Term 4, Week 1 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Yr6 - Arkataki centre||Tue, 15 Oct - Wed, 16 Oct|
|Y4 Trip to Botanical Gardens||Tue, 15 Oct|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 16 Oct|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 18 Oct|
|Touch and New Entrant Photos||Fri, 18 Oct|
|Y5 Camp||Mon, 21 Oct - Tue, 22 Oct|
|Calendar Art||Mon, 21 Oct - Fri, 25 Oct|
|Y2-3 Swimming||Mon, 21 Oct - Thu, 24 Oct|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 21 Oct|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 23 Oct|
|Inter School Debate - 9am||Thu, 24 Oct|
|Greats and Grands||Fri, 25 Oct|
|LABOUR DAY||Mon, 28 Oct|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 28 Oct|
|TEACHER ONLY DAY||Tue, 29 Oct|
|Y1 Swimming||Wed, 30 Oct - Fri, 1 Nov|
|Yr4 Sleepover||Wed, 30 Oct|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 30 Oct|
|New Entrant Visit - Room 24 - 11.30am-1pm||Thu, 31 Oct|
|Yr7/8 Mt Wellington Walk||Thu, 31 Oct|
|Bay Suburbs Girls Basketball||Thu, 31 Oct|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 1 Nov|
|Bay Suburbs Boys Basketball||Fri, 1 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 4 Nov|
|Y1 Swimming||Mon, 4 Nov - Thu, 7 Nov|
|Auckland Speech Finals||Mon, 4 Nov|
|Y7/8 Eastern Zone Touch Rugby||Tue, 5 Nov|
|Yr7/8 Camp Parent Helpers Meeting 6.30||Wed, 6 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 6 Nov|
|Yr7/8 Mercy Parklands Resthome Visit||Mon, 11 Nov|
A Message from the Principal
Welcome back to Term 4. As usual this will be a busy term for all our students and staff.
I have just returned from my sabbatical in Term 3. It has been wonderful to meet many of you in the playground and at the crossing and be warmly welcomed back to the Kohimarama School community. Thank you.
During my sabbatical, I was fortunate to spend time in the US (Chicago and New York) and Europe (Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy) where I had the opportunity to have conversations with experts about our learning process here at Kohimarama School. In comparing and contrasting, it is reassuring to know that the efforts that we have been making to prepare our students for the future of learning is in line with what other governments and learning organisations are doing around the world. Our students are learning skills and developing capabilities that are at the forefront of current practice. The world that our children are part of, continues to be complex and ever-changing where continual learning will be the enabler supporting their ongoing journey. I really enjoyed the opportunity to continue my learning alongside colleagues from overseas.
Please look at the Learning Approach section of the website to see the work that Kohimarama School is doing regarding future focused learning. https://www.kohimarama.school.nz/learning/our-learning-approach/
I would like to say a special thank you to Meegan Hill and Debbie Ellery for the work that they did for me in their roles as Co-Principals in my absence. This was a huge workload for them both. Thank you to our staff and community for supporting Meegan and Debbie in Term 3.
The Kohimarama Way – Compassion
Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 29th October
Please note we have a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 29th of October. Please ensure you have made other arrangements for your children.
2020 Class Placement Requests
This is the time of the year when the Senior Management Team are looking at our roll numbers and staffing needs and the preparation of classes for 2020. The process of placing children in classes is based on a range of information we have related to each child’s academic needs, achievements and social relationships. It is a complex process to create the right balance in each class and meet the best interests of all our children, one that we take very seriously.
We invite you to provide us with any request for the placement of your child for 2020. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will consider all such requests although we are unable to guarantee that we can accommodate them. Please provide all requests before midday, Friday 1st November.
If your child is not returning to Kohimarama School for 2020, please send a formal email to email@example.com This helps us with classroom planning. Please provide all requests before midday, Friday 1st November.
Family Zone Meeting Postponed
The Family zone Meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow night will now be on the 21st of November. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
We welcome you to join us in the school hall to find out how we at Kohimarama school are making devices at school even more secure and how you can do the same at home, if you wish. There will be spot prizes that are definitely worth coming along for. We hope to see you there.
Greats and Grans Day – Friday 25th October 9.00am – 11.25am
We are very excited to once again welcome our students’ Grandparents, elderly neighbour or family friend for our Greats and Grans morning on Friday 25th October. We invite visitors to come to the school any time between 9.00 am and 11.25 am and visit classrooms and participate in special activities.
Morning tea will be provided at 10.00 am in the hall during the morning break time. You are welcome to come for some or all of the morning, whatever suits.
This is the Friday before Labour Day so we are hoping this will enable Grandparents and other special older family members and friends to combine a weekend visit with a morning at school.
After School Activities
All after school activities are run through individual providers. We are the venue provider but do not operate these programs. If you are unsure if the program is running please contact the provider directly as the school office does not get any updates.
Naming your children’s uniform
In term 3 we have had hundreds of dollars worth of clothing come through the office unnamed. Please name your children’s clothing, as we can help assist in getting their uniform back to them if it is named.
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
Photolife Team Schedule for this Friday
Following in the photo schedule for all teams managers and coaches. Please check your times.
|Room or Team||Time|
|Flippa Ball – Kohi Kinas||8.45am|
|Touch – Kohi Bees (Year 3)||8.55 am|
|Flippa Ball – Kohi Jellyfish||9.05 am|
|Flippa Ball – Kohi Narwhals||9.15 am|
|Gymnastics team||9.25 am|
|Touch – Kohi Stormers (Year 3)||10.05 am|
|Touch – Kohi Knights (Year 3)||10.15 am|
|Touch – Kohi Bulldogs (Year 4)||10.25 am|
|Touch – Kohi Warriors (Year 4)||10.35 am|
|Touch – Kohi Eels (Year 4)||10.45 am|
|Touch – Kohi Stars (Year 4)||10.55 am|
|Touch – Kohi Rabbitohs (Year 5)||11.30 am|
|Touch – Kohi Dragons (Year 5)||11.40 am|
|Touch – Kohi Broncos (Year 5)||11.50 am|
|Touch – Kohi Sharks (Year 6)||12 midday|
|Touch – Kohi Tigers (Year 6)||12.10 pm|
|Touch – Kohi Eastern Dodgers (Year 6)||12.20 pm|
|Touch – Kohi Raiders (Year 7-8)||12.30 pm|
|Touch – Kohi Panthers (Year 7-8)||12.40 pm|
|Touch – Kohi Tigers (Year 7-8)||12.50 pm|
2019 Remuera Zoe Rehu Tai Festival Speech Competition
We would like to invite year 2 pupils that are interested in joining next year to the practice sessions this term (4 sessions). This will enable them to give it a go before joining the year 3/4 team in the first term. Year 3-5 pupils that have though about joining are welcome to join us as well to try it out. Practice sessions are on Thursday mornings from 7 – 8 am. Please get in contact with Aldo Coetzee (firstname.lastname@example.org / 0211860934) if you have any questions or to arrange a “test drive”.