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TERM 1 - WEEK 2 04 Feb 2020

 

AVALON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL  

NEWSLETTER TERM 1 - Week 2 

 Tuesday 4th February 2020 

 

WHANAU MEETING - MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY

On Monday 17th February all families are invited to our first whanau hui for the year. Our meeting will begin at 5pm in the school hall and this will be an opportunity to share some of the things that we will be focusing on this year, as well as sharing your ideas about how you would like us to support your child while they are at Avalon Intermediate. There will then be an opportunity to go to your child’s classroom and meet the teacher.  From 6pm there will be a free sausage sizzle and some games organised for families to participate in. We hope you will be able to join us, all family members are welcome. Please return the slip below, if you will be attending. 

 

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME BEGINS

Our Technology, Art and Science programme began this week, with all students attending their first sessions. Avalon Intermediate students spend one block in these classes on Mondays and Tuesdays, and it is always a highlight for our students during their time with us. Our Technology classes include Wood, Multicraft, Fabric and Food, and we also include Visual Art and Science in this rotation. This team of specialist teachers are creative and their programme is engaging and exciting. 

SCHOOL BUS 825

Today we met with our students who catch the school bus (825) to and from school to go through our school expectations and to explain the process for catching the school bus on the way home. We have a lot of students who live in Stokes Valley, which means the school bus has a lot of students on it at the moment. This requires our students to look after each other and act responsibly and as young adults. If your child catches the school bus, please return the slip attached to show where they are getting off the school bus. This helps us to work out how many students are using the bus and work with the bus company to ensure we have sufficient seating. 

 

HOMEWORK QUESTIONNAIRE

We would like to hear your views on homework so that we have your feedback as we review our homework policy. As you will no doubt be aware, the most complex issue with homework is the range of differing views around what it should look like for students. At Avalon Intermediate, the homework provided ranges across classrooms and we want to be able to provide purposeful homework that our students can complete independently. We would like to take this opportunity early in the year, to get your feedback and thoughts about homework for your child. Please complete and return the attached survey by the end of Week 3. 

 

Ngå mihi,

Ariana Te Whetu, Principal 

 

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PLEASE RETURN TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE 

 

WHANAU MEETING #1

 

PLEASE TICK -     I WILL ? OR         I WILL NOT  ? 

 

BE ATTENDING THE WHANAU MEETING ON MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY FROM 5PM. 

 

 

CHILD’S NAME: ________________________________     RM: ________________

 

 

IF ATTENDING, NUMBER OF WHANAU MEMBERS COMING ALONG: ______________________

 

2020 Homework Survey - Avalon Intermediate School 


Child’s Name: 


Child’s Classroom: 


Your Name: 

  1. Are you in favour of homework for your child?             Yes No (please circle) 

Comment: 






  1. If you do want homework provided for your child, what ideas or homework tasks would you like to be given to your child?






  1. Would it be helpful for you and your child if the school provided a space after school, for your child to complete their homework? 






  1. Reading, times tables and spelling words are common homework activities that are often used by teachers. How do you feel about this?






  1. Homework can be something that brings whanau together or it can be a frustration. What do you think? Are you prepared to work with your child on their homework if the need arises?






  1. Any other comments?





Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey, your feedback is very much appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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