Kohimarama School
Kohimarama School

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Welcome Back

I would like to welcome our students, staff and school families back to a new school year full of learning and fun.  I would like to extend a special welcome to those new families who joined our school at the start of term, we look forward to meeting you at various events over the next few months. 

Meet the Teacher Evening

Our first important community event this term is an evening to meet the teachers in week 3, where you will be able to learn more about the teaching and learning programmes your children will be experiencing this year.  We look forward to introducing any new teaching staff at this time. We invite all parents, old and new, to a ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening on Tuesday 16th February at 7pm.  We will begin with half an hour in the hall for a general introduction, followed by meetings with the classroom teachers in their classrooms. We expect to be finished by 8.30 pm. This evening is to allow teachers to introduce themselves and the children’s learning programmes to all their class parents as a group, rather than individual meetings. We will be holding individual student achievement discussions later in term 1.

Term Dates 2016

Please give careful consideration to the impact time away from school can have on your child's learning when you are planning your holidays for 2016, particularly in the development of their competency in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  Please find the term dates for 2016 below to help you in your planning: 

Term 1:  Tuesday 2nd February to Friday 15th April    Easter Break:  Friday 25th to Tuesday 29th March

Term 2:  Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July

Term 3:  Monday 25th July to Friday 23rd September

Term 4:  Monday 10th October to Friday 16th December



Principal's Welcome
Kohimarama School has been at the heart of the Kohimarama community for a very long time and has stood the test of time as has our motto 'Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve'. While our beautiful site has expanded and developed over time our New Entrants are still watched over by the original 1921 school building.

I am proud to lead a school that truly embraces our purpose:
"To instil a passion for life-long learning and for making
positive contributions to society
Our children learn to belong and achieve through rich and varied learning experiences as we prepare them to be well-rounded learners and leaders of the future. This is supported by many opportunities within and beyond the curriculum including education outside the classroom, school sport, the school band programme, the choir, dance groups, Kapa Haka and the hotly contested house challenge system. While the ‘Kohi Way’ values programme supports our desire to develop positive habits and character in our children.

The staff are empowered to be educational leaders through collegial support and sharing and their own rich professional learning experiences, as we identify and respond to the developing needs of our 21st century learners.

The school parents are informed and engaged in the life of the school through the Parent Teacher Association, school events, regular parent helper roles and participation in information evenings and student achievement discussions. Kohimarama School parents continue to give generously through school donations and fundraising to enable the school to enhance teaching and learning facilities and resources.

We welcome the participation and contribution of our wider community which enhances many learning opportunities and sees our school facilities well utilized with many sporting and cultural activities available to children after school.

Welcome to Kohimarama School

Diane Manners

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