NEWSLETTER NO. 36 : 25/11/16 25 Nov 2016

 


 AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL  NEWSLETTER NO. 36 :   25/11/16 

 

AFTER SCHOOL STUDY CENTRES

Literacy and Maths will both finish next week.  Environmental studies will continue until Thursday 8th December. 

 

WAINUIOMATA POOL DAY

The school will be having an outdoor education day on Wednesday 30th November at the Wainui Pool. This is a celebration day for students and students will be invited to attend (depending on behaviour).  A permission letter came home yesterday. We want as many students making this day as possible.  The final decision will be made on Wednesday morning.

END OF YEAR SCHOOL REPORTS

These will come home on Friday 9th December for all students.  See below for Year 7 interviews (Tuesday 13th December between 3.00pm and 6.00pm).

 

YEAR 7 INTERVIEWS

These will be held on Tuesday 13th December from 3.00pm – 6.00pm for our year 7 students.  Letters with interview time preferences are also sent home today. We want to have these conversations with year 7s so they are very clear about where they are at learning-wise and what is expected of them in 2017.

 

YEAR 8 END OF YEAR FUNCTION

This will be held on Monday 12th December at Stokes Valley RSA from 6.30 – 9.00pm.  The event is by invitation only!!   $25.00. A permission letter accompanies this newsletter.

 

SCHOOL CANTEEN

The last orders for the canteen have been made and from next week onwards they will be ‘run down’.  As it gets nearer to the end of the year students will be informed what is still available.

 

LIBRARY STOCKTAKE

The school library closes next Monday for the annual stocktake.  Please ask your child to have a look around home for any books which may belong to our school library.

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/ GOLD CARD AWARD

Vaileti Tofilau R7  and Rima Tahouf R7 jointly won this award this week.  Vaileti Tofilau  for L – LEADER  (Ako,  takes responsibility for own learning)  and Rima L – LEARNING (of the English Language).

Jason Scanlon R3  was the lucky winner of the gold card prize this week.  (He would almost fit into the Adidas bag that he won courtesy of the Hutt City Council).  Well done all of you.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

With only 15 days of school left before the summer holiday break it is important that uniform standards are maintained.  Some students seem to think they can slacken off as they are near the end of their intermediate education.  Students are required to wear correct trainers, (high cut trainers or sneakers not acceptable) school shorts and t-shirt as well as wearing school sun hat.  Parental conversations with students around uniform is a big help to teachers at school.

 

END OF SCHOOL ASSEMBLY

This will take place on Thursday 8th December at 11.00am followed by a cultural feast.

                                                                                         

END OF THE 2017 YEAR

School closes on Thursday 15th December at 12.15pm.  Buses will be here at 12.15pm.  It will be a MUFTI DAY so hopefully any students/families who wish to donate their unwanted uniform will bring it to school – it will be gladly accepted.   Don’t worry about washing, we will do it!!!

 

SPORT

Inter-school softball:  this tournament takes place at Fraser Park next Wednesday 30th November.  The 5 boys & 5 girls selected have trained positively alongside Ti Watson.  We wish them all the best.

 

NAIL POLISH AT SCHOOL

Please ensure your child’s nail polish is removed before coming to school!  Monday morning seems to be the worst day!!!  The girls know the school rules so it is an issue we should not be dealing with.

 

UNIFORM SHOP FOR 2017 STUDENTS

This will be open Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for any parents/caregivers/students wanting to put aside or purchase uniform.

 

MARKET DAY TODAY

Great excitement at AIS this lunchtime with the students setting up for their market day.  This is a school-wide  technology event including the planning, producing and marketing of goods for a profit.  Thank you to staff,  parents/caregivers for the support by helping in the marketing or making and being here for the sale.


 

 

Ian Hastie, Principal