BIS Newsletter Week 7 Term 2
Friday 18th June 2021
On Thursday we had a visit from our local MP, Hon. Shanan Halbert who met with students in the library to talk about our Rainbow community and how the government is working with them to change some outdated policies. He was impressed with the maturity of our students and with how well they articulated their questions and shared their thoughts on the topic. I am always proud when visitors to our school get to spend time with our students and see for themselves what a great group of tamariki we have at BIS.
There is a lot happening in the next few weeks at school so please take note of the dates and events. Have a great weekend and we look forward to another quality week of education next Monday.
Ngā mihi nui,
We will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday the 8th of July. More information on how to book these conferences was sent home today. Please note that School will finish at 1.15 pm on this day and Conferences will be held between 2 pm-8 pm.
School Interviews - Make a Booking. Event Code: n6d9c
Friends of the School
Earlier in the year, the school held a ‘Welcome’ evening and BBQ, and on that evening there was a call out for names of parents who might be interested in supporting the school with fundraising – you all indicated your interest to support.
This year our school set an ambitious fundraising target of $20,000. This target reflects the gap in funding we receive versus the education we wish to provide to our tamariki.
This coming Monday, some of our Board will be hosting a “fundraising planning evening’, where we are inviting you, as parents of the school to help us plan activities and events that we can carry out this year to achieve our fundraising goal. The meeting will be held in the school staffroom between 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm where we aim to brainstorm and schedule events and discuss how we might best work together to deliver these.
Date: Monday 21st June
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
We are conscious childcare can be a challenge, so you are welcome to bring your children to the meeting or if you let us know ahead of time we will add a zoom link for those that can't make it in person.
For anyone that is interested in joining the discussion or help with events but cannot make the meeting, please contact Becs Reti to signal your interest at email@example.com
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We are currently in talks with our uniform providers about the possibility of a softshell jacket. This would be black in colour and would not have a logo on it so could be worn for all events and beyond Intermediate.
Year 8 Camp
Camp is an amazing experience for our students and gives them the chance to participate in a range of outdoor activities that are challenging. Students learn valuable life skills through managed risk taking while having lots of fun at the same time.
Please set up your automatic payment using your child's name as the reference and the words Y8Camp.
BIS Bank account - 12 3035-0413925-01
Please ensure we have an up-to-date email address, download our BIS School App, like our Facebook page and check our website regularly for more detailed information about what is happening at BIS.
Monday 21st June - ShowQuest FULL DAY Rehearsal in the Theatre, Fundraising Meeting for Parents in the Staffroom at 6.30 pm
Tuesday 22nd June - NSIS Table Tennis Zone Day, APPA Choir Rehearsal at Bayfield School
Wednesday 23rd June - NSIS Boys Rugby Zone Day
Thursday 24th June - Birkenhead College Open Evening 6.30 pm
Friday 25th June - 40 Hour Famine Weekend
Wednesday 30th June - SHOWQUEST Performance
Thursday 1st July - NSIS Waterpolo Zone Day
Friday 2nd July - Matariki Kapahaka Festival, Reports sent Home
Thursday 8th July - Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students finish at 1.15 pm
Friday 9th July - End of Term 2
Monday 26th July - Term 3 Begins
Art Day for children in the holidays (ages 7 - 12 yrs.)
If your child loves drawing and painting they’ll love this one-day workshop with
artist Eion Bryant. With step-by-step instruction, they will draw then create a
vibrant acrylic painting learning tips and techniques along the way. Fun and
VENUE: Beach Haven Community House, July 14th, 10.00 am– 3.00 pm.
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org, mob 0211327033 or 0210606641