PTA Newsletter – 24 November 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Xmas Treats - last day to orderThu, 26 Nov
Xmas Trees - last day to orderTue, 1 Dec
Xmas Trees & Treats to be collected from school today Sun, 6 Dec, 12:30pm

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.

Fundraising Events

Christmas Treats! – Last days – Order by this Thurs 26 Nov

Let us make your Christmas baking easy this year!  Arobake provides a smorgasbord of delicious Christmas treats perfect for gifts, family gatherings and Christmas parties, all without the workload and supporting our fundraising efforts at the same time! Order by 26th Nov via online shop, with collection of your Xmas Treats from the school on Sunday 6th Dec between 12.30-2pm

Christmas Cake – Fruit & Nut top or iced – $45
A buttery and fruit filled cake, soaked in sherry once baked. Beautifully flavoured with Christmas spices, adorned with nuts and cherries or with a traditional white icing. Finished in a gorgeous Christmas paper.

Mini Christmas Mince Pies / 200g – $20 per box
Delightfully packed with a spiced, sherry-soaked fruit filling and wrapped in a butter sweet pastry. Boxed so perfect for gifts or indulge yourself!

Vanilla Crescents / 200g – $20 per box
The Jem of the shortbread world. Hugely delicious, these little jewels are covered in icing sugar hot from the oven, removing them when cool to create these sugar encased, almond and vanilla sensations. Boxed so perfect for gifts – best seller!

Stollen / 550g – $15
A rich, yeast-risen cake encasing a marzipan log. This rum steeped, fruit filled wonder is immersed in melted butter before its rolled in sugar. It’s Christmas, indulge yourself!

Christmas Trees / 5 per pack – $10
Rich, chocolate shortbread, chocolate topped Christmas Trees. Great for gifts and the kids love them!

Order here via online shop no later than 26th Nov

CHRISTMAS TREES – order by 01 Dec 

Purchase your Xmas tree with Zach’s Christmas Trees and Kohimarama School will receive a commission for trees sold – the more trees sold, the higher the funds!

Two tree options available:

  • 4ft to 5ft          $42.00
  • 5ft to 6.5ft       $52.00

You can collect your tree from the school on Sun 6th December between 12.30-2pm, or have it delivered to your house on Mon 7th or Tues 8th December for $18. Removal after Christmas is also an option for $15.00.

Ordering is really simple … just click here to order your tree by 01 December.

For more details, view flyer here

Quiz-A-Thon – Last call for sponsorship $ & forms please 

A huge thanks to all of your support in sponsoring the kids with our quiz-a-thon. Just a friendly reminder please to return any outstanding forms and money (either cash with the form or into the PTA Bank account. We will update shortly the classes that raised the most money and returned their fundraising money first.

Calendar Art Fundraiser

Thanks for all of your support with the calendar artwork raising $6,000. It’s now off at the printers with products delivered to kids in early Dec to bring home.

2021 Centennial

Do you have social media, website, communications & content expertise?

We want to grow our Alumni database and would love some help from someone who has experience in social media, comms and content creation to assist us with this.  Please contact Lynda on if you can help.


We invite you to submit your favourite family recipe in the following categories:

Weekday Family Meals
Celebration Dinners

Play Dates & Sleepovers
Picnics & Beach Days

Lunch Box Ideas
Healthy Snacks

Cakes & Brownies
Biscuits & Slices
Muffins & More

Look over our Recipe writing guide for some helpful hints and an example recipe.

Please submit your recipe using the online form below.



Get involved and have your say in 2021

If you, or anyone you know has thought about getting involved with our school PTA … we need you now!

The PTA is in great shape, with a solid framework and draft 2021 calendar created – with events already underway or  owned by capable PTA members.

But we need two enthusiastic leaders to take up the co-chair positions in 2021 – this is a great opportunity for you (and a friend) to meet some new people and provides a perfect time to reimagine and potentially create a change in the way the PTA operates next year.

The PTA is an integral part of our strong community focused school and allows parents to support the school in a very positive and proactive way, creating a link between families and the school. It also encourages a sense of school community whilst raising valuable funds through the organisation of many events during the year.

Be a part of something special for our children.

We’d love to hear from you, to explore the possibility of adding your personality, experience and skills to our school’s PTA! Contact Lynda at or 021 896 229 to find out more.

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.