TERM 4 - WEEK 1 16 Oct 2020


Ramere 16 o Whiringa a Nuku   Friday 16th October 2020

Term 4, Week 1

Kia ora koutou,

Welcome back koutou, we are looking forward to a busy and exciting term 4! We’ve had a good start to the term and the students and staff have had a good break. 


2021 and Beyond

Our school-wide inquiry is 2021 and Beyond – either as a Year 8 student at AIS or as a Year 9 student at college. As part of this work, our students will be creating and presenting Learner Profiles using Google Slides. Their Learner Profiles will share their strengths, interests, things that help them do well at school, things that they find difficult at school and what they want their teachers to know about them next year. Our students will then think about what jobs and careers they can look at, based on their strengths and interests. Our staff are currently organizing for guest speakers to come into our school and/or looking to organize workplace visits for students based on jobs they are interested in doing.  If you are willing to come in and talk about your work or you know of a workplace that would be great for a group of our students to visit, we would love to hear from you! 2021 and Beyond is about empowering our students to think big, think differently and begin planning how they will use their passions and skills in the future and what this could look like once they leave Avalon Intermediate.


Did you attend Taita or Avalon Intermediate?

As part of developing our local curriculum, I am really keen to hear from ex-students and find out about your journey, after you left our school. ‘Where are they now?’ will be added to our school website and will include short profiles of ex-students from Taita/Avalon Intermediate. This will be a great way to connect our past with the present and future. This link will take you straight to the survey https://forms.gle/HCHARgtzWMTrQrCKA or you can find it on our school Facebook page. 


New staff - Brent Wenlock

I would like to welcome Brent Wenlock to our teaching team this term. Brent has done a lot of relieving work for us and we are really pleased to have him onboard. He will be releasing our beginning teachers in Rm 6 and Rm 7 on Mondays and Tuesdays. 


Uniform for Term 4

Now that we are back at Alert Level 1 students need to wear their polo shirt to school and bring their PE shirt in their bag each day. They get changed during the day for PE lessons and at lunchtime. We have lots of spare PE shirts, so if your child does not have one, they can come down to see us in the office and we can lend them one. School hats should also be worn this term so please pull them out of the wardrobe and bring them in. 


Mawhero Mufti Day 

Nga mihi ki a koutou for your support today! We raised $250 today and will be donating this to the Mental Health Foundation. 


AIS General Election Results are in!

On Tuesday 13th October we held our Kids Voting Election. Students voted for a candidate in their electorate and their preferred political party. They were also able to vote on the two referendums. Here’s what they had to say...

AIS Winning Party 

AIS Winner of Remutaka


AIS Winner of Hutt South Electorate

AIS Winner of Ikaroa-Rawhiti Electorate

1st Place: Labour Party

2nd Place: Maori Party 

3rd Place: National Party 

Chris Hipkins

Ginny Anderson

Heather Te Au-Skipworth


Referendum 1: End of Life Choice Referendum 

Do you support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force?

Referendum 2: Cannabis Referendum 

Do you support the proposed Cannabis Legislation and Control bill?

68% said YES

32% said NO 

68% said YES 

32% said NO 


Photos from Voting Day 






Noho ora mai

Ariana Te Whetu, Principal 








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