School Newsletter – 15 June 2021

Term 2, Week 7 — School news

Upcoming Events

Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS) parent info evening @ 6.30pmTue, 15 Jun
AssemblyFri, 18 Jun
Trivia NightFri, 18 Jun
BOT MeetingMon, 21 Jun
Whole School PhotoFri, 25 Jun
Eastern Zones - HockeyMon, 28 Jun
Kiri Team - Road SafetyMon, 28 JunTue, 29 Jun
Toi Wearable Arts ShowcaseTue, 29 Jun
Kiri Team - Road SafetyThu, 1 Jul
Kapa Haka Festival - Stonefields SchoolThu, 1 Jul
Reports HomeFri, 2 Jul
AssemblyFri, 2 Jul
Matariki Welcoming morning & shared breakfastFri, 2 Jul
PTA MeetingMon, 5 Jul
Learning Conversations - students finish 1pmWed, 7 Jul
Bay Suburbs - NetballWed, 7 Jul
Learning Conversations - start 3.30pmThu, 8 Jul
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 Message from the Deputy Principals

National Young Leaders Day

The National Young Leaders Day is an annual event for our Ambassadors, House Captains and Student Leaders.  The theme of the day was ‘Stronger Together’. We were inspired by a man named Cam Calken who has cerebral palsy.  He shared his journey to becoming a speaker on the circuit. This was followed by an ex black sticks player – Brooke Neal, who walked us through the challenges of becoming a top sports person. After that we heard from a Young New Zealander of the Year recipient – Shay Wright who talked about being an entrepreneur.  Finally, we were delighted to hear from Julian Dennison – alias Rikki Baker.

Our students were all amazing and took every opportunity to be involved.

The day finished up with a concert and what a day it was. Thanks to all the parents who helped out and to Miss Hill for all the organisation behind the day.

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Fun at the School Disco
Thank you to our Student Leaders who organised our fabulous School Disco – Winter Wonderland on Friday.  They were responsible for designing the posters that were in every classroom and the tickets.  They decided on the theme and what decorations would have the most impact in the hall for the Disco night as well as prizes.  In addition, they attended the Junior Disco as well, to ensure our junior students had a fun time – an incredible group of students who are positive role models in our school. A special thanks also to our staff, who gave up their evening to come and support the school Disco.  We have a dedicated staff who are committed to our students and their well-being.  DJ Dave was at his usual enthusiastic and fun best – we danced and danced.  A fabulous time was had by all, check out the photos.

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The Kohimarama Way – Compassion

“You do not have to depend on the compassion of others.  The whole world can live under the umbrella of your compassion.”
“Compassion means entering the suffering of another in order to lead the way out.”


SchoolTalk Achievement Reporting

On Friday 2nd July we will be sharing your child’s End of Year Achievement and Progress Report with you.

You will see how your child is achieving against our school progressions in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and our Learner Dispositions and their next learning steps, these progressions are linked to the New Zealand Curriculum. There will be a general comment about your child written by the teacher. School participation will be included at the bottom of our reports for those students who have participated in extracurricular activities.

Note: Students who have started at Kohimarama School on or after 3rd May 2021 will not receive a SchoolTalk report, we will report on these students’ learning at the learning conversation meetings in Week 10.

For more information please go to:


Booking Learning Conversations – Wednesday 7th July, Thursday 8th July

Please note these dates in your diaries.  Note that school will finish for the students at 1pm on Wednesday 7th July to allow for Conversation bookings that afternoon.

The following are instructions for booking Learning Conversations.

Booking will open Wednesday 16th June at 9am.   The booking form can be accessed via the following web address:

Click into ‘make a booking’ and enter the School Event Code :  59y6r  Then follow the instructions.  Please leave a gap between your interviews if moving from one class to another so you do not lose some of your precious talking time.

If for any reason you are unable to access this site or you experience any problems, please contact  the School Office on 930 9820.


Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme (KOS) –  Parent Meetings -Tuesday 15th June

These meetings will be run in conjunction with Constable Gordon from the NZ Police.  To find out more of what your child will be learning in the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme and to have your questions answered we are inviting you to attend a parent information meeting a the times scheduled as follows:

6.30 – 7.00pm – Kiri and Cowley Team Parents.  We will meet in Room 22 and 23.

7.00 – 7.30pm – Hilary and Snell Team Parents.  We will meet in Rooms 19 and 20.

We will look forward to seeing you then.

Whole School Photo

Unfortunately due to the changeable weather we were unable to have the whole school taken on Tuesday 8th June.  We have rescheduled this for Friday 25th June.  Please put this date in your diary and ensure your child is at school on time and in the correct school uniform.

Sports News

Bay Suburbs Football Tournament

Last Wednesday, four teams from Years 5 and 6 participated in the Bay Suburbs Football Tournament at Glover Park along with eight other local schools.  They looked resplendent in their red and white football kit, and were unfazed by the occasional passing shower.  It was an action packed day, with each team playing five or six games.  Our results were:

Year 5 Girls – 5th=

Year 5 Boys – 2nd (on a penalty shoot out, after golden point extra time)

Year 6 Girls – 4th

Year 6 Boys – 6th

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Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results

Year 3/4 Sharks
Win 6-2
POD Saskia C and Mia Rose K
Year 3/4 Kinas
Win 2-1
POD Frank O
Year 5 Kekenos
Loss 1-2
POD Jake S
Year 5 Blue Bottles
Win 3-0
POD Demi C
Year 6 Ninjas
Win 12-0
POD: Danielle P

Netball Results

Year 4 Rockets
Win 9-3
POD: Madison A

Hockey Results

Year 5 Kool Sticks
Win 4-0
POD: Harrison V

Basketball Results

Year 6 Celtics
Win 14-9
POD: Eden M








in the Theatre

The evening will begin with an address from the Principal.  This will be followed by a tour of the school and an opportunity to meet teachers and students across all Learning Areas.


Monday 28th June        –     10am – 6pm

Tuesday 29th June        –     10am – 6pm

Wednesday 30th June –     10am – 6pm

Enrolment application forms for In Zone and Out of Zone are available on our website Student/Enrolment