Term 1 - Week 5 07 Mar 2019

NEWSLETTER   NO. 5 – 07/03/19


Monday 18th March, Teacher Only Day.

A reminder that we are having a Teacher Only Day on Monday 18th March to participate in a Restorative Practice Professional Development day for all staff.

The school will be closed for students and the day made up at the end of the school year. Please note this as it’s a first for us at AIS, re having a teacher only day.

PAID UNION MEETING 19th, 20 and 21st March.

These will take place over 3 days in the Hutt Valley. We will stagger our staff attendance for these meetings so that the school will remain open on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of that week for all students.



Our Literacy and Numeracy study centre sessions began this week in the school library. It is fantastic to see that both groups have at least 25 students attending each session. It is important that these students continue to attend study centre each week. We also have Environmental, Science & STEAM after school sessions.



Our students have recently completed a number of reading and maths tests. The results from these tests help us to get a snapshot of where your child is working and to identify their strengths and next steps. Results will be discussed at Goal Setting Interviews. Our main topics this term include:

Mathematics: Statistics, Addition and Subtraction strategies

Literacy: Narratives             Topic/Inquiry – The Avalon Way  Turangawaewae (My Identity)

Science: Exploring Science Kits (provided by Hutt Science)

PE: Athletics and Touch                   Te Reo Maori: Pepeha, Marae, Karakia and waiata


Our school athletics day was held yesterday and it was a great success. We tried to encourage team spirit as well as athletic success. Each team were allocated a colour for the day and students were allowed to bring accessories or suitable clothing to school, which they wore during the day.  Well done all students and thank you to the parents who came along and supported the day. We finished with relay races today.


A Consultation meeting for interested parents is on Wednesday 13th March 7:00 -9:00pm at Waterloo School. Get along and have your say about the proposed schooling changes.


Saturday 16th March join the fun at Walter Nash Centre 10am – 3pm, entertainment stage, market stalls, youth activities, and much more. This is a big day in the Taita Calendar so get along and support the day.



Lifeswitch run an IGGY program every Wednesday up at Silverstream Retreat from 4:00 – 5:30pm. They meet up for games, food, loads of fun and really helpful messages. There is a Minivan that picks up students from school and takes them there. If your child is interested please visit their facebook page IGGYYOUTH or website https://lifeswitch.org.nz/iggy/ for registration details.


Hutt Valley basketball is holding a Basketball camp at Walter Nash Stadium this Sunday 10th March from 12-3pm cost is $10



Funds are needed to finish off the community court in Stokes Valley and the Community House have decided to raise the funds through a sponsored “shoot off” Sponsorship forms have been handed out today to those interested students or can be picked up from the Stokes Valley Hub.



Monday 11th - Friday 15th March – Noho Marae at Koraunui Marae for all students.

Saturday 16th March: Tumeke Taita at Walter Nash centre.

Monday 18th March: School Closed for Professional Development Day.

Tuesday 19th March at 6.30 – Next BOT meeting.

Tuesday 19th March: Interschool Athletics at Newtown Park.

Thursday 28th March: Boostrix/Gardasil Injections

Monday 25th March: Dental Van in AIS for the next two weeks

Wednesday 27th March: Interschool Baseball at Fraser Park.

Thursday 28th March: Parent Goal setting interviews for all students.

Tuesday 2nd April – School Photos.

Wednesday 3rd April: Interschool Rugby 7s.

Monday 8th April – End of term assembly.

Friday 12 April: Last day for Term 1 (school finishes at normal time) of 2:50pm


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Ian Hastie