School Newsletter – 8 March 2022

Term 1, Week 6

Upcoming Events

Swimming Sports KSThu, 10 Mar
AssemblyFri, 18 Mar
Student Fundraiser - Wacky Hair Day/Mufti DayFri, 25 Mar
Kiri Road SafetyMon, 28 Mar
Kiri Road SafetyTue, 29 Mar
Kiri Road SafetyWed, 30 Mar
Yr 7/8 SurfingFri, 1 Apr
AssemblyFri, 1 Apr
PTA MeetingMon, 4 Apr

A Message from Kiri Team

Tēnā koutou from Kiri

We had a superb start to the 2022 school year! The students are coming in settled and ready to learn. Our Discovery Learning has been helping to ease the transition to school as well as offering some key learning opportunities. Room 4 students have been learning about the different birds from Aotearoa and creating bird feeders. Other students have been enjoying water play, experimenting with gravity, and using gutters to build waterfalls. Kiri gardens have many students learning how to care for plants and insects and we have our builders and architects creating and designing new huts and mazes.

Kiri Team spent the first couple of weeks at school learning about the Treaty of Waitangi and our School Values. Students discussed how they could make their classes awesome! Then they designed their own waka and wrote these qualities on their paddles. This is how we created our class treaties.

We have now started an Inquiry into “Emotions”. Classes are learning about the range of feelings we experience in different situations and languages, and how to recognise these feelings in ourselves and others.

Rippa Rugby has been exciting- a highlight on Monday afternoons. It has been hot, fun and worthwhile!

Even Theodore knows his te reo 🙂

We are all looking forward to continuing this momentum and excitement to learn into the rest of the school year. 

Ngā mihi, 

Kiri Team

The Kohimarama Way – Compassion

“If you want others to be happy practise compassion.  If you want to be happy practise compassion.”  “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”  “In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”


School Swimming Sports Yrs 5 – 8 (Thursday March 10th)

A reminder for those students who are entering our swimming sports to bring your togs/towel, water bottle, and snack food to eat.  Year 7/8, Year 6, and Year 5 year groups will be at the Sacred Heart Pool complex at a separate time from each other and swimming within their bubble.  We will unfortunately not be able to have any spectators at Red Level.

House Points to be won….

  1. Remember if you wear your House T-shirt every second Friday (the Friday we don’t have online assembly) you can score points for your House.  House T-shirt Friday is this week.
  2. If you bring your lunch on the same Friday with no wrappers in it, you also win points for your House.  That means no glad wrap or other plastic wrappings in your lunchbox.

Students with Mobiles phone or Smart Watches

Any students brining mobile phones or smart watches need permission from the school. If you have not already received permission please follow this link to do so.

Phone/Watch Permission

Certificates & Awards

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students:

  • Room 1 – Havana C
  • Room 2 – Tallulah M
  • Room 4 – Orban D
  • Room 5 – Ryder T
  • Room 6 – Max P
  • Room 8 – Caleb O
  • Room 9 – Jasper M, Victoria Easton
  • Room 10 – Harriet W, Jennifer P
  • Room 11 – Dash B, Ted T
  • Room 12 – Ollie C
  • Room 13 – Jamie C, Sophia GW
  • Room 14 – Freddie R, Mahiro S
  • Room 15 – Abigail J, Estella D
  • Room 16 – Aurelia L
  • Room 17 – Leon A
  • Room 18 – Dexter C, Lucas O
  • Room 19 – Scarlett W
  • Room 20 – Maddie M
  • Room 21 – Charlie G, Noa M
  • Room 22 – Alexandra C, Lochie S
  • Room 23 – Emily C, Ethan F
  • Room 25 – Meila A
  • Room 26 – Carlos P, Jack B
  • Room 27 – Chloe J
Caught Being Good  –  “Greenies”

Congratulations and thank you to all our students ‘caught being good’ in the playground you are winners.  Our lucky three this week are:

  • Emilia     Rm 27          for Reliability        Patteson
  • Ben         Rm 22          for Respect            Atkin
  • Carlos     Rm 22          for  Reliability        Colenso

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results
  • Year 3/4 Sharks
    Win 4-0 POD Saskia
  • Year 5 Kinas
    Win 8-0. POD Asher & Scarlett
  • Year 6 Blue Bottles
    Win 12-0. POD Demi