PTA Newsletter – 08 December 2020

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA MeetingMon, 8 Feb, 7:00pm
Sushi Wednesday returns todayWed, 10 Feb
Friday Fruity Kanuity/Pizza Friday returns todayFri, 12 Feb
Weetbix TryAthalonSun, 14 Feb, 8:00am

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.


Wow what a year! I think we can all agree, 2020 has been a year like no other. We managed to pack a few events and fundraising activity into the last term and got into the Christmas spirit with our Xmas tree and treat fundraisers. And thanks to your immense generosity we raised over $13,000 from our recent quizathon. 2021 is an exciting year for our school as we celebrate our centennial in Sept. We also have lots of fun events and activities planned for early in term 1, (so ensure your diary the dates)!

From us all at the PTA, we wish you and your families a very safe and happy Christmas and enjoy your Kiwi summer holiday wherever you may be!

Looking for a Christmas gift idea? An Entertainment book membership is the gift that keeps on giving – lots of incredible savings and raising money for our school at the same time! For more details click here

Fundraising Events

Quiz-A-Thon – $13k raised THANK YOU! 

Thanks to your generous sponsorship support, we raised just over $13,000 – an incredible result.

Congratulations to our winning classes:

Room 16 – for being the class to raise the most money – a whooping $1201 raised – WOW!

Room 1 – for being the class to return their sponsorship money the fastest

The kids will enjoy a free fruity kanuity or slice of pizza treat this Friday.

2021 – SAVE THE DATE

Tues 16 Feb – 5-7pm: Meet The Teacher & All School Picnic

A chance to meet you new teachers and we’ll also have dinner  sorted with a variety of food trucks and sausage sizzle available.

Fri 26 Mar – 4-7pm: Fun Run – Madills Farm

Back by popular demand! The very popular fun run event returns in 2021

STILL SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER CO-CHAIR

We have a new co-chair for 2021 but the PTA is looking for another enthusiastic leader to take up the co-chair position – this is a great opportunity 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.

We’d love to hear from you, to explore the possibility of adding your personality, experience and skills to our school’s PTA! Contact kohiptachair@gmail.com 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.