School Newsletter – 10 September 2019

Term 3, Week 8 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Y7/8 AimsMon, 9 SepFri, 13 Sep
Y5 Camp Parent Information Evening - 6.30Tue, 10 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS WritingWed, 11 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 11 Sep
Y5/6 Mathex EveningThu, 12 Sep
Y5 Trip to Botanical GardensThu, 12 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 13 Sep
Y4-8 ICAS EnglishMon, 16 Sep
Kings' Band FestivalMon, 16 SepTue, 17 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 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
Kiri Stardome Trip - Rms 1,3Fri, 20 Sep
Y6-8 Debate Team Competition - 9.30Fri, 20 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 20 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 23 Sep
Student Fundraiser for Starship HospitalTue, 24 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 25 Sep
END OF TERM 3Fri, 27 Sep
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 27 Sep
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSSat, 28 SepSun, 13 Oct
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 30 Sep
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 2 Oct
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 7 Oct
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 9 Oct
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 11 Oct
START OF TERM 4Mon, 14 Oct
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 the Deputy Principals

Communication Survey

This week you will receive a request  to take part in a survey. We believe that being transparent in our communication is pivotal in building common understandings and trust in our school community.  With parents understanding of what we as educators are doing, we can all support our students to ensure a more positive learning experience. Therefore, we are interested in your opinion on how effective we are in communicating with you, as well as what information is important to be shared with you.  Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

NZ Poetry Society International Competition

Congratulations to Trixie R who entered the Open Intermediate section with her poem Te Moana. Trixie’s poem was chosen and she will have her poem published in the NZ Poetry Society Anthology 2019. Unfortunately, Trixie’s poetry can not be published anywhere else, so we will have to wait until the book is published. What an achievement Trixie, well done.

AIMS Games – Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools

We are very excited for our three students who are competing in two events at this tournament in Tauranga at the moment. We wish all the best for Leanne C who is competing in Gymnastics with Sean K and Zoe S who are competing in sailing.

EPRO 8 Year 5 and 6

Congratulations to our three teams who entered this competition on behalf of our school. Magical Beanos team came 3rd and Techno Fish team came 1st – Well done teams.

Techno Fish

Mia P, Dylan R, Reuben WW and Asher Z thought the competition was about designing with lots of fun.

Magical Beanos

Drew B, Theo B, Hunter D and Lucas F said the competition was a really challenging experience – super fun.

Ultimate Meowzers

Theo B, Sherry J, Carlos M and Enya N thought it was the ultimate, educational and entertaining experience.

Special thanks to Mrs Anna Crow for working with our teams. What a great experience and super pleasing results.

NIWA Science Fair Winner

Congratulations to Benji P for his indepth study on ‘Snails in Silt’.  Due to his hard work he won first prize of $120 in the Living World division.  Additionally, the Department of Conservation choose two projects from the whole Science Fair to award prizes to and Benji won 2nd prize which was 4 books.  Absolutely wonderful achievement Benji, we are very proud of you.

Gymnastics Champion of Champions

Congratulations and all the best to our students who are competing in the Auckland Schools’ Gymnastics Champion of Champions, Thursday 12th September.
Years 3 and 4 Team  –  Esther C, Alexa J, Lucia M, Henry N and Alexandra S.
Years 5 and 6 Team  –  Frida C, Beatrix N and Esme LH.

2020 term dates

Term 1: Monday 3rd February – Thursday 9th April

Term 2: Tuesday 28th April – Friday 3rd July

Term 3: Monday 20th July – Friday 25th September

Term 4: Monday 12th October – 17 December

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

“Keep smiling because optimism and friendliness will take you everywhere.” “Be friendly to everyone.  Those who deserve it the least need it the most.” “You will never regret being kind.”


Updating your Information

If you have changed information ie; phone number, email or home address, please email the new details through to the school office at

EPRO8 Science, Technology and Engineering Competition Yr 5/6

On Thursday, Kohimarama school sent 3 teams to the year 5/6 EPRO8 Science, Technology and Engineering competition.
The children spent over 2 hours designing, constructing and problem solving.  They built lightning towers, calculated the speed of sound, and wired up electrical circuits involving motors, directional buttons and delay switches.
Congratulations to our 3 teams:
Techno Fish – 1st Place.  Asher, Dylan, Mia and Ruben
Magical Beanos – 3rd Place. Drew, Hunter, Lucas and Theo (Bow)
Ultimate Meowizers – 8th Place. Carlos, Enya, Sherry and Theo (Bol)
We are looking forward to the semi-finals where our 1st and 3rd placed teams will compete.

Weekly Results

House Points Update: Term 3, Week 7

House Points for the Fortnight:

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

Total House Points to date

  • Atkin: 12,801
  • Colenso: 12,282
  • Patteson: 11,624
  • Selwyn: 11,573

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 –Ted T
  • Room 2 – Victoria E, Mackenzie G
  • Room 3 – Hamish M, Adalene A
  • Room 4 – Zachary H
  • Room 5 – Deniz E
  • Room 6 – Ryder H, Willa D
  • Room 7 – Violet H
  • Room 8 – Fletcher T
  • Room 9 – Harley S, Mattias E
  • Room 10 – Claudia B
  • Room 11 – Lachlan F
  • Room 12 – Angus B, Lalita Z
  • Room 13 – Coco P, Toby T
  • Room 14 – Mia J
  • Room 15 – Aura H
  • Room 16 – Zephyr GL
  • Room 17 – Iksimmar S,Catelin H
  • Room 18 – Luke DP, Sofia MR
  • Room 19 – Darsha W, Mohammed M
  • Room 20 – Matthew B
  • Room 21 – Ben W, Aljawharah M
  • Room 22 – Sylvia K
  • Room 23 – Skye E, Harley B
  • Room 24 – No cert this week

Walking School Bus

Isla M, Fitia B, Felix A, Cola L

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:

  • Adalene                   Room 3                  for Reliability                 Atkin
  • Freddy                     Room 6                  for Reliability                 Patteson
  • Fitia                         Room 7                  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:

  • Freddie B
  • Ashton C

Basketball Results

  • Year 6 Kohi Pistons, 36-19 win, PoD Freddie B

Netball Results

  • Year 5 Kohi Keas, 15-9 win, PoD Imogen Q

Community Notices