PTA Newsletter – 23 November 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Final PTA MeetingMon, 6 Dec, 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.

Welcome back everyone, it is wonderful to see all the kids’ excited smiles as they are coming back to school and hear about their time seeing their teachers and friends.

Although the PTA has taken a break from events over lockdown we were happy to prepare care packages to deliver to our teachers over lockdown to thank them for working so hard to put a smile on our kids’ faces every day.

Unfortunately this year we have had to cancel our very popular calendar art fundraiser as there just wasn’t time to get the art done and printed while we are back at school. You do however have an opportunity to support Kohimarama school during the festive season by buying your Christmas Tree through Zach’s trees. The more Christmas trees we sell the higher the rate of commission, so please support us and share with your local family and friends!

Christmas Tree Sales!

We are again working with Zach’s Christmas Trees who will provide Kohimarama School a commission for any Christmas trees sold – the more trees sold, the higher the commision we get!

This year the trees are available by contactless drop off only, on either December 5 or December 12.

Zach’s Christmas Trees provides the finest Christmas trees in Auckland, so purchase with confidence knowing that your tree will be one of the best in the neighbourhood!

Three tree options available:

  • 3.5ft to 5ft       $55.00
  • 5ft to 6.5ft       $70.00
  • 7ft $85.00

Ordering is really simple … just click here to order your tree by 01 December.

Centennial Celebrations

We were very disappointed to have to postpone our Centennial Celebrations planned for September, however you will see from our posters that we are still hoping to celebrate in March 2022.

The Gala is being held on March 26 and if you had previously bought a ticket you should have received an email today asking you to confirm if you are still able to attend or not. The format for the other centennial celebrations are still being finalised and we will let you know as soon as we can!

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.