Term 2, Week 4 — School news
|Quiz-a-thon Day||Wed, 2 Jun|
|Eastern Zones - Y7/8 Boys Football||Thu, 3 Jun|
|Assembly||Fri, 4 Jun|
|Greats and Grans||Fri, 4 Jun|
|PTA Meeting||Tue, 8 Jun|
|Photolife (class and individual photos)||Wed, 9 Jun|
|Bay Suburbs - Football||Wed, 9 Jun|
|Hillary Team - Stardome||Thu, 10 Jun|
|Year 7/8 Doc Edge Film Festival||Fri, 11 Jun|
|School Disco||Fri, 11 Jun|
|Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS) parent info evening @ 6.30pm||Tue, 15 Jun|
|Assembly||Fri, 18 Jun|
|Trivia Night||Fri, 18 Jun|
|BOT Meeting||Mon, 21 Jun|
A Message from Snell Team
Our amazing Year 6 camp at Lakewood Lodge was filled with excitement and fun activities. We had 4 days of unique challenges to complete, including Survivor and the Iron Person challenge. One of the most popular activities was ziplining over the lake! We raced across the lake at high speeds, into the safe arms of our parent helper or teacher. Some students got stuck in the middle of the lake and had to be pulled across by the instructor. It was so much fun!
Another cool experience at camp was feeding the farm animals. We all thought that their names were so funny. There was Woody the cow, Betty the goat, Cookies and Cream the sheep, Mr Trousers, Pinecone and Kevin the chickens. Kevin the rooster woke us all up at 5am! Once a day, 2 or 3 groups went around with the instructors feeding the animals. During this time we learnt that animals need a lot of attention and specific care in order to stay healthy and well.
Most of us looked forward to the night time activities as we loved playing with our torches. The Burma Trail was thrilling as we scared each other during the walk. Being blindfolded made everything sound louder and scarier than normal. The instructors also taught us a new version of spotlight and lots of us hid really well. On the last night we participated in a Camp Concert. Each group performed a skit or song. Even the parents and teachers had a funny act, called the “invisible bench”. Camp was an incredible, inspirational, team-building and educational experience. We now look forward to next year’s camp!
A special thank you to Miss Cadzow, Mrs Naicker, Miss Varney for all the work they put into planning such a fun week and all the help and support they gave us over the week. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the incredible parent helpers who gave up their time to come with us and supported us through all the challenges.
Written by Lucas, Liz and Olivia
The Kohimarama Way – Compassion
We know we are being successful showing compassion when we notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend, imagine how they must be feeling, take time to show that we care, ask how they are and listen patiently, forgive others when they make mistakes, and do some service to help a person or an animal in need.
Teacher – Room 19
School Disc – Winter Wonderland theme
Friday 4th June Greats and Grans
This event asks our students to invite their special older family members or friends to come along to school to see them at work in the classroom. Our guests are invited to visit the school from 9am onwards. Students will be available to direct visitors to the correct classroom. At 10.30am morning tea will be in the hall for all of our Greats and Grans.
Tuesday 8th June School Photograph
To celebrate our Centennial Year we are going to take a photo of the whole school. This will be done on Tuesday 8th June in the morning. Please make sure your child is at school on time and in their Kohimarama School uniform for this exciting event which will become part of our records of our 100th year within the Kohimarama School Community.
Updating Address and contact details
Please inform the school immediately if you have had a change of address or contact details. It is important that we hold current contact details for your child/ren.
Kids Lit Competition
On Friday May 21st, two Kohimarama teams attended the 2021 Kids Lit competition hosted by quizmaster Wayne Mills.
The children did superbly, facing ten rounds of questions in categories including navigation, bird characters, insects, magic and manga.
From 55 teams, our year 8’s placed 15th and our year 7’s placed 25th.
Parent Help Needed for Road Patrol – Wednesday morning
We need a parent to support our students crossing Kohimarama Road safely on Wednesday mornings, please. Are you able to give us 30 minutes on a Wednesday morning before school to supervise our Road Patrollers? If so please contact Meegan email@example.com Thank you.
Individuals can now opt in to donating their tax credit to the school by registering with TaxGift here:
How does this work?
Most individuals are able to claim a tax credit for donations in New Zealand. This includes a tax credit of 33.3% on the annual Kohimarama School donation which is currently set at $495 per child. In most instances TaxGift will be able to obtain a tax credit of $165 which is then donated, less a fee of 10%, back to the school on behalf of the individual. This additional donation is eligible for a further tax credit (not otherwise available to an individual) which is then donated again and again back to the school until the donation value drops below the minimum $5 threshold set by the IRD. The net effect is that an initial donation of $495 can result in a total of $701 (when the donated tax credits are added) received by the school.
To make this happen TaxGift needs to act as your tax agent for Kohimarama School donations only. Please note once you have signed up you will not be able to claim the Kohimarama School donation tax credit for yourself. You can opt out of TaxGift at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PCT Police Competency Test Challenge 2021
Congratulations to our 4 students who competed in this challenge on Monday 10th May. The results are through and the Kohimarama Team of Aimee, Asher, Simi, and Zach placed 6th. This was only 9 points behind 3rd place, so a very close competition.
If your child has any sign of cold symptoms or sore tummies please keep them home.
If your child is away due to sickness please ensure you make contact before 9.30am. This can be done by phone (930-9826), email (email@example.com) or by filling in the website absence form. Please include your childs name and class and the reason for their absence ie. tummy bug. This needs to be done each day they are away.
If your child is absent because of a holiday, please apply for leave by emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will need to include the dates you will be away, your childs name and class and the reason for their absence ie. holiday
Congratulations to these outstanding students:
- Room 1 – Nils J, Elsie C
- Room 2 – Clara R, Max S
- Room 4 – Wren L
- Room 5 – Bhuvan C
- Room 6 – Xanthe H
- Room 7 – Olivia O
- Room 8 – Sammy M, Nathan W
- Room 9 – Blair C, Emily C
- Room 10 – Jayden L, Matilda C
- Room 11 – Joshua C, Lily O
- Room 12 – Savannah C, Felix A
- Room 13 – Bella P, Demi C
- Room 14 – Ben C, Jessica C
- Room 15 – Alex S, Jenson P
- Room 16 – Billy L
- Room 17 – Sam H, Joshua O
- Room 18 – Natasha D, Aiden P
- Room 19 – Reuben WW, Theo B
- Room 20 – Olivia W
- Room 21 – n/a camp
- Room 22 – n/a camp
- Room 23 – n/a camp
- Room 25 – Thomas K
- Room 26 – Emma S
Walking School Bus
Scarlett B, Emma S, Cara SP, Maddie E
Caught Being Good – “Greenies”
Flippa Ball Results
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