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Room 7 Camp Update:

05/11 Room 7 students have made it safely to Mt Holdsworth Hut where they have joined Rm 5 and 6 for the evening. All trampers and campers are doing well! We look forward to hearing about their adventures tomorrow when they arrive back at school. 


03/11 Kia Ora Parents and Whanau - Room 7 have made it to Powell Hut this afternoon and they are safe and sound. It has been a fantastic first day and all students are having a great time!



Congratulations to all students involved in the creation of the Healthy Wrap. We won the NZ Vegetarian Society video competition, Intermediate category. We have a chance to the win the people's choice award which is the grand prize but we need your vote. Click here to Vote.



Avalon Intermediate's performance at the Polyfest last night was completely amazing. Watch the performance below.





Air New Zealand Safety Video - We are the Grand Prize winners!


Air New Zealand Head of Global Brand Development Jodi Williams says the judging panel has been impressed by the number of high-quality entries received.


“Avalon Intermediate students displayed tremendous creativity, their entry was not only entertaining it also delivered on a key objective of engaging customers with important safety messages. A big congratulations to all those involved.”





Nau mai, haere mai! 

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our returning students and families, and also our new Year 7 students and families. We are looking forward to working alongside you this year. 


2014 End of Year Awards

Congratulations to all of our students who received awards at our End of Year Assembly 2014

Leadership Cup - Daphnie Taulata

Service to the School - Seiara Isaia

Literacy Cup - Lee Scanlon

Performing Arts Cup - Ansen Mafiti

Cornford Cup (Excellence in Maths) - Jahzalia Hollis and Lee Scanlon

Sports Cup (Male) - Jayden Savea

Sports Cup (Female) - Edwina Vaka

Olsen Cup - Jacob Maclean

St Barnabas Trophy - Timi Montgomery Williams

Afele Trophy - Robin Lama

Lesley Duncan Award - Isabella Koia

Leadership Award - Theo Pese

news and announcements 

Thursday 27th of November


We have done it again! The movie produced by Avalon Intermediate's Room 3 Students "Beeing A Honey Maker" has been selected as one of the 20 national winning films for the Outlook For Someday movie making competition. You can support us to win the 'Elements Audience Favourite' by clicking here and following the promts to cast your vote. Voting closers on the 1st of Decemeber.



Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

21-27 July 2014



Congratulations to Mrs Herd and the Mural Options group for winning 1st prize in the Hutt City Mural competition! We are excited to share our panels depicting what we love the most about Hutt City. The team have won $1000 for our school. We are very proud!


Week 11,

Here it is Term 1, 2014 Highlights.

Week 8,

Congratulations to the students who represented our school at the Inter-School Athletics competition. Mr Van Wheeler and Mr Jackett were very proud. A special congratulations to those students who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their category. 

Literacy, Numeracy and Environmental study centres have all started now. It is excellent to see students maximising the learning opportunities available to them and working alongside staff to improve their learning. 


Week 5,

Thank you to all our students for a very successful athletics day. Well done to Room 1 for winning the class relay! Champions. A big thank you to our special group of parents who also joined in the celebrations today by racing against Room 1 and the teachers. Mr Jackett, Miss Toi-Auta, Mr Crafts and Mr Schaller were the winners at the end of the day! Well done Avalon Intermediate.

A reminder that parent/teacher/student goal setting interviews are on Thursday 13th March from 3:00pm. Please contact your child's classroom teacher if you have not yet organised a time. Looking forward to meeting you all again. 


Week 2,

Welcome back to all our students and families! We have made an excellent start to the year and students are focused in classrooms. It is exciting to see the Year 7 students wearing our new school uniform. We are looking forward to meeting our families at our Parent Evening in the school hall on Tuesday 13th February from 6pm. This is an important opportunity to discuss our school, share ideas and meet the staff at Avalon Intermediate. The BBQ will be going and we have a few sports and games organised. Looking forward to seeing you there!



We hope you have all had a safe and happy holiday! School begins on Tuesday 4th February at 8:45am. Our uniform shop will be open on Thursday 30th January, Friday 31st January and Monday 3rd February from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Please note we do not have eftpos facilities sorry. Our stationery list is also available under the 'Info' tab on this website. 


