PTA Newsletter – 20 September 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

Working BeeSun, 25 Sep, 10:00am
PTA meetingMon, 17 Oct, 7:00pm
PTA meetingMon, 7 Nov, 7:00pm
Kohimarama End of Year PicnicSun, 20 Nov, 4:00pm
PTA end of year drinksWed, 7 Dec, 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.

It’s been a great Term of PTA events with our first Parent Survey, Blokes Breakfast, Calendar Art, Trivia Night and finally the Working Bee coming up this weekend. Thank you for your support for all of these, we couldn’t do it without the efforts of so many volunteers who continue to give their time to PTA activities.

As our last newsletter for the term we wish you all a restful holiday and we will be back next term with our final event for the year. Save Sunday November 20 for our Kohimarama End of Year School Picnic, it’s going to be better than ever!

Trivia Night, 80s Prom

Last Friday the school hall was taken right back to the 80s and transformed into the setting for Prom Night. It was a fabulous evening with intense competition for the Trivia Night Trophy. We were so impressed with the costumes and effort that everyone had gone to, we even had the prom band and faculty members in attendance.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making Trivia night such a success. We are delighted to announce that we raised over $15,000 which is amazing! This money will be used to build up and modernise the senior reading resources in Hillary and Snell teams which will be done in 2023.

Working Bee

This Sunday 25 September, 10am – 2pm

We’re looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at school on Sunday 25th September to help beautify our school gardens. We are focusing on reshaping Kiri Gardens, tidying up the beds around the Cowley playground and planting around our Centennial Tree.

We will be there from 10am – 2pm, please come when you can!

Please register your interest HERE for our planning.

Pizza & Ice block Coordinator still needed!

We have a strong team of volunteers who help to sell Pizza and Ice blocks every Friday. We are needing someone new to coordinate this group and manage the pizza and ice block orders. Please let us know if you could help

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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.