School Newsletter – 17 November 2020

Term 4, Week 6 — School news

Upcoming Events

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
Student Leader DayFri, 27 Nov
Kiri Team - Hands on CreaturesMon, 30 Nov
Y7/8 Museum ShowcaseMon, 30 Nov
Kiri Team - Auckland ZooThu, 3 Dec
Certificate AssemblyTue, 8 Dec
Cowley Team Fun DayWed, 9 Dec
Y7/8 Celebration Trip Wed, 9 Dec
Sports AssemblyThu, 10 Dec
Y6 Trip to RangitotoFri, 11 Dec
Hillary Team Fun DayFri, 11 Dec
BoT MeetingMon, 14 Dec
Final AssemblyTue, 15 Dec
END TERM 4Tue, 15 Dec
John Parsons -Cyber Saftey ExpertWed, 10 Feb
Road Patrol Retraining Year 6Thu, 11 Feb
Weetbix Triathalon - Pt EnglandSun, 14 Feb
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 Messsage from Kiri Team

Week 6 already! Thank goodness we have had some rain, Kiri gardens were looking very dry. The rain has helped and now our flowers are looking spectacular! We are very excited about our seedlings growing outside the classrooms. These were planted last term, have been growing well and will be transplanted into our Kiri gardens shortly. The plants are unlabelled, so who knows what will emerge! 🍓

Kiri Team have been learning about animal habitats and the common elements they have: shelter, water, food and space needed for survival. We have been investigating the different characteristics of animals. ‘Hands on Creatures’ will be visiting our classes November 25th, this is an interactive experience where the children can get up close with creepy crawlies and learn about their habitats and behaviours. 

Discovery Learning has continued to be a worthwhile platform for providing opportunities for exploration, creativity and collaboration.  The variety of equipment and resources that have been sourced and donated has certainly supported this learning. The nice weather has allowed us to spend Discovery Time down at the bottom field again where we have been exploring with loose parts. We have noticed how much the Spring weather has changed the bottom field and are excited to see all the worms, ants and new plants sprouting.

The Kohimarama Way this term is Honesty and children have been learning what this means to them through role play, stories, and pictures. They know being honest with their friends is the way to build trust, an important basis for all relationships. 

We hope you enjoyed Room 5 and 3’s Animal themed assembly:

Haere rā
Kiri Team

The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

“Honesty saves everyone’s time.”     “Honest hearts produce honest actions.”    “If you want to be trusted be honest.”


The very popular Kohimarama School Year Book is now on sale.
The yearbook is a 64 page, full-colour book and has a page featuring
each class.  It also showcases the highlights of the academic, sporting
and cultural year for the school.
Prior yearbooks can be viewed at the school office.  

Costs: Hard-copy magazine $25, Digital version $10, 
            Hard-copy & Digital Package $30
Orders close: Friday 27th November 2020
Distributed: 10th-11th December to classrooms

Make your orders through the Online Shop –
Any queries, please email Anna Crow

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.

Student Fundraiser – This Friday

This term we are raising funds for Our Seas Our Future (OSOF), this charity protects New Zealand’s coastal and marine ecosystems.  Since we all use the oceans for either swimming, boating or fishing the student leaders wanted to support them in their work.  We are asking students to bring $2 and come in mufti.  They might want to come in sea colours of green and blue.

Band Sign Up Forms

Please return all Band Sign Up forms to the school office by the end of this week so we can ensure those who want to be part of the school Bands can be accommodated.

2020 Year 3 and 4 Students – Parent Meeting

As outlined in the letter sent on 30th October, all parents of Year 3 and 4 students are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday 17th November from 6.30pm-7.30pm in Rooms 19 and 20.

New Entrant Parent Information Session

Parents of Year 1/0 New Entrants who have started in 2020 and not yet had the opportunity to attend one, are invited to a Parent Information Session.
These sessions would normally be held each term, but have not been held regularly throughout this year due to COVID-19.
This will be held on Wednesday 2nd December in the Hall from 10.00am-11.00am.
If you would like to attend, please email to register your attendance to

EPRO8  year 7 and 8

We had two teams qualify for the EPRO8  year 7 and 8 semi-finals and they competed on Friday at Stanhope Road School.  Well done to Thomas, Sofia, Margo and Trixie in year 8 and to Theo, Carlos, Enya and Reuben in year 7 who made it through to the finals.


National Optimist Sailing Competition

Oli S and Finn D have returned from competing in the National Optimist Sailing Championship in Wellington.  Strong winds prevented sailing on 2 of the scheduled 4 days.
In a fleet of 70 boats Oli finished 3rd overall, another ex Kohi Student, Sean Kensington, took first place.

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

    • Room 1 – Bodie A
    • Room 2 – Ethan P, Rian S
    • Room 3 – Caleb O, Rayan C
    • Room 4 – Oliver T, Lucy B
    • Room 5 – Anna Z, Michelle K
    • Room 6 – Imogen P, Liam B
    • Room 7 – Isabelle G, Nathan F, Evie CS
    • Room 8 – Jasper M, Jennifer P
    • Room 9 – Ricky G, Helena LH, Sohana F, Samuel L
    • Room 10 – Blair C, Scarlett F, Arthur GM
    • Room 11 – Keddy W, Sophia GW
    • Room 12 – Zaha U, Ethan F, Paolo Z, Harrison V
    • Room 13 – Jasmina M, Lila H, Alice G
    • Room 14 – Lina N, Hugh K
    • Room 15 – Adrian T, Isabel N
    • Room 16 – Harry B, Sebastian M, Lily O
    • Room 17 – Kirill L, Arno S, Louisa W, Juliette P, Scarlett B
    • Room 18 – Prashil K, Lachlan M, Henry M
    • Room 19 – Katja P, Asher Z, Tom P
    • Room 20 – Lilou F, Audrey H, Zak Z
    • Room 21 – Summer P, Isaac R
    • Room 22 – Frida C, Mya F
    • Room 23 – Freja E, Madeleine H
    • Room 24 – Clara R, Alex P

