NEWSLETTER NO. 29 : 22/9/16 22 Sep 2016

 

     AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

    NEWSLETTER NO. 29 :    22/9/16

 

 

SCHOOL FINISHES AT THE ‘NORMAL’ TIME OF 2.50PM ON FRIDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER.

TERM 4 STARTS ON MONDAY 10TH OCTOBER.

Students have 48 days of learning ahead of them and the expectation is that all students

 will work hard, work positively and make the most of their learning time.

 

END OF TERM 3

Thank you to our families who supported the school by attending the assembly yesterday. Congratulations go our class and technology award winners.  You are working and behaving within our acrosticATTEND,  VALUE,  TO ASPIRE,  LEADER & LEARNER,  OUR PLACE AND NEVER GIVE UPWe are proud of you and you can be proud of yourselves too.

CLASS AWARDS

Room 2:  Kararaina Waipoui & Kyra Ambrose

Room 3 : Jason Scanlon & Tupou Mulikihaamea

Room 4 : Naomi Masson & Keahn Blackbourn

Room 5 : Jacinta PoChing & Keiva Ralph

Room 6:  Suhur Mahamud & Iraria Ryan

Room 7:  Killarney Howsan & Fou Utulolo

Room 8 : Tayla Holes & Taimana Taylor

Room 9 : Ashlyn Chandra & Hunter Robinson

 

TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

Foods:  Chaquita King-Fuimanono R2 & Alex Hurtado-

            Andrades R7

Fabric:  Ariana Tauakume R9 & Thanaz Thazleem R9

Visual Art: Raven Tusa R4 & Natalya Asiata R9

Multicraft:  Thomas Mathew R3 & Naomi Faauli R2

Music:  Juliet Mawi R6 & Tenayah Opa R7

Wood:  Mya Kaden R3 & Taylar Holes R8

 

To the lucky gold card prize winners we congratulate you also:  Juliet Mawi R6, Phoenix Aranui R9, Destiny Persigas R8 and Therese Garcia R6.  Thank you to Amazon, Dialled Trampoline Park and MindLab for the prizes.

 

Avalon Intermediate promotes their ACROSTIC both for our student’s learning and their behaviour.  Most of our students are on board with this but there is still a handful who are not working to their goals nor showing the behaviour which is expected from a young adult. 

 

ROTARY CLUB VISIT LAST TUESDAY

 

Thanks to our leaders for doing a fantastic job with our Rotary visitors.  They really enjoyed seeing our school site as well as interacting with our students through activities.

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Wihiria, Killarney, Cassidy and Tayne with Josh (behind)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM - REMINDER

ALL students need to wear the correct shoes with black or white socks, school shorts and school polo top with a school sweatshirt top – NO exceptions.  Can all students please make the effort over the holidays to start term 4 with the correct uniform.  Note:  school hats are enforced for terms 1 & 4 so if it is not at school get your hat out of the drawer and check your name is clearly visible!

 

TECHNOLOGY FEES/OTHER FEES

We will be chasing up unpaid fees early in term 4.  Technology fees are compulsory as are some sports fees.  Can all families please check with the school and make sure that all fees are paid.

 

FAREWELL TO A STAFF MEMBER

We farewell Truida Otto a teacher aide who has been a teacher aide at Avalon Intermediate for nearly 5 years.  She has brought many skills to her position;  thank you for all your hard work Truida and our best wishes for your new job.

 

WELLINGTON VS TARANAKI – SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER

The tickets have gone out to the students who wrote letters as to why they should get 4 tickets.  Well done those students – enjoy the game with your family.  The last remaining 10 went to names called out randomly.

 

DAY LIGHT SAVING

Put your clocks FORWARD on Sunday 25th September to welcome in daylight saving.

 

EVENTS NEXT TERM

4th October           BOT meeting

21st October         Great Kiwi morning tea

26th October         EPRO8 Challenge – 2 teams

4th November        World of Maths Roadshow $5 per child

9th November        Pasifika Festival at Newlands Intermediate

13th November       Battle of the Bands

14/15/16               Hutt Science Show

15th November:      BOT Meeting

24th October:        Labour Day holiday

26th – 30th  November   EOTC day trips plus whole school visits Wainuiomata pool. Approx cost per student $15.

9th December  Reports go home

12th December       Yr7 parent interviews

13th December       Y8 Leavers Dinner

8th December        End of year final assembly

15th  December      School closes at 12.15pm  

 

SPORTS

Final Basketball Results:  Yr 8 girls came 3rd,  Yr 8 boys came 6th and Yr 7 boys came 3rd in the competition.

You showed good sportsmanship and good manners. WOW! Thank you Leanne Kepa for coaching the Yr 7 boys.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Hutt Valley Dodgers Softball Club: Registration Saturday 24th September at 9.30 - 12 noon at Avalon Rugby Club for all students wanting to play softball. 

Walter Nash Centre Holiday Programme: they are offering  on the 26th basketball, 27th Ki O Rahi, 28th Fencing, 29th Cricket.  Contact the Stadium for more details.

 

Have a good holiday break and come back refreshed ready for term 4.      Ian Hastie, Principal