PTA Newsletter – 08 September 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Yummy Stickers Returned - Last day Fri, 18 Sep
Calendar art fundraiser - artwork created in classMon, 12 OctFri, 16 Oct
PTA MeetingMon, 12 Oct, 7:00pm
Gardening Working Bee Sun, 18 Oct, 10:00am
Quizathon - questions provided & sponsorship forms home todayMon, 19 Oct
Calendar art fundraiser - years 7/8 artwork done in classMon, 19 OctFri, 23 Oct
PTA MeetingMon, 2 Nov, 7:00pm
Quizathon - kids tested in class todayWed, 4 Nov
Calendar art fundraiser - last day for paper ordersFri, 6 Nov
Kohimarama Presbyterian Church Gift FairSat, 7 Nov, 9:00am
Trivia Night - Sports Team ThemeSat, 7 Nov, 6:00pm
Calendar art fundraiser - last day for online ordersSun, 8 Nov
Quizathon - final day for sponsorship payments to be returnedThu, 12 Nov

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.


Walking School Bus Co-ordinator 

If you have a few spare hours a month to support the walking school buses – this can be done remotely and at a time that suits you.

Second hand uniform Co-ordinator

We are looking for someone to manage the second hand uniform sales – this can be done remotely and at a time that suits you.

Tuesday morning Road Patrol Volunteer

If you are able to give 30 minutes of your time each Tuesday morning from 8.25am-8.55am to support the safe pedestrian crossing of our kids

If you can help please contact Lynda

Fundraising Events

COVID-19 is really playing havoc with many things this year and our school fundraising is no exception. With every single PTA fundraising and community event this year having been postponed or cancelled, our PTA fundraising is certainly feeling the impact.

As we head towards term 4, we are looking at what of our postponed events we can reschedule for the remainder of this year.  When we are able to hold our fundraisers again, we do hope, if you can, that you generously support these events and assist the school with its ongoing fundraising efforts.


New Date TBC


Kids Literacy Quiz-A-Thon is Coming – TERM 4 dates TBC

The ever popular QUIZ-A-THON is returning to raise funds and to extend our kids general knowledge.

Calendar Art is Coming – TERM 4

The ever popular calendar art fundraiser will return in term 4.

Artwork will be done for the majority of the school classes in the first week of term 4 (years 7/8 in second week of term 4).

More details to follow.

Community Events

NEW DATE – Sunday 18 October

Morning 10-12, afternoon 12-2pm or all day!

You don’t have to be a gardening guru to help – there are jobs big and small – lots of pruning and ‘clearing out’ of unruly plants as well as planting of new plants and trees.

Kids are welcome and there will be a BBQ lunch provided at 12 noon

PLEASE REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE to Lizzie: with the following info:

  • Who will be attending
  • What time – morning/afternoon or all day
  • What tools you can bring (eg pruning shears, spade, wheelbarrow…)
  • If you have any special gardening skills or you are good at digging holes!


New date TBC


Activity Update

Yummy Stickers – Due 18 Sep

Thanks to you all for collecting the stickers from the ‘Yummy’ branded fruit which will be exchanged for new sports equipment.

Can you please return all yummy stickers to the PTA cupboard in the School Office no later than 18th Sep.

There are prizes for the child(ren) and the class who collected the most stickers.


Wednesday Sushi & Ice Block/Pizza Friday

Will return again when we reach level 1


Weetbix Tryathlon – Registrations Open 11 Sept

The annual Central East Auckland Weetbix Triathlon will be held on Sunday 14th February 2021 at Pt England Reserve. Kohimarama School has created a school group so when registering your child follow the instructions and enter them into our school group. More info can be found at

We are looking for a parent volunteer who is keen to create a training regime and help support the Kohimarama school kids training in the lead up to the event next year. Please contact Lynda on if you can help.

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 see you at our PTA meetings held the first Monday of each month in the school staff room, or happy to hear from you anytime – email Lynda

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.