School Newsletter – 1 December 2020

Term 4, Week 8 — School news

Upcoming Events

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 Hillary Team

Year 4 sleepover 

The Year 4 students had their sleepover on Thursday, 29th October. We were all so excited for our very first sleepover in the school hall. When we arrived, we set out our beds and went outside to play a lot of different games. After our fun games, we went inside to eat dinner. Eating dinner at school felt really weird for most people, but we had a delicious meal of hot chips, sausage rolls, pizza and a whole heap of other stuff. After dinner, we had to work as a team to try and create the longest paper chain. Every person in the group had their own role and we worked really well together. We then grabbed our torches and went outside in the dark to have orienteering. We had to look really hard for the clues and try and figure out the clues so that it would lead us to the next location. The next morning we cleaned up and enjoyed a delicious breakfast together. We had so much fun at our Year 4 sleepover.

Year 5 camp – Peter Snell Youth Village 

On Monday the 23rd of November, the Year 5 students went to the Peter Snell Youth Village for Camp. Throughout the two days, each group took turns on 8 different, fun activities. Those activities included Frisbee Golf, Bivouac Building, Confidence Course, Initiative Course, Archery, Paintball, Volleyball, and the Water Slide. Each activity had a parent helper to supervise. On the first evening, we provided a mini show to the audience by performing their group chant. We then challenged the overnight parent helpers to also quickly put together a group chant and shared this confidently with the students. We played a few games together and then ended our evening off with a night walk through the Burma Trail. The parents hid in the bushes trying to give the students a small fright as they walked through. On our second day, we were fortunate enough to still complete all of our activity rotations before the heavy rain fell. We had such a great, fun time at camp and we truly appreciate all the parents who offered up their time to help out. 

The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

“The truth is incontrovertible.  Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”  Winston Churchill


Final Assembly

Final Prizegiving Assembly – Tuesday 15th December 10.30am, Sacred Heart College

The Kohimarama School Prizegiving Assembly is our last day of school and all our students are expected to attend in correct school uniform. It is a great opportunity for us to meet together, celebrate the year and the outstanding achievements of our students.

In order for us to get there, students are transported by their parents to and from our Final Assembly at Sacred Heart College, 250 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie. Students in Cowley, Hillary and Snell Teams will meet with their class teacher at the front of the Auditorium at 10.00am and will walk in together as a class. Kiri Team students sit with their parents, so may arrive at 10.20am.

Students in the Ensemble Band, Choir and Kapa Haka need to be at the Auditorium at the times listed below, as we will be having a sound check for these groups before the Assembly begins.
Choir – 9.15
Ensemble Band – 9.30
Kapa Haka – 9.45

Car parking can be found on West Tamaki Road and Crossfield Road, plus Gate 4, which leads to a big parking area down by the pool. We expect the Assembly to finish by 12 noon, and students may be picked up from the front of the Auditorium at this time.

2020 School Yearbook

Yearbook sales have been extended till midnight tonight. These can only be purchased via your Kindo account, until stock runs out.

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

Piano Lessons

Years 0 to 3 at Kohimarama Primary School with Rebeccaduring school hours

I am a dedicated and experienced piano teacher living in Kohi. I have a Music Degree from the Royal College of Music in London, specialising in piano performance and teaching. With over 20 years’ experience teaching piano to all ages and abilities, I cater lessons for each individual. Some people just wish to play for fun which is definitely encouraged but for those interested in taking exams, I work from the ABRSM syllabus and have 100% pass rate for all my students. Learn the music you want:

 Jazz  –  Classical  –  Salsa   –  Pop.

Rebecca: 021 0244 7726

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

    • Room 1 – Eva RC
    • Room 2 – Natalie Q, Honor R, Aria S
    • Room 3 – Mia V, Sasha R
    • Room 4 – Sophie G, Bella G
    • Room 5 – Savelii N
    • Room 6 – Ely-Jae H, Thomas K
    • Room 7 – Sam H, Mona L, Zeven K
    • Room 8 – Georgia H, Chetna W, Rogan H
    • Room 9 – Alegra Z, Lachlan M, Kaylie PF, Joshua M
    • Room 10 – Zion J, Jamie C, Mahiro S
    • Room 11 – SummerPaul S, Isabella R
    • Room 12 – Amelia Z, Lily C, Esmay O
    • Room 13 – Jade S, Jacob H, Valter S
    • Room 14 – Harry A, Nicole L
    • Room 15 – Sam S, Lucy M
    • Room 16 – Zoe A, Alexandra S, Stephanie G
    • Room 17 – Tim I, Logan M, Coco Z, Daniel J
    • Room 18 – Icey S, Sofia MR, Prashil K
    • Room 19 – Elden C, Finn D
    • Room 20 – Madison T, Charlie B, Chris C
    • Room 21 – Maya W, Cooper T
    • Room 22 – Maja B, Zakary C
    • Room 23 – Sienna D, Siena G
    • Room 24 – David Z, Jasper G

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Once again many of our students have been caught being good in the playground over the last few weeks, thank you.
Elsie               Rm 4                 for friendliness             Colenso
Tyler               Rm 5                 for friendliness             Colenso
Ashley            Rm 10               for reliability                  Patteson
Skye               Rm 21               for commitment            Atkin
Ishani             Rm 19               for commitment            Colenso
Toby               Rm 19               for reliability                  Selwyn

Latest Sports Update

Massive congratulations to Jezzabella B who won Gold at the 2020 Auckland Open Brazilian Jujitsu Championships and then went on to win Gold at the NZ Championships on 21st November.

Sports Assembly

Kohimarama School Sports Assembly will be held in our school hall on Thursday 10th December starting at 9.00am.
The remaining Kohimarama School Athletics certificates will be handed out at the sports assembly


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


There are a number of outstanding basketball singlets please return them to the school office as soon as possible, 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

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Blue Bottles
Loss 2-5
POD Frank
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 0-5
POD: Emily C
Year 5/6 Jellyfish
Draw 4-4
POD: Conrad C