School Newsletter – 11 September 2018

Term 3, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Maori Language WeekMon, 10 SepFri, 14 Sep
Y0-3 Life Education TrustMon, 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
Calendar Art WeekMon, 15 OctFri, 19 Oct
BOT Meeting 6.30 pmMon, 15 Oct
Y4-5 SwimmingMon, 15 OctThu, 18 Oct
PTA - Calendar ArtMon, 15 Oct
START OF TERM 4Mon, 15 Oct
Y5/6 EPRO8 - 9.00am-1.00pm StonefieldsThu, 18 Oct
Greats and Grans Day 9.30 am - 11.25 amFri, 19 Oct
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 19 Oct
Y7/8 EPRO8 - 12.30-4.00pm St Thomas'sFri, 19 Oct
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 20Tue, 23 Oct
Team and NE PhotosTue, 23 Oct
Y4-5 SwimmingTue, 23 OctFri, 26 Oct
Y4 SleepoverThu, 25 OctFri, 26 Oct
Y4/5 Olympic Ambassador Visit 1.45 pmFri, 26 Oct
House T-Shirt DayFri, 26 Oct
Y6 Book Council Workshop - St Thomas' 8.45 am - 12.30 pmMon, 29 Oct
Y6-8 Sexuality EducationMon, 29 OctFri, 2 Nov
Y0-1 SwimmingMon, 29 OctThu, 1 Nov
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 22Tue, 30 Oct
Y5 Junior Sustainability ChallengeTue, 30 Oct
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 23Wed, 31 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 Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


Thank you to all involved in so many ways with the very successful Soiree held on Saturday evening. I was privileged to attend the cocktail hour ahead of the magnificent meal prepared by Josh Emett and accompanied by Helen Emett’s great organisation skills. Thank you to Mattie and her wonderful team, and the fantastic sponsors that support Kohimarama School. It was nice to see many of our new parents to Kohimarama School present. Thank you for your support.

Education Review Office

As you know, the ERO is here this week to review the school against the government’s priorities. They have already met with the Board and Senior Management Team and today, Tuesday, were visiting all of our classes after speaking with the Team Leaders. Our review team numbers three people. They are; Carleen Blucher (Lead Reviewer), Kay Lowe and Sandra Fifita Lamb. As members of our learning community, please acknowledge and engage them in conversation about our school if you see them in the grounds.

School Production

The school is continuing to prepare for what will be an amazing production in Week 10. Six performances involving every child in the school in some way is hard work. The teachers are to be commended for their enthusiasm and capability in making this happen. Special thanks go to the teachers in every Team who meet weekly with Debbie Ellery, Producer, to go over the next steps of making this a successful event for the school. Thank you to the many parents who are behind the scenes creating costumes and supporting practices of dance moves, etc. Week 10 will be a great celebration.

Paul Engles

The Kohimarama Way – Respect

“You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.”
“If you’re wrong, own up to what you didn’t do right.  That’s how you learn and earn respect.”
“Respect and loyalty are not upgrades in a relationship they are a requirement.”


ICAS Writing Results

Well done to the following students in their recent ICAS Writing exam:-



Year 6
Trixie R
Year 7
James C
Nya P
Year 5
Enya N
Mia P
Year 6
Daniil D
Thomas F
Danielle H
Sienna M
Margo R
Charlotte S
Violet T
Year 4
Drew B
Andrew F
Kaylah J
Scarlett W
Year 5
Carlos M
Tom Mc
Riya S

Confirmed Ballot Dates for 2019 Out of Zone Enrolments

Application Closing Date Wednesday 17th October 2018
Ballot Date Wednesday 24th October 2018

Ballot forms are available from the School Office

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 3, Week 8

Congratulations to Atkin for being Week 7 winners.

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points as at 11 September 2018:

  • Atkin: 10949
  • Colenso: 11392
  • Patteson: 9556
  • Selwyn: 9393

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Jasper Z
  • Room 2 – Mia M, Juliet Q
  • Room 3 – Thomas O
  • Room 4 – James B, Jan D
  • Room 5 – Lucy B
  • Room 6 – Georgia B, Zaha U
  • Room 7 – Lily O, Jake S
  • Room 8 – Claudia B, Alisha W
  • Room 9 – Mia J, Jack P
  • Room 10 – Valle S
  • Room 11 – Jenna R
  • Room 12 – Cohen E
  • Room 13 – Scarlett W
  • Room 14 – Isla M, Millie B
  • Room 15 – Dylan R, Skye E
  • Room 16 – Aidan M, Icey S
  • Room 17 – Hannah S, Maya S
  • Room 19 – Kareena J, Callum B
  • Room 20 – Cynthia W, Neil T, Lucy T
  • Room 21 – Holly S, Lachie H
  • Room 22 – Sebie H, Sofia M-R
  • Room 23 – Nathan G, Elden C

Walking School Bus: Keisha K, Zac C, Jenson P, Enya N, Luke P

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations and thank you to all our students who were caught doing the right thing in our playground last week.  Our winners are:

  • Madison     Room 1     for Commitment    Colenso
  • Mia               Room 5     for Respect                Atkin
  • Florence     Room 11   for Respect               Atkin

Flippaball Results

  • Y3/4 Kohi Kinas, Win 6-0, POD Dylan
  • Y3/4 Kohi Jellyfish, Win 6-0, POD Niklas
  • Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Lost 0-1, POD Charlotte
  • Y5/6 Kohi Stingrays, Drew 1-1, POD Sam

Community Notices

Mission Bay Tennis Club- Holiday Coaching Clinic
Mission Bay Tennis Club is running a Holiday Coaching Clinic in the first week of the School Holidays.
Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm.
Cost is $120 for the 4 days.
Enrol your children by emailing
Mission Bay Tennis Club- Summer Junior Membership
Register your child to become a MBTC Junior Member and receive a weekly 1 hour group coaching session after school on either a Monday or Wednesday in Terms 4 & 1.