PTA Newsletter – 12 April 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA AGMMon, 9 May, 7:00pm
Movie NightTue, 17 May, 8:00pm
PTA MeetingTue, 7 Jun, 7:00pm
Quizathon questions come home.Thu, 9 Jun
Matariki QuizathonWed, 22 Jun
Quizathon forms dueFri, 1 Jul
Turua Gallery Fill the Truck ChallengeSat, 2 Jul, 9:00am
PTA MeetingTue, 5 Jul, 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.

Well we have made it to the end of the first term and are just so grateful that it has been a full term without any school closure. A huge thank you has to go to the school management and teachers for continuing to stay vigilant on Covid protocols, limiting the spread within the school, and for continuing to be flexible in how they deliver learning to keep our children safe.

The PTA also want to thank you all for your support with the auction this term and wish everyone a restful and safe holidays. We hope to be able to connect with more of the school community as our alert levels hopefully go down next term. Happy Easter!

Auction Success!

Thank you to everyone who supported our auction through donating or buying items, it has been a huge success raising just over our goal of $15,000! We are grateful for your generosity in these uncertain times.

This money will go towards covering part of Cowley playground with Astro grass, with sails above to provide shade. This will allow the children to eat and play in this area protected from the sun.

Movie Night – Save the Date!

As our first community event of the year we are celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mum’s Movie Night at Silky Otter on Tuesday May 17. Save the date and we will be back with details in the first week of term 1.

Second Hand Uniform Update

Thank you to the families who have generously donated their used uniforms this year! Sale of used uniforms goes directly to Kohimarama PTA efforts. 

The shop offers items for all seasons, including some sport and netball pieces, so have a look at the inventory and let us know what you’d like to purchase. We are now offering used uniforms in two quality and price categories so that you have more control over what you get. 

If you have used and serviceable uniform pieces that you no longer need, we’ll gladly take donations (pop them in a bag and take them to the school office). Uniforms that are no longer fit for purpose can be recycled at H&M. 

Thank you for keeping uniforms in use while supporting our 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.