School Newsletter – 13 August 2019

Term 3, Week 4 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Student Achievement Discussions 3.30-6pmWed, 14 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 14 Aug
School Closes 1 pm Student Achievement DiscussionsThu, 15 Aug
Student Achievement Discussion 1.30-8pmThu, 15 Aug
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 16 Aug
Cross CountryFri, 16 Aug
Ngaa Rau o te Kahu Kapa Haka performanceSun, 18 Aug
Cowley Exploration Day - Kitchen Science 10am - 1pmMon, 19 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 19 Aug
Y6 CampTue, 20 AugFri, 23 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 21 Aug
Y7/8 Mathex EveningThu, 22 Aug
Y7/8 E Pro 8 Challenge 5-8pmThu, 22 Aug
Otago Problem Solving Set 5Thu, 22 Aug
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 23 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 26 Aug
Team, Staff and Sibling PhotosTue, 27 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 28 Aug
Team, Staff and Sibling PhotosThu, 29 Aug
Blokes' BreakfastFri, 30 Aug
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 30 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 2 Sep
School Speech FinalsMon, 2 Sep
Band Showcase 6.30pmWed, 4 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS ScienceWed, 4 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 4 Sep
Kiri Stardome Trip - Rms 2,4,5Thu, 5 Sep
Y6 MotatThu, 5 Sep
Y6 E Pro 8 9.30am-12pmThu, 5 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 6 Sep
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 Kiri Team

Tēnā koe from Kiri. It has been a very busy start for us in Term 3 down in Kiri. The  school disco was a huge success; we loved dancing and singing along in our movie star costumes.

The biggest day of the year finally arrived— the 100th day of school! We have been counting the days since we first started school in January and have finally reached one hundred, so of course we had to celebrate. There was counting and singing, sparkles and dancing and a delicious shared lunch. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our celebration and made it our favourite day of the year so far. As you can see we really enjoyed ourselves, check out all those menemenes!

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

How do we know we have successfully been showing friendliness?  We like ourselves and realise we have a lot to offer, we smile and greet someone we don’t know, we get to know someone and let them get to know us, we show an interest in others, we show caring when a friend needs us and we are friendly to people who look and act differently to us.


Student Achievement Discussions – Booking Instructions.

Student Achievement Discussion bookings are now closed.

Wednesday 14th August – School will finish for students at 3.00pm (as usual) with discussions starting at 3.30pm

Thursday 15th August –  School will finish for the students at 1.00pm with discussions starting at 1.30pm

We will have some capacity to supervise students in the hall where parents are unable to make alternative arrangements.  It is important that your child’s classroom teacher is informed by 9.00am on the morning of Thursday 15th August if you would like your child supervised in the hall.

School Cross Country Friday 16th August – at Kohimarama School

We are all looking forward to a fantastic Kohimarama School Cross Country event.

Please find below the finalised schedule of when we intend to begin races. I say, ‘intend to begin’ because as you know it depends on the number of pupils running on the day and the weather. All parents are welcome to come and encourage your child as they run our Cross Country course. Children are expected to stay on after races and will return to class. We will try our best to run on time however, we cannot guarantee exact times and we thank you for your patience.  We suggest you allow yourself 20-30 minutes before the scheduled time of your child’s race.


We would really appreciate all spectators sitting/standing in the allocated areas on the day. Additionally, for safety reasons we would ask that you please do not bring dogs nor purchase treats to deliver to your child at the conclusion of their race.


9am                Snell Team

Y7/8 Boys

Y7/8 Girls

Y6 Boys

Y6 Girls

12pm            Cowley Team

Y3 Boys

Y3 Girls

Y2 Boys

Y2 Girls

10am             Hillary Team

Y5 Boys

Y5 Girls

Y4 Boys

Y4 Girls

12.30pm        Kiri Team

Y1 Boys

Y1 Girls

Y0 Boys

Y0 Girls

Photolife Photos – Tuesday 27th August and Thursday 29th August

Photolife will return later in August to take all group, team and sibling photos.
Sibling photos will only be taken of those families who have completed a sibling form.
These are available from the office.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 3, Week 4

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points to date

  • Atkin: 9924
  • Colenso: 9328
  • Patteson: 8602
  • Selwyn: 9308

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Chetna W
  • Room 2 – Agnes C
  • Room 3 – Dario L
  • Room 4 – Bodie A, Casey F, Ella J
  • Room 5 – Stella H
  • Room 6 – Eva S, Madison M
  • Room 7 – Jackson H
  • Room 8 – Cody M, Joanne W
  • Room 9 –Logan M, Lily C
  • Room 10 – Charlie G, Alexandra G
  • Room 11 – Ethan F
  • Room 12 – Jack M
  • Room 13 – Rachael T
  • Room 14 – Lara K, Jack T
  • Room 15 – Beatrix N
  • Room 16 – Blake S
  • Room 17 – Keitaro Y
  • Room 18 – Connor R, Emma A
  • Room 19 –Callum B
  • Room 20 – Hannah Y, Natan C, Sean K
  • Room 21 – Jayden W, Claudio K
  • Room 22 – Prashil K
  • Room 23 –  Cormac P


Walking School Bus

Harriet W, Rhys W, Lucy B

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:

  • George                  Room 5                for friendliness            Colenso
  • Forrest                  Room 7                 for Respect                  Atkin
  • Cody                     Room 8                 for Reliability               Colenso

Road Patrollers of the Fortnight

Thank you for showing responsibility by turning up on time and ensuring our students and parents who use the crossings got to the other side of the road safely.  We really appreciate your commitment to your role.  Congratulations to:

  • Grace         Rm 23
  • Tom           Rm 23

Flippaball Results

  • Year 5/6, Kohi Jellyfish, 5-3 win, PoD Theo B
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 3-0 win, PoD Annabelle W

Basketball Results

  • Year 6 Kohi Pistons, 38-12 win, PoD Freddie B

Netball Results

  • Year 5 Kohi Keas, 10-9 win, Ella R
  • Year 5, Kohi Bellbirds, 2-9 lost, PoD Siena G