PTA Newsletter – 5 February 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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.

Welcome back!

Hi everyone, welcome to the first edition for the year of the Kohimarama School PTA newsletter. A big hello to all of our new parents who have joined the school this year.

We have quite a bit of activity planned for this year – our first PTA meeting will be Monday 4th March, 7pm in the School staff room. It would be great to see you there!  It’s a good chance to hear first hand from the school leadership team and Board of Trustees on what’s happening at the school and what’s planned for the fundraising and community activities for the year. And if that’s not enough to encourage you to attend, we have wine and nibbles!

Calling Class Co-ordinators!

Are you interested in becoming a class representative or in sharing the role with a friend? It’s a fun, social role which involves:

  • Welcoming new students and families to the area.
  • Organising a couple of social events for the class during the year (ie, parent drinks, after school play at the park/beach)
  • Passing on occasional messages from the PTA to the parents of the class.

Please contact Lynda on if you’re interested in helping out.

Fruity Kanuti Ice Block Fridays

Ice blocks are a popular choice for kids on these incredible hot sunny days – Fruity Kanuti Friday ice block sales are back starting this week.  Ice blocks are available for $2 from the hall window each Friday between 1.15-1.30pm. A great Friday treat!

Sushi Wednesdays are back

Back by popular demand! Sushi orders will commence

Wednesday 13th February.

As a reminder, pre-order by the end of Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.

Book Week:  Mon 25 Feb – Fri 01 Mar

Kohimaramara School will be celebrating book week this year – a week to inspire literacy and reading. Keep an eye out for future updates on how you can help support book week to further furnish our library with more books.

Event News

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon – 10 February 2019

Only a few more sleeps until the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Pt England this Sunday. We’re sure there’s been lots of training going on over the holidays – we wish all of our Kohimarama School participants well.

Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – 20 March 2019

All Year 0 and 1 families are invited along to the Kiri Family Picnic! It’s a great chance to meet your child’s friends and other kiri families as the kids join in the games on the field!

Sausages, ice blocks and water will be for sale or bring along your own picnic.

Wed 20 Mar, 4-6pm on the School Field

Calling all parents who want to help make a difference

Get Involved and have your say in 2019

We are always looking for more parents to get involved – if you have some ideas we’d love to see you at our PTA meetings held the first Monday of each month in the school staff room, or happy to hear from you anytime – email Lynda

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 will be sold 1.15-1.30pm 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.