AIS News

Term 3 - Week 9 19 Sep 2019


NEWSLETTER TERM 3 – WEEK 9   19/09/19



Congratulations to our girls rugby team who came 2nd in the Wellington Intermediate Schools tournament yesterday! We are very proud of the effort the team put in leading up to the tournament with after school trainings with Rob Ngan-Woo. A big thank you to Joe Hirini, who helped to coach and train and to Julia Poasa for organising the team. 


Our girls Futsal teams also performed well at their tournament on Monday with Kimberley Sinclair and Georgina Dewsnap. Thank you for representing our school at this event and for encouraging each other and the other teams. 



Goodtime Music Foundation programme will resume as normal tomorrow afternoon. Application forms to join (no costs involved) can be picked up from our school office. 



On Tuesday evening Kirsten Herd, Rosemary Wards and Joan Makisi took two groups to Artsplash in Wellington. Joan Makisi has worked alongside our choir and Rosemary and Kirsten have been working with the Wearable Arts group throughout the term to design and then create some incredible costumes! We had a smaller group than other schools but they stepped up and were acknowledged at the rehearsal for their skills and performance!  A special thank you to the Hutt City Council for providing free buses for these groups to both the rehearsal and the evening event, this made the travel organisation logistics a lot easier! 


As you will be aware there is a large and increasing measles outbreak in Auckland with over 900 confirmed cases and 21 cases in Wellington to date. I have attached a letter from the Regional Public Health about measles and the need to raise awareness of this outbreak, especially if your family are travelling to Auckland in the school holidays. Please read this information carefully. 


We are in the process of updating our immunisation records at school so please read the attached information carefully and provide an updated copy of your child’s immunisation record to our office if you have not already done so.  If you are not sure if you have, please call our office. We will be making contact with those families who we do not have immunisation records over the next week but would appreciate your support in this by checking this first.



Next Friday 27th September we are having our interclass Turbo Touch Tournament at Walter Nash. This is a fantastic day and opportunity to celebrate our turbo touch programme in Term 3, compete with peers and finish a really productive and positive term. We would love to have whanau come along to support us - we will be at Walter Nash from 10am - 2pm. Come along and celebrate with us if you can. 

Fair Play Code for our Turbo Tournament: 

  • Enjoy yourself

  • Play within the rules

  • Respect the referees and umpires

  • Respect the opposition and and their supporters

  • Be gracious winners and dignified losers

  • Play hard BUT fair

  • Use respectful language at all times

  • Be in the right place at all times


Congratulations to Rogan Warren, Rm 4 for receiving the Principal’s Award this week. Rogan is very helpful around school, cares about our students and peers and we appreciate his manaakitanga. Also congratulations to Neville, Tanisha, Jeremiah and Ashanti won our gold card prizes this week, it is great to acknowledge you all for your positive choices and hard work. 



Year 7 boys won 20 -18 v Maidstone

Year 8 boys won 31 - 7 v Sacred Heart 

Year 7 girls lost 34 v 2 Maidstone

Year 8 girls won 32 - 28 v Wainui Intermediate

Finals are in Week 10 a draw will come out next week. 

Water Polo Results:

 Win against St Orans 11 - 6 


MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK - 23rd - 29th September 

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and as part of our inquiry this term around Changes and Challenges, we will be looking at our we can explore experiences, actions, relationships and surroundings that make us feel good and uplift our wellbeing. We have attached a ‘Culture of Kindness’ questionnaire that we have asked students to complete by interviewing a whanau member. Our Rangatira will collate this information and present the information back to our learning community as a way of helping to create our kura kawa - the way we do things at AIS! 



Tuesday 24th Sept: Term 3 Final Assembly 1:10pm start - all welcome! 

Wednesday 25th Sept: Interschool Boys Basketball Tournament 

Thursday 26th Sept:  Interschool Girls Basketball Tournament and Gardasil Immunisations 

Friday 27th Sept: Whole school Turbo Touch Tournament at Walter Nash. Last day of term – school closes normal time



The Kid’s Lounge Holiday Programme 30th September – 11th October 2019

We are open from 6.45am to 6.00pmWe have great activities scheduled for these holidays including Swimming, Junglerama, Jumperama, Movies (Abominable), Indoor/Outdoor Sports, Cooking/Baking, Wheels day, Creative Arts day and much more. We are based in Central Lower Hutt at 229a High St (above Williams Dry Cleaners) You can book your place or find more information via email at or text/call Vai 022 355 4434. Our timetable is on our Facebook Page - The Kid’s Lounge We are OSCAR approved so some families may be eligible for OSCAR subsidies through WINZ.


Sunday 22 September 2019 New or returning to softball! Come give Tee ball or Softball a go this season. Bring your friends, bring the family!!! All ages welcome. No softball gear or experience required. Register on the day or online: Registrations paid on or before 4 October go into draw for: 1 x Senior Dodgers XTH Performance Hoodie 1 x Senior Dodgers XTH Performance Hoodie 1 x Junior Dodgers XTH Performance Hoodie 1 x Junior Dodgers XTH Performance Hoodie Where Hutt Valley Dodgers Softball Club Fraser Park Diamond 1 11:30am to 1:30pm If wet: Green Room in the Ricoh Centre


FREE Event: Warhammer

Petone Library: Tuesdays 1st and 8th of October 2:30pm – 4.30pm

War Memorial Library: Fridays 4th and 11th of October 2pm – 4pm

Learn how to assemble and paint a Warhammer model. You’ll end up with a completed model to keep and use in tabletop and role-playing games!  Totally free!





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