PTA Newsletter – 17 March 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA Meeting - TBCMon, 6 Apr, 7:00pm
PTA Meeting - TBCMon, 4 May, 7:00pm

If you have a Google calendar you can add events directly to it via the Calendar page. For more events go to the Full School Calendar List.

Event News

Kiri (Year 0/1) Picnic – POSTPONED

Our Kiri team picnic has been postponed.  Due to the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, schools are advised by the Ministry of Health to stop holding events that include a large gathering of people.  We will advise a new date when we can.



Looking for volunteers for rooms:  7, 8, 14

At the beginning of each year we look for a class co-ordinator (or co-ordinators) who becomes the central point of contact for each classroom. Key responsibilities include:

  • Passing on communication directly from the PTA
  • Welcome new families who start during the school year and assist with the introduction to the school i.e., update on walking school bus, ice block/pizza Friday, sushi Wednesday etc
  • Organise the end of year gift for your teacher

If you are keen to become the class co-ordinator for your child’s class please complete your details here

Get involved and have your say in 2020

We are always looking for more parents to get involved – if you have some ideas we’d love to hear from you.  Email Lynda kohiptachair@gmail.com

You can also:

Regular Activities

Yummy Stickers
If you buy ‘Yummy’ branded fruit collect the stickers or bag labels and we can exchange them for new sport equipment. Go to the Yummy Stickers page for more info.
Second-hand Uniforms
We have a range of items. Prices depend on condition; roughly $25 fleeces, $15 polo t-shirts, $20 skorts and shorts, $15 sports t-shirts. Go to the Second-hand Uniforms page for more info.
Walking Bus
Have you thought about joining a school walking bus? A short drive can be an amazing walk! If you’re interested in joining, go to the Walking School Bus page.
Ice-block/Pizza Fridays
For an ice-block or slice of pizza (cheese or ham & pineapple) on Fridays, send along $2. They will be sold 1.15-1.30pm out of the Hall Kitchen window.
Scholastic Book Club
Look out for this term’s Scholastic Book Club flyers in the book bags. Please place any orders online (or view the online flyer) at the Scholastic Book Club. No paper orders will be accepted.
Sushi Wednesdays
Pre-order by the end of the day Tuesday and fresh sushi will be delivered to school for your child’s Wednesday lunch. Go to the Sushi Wednesdays page for instructions.
Entertainment Books
For great discounts for local restaurants and attractions, order the hard-copy or digital versions –  $70 with 20% going to the school. Go to the Entertainment Books page for more info.