Term 3 - Week 10 27 Sep 2018

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

    NEWSLETTER Term 3 Week 10       27/09/18

 

 

Attend

END OF TERM ASSEMBLY

Thank you to our families who supported the school by attending our assembly today. Congratulations to all of our award winners, the names of all students who received awards are on the back of this newsletter.

END OF TERM 3/START OF TERM 4

It has been an excellent term with students busy in classes learning about Biosecurity, turbo touch, fractions-proportions-ratios, persuasive writing, speeches and participating in our languages programme. Thank you for your support this term and we look forward to a productive term 4. School finishes at the normal time of 2:50pm on Friday 28th September (tomorrow) and Term 4 starts on Monday 14th October.

Value Each Other

FAREWELL TO KATH KEARNS

Unfortunately, Kath Kearns is moving on from AIS, she has taught in Room 6 for the past two years and has done an excellent job teaching our students and working within the school. Kath is an incredibly experienced teacher and we are lucky to have had her working at AIS, she has decided to move to Hawera and we wish her well. Joan Makisi and Freya Coote will be team teaching in Rm 6 for the remainder of the year, a separate letter has been sent home earlier in the week with students in this class.

Aspire

WEARABLE ARTS

On Monday the 17th of September, a group of students from AIS went to the ‘Wearable Arts’ at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. The students who went were, Muhmina, Nadia, Zuko, Suhayb, Madasin and Tessa, Mrs. Herd’s daughter. We had a lot of fun designing our outfits throughout the term and the excitement of modelling them on the big night was well worth our efforts. We all really appreciate Mrs Herd’s time and help over the last term, and really enjoyed the performances on the night. We got home at 10:00pm, after a hearty dinner at Burger Fuel. We all hope we can be part of the Wearable Arts again next year. By Muhmina Room 5

ART EXHIBITION

In the school holidays, there will be a Hutt Valley Intermediate Exhibition in the foyer of the Walter Nash Stadium. Students whose work is displayed are Denika, Ihaka, Tino, Jahdyst, Isabella,  Wiremu, Eva, Onosai, Estha, Hoani

Learner and Leader

GARDASIL INJECTIONS

Last week our Year 8 students who had returned permission forms received the Gardasil injection. There will be a catch up clinic on the 22nd November for any students who were away.

ATTENDANCE / LATENESS

As it is the end of Term 3, I would really like to discuss this now so in Term 4 we see a difference in attendance / lateness patterns at AIS. I am concerned that it is not being taken as seriously as it should be by every family at our school. Students need to attend school when they are able (that is, not sick, at the doctor/dentist or at a family bereavement) and arrive on time (before 8.45am when school starts, and if possible earlier, around 8.30am).

We will be following up on non-attendance and lateness to school in Term 4. Please contact the school on 5677453 or 02102715243 to let us know if your child will be late or is away.

 

 

 

Our Place

SCHOOL UNIFORM

ALL students need to wear the appropriate sports shoes with black or white socks, school shorts and school polo top with a school sweatshirt top – NO exceptions.  Can all students please make the effort over the holidays to start term 4 with the correct uniform.  Note: school hats must be worn in terms 1 & 4 so if it is not at school get your hat out of the drawer and check your name is clearly visible! School hats can be purchased from the office for $15.

TECHNOLOGY FEES/OTHER FEES

We will be following up unpaid fees early in term 4.  Technology fees are compulsory, as are some sports fees.  Can all families please check with the school and make sure that all fees are paid.

Never Give Up

INTER SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Yesterday we took two teams to the ASB Arena in Wellington to compete in the Inter School Basketball Tournament. Joseph Viliamu was a standout player in the boys team but they all played with great team spirit and represented our school values extremely well. They came 2nd overall, a fantastic result that they can be very proud of. Our girls’ team also played really well, a special mention to Jasper Taito for her skills and leadership. It was great to have so many family members there supporting our school. Thank you to Noeleen Tuau for training the girl’s team and to our other coaches and managers on the day.

 

END OF TERM 3 AWARDS

 

CLASS AWARDS

Room 1 –            Ihaka Kohunui-Hirini

                              Jordan Tagoai

Room 2 –                  Briar Austin

                                    Niamh Sugrue

Room 3 –            Daemon Iti-Adam

                              Careign Simeona

Room 5 –                  Vinayak Narayan

                                     Angelina Fathima

Room 6 –            Joseph Viliamu

                              Marijem – Iafeta-Tovia

Room 7 –                  Selwyn Rangi-Okeroa

                                    Nik Kiri

Room 8 –            Tuulenana Oloitoa

                              Aho Maake-Latu

Room 9 –                  Maddie Tainui

                                    Brandy Edmonds

 

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Art –                     Jimi Green

                              Nadia Massaad

                              Theophilus Getahun

Mulitcraft –             Georgia Flood

                                    Sativa Taylor-Collis

                                    Aaron Brinkley

Wood –               Riana Shaw

                             Alapeta Malaki

                             Chante Glover

Fabric –                    Rain Petterson-Robati

                                    Eunice Lenati

                                    Terina Chase

Food –                Tahsin Labiba

                             Niamh Sugrue

                             Sahara Najim

Music –                     Rangimarama Mariu

                                    Fiona Varun

                                    Hoani Campbell-Tapa

 

MATHLETICS AWARDS

 

Iona Abella 1st place with 15,370 points

Santiago Forero Rodriguez 2nd place with 15,340 points

Natalie Te Kira 3rd place with 15,300 points

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

Have a good holiday break and come back refreshed ready for term 4.     

Ian Hastie, Principal