NEWSLETTER NO. 24 – 18/8/16 18 Aug 2016





Please note this begins for all students next MONDAY and is being subsidized by the BOT.  All students travel to the SV Pool by bus.  It is important that all students have paid this $20 by Friday.  Many cannot swim well and this programme could well be a life saver for some students in the future.  We need the remaining permission slips and $20 by Friday please!!!!


                                   CLASSROOM MEETINGS FOR TERM 3

Notices accompany this newsletter about the Term 3 classroom meetings which take place on MONDAY 29TH

FOR ROOMS 2, 4, 6 & 8 and TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST FOR ROOMS 3, 5, 7 & 9 BETWEEN 6.00PM AND 7.00PM.


                            TAITA COLLEGE ENROLMENT FORMS FOR 2017

The College has requested our parents/caregivers get their enrolment forms in for Taita College 2017 by

 Wednesday 31st August at the latest.  This will enable the College to arrange interviews on the 7th &

 8th September.  Because of the slow post please could you drop them into the Taita College  office or

Avalon Intermediate School office.


                                  DVDS FOR POLYFEST  (Message from Koraunui School)

Sorry, there has been a delay in producing the DVDS as the production company has gone into liquidation

so the producers are finding a new company to produce the DVS.  It is not too late to order yours, through

Koraunui  School.


                                             SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

Kids Can have donated to our school some school shoes, winter jackets and sundry medical supplies.  This

 is a very generous gesture and we appreciate those people involved who have made this possible.

Judith Miller, our Specialist teacher, who made and iced horse-shaped cookies to sell to the staff.

for Riding for the Disabled.  We have students involved in Riding for the Disabled. Great effort JudithJ

Kiwibank (per Angela Blair – Regional Manager, Wellington) for a very generous donation of 3 chrome books

 and 3 printers! Wow – they will be a great bonus for our students’ learning. 



Our weekly Thursday newsletter is an important way of connecting home and school.  For this reason we are ‘pushing’ students to ensure their parents/caregivers receive these newsletters.  The winning family of the return draw of a $100 Pak ‘n’ Save voucher is the family of Nikki Kiwha,   R2.  Great win Nikki !  Thank you to all families who did return the slip for the lucky draw.



We remind parents/caregivers from Monday the 29th August the school will return to the ‘normal’ closing time of 2.50pm.  We will repeat this message in next week’s newsletter.



Sports Fest: teams went to  Kilbirnie yesterday to take part in the Wellington Regional Sports Fest which included Turbo Touch, Kiwi Volley Ball, Basketball, Water Polo and Netball.

Turbo Touch Girls runner up, Boys came 4th, Volley Ball Girls and Boys came 3rd, the Basketball Boys came 4th

Netball Girls and Boys lost 3 and won 2 games and Waterpolo came 3rd and secured a place in the Upper Hutt competition  at Naenae Pool for the next week.  Good sportsmanship was shown by all students.



Wellington Winter Swimming Championships:


We congratulate Charlotte More for an outstanding effort at this championship last weekend.  Charlotte ended up with 6 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals – a fantastic effort Charlotte…bring on Tokyo. 

 Well done.







This happens on a Tuesday for Maths and Thursday afternoon for Literacy and Environmental.  If your child is down to attend it is vital that s/he does get there.  The extra learning has proven to be very beneficial for students.



On Monday the Vision specialist from Regional Public Health came to test the vision of the Year 7 students;  she also caught up on some year 8 students who missed out last year.  You will be notified if there is any concern from the testing.


                                                                 COMMUNITY NOTICES

Cricket at Stokes Valley Cricket Club: junior registration for years 0 – 8.  See our Facebook page to register online or come to SV Cricket Clubrooms, Delaney Park, Saturday 17th September 10am – 12 noon.  All gear is provided by the club, subs $40 pp for soft ball grades, $50 for hard ball grades.  Extra child from same family $25 each.

Info:  Julie 021 1387581 or email


Ian Hastie, Principal