School Newsletter – 23 June 2020

Term 2, Week 11 — School news

Upcoming Events

MatarikiMon, 22 JunFri, 26 Jun
School Assembly - 1.55pmFri, 26 Jun
Snell Speech FinalsTue, 30 Jun
Students Achievement Discussions (1pm-6pm)Wed, 1 Jul
Student Achievement Discussions (3pm-8pm)Thu, 2 Jul
END TERM 2Fri, 3 Jul
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSMon, 6 JulSun, 12 Jul
SCHOOL HOLIDAYSMon, 13 JulSun, 19 Jul
START TERM 3Mon, 20 Jul
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

Wow and thank you for your generosity last week with our School’s One Can Two Can food appeal for the Auckland City Mission.  As you can see from the photo, we had boxes of food donated and ready for families in Auckland who need this support.  The best thing, which you can’t tell from the photos, was the variety of products you gave, which will be such a help to the City Mission when making up boxes for families.  Over 1,500 individual items were donated – you did good.
One of our Kohimarama values is Compassion and we would like to celebrate students at our school who practise this by sharing two fabulous examples that we have heard about in the last few days.
  • One of our neighbours contacted the school office to share how last Thursday they were struggling with their rubbish bins when two Kohimarama boys, who were on their way to school stopped and asked if they could help her.  She accepted gratefully and wanted us to know how our two students had made such a positive impact on her personally and were so helpful with the task at hand.  Thank you Ollie and Claudio.

  • Two students at our school turned up last week with considerably shorter hair than the previous week. I bet you are wondering why? It turns out that the girls had their hair cut short because they wanted to donate their hair to the charity that makes wigs for cancer survivors.  How incredibly compassionate, to be able to think of others’ situations and of a way that they could help.  Thank you Samantha and Danielle.  Thanks also to Georgia who did the same earlier.

Questions and Answers

Q: I am wanting to purchase tickets to the PTA movie nights. Where can I do this?

A: Tickets can be purchased through Kindo.

Q: How do I set up my childs Chromebook?

A: On the school website under “online tools” there is a page for “Setting up your childs device”. This page has a step by step guide on how to set up your childs Chromebook. If you require more help feel free to email

If you have a question or need online support, please feel free to email and someone will be in touch shortly.

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

“Keep smiling because optimism and friendliness will take you everywhere.”  “One thing everybody in the world wants and needs is friendliness.”  William E Holler.  “Life is a mirror it reflects your face.  Be friendly, and all life will reflect friendliness.”  Rajneesh.


Student Achievement Discussions are as follows:

Wednesday 1st July – Students to be collected at 1pm
1.30pm-6pm – Student Achievement Discussions
Thursday 2nd July – Normal school programme
3.30pm-8pm – Student Achievement Discussions  

Bookings are open and will close on Monday 29th June at 9am. To book a Student Achievement Discussion, please go to : Click  ‘make a booking’ and enter the School Event Code : s7d2w then follow the instructions. If for any reason you are unable to access this site or you experience any problems, please contact Karen at the school office on 930 9820.

Each discussion booking is 15 minutes long.  To ensure the smooth running of this for everyone, please ensure that you arrive in time for your booked appointment.  The end of the discussion will be a school bell.

Family Zone/Cybersafety Parent Information Meeting

Tuesday 28th July, 7pm, Snell Team Classroom
We invite you to join us for a Parent Conversation with Saunil from Family Zone around cybersafety and the use of Family Zone to keep your family safe online.
If you have general questions regarding Family Zone please contact our IT Help email

Roll Return July 2020

Twice a year, in March and July, all schools in New Zealand are required to furnish to the Ministry of Education a return detailing all students enrolled at their schools. This return determines our funding and staffing for the remainder of the school year. If your child is going to be absent or late for any reason on Wednesday 1st July the office will require a letter or email from a parent/guardian justifying the student’s absence from school.

This correspondence is to be provided to the school office, at, no later than Friday 3rd July by 11am. Thank you in advance.

School Accessibility Modification Project

Contractors will be on site soon to start work on modifying school accessibility.  This work will take around 10 weeks to complete.  A lot of the work will be up around the Snell Team area and will also include entry to the school from both Kohimarama and Rawhitiroa Roads, access to courts and Kiri Team playground as well as additional handrails.  Please take care around the site once this work begins.


On the 30th June FlexiBuzz will be closing its current app. This gives us as a school the opportunity to gather feed back as to your preferred means of communications. A google form will be sent to the parent community shortly to enable us to gather this feedback.

Latest Sports Update


Individual emails will be sent to all families regarding the change in Netball fees. Training’s can start as of this week. Please stick to your allocated times.


There is still no new information from ABSL regarding basketball, but we will make contact with the teams once we know more information.

Sonia-Jane Drefers
Sports Co-ordinator

Sports Results

Year 3/4 Blue Bottles
Win 10-0
POD: Stephanie G
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 0-2
POD: Claudia B
Win 3-1
POD: Katelyn K
Year 5/6 Jellyfish
Win 3-1
POD: Jacob R

Community Notices


Indoors at Barfoot and Thompson Stadium, Kohi
13-16 July, 9am-midday
Ages 5 plus
enrol with Billy at

Dance Collective 

Enrolments Now Open
Quality dance education in Ballet, Jazz and Musical Theatre.
We foster our students in a warm, encouraging environment with specialist dance and vocal teachers.
Inspiring the love of dance, we invest every dancer to bring them to their full potential. 
Please contact us for a FREE TRIAL CLASS, or visit our website
We are based locally in Mayfair Place, Glen Innes with full studio facilities.