PTA Newsletter – 29 June 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Trivia NightFri, 18 Jun
PTA MeetingMon, 5 Jul
PTA MeetingMon, 2 Aug, 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.

Event News

Wow, who can believe there are only two weeks left of the term, let’s hope the school holidays gives us some sunny weather to enjoy. The PTA has had a really busy month of June with the Quizathon and Trivia Night, not to mention planning for the Gala dinner in full swing. The money raised from these two successful events are going towards an outside interactive classroom, off the hall, as a complementary room for learning. Work is expected to start in the term holidays on this.


Thank you to all the kids for participating in the Quizathon. This event raised just over $7000! and room 8 won the prize for getting the most number of studnets to return their quiz money. No doubt they enjoyed their ice block last Friday.  

If you still need to return your form, it is not too late, you can take it to the box in the school office and make direct payment to Kohimarama School PTA 12-3027-0332092-00. 

Trivia Night

We had a great night with a fully sold out crowd at Trivia Night. Everyone was in great spirits and danced till the DJ couldn’t play no more! Did you know DJ Karl is a dad of the school who moved here from the States recently, aren’t we lucky to have an international star!

This event raised just over $11,000! We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

Gala Invites Heading Your Way!

This week you will receive an invitation via your eldest child at the school for the Centennial Gala. The event will be held on the 18th September and is set to be a glamourous 1920’s theme, to celebrate 100 years. Think black, gold and glitz.  You can get more information on the Gala Dinner page.

This is our biggest school fundraiser and with COVID last year we have not had one for 3 years. The funds will go to covering the concrete area in Cowley with Astro grass and sails above to provide shade. As well as new gates at the front and side of the school to keep the children safe from wandering onto the surrounding streets. This will complement new fencing the ministry is committed to.

We’re still on the hunt for Gala Auction items please think about what you can offer in terms of products and services both big and small and get in touch at  Thank you!

Timeless Images Photography

Timeless Images have again offered their generous family portrait package to our school community.

For 4 more weeks Kohimarama School families have the opportunity to buy a Family Portrait Gift Package valued at $850 for just $95 and ALL of this money goes directly to the school. For this $95 the family receive a planning consultation, a photography session either in the studio or on location, a personalised presentation of images taken and two 6 x 8″ prints.

Timeless Images is one of NZ’s leading portrait photography studios with NZIPP Award winning photographers. If you are interested you can go directly to Kindo or click this link 2021 Timeless eDM – Kohimarama School

Help Needed for Scholastic Book Club

Our current parent who helps co-ordinate the Scholastic Book Club will be leaving the school at the end of the year and we are on the hunt for someone who could take this role over. If we could do a handover in Term 3 that will allow plenty of time to learn the ropes. It is approximately 3 hours a term. It involves:

  • Opening the orders/ closing orders online.
  • Date stamp each catalogue and divide it into the pigeon holes for the teachers to hand out
  • Unpack delivery order and deliver book to each class room.

Regular PTA 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.