Newsletter - June

Masterton Intermediate School

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Tēnā koutou kei roto i te mahi o tēnei marama o Pipiri.

Our school has been very fortunate to have always had strong guidance and support from our boards of trustees since 1990 when Tomorrow’s Schools was first implemented. I ask all of our parents to consider standing for one of the five positions for our next BOT which will govern our kura from September, 2022 to June 2025. Meetings are held monthly and last for approximately two hours. If you would like to talk further about this very important role, you are most welcome to contact me here at school on 370-0088.

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Bottle Tops

Please keep these bottle tops coming in so that our student leaders can create their recycled art piece later in term three. We will finish up the collection Friday, July 29.

Random Numbers

60 - the number of kapa haka students arrived at school at 7.45 am to provide the mihi whakatau for the Whakaoriori kaiako only day at the Lighthouse Church on Friday, June 17

70 - the number of students who attended the Poly performance at Douglas Park School for their Matariki celebrations.

72 - the number of ākonga who attended the Matariki celebrations on a cold Thursday morning on June 23.

506 - the number of views our May newsletter received.

MIS ADMIRE students of the Month for June 2022

June Highlights

- Some members of our Poly Group participating in the Fiafia Night at the Trust House on Friday, June 3 at the Recreation Centre as part of the Samoan Language Week celebrations.

- The very first netball exchange with Maidstone Intermediate involving all ten netball teams on Tuesday, June 7. The first exchange of this kind.

- Our students competing in the WRISSA hockey tournaments on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9

- LIFT Dance group, Poly and Kapa Haka students entertained a group of elderly citizens at the Red Star clubrooms on Wednesday, June 22.

- Two Sisters and a Giraffe visiting on Monday, June 13 to demonstrate how to cook quick, easy and healthy meals.

- 2021 girls Aces netball team and girls volleyball team nominated for the team of the year at the Wairarapa Times-Age sports awards held at the Carterton Events Centre on Wednesday, June 22.

- Matariki celebrations in our school hall on Thursday morning, June 23.

- Two days of Arts Enrichment where students get to show off their creative skills and produce pieces of a high quality!

- A select group of Poly group students performed at the Douglas Park Primary School Matariki event on the evening of Wednesday, June 29.

- MIS Black and MIS Red gaining first and second placings at the 12-team tournament played at the Walter Nash Centre in Taita, Lower Hutt

Mahi Pai winners

We are always grateful to our local businesses who continue to support our students by sponsoring prizes to acknowledge their positive behaviour. If you know of a business that would like to donate a prize, please contact our school office on 06 3700088.

Clareville Bakery - Brooke Jordan, Rm 10

Kowhai Kitchen - Chyra Roygard, Rm 6

Masterbowl - Caleb Edgecombe, Rm 5

Pukaha - Mt Bruce - Jono Herrick, Room 9

Queen Elizabeth Park Boats - Peyton Grant, Room 3

Subway - Jeidah Siaosi, Room 6

Wild Oats Bakery - Rico Harris, Room 9

Lone Star - Roguen Tisdall, Room 10

Maidstone Netball Exchange

On the 7th of June, all of our netball teams went to Maidstone Intermediate in Upper Hutt for a netball exchange. Maidstone welcomed us with mihi whakatau by way of a beautiful karanga from members of their kapa haka ropu. After they performed for us, we got our ten teams’ game ready. All of our teams played two games each. After the first two games in the morning, Maidstone had prepared some baking and a sausage sizzle for lunch. After lunch, we had another three rounds of netball. All of the games were close, Maidstone had some tough teams, but in the end, we all had a good day, then we finished the day off with some gifts and speeches.

Players of the day were:

MIS Kaha - Alicia Phillips

MIS Tama - Carlos Field

MIS Manawa - Ollie Shields

MIS Mana - Shaniyah Toki

MIS Taimana - Anastasia Hill

MIS Tika - Aaliyah Stammers

MIS Pono - Manaia Hanson

MIS Whetu - Sophie Humphrey

MIS Marama - Angel Allen-Quinn

MIS Toa - Conrad Dickon

By Alicia Phillips, Room 4


Matariki Wellbeing

There are many ways to acknowledge the Māori New Year and observe the rising of Matariki. This holidays make time to do something special with your Whānau;

- Take time to remember loved ones who are no longer with you
- Give thanks for the year that has passed
- Enjoy a Matariki feast together
- Plan for the next year
- Spend time with family and friends
- Write down your wishes for the year
- Plan to grow a garden

Matariki Pūrākau - by Alessandra Neligan, Room 6

As part of the Matariki celebrations this year my classmates and I were asked to create sketch notes to tell the story (purakau).

As you can see in my poster:

  1. Ranginui and Papatūanuku have been separated.

  2. We see the rage of the weather god, Tāwhirimātea.

  3. The Great Atua’s anger towards the separation of his parents cause his eyes to glow and tear from their sockets.

  4. The tears soar up to the heavens and become a star cluster in the sky.

  5. One of them is the 6 children and their mother Matariki - Tupu-ā-nuku, Tupu-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Ururangi,

  6. Matariki and her children use their power to pull the weakened sun back south marking the end of winter and the start of the new year.


Wairarapa Speech Competition

On Tuesday, June 28 the Masterton Schools Speech competition was held at Hadlow School. Pictured here are our two finalists, Year 7 Liberty Jones and Year 8 Casey Judd.

Casey spoke about "Why student's should be able to chew gum at school" and Liberty's speech on Puppy Farming got her a second placing in the Masterton competition and third place overall later that evening in the Wairarapa competition. Ka pai tō maua kōrero!

WRISSA Girls' Hockey

Thanks to the team for their participation in the Girls WRISSA Hockey tournament. We certainly had challenging conditions and it was unfortunate that we were unable to get through to the end of the day. So thank you all!

After looking at the results up until the end of Round Robin play, MIS looked in a strong position at that point, so they were awarded 1st place and get to keep the trophy for another year. Other place getters were:

Raroa Intermediate - 2nd

Wainuiomata Intermediate - 3rd

WRISSA Boys' Hockey - By Duncan Weir

The hockey tournament was held at the National Hockey Stadium in Wellington. We went over the night before and stayed at the Top Ten Holiday Park in Lower Hutt. We played cards in the cabin for a while. It was really fun.

It was quite tough because half of the team was sick and there were some really good teams we were up against. Despite that we still played really well, winning two of the five games we played. We placed seventh out of ten teams in the end. Our top goal scorers for the day were Campbell Hay, Jono Herrick and Duncan Weir with three goals each.


Tawa Intermediate - lost - 1-0

Ferguson Intermediate - lost - 4 - 3

Newlands Intermediate - won - 4 - 1

South Wellington Intermediate - lost - 2 - 1

Wainuiomata Intermediate - won - 4 - 0

Digital Technology Extension

Currently in our digital technology extension we have been learning lots of different things including making our own cardboard virtual reality headsets from these cool kits. We use our phones for the vr aspect for headsets. There are a lot of apps and games that are compatible with these headsets such as YouTube. We have also been learning how to build with the ePro8 kits as well as learning to code with javascript using the website bitsbox. -

By Tristan HUNTER - Room 14

Music with Mrs Jeffries

Music with Mrs Jeffries has been great because we learn to play different musical instruments, such as keyboard and boom whackers. Here is a picture of me playing the drums.

By Curtis Diamond, Room 17

Upcoming Events

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