Term 4 - Week 3 03 Nov 2017

 

‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 34   2/11/17

 

                   

 

 

MUFTI DAY – FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – TOMORROW!!

The Young Leaders are organizing a mufti day to raise funds for an AIS family whose home and possessions were destroyed by fire in the school holidays.  The adjoining house caught on fire and spread into our student’s family home which was most unfortunate. We will be giving the family a koha, please bring a gold coin donation.

 

 

NEXT WEEK IS TESTING WEEK!!

We will be carrying out STAR Reading and PAT Maths Testing next week.  These tests will be used alongside teacher judgement to make final assessments for students prior to report writing.  We want students doing their very best in these tests – a good sleep and food in the morning will be a big help in supporting students to do well

 

 

TERM 4 RUN IN

Next week is week 4 of Term 4 and leaves us with 29 school days until the end of the term.  Colleges will be sending seniors home shortly and every year at this time some students struggle with what I call the ‘second shift' between 3.00pm and 9.00pm.  They struggle because they don’t go home early, they mix with older peers and sometimes the choices are not as good as they could be.  Students getting home early and staying home makes a huge difference to our day of school.

 

 

FIRST AID COURSE

All classes have had a hands-on 90 minute session with Mel, the instructor from St Johns.  She has been teaching DRSABC with means danger, response, send for help, airway breathing and CPR (which is breathing and compressions ).  They have had fun while learning and lots of class interaction.  These sessions have been excellent in upskilling our students.

 

Ahoia and Sorntham from Room 4 

practising bandaging.

 

ST JOHNS EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATTLES OF THE BANDS COMPETITION

The school band “Kotahitanga” had a wonderful day at the Little Theatre.  They performed extremely well, looked and sounded great;  unfortunately no luck re prizes!

 

SPORTS

WRISSA Basketball :  On 1st November Mrs Makisi and Jordan Simpson-Tiaki took in a girls and boys team to the inter-intermediate tournament held at the ASB arena in Kilbirnie.  The girls came 3rd in Pool A and overall 6th out of 12.  The boys came 9th overall.  Thank you Jordan for coaching the boy’s team and for running their training this term.

 

KORAUNUI SCHOOL BIOBLITZ TRIP

Next Monday a group of students will be going to Koraunui School to support their first ever Bioblitz.  They will learn about the animals and plants which are found in Stokes Valley and how they can be identified and counted.

 

 LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

The winner of this week’s gold card draw was Jason Scanlon from Room 1 for V – VALUE.

  • Accept and appreciate myself
  • Accept and appreciate others for who they are
  • Accept and appreciate the cultures within the school
  • Manaakitanga (integrity and respect)

Well done Jason V- Valuing is an important part of being at AIS!

 

Ian Hastie

Principal