AIS News

Term 2 - Week 10 05 Jul 2018

AVALON INTERMEDIATE NEWSLETTER  05/07/2018

 

 

SCHOOL DATES

The end of term 2 is TOMORROW Friday 6th July finishing at 2.40pm.

Term 3 begins on Monday 23rd July at 8.45am.  Please note the earlier closing time of 2.40pm will continue for at least the first 2 weeks of term 3.

 

END OF TERM ASSEMBLY

Thank you all parents/caregivers who attended our assembly on Tuesday 3rd July. Congratulations to those students who received awards for their hard work over the past 10 weeks. The names of all award winners are included on the back of this newsletter. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents/caregivers for all the support you have given us throughout term 2. It has been very busy with many extra activities to cater for students learning; to all those parents/caregivers who have supported us at sports and other activities, again thank you.

 

POLYFEST

We were proud to see our Polyfest 2018 group performing on stage last night at Walter Nash. The group has spent a great deal of time practicing and preparing for the performance – this included lunchtimes and afterschool practices as well as regular sessions during the week. A special thank you to Julia Poasa, Jonas Malmanche and Jeremy Davis for working with our Polyfest group this year, our students are lucky to work alongside you. Also thanks to Ariana Te Whetu and Steph Lamborn for their help on the night.

 

LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Congratulations tothe winners of our end of term assembly gold card draw! There were some exciting prizes up for grabs – well done to you all. The following are our end of Term winners:

1. Fiona Rm 3 L earner/ Leader won an excellent headphone set

2. Georgina Rm 5 Learner / Leader won a mystery box

3. Jeremiah Rm 1 Attend won a World cup football

 

 

BEE VISIT

 

Finding the Varroa Cure for the Apiscope

Last Wednesday, five Room 1 students headed to South Karori to meet with Bee Expert John Randell, to discuss Varroa Mite. John is an experienced Bee Keeper and helped the students pull apart an apiscope to draw out the honey. The students also learned lots about Bee Keeping and some possible strategies to use to keep our hive healthy. All of Room 1 are missing their bees; they will be back in the spring!!!

SPORT

 

Interschool League Tournament – The team went to Ngati Toa Domain in Porirua on Wednesday to take part in the annual League tournament. The boys played with a huge amount of heart and team work, and represented the school very well. The team narrowly missed the semi-finals and finished mid-table

 

Waterpolo Results from last night: AIS won against St Bernadettes 9 to 2

Basketball – Term 3 starts on 25th July – till 26th September and we have 4 teams entered. We have also been able to purchase new Basketball singlets for next Term with help from a Stokes Valley Community Trust grant. We thank the Stokes Valley Community Trust for supporting us with the purchase of these singlets.

 

Netball – Term 3 starts on Saturday the 28th July and new game times for teams will be advised next term

 

STAFF LEAVING

We farewell two staff members from AIS at the end of term. Heather Pointon our long serving food teacher and Steph Lamborn from Room 4. We thank them both for all their efforts at AIS and wish them all the best for the future. We are still working through replacements for both positions.

 

AWARDS

 

Room 1 Tufaina Tagataese, Jeremiah Tiati-Nicholls

Room 2 Madasin Manhire, Sativa Taylor-Collis

Room 3 Maia Mihaka-Jones, Luke Mai

Room 4 Georgia Flood, Basel Al Konn

Room 5 Wiremu Williams, Keira Misepeka-Moss

Room 6 Iona Abella, Trean Harrison

Room 7 Marie Moses, Aaron Brinkley

Room 8 Tuulenana Oloitoa, Rebecca Rombel

Room 9 Serenity Tutahi, Jimi Green

Music/Film- Aasia Noanoa, Jasper Taito, Alapeta Malaki, Tuulenana Oloitoa Laifone Kamoto, Eunice Lenati

Art - Gar-Lar Mu, Matthew Burkhardt, Georgia Flood, Basel Al Konn, Keira Misipeka-Moss, Georgina Te Kira

Wood ­– Bonnie O’Meara, Tahsin Labiba, Bizhahn Lyttle, Niamh Sugrue, Paige Anderson, Sativa Taylor-Collis, Shanika O‘Donovan-Karangaroa

Multicraft- Santiago Rodriguez, Rishma Sheriideen, Sonia Tilau, Vinayak Narayan, Janay Lerm

Fabric- Isabella Candy, Jahvis Kumar, Fiona Varun, Daemon Iti-Adam,Hoani Campbell-Tapa, Nicholas Dennison

Food-Roseanna Sione, Iona Abella, Peace McElhaney, Marie Moses, Jasper Taito, Theophilus Getahun

TERM 3

It has been a reasonably positive term 2. Nearly all students have been engaged and working alongside teachers. Goal setting half year parent interviews give students something to aim for in terms 3 and 4. We expect all students to push themselves and work very hard at the start of term 3 so that we have an excellent 50 days learning.

BOOKFAIR

Thank you to those parents who came along and supported your childrens reading by purchasing books from the book fair. By doing this you have allowed the school to receive 32 books for the library.

 

Tots To Teens Magazine.

In case you don’t know us, Tots to Teens magazine is a free community parenting resource for Wellington families. A link to the new digital magazine is here https://readymag.com/TOTSTOTEENS/Wellington/. The latest issue of Tots to Teens is out, and we have a fantastic new phone and computer friendly digital version for parents to view.

DRAMA CLASSES

Find the light Drama; Kimihia te Aho is founded by Chantelle Brader and Tess Jamieson-Karaha. Both Professional actors and drama tutors. They are running weekly drama classes for children aged 6 - 18yrs. Come join a FREE TRIAL class on Tuesday 24th of July at the Moera Community Hall. The classes will run every Tuesday during the term. 10-12yrs 4-5pm

13-15yrs 5-6pm. Please contact Chantelle on 0226014191 to secure your spot.

 

 

 

To all our families have a happy, safe holiday break.  Keep up your

reading and use the Magic card for free swims and internet use! It is really important we use these cards so we don’t lose the privilege. See you all back at school on Monday July 23rd at 8:45!!

 

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**For those students who are interested the following programme is available at Walter Nash over the holidays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This article on Reducing Screen Time is important, especially the line regarding screens in bedrooms!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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