School Newsletter – 28 October 2020

Term 4, Week 3 — School news

Upcoming Events

Photolife - team, new entrant photosThu, 29 Oct
Year 7/8 MathexThu, 29 Oct
Bay Suburbs - Basketball GirlsThu, 29 Oct
Year 4 SleepoverThu, 29 Oct
Bay Suburbs - Basketball BoysFri, 30 Oct
Senior Assembly 9.15am (Hillary and Snell)Fri, 30 Oct
Junior Assembly 10.15am (Kiri and Cowley)Fri, 30 Oct
Cheerleading - NZ NationalsSun, 1 Nov
Year 5 Camp Parent Evening - Rm14 6.30pmWed, 4 Nov
Band Sign Up (in Snell Team) - 6.30pmMon, 9 Nov
Cowley Team - Hands on CreaturesTue, 10 NovWed, 11 Nov
Athletics DayThu, 12 Nov
Year 7/8 EPRO 8 Semi FinalFri, 13 Nov
Junior Assembly 10.15am (Kiri and Cowley)Fri, 13 Nov
Senior Assembly 9.15am (Hillary and Snell)Fri, 13 Nov
Yr7/8 Whitewater RaftingTue, 17 Nov
Bay Suburbs - AthleticsTue, 17 Nov
Year 8 ImmunisationsWed, 18 Nov
Cowley Exploration DayWed, 18 Nov
Eastern Zones - AthleticsThu, 19 Nov
Year 5/6 EPRO 8 Semi FinalsFri, 20 Nov
Student FundraiserFri, 20 Nov
Yr 5 CampMon, 23 NovTue, 24 Nov
BoT MeetingMon, 23 Nov
Junior Assembly 10.15am (Kiri and Cowley)Thu, 26 Nov
Senior Assembly 9.15am (Hillary and Snell)Thu, 26 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 Calendar List.

A Message from Cowley team

Cowley Team’s thoughts on our trip to the Auckland Zoo

We were a very excited bunch of Cowley Team children, teachers and parents/caregivers heading to Auckland Zoo on Tuesday 20th of October.  It was our first School Trip of the year and we were well prepared for a successful trip, rain or shine.  The day was a perfect mixture of sunny and cloudy with a nice breeze to keep us cool during our outdoor education sessions. The children also enjoyed the relaxed pace of the self-guided portion of the trip and being able to explore the zoo with their classmates.  What an amazing day we had learning about all the animals, their habitats and how animals adapt to their habitats!

We are studying Animals for our Inquiry Topic in Term 4 and here is a sample of things that the students want to know:

How fast does a cheetah run? Terrence

Why do cheetahs have spots? Saskia

How do penguins Move? Evie

Are cheetahs the fastest animal in the world? Zeven

What do kiwi eat? Natalie

How do flamingoes clean themselves? Allie

Do komodo dragons swim? Harry

Why do penguins love swimming? Huxley

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The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

When you act with honour, you do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.  You keep your promises, without anyone reminding or nagging you.  You honour your elders by speaking respectfully to them.  You honour yourself by being your best.  When you act with honour, you set a good example, not to be admired, but just because it is the right thing to do.   An honest Person does the right thing, even when someone isn’t watching over them.


School Assembly Changes for Term 4

Due to the increase in school roll size, we are now required to split our school assemblies into two. Therefore our Senior School Assemblies (Snell and Hillary) will be held at 9.15am on Fridays fortnightly and Junior Assemblies (Cowley and Kiri) will be held at 10.15am on the same fortnight. These are also listed on the school calendar.

School Disco – Last sales

Our Disco is this Friday, 30th October and tickets are on sale before and after school outside our school hall each morning this week.  The last ticket sales will be sold Friday morning as we need numbers to purchase the snacks and drinks.  Students need a ticket to enter, their previously purchased ones are valid.
Junior Disco 5.00 – 6.00pm            Senior Disco 6.30-8.00pm
Students need to be picked up from the hall at the end of their Disco to ensure their safety.

Photolife – Thursday 29th October

Photolife will be in tomorrow to take team, group, new student and sibling photos.

Looking for Communications Expert

We are looking for someone who has a passion and expertise in communications to assist the school with some specific projects.
If you are interested in supporting the school in this way please email the Principal –

Year 5 and 6 Junior Kids Lit team

We sent our year 5 and 6 Junior Kids Lit team off to compete at St Mary’s School on Thursday.  This quiz is run by teacher and author, Leonie Agnew.  The children read up to 12 set books and had to answer questions and quotes.  Our year 5 team came 7th and our year 6 team came 11th.  A great result.  Well done to Isabel, Uliana, Liz, Lara, Nina, Casper, Drew and Max.

In 2021, Kohimarama School will be celebrating 100 years and along with our current school community we’re searching for all past students, staff, friends and associates of our school so we can keep everybody informed with news and updates of our celebration plans!If you still keep in contact with parents, students and teachers that have since left Kohimarama School, please let them know they can register on our Centennial mailing list at

Latest Sports Update

Kohimarama School Athletics will be held on November 12th at Glover Park. Any parents who would like to help on the day please email Sonia-Jane