PTA Newsletter – 03 September 2019

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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

Final call for Chocolate money to be returned

Thanks to everybody who has supported our chocolate fundraiser – we have a few outstanding payments to be returned – it would help us greatly if you haven’t already, if you could please return the $72 of sales money collected from each chocolate box, 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.  Once all funds are received, we can then confirm how much has been raised, funds which will go towards sports equipment and new basketball uniforms.

Prizes will be given out at this weeks assembly – spot prizes for all kids who sold a box of chocolate, the child who has sold the most boxes and the class who sold the most chocolate and promptly returned their sales money will be rewarded.

We do still have some chocolate boxes to sell, so if you are keen to take another box, these are available at the office.

If you have any queries please contact Louise on

Blokes Breakfast – Lots of happy smiles!

Over 400 blokes and kids enjoyed an early morning breakfast last Friday. We were so lucky with the weather – the sun shone, bacon butties were a huge hit and superb coffee flowed and judging from all the happy smiles from blokes and kids, our Blokes Breakfast was a great success!

The City Mission was also very grateful for the leftover bacon butties!

Huge thanks to New World and Bakers Delight at Eastridge and VOLT for their support. If you’re wondering where to find VOLT – they roast and sell coffee and machines at their espresso bars in Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket and Hardinge Street, Auckland City.

Activity Update

Pop Up Art Gallery – Wed 18 September – Sausage Sizzle from 4pm

Are you heading along to the pop up art gallery on its ‘late night’ on Wednesday 18th Sep?  A sausage sizzle will be available from 4pm along with some soft drinks, water, ice blocks and chocolate bars – all $2 each. Please bring cash.

If you are available to help out with the Sausage Sizzle, please email Lynda if you can help.

Yummy Stickers – Return by Friday 20 September

Thanks for everybody who has collected all the ‘Yummy’ branded fruit stickers or bag labels. Please ensure these are returned to the school office by Friday 20th September at the latest. These stickers will be exchanged for new sports equipment.

If anybody is free to count all the Yummy stickers (this can be done at home – just collect them from the office on Friday and advise the number by Tuesday 23rd September) please email Lynda if you can help.

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 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.

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.