NEWSLETTER NO. 12 - 07/05/2015 07 May 2015

NEWSLETTER NO. 12 -  07/04/2015

 

REMINDER - TERM 2 CLASSROOM MEETINGS STARTING

FROM NEXT WEEK

All the classes have had their individual date reminder notice sent home.  This is once again an opportunity for all parents/caregivers to meet informally in classrooms with classroom teachers and students. All meetings begin at 6.00pm :

 

              Room 5 -         Tuesday 12th May

              Room 6 -         Wednesday 13th May

              Room 1 -         Monday 18th May

              Rooms 2 & 4     Tuesday 19th May

              Room 3 -         Wednesday 20th May

              Room 7 -         Thursday 21st May

 

These meetings are very important with both the classroom teacher and students talking about their learning.  We are making these meetings informal so that parents/caregivers are able to see what your child is actually doing in his/her classroom.  We are very hopeful that we will get a 100% parent/student turn out.

 

 PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/LUCKY DRAW

Congratulations to Kehu Te Kira R2,  Kristan Isaako  R2,   Arleen  Edmonds  R4 and Iraia Ryan  R4  the 4 winners of the Principal’s Award for assisting a disabled man on a mobility scooter who had become stuck.  The school received an email from the general public.  Great thinking;  we are proud of you!   

Mikayla Everson from  R1 was the   gold card winner for ‘great maths thinking’.

                               

AVALON INTERMEDIATE – WINNERS OF THE

TE PAPA/AIR NEW ZEALAND SAFETY VIDEO

Paascalino Schaller together with mostly Room 7 students created and filmed

 

 

their own version of an Air New Zealand safety video as part of the 75th

anniversary developed in partnership with Te Papa and opening at Auckland War Museum later this year.  It will also be screened at Te Papa in Wellington where the exhibition Air New Zealand 75 years : Our Nation is currently on display.

Picked from nearly 70 entries “Avalon Intermediate students displayed tremendous creativity,  their entry was not only entertaining it also delivered on a key objective of engaging customers with important safety message.

 A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED”.

 

TECHNOLOGY BLOCK UPGRADE

We are delighted to be almost completely back in the tech blocks with Fabric and Food starting to use the rooms this week.  There is still quite a bit of gear to be moved in and this will take some time but at least the teachers and students can use the rooms.  They look great with lots of colour, double glazed windows and stainless steel benches in the foods room.  The break out learning room still needs to be furnished and have the IT gear fitted.

 

SPORT

Cross Country:  our school cross country was postponed today at Fraser Park.  We will try to hold it tomorrow afternoon.

 

Basketball:  the season has started with 22 keen students playing hard in their first games on Wednesday after school.  Well done to all three teams for their great commitment and to the coaches for their time and energy.

Girl’s vs Naenae Intermediate – loss

Yr 7 boy’s vs Naenae Intermediate – win

Yr8 boy’s vs Wainui – loss

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

ASB BANK: are running a programme called “supporting success in your school” for the schools like Avalon Intermediate who bank with the ASB.  For every new ASB home loan taken out before 31st July 2015 ASB will donate $1000 cash to Avalon Intermediate if our school is  nominated when they draw down new Home lending of $150,000 with ASB.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal