PTA Newsletter – 7 December 2021

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA MeetingMon, 14 Feb, 9:00am

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.


It’s hard to believe that after these few short weeks back at school we are already bringing home art work and celebrating Fun Days at school! We are however so grateful that the children can be there to celebrate the end of the year with their classes.

Centennial Celebrations

We are delighted to be able to reschedule our Centennial Celebrations for 2022 so that we can celebrate this special school milestone as a community. We have created three separate events that we can manage separately within the traffic light framework. Mark your calendars for these special dates!

Friday 25 March – School celebrations including an assembly and centennial tree planting

Saturday 26 March – Alumni morning tea and classroom visits

Saturday 26 March – Gala Dinner & Auction

Christmas Tree Sales

Thank you to those who supported the school by buying their tree through Zachs trees. We are delighted with ours it’s beautiful and was lovely to have it delivered without having to worry about needles in the car. If you would still like one delivered this weekend please get in touch at kohiptachair@gmail.com and we can help arrange it.

Meri Kirihimete

The PTA would like to wish you all a very restful summer break and hope that you get some well earned time off with family and friends.

We have been fortunate this year to get in some great fundraising and community events before Covid restrictions came into play, and we are excited and hopeful to be able to fully celebrate the school’s Centennial next year.

In our first year chairing the PTA Julie and I have been very well supported by our schools’ parent community and we would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who work quietly behind the scenes, taking care of things, and for the quick response that we get when we ask for extra help with events. We would also like to thank Al, our Treasurer, who has been constantly available all year to answer our questions as we find our feet and Ange, our very reliable Secretary of over 3 years who is finishing up with us this year. If there are any eager Secretaries out there ready to take the role please get in touch.

See you in the New Year!

Lizzie

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.