AIS News

Term 3 - Week 10 26 Sep 2019


NEWSLETTER TERM 3 – WEEK 10   26/09/19



Thank you to all of our students and whanau who donated to the Cancer Society through our mufti day or by purchasing a daffodil. We raised $290 for this important cause. Thank you again for your support. 



Our teachers are currently planning school camp, which will be in Week 4 of Term 4. At our assembly today, I reminded students who have not yet returned permission slips or paid for camp that this needs to be finalised by the end of Week 1 next term. Thank you to those families who have returned consent forms and paid the $40 camp fee. 



Artwork from local intermediates are being displayed at Water Nash Stadium's foyer until the 17th October. This year we have a small group of artists whose work was chosen for its creativity, and high standard. The following Artists have their work displayed. Maraea Harris Hart, Skylar Marsh, Kariah Rewiri-Cash, Azaria Maulolo, Ezra Semu, Enamay Welsh, Riana Shaw, Danaka Cains, Santiago Forero Rodriguez, Quentin Howsan, Karnia Boyer Marwood, Reagan Blackbourn, Jeremiah Tiaiti Nicholls, Max Turkington, Theo Getahun and Vinayak Narayan. Pop down in the holidays and have a look.



Year 8 students who returned consent forms received their Gardasil immunisations today and the nurses also gave the Boostrix immunisation to Year 7 students who were away for this earlier in the year. Students who were at the Interschool Basketball tournament today, or who were away from school, will have their immunisations on Friday 18th October (Term 4, Week 1) when the nurses return for a catch-up clinic. 



Thank you to our whanau who came along to support our students at the end of term assembly on Tuesday afternoon. Congratulations to all of the students who received an end of term award. Each teacher has two awards to present and they find it very difficult to make this decision each term. 


A reminder to come along to our turbo touch tournament tomorrow at Walter Nash from 10am - 2pm. Our students are very excited, there is a lot of training and strategic planning that has gone into this! 



Congratulations to the three students who won our end of term gold card draw - Angel, Zeph and Broden. The prizes for the end of term were a bluetooth speaker, a basketball and a $30 movie voucher. 


We entered a team in the Police Physical Competency Test challenge last week and our team came 4th - our best placing yet! Thank you to Mr Crafts for training the team and taking the students to compete on the day. event.



Basketball finals this week:

Year 7 boys lost 37 - 3 against HIBS (Runner-up trophy)

Year 8 boys lost 22-20 against St Joseph’s 

Year 7 girls lost 14 - 8 against Chilton (Runner-up trophy)

Year 8 girls lost 31 - 16 against Hutt Int (Runner-up trophy)

A big thanks to our wonderful coaches last term and this term for these teams: Georgina Dewsnap (Year 7 girls),  Rob Ngan-Woo (Year 8 girls), Patrice Reremoana (Year 7 boys), Grant Toko (Year 8 boys) and Rosey Broughton (Year 8 boys).  Your help is greatly appreciated.

Water Polo Results:

Win against Korokoro 11 - 6 

Thank you to Josh Candy for coaching our water polo team this year. We appreciate all of the work and support you have given to our students. 



Looking for something to keep the kids entertained these School Holidays?

Join us at your local Animates for FREE activity sessions on Thursday 3 & 10 of October, at 11am. Animates have proudly partnered with Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust to educate children how to safely interact with dogs.  New Zealand currently has an awful number of dog bites and by educating children at a young age, together with Kids Safe with Dogs, we aim to reduce this statistic. Children will learn all about Jelly and her nine friends, who are key characters that feature throughout the sessions and help explain various real life scenarios to teach children the correct way to approach a situation.

Both sessions will run for approximately 40 minutes and are perfect for children aged 5-10 years old.

Make sure you get in early to secure a spot as spaces are limited, bookings are not available.



Thank you all for your support this term. Have a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 14th October for the start of Term 4. 


Nga mihi,

Ariana Te Whetu       Acting Principal





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