School Newsletter – 8 March 2023

Term 1, Week 6

Upcoming Events

Cowley Team SwimmingMon, 6 MarThu, 9 Mar
Swimming Sports (y5-8)Thu, 9 Mar
Cowley Team SwimmingMon, 13 MarThu, 16 Mar
The Code Parent Evening @ 7pmMon, 13 Mar
Yr7/8 Orakei Water DayMon, 13 MarTue, 14 Mar
Yr7/8 Selwyn TechnolgyTue, 14 Mar
EZ SwimmingThu, 16 Mar
BS SwimmingFri, 17 Mar
Open MorningsMon, 20 MarFri, 24 Mar
Room 19 - SailingTue, 21 Mar
Yr7/8 Selwyn TechnolgyTue, 21 Mar
Room 18 - SailingWed, 22 Mar
Room 20 - SailingThu, 23 Mar
Yr 7/8 ImmunisationsThu, 23 Mar
Yr7/8 Selwyn TechnolgyTue, 28 Mar
Learning SnapshotsWed, 29 MarThu, 30 Mar
PTA MeetingMon, 3 Apr
Yr7/8 Selwyn TechnolgyTue, 4 Apr
End of TermThu, 6 Apr

A Message from Kiri Team

Kia ora from Kiri.

What an exciting start to the term we have had!

Constable Gordon

We had Constable Gordon visiting Kiri Team in Week 4. He talked to us about the importance of car seats, crossing driveways and road safety when out walking. We had a ride in his police car and got to try on police uniforms-no tasers!

Inquiry –  Ko Wai Au? (Who am I?)

We have been learning about ourselves, our culture and identity, where we live, where we go to school and our family. Room 3 and 4 have done some writing and artwork about what makes them special. Room 1 and 2 have been learning to write and say their own mihi using pictures to support.

Discovery Learning

Thank goodness the sun has come out and we can take advantage of learning outside. The children have had the opportunity to explore with water, construct with the building materials, keep our garden tidy and make friendships.

Eco Warriors

Have been using tally charts to work out how much rubbish we can find in Kiri Team. We are hoping to reduce our rubbish count significantly. Using this real problem has shown the importance of gathering data to inform our decision making. Our Kiri gardens continue to look beautiful and well cared for. It is a lovely way to enter the school.Thank you to everybody who continues to help πŸ™‚   

Beach Trip

This week the Kiri team is going on an adventure to Kohimarama Beach. We will apply our road safety skills and practise some statistical skills of collecting and sorting natural resources found at the beach. We can’t wait to get out and explore our local neighbourhood.

Haere rā, Kiri Team  


The Kohimarama Way – Friendliness

How you know you are practising Friendliness: you like yourself and realise you have a lot to offer, you smile and greet someone you don’t know, you get to know someone and let them get to know you, you show an interest in others, you show caring when a friend needs you and you are friendly to people who look and act different.


Homestay Families Needed

Our school will be expecting visiting students from overseas arriving early June 2023 for 3-4 weeks at a time.  

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

Hosts will be paid a minimum of $300 per person, per week.  Students are placed two per home and 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



Last week at Junior Assembly we focused on using the correct bin for our rubbish.

Gardening Opportunity: 

We are looking for  Kohimarama families that are interested in gardening, adopting a small area of the School Gardens, and maintaining it. Nothing too big or overwhelming. If that sounds like something your family would be interested in, please email Tamara Bartlett at

Certificates & Awards

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

  • Room 1 β€“ Nikolai A
  • Room 2 β€“ Jaina P
  • Room 3 – Chiara M
  • Room 4 β€“ Sofia vdP
  • Room 6 β€“ Audrey K
  • Room 8 β€“ Cormac R
  • Room 17 β€“ Tessa F
  • Room 25 β€“ Max S
  • Room 26 β€“ Jack B
  • Room 27 β€“ Damen A, Chloe G

Caught Being Good –  ‘Greenies’

Thank you again to all our students who are doing the right thing in the playground during break times, you rock.  Our very fortunate winners this week are:

  • Sophia             Rm 4              for Reliability             Atkin
  • Ozzie               Rm 8              for Respect               Colenso
  • Reuben           Rm 17             for Reliability             Atkin
  • Jasper             Rm 27             for Friendliness         Atkin

PTA News

Hotcross bun fundraiser extended! 

  • Orders now close on Friday 10 February.
  • Collect on 
  • Student with the most sold gets a $50 voucher from Bakers delight.

Colour Run Update

Postponed twice, we will now have the Kohimarama colour run at the end of year picnic. Sunday 26 Nov.

Helpers Needed

The PTA have several roles we need to fill!

  • PTA Chairs (2)
  • Walking School Bus Coordinator 
  • Calendar Art Coordinator (shared with Georgie B)
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Pastries with Mum Morning Coordinator (equivalent to Blokes Breakfast for Mums) 
  • Gala Committee and helpers
  • Greats and Grans Morning Tea and Bake Sale helpers.

To find out more please email

Sport Notices

Kohimarama School Swimming Sports (Years 5–8) Thursday 9th March, 2023

We warmly invite you to come and support our first major sporting event for 2023. Our swimming sports will be held at the Sacred Heart indoor pool (244 W Tamaki Rd, Glendowie)

Races will run from approximately 9.30am to 1.30pm. Whilst we can not provide accurate details of when specific races will commence, the order of events is provided below as a general guide. Events that attract a small number of entries may be combined.

Individual Medley

  • Year 5 Girls
  • Year 5 Boys
  • Year 6 Girls
  • Year 6 Boys
  • Year 7 Girls
  • Year 7 Boys
  • Year 8 Girls
  • Year 8 Boys


  • Year 5 Girls 25m
  • Year 5 Boys 25m
  • Year 6 Girls 25m
  • Year 6 Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls 50m
  • Year 7 Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Girls 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m
  • Year 7 Girls 100m
  • Year 7 Boys 100m
  • Year 8 Girls 100m
  • Year 8 Boys 100m


  • Year 5 Girls 25m
  • Year 5 Boys 25m
  • Year 6 Girls 25m
  • Year 6 Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls 50m
  • Year 7 Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Girls 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m


  • Year 5 Girls 25m
  • Year 5 Boys 25m
  • Year 6 Girls 25m
  • Year 6 Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls 50m
  • Year 7 Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Girls 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m


  • Year 5 Girls 25m
  • Year 5 Boys 25m
  • Year 6 Girls 25m
  • Year 6 Boys 25m
  • Year 7 Girls 50m
  • Year 7 Boys 50m
  • Year 8 Girls 50m
  • Year 8 Boys 50m

Sport Results

Flippa Ball Results
  • Year 3/4 Kinas
    Win 9-0. POD Poppy M & Honor R
  • Year 3/4 Sharks
    Win 5-1. POD Alex H
  • Year 5/6 Blue Bottles
    Win 4-3. POD Freya C

Community Notices