AIS News

TERM 4 - WEEK 7 27 Nov 2020



Rapare 20 o Whiringa-a-Rangi/Friday 27th November 

Term 4, Week 7


Kia ora koutou


We are getting close to the end of the school year, and what a year it has been. COVID-19 has put a lot of pressure on our community but together, we have risen to the challenge.


I want to thank you once more, for all you have done to keep yourselves, your whanau and our community as safe as possible. Through reinforcing good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, staying away if sick and seeking medical advice, we have kept operating safely, and our tamariki and rangatahi have, importantly, continued to learn.


I also extend a specific thank you to all those in our community who have worked in health services and on the frontline to support New Zealand’s defence against COVID-19. They and their families and whanau have sacrificed so much to contribute to our own safety and to support the return home for more than 70,000 New Zealanders.


You may not be aware of the extent of the work our frontline community do to keep us all safe including regularly being tested, constantly monitoring for symptoms, keeping a close track of their movements, maintaining physical distancing and holding off hugging loved ones when they get home until they have had a shower and changed clothes.


COVID-19 remains a tricky virus and on the very rare occasion a frontline worker has become infected, the system has kicked into place. Through this vigilance and the health system response, we get to enjoy the relative freedom of Alert Level 1.


I am sure you will join me in giving a special thank you to those individuals for all they have done for us.



A reminder about our Fiafia evening in Week 9 to celebrate the end of our school year. We’ll have some christmas carols, our Kapa Haka and Poly Club will perform as well as acts from different students who have chosen to perform. More information for this will come home to those students next week. 

The plan for the evening is: 

6.00pm - 6:45pm  Sausage sizzle for family and whanau, no charge.

7.00pm - 8:20pm  Performances in our school hall 



We are taking the school to Wainuiomata Pools next week to celebrate the end of our year. Students can wear mufti to school on Thursday and there is no charge for entry to the pools. Stuart Crafts will be on the BBQ and we will provide our students with a yummy lunch!

We are asking for parent helpers on the day - if you are able to  come along to help can you please call our school office to let us know. Helpers will need to be at school by 9:15am and we will return to school by 2:40pm. Students need to bring: 

  • Water bottle 

  • Morning tea 

  • Togs and towel 









GG’s (Girls Group) Trip 

Last week Mrs Murdoch took her GG’s group out to celebrate the work they have done together this year. They have worked through challenges and personal struggles together. We are all proud of the way they are strengthening their skills in perseverance, resilience and confidence. 






Wednesday 2nd December - Careers Expo at AIS from 10am - 12:00pm 

Thursday 3rd December - Last Gardening Session

Thursday 3rd December - School Trip to Wainuiomata Pools and Mufti Day (free)  

Thursday 3rd December - Year 8 Dinner at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt



Tuesday 8th December - Reports come home 

Tuesday 8th December - Fiafia Night at AIS begins at 7pm 

Thursday 10th December - End of Year Assembly at 11am 

Friday 11th December - Last day of school. School finishes at 12:15pm (school buses will leave at 12:30pm) 


*Tuesday 15th December - Final BOT meeting for 2020 at 6pm 




Nga mihi mahana,

Ariana Te Whetu, Principal




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