School Newsletter – 30 November 2021

Term 4, Week 7

Upcoming Events

Hillary Fun DayWed, 1 Dec
Student Leader Fun DayThu, 2 Dec
Kiri - Fun DayTue, 7 Dec
Year 7&8 Trip to DevonportWed, 8 Dec
Cowley - Fun DayFri, 10 Dec
Year 6 - Tiritiri Matangi TripFri, 10 Dec
Certificate AssemblyMon, 13 Dec
Reports go HomeWed, 15 Dec
Sports Assembly (Cups)Wed, 15 Dec
Final AssemblyThu, 16 Dec
School finishes 12pmThu, 16 Dec

A Message from Deputy Principal Meegan Hill

It is fabulous to be back at school onsite seeing children and adults in real life instead of looking at a flat-screen – it does make a difference.  Whilst we are back at school on a part-time basis at the moment, it is impacting positively on our students’ wellbeing and learning.  Talking to them, the most common advantage to being at school that our students shared is “seeing our friends”, “socialising”, “playing on the big playground spaces with our friends”, “having time with friends”.  Our students have also reflected that it makes a positive difference to their learning, “it is easier to learn having our teacher with us”, “we have our teacher all day to help us”, “I get better at Maths being at school”,  “online learning is hard because there is no teacher”.  The environment played a part as well, some students noted that being at home caused some difficulty because “they got distracted by other people at home”, “we were a bit lazier at home, coming back to school has made us work harder”,  “it was a bit cramped at home”, “it is easier to learn at school”.

Welcome to Room 24 who started their first weeks online with their teachers Mrs Ewen and Ms Maissin.  They are very fortunate to also have Matilda as their Learning Assistant.  Room 24 are working hard and learning a lot at school, we are very proud of their flexibility and resilience in this ‘different’ start to their educational journey here at Kohimarama School.

The Kohimarama Way – Respect

“Respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater than popularity.”  “Respect for self, Respect for others.  Responsibility for all actions.”


Can Appeal for City Mission

Please remember we are collecting cans of food this week for people and families who need support at this time of year and with what Covid19 has dealt them.  If you are able to support, please send in one or two cans of food with your child/ren this week.  It will make a difference, thank you.

Structure of the school for 2022

Class planning for 2022 is well underway and we will update you as  plans are finalised.One point to note is that the structure of Hillary team will return to separate Year 4 and Year 5 classes.  This is due to the number of students in this cohort to be accommodated.


All assemblies will be held as online events this year.  The details will be made available for viewing by classes and families on the specified day. All assemblies are scheduled for the morning session. The online assemblies are;

  • Certificate Assembly Monday 13th December
  • Sports Assembly Wednesday 15th December
  • Final Assembly Thursday 16th December

Last Day of School 2021

School will finish for the year on Thursday 16th December at 12pm.

School opens in 2022

The school office will open after Auckland Anniversary weekend on Tuesday 1st February. 

School will reopen for all students on Thursday 3rd February 2022. 

School Year Book

Year book sales have been extended to Monday 6th December. These can only be ordered via Kindo. Only a small number remain.

School Crossing

Always use the pedestrian crossing around the school as it is the safest way for your child to get to school. Please reinforce the road safety messages to your children.

Certificates & Awards

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Andy S-C, Leo
  • Room 2 – Ava J, Henry M, Sebastian M
  • Room 3 – Hugo C, Logan E, Cara V, Sabrina S-C
  • Room 4 – Marlo P-B, Charlie C
  • Room 5 – Caleb O, Mia D, Claudia C
  • Room 6 – Rian S, Zeke Z, Poppy M
  • Room 7 – Aiden R, Orla J, Archer K
  • Room 8 – Emmett K, Samantha E, Honor R
  • Room 9 – N/A
  • Room 10 – Madeleine T, Jake S
  • Room 11 – Harrison V, Harry H
  • Room 12 – Esmay O
  • Room 13 – Arthur G-M,Cooper A
  • Room 14 – Asher P, Annabel B
  • Room 15 – Andrew W
  • Room 16 – George R, Aurelia T
  • Room 17 – Jacob N, Anjay H, Thomas O
  • Room 18 – Theo G-M, Audrey H, Emma N
  • Room 19 – Amy C, Oli S
  • Room 20 – Mya F, Zoe S, Jerry C, Max A, Casper H
  • Room 21 – Ava G, Liam I-M, Catalina H, Harry H, Zach L, Mattys N
  • Room 22 – Eden M, Zoe M, Joy M, Atilla H, Isabella E, Ben L
  • Room 23 – Indie C, Nicole L, Isabel O, Toby T
  • Room 24 – N/A
  • Room 25 – Deniz E, Franklin O, Aston R, Terrence H
  • Room 26 – Jessica M,  Imogen W, Hannah E

Sports Notices

Return of Netball/Basketball Uniforms

Under current restrictions, our process is for each child to bring in their item/s of sportswear and leave it in the Sports container that is placed at the door of the main school office.  Please return the item in a named recyclable bag by Friday December 3.

Community Notices