PTA Newsletter – 27 July 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.

Welcome back to Term 3, we hope everyone had a good break and is ready for a memorable term as we celebrate Kohimarama School’s Centennial in September. The Centennial Committee have bee working hard to bring you a wonderful two days on September 10 and 11 which will include our whole school community and our Alumni. As mentioned below please be sure to register, these are free community events but they need to know numbers for planning purposes. Then we have the Gala on September 18 to close out the celebrations in style!

! Gala Auction Items !

We’re still on the hunt for Gala Auction items, any products or services you can donate are gratefully received, nothing is too big or small as we can bundle things together. Please think about what you can offer and get in touch at  Thank you!

We will be making up hampers from items donated by school families, if you have anything to add to a hamper in the follow categories please bring them to the school office by August 13;

  • Fine food and wine
  • Book lover
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Health and Beauty
  • Sports Items
  • Toys
  • New Baby

Thank you for your support, our Auction items are going Live on August 27 and we know you will love what we have to offer.

Centennial Gala Tickets – Selling Fast

We have received an amazing response to our Centennial Gala, being held on the 18th September, and it is promising to be a fabulous event! If you are still thinking about attending get in quickly, this will be a glamorous 1920’s themed night, to celebrate 100 years of Kohimarama School.  

You can get more information on the Gala Dinner page.

Centennial Day Registration

Countdown is on for our Centennial open day celebrations on Sat 11th Sept. It’s going to be a fun day of entertainment, history and celebration. To assist with planning and catering please register your attendance here.

We are still looking for people to assist in all sorts of roles during the day on September 11 so if you could help out for a few hours please contact Lynda at

Blokes Breakfast, August 27 – Save the Date

It’s that time of the year again where the kids get to bring along their special big bloke for a light breakfast in the school hall and share some of their favourite things about their Big Bloke.

Volunteers required please – if you know of a barista, can assist with help on the morning of the event or night before (cooking bacon, food preparation) please email us at

Timeless Images Photography

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

For 2 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

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.