School Newsletter – 23 October 2018

Term 4, Week 2 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Team and NE PhotosTue, 23 Oct
Y4-5 SwimmingTue, 23 OctFri, 26 Oct
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 20Tue, 23 Oct
Y4 SleepoverThu, 25 OctFri, 26 Oct
House T-Shirt DayFri, 26 Oct
Y4/5 Olympic Ambassador Visit 1.45 pmFri, 26 Oct
Y0-1 SwimmingMon, 29 OctThu, 1 Nov
Y6-8 Sexuality EducationMon, 29 OctFri, 2 Nov
Y6 Book Council Workshop - St Thomas' 8.45 am - 12.30 pmMon, 29 Oct
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
Y5 Bike SafetyThu, 1 NovFri, 2 Nov
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 19Fri, 2 Nov
Parent Helpers' Morning TeaFri, 2 Nov
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 2 Nov
Kapa Haka - Remuera Golf ClubSun, 4 Nov
Y6-8 Sexuality EducationMon, 5 NovFri, 9 Nov
PTA Meeting 7.00 pmMon, 5 Nov
Y0-1 SwimmingMon, 5 NovThu, 8 Nov
Y5 Bike SafetyMon, 5 Nov
Y6-8 First Aid - Block 1-3 - Rm 21Tue, 6 Nov
Y4 Scooter SafetyTue, 6 Nov
Celebrating the ArtsTue, 6 Nov
House T-Shirt DayFri, 9 Nov
School AthleticsFri, 9 Nov
Y2/3 Zoo TripWed, 14 Nov
Y8 HPV2/Y7 BoostrixThu, 15 Nov
Y4 Waiatarua Orienteering TripThu, 15 Nov
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

Oh what a night…!

Caleb W  –  Roller Mills Auckland East Team

As you know, Caleb has made a real impact in the Rugby arena in Auckland for 2018.  He has furthered this by being in the team that won the National Competition in the recent tournament, held in Cambridge.  By winning this, the team also broke records for being the team that scored the most tries in a tournament and the team who has won the most times in a row – 6.  In addition Caleb’s team won the Sportsmanship trophy of the tournament.  An outstanding achievement Caleb, congratulations to you and your obviously talented team.

Meegan Hill and Debbie Ellery

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

Friendliness keeps you and others from feeling lonely or left out.  It helps people feel that they belong.  When something good or bad happens, it feels good to share it with a friend.  Friendships don’t just happen  –  they are made by people who are willing to be themselves with each other.


Road Patrollers of the Fortnight

Thank you to all our students and parents who use the crossings to keep safe, you are stars.  Special thank you to our Road Patrollers Sofia McCroire-Rodriguez and Harry Evans for the superb job you have done this week.

Senior School Athletics Year 4-8, Friday 9th November @ Glover Park

The 2018 Senior School Athletics will be held at Glover Park.  All parents are welcome to come and encourage their children as they compete in the events.  Children will be competing in their events and rotating around 4 different stations.  The first event starts at 9.45 am and each rotation is 45 minutes long.  There will be a break in the programme at 11.15 am where all children will watch the 800 m races and then the rotations will continue again at 12.00 pm.  We hope to have all events completed around 1.30 pm and then the 100 m finals and the house relays will be run.  Children are required to compete in their Kohimarama House t-shirt and P.E shorts.  Make sure your children have their hats and sunscreen!

Events List
Year 4 – 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, tennis ball throw
Year 5 – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, shotput
Year 6 – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, shotput
Year 7 – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, long jump, Shotput, Discus
Year 8 – 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, long jump, Shotput, Discus

Parent Helpers for Year 4 – 8 Athletics Day on Friday 9th November  – A handful of parents are needed to help with tasks on Athletics Day.  If you are able to assist, please email

Sunhat Weather – No hat, no play

A reminder that from Labour Weekend to Easter we have a sun hat policy that means if the students are not wearing their school sunhat they are not able to play in the open spaces.  Because we all wear the same hat, a really good idea is to have it named clearly on the inside.  We promise that if we find any named sunhat, we will return it.

Basketball Singlets

Could all basketball singlets please be returned to Mrs Drefers.  Invoices for lost or misplaced singlets will be going out 2 November 2018.  Thank you.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 4, Week 2

Congratulations to Patteson for being Week 1 winners.

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points as at 23 October 2018

  • Atkin: 11507
  • Colenso: 11905
  • Patteson: 10164
  • Selwyn: 9954

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – William B
  • Room 2 – Summer Paul S, Jeffrey D
  • Room 3 – Isabel P, Franklin O
  • Room 4 – Mahiro S
  • Room 5 – Georgia P
  • Room 6 – Leon U, Charlotte A
  • Room 7 – Marko N
  • Room 8 – Carl S
  • Room 9 – Enshi L, Evelina F
  • Room 10 – Catalina H, Leila M
  • Room 11 – Jacub H
  • Room 12 – Matthew S, Farrah B
  • Room 13 – Siena G, Sammy A
  • Room 14 – Ella R, Imogen C
  • Room 15 – Skye E
  • Room 16 – Reuben W-W
  • Room 17 – Isabelle G, Harley B
  • Room 18 – Spencer K
  • Room 19 – Harvey T, Dylan S
  • Room 20 – Mick P, Rhys G
  • Room 21 – Madison T, Danielle H
  • Room 22 – Hadley Q, Wendy C
  • Room 23 – Imogen C

Walking School Bus: Mattias E,Billy B,Lucy B

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Congratulations to all students who have been caught doing the right thing in the playground, you rock!. Our winners this time are:

  • Sam D          Room 1      for Respect                 Colenso
  • Barney B     Room 21    for Commitment      Colenso
  • Hadley Q    Room 22    for Friendliness          Patteson