NEWSLETTER NO. 33 29/10/2015 29 Oct 2015

NEWSLETTER   NO. 33    29/10/2015


Tokelau Language Week: 25th – 31st October

Toto hau tokiga nei, aua na tupulaga a fai mai

Plant a seed today, for our future generations



The ‘KFC’ approach:

Parents want to raise their children to become confident, happy adults who know how to behave and take advantage of whatever wonderful opportunities life offers them.  One of the best skills they can learn to achieve is self-control.  They learn this, we are told by researchers, through authoritative  parenting or as we like to say at The Parenting Place ‘parent coaches’.

An easy way to remind ourselves to stay in the parent coach role is to be a ‘KFC’ parent – be kind, be firm and calm.  Being neither too harsh nor too soft and reasonably consistent + emotionally steady = calm, co-operative, happy children.

Sourced with permission from Parents Inc


SCHOOL CAMPS – (Start Next Week)

School Camps:

  • Rooms 5, 6 & 7 take place between the 3rd and 6th November (next week). 
  • Rooms 1 & 2 between 10th and 13th November
  •  Rooms 3 & 4 between 17th and 20th November.

Please if your child is going to camp read all the notices carefully, and check all the items on the list when packing. Students must bring their own medication. Also note the time the buses return to school and be ready to pick up your child at that time.  Hopefully they will all be back here before our buses leave at 3.00pm.

 Students who are going to camp should have by now paid their compulsory school fees and the $90 for camp.  Those students not going to camp will be placed in other classes during the 4 days away.

We hope Rooms 5 6 & 7 have great weather and  all have lots of fun while on camp.



These will take place on Wednesday 4th November @ 6pm in Rooms 2 & 4.   It would be good if we could have all students who are attending these camps represented at these important meetings.  Thank you.


Ilma AminudeenR6  was the winner of my principal’s award this week. Daizell Kepa R5  won our lucky gold card draw again!!!. 



The Touch Rugby inter-intermediate game has been postponed until tomorrow (Friday).  It is being held at Petone Rec. grounds.



In preparation for their camp on Wednesday Room 7 went to Butterfly Creek to get a feel for tramping and walking with a pack.  They had a great day.




The school band will be performing in Porirua tomorrow as a final warmup for the Battle of the Bands on November 6th at Brandon Intermediate.



All students need to be using their Magic Cards to ensure that the great initiative we are part of continues.  The new Library at the Walter Nash Centre must be a great incentive as is the warmer weather re swimming.  All AIS students need to be actually using these free cards for it to continue.



Pomare School is holding a SUPERHERO  disco this Saturday from 4.30 to 6.30 in the school hall.  Our past pupils who attended Pomare School are invited to attend. $3 entry and choice of sausage, drink or lollies.  $5 for Hero combo – entry, a sausage,  drink and lollies.  Family pass combo $15 1 adult and 2 or 3 kids) includes sausage, drink, lollies and glow-sticks.

Upper Hutt Fireworks Fantastic: Saturday 29th October 6 – 10pm at Trentham Memorial Park. Barton Road, Heretaunga.  Adults/students $5.00.  Children under 12 free. 

(Please note of course fireworks are BANNED from school.) Fireworks Day 5th November.

 Lego Brick Show: St Bernards College, Lower Hutt.  Saturday 31st October from 9am - 5pm. Sunday 1st November from 9am – 4pm.

YMCA Camp Kaitoke Halloween Open Day: Saturday 31st October 10am – 2pm. 184 Marchant Rad, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt. Gold coin donation.


Ian Hastie, Principal