AIS News

Term 1 - Week 7 16 Mar 2018

NEWSLETTER   NO. 7 15/03/18

 

PAID UNION MEETING REMINDER – EARLY FINISH

A reminder that on Wednesday 21st March there is a paid union meeting being held at AIS for teachers. It is important that our teachers attend this meeting; therefore students will have an early finish that day at 1:45pm. The school buses to Taita and Stokes Valley will leave AIS at 1:45pm. We apologise for this inconvenience that this will cause, if you are unable to organise alternative care for your child, please contact the school office and speak with Leanne or Michele on 5677453.

Literacy Study Centre will not be on next Wednesday because of the early finish.

 

KIDSCAN JACKETS

Last week we handed out free black Warriors jackets to students who needed a raincoat. KidsCan has provided these jackets and we are very fortunate to be able to supply students with these as we head into the colder months. If your child received a jacket, please check that they have named it and that they wear it to school when it is cold and/or raining. It is also very important that the students who were given the jackets wear them; they cannot be given to other family members. If your child does not have a raincoat and did not receive one, please contact either Michele or Leanne in the school office. We would like to take this opportunity to again thank KidsCan for their ongoing support to Avalon Intermediate.

ATHLETICS DAY 2018

We had a fantastic day at AIS yesterday with students participating in our Athletics events. This included discus, shot put, vortex, long jump, high jump and the 100 and 200m races. It was great to see students pushing themselves, supporting each other and contributing to our positive school culture. Well done to Mr Crafts for organising a successful event. A big thanks to the 8 students from Year 11 at Taita College, who came to work alongside teachers and help our students at each event. It was great to see ex-Avalon students back at our school and giving back to our community. They certainly helped to lift the school spirit and dominated the infamous relay race between the fastest class v staff team. Thank you also to the whanau who came along on the day to support their children.

 

FUNDRAISING FOR FLOYD

Congratulations to the AIS students for fundraising $250 for Floyd, the Hutt City Council dog which works in schools to teach junior students how to be safe around animals.  The mufti day we held last Friday and the sausage sizzle which the Rangatira organised at Athletics Day were very successful. Thank you everyone for your support – our koha for Floyd will be appreciated.

  

PRINCIPAL’S AWARD

Congratulations to JJ Malama from Rm 9 for an outstanding performance at Literacy Study Centre this week. JJ stepped into the role as a pirate with passion and his performance was outstanding!

GOLD CARD

Congratulations to Jordan Leef for winning the gold card draw this week!

 

TECHNOLOGY FEES

Have you paid the $20 technology fee for Term 1? A reminder that this fee needs to be paid as soon as possible.  Alternatively you can pay $80 for Technology fees for the year. Please contact the office if you need further information.

 

SCIENCE NEWS

Joan Makisi is currently placed at Zealandia Karori Sanctuary in Wellington. She has been learning about some of the amazing projects set in place to enable the sanctuary to be restored back to how it was before humans arrived in the area. She is working alongside science researchers and science educators to learn about ways to effectively look after our native and endemic birds, plants and reptiles.  Mrs Makisi is loving the bush walks, bird counting, bio-blitz events, school group tours, leaning about weed control, baiting and trapping systems and taking tissue samples for DNA analysis. 

TECHNOLOGY/ARTS PROGRAMME

Next week our students will move to the next Technology/Arts class and begin a new rotation. It has been great to see students learning about the design cycle in these rooms and making the most of the opportunities to create. Our class sizes in these rooms are approximately 11 students!  A fantastic learning experience for our students.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

 

TUMEKE TAITA IS ON THIS SATURDAY 10am to 3pm

 

 

Ian Hastie

Principal

 

 

 

 

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