AIS News

Term 2 - Week 7 14 Jun 2018

NEWSLETTER  NO. 17 -  14/06/18



We have 3 weeks left in Term 2 and a great deal to cover around learning as well as meetings, sports and Polyfest. It is important that all students are organised around school. Arriving on time every day, full uniform, lunch, homework completed, also focused and positive alongside their teacher and their learning. High standards are the norm at AIS and we always try to work alongside students and families to maintain them. We appreciate all the support we are receiving from families in helping us achieve this.



* Monday 18th June        New School Bus run starts a notice has been sent home

                                            with bus students. Please note that the bus leaves 20

                                            minutes earlier in the morning so students need to be

                                            aware of the new times. This will take time to embed in.

* Monday 18th June        Open day for Year 6 students from Tawhai, Taita Central

                                            & Rata Street

* Tuesday 19th June      OPEN NIGHT for prospective parents and 2019 students

* Wednesday 20th          All Year 8 Students visiting Taita College

* Friday 22nd June  Reports sent home. They will be discussed at the

                                             parent/teacher/student interviews the following week

                                            26th and 28th June

* Friday 29th June           Early finish at AIS due to Teachers paid union meeting




Booking forms for these interviews are attached to this newsletter. They can either be made online ( or using the paper form attached. Confirmation slip interview, booked through paper forms will be sent home once an interview is booked. You can also ring Leanne or Michele in the office to make a booking.  A book fair will be held in the Arts Block both nights at the time of the interviews. Please come along and have a look at what is available. Note: No study centre on Tuesday 26th June and Thursday 28th June because of these interviews.



Taita College is our local College and Karen Morgan from Taita College visited today to talk to our Year 8 students. We are accepting enrolment forms at the office from our Year 8’s for Taita College in 2019.



PAID UNION MEETING – Friday 29th June 2018

The Primary Teachers Union (NZEI) have a Paid Union Meeting on the afternoon of Friday 29th June which most of our teachers need to attend. AIS will close at 1:00pm on this day. The school bus run will pick students up at this earlier time. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause. Contact the school office, if you are unable to make suitable arrangements for your child as we have some staff remaining onsite with the Principal.


POLYFEST 2019 WALTER NASH CENTRE (Wednesday 4th July)

Tickets are limited so please get in quick to purchase – it will be an outstanding week of student performances and well worth seeing. $5 each from the office.  A separate newsletter was sent home yesterday for students who are in our AIS Polyfest group – please ensure your child has returned the permission slip by Friday 15th June if they are able to perform.



Representative Teams – Congratulations to the following students who made the Hutt Valley Rep teams for Rugby: Zion van Nistelrooy, Fletcher Troke and Alofa Tofa made the U13 team and Wesley Faitele made the U12 Hutt Valley team.  Well done also to Estha Simi-Sikuea who made the Hutt Valley Y8 netball team. It is fantastic to see Avalon Intermediate students performing so well at representative level.


Inter-school Cross Country was unfortunately cancelled however our students went to Newlands Intermediate to participate in a friendly run with other schools. There will be another run for our top 2 placegetters in each grade later in June.


Waterpolo Results from last night: The waterpolo team played Hutt Intermediate B and won 10-8.


Basketball Results from last night:

AIS Chieftains v  Maidstone 2

Won 64 - 14

AIS Pendants v St Orans 2 

Won 46 - 10

AIS Pharaohs v TAWKKM Keriana

Lost 4 - 25

AIS Servals v HIBS Buccaneers

Won 26 -21


Netball this week’s draw                             Results from last saturday

AIS 1 vs Hutt D

Lost 16-21 to Chilton

AIS 2 vs Muritai 1

Lost 6-13 to Sacred Heart 1

AIS 3 vs St P & P 4

Won 6-2 over WIS 4


Inter School Boys Hockey:
The boys hockey team travelled to the National Hockey Stadium in Newtown on Wednesday to play in the Intermediate Schools Tournament.  The weather was not ideal but the boys had fun and it was great to see them supporting each other throughout the day.

Inter School Girls Hockey: The Girls are playing in their tournament today.





Netball Hutt Valley are offering netball skill sessions daily in the first week of the July School Holidays (9-13 July). Suitable for players of all experience levels and a great way to keep active in the school holidays.  Sessions are held indoors at the Walter Nash Centre and led by experienced coaches.  Most players enrol for the whole week as different skills are covered each day, however you can choose to register for only part of the week.  

Age Group


Full Week rate

Daily rate

Year 7-10





Registration in advance is required to ensure there are enough coaches for each age group.  Please register here for Year 3-10:  Contact if you have any questions.



Last week’s Gold card draw was won by Siena Crook from Room 2 for Aspiring in class. This week’s Principal’s award was won by Wiremu Williams from Room 5, keep up the good work!



A great time was had on Tuesday night at the Disco organized by the Rangitira. The theme for the night was Superstars, thanks to those who dressed up and won spot prizes. The Rangitira are looking forward to hopefully organizing another disco in Term 3.



Matariki Night Market

This is on tomorrow night 4:30 – 7:00pm at Pomare School. There will be Arts and crafts, entertainment, food stalls and much more.







Over the last two weeks the Year 8 girls have taken part in  a two day self defence course run by the Womes Self Defence Network – Wahine Toa.  This programme has been offered to our students in the past and we have received more positive feedback from this year’s students.













Ian Hastie, Principal




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