Term 2 - Week 1 02 May 2018

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

  NO. 11   3/5/18

 

 

TERM 2

We welcome all students back for another very busy term.  The term ends Friday July 6th, with Queen’s Birthday on Monday 4th June.  Students have 49 days of learning ahead of them.  We expect all students to maximise these learning days.

Winter Sports and Inter-school sports will also keep many students busy.  Both basketball on Wednesday nights and netball on Saturdays will require students to be very organized both for practices and games.  The expectation is that all students will be available to practice and play. These sports are in our catchment area (Taita Courts/Walter Nash).  All AIS students need to represent the school very positively at all times.

Inter-school sport this term are, Cross Country, Boys and Girls Football, Hockey and Rugby League, a very full schedule!

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

 

With the colder weather now on its way it is important that all studentscontinue to wear correct, clean school uniform with the correct low cut sneakers.  AIS is all about setting high standards – it only takes 1 or 2 to make the standard drop.  Remember all uniform must be clearly named please. Also do not wear coloured T-shirts under Polo Shirts – only black and white skivvies / thermals are acceptable under the T-shirts.

 

 

MAGIC CARD, THE WALTER NASH CENTRE AND TAITA CLUBHOUSE

 

A reminder that all AIS students should have magic cards for local libraries and pools.  It is important that all students are using the Magic Card regularly.  The Walter Nash  Centre and Clubhouse are great resources for our students and I remind parents/caregivers again that we want students using these facilities regularly and appropriately to give our students extra opportunities to learn.

 

SPORT- Netball Draw 5/5/2018 (Grading Games)

 

Grading games start this Saturday for 3 weeks, games are 20 minutes. Thank you to the parents who are helping coaching or managing teams.

AIS 1 Manakitanga                                  2.00pm vs Te Aroha 1           2.30pm vs Fergusson 3

AIS 2 Maramatanga                                10.00am vs Fergusson 6      11.00am vs Wa Ora 1

AIS 3 Mohiotanga                                                      11.30am vs St Orans             12.00pm vs Wainui 4

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/GOLD CARD DRAW

 

The Principal’s Award  went to Sontorious Te Huna  for making excellent choices in Room 2 and the Gold card prize went to Eva Hulbert in Room 6 for being a learner in class. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

 

MUFTI DAY TOMORROW

Mufti day tomorrow Friday 4th May to support Red Cross Heart Kids Appeal. We will be supporting runners participating in the Tenzing, Hillary Everest Marathon for “Red Cross Heart Kids” Gold coin donation. Thank You for your support.

 

EMERGENCY DRILLS

We have carried out our Emergency Drills for Term 2 – Lockdown, Earthquake and Fire. All drills went according to plan. Well done all students.

SYMPHONY IN THE HUTT

A group of students will be representing AIS at this concert at Walter Nash Stadium on Friday 18th May between 7.00 – 8.30. Notices will come out this week for the students involved.

WELLINGTON ZOO AND ZEALANDIA

Got plans this weekend? This Saturday and Sunday, you can visit Wellington Zoo and Zealandia for just $2! All proceeds go towards ongoing conservation efforts

 

 

 

FREE COMMUNITY CHILDREN’S HEARING CLINICS 2018 CLINICS

Monday 7 May                    Monday 2 July                           Monday 6 August                   Monday 1 October          Monday 5 November              Monday 3 December

*AM - Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health Centre 7 The Strand, Wainuiomata Call 5646966 *2-3pm - Hutt Hospital High Street, Lower Hutt Call 570 9186

For clinics in Upper Hutt Call 570 9002

SPACE AND SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Saturday 19th May and Saturday 26th May at Onslow College Wellington. Tickets are only available on the Space and Science Festival website for any families interested.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal