PTA Newsletter – 18 May 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA MeetingMon, 2 Aug, 7:00pm
Bloke's BreakfastFri, 27 Aug, 7:30am
PTA MeetingMon, 30 Aug, 7:00pm
Centennial Classroom VisitsFri, 10 Sep, 9:15am
Centennial Open Day and CelebrationsSat, 11 Sep, 11:00am
Centennial GalaSat, 18 Sep, 6:00pm

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.

Working Bee – Thank you!

We had a great day on Sunday with over 40 volunteers who came out to help us with some gardening.  We made a big impact in a short time which was a great feeling.  We also had over 30 kids helping out in the gardens and running around doing a rubbish collection.  Thank you to all of you for your hard work, everyone earned their pizza and drinks at the end.  The past two day’s rain hasn’t been ideal for the kids at school, but the new plants will be glad of it!


Trivia Night: Around the World! 

Trivia night is back on June 18! 

The doors open at 6.00pm and the quiz will run from 6.30-9.00pm and be run by the very popular Sam Thom, then DJ Karl is stepping in to get us on the dance floor once the quiz is over.    

You can form a table of 8-12 and book for everyone or if you don’t have enough to make a table let us know we will help match you up with people from your year group. As before you can pre-order pizza and wine to have waiting for you when you arrive.

Choose your theme related to anything Around the World and then you can register and book food HERE 

If your class hasn’t had a chance to hold an event yet then this could be a good occasion to do so and form a table together.  Be sure to register your table early so that you don’t miss out!


You’ll have seen Quizathon forms coming home yesterday and this year being the Centennial, the theme is the history of Kohimarama school.  Good luck signing up sponsors and learning the answers to your questions, Quiz day will be on June 2.

Centennial Celebrations Help Needed

You will hopefully have seen the Centennial flag up outside the main entrance to the school and I know at least in our house the kids are feeling proud and excited to be a part of such a special year.  We still need help with pulling together the celebrations and will ask again for anyone who can contribute in the follow areas; Photographer, Videographer, Copywriter, AV technician skills

If you have any expertise in these areas or know of someone who is able to assist, please contact us on

Centennial Gala Auction Items

Thank you for the great initial offers of Auction Items to be sold at the Gala in September.  We have had gym memberships, haircuts, holiday homes and one parent is even making a one-off quilt for us to auction!

However this is just the beginning, the Gala is the main source of fundraising for the school and it has been 3 years since the last one. We need a lot more items to auction, both big and small and rely on support from you all to provide these, please think about what you can offer and get in touch at  Thank you!


Friends of the PTA

We have had a great response to our new Friends of the PTA WatsApp group and it is already making it easier to organise help for PTA events so thank you!

If you would like to be a part of this you can message us at any time and we will include you, just send your name and phone number to


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.