AIS News

Term 4 - Week 1 17 Oct 2019


NEWSLETTER TERM 4 – WEEK 1   17/10/2019



Next week our self defence lessons for girls will start, to be run over the next 4 weeks. A separate letter has come home to these students with more detail about the lessons. Thank you to the Women’s Self Defence Network (Wahine Toa) who has funded these lessons. Although we would like to be able to offer self defence lessons to boys as well, this provider cannot do this. We are looking at other options to offer our boys - offering self defence lessons to boys too was something that a lot of parents highlighted in our health consultation survey in Term 3. 



We have reminded students who have not indicated yet whether they are going to camp to talk with families and let their teacher know if they will be coming or not. Please contact Leanne in the office if you have any questions about payments or account details. 

Final payments towards camp ($40) need to be made by the end of next week (Friday 25th October). 



A reminder that there is a catch-up clinic at school for Gardasil (Year 8 students) and Boostrix (Year 7 students) immunisations on Friday 18th October (tomorrow!), for students who were away when the nurses held the catch-up clinic late last term. If you returned the consent form, your child will have their immunisation tomorrow. 



Thank you to the staff, students and whanau for making the Turbo Touch tournament at the end of last term a great success. There was a lot of sweat, heaps of smiles and a whole lot of fierce competition! Congratulations to Rm 7, who won the tournament for the second year in a row. A special thank you to our officials from Turbo Touch NZ and Taita College for generously giving up their time by reffing all of the games. We really appreciate their support and expertise.



Congratulations to Alapeta Malaki, Rm 4, for winning the gold card draw this week. Alapeta received her gold card from the Rangatira (student leaders) who also have gold cards to distribute to students who are modelling our school values. 


Rm 1 created the winning entry in the ‘Bee Aware Month Primary Schools’ Video Competition’ last month with the music video, ‘Heart and Soul’. We are really proud of the work that the class did alongside Mrs Harrison, Mr Schaller and the team from Massey University. They won a beehive supplied by Ecrotek, a $200 Mitre 10 voucher and a large jar of manuka honey snaps supplied by Wedderspoon. Ka mau te wehi!



On Thursday next week we are looking forward to having a school disco from 7pm - 9pm. Invites for this went out earlier this week and it will cost $4 for a ticket. This entry fee will cover the lights, smoke machine and sound system, and there will be food and glo-products to purchase at the disco. Thank you to our Rangatira (student leaders) who have been organising this event. Please support this - we would like to have at least 160 students at the disco! 


Nga mihi,

Ariana Te Whetu,  Acting Principal 





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