and friends and get purchasing!!

If you would like to bid on a live or silent auction item but won’t be attending the Soirée, please email referencing your name, the item you wish to bid on and your top bid.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 3, Week 6

Congratulations to Atkin for being Week 5 winners!

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points as at 28 August 2018

  • Atkin: 10374
  • Colenso: 10936
  • Patteson: 9147
  • Selwyn: 8992

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Mia-Rose K
  • Room 2 – Seerat K
  • Room 3 – Jacob N
  • Room 4 – Joshua O
  • Room 5 – Mia Z
  • Room 6 – Joshua P, James G
  • Room 7 – Cooper A
  • Room 8 – Sebastian M
  • Room 9 – Acacia G, Lila H
  • Room 10 – Lalita Z
  • Room 11 – Jack M
  • Room 12 – Esme L-H
  • Room 13 – Henry D
  • Room 14 – Luke B
  • Room 15 – Theo B, Ben W
  • Room 16 – Madison S, Johnathin S
  • Room 17 – Tilly E
  • Room 19 – Max D, Caleb W, Elani R, Rowan K
  • Room 20 – Alice L, Zara T-C
  • Room 21 – Delilah H
  • Room 22 – Mia Rose B
  • Room 23 – Rory T

Walking School Bus: Emily M,Hannah S,Jenna R,Flora S-O,Charlie G

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Thank to our students who are respecting each other during break times and being caught doing the right thing.
Joshua          Rm 4             for Respect           Selwyn
Collins           Rm 6             for Respect           Selwyn
Matthew        Rm 12          for Friendliness    Selwyn

Netball Results

  • Y4 Kohi Lightning, Lost 7-9. POD Overall Team

Flippaball Results

  • Y3/4 Kohi Kinas, Won 3-0, POD Jack
  • Y3/4 Kohi Jellyfish, Won 5-0, POD Matthew
  • Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Lost 0-3, POD Annabelle
  • Y5/6 Kohi Stingrays, Lost 1-3, POD Connor

Community Notices