Term 2 - Week 2 10 May 2018

NEWSLETTER NO. 12   10/5/18




We are noticing an increased number of students arriving late to school.   Please ensure your child arrives before 8.45am for the first bell.  We understand problems do arise at home from time to time but often it is the same students being a bit lax about organizing themselves to be on time!  If your child will be arriving late please ring the school on 5677 453 or text to 021 027 15243.

Also this applies to any absences.  The class roll is called at 8.50am and students who are not there are marked as absent. This information is sent to the office and absences are rung. It is a safety requirement for the protection of our students.  It is most important late students sign in at the office to avoid confusion.  If your child is absent please ring the school absence line on 5677 453 or text to 021 027 15243.


Netball:  Netball grading games continue this Saturday.   

Manakitanga - 1.30pm vs  Naenae 2 then 2pm vs Maidstone 3

Maramatanga – 10.30am vs Wainui 3 then 11am vs Naenae 4

Mohiotanga – 11.30am vs Naenae 8 then 12pm vs Hutt O


Basketball: We have 4 teams entered this year, 3 of whom had their first game last night.

The Cheiftans ( Yr 8 Boys) played HIBS Bears,  and won 57-9          

The Avalon Servals (Yr 7 Boys) had a bye this week

The Avalon Pharaoh (Yr 7 Girls) played St Orans 1  2-36 loss  

The Avalon Pendants (Yr 8 Girls) played St Peter & Paul Rata  12-18 loss


Room 7’s WOW trip (World of Waste) gave students the opportunity to see where our rubbish ends up and the effects that failing to effectively recycle, has on our environment. We visited a number of places including; the Silverstream landfill, Dowse Museum, Waste Management Recycling station and Macaulay Metals. It’s fair to say that our students now have a new appreciation of the importance of reducing rubbish and recycling and are building their understanding around sustainability. A big thanks to Matua Jonas, the HCC and all our experts. 


Thank you to those that took part in Mufti day last week and donated toward Heart Kids Appeal, we raised $200.00



14th May  - Girls Interschool Football at Wakefield Park

15th May  - Boys Interschool Football atWakefield Park

17th May  - AIS Cross Country

30th June – Kapa Haka Performing at Shona McFarlane

4th June – Queens Birthday Weekend no school on Monday

6th June – Interschool Cross Country Trentham Memorial PArk

6th – 8th June - Self Defence for Girls Yr8

13th June - Girls Interschool Hockey National Hockey Stadium

14th June - Boys Interschool Hockey National Hockey Stadium

18th June – Open day for Year 6 students visiting AIS

19th June  - Open day for Year 6 Students visiting AIS

19th June – Open evening for Year 6 Parents

20th June – Taita College Open Day

26th – 28th June – Book Fair

26th June – Parent Interviews

28th June – Parent Interviews

29th June – Teachers Paid Union Meeting school closing early

2nd July – Polyfest week


We had a performance from the Revolution Tour yesterday it was thoroughly enjoyed by all students as can be seen by some of their comments:

*Bola shared ‘‘bullying or taking stuff out on yourself doesn't change anything’’, and if you need help talk to someone

*My highlight was the dance battle because I liked how the A.I.S students expressed the talents.

*The way I felt was excited and I also got goose bumps up my legs and arms.


Some lucky students will be attending Symphony in the Park at Walter Nash, next Friday, this is being put on by Wellington Symphony Orchestra., and supported by Taka Trust and Hutt City Council.



18th May H2O Extreme Aquabeatz 7-10pm  spot prizes, free slides, live DJ

26th May St Bernards College Open Day 10am – 2pm Families are welcome to visit during these times.


Ian Hastie, Principal