School Newsletter – 3 November 2020

Term 4, Week 4 — School news

Upcoming Events

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
Student Leader DayFri, 27 Nov
Kiri Team - Hands on CreaturesMon, 30 Nov
Y7/8 Museum ShowcaseMon, 30 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.

Disco Madness

For weeks everyone from the Kiri to Snell team has been bustling with excitement as more and more tickets were being sold for the disco. As a student leader, I had a distinct idea of what the disco might be like and the number of students coming to the thrilling event. Finally, the day came. Friday. That afternoon Miss Hill, the student leaders, and I decorated the hall with bright neon streamers and blew up balloons to fill every corner of the hall. We set up a photo booth where friends can go crazy with funky hats, glasses, tutu’s, and flower necklaces. By 3 pm the hall was vibrant and striking when you walked in. Now almost 5 pm the year 1 to 4’s began to turn up dressed in neon, eye-catching outfits – not to mention plenty of tutus. Soon the school hall was packed with children either dancing, drinking juice, or snacking on chips. The DJ played thrilling music and lights flashed in all corners of the dance floor. In no time the Senior disco began. Fewer people came this time but everyone still had the time of their lives. The disco is a night where everyone comes to hangout be themselves and go crazy with dancing. The music roared as the lights flickered like lightning. Parents started to crowd the doors and we dragged them onto the dance floor with a final song. The epic night soon came to an end and being a year 8 I knew it would be a memorable night because it would be one of my final times with all my friends at school together like this.

By Ishani L

The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

You know you are being honest successfully when you say what you mean and mean what you say, make promises you can keep, admit your mistakes, refuse to lie, cheat, or steal, tell the truth tactfully and are true to yourself and do what you know is right.


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.

Walking School Bus Ice Block Day

On Monday 16th November at 1pm the Walking School Bus walkers will get a free iceblock.

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

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

    • Room 1 – Benjamin M
    • Room 2 – Emilia A, Elliott S, Garrison G
    • Room 3 – Felix S, Baz D
    • Room 4 – Nayan J, Ciara C
    • Room 5 – Zara , Tyler
    • Room 6 – Ivy H, Thomas O
    • Room 7 – Giavanna M
    • Room 8 – Hannah E, Matthew E
    • Room 9 – Joanne W, Pedro TR, Jeffrey D, Emile S
    • Room 10 – Ryan C, Ashley W, Enrico LS
    • Room 11 – Ben LH, Forest A
    • Room 12 – Leon U, Caesar G, Harrison W, Mattias E
    • Room 13 – Joseph C, Joy M, Lucas O
    • Room 14 – Eden M, Ava G, Florence H
    • Room 15 – Amelie CS, Callum P, Xavier H
    • Room 16 – Jenson P, Charlotte S
    • Room 17 – Josh P, Isabella B, Cooper A, Collins C
    • Room 18 – Annabelle W, Alex W, Isabella FM
    • Room 19 – Ishani L, Nathan G, Odesa B
    • Room 20 – Beau U, Max A, Cooper F
    • Room 21 – Lola PB, Beatrix N
    • Room 22 – Esme LH, Ziggy Z
    • Room 23 – Lare K, Ella R
    • Room 24 – Freddie B, Chloe B

Walking School Bus; Mia J, Madeline S, Imogen P, Jayden J

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations to all our students who were caught being good in the break times, thank you. Lucky students:
Aiden                     Rm 1                       for Reliability                     Atkin
Noah                      Rm 4                       for Reliability                     Atkin
Annabel                 Rm 10                     for Respect                       Patteson
Amy D                   Rm 16                     for Compassion                 Colenso
Connor                  Rm 18                     for Respect                        Atkin
Seb TR                  Rm 19                     for Respect                       Patteson

Latest Sports Update

Bay Suburbs Basketball Tournament

Huge congratulations to both the girls (1st place) & boys (2nd place) basketball teams who displayed great skills and sportsmanship. Sincere thanks to Charlie B, Callum B and Cooper F who worked without a break on both days refereeing all of the games. Our thanks also to Shelley Hooper, Mattie Queale, Hayley Greatwood, Andrea McLister and Louise McGhie for their help in coaching and transport.

Netball & Basketball Uniforms

There are still a large number of outstanding uniforms to be returned to school. These can be left in the box at the office.

Many thanks to the parents who have offered help on our school athletics day Thursday November 12th at Glover Park.

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Blue Bottles
Loss 4-3
POD Demi C
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 3-0
POD: Forest A
Year 5/6 Jellyfish
Win 6-0
POD: Coco P

Touch Results

Win 6-2

Community Notices