Kohimarama School
Kohimarama School

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Greats and Grans day

Please spread the word to grandparents and other special older family members or family friends about our Greats and Grans morning on Friday 23rd October.  We invite visitors to come to the school any time between 9.00 am and 11.25 am and visit classrooms.  It is a good idea for visitors to know the room numbers they would like to visit so we can help with directions.  We will be providing morning tea in the hall at 10.00 am during the morning break time. This is the Friday before Labour Day so we are hoping this will enable grandparents and other special older family members and friends to combine a weekend visit with a morning at school. 

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


Change of School Zone

The Kohimarama Board of Trustees along with other school Boards from the Eastern Bays has been involved in discussion around school crowding and zones, particularly related to St Heliers School, and after a community consultation period we have had some changes to our school zone.  These do not affect any existing school families. The new zone information can be found on the website under the enrolment button.    


Term Dates 2015

Term 4:  Monday 12th October to Thursday 17th 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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