PTA Newsletter – 11 June 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Trivia NightFri, 14 Jun, 7:00pm
Quiz-a-thon questions given to kidsWed, 19 Jun
Quiz-a-thon testWed, 26 Jun
PTA Meeting - cancelled, due to BOT meeting clashMon, 1 Jul
Walking Bus Pizza lunchWed, 3 Jul
Quiz-a-thon Sponsorship money dueWed, 3 Jul
Chocolate Fundraiser - Info in book bags todayTue, 23 Jul
Chocolate Fundraiser - Opt Out Forms due todayFri, 2 Aug
Chocolate Fundraiser - Boxes home todayMon, 5 Aug
PTA MeetingMon, 5 Aug, 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


It’s not too late to grab some friends and take part in our annual trivia night with TV Shows as the theme!

  • This Friday 14 June – 7pm-midnight, Kohimarama School Hall
  • Arrive from 7pm, Quiz 7.30-9.45pm, DJ & dancing 10pm to midnight

Ticket prices are $40 per person with 10 per table. Register for one, two or an entire table of ten – everybody is welcome. If you don’t have enough people to create a table of 10, we will help match you up with people from your year group. Tables are limited so secure your place/table now.

Help us re-mat the Cowley playground!

All funds raised from this year’s Trivia Night will go towards re-matting the Cowley playground to make this a safe play area for our kids. Thanks to the generous community and the hard work of some very dedicated parents, have pulled together a great selection of auction items.

As well as a silent auction on the night we have an online auction that includes a large selection of BUY NOW items, as well as the opportunity to bid on the silent auction items on the night. This auction is open to the entire school community, so even if you don’t go to trivia night you can still support by purchasing an auction item.

Remember – every dollar of auction money that you spend goes directly to Kohimarama School.  If we can raise enough money the Cowley playground can get re-matted to make this a safe play area for our kids. Please help us make this happen.

Kids Quiz-A-Thon is Coming – 19 June

The pupils of Kohimarama School are participating in a general knowledge QUIZ-A-THON to raise funds and to extend their general knowledge.

On June 19th, each class will be given their general knowledge questions (Kiri 10, Cowley 15, Hilary 20 and Snell 25 questions) which they will learn during the week. Please support our children and encourage their learning by sponsoring them for each correct answer.  The kids will be tested on 26th June with all sponsorship money to be collected in the week following the quiz. Please note, July 3rd will be the final date for all money to be collected.

Further information along with a sponsorship form and payment details will be sent out through the children’s book bags on 19th June.

The class which raises the most money and the first class to return all of their fundraising money, will each receive a free Fruity Kanuti.

Community News

Jammies in June – PJ’s collected Tues 04 – Fri 07 June

Thanks to your generous support, 70 pairs of pj’s are now on their way to Middlemore Hospital which will be a huge help in keeping sick kids warm this winter.


Kohimaramara School 2021 Jubilee – Alumni Database

In 2021 Kohimarama School is celebrating our 100 year anniversary and we would like to keep families informed about this very special event.

Our first step is to collect details for an Alumni Database of both current and past students and families of Kohimarama School. We will use the Alumni Database for centenary celebrations, but also to keep past students and families informed of other relevant school events.

Join the Alumni Database Now

The Project – Live TV Studio Audience Invitation

The Kohimaramara school community is invited to take part in The Project studio audience

TIME: 6:30pm -7:30pm

STUDIO LOCATION: Boston Road, Mt Eden (Easy and free parking on surrounding streets)

AGE: 13 years+ (13-15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)


  • Monday 17 June – 4th Host: Pax Assadi
  • Wednesday 19 June – 4th Host: Michele A’Court
  • Thursday 20 June – 4th Host: Mark Richardson
  • Friday 21 June – 4th Host: Jaquie Brown
  • Monday 24 June – 4th Host: Paddy Gower Plus Special Guest Aesha Scott Live in Studio
  • Tuesday 25 June – 4th Host: Justine Smith
  • Wednesday 26 June – 4th Host: tbc
  • Thursday 27 June – 4th Host: Mark Richardson
  • Monday 1 July – 4th Host: Paddy Gower *Plus Free Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for all from Seedlip to celebrate the start of “Dry July”!
  • Tuesday 2 July – 4th Host: tbc
  • Wednesday 3 July – 4th Host: Urzila Carlson
  • Thursday 4 July – 4th Host: Mark Richardson
  • Friday 5 July – 4th Host: Jaquie Brown
  • Monday 8 July – 4th Host: Paddy Gower
  • Tuesday 9 July – 4th Host: tbc
  • Wednesday 10 July – 4th Host: Michele A’Court Plus Special Guest Villainy Live in Studio
  • Thursday 11 July – 4th Host: Mark Richardson
  • Friday 12 July – 4th Host: Jaquie Brown

To book your free seats in the audience, please email with your date request, with a back-up date in case your first choice is full, and how many seats you need (maximum 6 – or more if you’d like to organise a social group outing). Your name will be added to the Audience Guest List and an e-ticket confirmation will be emailed to you.  Studio is wheelchair accessible.

Activity Update

Walking School Bus Leaders

Last week, Delia from Auckland Transport ran a Walking School Bus Leadership Programme at Kohimarama School.  This programme allows students who are in Year 4 – Year 8 to take on a Leadership role within the Walking School Buses.  As part of the programme they learnt about what it is to be a leader and what this means within the Walking School Bus community.  Each new Leader has been given a ‘Student Leader Learner License’.  As they go through the programme they will earn their ‘Student Leader Restricted License’ and then their ‘Student Leader Full License’.  At the end of the programme they will be awarded a WSB Student Leader badge.  You should be able to spot our new WSB Leaders with their bright vests on each bus.  Congratulations to Cola Lu, Kaylah Jamieson, Mia Jamieson, Freja Eriksson, Lucus Firth, Isla McGhie, Zoe Mullans and Maddie Bell.

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.