AIS News

NEWSLETTER NO. 15 - 2/6/16 02 Jun 2016

 

 

 SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK –

The students are learning some Samoan language over this week.  Here are five words for you: Talofa lava – hello,  Tofa – goodbye,  Fa’afetai – thank you,   Fa’aaloalo – respect,   Manuia le aso – have a good day

 

AIS  BOARD ELECTIONS – CLOSES FRIDAY (tomorrow) at noon

Thank you for all parents/caregivers who voted for 5 Trustees for our new BOT.  If you still haven’t returned your voting form you could drop it into our school letterbox outside the school hall tonight (in the envelope provided) or have it handed into school office tomorrow before noon. VOTES ARE COUNTED AND THE FINAL VOTE DECLARED ON 9TH JUNE. It is now too late to post votes.

 

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY – LONG WEEKEND - THE SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 6TH JUNE FOR QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY.

 

CLASSROOM MEETINGS NEXT WEEK : 6.00 – 7.00pm

Please attend these very important classroom meetings – they are an important school/home connection which benefits home and school and informs parents/caregivers about classroom learning.

v Wednesday 8th June –     Rooms 2, 3, 5 & 7

v Thursday 9th June –       Rooms 4, 6, 8 & 9

 

SCHOOL REPORTS

School reports will be sent home on Friday 17th June.  Please ensure you discuss your child’s report so you are well informed prior to parent interviews on the 22nd and 23rd June.

 

SCHOOL INTERVIEWS

On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June we will be having parent/caregiver/teacher/students interviews.  Today we are sending home interview times forms.  The interviews will be 20 minutes long starting from 2.40pm and finishing at 8.20pm.  Please could you keep the afternoon/evenings of these days free for your important interview.  At the interview the school reports will be discussed with parents/caregivers. Our aim is ALL STUDENTS have an interview with teachers.  There will be a Book Fair for families on the nights of 21st, 22nd and 23rd June in Room 1.  Please have a look.  Open 2.40 – 8.00pm.

 

 

INFORMATION EVENING FOR YEAR 2017 PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

On Tuesday 21st June we are holding an Open Night for those families who are interested in enrolling their child for the 2017 year.  It begins in our school hall at 6.30pm with visits to classrooms to see ‘students in action’ after the meeting. The Bookfair will be open on this evening too.  Also we are inviting any students from schools other than our 4 contributing schools to an Open Day on Tuesday 21st to take part in lessons and get a feel for what we do at Avalon Intermediate School.  If you know of anyone who would be interested please pass on this information or ask them to ring the school at 5677 453.

 

OPEN MORNING AT TAITA COLLEGE

Our year 8 students will get bussed to Taita College on the morning of Friday 10th June for an orientation visit at the College. All year 8 students will attend.

 

STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE TO SCHOOL/UN-NOTIFIED ABSENCES

23 students arrived late this morning – most of them after 9am so they missed the first bell at 8.45am, roll call, the beginning of their learning and interrupted the class.  This is becoming a regular occurrence for some of our students (mostly a bad habit)!  Of course this has a timely flow-on effect for the office of following up children not marked present on the roll.  We had 6 unjustified absences also.  Please help your child/ren get to school before the 8.45am bell.

 

POLYFEST 2016 WALTER NASH CENTRE (TUESDAY 28TH JUNE)

This takes place the week of 27th June  - 1st July with many performances each night and during the day.  AIS will be performing on Tuesday 28th June between 6.00 and 8.00pm.  Doors open at 5.00pm.  We have 24 wonderful students involved.  Tickets are now available from our front office and the cost is $5.00 each.  Tickets are limited so please get in quick to purchase – this week is an outstanding week of student performances and well worth seeing.

                                    SPORT

Waterpolo Results :Another win of 19 – 0 over Naenae

Basketball ResultsAIS Avs won 22-11,     AIS Saints won 32-13,     AIS Bolt lost 6-15,    AIS Simba won 16-12.  Good results teams!

There is no Netball this Saturday due to the long weekend.

 

Hutt Science :  STEMM EDUCATION EXPO.  Wednesday 8th June 3.30 – 5.30pm at The Dowse Art Museum.  Free event for all Hutt Valley parents/caregivers and teachers.  View science and technology happening here in the Hutt and chat with organization that can help support STEMM education.  Refreshments provided.  No RSVP required.

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

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