Term 3 - Week 4 17 Aug 2018

NEWSLETTER 17/08/2018



Thank you for supporting the strike by keeping your children at home yesterday. The strike in Wellington was attended by 4000 teachers and principals from across the Wellington region. The negotiations will continue next week. We appreciate your support and hope that an outcome will be reached soo.




MAGIC CARD – A privilege for AIS students

We hope all students are making full use of the free library, internet and swimming pool use.  We want to have ALL STUDENTS using the cards at libraries and pools every week.


If your year 8 child is not enrolled in College for next year yet please organise this as soon as possible. Taita College enrolments can be left at our office.



Netball results:

AIS 1 Manaakitanga  won 20-12 against St Claudines

AIS 2 Maramatanga lost 3-16 against St Orans

AIS 3 Mohiotanga lost 12-18 against Wainui Intermediate


Basketball results: 

Y8 Boys won against Maidstone 49-9

Y7 Boys won against Muritai 19-11

Y8 Girls won against St Orans

Y7 Girls won against Chilton 21-7


Waterpolo result: AIS won against St Orans 16-1




Thank you to those families who are organized for school swimming next week. We have given out more swimming permission forms for those students who have not yet paid. Please check your child’s school bag!!  It is important we have everyone swimming. We remind you that swimming begins on Monday 20th August and is $20.. If you pay by AP or will transfer this payment online, then please indicate this on your form by ticking the correct box. Please ensure that your child has their togs and towel every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for the next 2 weeks







Reminder that all technology fees up to and including Term 3 should now be paid. The cost is $20 per term and covers the take home portion of technology. Thank you if you have already paid this, if not please arrange for payment to be made for your child.



Last week we had four teachers from China visit us to see how an Intermediate School in New Zealand operates. We welcomed them with a powhiri on Friday. Our school Kapa Haka did an excellent job welcoming them to “our place”. Our students enjoyed the chance to showcase our school and learn a bit more about what schools in China are like.




Reminder that we are taking enrolments for next year, if you have any children who are going to attend or know of friends / family that have children in Year 6 and have not completed an enrolment form please do so as soon as possible or contact the office if you need another form.


A reminder that AIS students need to wear their PE shirt during PE Lessons and at lunchtimes. If your child’s PE shirt is in the wash or if they cannot bring it to school for the day, please write them a note and they can bring another T-shirt instead (ideally it is plain black or white).


Massey University – Child Asthma Study

Massey University is conducting an important research study looking at the different types of asthma in children aged 8-18. The aim of the study is to improve understanding of childhood asthma and develop better treatment options for all asthmatics. The study involves a lung function test and a short questionnaire.

If your child has asthma, the researchers would be very grateful if you would consider being part of this study.  They would also love to hear from you if your child doesn’t have asthma and is interested in the study. Please contact: Jean Feary McKenzie 0800 080 078 or asthma@massey.ac.nz