PTA Newsletter – 23 February 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events


PTA MeetingMon, 1 Mar, 7:00pm
Meet the Teacher Evening and Family PicnicTue, 2 Mar, 5:30pm
Centennial Gala MeetingMon, 15 Mar, 7:00pm
Fluro Family Fun Run - Madills FarmFri, 26 Mar, 5:30pm
PTA MeetingTue, 13 Apr, 7:00pm
PTA Meeting - AGMMon, 3 May, 7:00pm

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.

Hi there, it is great to see happy students, teachers and parents back at school after such an unexpected start to the beginning of the year with a 3 day lockdown!

Our School Picnic and Meet the Teacher evening has now been re-scheduled to Tuesday March 2 at 5.30pm.  We still have the following food trucks coming; Sushi truck, spin spuds, stumpy’s pizza as well as PTA BBQ sausages and Ice blocks.  We look forward to seeing you and your family there.

Congratulations to all 60 students who participated in the Weetbix TRYathlon on Sunday 14th February. The weather was glorious and there was such a great atmosphere.  It was the first time I have attended this event and I was impressed at how well organized it was.  Special thanks to Simon Bourke and Anna Hwang who came down on Saturday night and set up the Kohimarama school tents. 

Class Coordinators

At the beginning of each year we look for a class co-ordinator (or co-ordinators) who becomes the central point of contact for each classroom. Key responsibilities include:

  • Passing on communication directly from the PTA
  • Facilitating social events for both parents and children to get to know each other (suggest one per term) – i.e., class picnic at Madills/beach; meeting for drinks somewhere local (parents only)
  • Welcome new families who start during the school year and assist with the introduction to the school i.e., update on walking school bus, ice block/pizza Friday, sushi Wednesday etc
  • Organise the end of year gift for your teacher

Centennial Gala Dinner

Make a mark in your calendar for Saturday 11th September, with the return of the Soiree. This will coincide with the 100 year celebration weekend at the school! 

We are in the early planning stages and need lots of hands. There are plenty of roles that you can do in your own time, don’t require you to attend meetings and best of all, provide that sense of giving back to the community. Of course if you have more time we really welcome this assistance too.  There are three streams of work – auction, budget and event management you can volunteer for. So if you’re passionate about theming and decor, music, catering or even just happy to take RSVPs please let us know.

For more information email, or have a chat with Julie Lidnenberg, Lizzie Massey or Elise Blundell.   

Second Hand Uniforms

The second hand uniform co-ordinator Brent Lindenberg, has had a 2021 spring clean of the stock. We have a good inventory of what is available and there are plenty of sizes 4 and 6. T-shirts are $15, shorts/skorts are $20, fleeces are $25, with 100% of proceeds going directly back to the school.  To make a request use the link of the Kohimarama website


Fun Run

Madills Farm, Friday 26 March 4-7pm

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


Search for help with Sushi

Sushi is on this week!  We are still looking for some more volunteers to help deliver it, on a Wednesday, to the 200+ students who order it.

We’d love to hear from you. Contact to find out more.

Don’t forget to like our PTA Facebook page to be kept up to date with what is going and when we need extra hands to make things happen.

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.