Term 4, Week 9 — School news, upcoming dates and notices
|Sports Assembly||Tue, 10 Dec|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Wed, 11 Dec|
|School Assembly||Fri, 13 Dec|
|Certificate Assembly||Mon, 16 Dec|
|Y4-8 Band 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Mon, 16 Dec|
|Reports Go Home||Tue, 17 Dec|
|Class Placements Go Home||Tue, 17 Dec|
|Final Assembly||Wed, 18 Dec|
|SCHOOL HOLIDAYS||Thu, 19 Dec - Fri, 31 Jan|
|AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY DAY||Mon, 27 Jan|
|Road Patrol Training||Mon, 3 Feb|
|START TERM 1||Mon, 3 Feb|
|Road Patrol - Retraining||Wed, 5 Feb|
|WAITANGI DAY||Thu, 6 Feb|
|Weet Bix Tryathlon||Sun, 9 Feb|
|PTA Meeting||Mon, 10 Feb|
|Bay Suburbs - Softball (tbc)||Wed, 12 Feb|
|Year 7/8 - Maritime Museum||Thu, 13 Feb - Fri, 14 Feb|
|Meet the Teacher||Wed, 19 Feb|
|Yr 6 - Water Safety Panmure Pools||Mon, 24 Feb - Tue, 25 Feb|
|Yr7/8 Globe Trip||Fri, 28 Feb|
|Top Schools||Sun, 1 Mar|
|Swimming Sports||Thu, 5 Mar|
A Message from Snell
Year 7/8 Adventure Camp
In Week 7 the Year 7 and 8 students, along with their teachers and parent helpers embarked on our week long adventure camp. The first stop was Raglan where we challenged ourselves with surfing, explored the stunning limestone coast on our kayak excursion and tested our skills on the BMX track. On Tuesday afternoon, we continued our drive down to the Tongariro National Park ready to complete the Tongariro Crossing on Wednesday. The day dawned bright and clear and we were told repeatedly that you don’t get better weather for the crossing. The training the students had completed in preparation for the crossing was clear as they conquered the challenging but beautiful walk. They were all keen to rest tired muscles in the hot pools on completion. Finally, Thursday saw us have a slightly more relaxed day with a visit to the National Army Museum and our survivor challenge finals in the afternoon. Congratulations to the Waiouru Warriors who were our champions and chose to ice bucket Mrs Browne as their reward.
A huge congratulations to all the students who, without fail, challenged themselves and demonstrated the Kohimarama Values in action. A huge thank you to the teachers and parents who made this very special trip possible.
Year 6 Tiritiri Matangi Trip
On Thursday, December 5th, Year 6 went on a spectacular learning trip to Tiritiri Matangi. We spent the whole day there having fun and learning about many types of birds, animals, wildlife and how we can protect the unique biodiversity that Aotearoa has.
After a great Ferry trip we arrived on the island and were taken off to explore with a guide. We stopped every now and then to talk about birds and trees that we saw, one group saw 2 enormous tree wetas! We all had specific birds we were trying to spot. It was amazing how many native birds were out and about that you almost never see on the mainland.
After we made it to the top of the mountain near the lighthouse, we sat down and had some lunch. Soon after we did a scavenger hunt and went up to the historic lighthouse and learned about its past.
The guides on Tiritiri Matangi are all volunteers who just like to help people learn about the island. It was very kind of them to give up their time to help us explore the island.
We left and went back down the hill and we went down to the stony, hot beach, dipped our feet in the water and sat around waiting for the ferry to take us home. On the way back we had a few snacks and stood at the back where it was really windy and someone’s hat blew into the water! Overall we had an incredible learning experience and enjoyed it!
The Kohimarama Way – Compassion
Footpath Access/traffic disruption – Rawhitiaroa Road
New Entrant Visits and Start Dates for Term 1 2020
We are fortunate at Kohimarama School to have the support of our parents/caregivers.
