Newsletter No 39 - December 14 2016 14 Dec 2016

END OF YEAR ASSEMBLY/2016 AWARDS

Thank you to parents/caregivers/families who came to celebrate the 2016 year with our staff and students. It was a great to see so many families supporting their child and the school.  The winners of end of term four awards and end of year awards are attached to this newsletter also a photo of the recipients of this year’s cups and trophies and a list of their names.    We congratulate all these students;  their achievement and behaviour have displayed their great work attitudes, being positive role models and personal achievement – all attributes we encourage around our AVALON acrostic guidelines.    These were presented in our final assembly held last Thursday.  We are proud of you, be proud of yourselves -  you all deserve this recognition.

Also thank you to those parents/caregivers who bought food for our Cultural Feast last Thursday.  It was great to see so many students/families/staff enjoying the lunch together.

       
 

END OF YEAR BIGGOLD CARD DRAW UNDER THE

ACROSTIC GUIDELINES

 

A   ATTEND

V    VALUE 

A   ASPIRE

L    LEADER & LEARNER  

O   OUR PLACE

N   NEVER GIVE UP

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

END OF YEAR BIG GOLD CARD DRAW

 

All the gold cards from the year were put into the draw which was made at our final assembly.  Congratulations to our 5 winners of the lucky gold card draw:

Cruz Campbelll R2,   Kahurangi Chase R3,  Ilma Aminudeen R8  Therese Garcia  R6  and Charlotte More R6. They beat the odds  by being one of the 2,985 cards being drawn out! A great job by all students throughout the year making positive choices and taking responsibility for their actions at Avalon Intermediate. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUFTI DAY THURSDAY

ON THE LAST MORNING OF SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN WEAR MUFTI.  WE ASK THE YEAR 8 STUDENTS IF THEY WOULD KINDLY DONATE THEIR AIS UNIFORM TO US SO WE HAVE ‘SPARES’ FOR 2017.  PLEASE BRING IT TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE TOMORROW -  DON’T WORRY ABOUT WASHING IT WE WILL DO THAT HERE.

 

 

School finishes on 15TH DECEMBER AT 12.15pm with the buses leaving shortly after.    Students are to leave the school and go straight home, only the very, very best on the last day!

 

 

THOMAS GEORGE MACARTHY TRUST

We have yet again been fortunate to receive a biennial Grant of $2,000.00 for our library.  We have purchased hardware for the library computers and  lots of new, exciting books for our library which will greatly enhance and benefit our student learning. 

 

MAGIC CARDS

Remember you can swim at all the Hutt City pools and use their libraries for FREE  over the holidays.  Take advantage of this card and keep it safe!!!

 

YEAR 8 FORMAL

Thank you to Rose Campbell who organised the evening at Stokes Valley on Monday night.  It was a great occasion for the year 8s to get together and have lots of fun.

 

YEAR 7 INTERVIEWS

Thank you parents/caregivers who attended interviews with their child last night.  We are sure it was beneficial to both you and your child to discuss their future education for 2017.

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE WEBSITE

 

 

Our website is:  www.avalonintermediate.school.nz.  Keep up to date with ‘what is happening’ at Avalon Intermediate.  Have a look at our apiscope and the bees.

 

TAKA TRUST

We have been fortunate to be involved in the Taka Trust which gives some selected students a chance to use IT at home with access to  Wifi and a device.  These students are expected to work through the holidays and make the most of this learning chance.

 

FAREWELL TO STAFF & STUDENTS

We are saying goodbye to Daphne Clark who has been an integral part of AIS life for a long time and has contributed a great deal as a reading tutor.  Many students have passed through  and benefitted from reading sessions with Daphne.  She has multi tasked in many positions  -in our staffroom,  top florist and baker!   We wish her all the best in her retirement.

We also say goodbye to Judith Miller and Jenny Hudson who have been our ORS specialist teachers over the past years. . You have both worked tirelessly to engage students to achieve whilst giving them all a wider experience of the world.  You have both worked in conjunction with the students’ teacher aides to create a safe and exciting programme for them.

 

We have had another fantastic year of teaching at AIS;  I would like to thank all our hardworking staff for the extra efforts they have put in alongside students.

 

We appreciate the help some families have offered in the form of transport, coaching of sport, going on camps and school trips.  Thank you;  we could not have managed without this extra assistance.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR FAMILIES

Farewell to our year 8 students and their families who are now moving from Intermediate onto College.  We hope you take the principles and values you were taught at AIS   Think  back with happy memories of your two years at Intermediate with pride.  Take the values of our acrostic AVALON  with you throughout your life and live with it every day.

 

THOMAS GEORGE MACARTHY TRUST

We have yet again been fortunate to receive a biennial Grant of $2,000.00 for our library.  We have purchased hardware for the library computers and books for our library which will greatly enhance and benefit our student learning.

 

START OF 2017 YEAR 

YEAR 7 STUDENTS : on   31st January 2017  - meet outside the hall at 8.45am

ALL STUDENTS:      on:  1st February 2017 – meet outside the hall at 8.45am

 

UNIFORM SHOP

The uniform shop will be open on Friday  27th & Monday 30th January @ 9am – 2.30pm in the school hall

 

HOLIDAYS

It is most important that students keep on learning through the long break.  READ, READ, READ

 

Happy Christmas and safe holidays- Ian Hastie, Principal