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations and thank you to all the students who are doing the right things in the playground.  Special congratulations to:
Ava             Rm 3                for friendliness             Selwyn
Agnes         Rm 6                for reliability                 Colenso
Dash           Rm 6                for respect                   Selwyn
Aurelia        Rm 8                for commitment           Colenso
Hannah       Rm  8              for  respect                  Colenso

Latest Sports Update


We had a wonderful day on Thursday for Athletics. Sincere thanks to all the parent helpers.
Certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be handed out week 7 assemblies.

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Results Table for Athletics 2020

Year 1st 2nd 3rd
60m Y4G Esther C Bella P Juliette P & Alex S
60m Y4B Jenson P Lochie S Alex G
100m Y5G Eden M Hannah B Theani T
Y5B Xavier H Adrian T Oliver T
Y6G Millie B Mischa M Isla M
Y6B Leon L Zephyr GL Zac G& Cooper T
Y7G Anna P Simi F Georgia M
Y7B Henry M Johnathin S Phillip K
Y8G Jezzabella B Sofia M-R Neve M
Y8B Timothy C Cooper F Sebastian T
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
200m Y4G Alex S Bella P Esther C
Y4B Harrison V Jenson P Alex G
Y5G Eden M Isabelle O Theani T
Y5B Xavier H Zac C Harrison A
Y6G Mischa M Freja E Isla McGhie
Y6B Zac G Zephyr G-L & Leon L
Y7G Anna P Simi F Amy C
Y7B Henry M Joao DWL Johnathin S
Y8G Jezzabella B Sofia M-R Emma N 
Y8B Timothy C Cooper F Thomas F
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
400m Y4G Bella P Demi C Esther C
Y4B Jenson P Alex G Harley S
Y5G Eden M Isabelle O Indiana C
Y5B Zac C Ben L Ashton J
Y6G Mischa M Isla M Imogen Q
Y6B Zephyr G-L & Leon L Zac G
Y7G Anna P Amy C Simi F
Y7B Henry M Joao DWL Mateo C
Y8G Margo R Sofia M-R Emma N
Y8B Cooper F Timothy C Luke & Quynn T
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
800m Y4G NA NA NA
Y5G Eden M Rachael T Liz Z
Y5B Xavier H Ben L Conrad C
Y6G Mischa M Isla M Imogen Q
Y6B Tristan F Hunter D Zephyr G-L & Leon L
Y7G Anna P Amy C Isabelle G
Y7B Oliver S Henry M Johnathin S
Y8G Margo R Sofia M-R Emma A
Y8B Cooper F Luke D-P Quynn T
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
1500m Y4G NA NA NA
Y7G Amy C Georgia M
Y7B Oliver S Phillip K Henry M
Y8G Margo R Trixie R
Y8B Luke T Cooper F Matt W
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Long Jump Y4G Alex S Esther C Bella P
Y4B Paolo Z Harley S Alexander G
Y5G Eden M Danielle P Liz Z
Y5B Ashton J Xavier H Flynn T
Y6G Isla M Beatrix N Mischa M
Y6B Zach G Luke B Leon L
Y7G Amy C Anna P Simi F
Y7B Henry M Phillip K Jonathin S
Y8G Sofia M-R Neve M Margo R
Y8B Tim C Quynn T Cooper F
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
High Jump Y4G NA NA NA
Y5G Indiana C & Danielle P Liz Z
Y5B Atilla H & Flynn T Harry A & Callum P
Y6G Misha M Isla M Frida C & Daini Y
Y6B Leon L Cooper T Zach G
Y7G Anna P Amy C Tilly E
Y7B Phillip K Zac B Claudio K
Y8G Sofia M-R Jezzabella B Neve M
Y8B Matt W Cooper F TJ D
Year 1st 2nd 3rd
Softball Throw Y4G Mikayla E Alexa J Isabella P
Shot put Y5G Eden M Indiana C Isabella E
Y5B Atilla H Ethan P Austin R
Y6G Mischa M Millie B Imogen Q
Y6B Zephyr G-L Andrew F Leon L
Y7G Anna P Icey S Georgia M
Y7B Zac B Phillip K Carlos M
Y8G Neve M Jezzabella B Sofia M-R
Y8B Thomas F Tim C Beau U
Discus Y5G Eden M Indiana C Jenna R
Y5B Ethan P Valter S Henry T
Y6G Mischa M Isla M Lare K
Y6B Zephyr G-L Leon L Max A
Y7G Icey S Anna P Georgia M
Y7B Johnathin S Henry M & Dheer L
Y8G Emma A Jezzabella B Sofia M-R
Y8B Tim C Elden C Beau U

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Blue Bottles
Loss 2-2
POD Alexandra S
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 10-0
POD: Scarlett F
Year 5/6 Jellyfish
Win 4-0
POD: Conrad C

Touch Results

Win 6-2
POD: Cooper
Win 4-3
POD: Harry E
POD: Tristan F
POD: Mischa M

Community Notices