AIS News

NO. 21 – 27/7/16 27 Jul 2016

AVALON INTERMEDIATE NEWSLETTER  NO. 21 – 27/7/16

 

 Welcome back everyone to a very productive and busy 3rd term of learning.  We have the expectation of everyone doing their very best to raise their personal standards in all areas of life!!  For sports we are introducing all students to badminton and squash skills this term (through our North East Pathways Initiative).

We remind you of our school ACROSTIC expectations: AVALON

A – Attend              V – Value,        A – Aspire,

L – Leader & Learner   O – Our Place    N – Never Give up

Year 8s, you only have 2 terms until you are off to College so make the best of what Avalon Intermediate offers you.  Take responsibility for your own actions in both learning and behaviour. 

 

EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE

A team will be visiting Avalon Intermediate beginning Monday 1 August. The team will be in the school until Thursday and we look forward to working alongside them.

 

TERM THREE LEARNING

The main area of study this term will be a substantial unit of learning around the Rio Olympics.  This unit will take in literacy and maths and will give students much relevant learning about the Olympics as well as world affairs.

 

SCHOOL UNIFORM

We continue to be very vigilant around our school uniform, the requirement is that ALL students will wear the correct uniform at ALL times.  High standard are the expectation with that we do at AIS!!!

 

LITERACY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY CENTRE DAY CHANGES

 FOR NEXT WEEK

On Tuesday those students who are involved in literacy and environmental study centres were given notices explaining the change of days to Wednesday instead of Thursday.  We hope this does not cause an inconvenience to parents/caregivers but we do appreciate it.  We are proud of these extra learning opportunities given to our students.

More students are being targeted for study centre in term 3.  This has come from our mid-year discussions.  A reminder that these sessions are extra teaching sessions – these make a difference to student learning;  students need to make the most of the opportunities.

FLYER FROM TE AWA KAIRANGI HEALTH NETWORK

Coming home with the newsletter is a coloured sheet on “Sore throats matter” for your information.  Please take time to read it.

 

REPORT OF OUR HEALTH SURVEY

Health Consultation forms were sent home on bright yellow paper for parents/caregivers to ‘have their choice’ in prioritizing Health programmes offered.  Thank you to all families who returned the form.  Clearly our programmes are meeting student’s needs with many receiving a ‘1’ the highest mark.  Identified important areas of learning were:  Personal Hygiene, Coping with Change & Conflict, Looking at Self-Esteem and our AIS ACROSTIC work!  Therefore we will continueto follow our current health programmes.

 

STATEMENTS OF ACCOUNT

Statements outlining payments made and outstanding payments will be shown.  Please could you sort out any outstanding amounts.  For those who pay by AP, thank you very much, your payments will automatically be credited to your account but for swimming a permission slip is required before the payment will be allocated.  We remind you the swimming programmes begin on 22nd August and the subsidized cost is $20.

 

FRUIT IN SCHOOLS /BREAKFAST/CANTEEN

Our school fruit deliveries will start again next week so we are looking forward to having the fresh fruit again. 

We remind you also about our breakfast club.  Breakfast is provided to any students who would like to join in and sit up to the table at 8.30am every morning.  Our canteen is open every day offering both hot and cold food.

 

SPORT

Waterpolo Results:the team had a tough game against Hutt Intermediate, but still managed a 14-9 win.  Well done.

 

LUCKY GOLD CARD DRAW

Congratulations to Hakeema Amindudeen for winning the gold card draw by focusing on her learning from the ACROSTIC “L”  – Learner & Leader.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Tamatoa Dolphins are a junior group in Petone that assists 10-12yr olds to develop useable skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere.  They offer kayaking, swimming, rope skills and games.  (We have pamphlets in the office).

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

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