School Newsletter – 20 November 2018

Term 4, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Band Sign-Up - 6.30 pmTue, 20 Nov
Y8 HPV 2/Y7 Boostrix Catch-ups 11.50 amThu, 22 Nov
Wacky Hair Day - Youthline FundraiserThu, 22 Nov
Y7/8 Coast to CoastFri, 23 Nov
House T-Shirt DayFri, 23 Nov
Y2-3 Exploration Days - Blocks 2 & 3Tue, 27 NovWed, 28 Nov
Y6 CampTue, 27 NovThu, 29 Nov
Y5 CampThu, 29 NovFri, 30 Nov
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 30 Nov
Y7/8 CampMon, 3 DecFri, 7 Dec
New Entrant Parent Info Meeting 8.55 am - 11.50 amTue, 4 Dec
Y2/3 Team CelebrationTue, 4 Dec
Y4/5 Team CelebrationWed, 5 Dec
Y0/1 Zoo TripWed, 5 Dec
House T-Shirt DayFri, 7 Dec
Sports Assembly 9.15 amMon, 10 Dec
Y6 CelebrationTue, 11 Dec
Student Leader DayThu, 13 Dec
School Assembly 1.45 pmFri, 14 Dec
Reports Go HomeFri, 14 Dec
Certificate Assembly 9.30 amMon, 17 Dec
BOT Meeting 6.30 pmMon, 17 Dec
Final Prizegiving Assembly 10.30 amWed, 19 Dec
END OF TERM 4Wed, 19 Dec
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSThu, 20 DecWed, 30 Jan
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full Calendar List.

A Message from Cowley Team

Cowley’s Trip to Auckland Zoo

Cowley Team  had a great day out at the Zoo last Wednesday. We went to learn all about New Zealand native birds and their habitats. As part of the visit, we got to see some New Zealand birds in the giant forest aviaries. We also visited the Kiwi house and looked for kiwis in the dark. A teacher called Sarah talked to us about the animals that have come from other places to New Zealand such as possums, rabbits and stoats. We learnt how these animals have affected our New Zealand birds by eating their eggs and attacking them. This has made many of them endangered or even extinct.

We also got to look at other habitats around the zoo and see lots of other animals.

Here is what some of us thought…

The zoo was fab. We learnt that Meerkats don’t live in the desert and that only 5% of kiwis survive as babies in the wild.

The squirrel monkeys were adorable.

We met a Kaka which is the cousin of the Kea!

The wood pigeon (kereru) can eat these big gigantic yellow berries. They keep eating them until they get sick or go to sleep, get confused and fall off the trees or fly into windows!

When the kereru flies its wings make a big ‘whooffing’ sound.

It was great. We enjoyed seeing animals like the peacock, baboon and cheetah live and up close. We learnt that servals are very small cats and that kiwis are left on their own when they are born to fend for themselves. We got to see 2 live ones in their own habitats.

We loved searching for different native birds in the forest aviaries.

Check out these photos…

Cowley Team

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

“Don’t wait for people to be friendly …. show them how.”
“A good motto is:  Use friendliness but do not use your friends.” – Frank Crane
“Keep smiling because optimism and friendliness will take you everywhere.”


End of Year Achievement Report

This year our end of year reports will be sent out via SchoolTalk. You will receive an email with your child/ren’s End of Year Achievement Report on Friday 14 December. For more information on what to expect, go to the Schooltalk Reports page.

Band Sign-Up Night – Tuesday 20th November @ 6.30 pm

At our school we offer the opportunity for students in Years 4 to 8 to learn either a woodwind or brass instrument and be part of our Beginner Band. To find out more about this, please come along to the Band Sign-Up Night this evening in our school Library. Our Band Director, Miss Middleton-Olliver, will explain what being part of the band looks like and how to rent an instrument. We will also have students who are in our Ensemble Band there to talk to you about what they have gained from being in our Bands and allow your children to try their instruments to see which one they would like to learn in 2019. This is a great opportunity for your child/ren, don’t miss out.

Year 5 & 6 Bay Suburbs Results

Our Year 5 & 6 athletes had a tremendously successful day at Bay Suburbs on November 19th both in terms of behaviour/ sportsmanship and results.

Many thanks to Nikki D and Anne R for their help in both transport and place-getters, as well as Trudie M and Daryl Mc for helping with transport.

Congratulations to you all.

Bay Suburbs and Eastern Zone Athletics certificates will be given out at Week 7 Assembly.

Y5 Girls  200m 3rd Sami L
Y6 Girls  100m 1st Jezzabella B
Y6 Girls  100m 3rd Sienna M
Y6 Girls  200m 1st= Sienna M
Y6 Girls  200m 3rd= Jezzabella B
Y6 Girls  400m 1st Sienna M
Y6 Boys  400m 3rd TJ D
Y6 Girls  800m 3rd Sienna M
Y6 Boys  800m 2nd TJ D
Y5 Boys Softball Throw 3rd Aidan Mc
Y5 Girls  High Jump 2nd Mackenzie R
Y5 Boys  High Jump 2nd Aidan Mc
Y6 Girls  High Jump 1st Jezzabella B
Y5 Girls  Long Jump 1st Sami L

Overdue Library Books

It is that time of year that we start preparing the library for stocktake. To assist with this process, could you please return to the library any overdue books as soon as possible?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at  Thank you.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 4, Week 6

Congratulations to Selwyn for being Week 5 winners.

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points as at 21 November 2018

  • Atkin: 17492
  • Colenso: 17665
  • Patteson: 15546
  • Selwyn: 15841

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Isaac W
  • Room 2 – Connor B, Joshua M
  • Room 3 – Viggo H,Victoria E,Thomas K
  • Room 4 – Abigail J, Ava M
  • Room 5 – Pedro T-R, Mila F
  • Room 6 – Angus W, Madeleine D, Juliette P, Emily M
  • Room 7 – Daniel J, James D, Kirill L
  • Room 8 – Tyler P, Flora O-S
  • Room 9 – Samuel J, Emmett F
  • Room 10 – Charlie P, Uliana D
  • Room 11 – Jacob R
  • Room 12 – Finn E, Maddie M
  • Room 13 – Zephyr G-L, Summer P
  • Room 14 – Catelin H, Frida C
  • Room 15 – Philipp K, Natasha D
  • Room 16 – Szilvi P
  • Room 17 – Anesh J, Sylvia K
  • Room 18 – Frankie H,Oliver D,Agnes C
  • Room 19 – Oliver T, Henry W
  • Room 20 – Ashton M,Jack O,James B
  • Room 21 – Cooper F, Joanna C
  • Room 22 – Sienna M
  • Room 23 – Charlotte S

Walking School Bus: Maddy B,Cola L,Kayley P

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations to all students doing the ‘right thing’ in the playground. Our fortunate winners are:

  • Josh C Room 6 for Reliability, Patteson
  • Jayden M Room 23 for Friendliness, Colenso
  • Sean K Room 20 for Friendliness, Colenso

Touch Results

  • Y3 Kohi Kiwis won 4-0, POD Lucas
  • Y4 Kohi Tigers won 8-5, POD Hamish
  • Y5 Kohi Hurricanes won 8-1, POD Freddie

Flippaball Results

  • Y3 Kohi Kinas lost 3-4, POD Indiana C
  • Y4 Kohi Jellyfish won 10-0, POD Ava L
  • Y5/6 Kohi Narwhals lost 2-3, POD Annabelle W
  • Y5/6 Kohi Stingrays drew 4-4, POD Monty N

Community Notices