NEWSLETTER NO. 28 11/09/2015 10 Sep 2015

NEWSLETTER   NO. 28    11/09/2015



The final assembly will be held at 1.30pm on Wednesday 23rd September.  All families are invited to attend and celebrate the award winners.

School will finish at the ‘normal’ time of 2.50pm on Friday 25th September.  Term 4 will begin at 8.45am on Monday 12th October.



We understand sometimes ‘things’ just happen to make us late but there are students who are habitually turning up late for school.  Often the reason is simply ‘slept in’ which is not good enough.  Please help your child get to school on time.  The first bell goes at 8.45am and the second at 8.50am when the rolls are taken.  Not only are late comers interrupting the class by walking in late they are also losing valuable learning time.



A letter was sent out to remind those that have had chocolates for a number of weeks to return the money by this week. Not all of these return slips have come back signed to the school. Can this please be sorted? There are still more chocolates to be sold.  Take up the offer and help pay your camp!! There are two more weeks of this term in which to sell chocolates and fundraise for your child.



Congratulations to Ereti Tangiora R3 who won my Principal’s award and Kody Keepa R2 the lucky winner of the gold card draw for this week. Well done.



 Camp costs are $90 per student.  Dates for camp are Rooms 5, 6 & 7 Tuesday 3rd November to Friday 6th November. Rooms 1 & 2 Tuesday 10th November to Friday 13th November, Rooms 3 & 4 Tuesday 17th November to Friday 20th November.  A separate letter is being sent home today to those who still owe school fees. The last thing to be paid is school camp.



Room 6 had a great day out on Wednesday. We were all very excited about our adventure to Victoria University. We did lots of fun activities – working with robots, watching the 3D printer in action, and doing science experiments. We visited the amazing magnificent Adams Art Gallery, which had an exhibition on Colin McCann, one of New Zealand’s most famous twentieth century artist. We also went in a blackout room with a projector and a screen, which showed a slideshow of pictures of time. We learnt how to see the difference between each photo and how time can be captured, and the transition of art and photography, it was magnificent.

Sue Hall of the university had organised a chemistry activity, where we were introduced to two chemistry scientists. They explained what we were going to do which was to make a chemical reaction to produce a slime ball, and worm slime. By the end of the day we were all very tired, but had had a fabulous day out. Needless to say, the bus trip back to school was a quiet one.  Thank you to the Hutt City Council who provided a free bus.  




Did you see the article in the SV Times or Taita Times about our school participating in the computer science teaching and learning programme with Victoria University facilitators?  It is fun as well as very educational using all the technology on offer to our students.



Basketball Results:  Yr 8 boys won against HIBS, Y7 girls won against Naenae Y7 boys lost to Hutt.  The games were all exciting to watch.  Well done!!

Watermans Rugby Tournament:  It is being held at Trentham Memorial Park next Wednesday starting at 9.30am.  Team members will be receiving a letter.



A letter has been sent home today explaining the programme – this starts next week.



If you have a child coming to AIS next year and have not yet enrolled them please could you do this as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Also College enrolments should have been done for all year 8s.



School Holidays:  Free camp for students.  COLOUR is being held 7th-9th October by Lifeswitch, Silverstream Retreat, 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt.  To register your interest go to:

100 Years for Eastern Hutt School.  They will be celebrating its 100 year centenary on 23-24th October.  All past students are invited to join for celebrations.  Info: or ring 566 0167.

Ian Hastie, Principal