Kohimarama School
Kohimarama School

What's New?

Farewell to Nick Butler

 The weeks are racing by and we will soon be farewelling Nick Butler after 10 years as a member of the Kohimarama staff.  Nick will be taking up his new position at Ellerslie School at the beginning of term 2. We will be holding a morning tea at 10.30 am on Wednesday 6th April for members of the school community to come and have a chat with Nick and wish him well.

Important Dates

A reminder that as usual school will be closed for 5 days over the Easter break.  School is closed from Friday 25th March to Tuesday 29th March, students will return to school on Wednesday 30th March.  

The Board of Trustees has confirmed that Teacher Only Day for 2016 will be Monday 25th July, so the school will be closed for students.  This is the Monday after the July school holidays which means our students will return to school for term 3 on Tuesday 26th July.  Teaching staff will be involved in professional development with an external facilitator on the 25th July.

 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 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
Principal



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