School Newsletter – 3 August 2021

Term 3, Week 2

Upcoming Events

Eastern Zones - NetballThu, 5 Aug
School Cross CountryFri, 6 Aug
Cross Country - Rain DayMon, 9 Aug
Health Curriculum Survey goes outTue, 10 Aug
Band Showcase eveningTue, 10 Aug
Snell STEAM FairMon, 16 Aug
BOT MeetingMon, 16 Aug

A Message from Kiri Team

Kia ora from Kiri, 

Ready! Set! Go! The school cross country meet is this Friday down at Madills Farm. Last week Kiri team was very lucky with their running practice. Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 just managed to slip a practice run in between the squalls! The students looked confident and excited running the course, hopefully, fingers crossed we will have a dry day with no rain! 

This term has started with students curious and keen to learn about the Olympic Games. Our Olympic Inquiry started with many questions from the students, such as ‘Why do we have an Olympics?’ ‘What does it mean?’ These questions and others will guide us through our Inquiry. The students have been fascinated by the huge variety of sports that are now part of the games and amazed at the equipment used. Students have been learning about different flag designs, the symbolism and colours, and the wide range of countries taking part. There have been frequent eruptions of joy during races and especially when we win and receive a medal!! 

Last Friday, our school assembly was hosted by Rooms 4 and 5 who of course used an Olympic theme. All the students dressed as athletes and had fun demonstrating their particular skills in various sports. It was quite delightful! Students spoke confidently when using the microphone and were not fazed by the large crowd. Pretty good for 5 and 6 year olds 🙂 Enjoy the last week of the Olympics and see you down at Madills Farm.

Arohanui, Kiri Team

The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

Friendliness keeps you and others from feeling lonely or left out.  It helps people feel that they belong.  When something good or bad happens, it feels good to share it with a friend.  Friendships don’t just happen  –  they are made by people who are willing to be themselves with each other.


Band Showcase – Tuesday 10th August @ 6.30pm

We are very excited for our three bands to have the opportunity of performing for our school community next Tuesday evening.  Please come and enjoy hearing our Beginner, Intermediate, and Ensemble Bands.  Our students have worked hard this year at two weekly practices with our Band Director Susanna Howes and further practice at home.  They will be performing in the school hall and we would welcome your participation as part of the audience.  The Showcase will be approximately 30-40 minutes. There is no cost.

Photolife – Sibling Photos

Photolife will be visiting on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th August. At this time they will be taking photos of Room 3, netball, basketball and other teams as well as House Captains, Road Patrollers etc. They will also be taking sibling photos. If you would like a sibling photo to be taken of your children please complete a form from the office. Sibling Photos will be taken on the Tuesday.

AT  Meadowbank – Kohimarama Connectivity Project – Community Information

Everyone in the local community has an opportunity to provide their feedback on this AT Project.The following gives full details of the project and how you can have your say.

Thank you to all those who have registered their attendance at the Centennial events, offered to assist and to put billboards up on their fences. Please see last weeks newsletter for full details of how your family can be involved in the celebrations which are for current and past students, staff and families. If you know someone who has a connection with Kohimarama School please direct them to our website for full event details and encourage them to come along. On Saturday 11th September there will be something for all everyone:

School Open Day & Formalities (11.00am to 4.30pm)

  • Reminisce with our ‘History Walk’, classroom visits and Old School photos & memorabilia
  • Be entertained with our Kapa Haka, choir, band, cheerleading & jump jam performances, kids games & activities, food trucks & more!
  • Formalities 2-3pm:  Official speeches, Centennial Tree planting & Centennial Cake followed by ‘Natter & Nibbles’ Afternoon tea

Visit our website to register:

Certificates & Awards

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Tomaso B
  • Room 2 – Alex BJ
  • Room 3 – Gabriel Z, Ava C
  • Room 4 – Frankie B
  • Room 5 – Mia V
  • Room 6 – Ethan P
  • Room 7 – Oliver T, Sasha M
  • Room 8 – Louis G
  • Room 9 – Pedro TR
  • Room 10 – Chris Y, Mia-Rose K
  • Room 11 – Maddie D, Oscar H
  • Room 12 – Liam C, Emile S
  • Room 13 – Scarlett F
  • Room 14 – Emma K, Collins C
  • Room 15 – Nicholas BJ, Alexandra C
  • Room 16 – Natalie R
  • Room 17 – Jackson K
  • Room 18 – Zachary B, Leon L
  • Room 19 – Freja E, Tristan F
  • Room 20 – Dheer L, Mya F, Maddy H
  • Room 21 – Jessie L, Liz Z
  • Room 22 – Acacia G, Hannah B
  • Room 23 – Jade S, Rachael T
  • Room 25 – George C
  • Room 26 – Noah F
Caught Being Good

Lots of students being caught doing the right thing, thank you.  Our fortunate winners this week are:

  • Baz, Rm5, for Reliability, Colenso
  • Lily, Rm5, for Respect, Colenso
  • Nayan, Rm2, for Respect, Selwyn

Sports News


Our cross-country event will take place this Friday at Madills Farm, subject to suitable weather. If you can lend the school a tarpaulin for seating, please email

Race Times:

  • 10.00am Year 7/8 Snell Team
  • Year 7/8 Girls
  • Year 7/8 Boys
  • 10.30am Kiri Team
  • Year 0 Girls
  • Year 0 Boys
  • Year 1 Girls
  • Year 1 Boys
  • 11.00am Year 2 Cowley Team
  • Year 2 Girls
  • Year 2 Boys
  • 11.30am Year 3
  • Year 3 Girls
  • Year 3 Boys
  • 12.00pm Year 4 Hillary Team
  • Year 4 Girls
  • Year 4 Boys
  • 12.30pm Year 5
  • Year 5 Girls
  • Year 5 Boys
  • 1.00pm Year 6 Snell Team
  • Year 6 Girls
  • Year 6 Boys

Race times may vary depending on weather.

Gymnastics Tournament

Yesterday a small squad of Year 3- 5 girls, attended the inter school gymnastics tournament in Glen Innes. Some notable results;

Year 4 Girls (Georgia P, Blair C, Estella D and Alegra Z) Third place in the Year 4 teams event.

Year 5 Girls (Alexa J, Allie S, and Lucia M) Second place in the Year 5 teams event.

Sport Results

Flippa Ball Results
  • Year 3/4 Sharks
    Loss 1-2. POD Jasper M 
  • Year 3/4 Kinas
    Win 2-1. POD Forest A 
  • Year 5 Kekenos
    Loss 0-8. POD Asher P 
  • Year 5 Blue Bottles
    Win 8-0. POD Louisa W 
  • Year 6 Ninjas
    Win 8-2. POD: Callum P

Community Notices