NO. 11 5/5/16 05 May 2016


  NO. 11   5/5/16



The election nomination forms for FIVE parent representatives have been posted together with a covering letter.    You can nominate yourself!  If you need any help please ring the returning officer Leanne Thompson on 5677 453.  The nomination form must be received by Avalon Intermediate Office by noon on 20th May 2016. 

(A letter has been sent home today outlining this)


                                          TERM 2 PROGRAMME

We welcome all students back for another very busy term.  The term ends Friday July 8th, with Queen’s Birthday on Monday 6th June.  Students have 49 days of learning ahead of them.  We expect all students to maximise these learning days: the following will be covered this term

v  Maths – Fractions, Decimals & Percentages, Proportions & Ratios,


v  Literacy – Discussions and Character Description

v  Topic – Conflict and Resolution – What does this mean? How do we

v   Resolve?

v  PE/Sport – Large Ball skills  aligned to many sports.

                                   Winter Sports and Inter-school sports will also keep many students busy.  Both basketball on Wednesday nights and netball on Saturdays will require students to be very organized both for practices and games.  The expectation is that all students will be available to practice and play. These sports are in our catchment area (Taita Courts/Walter Nash).  All AIS students need to represent the school very positively at all times.

Inter-school sport this term is 7s Rugby, Cross Country, Boys and Girls Hockey, Aerobics and Rugby League, a very full schedule!



Paascalino Schaller is sadly moving overseas later in the term for two terms.  We are hopeful that he will return to AIS for the start of term 4.  Paasca teaches music two mornings a week.  We will obviously be replacing Paasca over this period;  I will keep you informed regarding this. We wish him all the best while overseas and thank him for all his great work with our students


With the colder weather now on its way it is important that all students

continue to wear correct, clean school uniform with the correct low cut trainers.  AIS is all about setting high standards – it only takes 1 or 2 to make the standard drop.  Remember all uniform must be clearly named please. Also do not wear coloured T-shirts under Polo Shirts – only black and white are acceptable under the T-shirts.



As we continue on our sports journey with students term 2 will see us working with coaches for rugby and netball.  Scott Walldran (Avalon Rugby) and Lynnette (Hutt Netball) will shortly be working with our students and teachers giving them high quality coaching sessions.  We aim to transfer these coaching sessions into our daily PE sessions and classroom learning.



A reminder that all AIS students should have magic cards for local libraries and pools.  It is important that all students are using the Magic Card regularly.  The Taita Centre and Clubhouse are great resources for our students and I remind parents/caregivers again that we want students using these facilities regularly and appropriately to give our students extra opportunities to learn.


SPORT- Basketball Draw 11/5/2016

AIS Saints  5.10  Court 5               AIS Simba  4.35pm  Court 2



Jade Kaden-Delany R9 & Ariana Tauakume R 9  jointly won the principals award for  L – LEARNERS  & LEADERS. Finnan Ralph R7  was the winner of the gold card draw for A - ASPIRE – (aspiring to do his best). Well done!!



Hutt Valley Benefit Impact Week 10th – 13th May at St Joseph’s Church, 1 Pine Street, Upper Hutt 10am – 4pm. Are you on a Work & Income Benefit? Are you receiving your correct entitlements? Do you have questions about the benefit(s) you receive? Do you want someone to listen to your concerns? Do you need someone to advocate for you with Work & Income? Info:  529 8108

Vision Active is a free After School; Care for primary and intermediate schools at the Walter Nash Centre at 3pm – 5pm.  (Please note staff are not responsible for children’s arrival and departure.  Sign in and registration is required) Info:  Waikaremoana Manahi 939 8347.

Ian Hastie, Principal