Term 4 - Week 5 16 Nov 2017

 

‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 36   16/11/17

 

                   

 

 

KAHUI AKO/COMMUNITY OF LEARNING

As you are aware we are one of 7 schools belonging to the Taita/Stokes Valley Kahui Ako that guides students along a local schooling pathway towards our local Taita College.  Most schools

in NZ have now joined a Kahui Ako.  Accompanying this newsletter is a coloured flyer that outlines briefly what it is all about and what we are trying to achieve as a learning community.

 

 

 

RUN UP TO THE END OF THE YEAR

22nd November                     Softball at Fraser Park

23rd November                       Zoo/trip for Environmental Group (Green Machine)

27th November                       Library closed – please check at home for school library books

28th November                       BOT Meeting

28th November                       Last Numeracy study group

30th November                    Last Literacy study group

30th November                       School-wide trip to Wainuiomata Pool $5

4th December                         Final assembly at 1.00pm

7th December                         Last Environmental study centre

11th December                        End of year reports home

12th December                        BOT Meeting

13th December                        Year 8 dinner at Cossie Club, Upper Hutt (by invitation only)

14th December                        Last day of school for 2017 @ 12.15pm

 

SOLAR ENERGY LAUNCH – Wednesday 22nd at our assembly at 11am

Next week Maggie Twaddle from PowerTech will be in school working with our students on Monday and Tuesday.  She will also be working with staff at our staff meeting on Monday night. A group of year 7 students will be selected to become Energy Detectives in 2018 – this group will have a leadership role to play next year around educating staff and students.  At our assembly roll out on Wednesday we intend celebrating the introduction of ‘Solar to AIS’.  You are invited to attend this 11am assembly.

 

2018 INFORMATION FOR YEAR 8s

Our year 8s for 2018 have received a letter outlining the starting date, stationery requirements, uniform shop hours etc.  Please keep this letter for future reference.

OUTSTANDING FEES TECHNOLOGY FEES FOR 2017

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 will now be sending a letter home to all families whose records show that technology fees are still outstanding.  We ask you please to make payment.  Technology fees must be paid by year 8 students before payment of the formal.

SPORTS

Swimming:  Killarney Howsan Room 7 recently attended the Wellington Reginal Swimming Sports and came away with some fantastic results.  Up against some impressive swimmers Killarney delivered finishing 2nd in girls 50m breast-stroke and 2nd in girls 100m IM while also gaining some personal best times.  Overall AIS finished 10th out of the 12 schools with Killarney displaying the AIS way that one person can make a difference. Well done!

 

WINNER OF THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ANTI BULLYING VIDEO CAMPAIGN 2017

BLUE LIGHT EMPOWERING YOUTH (National Branch)

Back Row: Keira, Taia, Cassidy

Front Row: Jason, Ben, Xodus, Fletcher, Kohine, Terina, Georgina, Bizhahn,  Hana, Kharma & Jahdyst (Absent Manaia) wrote created directed and performed working alongside their IT/Music  teacher Paasca Schaller.

 

                     “DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP”

 

 
 

“The entry had a clear message delivered in a way the judges felt would get through to youth”.  The prize was $1,000.00 Fantastic Win. We are so proud of you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CYBER BULLYING

Constable Kurt from Johnsonville and Brett from Blue Light asked our students the 4 ways of how to handle cyber bullying. 

The answers are:

DON’T REPLY,  IGNORE THE HATE

TAKE A SCREEN SHOT FOR EVIDENCE

ASK FOR HELP

BLOCK THEIR ACCOUNT

Nikki Kiwha from Room 2 gives the right answer to Number 4 and a blue light hat was thrown to her!!!                    

 

 

LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Leyton Carroll from Room 3 won the gold card prize for A – ASPIRE  Push to do my best every day to achieve, setting goals, be the best you can be, Maramatanga (having high expectations).  Well done Leyton you are making good choices.

Ian Hastie, Principal