Term 3 - Week 6 29 Aug 2019

NEWSLETTER TERM 3 – WEEK 6      30/8/2020



Our swimming lessons are now underway and we are very pleased with the instructors and lessons. Whilst it is disappointing that we only have half the school swimming, the students who are swimming are very lucky to have small group lessons with their instructors and we are pleased to be able to support our students in this way. Please remind your child to bring their togs and a towel on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week too.



The Principal’s awards were given to Justine Sauila for her positive attitude and leadership around the school and So’otaga Tuifao her beautiful photography work as part of Yellow Black Nation. Congratulations to Taiarahia Purewa who won the gold card draw this week – ka mau te wehi!


On Tuesday evening we launched the music album by Rm 1 ‘Yellow Black Nation’ and  watched the documentary that shows the journey of this project. We had over 60 people come along to join us and celebrate the fantastic work that these students have done alongside musicians, photographers and experts from Massey University. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend, we appreciate your support and I am sure you are very proud of their work!



Thank you to our netball coaches and managers for 2019. We appreciate the time, energy and organization that was required as part of these roles. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou – Valerie Taito, Latoya and Zanita Savelio, Mercedes Moka, Karen Elliot, Nga Tiaki and Joan Makisi.



Saturday 24th August

Sunday 25th August    (rain out day)

AIS Ferns vs MIS Won 14-11

AIS Ferns vs. Hutt B  Lost 7 - 33

AIS Diamonds vs St Brendan’s  Lost 23-29

AIS Diamonds vs. Naenae Int  Lost 7- 13


AIS Magics vs Sacred Heart Won 16-12

AIS Magics vs Fergusson Int Won 23-12


Basketball Results

Wednesday 4th September Draw

Year 7 Boys v Maungaraki

Year 7 Boys vs  HIBS 6:40pm court 5

Year 7 Girls v TAWKKM

Year 7 Girls vs Year 8 Girls 4:00pm court 5

Year 8 Boys v Tui Glen

Year 8 Boys vs Maranatha 5:00pm court 2

Year 8 Girls v Chilton

Year 8 Girls vs Year 7 Girls 4:00pm court 5


Waterpolo Results

AIS v Wellesley Lost 8-7





Nikita Hunter is back with us after maternity leave to help with student health and wellbeing and can support teachers with health education topics in the classroom.  If you have any issues or concerns about your child’s health that you would like Nikita to help with, you can contact the classroom teacher or the office.



Please find the attached registration form for the Digital Wellbeing Programme that is being run at Hutt City Libraries in September. These workshops are for parents and grandparents and aim to teach about online safety, cyberbullying, and keeping safe online. The first 100 families receive a Surface Pro device upon successful completion of the programme. (Please note that completing the enrolment form is not automatic entry onto the programme.) Registration forms can be returned to the Naenae Library, or any Hutt City library. Hutt City Libraries will provide confirmation via email or phone.


Accenture NZ - Girls in STEM 2019

Eight girls from Avalon Intermediate, and many from other intermediates from the Wellington region were chosen to go on a trip for ‘Girls in STEM’ at Te Papa.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The program was made to encourage girls to take an interest in these subjects. This trip gave an open door for many new opportunities. 

We looked at different careers including STEM. They gathered people from around New Zealand to show us various jobs. Girls came in and showed us virtual reality, there was also a robotic drink machine that made whatever we told it to make, plus many other exciting activities. 

Everyone enjoyed this trip, it was hard not to. There was so much to do, and we learnt a lot about the careers that come with STEM. It taught people that it’s not okay to be left out because you’re a girl. You have to weave into the boundaries, and it can be hard. This program sent a message to girls around the globe to be part of the STEM world. Written by Paige Mai


Nga mihi mahana,     

Ariana Te Whetu, Acting Principal