School Newsletter – 24 November 2020

Term 4, Week 7 — School news

Upcoming Events

Yr 5 CampMon, 23 NovTue, 24 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
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 the Deputy Principals


We would like to acknowledge the fabulous PTA for their work that is constantly happening behind the scenes in any activity, fundraising, or school event that our school embarks on.  With your support, we are able to come together as a community in a variety of ways to ensure our students have the best experience possible whilst at Kohimarama School – we really appreciate you.

Student Leaders

Whilst this year has been ‘quite’ disruptive and you haven’t had the same opportunities as you would usually have, we thank you for your service, the times you have stepped up and shown the leadership skills you have. You are awesome: Student Leaders, House Captains, Ambassadors, Peer Mediators, Librarians, and Road Patrollers.  We are looking forward to celebrating with you on Friday this week.

Final Assembly – Tuesday 15th December

Where: Sacred Heart College Auditorium
Time:  10.00am start (students to arrive at 9.30am)

Some changes to note:

New Trophies – we are very excited to announce the addition of two new cups to our Final Prizegiving Assembly:
1.  Rangatira ki Kohimarama Kapa Haka – This Tauira (student) demonstrates strong effort in all things kapa haka. They display the qualities of a rangatira (leader) which in Maori culture means they display integrity and respect to people, the land, the language, and all cultural treasures.
  1. English Language Learner Cup:   To the Year 7 or 8 student with English as their second language who has consistently achieved excellence in their attitude to learning, their contribution during English language time, and progress in learning the English language.

Change in Certificates for Years 0-3

Years 0-3 will no longer receive the Academic certificate, this has been replaced with a Commitment to Learning certificate. We believe this better captures the focus of learning for students in these Year groups.

The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

“Honesty saves you from remembering all the lies.”   “Honesty is the foundation for trust, you can’t have one without the other?”  “Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.”


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 This Friday
Distributed: 10th-11th December to classrooms

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

Date change to Assembly this week

Assembly this week will be on Thursday instead of Friday.
Hillary and Snell – 9.15am
Kiri and Cowley – 10.15am

Student Fundraiser – $1,012.50

Thank you to all who supported our last student fundraiser for the year.  Our Seas, Our Future will be thrilled to receive over $1,000 to support them in keeping our seas and marine ecosystems healthy – awesome effort.

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


Latest Sports Update

Congratulations to our Bay Suburbs and Eastern Zone athletes who competed in last weeks events with some very fine results
Bay Suburbs
Eden M – Year 5 Discus 2nd, Year 5 200m 2nd, Year 5 Long Jump 3rd, Year 5 400m 3rd
Isabel O – Year 5 800m 2nd
Ethan P – Year 5 shot put 1st
Atilla H – Year 5 shotput 3rd
Isla M – Year 6 High Jump 2nd
Misha M – Year 6 High Jump 3rd, Year 6 400m 3rd, Year 6 shot put 3rd
Eastern Zones
Anna P – Year 7 shot put 3rd
A reminder that Kohimarama School, Bay Suburbs and Eastern Zone athletics certificates will be handed out at assemblies this Thursday November 26th.

Touch Rugby

MVP & MIP team nominations are due  by 9.00am Friday 27th November.


All netball dresses and Kohimarama School kit bags to be returned to the office by Monday 3 December, thank you.

Touch Rugby

Please be aware that as touch rugby concludes on Wednesday 16th December and school finishes on Tuesday 15th December, team managers will need to return the Kohimarama kit bags and balls early, the deadline for this is Thursday 10th December. Thank you in advance for your support in meeting this deadline.

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Blue Bottles
Win 2-0
POD Jasmine H
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 0-2
POD: Willa D
Year 5/6 Jellyfish
Win 4-2
POD: Indiana C

Touch Results

POD: Sebastian TR
POD: Hunter D
Loss 5-1
POD: Zach

Basketball Results

POD: Zephyr GL

Community Notices