School Newsletter – 18 June 2019

Term 2, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Can Appeal - Auckland City MissionTue, 18 Jun
SchoolTalk Information Evening - 7pmTue, 18 Jun
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 19 Jun
QuizathonWed, 19 JunFri, 21 Jun
Otago Problem Solving Set 3Thu, 20 Jun
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 21 Jun
Y4/5 trip to MindLabFri, 21 Jun
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 24 Jun
QuizathonMon, 24 JunWed, 26 Jun
Hearing and Vision TestingTue, 25 Jun
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 26 Jun
Intermediate Band in AssemblyFri, 28 Jun
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 28 Jun
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 1 Jul
Bay Suburbs NetballTue, 2 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 3 Jul
Y0-1 - Kiri Team Trip to Botanical GardensThu, 4 Jul
Kapa Haka Matariki Performance at Stonefields SchoolThu, 4 Jul
Reports Go HomeFri, 5 Jul
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 5 Jul
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 6 JulSun, 21 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 8 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 10 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 15 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 17 Jul
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 19 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 22 Jul
START OF TERM 3Mon, 22 Jul
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 24 Jul
Otago Problem Solving Set 4Thu, 25 Jul
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 Hillary Team

Technology Challenges!

Year 4

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on technology challenges. Some of the challenges we have come across are who can make the marble furthest away from the table, or make a bridge out of 15 pieces of newspaper and 2 meters of tape. Also, who could hold the ping pong ball in the air for the longest in our creation of paper and other things.

We enjoyed it because it was exciting and fun. We used teamwork a lot. During these activities, we shared our ideas and before we started, we planned our ideas. We shared our creations and gave feedback to see what could make our technology more successful.

Year 5

This term in Hillary Team, we have been learning about technology. We have learnt that technology is not devices, technology is anything that is made to solve a problem. As part of technology, we had to design and make an egg protector so that we can drop an egg in it and the egg will not crack. Before we started, we had to draw up a plan of our egg protector and then make it using recycled materials. We learnt that if you put plastic bags on it, then it will act like a parachute, and if you add too much weight then it will go down too fast and crack. Another thing that we learned was that if we wrap the egg in something like foam, sponge or bubble wrap, it would protect it and it wouldn’t weigh it down. Also, that it wasn’t rolling around in the box but it was tight and compact. We dropped the egg firstly from 1 metre and then 2, 3, 4 and 5 metres on concrete. After the 5 metre drop, there were only 6 surviving groups. We think that everyone found the technology egg drop challenge really fun and enjoyable and we would want to do it again.

Hillary Team

The Kohimarama Way – Reliability

“Do actions agree with words?  There’s your measure of reliability, never confine yourself to the words.”  Frank Herbert.  “Reliability is the precondition for trust.”  Wolfgang Schauble.  “A person who lacks reliability is utterly useless.”  Confucius.


Kohimarama School Board of Trustees 2019

Thanks to our outgoing board for all the time and work you have put into helping our school be great.  It is not an easy task and we appreciate everything that you have done.  We farewell:  Susan Cotton, Jennifer Duder, Stuart Lewis and Simon Tucker.

Thank you to everyone who put your names forward to be part of our school’s Board of Trustees for 2019.  We would like to congratulate the following people who have been successfully elected to the school’s new board:

Matthew Bolger, Brad Dunstan, Kathryn Furness, Craig Jordan, Carrie Mills and Kristin Sutherland.

We look forward to working with you.

Parent Information Evening  – SchoolTalk and Reports – Tuesday 18th June at 7pm

Thank you to the people who have replied to our invitation to attend this meeting this evening at 7.00pm in Room 19.  This is an opportunity for parents to familiarise themselves with how to access and read SchoolTalk and reports.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The Auckland City Mission Can Appeal

Thank you to all who supported our annual can appeal for the Auckland City Mission.  By bringing one or two cans, you have ensured that families who need help at this time, receive a much needed box of consumables. We really appreciate your generosity.  We received a total of 873 cans.

Pedestrian Crossing

Thank you to the students and parents who support our children by staying safe and using our crossings on Kohimarama and Rawhitiroa Roads.  Our road patrollers are trained to ensure the road is safe before they open the signs, sometimes this means we have to wait a little while before we can cross, thank you for your patience.  When picking up and dropping off your children please do not park on the yellow lines or over our neighbours driveways as this makes it very difficult for the road patrollers to see the road and be able to open the signs safely.

Lost Property

As we near the end of Term 2 our lost property bins are overflowing.  Please pop into the hall over the next few weeks and check for anything you have lost.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 2, Week 7

Congratulations to Patteson for being Week 7 winners.

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points as at 14 June

  • Atkin:         7893
  • Colenso:    7299
  • Patteson:   6598
  • Selwyn:      7304

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 –  Thomas K, Joshua O
  • Room 2 –  Giavanna M
  • Room 3 –  Bill L
  • Room 4 –  Willem W
  • Room 5 –  George C
  • Room 6 –  Keddy W
  • Room 7 –  Fitia B
  • Room 8 –  Mia M
  • Room 9 –  Isabella B, Lily M
  • Room 10 -Alexa J
  • Room 11 -Joshua C
  • Room 12 -Enshi L, Harrison A
  • Room 13 -Lina N, Joseph C
  • Room 14 -Sophia E
  • Room 15 -Ava L
  • Room 16 -Darcy A
  • Room 17 -Emma B
  • Room 18 -Trixie R
  • Room 19 -Saheshin N
  • Room 20 -Daniil D
  • Room 21 -Charlotte Y
  • Room 22 -Isabella FM
  • Room 23 -Freddie B


Walking School Bus: 

Tom M, Ellie H, Harry B, Oliver S, Lila H

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Thank you for doing the “right” thing in the playground or in our classrooms on wet days.  You rock!   Congratulations to this fortnights winners:

  • Ted                  Room 1                for friendliness            Selwyn
  • Ben                 Room 21               for reliability               Atkin
  • Johnathin       Room 22               for reliability                Patteson

Flippaball Results

  • Year 3/4, Kohi Kinas, 6-1 win, PoD Louie E
  • Year 4/5, Kohi Jellyfish, 2-1 win, PoD Finn E
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 0-2 loss, PoD Darcy A

Basketball Results

  • Year 5, Kohi Hawks, 8-26 loss, PoD  Mischa McL, Niklas S
  • Year 6 Kohi Pistons, 27-10 win, PoD Monty N
  • Year 7/8 Kohi Hornets, 22-44 loss

Netball Results

  • Year 5 Kohi Keas, 10-24 loss, PoD Imogen Q
  • Year 5, Kohi Bellbirds, 9-2 win, PoD  Molly C


Community Notices