Final Prizegiving Assembly – Wednesday 18th December 10.30am, Sacred Heart College
The Kohimarama School Prizegiving Assembly is our last day of school and all our students are expected to attend in correct school uniform. It is a great opportunity for us to meet together, celebrate the year and the outstanding achievements of our students.
In order for us to get there, students are transported by their parents to and from our Final Assembly at Sacred Heart College, 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie. Students in Cowley, Hillary and Snell Teams will meet with their class teacher at the front of the Auditorium at 10.00am and will walk in together as a class. Kiri Team students sit with their parents, so may arrive at 10.20am.
Students in the Ensemble Band, Choir and Kapa Haka need to be at the Auditorium at the times listed below, as we will be having a sound check for these groups before the Assembly begins.
Choir – 9.15
Ensemble Band – 9.30
Kapa Haka – 9.45
Car parking can be found on West Tamaki Road and Crossfield Road, plus Gate 4, which leads to a big parking area down by the pool. We expect the Assembly to finish at 12 noon, and students may be picked up from the front of the Auditorium at this time.
SchoolTalk Achievement Reporting
We are now ready to share your child’s End of Year Achievement and Progress Report with you. On Tuesday 17th December, you will receive an email from SchoolTalk with your child’s End of Year Report.
You can expect to see how your child is achieving against our school progressions in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and our Learner Dispositions. There will be a general comment about your child written by the teacher, and a reflection written by your child, if they are in Years 4 – 8. School participation will continue to be included at the bottom of our reports for those students who have participated in extracurricular activities.
Each report shows you how your child is achieving against each of the New Zealand Curriculum expectations of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. You will see on the right hand side of the report your child’s next learning steps. Some of these intentions also include resources for you to support your child at home.
Note new entrant students from Room 24 will receive a written report as they have been at school less than 6 months.
For more information please go to; https://www.kohimarama.school.nz/tools/schooltalk-reporting/
Kindo – School payments online
We are excited to let you know that our Kindo online School shop is now linked to our school records, so you can view and make payments on your personalised account.
It is our preferred method of payment for your child’s school expenses, and we encourage you to set up your family account today.
It’s easy, convenient and open 24/7!
The school office will no longer be accepting cash for school payments in 2020 (exception being school fundraisers such as mufti days). Eftpos payments will still be available at the school office.
New users can set up an account easily!
Click here and enter the email address the school has on file for you, then click ‘continue’.
A confirmation email with a link will be sent to you.
Click on the link and enter a password to complete your registration.
Already have an access to PTA items or have you purchased a school yearbook in your Kindo account?
Simply login with your email and password and click on the ‘Fees and Donations’ service to link your students to our school records and view your family account. Click here to log in.
There are a number of ways you can choose to top-up your account, and this can be done at the checkout, or by selecting the ‘top up account’ option.
Internet Banking No fees. Allow 2 days for processing.
POLi No fees. Instant transfer. **RECOMMENDED**
Credit/Debit Card 50 cent charge + 2.5% fee. Instant transfer.
Visa / MasterCard / American Express / China UnionPay available.
From your family account, you can choose to pay the full amount by clicking ‘+’ next to the item or make a part payment, by changing the amount before clicking the ‘+’.
For an optional item, click on your child’s initial next to the item to add it to your cart.
Once you have finished adding items to your cart you can select
Then simply click at the checkout and you’re done!
Your order will automatically go through to the school, and you will receive an email receipt confirming your payment or top-up!
Need assistance? Call the Kindo helpdesk on free phone 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636).
We are open Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.
- Year 5, Kohi Rabbitohs, 4-3 win, PoD Max H & Andrew
- Year 3/4, Kohi Kinas, Semi Final: 2-5 loss, 3rd Place Game: 3-0 win, PoD Indie C = Placed 3rd Year 3/4 A Grade
- Year 5/6, Kohi Jellyfish, 3-5 loss, PoD Team = Placed 2nd Year 5/6 C Grade
- Year 5/6, Kohi Narwhals, 0-3 loss, PoD Alexander C = Placed 2nd Year 5/6 A Grade