School Newsletter – 8 November 2022

Term 4, Week 4

Upcoming Events

EZ Touch RugbyTue, 8 Nov
Yr 7/8 Arataki CentreWed, 9 Nov
Kohimaramas got Talent - Musical InstrumentsThu, 10 Nov
Assembly - Hillary & Snell (2pm)Fri, 11 Nov
Yr 5/6 MathexTue, 15 Nov
BS Touch RugbyTue, 15 Nov
Kohimaramas got Talent - SingingWed, 16 Nov
BoT MeetingThu, 17 Nov
Kohimaramas got Talent - Comedy/MagicThu, 17 Nov
Junior Kids LitFri, 18 Nov
Assembly - Kiri & Cowley (11.30)Fri, 18 Nov
Jolly Holly Christmas Family PicnicSun, 20 Nov
BS AthleticsMon, 21 Nov
Year 5 CampWed, 23 NovThu, 24 Nov
EZ AthleticsThu, 24 Nov
Yr4 SleepoverThu, 24 NovFri, 25 Nov
Kohimaramas got Talent - DanceMon, 28 Nov
ImmunisationsMon, 28 Nov
Year 5 Road Patrol TrainingTue, 29 Nov
Hillary Team - Mary PoppinsWed, 30 Nov
Year 7/8 - Mary PoppinsWed, 30 Nov
Year 6 Butterfly CreekWed, 30 Nov
Assembly - Kiri & Cowley (11.30)Thu, 1 Dec
Year 8 Graduation FormalThu, 1 Dec
Book DayFri, 2 Dec
Cowley Celebration dayMon, 5 Dec
Year 7/8 Fun dayMon, 5 Dec
Yr 7/8 Immunisations - Catch UpsTue, 6 Dec
Selwyn 2023 student testingTue, 6 Dec
Hillary Celebration Day - Parnell BathsWed, 7 Dec

A Message from Cowley Team

Cowley Team have been learning about Earth Systems and Space for our Inquiry this term. As part of our Inquiry process we ‘dreamed’ and ‘wondered’ about what an Earth System is. We discovered that there are four main Earth Systems – the Hydrosphere, the Atmosphere, the Geosphere and the Biosphere. We also discovered that Space is in the ‘Exosphere’!

To get further ‘inspired’ about our learning we visited the Stardome and the One Tree Hill Domain last Monday. We had a great time exploring the Planetarium and taking part in a scavenger hunt on One Tree Hill Domain  –  looking for things that can be found in the Geosphere (rocks and landforms etc) and Biosphere (plants and animals etc).

Here is what some Year Three students thought about the trip and what they learnt…

I liked watching the movie in the Stardome. The little star was the Sun. – Louis, Rm 26

I liked singing songs on the bus. We did a scavenger hunt in Stardome and we found different facts about Space. The first person to walk on the moon was called Buzz Aldrin – Emilia, Rm 27

We were learning how the Earth goes around the Sun. Sam was holding the Sun and Emma was Earth and Jay was the moon. Emma was spinning around the Sun and walking around it while Jay walked around her. – Ambra, Rm 26

I liked the dome and I learnt that red stars are cold and blue stars are hot. – Zeke, Rm 25

The Year 2s did some writing about their trip…

Here are some other photos showing what we got up to…

The Kohimarama Way – Respect

Think about how you would like others to treat you and treat them with the same dignity.  How would you like others to speak to you, treat your belongings, and your right to privacy?  If you want to use someone else’s things, ask, and then take good care of them.  Express even your strongest feelings in a peaceful way.  Treat yourself as you feel others deserve to b treated.  You deserve it too!


Kohimarama’s Got Talent 2022

This week our mighty musicians are sharing their talent, we look forward to hearing from you all.

Our Student Councillors will be supporting them along with Miss Hill, certificates will be given on the day.  Next week is Singing and Magic or Comedy.

Congratulations to these amazing students

Congratulations to Jennifer P, Isabel N, Saskia C, Thomas W and Rachel C, Alex C who have all passed the Grade 1 ABRSM Piano Exam.

Homestay Families Needed

Our school will be expecting visiting students from Korea arriving 9th January and departing 25th February 2023.  

To facilitate these students we are looking for homestay families to host them.  

Although they arrive before the start of Term One, these students will attend school each weekday in January 2023.

Host’s will be paid $300 per student, per week – usually placing two students per home.  

Students can share a room but must have their own bed.  

If you would like more information or an application pack, please contact Debbie from Student-Care NZ Limited on or 09 390 7838 Mobile 027 285 7838

Selwyn/Glendowie College Bike Event

Selwyn and Glendowie Colleges are holding a joint bike event on Wednesday 16th of November for any student who will be attending these colleges next year and are interested in joining the road and/or mountain bike clubs. Please meet in the carpark at the back of the Stadium at 6pm with your bikes and helmets – we’ll be running some fun bike activities for the students and for parents and students to receive some information about the 2023 season. Any questions please contact Natalie Stewart 0212052273.

Certificates & Awards

Class Certificates

Congratulations to these outstanding students from Kiri Team and Cowley Team:

  • Room 1 – Naomi H
  • Room 2 – Logan E
  • Room 3 – Noah D, Jania P, Marie F
  • Room 4 – Zara W, William X
  • Room 5 – Eloise O, Hannah B
  • Room 7 – Raffaella C
  • Room 6 – Pierre G
  • Room 8 – Victoria B
  • Room 16 – James Y
  • Room 17 – Joaquim R
  • Room 25 – Elsa A
  • Room 26 – Oliver T
  • Room 27 – Sophie G, Tommy W
Caught Being Good  –  “Greenies”

The warmer weather is upon us, it is great to see students out in the sun with their hats on.  Our super lucky students from last week are:

  • Oswald        Rm 1               for Reliability           Colenso
  • Sylvia          Rm 2               for Commitment       Patteson

Sports Results

Flippa Ball Results
  • Year 3/4 Sharks
    Loss 3-4. POD Saskia
  • Year 5 Kinas
    Win 6-1. POD Alex & Freya
  • Year 6 Blue Bottles
    Loss 10-3. POD Stephanie