Newsletter Term 3 - Week 9

Masterton Intermediate School September, 21, 2021


Kia ora matua mā

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou ki runga i te kaupapa o te wāhanga tuatoru.

On behalf of our staff and Board of Trustees I would like to express our appreciation and thanks to you for your recent support in the following areas:

  • Completing our parent survey to assist us with school planning for the next 5 years

  • Over 600 donations of grocery items for our Foodbank mufti day last Thursday.

This was far more than the one item per student that was requested.

We look forward to a number of activities taking place during the final two weeks of this term and the possibility of a ‘normal’ term four to end the 2021 school year.

Noho ora mai tātou katoa.

E mātahi ana, e mataara!

Russell Thompson (Tumuaki)

Ms Geange's kōrero

Te wiki o te reo Māori saw our students taking part in many activities organised by their classroom teachers. This year’s theme,was again 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’. ‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English with its correct Māori meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying - ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.

Strength for an endangered language comes from its status, people being aware of how to support revitalisation, people acquiring and using it and from the language having the right words and terms to be used well for any purpose."

Week Nine is Enterprise Week and our students have been busy working and finalising their products and activities for Market Day. We are very much looking forward to seeing their hard work on sale during lunchtimes this week.

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Road Safety reminder

It was saddening to hear of two separate incidents involving a student being hit by vehicles last week. Whilst these two students are recovering well, it is an awful experience for both the victim and the driver of the vehicle. Despite several reminders by staff to their classes and a plea in our last newsletter, please remember that when picking up or dropping off students outside the school, ensure your child uses the designated crossing.

Three years ago, a group of student leaders were instrumental in getting three pou erected nearby the school. You will have seen many of them around town designed as ‘drop off and pick up’ points to alleviate the congestion outside of the school gate. Please use these! Photos of them are below!

Kia tūpato! Be careful and please speak to your children on Road Safety.

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Football Season Summary

This season is pretty hard to sum up so I'll try my best. First of all I would like to thank our coach Ian Barrs for his patience, dedication and kind words of encouragement throughout the season win or lose.

Secondly this season has been by far the best season of football that I've ever played. Not just individually, but as a team. We all clicked perfectly, and I think that's what gave us the win at the end. I haven't checked, but I'm pretty sure our goal difference was 45 goals for and only 8 against which was the best in the league! We had training every Thursday after school lasting for an hour, we mainly did fitness and passing drills. On the field, executing our passing drills almost to perfection. Sometimes we created some fantastic goals, and of those goals, it wasn't just the front three who scored, it was the whole team that contributed in one way or another. Overall, I reckon we were the best team in the Wellington region (for our age) this year, and I wish I could do it again. Now, can you tell me how to get to Kuranui?

Joseph Campbell - Year 8, Room 8

Wellbeing Tip

Whānau Wellbeing Tip

Celebrate a week (or even more) of kindness in your home by spotting the kind acts of others in your family, your community or in the news and social media. This activity shines a light on all things kind in our world, and highlights to children the ripple effect kind acts can have on others. It is also a valuable lesson to learn that you too feel great about performing acts of kindness.

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Upcoming Events

  • Boys and girls First XI football exchange against Fergusson Intermediate at Maidstone Park - Monday, September 27
  • Board of Trustees meeting - Monday, September 27 @ 6:30pm in the MIS Staffroom
  • Girls Tens rugby game against Wainuiomata Intermediate at William Jones Park in Wainuiomata - Tuesday, September 28
  • Wairarapa College Sports Academy Fitness testing - Tuesday, September 28 @ 12:45pm
  • ADMIRE DAY - Wednesday, September 29
  • Boys First XV rugby exchanges against Wainuiomata and Tawa Intermediates - September 29 and 30.
  • Last day of Term 3 - 3pm, Friday October 1.

Random Numbers

4 The number of trailer loads of tree branches and sticks that our Caretaker, Dallas Wilson, collected on September 6 after the very strong weekend winds.

15 The number of school days (out of a possible 49) that we have

missed in term three due to lockdowns at Alert Levels 4 and 3.

16 The number of opportunities offered to our students for our recent Arts Enrichment programme.

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