Term 4 - Week 2 24 Oct 2019


NEWSLETTER TERM 4 – WEEK 2   24/10/19


We were very lucky to have the Wattie’s Food Truck visit school on Monday and make over 200 toasted sandwiches for our students and staff! The Food Truck is driving around NZ collecting donations in exchange for toasties. All money raised is donated to KidsCan. They kindly offered to visit A.I.S. and make free toasties for all - an offer we were very keen to take up! 



Thank you to the final payments coming in for camp. Alissa Murdoch and Liz Moka sent final copies of consent forms home this week and we are now finalising our numbers. 

Please contact Leanne in the office, if you have any questions about your account. Final payments towards camp ($40) need to be made by Friday 25th October (tomorrow). 


We will be running a camp information meeting for parents on Wednesday 30 October at 6pm in our school hall. Liz Moka, Alissa Murdoch, and other teachers, will give an outline of the camp and answer any questions you may have. More information about this, as well as a copy of the student gear list will also be sent home tomorrow, so that you know what students will need to bring to camp.



If your child is going to Taita College and you are interested in purchasing a second hand uniform, please contact Maureen Turley (in the school office) or go in and speak to her. They have a range of good quality second uniforms that are available at a low cost. 



Yesterday a letter was sent home from our Board of Trustees announcing my appointment as the principal at Avalon Intermediate. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to lead our school in the next stage of our journey.  I am extremely grateful for the support I have had at this school, since starting here as a beginning teacher in 2007. I have been lucky to work alongside great leaders, fantastic teachers, wonderful support staff and students, and of course our previous principal, Ian Hastie. I look forward to working with our BoT to continue to ensure that our school offers the best learning experiences for your children, and that A.I.S. is a school we are all proud to be a part of. 


Nga mihi,

Ariana Te Whetu,  Principal