AIS News

Term 2 - Week 5 30 May 2019

NEWSLETTER Term 2 Week 5 - 30/5/19

SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK The students have been learning some Samoan language over this week. Here are five words for you: Talofa lava – hello, Tofa – goodbye, Fa’afetai – thank you, Fa’aaloalo – respect, Manuia le aso – have a good day


NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES The BOT Elections have been completed and because we received 5 parent and 1 staff nominations we are not required to go to vote. We welcome back some existing BOT members and are delighted to welcome to the Board two new trustees. Regan Carroll a parent of a current AIS student and Teresa Garner a parent of a Year 6 student’s coming to AIS in 2020. We are delighted to have 2 new trustees coming on board to work with our 3 experienced members. The new board is Kevin Thickett, Alicia Wharewera, Helen Van der Raaij, Regan Carroll, Teresa Garner, Joan Makisi (staff Rep) and myself. The first meeting of the new board is Tuesday 18th June at 7:30pm.

INFORMATION EVENING FOR YEAR 2020 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS On Tuesday 18th June we are holding an Open Night for those families who are interested in enrolling their child for the 2020 year. It begins in our school hall at 6.30pm with visits to classrooms. We are also inviting any students from schools other than our 4 contributing schools to an Open Day on Tuesday 18th June to take part in lessons and get a feel for what we do at Avalon Intermediate School. If you know of anyone who would be interested please pass on this information or ask them to ring the school at 5677 453.

HUTTFEST 2020 WALTER NASH CENTRE (3rd and 4th July) This takes place the week of 1st – 5th July with different groups performing each night and during the day. AIS will be performing Wednesday 4th July, Tickets are now available from our front office and the cost is $5.00 each. Tickets are limited, so please purchase these quickly – it is well worth seeing! G

OLD CARD This week’s gold card draw was shared with our Year 6 visitors. Congratulations to the following students from Tawhai School and Pomare Schools: Jade won a soccer ball, Keira won a basketball, and Blessing won a Volleyball. Congratulations also to Siaosi from Room 2 who won a Rugby Ball for Our Place- he picked up rubbish blown on to the road during the block run. The Principal Award went to Quentin Howsan for excellent Cross Country Running.

STRIKE DAY Thank you everyone for your support regarding the strike yesterday. We do not take this action lightly but obviously we all have concerns regarding where education is at and what the future holds. We like you, would like this industrial action resolved.

TOUGH GUY & GIRL Nine students represented AIS last Thursday at the yearly mud run in Wainuiomata. It was a tough 3km course of hills, tunnels, cargo nets & of course mud. We had loads of competitive fun, with four students winning spot prizes. A special mention goes out to Janelle Hawkins who showed true Avalon manaakitanga by carrying a smaller junior student through the waist high water to finish the race. A great morning was had by all.

THE MELODIC LIFE WITH THE NZSO A group of students had the opportunity to learn about melody whilst enjoying themes from Star Wars to Bernstein’s Overture to Candide with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra today at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. It was narrated by Mark Hadlow and the students thoroughly enjoyed it.

SPORT Basketball Results from last night: Year 8 Boys vs Wainuiomata lost 39 - 30 Year 8 Girls vs Wainuiomata lost 23-12 Year 7 Boys vs Naenae lost 24-18 Year 7 Girls have a BYE this week Netball Results from Saturday: Ferns vs Wainuiomata lost 26 – 18 Player of the Day Alapeta Diamonds vs Hutt won 19 – 3 Player of the day Sanomiya Magics vs Muritai lost 24 – 8 Player of the day Alazae

There is NO NETBALL this Saturday due to the long weekend.

UPCOMING EVENTS: 4th June Interschool Cross Country Harcourt Park (Rainout 7th) 11th June

Open Day Naenae College 11th June

Contributing schools Year 6 visit Taita Central

12th and 13th June Interschool Hockey (Boys 12th, Girls 13th ) 18th June Contributing schools

Year 6 visit Koraunui 18th June

Open Evening for Year 6 Parents 12th June

Open day Taita College for Year 8 students

12th June Open Evening Taita College

26th and 27th June Parent Teacher Student meetings

Week of 24th June is Book Fair. Parents can view while at Parent Interviews Ian Hastie, Principal




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