Term 4 - Week 7 30 Nov 2017

    ‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 38   30/11/17

 

                   

 

 

END OF YEAR ASSEMBLY – MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER

You are invited to join us at our end of the 2017 year assembly next Monday at 1.00pm.  End of term 4 awards and end of year cups, trophies and award certificates will be presented alongside the big end of year lucky draw.  This important assembly celebrates the year and the deserving winners;  of course it will be the last chance for our year 8s moving onto College next year.

In next week’s newsletter we will publish a photo of the cup and trophy winners plus a list of end of term 4 and end of year class awards.

We will also hold the end of the year BIG GOLD CARD draw.

 

END OF YEAR DATES

4th December                         Final assembly at 1.00pm

5th December                        Wellington & Regional Athletics in Masterton (6 students)

7th December                         Last Environmental study centre

11th December                        End of year reports home to parents/caregivers

12th December                        BOT Meeting

12th December                     42 students to Badminton

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

                                            only).  Please get the $30 payment to the school office.

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

 

YEAR 8 END OF YEAR DINNER

We remind your child’s technology fees of $80 per year need to be paid before payment of the $30 dinner.  The last day for payment and permission is next Tuesday 5th December.  Final numbers need to be given to the caterers on this date so no numbers can be taken after this. ‘Tickets’ will be issued on 7th December to those students who are attending. 

 

SPORT

Cricket Day:  AIS students to Basin Reserve Friday 6th December.

We hope the group of students going to the Basin Reserve tomorrow enjoy the first day of the test which will be a new exerpience for many of them.  We thank NZ Cricket for supporting this day out for our students.

Touch Finals:  We wish our touch team all the best for tomorrow night’s FINAL against Randwick School.  Well done on your highly-skilled practices throughout the week.

 

CANTEEN

From next week food for sale will be run down as the end of the year approaches.  Please provide your child with a lunch in case their choice is not available.

 

NO TRAINS ON FRIDAY

Please note any students who rely on getting to and from school tomorrow,  there are no trains nor train replacements.

 

LAB IN A BOX

 

               

   

       Suz Bassett and the Lab in a Box                                  Looking at bees under a microscope

 
 

Many of you would have heard about our visiting science laboratory – Lab in a Box.  This is a mobile science lab which is owned by Otago University, funded by Curious Minds.  Suz Bassett has been working with our students a class at a time, exploring the world of bees, pollination, the colour of chemicals, burning hydrogen and pH testing to name a few.  The lab will be with us for a few more days and we thank Suz and Curious Minds for the opportunity to have them on site.

 

 

 

 

 

The vibration allows the icing sugar to move from the

 metal prongs (stinger of the bee)to a human body.

ZOO TRIP ON THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER