PTA Newsletter – 4 December 2018

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Walking School Bus CelebrationThu, 6 Dec, 12:55pm
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlonSun, 10 Feb
Scholatic Book Orders dueFri, 22 Feb
Book WeekMon, 25 FebFri, 1 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 4 Mar, 7:00pm
Walking School Bus Ice Blocks (Break 2)Thu, 21 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 1 Apr, 7:00pm
If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full School Calendar List.

Event News

Walking School Bus – Term 4 Celebration

As a celebration of all the students who walk to school using the Walking School Buses we are having ‘Ice Block Day’.

If your child /children have been using the Walking School Bus in Term 4 then we’d love to see them to get their ice block and share in this celebration.

Date: Thursday 06 December 2018
Time: Long Break 12.55 pm to 1.35 pm
Location: Hall

Last Saturday’s Kids Christmas Movies

A great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon!

126 kids munched on popcorn, ice blocks and pizza while watching the Christmas themed movies of Shrek the Halls, Merry Madagascar and Home Alone – the event raised almost $1,000 and was a great way to start getting into the Christmas spirit!

UE Mega Box Soiree Auction Prize – Happy Kids!

Their faces say it all, two very excited kids with the UE Mega Box they won through the Soiree Prize draw, run by Julie Kennedy.

Huge thanks again to Julie Kennedy from Barfoot and Thompson Kohimarama Branch who was our primary sponsor for the event.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – 10 Feb 2019

Registrations for the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon in Pt England on 10 February are now open and we have registered Kohimarama School as a school group for 2019. Make sure you join the group when you register and we will have a tent and some other goodies set up for the kids at the event. (Further details to come.)

Calling all parents who want to help make a difference

Get Involved and have your say in 2019

We are looking ahead to fundraising ideas for next year and how to spend some of the money raised this year. If you have some ideas we’d  love to hear from you. Email You can also:

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block Fridays
For an ice-block on Fridays, send along $2. They are sold in last break out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.