WHAKATANE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Ki te kura tuatahi o Whakatane naumai       

Welcome to Whakatane Intermediate School

 


    You are in our hearts and minds Christchurch.


Mission Statement

" A friendly, caring school with quality learning and quality behaviour that respects the needs of the individual student in the spirit of partnership between the school, caregivers and the community."

 



  •  Last week Molly Byford Rm6),

     Kyra Seymour (Rm19) and Crystal-Jaz Hudson (Rm6) represented our school at the Bay of Plenty Area Secondary Schools Showjumping Competition. There were 100 riders and only a handful were intermediate age students (the rest being high school students). The students each competed in 3 different sections. Molly placed 4th & 9th, Kyra placed 4th, 5th & 11th and Crystal-Jaz placed 11th. Thank you to the students’ parents for transporting them. A huge thanks to Steve Byford for looking after the girls and Anna Seymour for helping the pony club with the BBQ.


STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT - Congratulations to

Bryn Evans (Rm10) who competed in the 5km Copthorne Trail run in Rotorua last weekend. He came 5th in his age group and 7th overall out of 199 participants. This is a great result. (Item submitted by Lisa Evans.)


AIMS GAMES - Is your child a competitive BMX rider, sailor, squash player, kayaker, or golfer?

Mr Doney would like to hear from you to investigate if they qualify for this year's AIMS Games competition.

If you could please contact him via email at william@wistecom.school.nz, it would be much appreciated.


   SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTIONS 2019

  • KORARI - This is a programme that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of School Boards of Trustees.For more information contact them on 0800 782 435.
  • There is a local information evening on:                Thursday 9th May at 5.30pm. Venue is Tarawera High School Kawerau.
  • Please contact Whakatane Intermediate School office if you wish to register for this information evening or for more information.


   ICAS TESTING

  • One of the many academic opportunities Whakatane Intermediate School offers is for students to take part in ICAS testing. These assessments are designed to recognise and reward academic excellence. Examinations available are digital technologies, science, writing, spelling bee, English and mathematics. The cost is $15.00 for each exam.
  • Classroom teachers have identified students who are eligible candidates for these exams and have  contacted parents/caregivers accordingly. If you have any queries regarding ICAS please contact me.                                                            Regards, Rebecca Paterson (Deputy Principal.)

  • SCHOOL ELECTIVES PROGRAMME              Our School Electives Programme will run for        2 days in the last week of Term 1.                        To add further variety and interest to our programmes this year we would love to hear from any parents or friends of the school who would be interested in taking a group of students for an activity of your choice – craft, sport, cultural, hobby etc. Please contact the school and speak to Graham or leave a message with the office staff.    Thank you, Graham Henton                      (Electives Co-ordinator.)


NZ POLICE AND NZ FIRE SERVICE  MESSAGE TO STUDENTS AND WHANAU ABOUT THE CURRENT EXTREME FIRE RISK AND RISK AROUND PLAYING WITH MATCHES OR LIGHTERS

 

With summer well and truly upon us, grasses, trees and bush-land are very dry and are very easily ignited. There is another heat wave heading our way so it is going to be even dryer.  Matches and lighters are tools not toys. They should be used by adults only and it is the adults’ responsibility to keep matches and lighters out of harm’s way. Many fires are started by children. Children are often burnt while doing so.