Term 4, Week 5 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Celebrating the Arts Festival 7pm||Tue, 12 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 13 Nov|
|Y7 Boostrix Immunisations - Catch-ups 12.00 pm||Thu, 14 Nov|
|Y8 HPV2 Immunisations 12.00 pm||Thu, 14 Nov|
|School Athletics Yr5-8||Fri, 15 Nov|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 15 Nov|
|Y7/8 12th Night Performance||Mon, 18 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 18 Nov|
|Band Sign Up 6.30pm||Tue, 19 Nov|
|Student Fundraiser||Tue, 19 Nov|
|Yr7/8 EPRO08 finals||Tue, 19 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 20 Nov|
|Cowley Y2 Beach Clean Up 9-11am||Wed, 20 Nov|
|Yr5/6 EPRO08 finals||Wed, 20 Nov|
|Y5/6 Bay Suburbs Athletics||Wed, 20 Nov|
|Y7 Boostrix Immunisations - Catch-ups||Thu, 21 Nov|
|Y8 HPV2 Immunisations - Catch-ups||Thu, 21 Nov|
|Family Zone Parent Meeting - 7pm||Thu, 21 Nov|
|Yr7/8 Mt Wellington Walk||Fri, 22 Nov|
|Christmas Family Picnic||Sun, 24 Nov|
|Y7/8 Camp||Mon, 25 Nov - Fri, 29 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 25 Nov|
|Cowley Y3 Beach Clean Up 9-11am||Wed, 27 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 27 Nov|
|School Assembly 1.55 pm||Fri, 29 Nov|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 2 Dec|
|Team Celebration Week||Mon, 2 Dec - Fri, 6 Dec|
|Kiri Team - Auckland Zoo||Tue, 3 Dec|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 4 Dec|
|Cowley Celebration Day||Wed, 4 Dec|
A Message from Kiri Team
Tena Koutou Katoa
Week 5 already! Hasn’t the weather been amazing and what a happy group of children we have swimming everyday. Kiri Team started their two week swimming programme last week. The new Swimtastic pool in Mertons Road is a stunning new building, with superb instructors. The children are loving the bus trip to and from the pool( no sleepers yet)and have been making excellent progress. The children are coached in small groups of 6 or 7 with an instructor who introduces and teaches them new skills. There is plenty of practice of these new skills with the children swimming full lengths. They will be very tired by Friday!
Greats and Grands was a huge success with Kiri children sharing their learning at school and working through a Greats and Grands Passport. This passport was a set of activities to be enjoyed with the special people in their life. It was delightful to see the collaboration between young and old.
This Term Kiri Team are learning about Water and what a precious resource it is. There has already been some interesting discussions and ideas shared.
Discovery learning has continued to be a worthwhile platform for providing opportunities for exploration, creativity and collaboration. The variety of equipment and resources that have been sourced and donated has certainly supported this learning.
The Kohimarama Way this term is Compassion and children have been learning what this means to them through role play, stories, and pictures. They know being kind to their friends and others is very important.
Kiri Team would also like to welcome Sue Jacques and all the New Entrants to Kiri Team, hope you are enjoying your new space, it looks wonderful.
The Kohimarama Way – Compassion
Athletics Day Update
The senior school Athletics will now be happening on Friday 15th November for Years 5-8 only. We will be at Glover Park from 9:30-12.45 and will only be doing the following events:
Year 5: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and Long Jump
Year 6: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and Long Jump
Year 7 and 8: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and Long Jump
The Year 7-8 1500m race will be at 9am on the day. All other events will commence at 9:45am.
All throwing events for Year 5-8 will be happening at school on Wednesday 13th November.
Year 4 will participate in the softball throw, 100m, 200m and long jump at a later date we will keep you informed.
Parent Helpers for Athletics Day
A handful of parents are needed to help with tasks on Athletics Day. If you are able to assist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating the Arts – Tonight @7.00pm
Band Sign Up Night – Tuesday 19th November @ 6.30pm
Student Fundraiser – Cancer Research Date Change to Tuesday 19th November
2019 School Yearbook – On sale via Kindo
Orders for The Kohimarama School Year Book are now open.
This year’s book is 64 pages in full-colour and has a page featuring each class. It also showcases the highlights of the academic, sporting and cultural year for the school. This year, we will again be offering a digital version (PDF).
- Costs: Hard-copy magazine $25, Digital version $10, Hard-copy & Digital Package $30
- Orders close: Friday 6th December
- Distributed to classrooms: Thursday 12th December
Make your orders through the Online Shop – https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/
ICAS Science and Mathematics results
Creating Family Zone accounts
Our school will prepare the information required to create Family Zone accounts.
What information is required to create Family Zone accounts?
- Student information (for each student in the family)
○ First Name
○ Last Name
○ Date of Birth
- Parent/guardian information
○ First Name
○ Last Name
○ Email address
Why does Family Zone need the parents’ email addresses? Parents’ email addresses are required to provision the account and email the account set-up link.
Why does Family Zone need students’ date of birth? Creating family accounts requires the absolute minimum information; however, the students’ date of birth is an important element of PII (personally identifiable information) and it is essential that it be correct. The students’ date of birth also ensures your child is placed in the correct age profile in your Family Zone account.
How does Family Zone protect the data supplied? Please be assured that Family Zone takes privacy and security seriously. All data collected will be kept in strictest confidence in accordance with our Privacy and Customer Detail & Security Policy.
Opting Out If you don’t wish to use Family Zone outside of school hours, please respond to this email to opt out. Please note, if you decide to opt out, a Family Zone account will NOT be made for you, however your child’s internet access during school hours will STILL be required to adhere with our acceptable ICT usage policy, including with regards to unsafe networks (eg Mobile data).
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 – 15 December
- Year 3/4, Kohi Kinas, 3-1 win, PoD Coco P
- Year 5/6, Kohi Jellyfish, 3-2 win, PoD Max A
- Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 4-0 win, PoD Mischa M
- Year 5 Kohi Dragons, 7-2 win, PoD Lucas
- Year 5 Kohi Rabbitohs, PoD Cohen E
North Island Optomist Champs
Racing against a fleet of 88 they achieved…
Weet Bix Tryathlon Sunday 9th February
The annual Central East Auckland Weet Bix Tryathlon is coming up on Sunday 9th February 2020 at Pt England reserve. Kohimarama School has created a school group so when registering your child following the instructions and enter them into the group. Go to the following website for more information https://tryathlon.co.nz/
The PTA will be setting up the big School Marquee. Its is a great fun event for students. Entries close on February 5th 2020.