School Newsletter – 27 August 2019

Term 3, Week 6 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

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
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 30 Aug
Blokes' BreakfastFri, 30 Aug
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 2 Sep
School Speech FinalsMon, 2 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 4 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS ScienceWed, 4 Sep
Band Showcase 6.30pmWed, 4 Sep
Y6 MotatThu, 5 Sep
Kiri Stardome Trip - Rms 2,4,5Thu, 5 Sep
Y6 E Pro 8 9.30am-12pmThu, 5 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 6 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 9 Sep
Y7/8 AimsMon, 9 SepFri, 13 Sep
Y5 Camp Parent Information Evening - 6.30Tue, 10 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 11 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS WritingWed, 11 Sep
Y5 Trip to Botanical GardensThu, 12 Sep
Y5/6 Mathex EveningThu, 12 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 13 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 16 Sep
Kings' Band FestivalMon, 16 SepTue, 17 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS EnglishMon, 16 Sep
Kohimarama Art Exhibition 8.30-4.30Tue, 17 Sep
Kohimarama Art Exhibition 8.30-6.30Wed, 18 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 18 Sep
Kohimarama Art Exhibition 8.30-1.50Thu, 19 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS MathematicsThu, 19 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 Snell Team

Last week Year 6 went on our camp. We went to Lakewood lodge which is just outside of Huntly. We arrived after an exciting bus trip that took about an hour.The girls had dormitories that have lots of beds in them. The boys sleep in a ̈luxurious barn’ next to the horses and the chickens that wandered around the camp. 

There was an exciting range of activities including zip-lining across the lake, kayaking, rock climbing, low ropes, horse riding, and archery. Most of the activities would involve you getting muddy, so we had to wear old clothes and gumboots. All the activities were amazing, we practised working as a team and we made some new friends.

Another awesome activity at camp was the survivor challenge. This involved spending a day away from the lodge. Our first task was to build a fire that we used to cook our lunch and dinner on. We had to gather the wood and use a flint and steel to get it started. After lunch, we prepared for the mud-run, we had to go down a slippery slide and through lots of obstacles including climbing through tyres and under a rope net. After a hot shower, we moved on to the next task which was a dinner-making competition. We had various supplies and all groups created different meals such as hamburgers, meatballs, and good old mince and rice. 

On the last day, we all competed in the iron-person challenge. We faced many obstacles including tyres, barrels and going under tarpaulins. In the end, we bombed into the lake and then we had a nice, quick and warm shower. After the challenge, we packed our bags, had morning tea then went home.

We couldn’t have done it without the parent helpers, all the staff and we would all like to say a big thank you to everyone that helped us get through the camp! 

All of Year 6 had a blast on camp. 

Written By Mieke and Sami. 

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

“Dont wait for people to be friendly, Show them how” Author unknown


Last Thursday night, 3 Kohimarama Teams represented our school in the year 7/8 EPRO8 competition. During this 3 hour long event the groups had to use their skills in Science, Technology and Engineering to problem solve and build electrically charged prototypes.  A huge congratulations to all the children who competed.  Our teams which placed 1st and 3rd will go on to the semi finals in November.

Great Expectations: Finn, Matthew, Oliver and Yamato. 1st place.
The Area 51 Inhabitants: Leanne, Margo, Nya and Trixie. 3rd place.
The Special Squad: Natan, Rory, Siddharth and Thomas. 10th place.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 3, Week 5

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points to date

  • Atkin: 10,275
  • Colenso: 9665
  • Patteson: 8962
  • Selwyn: 9603

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Frankie H, Aiden R
  • Room 2 – Jasper M
  • Room 3 – Nathan F, Frank-Li W
  • Room 4 – Frankie N
  • Room 5 – Harry B
  • Room 6 – Mia-Rose K, Leo M
  • Room 7 – Hugo H
  • Room 8 – Jeffrey D, Abigail J
  • Room 9 – Audrey P
  • Room 10 – Matylda R
  • Room 11 – Esmay O
  • Room 12 – Oliver T
  • Room 13 – Acacia G
  • Room 14 – Amelie CS,Olivia C
  • Room 15 – Nina R
  • Room 16 – Matthew G
  • Room 17 – Niklas S, Imogen Q
  • Room 18 – James C
  • Room 19 – Harvey T, Lou M
  • Room 20 – Maia Z
  • Room 21 – (away at camp)
  • Room 22 – (away at camp)
  • Room 23 – (away at camp)


Walking School Bus

Zoe M, William B, Mahiro S, Lucas F

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:

  • Hattie                   Room 3                  for Respect                  Atkin
  • Maddie                Room 23                for Friendliness           Patteson
  • Zeven                   Room 3                  for Respect                  Atkin

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:

  • Matthew         Rm 20
  • Luke                Rm 18
  • Lauren            Rm 19
  • Ishani              Rm 19

Flippaball Results

  • Year 3/4, Kohi Kinas, 3-0 win, PoD Jack T
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Jellyfish, 4-5 loss, PoD Matthew S
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 4-0 win, PoD Tilly E

Basketball Results

  • Year 6 Kohi Pistons, 32-25 win, PoD Whole Team

Netball Results

  • Year 7/8 Kohi Flames, 15-10 win, PoD Trixie R

Community Notices