AIS News

Term 2 - Week 4 15 Aug 2019

NEWSLETTER TERM 3 WEEK 4         15/08/2019


Kia ora e te whanau! Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou.

We are nearly half way through the term and our learning programme is well underway. Our school languages programme began last week, we have had lots of class trips to places all over Wellington and we are looking forward to our swimming lessons starting in Week 6. Thank you to our two students Zac McElhaney and Montana Tuitama who have written our trip reviews in the newsletter this week.



Reminder that all technology fees up to and including Term 3 should now be paid. The cost is $20 per term and covers the take home portion of technology. Thank you if you have already paid this, if not please arrange for payment to be made for your child. The cost for our school camp in Term 4 is $40. We want all of our students to come to camp; it is usually the highlight of the year!



We beginning our planning for 2020 classes and learning support programmes. If you have a child who is in Year 6 who will be coming to AIS next year, please return the enrolment form to our office. Thank you to lots of families who have already done this – it is exciting to see so many younger siblings coming through! We will send a reminder letter out to the families of Year 8 students who are not yet enrolled in a college. The colleges are also in the process of organising classes and would like these in now.



We are reviewing our mihi whakatau processes and would appreciate any input and/or feedback from our whanau and community. At Avalon Intermediate we welcome special guests to our school and all new staff and students at the beginning of the year with a mihi whakatau. Our mihi whakatau takes the place of a powhiri, which we reserve for when we are at a marae. Please contact me at school if you are able to help and or want to share your thoughts and feedback.










Last week Rm 5 went on a World of Waste tour to Silverstream Landfill, Earthlink, McCauleys Metals and the Dowse Museum. Chloe was our guide and she showed us around all of these locations. My favourite part of the day was when we watched the claw at McCauley’s metal pick up a shipping container! I enjoyed watching it pick up large pieces of metal and drop it onto the scrap metal pile. By Zac, Rm 5

Thank you to the Hutt City Council for providing this learning opportunity to our students!


We have some spare uniform available for students who do not have a school jersey and/or a polo top. We have given out a lot of these over the past 2 weeks to students who have misplaced their school jerseys and are wearing hoodies to school instead. I’ve reminded our students that it is important that they wear the correct uniform to school and that they wear it with pride. If your child does not have all of the school uniform that they need, contact either myself or the office and we will do our best to support you with this. If you have any school uniform that your child no longer fits, please drop it to our school office so we can wash them and redistribute if needed.  We have KidsCan Warrior rain jackets and shoes available for any students who need them, there is no cost and we want them to be used. Contact the office if you would like more information about this.











Yesterday Room 8 went on the railway safety trip to Wellington. We caught the train from Wingate station and went into Wellington to learn about keeping safe around trains and subways. Alan from Metlink talked to us about the dangers of wearing headphones around trains and the awful consequences that can be caused by this. We had a tour of the station and got to look in the training rooms which had lots of TVs displaying subways and trains arriving and leaving from stations. Lastly we went into a train that wasn’t in use and we got to play with the handles, buttons and microphones. We had a really fun time and it was an interesting experience. By Montana Tuitama, Rm 8.




We reminded students in our school assembly yesterday about our expectations of our players, coaches and supporters when we are competing at netball, basketball, water polo and interschool tournaments. We are very appreciative of the support that our school has from older siblings, parents, whanau members and umpires who volunteer their time so that our students can compete. Please discuss these expectations with your child and support them to adhere to these at all sporting events.





Waterpolo Results

Wednesday 21st August Draw

AIS lost 8-3 against St Orans 



Netball Results

Saturday 17th August Draw

AIS Ferns v Fergusson

AIS Ferns v HIS 1pm court 5

AIS Diamonds v Wainuiomata

AIS Diamonds v Naenae 3pm court 7

AIS Magics v  OLOR

AIS Magics v Fergusson 2pm court 6


Basketball Results

Wednesday 21st August Draw

Year 7 Boys BYE

Year 7 Boys v Raphael House 4pm court 5

Year 7 Girls lost 38 - 6 against St Orans

Year 7 Girls v Wainui 4.40pm court 5

Year 8 Boys won 30-29 against Fergusson

Year 8 Boys v HV U13’s 3.50pm court 2

Year 8 Girls lost 14-30 against Te Ara Whanaui

Year 8 Girls v Maidstone 5.20pm court 5


Noho ora mai

Ariana Te Whetu, Acting Principal




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