KTS Newsletter

Term 2, Week 10, Tuesday 28th September 2021

It is nice to think that we are in the last week of term, with a two-week break from distance learning coming up. I know we will all be awaiting the decision on Monday about alert levels for the break with fingers crossed that we will have a little more freedom.

Sarah has a holiday programme all planned and ready to go once we go to Level 2. Please register your interest - no payment will be taken until we start. I did query whether there was any holiday cover provision for the students we have had in school for learning supervision, but the answer was no.

I just want to say thank you for all you have done to support your children in their learning over the last 7 weeks. We know it has not been easy but have been so impressed with the commitment of so many children to engage in their learning, the quality of what they have produced and their ability to adapt. Our teachers have once again refined their use of ZOOM and how to engage students in this digital format - the ‘face to face’ is always so valued. We are all hoping that we will be at level 2 for the start of Term 4 so school is open for students and they can then enjoy being with friends and classmates.

- Alison

Coming up

  • Board of Trustees meeting (via Zoom) Wed 29 Sep, 7:30pm
  • Last day of Term 3 Fri 1 Oct
  • Kids Zone holiday programme 6-15 Oct
  • Term 4 begins Mon 18 Oct
  • Harakeke Trip - Corban Estate Arts Tue 19 Oct
  • Eden Albert Zone touch rugby Thu 28 Oct
  • School Assembly Fri 29 Oct
  • Auckland Grammar testing for 2022 Wed 3 Nov
  • Eden Albert Festival Sat 6 Nov
  • School Athletics Day Wed 10 Nov
  • International Night Thu 25 Nov
  • Prizegiving Fri 10 Dec
  • Year 8 Graduation Tue 14 Dec
  • Final day of school Thu 16 Dec

Examples of amazing learning at home

Poetry response to a Chinese myth - by Sahana (Rm 16)

The moon is shining down on me

And I can’t help but wonder

Is that a rabbit in the moon I see?

Pounding life elixir

I go to mother and as I ask, who is really up there?

She tells me a story, long from last about a hungry beggar

In disguise the emperor came, from the heavens bane

Watching in surprise as this rabbit jumped into the flames

“Eat my flesh” this rabbit said

To the hungry beggar,

Others had brought fruit and fish, without any bother

“I can only gather grass” the solemn rabbit said

“So please allow me to make my pass, and eat my flesh instead”

The beggar quickly became what he was meant to be

And took the rabbit to the heavens rather happily

The rabbit was gifted with the role,

Of pounding the elixir of life.

With his companion, the moon goddess

He lives free of any strife.

Leaf art work by Thanmai (Rm 7) and Shashank (Rm 3)

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Kohia Kids Zone

The school holidays are approaching and we are happy to announce that we will be providing a Holiday Programme if we are under Level 2. Bookings are now open from Wednesday 6th October IF we do move to Level 2.


We have awesome activities planned with our themes Fantasy & Fairytales for week 1 and Outerspace for week 2. All of our activities will be run with level 2 precautions in mind. Our Trip Days are bookable, however please bear with us as we negotiate the safest approach to them as we get closer to the day. Your flexibility is appreciated.

As always, invoicing will happen in arrears following each week, if activities are cancelled due to level 3 or 4 you will not be charged. In the case that a trip day must be swapped for an in-house day due to level 2 restrictions, you will be charged non-trip day prices.

We understand that planning at this time can be difficult so if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out at afterschoolcare@kts.school.nz. I will happily answer any questions you may have.

As usual, we are offering a 15% discount for our early birds! Simply make your booking before the end of day Friday 1st October (last day of T3) and you will receive 15% off your booking!

- Sarah

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2022 Enrolments

In-Zone enrolments

If you have a child starting school next year, and you live within the home zone, please put through an online application by 15th October 2021. This will assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Please refer to the Enrolment page on our school website for further information.

Out-of-zone enrolments

Kohia Terrace School will be holding a Ballot on Wednesday 20th October 2021 for out-of-zone enrolments. The Board has determined that places are likely to be available for out-of-zone students for Priority 2–6 in the following year levels: Year 0 (children who will turn 5 on or after 1 June 2021); Year 1 and Year 7.

The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone.

The closing date for out-of-zone applications will be Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Parents of students who live within the home zone should also enrol by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Please refer to our school website for further information.

Bounce and Balance Challenge

It is not too late to send in your sponsorship money for the Bounce and Balance Challenge, to go into the draw for one of our fantastic prizes. Be in to win an iPad, fitness trackers, Westfield vouchers, a pizza lunch for your class, and spot prizes too! We will be holding the prizegiving assembly once we are back at school. Payments can be made to the school account (12-3048-0433992-00), make sure you include your child’s name and room number, and the word ‘sponsor’. Also, don’t forget you can claim a tax refund on any donations over $5. Email Becca (becca@kts.school.nz) with the name and email address of the person your tax receipt should be made out to.