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NEWSLETTER No 34 - November 10 2016 10 Nov 2016

 

 

 NEWSLETTER No 34 - November 10 2016

 

 

RUN INTO THE END OF TERM (ONLY 25 SCHOOL DAYS)

We are working very hard to ensure that all students are fully engaged in all their learning over these last weeks. It is an extremely busy time for everyone and it is really helpful when we have nearly all students working with us, making good choices and learning positively. I thank all families for this and encourage you to continue to have the conversation at home around AIS positive expectations. Things that really help are students getting a good night’s sleep, students getting home early from school at 3.00 and students getting to school on time with lunch, in full uniform and ready to work with us.

COL’S – COMMUNITIES OF LEARNING

The combined school boards met at Walter Nash Stadium last night with all schools from the Naenae and Taita/ Stokes Valley Clusters represented. The meeting was led by the steering group made up of some principals and Deputy Principals. The discussion has led to further movement from the COL.  It is looking like both COLs will try to appoint Lead Principals before the end of the year to enable government funding to come and support us.  Obviously this is currently an ongoing discussion and I will continue to keep you informed.

SCIENCE FAIR AT WALTER NASH

A number of students represented the school at the science fair on Tuesday which saw many activities made available to them. We see this as another opportunity to broaden the learning opportunities of our students.

SPORT

Squash at Fraser Park: A group of 12 students have been receiving squash coaching at Fraser Park Squash club. They will get 4 one hour lessons. Hopefully this will lead to them getting involved in squash as they go through their teens into adulthood. The first session was yesterday and they loved it!!

 

Inter School Swimming Sports:

AIS did particularly well in the swimming sports finishing 3rd out of 10 intermediates. We congratulate the following students, Killarney Howsan , Nick  Hemming and Charlotte  More who were outstanding, well done to you all.

After School Volleyball:

 

This small group of students are playing outstanding volleyball and they are representing the school really well. Well done and thanks Coach Mr Connochie.

 

YEAR 8 END OF YEAR FUNCTION

This will take place on Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th December. We are currently finalising the details for this invite only event.

TECHNOLOGY FEES

Families who have not yet paid their technology fees will receive via their child,  a letter outlining unpaid fees for their technology programme.  Please could these be paid now.

 

                 CYCLE SKILLS TRAINING
We would like to especially acknowledge and thank YOUTH WISE TRUST working alongside THE HUTT CITY COUNCIL  & THE POLICE for their awesome programme.  All  students without their own bikes were lent cycles and helmets;  Simon Gilbert from HCC made any  repairs needed to student’s own bikes  FREE!

REMINDER : CLOSING OF SCHOOL LIBRARY FOR 2016

Because of a stocktake of library books required for our annual audit the library will be closed from 28TH November.  It is important all books are returned before this time.  Please start a look around home for any AIS library books and return them to school asap.  Thank you.

 

GOLD CARD AWARD

Well done Akshay Achari  R9 on winning the Lucky Gold Card draw.  It is great that you V- VALUE your opportunities at Avalon Intermediate

 

NEXT BOT MEETING

This will be held on Tuesday 15th November at 6.30pm in the Board room.

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Christmas in Da Hood : Saturday 3rd December 10am – 3pm @ Pomare School, 4 Partridge Street, Lower Hutt. FREE.   The event has been occurring annually for many years and is focused on bringing ‘unity’ in the community.  During the event there are free health checks from RHP, free foods (BBQ, fruit, water, giveaway and entertainment).  At the end there is also a community tug of war for a bit of fun.

 

Stokes Valley Xmas Parade: Please note Saturday December 3rd in your diaries. AIS will again be performing in Scott Court at 11.30 with a group of students. Many of our parents/caregivers support this annual event.

 

Ian Hastie, Principal

 

 

 

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