Term 3 - Week 2 02 Aug 2018

AVALON INTERMEDIATE NEWSLETTER – 2/8/18

 

CHANGE OF END OF DAY TIME

From Monday next week we are returning to our normal finish time at 2:50pm. Study Centre sessions will finish at 4:20pm.

 

SCHOOL BUS RUN

Thank you for your patience and support with the school bus run. There have been a number of issues, which we are continuing to work through with the bus company. All students will be catching the school bus home from Monday because we finish at 2:50pm.

TEACHER PROPOSED STRIKE

As you will be aware teachers had voted to strike for 3 hours on 15th August, On Tuesday it was increased to an all day strike. Please note that negotiations are still under discussion and we will advise you closer to the time as to what will actually happen with school that day.

 

COOK ISLAND LANGUAGE WEEK

We have enjoyed celebrating Cook Island Language Week this week! Classes have been learning greetings and short phrases. At assembly today we had a group of students performing Cook Island dances and they did a fantastic job. A special thank you to Twiggy Welsh and Jeremy Wells for teaching this group these dances and for giving up their time to work alongside our students. Meitaki ma’ata! Community and school working together!!

Some new words we learnt this week:

Kia Orana 

Welcome or Hello (May you live long)

Meitaki 

Thank You 

Meitaki ma'ata

Thank you very much 

Ka Kite

See you later

Kia Manuia

Best wishes or good luck 

Aere Ra

Goodbye or safe travels 

 

KIDSCAN CRAZY DAY

On Thursday 9th August we will be having a mufti day to fundraise for Kids Can. Kids Can do a great deal to support our school with clothing, shoes, toiletries and food. We ask all students to bring a gold coin donation. The Rangatira will be selling some baking on the day for a gold coin. 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD AND GOLDCARD DRAW

 

The Principal’s award went to Elijah Opa from Room 8, and the Gold Card prize of a Mystery box went to Hazel Davidson from Room 3. The Deputy Principal’s award went to Natahle Te Kira for outstanding skills in Netball.

MAGIC CARD

Reminder to all students to continue using their Magic Cards at Libraries to earn great rewards and Pools to improve their swimming skills. If you have lost your card please tell your teacher, if you have never had one please see the office for a permission form.

 

 

 

 

SPORT

Waterpolo Results: The waterpolo team took a loss last night, gong down 14-7 to Wellesley.

Inter School Volleyball: Two teams will be representing AIS next week at the inter-intermediate tournament in Wellington.  Thank you to Mr Connochie and Miss Poasa who have been training these teams.

Netball: 

Results                                                                                              This week’s draw

AIS 1 Lost 20-23 to Wa Ora

AIS 1 vs Te Aroha 9am

AIS 2 Drew 12 all against Hutt

AIS 2 vs Hutt F 1pm

AIS 3 Lost 13-17 to Naenae

AIS 3 vs OLOR 2 10am

 

Basketball:

Results                                                                                             

Year 7 Boys Drew 22 all against HIBS

Year 7 Girls Won 14-6 against St Orans

Year 8 Boys Won 36-29 against Maidstone

Year 8 Girls Lost 14-37 to St Peters & Paul

 

CODING

Last Friday a group of students visited Konini Primary school to take some coding workshops for their Passion Project class.  This did an excellent job of representing AIS.

 

  

CONGRATULATIONS

Well Done Quentin Howsan who has made it through to the Wellington Intermediate Interprovincial Team for Cross Country. Quentin is the only Avalon Intermediate student to have reached this level for many years. He is off to Nelson to compete against other Provinces in September and we will be doing something to support him in the near future.

Outstanding effort Quentin!!