PTA Newsletter – 17 May 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

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
PTA MeetingMon, 1 Aug, 7:00pm
PTA Survey closesFri, 5 Aug, 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.

Mum’s Movie Night – Downtown Abbey 2

We are looking forward to our Mum’s Movie Night at Silky Otter this evening. We still have a few tickets left so if you forgot to get yours you can still come Please fill out this form.

The movie theater opens at 7.45 for a drink with the movie starting at 8pm. Tickets are $30 and include a glass of wine or other beverage. See you there!

Walking School Bus

Now that we are at Orange level we are ready to get our Walking School Bus moving again! Kohimarama School has historically had 6 different walking school buses which follow the routes in the map below. Being part of a walking school bus is a fun way to get to school and to form friendships with students from different levels in the school.

In order to get these buses walking we need a new Walking School Bus Coordinator. We have some route leaders still available but will need leaders for the green, orange and purple routes. Please let us know if you are able to help with any of these. If none of the below routes are suitable, but you are still keen to be part of the WSB program please also contact us at

Ice Blocks, Pizza and Sushi Helpers

It was great to see so many children enjoying sushi, ice blocks and pizza last week, these treats help to break up the week and make school an even more exciting place to be.

The PTA still needs more helpers to distribute these so if you can come to school on a Wednesday from 10.15AM-11.15AM, or a Friday from 1PM-2PM these please consider helping out. You can sign up to help with Sushi HERE and with Ice-blocks & Pizza HERE.

Follow Us on Facebook

Mel has given our Facebook page a new look! Make sure to like our page to get regular updates on PTA activities.

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.