PTA Newsletter – 29 November 2022

School community news and upcoming PTA events and initiatives

Upcoming PTA Events

PTA end of year drinksWed, 7 Dec, 7:00pm
PTA meetingTue, 7 Feb, 7:00pm
PTA meetingMon, 6 Mar, 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.

Hi everyone, it’s exciting to be at this stage of the year with so much going on and so much to celebrate as our kids finish up a full year of school and activities.

We were so sorry to have to cancel our picnic last weekend, however were happy that we made the right call as the rain just kept coming in. These events will be rescheduled to coincide with the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening and picnic held by the school in Term 1. If you bought a colour run ticket this will carry over to that event.

Second Hand Uniform

THANK YOU to the families that have donated to and purchased from the PTA Second-hand Uniform Shop this year. All sales go directly to the PTA’s support of our school and students. 

The PTA Second-hand Uniform shop will close for the year on 9 December and re-open in January. 

If you would like to donate any good condition uniforms that you no longer need, please leave them in the uniform cupboard in the school office. We are particularly in need of good condition size 8 items as well as accessories (raincoat and hat/cap). 

To purchase second-hand uniforms, check out the inventory and contact the coordinator at to place an order. 

PTA Chairpersons

Julie and Lizzie have Chaired the PTA since the start of 2021 and will be stepping down at the end of 2022. We have a well established calendar of events and team of PTA supporters who help to make them happen, and are looking for new chairs to lead the PTA from next year. It is a great role for two people to share and puts you right at the heart of our Kohimarama School community. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us on

Gala 2023

Thanks to our awesome community we have a parent who is happy to lead the 2023 Gala and a group of the parents who were part of the previous planning team are staying on to bring the plans to life.

We are still looking for additional volunteers to help with the event and people to help with sponsorship and auction items in order to make this event a success. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us on

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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.