School Newsletter – 23 March 2021

Term 1, Week 8 — School news

Upcoming Events

ESOL Information EveningTue, 23 Mar
Cowley Team - Mangere MountainTue, 23 Mar
Cowley Team - Mangere MountainWed, 24 Mar
Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30Wed, 24 Mar
Bay Suburbs - Swimming Wed, 24 Mar
Motat Trip Years4/5 rms 10/11/13/14Thu, 25 Mar
PTA Fun Run - Madills FarmFri, 26 Mar
Kiri Beach TripFri, 26 Mar
Motat Trip Years4/5 rms 9/15/12Tue, 30 Mar
Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30Wed, 31 Mar
Nanogirl Science AssemblyWed, 31 Mar
Teacher Only DayThu, 1 Apr
Easter BreakFri, 2 Apr
Easter BreakMon, 5 Apr
Easter BreakTue, 6 Apr
Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30Wed, 7 Apr
Cowley/Hillary Swimming LessonsWed, 7 AprFri, 9 Apr
BOT MeetingMon, 12 Apr
Cowley/Hillary Swimming LessonsMon, 12 AprFri, 16 Apr
PTA MeetingTue, 13 Apr
Yr. 6,7&8 Open morning Tue, 13 Apr
Kapa Haka 7.45 - 8.30Wed, 14 Apr
Year 7/8 ImmunisationThu, 15 Apr
Student FundraiserThu, 15 Apr
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 Snell Team

Year 7/8 Stardome Trip

On  Friday  the 26th Of February the year 7 & 8 hub went on a trip to Stardome Planetarium

We had a talk with a nice Staff member called Josh. He talked about the distance between planets and the temperatures on the surfaces of them. We also talked about Mars rovers that were sent to space and how they are powered and ones that failed. 

Did you know the first ever Rover to touch down onto Mars was called Sojourner and the latest one to touch down was called Perseverance. We then did a quiz around the exhibits and had a bit of exhibit free time.

We went into the Planetarium to watch a movie called We Can Be Astronomers. He also took us round Space and showed us the difference between Solar Systems, Galaxies and Universes. The difference between Solar Systems and Galaxies is that there are millions of solar systems in a galaxy and billions of galaxies in the universe, however there is only one universe.

Overall our trip to stardome was a really great and interesting experience. 

Written by : Summer P, Olivia W, Madeleine H & Reuben W-W (Y7/8 Hub)

Thursday’s Unplugged – Wearable Arts

Over the past 3 weeks, the Snell Wearable Arts class have been creating Wearable Art Hats! Everyone was given a template as a foundation to create their masterpiece. Their design brief was to be as creative as can be – no theme, no limits and the results were fantastic. Last Thursday, they wrote their Design Cards and their hats were presented in the form of an Art Gallery – please see some of the wonderful Hats and imaginative Design Cards below! These hats are now in Room 22 – please come and check them out. 

This activity was designed to get their creative juices flowing. The next challenge that has been set will allow them to enter their hats into the World of Wearable Arts Competition. If they choose to enter, they will need to work in teams of 2-5 people and choose from one of the themes – Aotearoa, Extreme Accessories, xxx, or Other (no set theme). The idea is to move away from using ‘craft-like’ materials in their hats and think outside the box. These hats must also be student creations only – no Teacher or Parent help! We are excited to see what will be created next … 

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The Kohimarama Way – Honesty

“The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.”  Cicero.   “An honest man’s word is as good as his bond.”  Cervantes.   “Choices and follow through, that is all that separates the ‘champions’ from the ‘also rans.'”  Jim Paluch


Teacher Only Day & Easter Long Weekend

Thursday 1st April is our Teacher Only Day. There will be no school on this day.
Easter Long weekend means there is no school from Friday 2nd April (Good Friday) until Tuesday 6th April (inclusive).
School will resume on Wednesday 7th April.

Student Fundraiser –  Thursday 15th April

We have been supporting Nurnobi, our World Vision Child for a long time and because of our support, he is being given choices about what his life will turn out like.  If your child would like to participate, please have them bring $2 on the day and wear mufti – that is clothes that are not school uniform, the clothes they might wear in the weekend or after school.

PTA Fun Run

Come join us for a fun filled afternoon. Click on the picture to go to the registration form.

This photo was taken at the opening of our current room 2 building.

Do you know where in the school this building is?

Can you spot what is missing?

This is what our current Room 2 looked like when it was built. Room 1 was not added till a later date.



Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

    • Room 1 – Anna Z, Ella C
    • Room 2 – Nayan J, Chloe G
    • Room 4 – Leon A, Lucy B
    • Room 5 – Jasper G, Zoey M
    • Room 6 – Bodie A
    • Room 7 – Jack B
    • Room 8 – Theo H
    • Room 9 – Caesar G, Juliette P
    • Room 10 – Jackson H, Elena P
    • Room 11 – Ellie H, Sohana F
    • Room 12 – Lily M, Georgia B, Rachel C
    • Room 13 – Daniel A, Joshua M
    • Room 14 – Alexa J, Mattias E
    • Room 15 – Rory W, Blake S
    • Room 16 – Theo R
    • Room 17 – Rosie B
    • Room 18 – Emma B, Ziggy Z
    • Room 19 – Farrah B,Mateo C
    • Room 20 – Anna P, Stuart R
    • Room 21 – Liv DS, Liam SP
    • Room 22 – Ava C, Hugh K
    • Room 23 – Jasmina M, Flynn T
    • Room 25 – Blake J
    • Room 26 – Matthew E

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations to all the students who received greenies for doing the right thing by usiing our pedestrian crossings and playing reliably and fairly in the playground, you are awesome.
Our winners are:
Sam Rm 10 for Friendliness Atkin
Estella Rm 12 for Compassion Selwyn
Emile Rm 12 for using the crossing Atkin

Latest Sports Update

Netball Trials

Thank you to everyone who completed the online registrations for Netball. Based on registrations received, we will be conducting a trial to select our Year 5 teams, and a trial to select our Year 6 teams:
Year 6 Trial. Top Courts 8-00am to 9-30am. Thursday 25th March
Year 5 Trial. Top Courts 8-00 to 9-30am. Friday 26th March
Participants are to be in PE gear and shoes, and should bring a water bottle.

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Sharks
Loss 0-5
POD George M
Year 3/4 Kinas
Win 5-0
POD Theo R
Year 5 Blue Bottles
Loss 0-9
POD: Demi C
Year 6 Jellyfish
Win 8-1
POD: Indie C

Community Notices