NEWSLETTER NO. 8 24/3/16 24 Mar 2016

 

 

Please note because of the short week next week due to the Easter break there will not be a newsletter.  The school will be closed this Friday and reopen on Wednesday 30th March.  There will be no study centre next week.AppHappy safe

 

HIGH STANDARDS AT AVALON INTERMEDIATE

Students have now had 37 days at school and we have 13 days left before the end of term.  Routines and Expectations are now fully known and ALL students know what is expected and required of them re being a hardworking, positive AIS student focused on learning and making good choices.  We set the ‘standards bar’ high at AIS and the expectations are that all students will function to that high standard.

Please have the conversation at home if you think your child may not be working to the expected levels we (the teachers) would expect.    Thank you

 

BOT ELECTIONS

The 2016 BOT Election Theme is “Make a Difference”: “Ki te whakapiki”.  We are hoping to have a high number of parents stand for the BOT this year.  Our challenge is to get trustees with the right skills to attract votes. We want all parents to think big about the difference they can make in the lives of our AIS students.  Please give some thought about standing for the BOT in May/June.

 

GOAL SETTING 3 WAY CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher/Student

Next Wednesday and Thursday starting at 2.40pm.  Every child needs to have an interview.  We sent out extra forms yesterday to the families who had not yet been able to return interview time requests.  If you have sent in your form but not had a letter back please check your child’s school bag. It is really important that ALL students have an interview. If this is you and the form hasn’t been returned to school please leave a message on the school answerphone 5677 453 over the long weekend giving the name of your child, classroom no. and several preferences of days and time on  and the teacher will return your call when possible.  

Reminder: School photos on Monday 4th April.

INDIVIDUAL CLASSROOM MEETINGS

Thank you to those who attended these meetings thus showing support to your child and the school.  We hope you managed to introduce yourself to the teacher and other parents/caregivers.

 

TECHNOLOGY FEES

Tax invoices have been sent out to all families regarding their child’s technology fees of $80 per year.  We are happy if you would rather pay $20 term by term.  This fee covers the ingredients and materials your child uses in the technology lessons.  Please would you pay this before the end of term 1 (ie Friday 15th April). 

 

                        WALKING/BIKING TO AND FROM SCHOOL

It is vital that ALL students keep to the rules and show plenty of common sense crossing or using our roads.  The pedestrian crossing should at all times be used outside school when crossing High Street. Students walking to Naenae over the Wingate Bridge must take extra care.  Students who ride bikes must wear helmets.  Personal safety is paramount for everyone.  Please ensure you are always sensible and looking both ways when crossing the roads.

 

SPORT

Inter School Athletics: We had a great day at inter-school athletics and once again performed well above expectation.  Well done all students.

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD/LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Liam Carroll R4  was the winner of the principal’s award  for excellent sporting achievements.  Andres Pena Quintero  R2  won the lucky gold card.

Congratulations to Liam and Andres.

 

 SCHOOL CLOSED FOR TEACHERS MATHS DAY- Friday 8th April

 A reminder to all parents that the school will be closed to students for a Maths Professional Development day held at AIS and involving AIS staff and other teachers.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Magic Card Disco for students and their families from our local schools will be held on Friday 1st April 6-00-8-30pm in the ‘old Walter Nash’ basketball area.  The invitation is also coming home today.

 

Happy, safe Easter to everyone - Ian Hastie, Principal