Kohimarama School
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Art Week and Gallery

Staff and students worked hard last week on a range of art projects during our art week.  These included individual art pieces, the class canvas and calendar art. The students focus and perseverance while working on these projects was exceptional and there was a very positive hum across the school all week.   The staff's extra efforts in preparing for and managing these projects was greatly appreciated and the parent helpers who came in each day invaluable. The individual art pieces and canvases can be viewed during our Art Gallery on Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th September. Please read the PTA section of the website or newsletter to keep up to date with the canvas auction and calendar sales.  


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 3:  Monday 20th July to Friday 25th September

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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