Newsletter Term 2 Week 10

Masterton Intermediate School 9th July 2021


Kia ora tātou katoa e tautoko ana te kura takawaenga o Whakaoriori.

Ka nui aku mihi, ka nui te aroha ki a koutou.

The ten weeks of Term Two, 2021 have included many highlights

and some of our special moments were:

  • The girls hockey team winning the WRISSA tournament on Thursday, June 11 at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington.

They won all six of their games and were extremely dominant in scoring 31 goals while conceding only 2.

  • The warm manaakitanga from our kapa haka students and staff when we hosted Avalon Intermediate on Thursday, June 17.

The kai provided by our many whānau was outstanding.

  • The removal of the obsolete boiler system on Saturday morning,

June 19 which now makes our view of the Tararua māunga even more picturesque.

  • The effort and passion displayed by more than 200 students who performed at our Arts Extravaganza concert on Wednesday, July 7.

  • The high quality singing from all four syndicates at our annual competition on Thursday morning, July 8.

We are already feeling excited about the many more highlights that will be created at Masterton Intermediate during term three.

We start the term on Monday, July 26, with free lunches being supplied daily to all students. This is an initiative that some schools have been granted and has been made possible through our partnership with the Trust House Foundation and the MOE Healthy School Lunches programme.

The canteen will still be in operation during morning tea and lunchtime.

Please note that Friday, September 3 will be a Teacher Only Day for our school.

My sincere thanks to all families who have supported their child and our kura.

Kia pai tō koutou hararei.

A message from the Deputy Principals

Ms Geange:

It has been great to see the high participation levels in many of the winter sports codes that are on offer here at MIS. The Day 6 winter sports sessions are proving to be worthwhile enabling our students to develop their skills even further outside of their normal weekly practices. We acknowledge that our students are extremely busy, throwing themselves into many codes, so please, we ask that if for some reason your child is unable to play or practice, that this is communicated to their coach.

Due to a number of injuries, we are needing a few more students to play netball, so if your child is willing to join a team for the remainder of the season, please email me at

Enrolment packs for 2022 are now available and can be collected from the school office. Some packs have been delivered to our main contributing schools or they can also be downloaded off our school website. We will not be having an Open Night, but if you know of anyone who is wanting to enrol their child, they are welcome to make an appointment to have a tour of the school. Please phone the school office on 06 3700088 to make arrangements.

With the holiday break coming up, it is a good time to stock up on stationery, correct coloured hair ties and socks. Over recent weeks we have seen numerous variations of our school uniform creeping in, so please make sure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform. MIS Uniform

  • Blue polo shirts with embroidered MIS logo (boys & girls)

  • Navy blue drill-shorts with logo

  • Navy blue socks & polishable shoes OR black sandals with a heel strap (a list of acceptable footwear is available at Number One Shoe Warehouse)

  • Skirt/Skorts for girls. They are available from NZ Uniforms.

  • Red sweater with embroidered MIS logo -

  • Red school jacket


Expectations for hair: Tidy, natural colour, worn up if longer than shoulder length and off the face (including boys). Plain coloured clips/hair ties/headbands only are to be worn.

Miss Woodward:

Today, your child will receive their mid-year report. Please spend time going through the report together with your child to talk about how they are doing and read their self reflection comments. Report comments this term focus on effort, attitude and engagement to students learning.

Three way conferences are coming up on the following dates.

Week 2 Term 3 on Tuesday 3rd August

School will close at 12.25pm Please make arrangements for your child

Conferences start at 1.00pm through to 8.00pm

Week 3 Term 3 on Wednesday 11th August

Conferences start at 3.20pm through to 8.00pm

These conferences give you the opportunity to talk to the teachers to find out what is going well for your child and what they can improve on. Please visit and enter the event code: w2vcq

Arts enrichment has been exciting this term with students fully involved in the tasks and making the most of their learning. There has been such a variety of activities for them to choose from, with all students getting their first or second choice. Some of their pieces have been displayed in the front foyer of the school, so feel free to pop in and have a look at the wonderful works of our budding young artists.

Wairarapa and Wellington Regional Cross Country 2021

25 students represented our school at the Wairarapa Schools Cross Country held in Clareville on 17th June. The rain stayed away and made for perfect running conditions. Students ran two laps of the course, while being cheered on by our enthusiastic team members. I was really impressed with how well our MIS students ran, pacing themselves and coming in strong. We had many great successes from Brooke Miller and Victoria Booth 3rd and 4th in year 8 girls, Taine Jones 3rd in year 8 boys and Max Coulson 3rd in year 7 boys.

A total of 13 students qualified for the Wellington Regional Squad by coming in the top 20 of their race. Unfortunately, despite student's training, this event was cancelled and then it opened up to an invitational only event. Lets hope covid stays away next year!

Congratulations to Brooke Miller, Victoria Booth, Logan Edwards and Lincoln Chandler who represented MIS at the Wellington Regional Invitational event. Thank you to their families for taking them over to this in Tawa. Brooke came in 17th, Victoria 29th, Lincoln 32nd and Logan 35th in his event. These are outstanding results, ka rawe team!

Mrs Suz Hayman


It was heart warming to have so many of our kapa haka students and their whānau join us at school for our first ever Matariki celebration last Thursday morning. This was a time where the students recognised the significance of new beginnings, particularly for our Year 8 students as they spend their last two terms with us and prepare to move onto college.

Upcoming Events

  • Rugby Exchange with Palmerston North Intermediate @ Memorial Park - Thursday - July 29 -
  • Red Nose Mufti Day ($2) - Friday - July 30
  • Learning conferences - Tuesday - August 3 - SCHOOL CLOSES @ 12:25
  • WRISSA Volleyball @ ASB Stadium- Thursday - August 5
  • Netball Exchange @ Monrad Intermediate - Wednesday - August 11
  • Girls' Rugby 7's Tournament @ Memorial Park - Friday - August 13


We continue to have large amounts of lost property, mainly due to the fact that items are not named. If your child has misplaced anything, please have them go to the office to look in the big red wheely bin where everything is stored until the owner is found!

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