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Term 4 - Week 1 19 Oct 2017

    ‘CARING FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE

ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO SUCCEED’

 

 

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL –

NEWSLETTER NO. 32   19/10/17

 

                   

 

 

Welcome back to term 4 of 2017 – for the year 8 students it is your last term at Avalon Intermediate!!  Use our ACROSTIC – A :  ATTEND, V : VALUE, A :ASPIRE, L : LEARNER & LEADER, O : OUR PLACE, N :  NEVER GIVE UP in both your behaviour and engagement in learning.  Make the most of the final weeks leading up to the END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR ON 14TH DECEMBER at 12.15pm.

 

LABOUR WEEKEND

Monday 23rd October is celebrated as a holiday.  Therefore there will be no school next week until Tuesday 24th October

 

 

SCIENCE ROADSHOW

Yesterday and today students went down to Naenae Intermediate to participate in the science roadshow.  The cost is $5 per student so if your child has not paid this please could they bring it to school on Friday. The students have really enjoyed the roadshow.

Photo:    Rooms 1 and 3 asking questions

 

SUNHATS

All students must wear their school sunhat when outside.  These are available in two sizes in the school office for $15.  Please ensure your child’s sunhat is clearly named.  White marker pen or twink is usually successful. Most students should already have a sunhat!

 

STUDY CENTRE NEXT WEEK

With it being Labour weekend and a Monday holiday, Maths Study Centre will be Wednesday next week, literacy and environmental remain the same on Thursday afternoon.

HEALTH & SAFETY

If you have driven down High Street past AIS lately you may have noticed our school area is now a 40kph zone.  Please also adhere to our important notices on the pillars into the school drive restricting students being dropped off or collected between the times of 8.30am and 9am and 2.40am – 3.00pm  We ask you NOT TO DRIVE INTO THE SCHOOL DRIVEWAY BUT DROP YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN DOWN THE ROAD OR PERCY CAMERON STREET.

 

YEAR 7 2018 ENROLMENTS AT AVALON INTERMEDIATE

If you have a child coming to AIS next year and you haven’t already completed an enrolment form, we would appreciate you filling in one over the long weekend.

 

YEAR 8 2018 COLLEGE ENROLMENTS

All our year 8 students should be enrolled into a college for next year.  Colleges have a shorter term than we do therefore their classes and subjects need to be sorted as soon as possible for 2018.

 

ST JOHN EMERGENCY FIRST AIDER COURSE FOR YEARS 7 & 8

All classes will have a 90 minute session learning through demonstration the assessment of a patient using DRSABC (dangers, response, send for help, airway, breathing ,CPR)  and take appropriate action, appropriate responses for an unconscious patient and perform effective CPR and describing appropriate responses to a variety of situations requiring first aid. These are good life skill sessions for students.

 

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD AND LUCKLY GOLD CARD DRAW

Leah Kingi R7 was the winner of my principal’s award for excellent tennis representation and coming 5th out of 22.  Rangimarama Mariu R3 won the gold card draw for A – ATTEND – attending to my learning.   I hope you enjoy your bouncing!!!

 

TERM 4 LEARNING AND EVENTS.

This is a very short term (after this week only 38 school days) and obviously a very important one for all students. The first four weeks of term will be really focused on testing and seeing how much students have improved from half year. Students can still through hard work improve – they need to make all their learning the focus especially over these first weeks. Teachers are also very busy and report writing will begin after week 4 – it is really helpful if all students come to school organized,   ready to learn with a positive attitude!

 

Dates to note: Student First Aid Learning 30th – 1st November

                Cricket and Badminton – coached sport throughout term 4.

                Band Performances – 27th/31st October

                Interschool Basketball 1st November

                Testing week for students starts 6th November

                School Trip to Wainuiomata Pools – 30th November

                End of Year Assembly 4th December

                Reports out to families 11th December

                Year 8 Formal Dinner at Upper Hutt Cossie Club 13th December

                Last day for school Thursday 14th December at 12.15pm.

SPORT

Badminton: From early November we are offering 3 x 45 minute sessions of badminton lessons from the Development Office Badminton Hutt Valley to be held in the school hall on Wednesdays.

 

Cricket:  From late October we are offering 4 x 45 minute sessions of cricket from the Taita Cricket Club on the AstroTurf. 

 

Lunchtime Sports:  Photo - Room 9 vs Room 6 in the tug of war

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAINUIOMATA FUN DAY OUT

Accompanying this newsletter is a letter re our whole school ‘swim’ day.  This takes place on 30th November and only costs each student $5.00. per student.

 

SCHOOL PARENT/CAREGIVER SWIMMING PROGRAMME FEEDBACK FORM

This feedback form is also accompanying the newsletter.  We would appreciate your filling it out please and returning it to class teachers.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

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