NEWSLETTER NO. 5 - 12/3/2015 12 Mar 2015

NEWSLETTER   NO. 5 - 12/3/2015

 

HOT TIP

Do you have a strong willed child?

Is your child resistant, unwilling to back down, tirelessly relentless, absolutely convinced they are right and ready to take you other adults on?  If you can say ‘yes’ to three of these you probably have a strong willed child and will benefit from having some extra parenting strategies to manage the challenges and joys you will face.

Strong willed children can sniff out a fight so your choice of words can reduce the number of times you need to be in combat.  They love to win so there are times to allow them to use their energy and wit to solve problems.  They thrive on choices and the belief you have in them so will lift their game when they hear you speak well of them.

Sourced with permission from Parents Inc.

REMINDERS FOR YOUR DIARY:

 

PARENT/CAREGIVER/TEACHER/STUDENT –

GOAL SETTING INTERVIEWS 18TH & 19TH MARCH

These take place next week and the expectation is that ALL STUDENTS will have an interview.  This is an opportunity for your child to talk about his/her learning with you as parents/caregivers and the teacher.  Goals will also be set at this interview.  If you have not made a time please can you sort it now.  Thank you.

 

STUDENT TESTING

Next week we will be testing students in reading and writing.  Our expectation is that we will be getting the very best effort from all students. It is very important that students are here on time and they have had a good breakfast. 

 

MAGIC CARDS (CONSENT FORM)

There are still students who were given a magic card consent form but are yet to bring it back to school.  The HCC will collect these forms for processing;  it would be great for your child to use in the school holidays for free entry into all Hutt City pools and free access to Hutt City Libraries (including the internet).  Please get these back to us now.

 

PASIFIKA SUCCESS TALANOA LAUNCH

All Pasifika students and families are invited to a launch at Taita College on

Wednesday 25th March (6.00 – 7.00pm).  All Pasifika students will bring home

an invitation to this launch. You will need to return the attending slip to school.  Thank you.

 

SPORTS EXPO THIS SATURDAY 14TH MARCH @ AIS 12 NOON – 4PM

This sports expo will see 17 sports represented at AIS as well as offering activities for students to participate in on the day.  There will be many give aways for those students who turn up to register for a sport.  There will also be food for sale as a fundraiser for AIS.  The afternoon is open to all students in the Hutt Valley interested in sport so it has the potential of being a big afternoon for AIS.  If you can get along to support the afternoon by registering your child it would be appreciated.

 

STUDY CENTRE 2015

It was great see students eager to learn at our Numeracy and Literacy Study Centres this week.  We are still awaiting the return of a permission slip for some of the students who received an invitation please.   If you didn’t receive an invitation and you would like your child to attend please call Ariana Te Whetu (Deputy Principal) 5677 453 ext 803 to organize this.

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/GOLD CARDW

Well done  Dre Tiaki  R1  who won the principal’s award and  Finnan Ralph R7 the lucky draw gold card for this week. Great work!!!

 

MUFTI DAY FOR LIFE FLIGHT TRUST

We raised $170 from our recent mufti day for the Life Flight.  They have sent us a lovely letter thanking us for running the mufti day and want our students to know the difference they can make by making this donation. 

 

SPORT

Interschool Athletics: Tuesday 17th March at Newtown Park. Students representing the school will travel by bus to Newtown Park accompanied by teachers and adults.  (A separate letter has gone home to students competing).

Interschool Football (boys and girls) 30th/31st March. Students are currently training for these events which take place the last week of term in Wellington. 

Taita Cricket Club:  Students have been working with the Taita Cricket Club on cricket skills which have been excellent for their eye/hand co-ordination.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal