NEWSLETTER NO. 13 - 11/5/17 11 May 2017

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 13 - 11/5/17

 

 

    ‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCEED’

 

 

SUCCEED’

 

 

                   

 

 

LEARNING FOCUSES FOR TERM 2

What students will be studying/learning in Term 2 -

Maths –          Geometry, Fractions, Proportions and Ratios

PE –                Attacking and Defending re team games

Literacy –      Recounts, Procedures and Character Descriptions

Topic –           Puberty, Making Safe Choices, Life Education

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

16th May

BOT meeting

17th May

Nexus Art show

17th May

Rugby 7s

Waterpolo begins

25th May

Tough Guy Challenge

5th June

Queen’s Birthday holiday

6th June for 3 weeks

‘Blue’ from the Police DARE programme for all students

13th June

Year 8 visits to Taita College

14th June

John Parsons Cyber Safety talk for AIS students

John Parsons Cyber Safety talk for adults AIS Hall @ 7pm

14th June

Boys Hockey - Wellington

16th June

Girls Hockey - Wellington

21st June

Taita College Open Evening 9.00am-12.30pm

22nd & 29th June

Year 6 local school’s orientation visits to AIS

26th June – 6th July

Life Education programme

28th June

Half year 3 way conferences 2.00pm – 8.00pm

29th June

Half year 3 way conferences 2.40pm – 5.20pm

29th June

Open Evening for prospective year 7,   2018 students

28th, 29th & 30th June

Book Fair open at interview times

Last week of term TBA

Polyfest at Walter Nash Stadium

 

HEALTH CONSULTATION FOR 2017

Thank you to those families who have returned their Health Consultation forms;   we would appreciate all parents/caregivers to read and add your comments to this please.  It gives you a chance to express your opinions on Body Care & Physical Safety, Food & Nutrition, Mental Health & Sexuality Education. 

 

CODING AT THE BEEHIVE

On Monday 8th May the AIS code club students went on a trip to the Beehive with Stuart Crafts.  When they started Michael, the Head Master, told everyone to start coding.  Most people did scratch projects and some worked on python.  I think code club was a great experience because we got to show our projects to lots of MPs.

By Fiona Varun

 

SPORTS

All fees must be paid before playing please. Basketball: $10  Netball: $20

Yr 8 Basketball results:  AIS Chieftans played a hard fought game but came up short losing 11-10 to HIBS Navy last night at the Walter Nash Stadium.

 

 

STATEMENTS OF SCHOOL PAYMENT SENT OUT

If an amount is highlighted you do not need to pay.  (it shows a minus sign before the figure)    If you need assistance please ring Leanne Thompson in our office.

 

LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Tiatia Palakua from Room 1 won a basketball as her lucky gold card prize for our ACROSTIC  L - LEADER/LEARNER.  Tiatia is making good choices!

 

DENTAL VAN ON SITE

From next Wednesday the Bee Healthy Dental van will be on site at AIS.

SPCA PROGRAMME:  Matthew Mitchell from the Wellington SPCA is running small group sessions with selected students over the next four weeks.  The visits involve learning more about caring and understanding animals brought in.  Tuesday’s session was very interesting and the students were able to interact with kittens and guinea pigs.

 

 

 

 

 Celebrating with STEMM! On Monday 4 students from AIS with Simon Flockton went down to the Dowse Art Museum to take part in the STEMM Challenge alongside other schools from around Wellington.  The Challenge had questions about science, technology, engineering and maths.  In the end of a group from Wellesley College won with 42 points.  The AIS team was closely behind with 36 points.  It was an excellent day and we are proud of our results.  Thomas Mathew and Jason Scanlon, Room 1

 

       
   

CYBER SAFETY EXPERT –

 

FREE TALK

 

John Parsons is visiting Avalon Intermediate on Wednesday 14th June to talk to students and staff during the day and an evening session will be available at night in the Avalon Intermediate Hall for our parents/caregivers/ community.

 

The topics covered are:  online grooming, sexting, damaged reputations, cyber bullying, reputation management, learning to repel & report, and future proofing for employment. 

 

Educating young people to understand the value of identity is the first step to using ICT safely, and to respect and protect friends and family identity is the second step.

 

Please diary this important date

 
 

John Parsons is an Internet Safety Risk Assessment Consultant to school providing specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 Ian Hastie, Principal