School Newsletter – 30 March 2021

Term 1, Week 9 — School news

Upcoming Events

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 Cowley Team

Cowley Team Inquiry – Volcanoes

In Term One the Cowley Team have been learning about volcanoes. We have enjoyed learning about how and why volcanoes form, and how they have shaped Auckland.

Over three sunny days the Cowley Team were lucky enough to visit Mangere Mountain Education Centre, where we learnt more about volcanoes as well as tikanga Maori. Highlights of the day included seeing volcanic craters, finding lava bombs, weaving a harakeke bracelet and learning about the history of the Maunga.

A recount of the Cowley Trip by Emma S, Room 26

Did you know on Monday my class and Room 25 went to Mangere Mountain. When we got there we sang our school waiata and Nate, my classmate, said the school mihi. Then we all got our drink bottles and started up the mountain. It was easy to start but got harder the higher we climbed. We learnt interesting facts on the way. We learnt that when the Maori came from the tropics they brought kumara with them.  Since it isn’t so hot in New Zealand they got scoria and piled it up and left a hole in the top. They put the kumara and other fruits in. During the day the scoria would suck up the heat and at night the heat is slowly released as the stones cool. Tricking the Kumera and other fruits that they were in the tropics so that the kumara would grow. When we got back to School we were all hot and tired but it was a really fun day!

The Kohimarama Way – Reliability

“Pride yourself in being someone for whom others can turn to.  Reliability is a quality to be admired.”  “Don’t be reliable only when it is convenient.”


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.

Easter Tuesday hasn’t affected us the last few years as it has occurred during school holidays.

The Ministry of Education – School Closures
Must close:

  • State and integrated schools must be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Easter Tuesday (a school holiday).

Mufti Day – Student Fundraiser

On Thursday 15th April, we are raising money for Nurnobi our World Vision Child.  This is an opportunity for us to make a difference in another’s life and enable them the gift of choice.  With our support Nurnobi will be given choices he otherwise would have missed out on.  Students who are participating are encouraged to wear mufti (no uniform)  and bring along $2

Congratulations Lucia M

Well done to Lucia M, who is a chorister with the Auckland Girls Choir that will be featured in Bach Musica NZ’s concert at the Auckland Town Hall.
Lucia is one of 40 girls selected from 29 schools to enter a comprehensive and structured music and choral training program.

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Latest Sports Update

Bays Suburbs and  Eastern Zones Swimming Events

Despite not having been able to hold our own school swimming sports, we were still able to send teams (including our fabulous parent helpers) to the Bay Suburbs inter-school event for Year 5&6 swimmers on March 24, and to Eastern Zones for Year 7&8  participants on March 22. Both events were held at Sacred Heart’s pool in Glendowie. Despite some fierce competition, we were able to secure some notable finishes including:

Theo P.  First in both the Year 5 Boys 25m Freestyle and 25m Backstroke.

Xavier H.  First in Open Boys 25 m Butterfly, Second in both the Year 6 25m Freestyle and Breaststroke.

Indiana C. Second in Year 6 Girls 25m Breaststroke

Year 5 Girls Relay team (Alisha W, Kaley P,Elana P and Allie S ) Third in the Yr 5 Girls 4 x 25m Freestyle.

Year 6 Boys Relay Team ( Xavier H, Conrad C and Austin R- Yes, a 3 person team in a 4 person event) Third in the Yr 6 Boys 4 X 25m Freestyle.

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Sharks
Loss 1-4
POD Freya C
Year 3/4 Kinas
Loss 1-5
POD Juliet Q
Year 5 Blue Bottles
Year 6 Jellyfish
Win 8-2
Win 10-1
POD: Conrad C

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