PTA Newsletter – 20 August 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Chocolate Fundraiser - Money due back by todayFri, 23 Aug
Blokes BreakfastFri, 30 Aug
PTA MeetingMon, 2 Sep, 7:00pm
Pop Up Art Gallery - Sausage Sizzle from 4pmWed, 18 Sep, 4:00pm
Yummy Stickers due back todayFri, 20 Sep
Walking Bus Celebration LunchMon, 23 Sep, 1:00pm
Last day for Xmas Ham BookingsThu, 24 Oct
Calendar art orders due todayFri, 25 Oct
Greats & Grans Morning TeaFri, 25 Oct, 10:00am
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

LAST WEEK FOR CHOCOLATE SALES!  Money Due This Friday 23 August

We have seen lots of kids proactively and being innovative with their chocolate selling ideas out in the community. Thanks also to those parents and caregivers that have taken up the challenge at work! We thank you for all of your support for this chocolate fundraiser with funds raised going towards purchasing new basketball uniforms and sports equipment along with technology equipment.

Can you please return the $72 of sales money collected from each chocolate box, no later than Friday 23 August either via the schools online store (simply select the chocolate box item), via internet banking into the Kohi School PTA bank account: 12-3027-0332092-000 referencing Name, Room number and chocolate or by delivering an envelope containing cash/cheque made out to Kohimarama School PTA to the box in the office.

There are prizes too… for all kids who sell a box of chocolate there are spot prizes. Also rewards for the first class to return all their money and the child who sells the most boxes will also win a prize.  Prizes will be announced at assembly.

If you have any queries please contact Georgie on georgie.barker@gmail,com or Louise on

Blokes Breakfast – Friday 30 August 7.30-8.30am – LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

Tickets are on sale until this Friday 23 August – purchase online or in Kiri before school Wed 21, Thurs 22 and Fri 23 August

$10 – bloke plus 1 child; $15 – bloke plus 2 children or $20 bloke plus 3 or more kids

If you have already purchased tickets online, the kids would have received these today from their teacher, along with their ‘All About My Bloke‘ poster. Kids just need to return this poster to their teacher by Wed 28 August so they can be displayed in the hall for the breakfast.

For any online ticket sales make this week, these will be distributed to your children via their classroom teacher this week or early next week.

Remember also to send in your photos to by Wed 28 Aug – we will create a slideshow of these images to show during the breakfast.

Thanks to VOLT and our barista volunteers, Espresso coffee will also be available to purchase (please bring cash, no eftpos).

Huge thanks to New World and Bakers Delight at Eastridge and VOLT for their support.

Volunteers required please – if you can assist with help on the morning of the event or night before (cooking bacon, food preparation) please email Lynda

Activity Update

Professional Photography ‘Family Portrait Package’ only $95 (worth $785)

Would you love some professional family photographs where all the kids are looking in the same direction (at the same time!)  Timeless Images are offering Kohimarama School parents (for a limited time) the opportunity to receive a Family Portrait Package valued at $785 but costing you only $95.

Offer valid 20 August – 06 September to purchase the package, photographs can be taken at a time mutually agreed with Timeless Images.

The Portrait Package includes:

  • A pre-photo session consultation
  • A professional portrait session with a top NZIPP Award winning photographer
  • A personalised viewing session to select your photos
  • Two 6 x 8” (150 x 200mm) prints

This is a genuine offer. There are no extra costs. The $95.00 is the total you will be charged for this package. If you could like to purchase further prints these are available at normal rates, however there is no obligation to buy any additional prints.  Your session can take place in their Newmarket studio or on location – it is up to you.

It’s easy!  Just pay your $95 via the online store and someone from Timeless Images will be in contact to arrange a time for your photography package.

This is fantastic opportunity to create a family portrait you will love, and capture memories of today.

Teacher for The Day – Fri 23 August

We’re excited to advise this Friday the kids who won the trivia night auction item, the opportunity to ‘be a teacher for the day’ will experience this on Friday.

Congratulations to all of our ‘teachers for the day’ – we know you will have fun!

Entertainment Books

Get your 2019 | 2020 Entertainment™ Membership before midnight 1st of September 2019 for a chance to win 2 tickets to Fleetwood Mac at Spark Arena on the 14th of September 2019, along with one nights accommodation at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland AND a $400 Prezzy Gift Card! Support our fundraising and go in the draw to win this awesome prize by ordering your membership from us today:

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/Pizza Fridays
For an ice-block or slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) 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.