AIS News

Week 8 Newsletter 23 Mar 2017



It was very positive to see parents/caregivers with their child last night for our goal setting interviews.  We see these interviews as a most important connection between home and school and it has proved beneficial to students for their parents/caregivers to meet their teacher and discuss their learning.  We know some of you could not make last night but teachers will be in contact with you to reschedule a suitable time. 


All permission forms must be been received by tomorrow.  We need the numbers of students attending to organise our food needs and activities.  A reminder that the camp is being subsidized by the BOT and the cost is $30.  All students must have camp paid for by the 31st March at the latest to attend.  We would appreciate earlier payment to help our financial planning for the camps.   All families who pay by AP and have sent their child’s permission form to school have had the $30 automatically deducted from their bank account.  Please remember the parent/caregiver meeting for both Apirana and Hillary Camps camp to be held next Wednesday 29th at 6.30pm in the hall.

A reminder POOR CHOICES AROUND BEHAVIOUR will exclude students from being invited.


We naturally have the expectation next Monday all our students will be in clean, correct uniform for our school photos.  Envelopes/order forms have been sent home, they must be returned by tomorrow.  A reminder – the envelopes go straight to L C Scott.



As you are aware the Taita/Stokes Valley CoL and the Naenae CoL are working side by side as Communities of Learning.  There are 18 schools in both CoL’s.  Dave Appleyard from Rata Street is the appointed leader for the Naenae CoL and Ian Hastie from AIS has been appointed leader of the Taita/Stokes Valley CoL.  Dave and Ian will be working closely together with all CoL schools as achievement challenges and structures are set up over the next two years.  We envisage it will be business as usual at AIS.




Congratulations to Nikki Kiwha R2 the winner of the Principal’s award and Nabilah Amundi R5 who won the lucky gold card draw card. Both girls won these awards for L of the ACROSTIC – attending to their learning.  You are both worthy of this win!


Turbo Touch: The final session with Taita College will take place tomorrow at Walter Nash for invited year 8s.   We appreciate Taita College’s input. We will walk them down.

Inter School Athletics:  these will be held on Wednesday 29th March at Newtown Park, Wellington for selected teachers.

School Cross Country: Congratulations to the following students who finished 1st – 3rd in each category.

                               1st                               2nd                                3rd

Yr 7 Girls:     Abby Revell R3             Gay La R9               Sarbrenica Greenfield R6

Yr 7 Boys:     Fletcher Troke R7       Noah Pikari R5         Boston Doherty R3

Yr 8 Girls:     Killarney Howsan R7    Tiana McKinnon R9   Hakeen Aminudeen R1

Yr 8 Boys:     Mana Dudley R9,         Liam Carroll R6,        Reyse Borell R6




We are currently sorting who actually has a Magic Card and who needs to apply for one.  If teachers could sight each student’s card we would be able to act on those who require one. Could all students who have one bring it in so that you can be marked off the list.  Thank you.


AVALON PARK EXPO – PLEASE GO ALONG AND SEE WHAT THEY OFFER – this is a good family day (wet weather will see it transferred to Walter Nash).

Fitness classes, Fitness suites, Volleyball, Roller Derby, Tchoukball, Cricket, BMX, Football, Toshinkan Kendo, Ki o Rahi, Fencing and Rugby League








This important workshop is for everyone in our community, groups, organisations, families and individuals.  It will put a plan in place for helping each other after a significant earthquake and develop ideas to strengthen and build resilience in Taita and Pomare.  Wednesday 5th April at 6.00pm in the Pomare Community Centre.  BBQ and drinks provided.


LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS: Holiday Programme for Children from 5 years-13 years. Supported by HVTA

Dates:   Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April, 2017. (Wet or fine)

Venue: Mitchell Park (Mitchell Street, Lower Hutt)

If wet the programme will be held in the squash courts.

Timetable:      11.00am-12.00 noon-   Girls from 9 years +

                       1.00pm-2.00 pm-         Boys from 9 years +

Cost:  $33-00 for the 3 days.  Money to be paid on the first day.

Registration:  Contact Gary Nelson –Ph. 5897178 or Email -

Note: Enrolments must be received by- Wednesday 12 April, 2017.

EARLY ENROLMENT is advised as this programme is very popular and the first 12 enrolments in each age group will be accepted.

Ian Hastie, Principal




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