School Newsletter – 17 September 2019

Term 3, Week 9 — School news, upcoming dates and notices

Upcoming Events

Kings' Band FestivalMon, 16 SepTue, 17 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
Y4-8 ICAS MathematicsThu, 19 Sep
Kohimarama Art Exhibition 8.30-1.50Thu, 19 Sep
Y6-8 Debate Team Competition - 9.30Fri, 20 Sep
Kiri Stardome Trip - Rms 1,3Fri, 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
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmMon, 14 Oct
START OF TERM 4Mon, 14 Oct
Yr6 - Arkataki centreTue, 15 OctWed, 16 Oct
Y4 Trip to Botanical GardensTue, 15 Oct
Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pmWed, 16 Oct
School Assembly 1.55 pmFri, 18 Oct
Touch and New Entrant PhotosFri, 18 Oct
Y5 CampMon, 21 OctTue, 22 Oct
Calendar ArtMon, 21 OctFri, 25 Oct
Y2-3 SwimmingMon, 21 OctThu, 24 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

Kohimarama School Art Exhibition

We invite you to experience and enjoy our students varied art works.  They have been creating these throughout the school year and are looking forward to being able to share all their hard work.  There are definitely budding artists amongst us.  We hope you enjoy the show.  Times when the Exhibition is available for viewing are:
Tuesday 17th September 8.30am-4.30pm
Wednesday 18th September 8.30am-6.30m
Thursday 19th September 8.30am – 1.50pm
On Wednesday evening the PTA will be selling sausages and chocolate bars from 4.00pm until 6.00pm. A koha box will be at the entrance should you wish to donate a gold coin.

Honours Band Festival 2019

We are very fortunate to be a part of this fabulous opportunity.  As you can see from the photo, it involves a large number of students from around New Zealand.  Our Ensemble band is part of this extravaganza which culminates in a concert at the Auckland Town Hall on Tuesday 17th September at 6.00pm.  Entry is by koha.  It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in seeing what a big band sounds like.  Thank you to our Band Director Susanna Middleton-Olliver for ensuring our students are part of this.

Gymnastics Competition – Champions’ of Champions

Congratulations to our gymnasts who competed in the Auckland Schools’ Champions of Champions competition last Thursday.  In the first instance it takes real talent to make it to this competition, however our students did incredibly well.
Years 3 and 4 Team
Esther C, Alexa J, Lucia M and Alexandra S came 1st in the girls Team event.
Esther C came  3rd overall in Year 3 girls
Alexa J  came 4th overall in Year 3 girls
Congratulations to our Year 5/6 team, Beau, Frida and Esme, who competed at this event also.  Bea came 7th= and Frida came 4th.
A special thank you to the parents who supported our students to give them the opportunity to take part in this competition.

Basketball Success

The year 6 Kohi Pistons basketball team have triumphed again.  They finished the season unbeaten and won the grade A finals with a 26-20 win against the King’s Cobras.  Thank you to ex Kohimarama School pupils River and Rushil for coaching the boys.  The team is Henry M, Monty N, Tom M, Ashton C, Prashil K, Aiden M, Freddie B and Ben W.

Winning Basketballers

Congratulations to Kohi Hawkes our Year 5/6 team  playing in B Grade who won the final yesterday.  It was an ultimate team performance exhibiting passing, incredible scoring and solid defence.  Thanks to Mr Viggo who was the team coach this year and to all the parent support particularly Mrs Findlay who is the team manager.
Sam D, Mischa M, Andrew F, Niklas S, Zephyr L, Cooper T

Winning Water Polo Team

Congratulations to our Water Polo team who won the Year 7/8 grade.  Especially impressive since the team is made up of Year 5 to 7 players – incredible skills.  Special thanks to the team coaches Ethan and Sean.
Sam D, Ben W, George S, Alexander C, TJ D, Tim C, Thomas F and Monty N

Sailing Success

Congratulations to our sailors who competed in the AIMS games.  You will recall this is an annual gathering of over 1,000 Year 7 and 8 competitors.  Due to their outstanding performances Sean K came second sailor overall and 2nd Year 8 sailor, Zoe S came 3rd Year 8 girl, in Silver Fleet.  Fabulous performances by you both.  Thank you to the parents who ensured this opportunity was given to our students, we really appreciate it. 

Student Fundraiser  –  Starship Hospital

Next Tuesday 24th September our school is holding a fundraiser for Starship Hospital – lots of us have visited here.  We are encouraging students to come dressed as either a Dr, Nurse or patient.  If they prefer, students may come in mufti.  All students participating need to bring $2.  As an extra fundraiser we have 6 student leaders who will dress as either a Doctor, Nurse or patient depending on how many votes they get.  To vote for this, students can contribute extra money outside the hall before and after school starting Tuesday 17th September.

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

Fight for you
Respect you
Include you
Encourage you
Need you
Deserve you
Stand by you


Library Books

As you know we are a multicultural school, with pupils from all over the world.  As such we are including books written in other languages in our library.  Thank you to the parents who have contributed books, we really appreciate it.  Our intention is to build this area up over time.  A great opportunity to thank Barbara, our Librarian for the fabulous work she is doing, we really appreciate it, thank you.  During second break, the library is a hive of activity – a well used resource.

Weekly Results

Flippaball Results

  • Year 3/4, Kohi Kinas, 3-0 win, PoD Jacob R
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Jellyfish, 8-4 win, PoD Niklas S
  • Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 4-0 loss, PoD Mischa M

Community Notices