Week 9,

Enjoy the Avalon Intermediate End Of Year Movie!



Week 7,

We have done it again! The movie produced by the Avalon Intermediate music and ICT class “I’m A Little Molecule Of H20” has been announced as one of the 20 winning films in The Outlook for Someday film challenge. The competition is for young people aged up to 24 to make a short sustainability-related film of any genre, filmed with any camera and any length up to five minutes. Check out the video below and if you like it, share it and follow the link to Vote for the People's Choice Award!  Congratulations to everyone who was part of producing of this movie. 



Also a big congratulations to the following students who have been chosen as the Young Leaders for 2014. 

Room 1 - Jade and Josiah

Room 2 - Christina and Robin

Room 3 - Ed and Jasmine

Room 4 - Bre and Theo

Room 5 - Seiara and Ansen

Room 6 - Jayden and Georgia

Room 7 - Crychton and Damian

Room 8 - Mikyah and Daphnie 

These students were chosen by their peers and teachers. We look forward to watching their leaderships skills develop at Avalon next year. Ka mau te wehi! 



Week 5,

News update produced by the AIS ICT extension team. Enjoy!


Musical Beats at Battle of the Bands. Enjoy the show!


Week 4. 

Congratulations to the school band "Musical Beats". On the 7th of November they performed at the BandQuest. They were amazing and put on a show to remember. They won the competition and now are one of 11 national finalist bands in the running for Aotearoa's best Intermediate Band. They also won best rockstar style award and Josie our bassist, won the musicianship award! Excellent work team, you rock.

Mr Schaller


Congratulations Guru for winning the Martin Charitable Trust Talent show. You are a legend winning $5,000 worth of sports gear for our school. The judges at the show said "Guru is an International act"! Check out the video below to see the winning performance.


We have come to the end of Week Three. Time is flying by and great things are going on around Avalon Intermediate. We had a fantastic touch tournament where the boys reached the semi-finals. Great work team! Testing for Writing and Maths is coming up, students will be studying hard to get their best results. Support your children with any revision and ensure they feel prepared.


Check out this weeks video from Camp Hillary. Made by the ICT extension team.


Mr Crafts, Mr Jackett and Mr Schaller 


Week Two,
Check out some of Avalon Intermediate's Talent. This footage is from a little talent show we held in the Music Room last Thursday. Enjoy!


It has been a great first week back at school! Students at Avalon Intermediate have been focused and engaged in their school work. It is great to see everyone has had a nice refreshing break and is excited to get back on track with their learning. Looking forward to a positive Term 4.


Today 24 of our Kapa Haka students performed at the Shona McFarlane Retirement Village. It was wonderful to watch our students put a smile on the faces of some of the older folk in our community. Check out the video below to see the highlights of their performance!

Mr Schaller



Welcome you have made it to the new Avalon Intermediate Website. Have a look around there is a lot of exciting new features to this website. 

We have made it to the end of Term 3. What a great term, check out the end of term 3 movie below. 





We won the Radio Advertisement Award as well as the Video Award. The competition received 473 entries nationwide so for AIS to win two awards was a fantastic achievement in a national competition. The school won $3000 for each entry plus $500 for each student group for a total prize of $7000.



They received their awards from Ann Weaver and Anthony Rola from Safekids NZ,   Jan Simmonds and Sherie Wright from the Road Safety Coordinator representing the Hutt City Council at yesterday’s assembly.


The students who featured in the video and audio were Crychton Comp, Theo Pese, Guru Pande, Taalili Tagomoa, Josiah Masoe, Julius Masoe, Esera Andrews, Jayla Muscara, Cleaveland Miller, Amanda Levi and Cole Lahman.  Two music classes were responsible for making the lyrics.  A great team effort all of you.  Congratulations!  




This is the third winning video award that Mr Schaller has won alongside students and this confirms the exciting learning going on using ICT and music at Avalon Intermediate School.


Checkout the coverage on one news click the link below



Here are the highlights from term 2. What a fantastic term it has been enjoy the movie.







Music Video Education 


Music and Art


NZ Education