School Newsletter – 8 June 2021

Term 2, Week 6 — School news

Upcoming Events

PTA MeetingTue, 8 Jun
Photolife (class and individual photos)Wed, 9 Jun
Bay Suburbs - FootballWed, 9 Jun
Hillary Team - StardomeThu, 10 Jun
Year 7/8 Doc Edge Film FestivalFri, 11 Jun
School DiscoFri, 11 Jun
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
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 Cowley Team

Cowley Team’s thoughts about Greats and Grans Day

We were so lucky to have our grandparents come to school to visit our classrooms and spend the morning with us.

Here are comments from our Year 2 students:

Grandparents Day was so fun, I wanted it to stay for the whole day. I wish my Grandma could come as well but she is in Japan so she can’t come.
(Maddy, Room 8)

I love my nan because she gives me ice-blocks. On Grandparents Day I played noughts and crosses and hopscotch. I loved it so so much. We did a card about my nan. (Theo, Room 8)

Today it was Grandparents day but unfortunately my Grandparents couldn’t come. Ambra let me share her Grandparent. Ambra’s Grandma watched me and Ambra do word search. I felt happy. (Aria, Room 7)

Today my Grandparent came to Kohimarama School. My Grandparent was chatting. My Grandparent is called Cynthia. My Grandparent is very special to me. She loves me very much. (Archer, Room 7) 

Year 3 had a fantastic time sharing their Basic Facts games with their grandparents or with a special buddy. The Basic Facts games were ones they designed themselves
or remembered playing with their families. Lots of fantastic instructional writing went into making these.

We also shared our work, taught our grandparents how to do some coding and played a fun dice and drawing game called ‘Roll a Grandparent’. 

Cowley Team

The Kohimarama Way – Compassion

“Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self.”  Russell Simmons.  “Compassion and tolerance are qualities of fearless people.”  Paulo Coeno.  “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.”


School Disco  –  Winter Wonderland this Friday

We are very excited and looking forward to our school Disco this Friday 11th June.
Junior Disco (Yrs 0-4)             5.00 – 6.00pm
Senior Disco (Yrs 5 -8)           6.30 – 8.00pm
Tickets are on sale through Kindo $5, this includes awesome DJ Dave, a snack and a drink.  Wednesday 9th June last day for selling tickets.

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.

Sick Children

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 ( 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 ( You will need to include the dates you will be away, your childs name and class and the reason for their absence ie. holiday

Through old photos we are able to see the changes that have happened around the school grounds over the years.
In this photo from 1989 we can see the hall being built.

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

    • Room 1 – Ella A, Sasha R
    • Room 2 – Chloe B
    • Room 4 – Kiko Z
    • Room 5 – Anke D
    • Room 6 – Zach H
    • Room 7 – Oliver F, Bella G
    • Room 8 – Emma S, Savelii N
    • Room 9 – Ollie B, Angus W
    • Room 10 – Marko N, Keddy W
    • Room 11 – Timofey I, Violet H
    • Room 12 – Lucia M, Louisa W
    • Room 13 – Aimee J, Harley S
    • Room 14 – Grayson G, Ben LH
    • Room 15 – Ryan C, Zoe A
    • Room 16 – Perry M, Zara M
    • Room 17 – Evie CS, Alexandra V, Mackenzie G
    • Room 18 – Summer P, Max A, Natasha D
    • Room 19 – Simi F, Nina R
    • Room 20 – Samantha D, Isabella FM
    • Room 21 – Cerys J, Isabel N, Lincoln C
    • Room 22 – Alice G, Jenna R, Angus B
    • Room 23 – Xavier H, Oliver T
    • Room 25 – Theo M, Viggo H
    • Room 26 – Louis P

Walking School Bus

Mahiro S, Ethan F, Zac M, Lilian T

Caught Being Good – “Greenies”

Congratulations and thank you to all students who received a ‘greenie’ over the last 2 weeks, our winners are:
Anna          Rm 1              for Commitment             Selwyn
Jasper M   Rm 17            for Respect                     Atkin
Oliver         Rm 15            for Honesty                    Selwyn

Sports News

Eastern Zones Football

The Yr7/8 boys had a very enjoyable day at the tournament last Thursday- the highlight being, winning their last game in a penalty shoot out.

Sports Results

Netball Results

Year 4 Rockets
Loss 7-5
POD: Savannah C

Community Notices