Term 4 - Week 4 09 Nov 2017

 

‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 35   9/11/17

 

                   

 

 

SCHOOL WIDE TESTING

STAR and PAT was completed this week for nearly all students.  This testing will be used to support end of year achievements.

 

SCIENCE QUESTIONNAIRE

We would really appreciate hearing parent’s/caregiver’s ideas/comments on the learning of science at Avalon Intermediate by filling out this yellow survey form and returning it to school. As you are aware we are making science a high area of interest at AIS with Rose Campbell and now Joan Makisi involved with the Royal Society Science Programme.  Joan will be on this programme in terms 1 & 2 next year as Rose did this year.

 

END OF YEAR ASSEMBLY- MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER AT 1.00PM

Please note this date so you can support our school.

 
 

 

 

 

 

SOLAR POWER

The engineers have started to fit the Solar Panels above Rooms 1 – 3.  It is all very exciting and we are taking lots of photos.  We will also be putting panels above the technology block.  Both sets of solar panels will give the school 20kw of power which in the long term will save the school money.  We intend having a special assembly on Wednesday 22nd November to recognise ‘Solar coming to AIS’.

 

 

 

 

SPORTS

 

 

Touch Rugby:  Well done to the AIS Beasts who won their game last Friday in the rain. 

Cricket: this continues on Wednesdays with the Taita Club;  our students are enjoying these sessions.  It would be really good if we could get a number turning up for the Taita Cricket Club on a Saturday morning.

 

 
 

Badminton

This programme started on Monday and Simone Naylor from Badminton Hutt Valley who is  taking the badminton,  is offering our students high quality learning sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASIFIKA PERFORMANCE AT HUTT INTERMEDIATE

Well done to our Polyfest group who performed at Hutt Intermediate on Wednesday.   It was great to see parents/caregivers and whanau members.

 

LIBRARY STOCKTAKE

Our school library will be closed from Monday 27th November for the annual stock take.  Please have a look around home to make sure you haven’t got any of our school library books at home still. 

STUDY CENTRE

The last sessions for maths and literacy will be the 28th November for maths November and 30th November for literacy. Environmental (working in the school garden) will continue on Thursdays until 7th December.

 

 LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Well done to Jacquie Wesson Room 8 for winning the gold card draw this week.  Jacqui won for A – ASPIRING.  Push to do my best every day to achieve, setting goals, be the best you can be and Maramatanga (having high expectations)

 

WAINUIOMATA POOL DAY THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

Please note this day at the pool and if you have not already paid your $5 please do so now.

 

OUTSTANDING FEES

At this time of the year we always end up chasing up fees that need to be paid, in particular the $80 technology fee.  Accounts were sent out not long ago.  We would appreciate it if these could be paid now.  Thank you.

 

EPRO8

Last night students went to Hutt Intermediate to complete in the EPRO8 Challenge.  Team Plato was made up of Jahdyst, Jason, Thomas and Ben came 6th while Team Socrates had Marissa, Destiny, Bonnie and Josh who missed out on a big score by a few minutes.

A big thank you goes out to the girls for responding to the late call up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Hastie, Principal