Term 2, Week 5 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|BOT Elections - voting papers sent out||Wed, 29 May|
|SCHOOL CLOSED - Teacher Strike Day||Wed, 29 May|
|School Assembly - 1.55pm||Thu, 30 May|
|SCHOOL CLOSED - Teacher Only Day||Fri, 31 May|
|QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY||Mon, 3 Jun|
|Y6 Camp Information Evening||Wed, 5 Jun|
|Y7/8 Camp Information Evening||Wed, 5 Jun|
|Walking School Bus Leaders Training||Thu, 6 Jun|
|BOT Elections - voting closes noon||Fri, 7 Jun|
|Wacky Hair Day||Fri, 7 Jun|
|Year 7/8 Doc Edge Film Festival Trip||Fri, 7 Jun|
|Class Photos/Student Individual Photos||Tue, 11 Jun|
|BOT Elections - votes counted||Thu, 13 Jun|
|Trivia Night||Fri, 14 Jun|
|BOT Elections - Board appointed||Fri, 14 Jun|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 14 Jun|
|SchoolTalk Information Evening - 7pm||Tue, 18 Jun|
|Can Appeal - Auckland City Mission||Tue, 18 Jun|
|Quizathon||Wed, 19 Jun - Fri, 21 Jun|
|Otago Problem Solving Set 3||Thu, 20 Jun|
|Y4/5 trip to MindLab||Fri, 21 Jun|
|Quizathon||Mon, 24 Jun - Wed, 26 Jun|
|Hearing and Vision Testing||Tue, 25 Jun|
|Intermediate Band in Assembly||Fri, 28 Jun|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 28 Jun|
|Bay Suburbs Netball||Tue, 2 Jul|
|Kapa Haka Matariki Performance at Stonefields School||Thu, 4 Jul|
|Y0-1 - Kiri Team Trip to Botanical Gardens||Thu, 4 Jul|
|Reports Go Home||Fri, 5 Jul|
|SCHOOL HOLIDAYS||Sat, 6 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul|
Upcoming School Closures for Students
Wednesday 29th May – Teacher Strike Day
Friday 31st May – Teacher Only Day
A Message from Kiri Team
Tēnā koe from Kiri Team! We have had a very exciting start to the year with the introduction of Discovery Learning to our program. Students across all five classrooms are busy creating, imagining, constructing and collaborating in a wide variety of ways each morning. They have been involved in engineering marble runs and water walls, creating maps and puppet shows and developing new games and friendships. Teachers have also been working hard to scaffold their learning by creating meaningful explorations and provocations all while weaving in the curriculum and key competencies.
Our Kiri students are now coming to school with more focus, engagement and perseverance and are feeling less anxious about making the transition from Kindergarten. It may seem like just fun but they are developing lifelong learning and self management skills each and every day.
We would also like to send out a massive congratulations to all of the Kiri students who auditioned for the Talent Quest. It’s no easy feat to get up on stage and perform but we enjoyed seeing your dances, comedy and magic shows and hearing your lovely singing voices. Congratulations to all the finalists.
Senior Kids Lit Quiz
On Monday, the 20th of May, Kohimarama School sent eight children (and two reserves) making up two teams, to the Senior Kids Lit Quiz at St Cuthbert’s College, hosted by Wayne Mills. The quiz was a series of questions based around popular books, both new and old. There were ten categories in the quiz which included Harry Potter, War, Elves, Hats, Families and Numbers in Titles.
Thomas F won a quick quiz Whitcoulls voucher. Team two came seventh, which was a great achievement.
We had a lot of fun. Ben W.
The Kohimarama Way – Reliability
Teacher Strike Day – Wednesday 29th May
The Board of Trustees have confirmed the closure of Kohimarama School for the full day on Wednesday 29th May for the full day Teachers strike. Please ensure that you have made alternative arrangements for your child that day. You can find the letter from the BOT advising this on the governance page of the Kohimarama School Website. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause families.
Teacher Only Day – Friday 31st May
All Teachers will be involved in a full day of professional learning and development on Friday 31st May. This is the Friday prior to Queens Birthday weekend.
Teachers will be exploring new curriculum developments, deepening our understanding of learner assessment capability, development of Te Reo in our school in light of the NZ curriculum. We also have Dr Melanie Woodfield coming to share strategies and deepen our understanding about students with anxieties.
Wacky Hair Day – Student Fundraiser for our World Vision child, Nurnobi
Next Friday 7th June, we are raising funds for Nurnobi. We would love you to come dressed in mufti and have wacky hair. This could mean you wear a wig, or you have lots of ribbons in your hair, or you have one side tied up in a pony tail and the other side not, or….. You can think as big as you want. If you are participating remember to bring $2 to support Nurnobi.
Kohimarama’s Got Talent 2019
Thank you to all the fabulous students who took part in this years Talent Quest, you were marvelous and the teachers really enjoyed judging you in the auditions – who knew we had so much star power! Yesterday we had our finals which involved over 30 contestants. We were entertained with ballet, gymnastics, singing, jokes, magic tricks and all sorts of dancing – we were wowed. In Thursday’s assembly we will be awarding certificates to all our finalists, our highly commended and top three placings – it is going to be very exciting finding out what the judges have decided.
Auckland City Mission Can Appeal – Tuesday 18th June
On Tuesday 18th June we are asking students to bring to school one or two cans of food for the City Mission who provide food for families, who need a helping hand. If you feel able to support this appeal, we would really appreciate it, thank you. Once we have all the cans we can do a tally of how many and what the favourite seems to be.
We have a vacancy for Librarian/Uniform Shop Co-Ordinator at Kohimarama School. This position is for 23 hours per week worked Monday to Friday. This role is during term time, with some additional hours during term breaks as required by prior arrangement.
Our ideal applicant is someone who has excellent communication skills and can relate to both children and adults. Must able to work unsupervised as well as part of our larger team. Has a real attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Please send your CV and details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Trustees Elections
Nominations have been received by the Returning Officer and voting papers are being prepared. The timeframe is as follows:
Voting papers sent out Wednesday 29 May 2019
Voting closes noon Friday 7 June 2019
Votes counted Thursday 13 June 2019
Board appointed Friday 14 June 2019
PhotoLife will be in the school on Tuesday 11th June. They will be taking individual and class photos.
Sibling, team photos and new entrant classrooms will be later in the year.
Measles in Auckland
The school has received an advisory notice from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service regarding measles in Auckland. It is important that the school holds current information regarding the immunisation status of all students. Please send any updated records to email@example.com if your child’s immunisation status has recently changed.
- Year 3/4 Kohi Kinas, Won 7-0, PoD Jack T
- Year 5/6 Kohi Jellyfish, Won 3-1, PoD Max A
- Year 5/6 Kohi Narwhals, Lost 1-9, PoD Mischa M
- Year 3 Kohi Magic, Won 13-0, PoD Xavier H
- Year 5 Kohi Hawks, Lost 6-12, PoD Niklas S
- Year 6 Kohi Pistons, Won 26-8, PoD Ben W
- Year 7/8 Kohi Hornets, Won 29-27
- Y5 Bellbirds, Won 6-1, PoD Maddie H
- Y5 Kohi Keas, Lost 17-2, PoD Millie B