Kohimarama School
Kohimarama School

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Welcome back to Term 4

We welcomed Anna Pryor on to our staff this term.  Anna has started our last year 0 class for 2016.

The staff and students enjoyed celebrating the start of the last term of the year with our annual Greats and Grans morning on Friday 21st October.   It was exciting for our students to be able to share their learning with people who are special to them and all the students took pleasure from having the visitors in their rooms.  We had over 300 visitors in the school during the morning and it was lovely to see so many meeting up for morning tea in the hall.  Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

There are a number of important events planned for Term 4 including our Athletic Sports on Thursday 27th October,  the annual year 8 camp in the National Park 14th - 18th November, end of year celebration events for teams the week of 5th December, the Sports Awards Assembly on the 6th December and our very special Final Assembly on the 16th December.  Please keep reading the newsletter so you are well informed about what is happening in our busy school.

Term 4 is a very important term for the school in preparation and planning for the following school year.   If you have a pre-schooler in the family who will be starting at Kohimarama school in 2017 we would appreciate the enrolment forms being completed as soon as possible, or at least the process started, as it helps in our planning for classroom spaces and staffing needs throughout 2017. 

 Break Times

Block 1:     8.55 – 10.10   (1 hr 15 mins)

Break: 10 mins – morning tea

Block 2:    10.20 – 11.25     (1 hr 5 mins)

Break: 25 mins - lunch

Block 3:    11.50 – 12.55     (1 hr 5 mins)

Break: 40 mins – sport/club/play

Block 4:     1.35 – 3.00  (1 hr 25 mins)

Term Dates 2017

The Kohimarama School Board of Trustees has confirmed that our school will be open for instruction for 2017 as follows:

Term 1:  31 Jan to Thursday 13th April (Easter starts Friday 14th April and is part of the school holidays)

Term 2:  1st May to 7th July

Term 3:  24th July to 29th September

Term 4:  16th October to Friday 15th December

Auckland Anniversary is Monday 30th January.

Please consider these dates when planning holidays for 2017




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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