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NEWSLETTER NO. 14 - 18/5/17 18 May 2017

    ‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCEED’

 

 

SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 14 - 18/5/17

 

                  

 

Week 3 of Term 2 is almost completed which leaves 35 days of learning ahead for students.  We are pushing for excellence from all. For this to happen all students need to be organised, at school ready to participate to do their utmost.  It is a busy term, some students still need to participate to lift their game and make sure the learning and getting better is the priority;  for AIS to be the best, everyone has to be at their best!

 

COMING TO SCHOOL ON TIME, WARM & DRY

There are too many students arriving late to school with the excuse of ‘slept in’.  We understand from time to time things do happen which make students late but a lot of it is simply not getting up in time.  The first bell goes at 8.45am so all students must be in their class.  Coming in late not only disturbs the class but loses valuable learning time.  Please can all parents/caregivers support their child by making sure they are leaving home in plenty of time and have their jackets now the winter has arrived.  We are discussing with students the concept of being the ‘very best’ numbers of students arriving late does not meet that goal. 

 

Diary reminders:

THREE WAY PARENT/CAREGIVER, TEACHER/STUDENT MID YEAR CONFERENCE

Wednesday 29th June 2.00pm – 8.00pm.  Thursday 2.40pm-5.20pm. The interviews will be 20mins

JOHN PARSONS CYBERSAFETY EVENING FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

Wednesday 14th June at 7pm in our school hall.  John will be a school throughout the day talking to students and staff.  The evening session is for parents/caregivers;  we will also be opening this session up to our contributing schools.

NASA HAS LANDED!!

A ‘close’ encounter for some of our AIS students with two special guests from NASA thanks to the Space and Science Festival.

This was held at the Walter Nash Stadium.

 

 

LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Congratulations to Isabelle Elliot from Room1 for winning the Gold Card draw – O.  Isabelle has been looking after Our Place

 

SPORT

Results: Basketball:

Yr 7 boys had a close game but went down 23-24 to Hutt Intermediate.  The Yr 8 boys had a solid win this week shutting out HIBS in the 2nd half 43-9.

The  girls had a bye this week.

 

 

Christian Thompson R1 protecting the ball from HIB’s defence.

 

 

     

Rugby 7’s:  After all the practices for all 3 teams it was unfortunate that the Rugby 7’s were postponed, then cancelled today.  This has happened a few times in the past.  I think you will agree the right decision was made!  Thanks to Ti Watson and Simon Flockton for all their training work.

 

DENTAL VAN

The Bee Healthy van is now at school.   All students will have their teeth checked.

 

SHOW AT SCHOOL

Bernard Mangakahia gave the students a fabulous show yesterday called ‘Mana the Spirit of Polynesnia’.  He told the students about their ‘mana’ believing in themselves, their family and their dreams of the future.  He was very inspiring and gave them a lot of think about.

 

PROPERTY UPGRADE

We are currently having our sick bay/special needs service, toilet area upgraded.  We envisage that the job will be finished in two weeks.  The disruption to students has been minimal.

 

OPEN EVENING FOR YEAR 7 2018 STUDENTS

Please could you tell any friends who would be interested in enrolling their child for 2018 we have an Open Evening on 29th June at 7pm in our school hall. 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Taita Clubhouse’s 2nd Birthday:  Nau Mai Piki Mai Ki Te Ra Whanau:  Come and celebrate with us on Wednesday 31st May 5pm-7pm including:  kai, music, showcase and film.

Aqua Beat at H2O xtream:  Friday 26th May 7-10pm in Upper Hutt.  Info 527 2133 or www.h20xtream.com. Free slides, live DJ, spot prizes/spa/inflatables.

 

CIVIL DEFENCE

We have installed 2 x 200 litre water tanks for any emergencies.  We have basic food should there be an occasion where students need to stay at school but if you child requires special diet  food please provide them with a non perishable kit to keep at school. 

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

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