HAWERA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
NEWSLETTER 11 November 2020
Kia ora koutou
What blustery and stormy days we have had over the week, here's hoping our School Athletics Day on Friday will see better weather.
Today I am in New Plymouth with a group of students who are participating in the Blue Light Police Physical Team Challenge where Hawera Intermediate compete with 20 other schools across the province. It promises to be a day full of fun.
Student Councillors and some staff head to the RSA today to lay a wreath in remembrance of Armistice Day.
Tomorrow we welcome a number of Year 6 students to school as part of our transition programme for 2021 enrolments. If you know of any student entering Hawera Intermediate next year who has not yet enrolled please encourage them to do so. Thank you.
Looking ahead, in December we have day trips planned for our students.
Unfortunately our noho at Pariroa Marae will not proceed. Covid initially interrupted this, subsequent date changes, our new integrated direction focused on the "Economy" and difficulty gaining parental help meant we have to now cancel this.
Refunds will be forwarded in cash on Monday to those families who have already contributed to the cost.
Once again we have had a number of students shine over a number of different disciplines. Congratulations to you all.
Ngā mihi nui
See you later alligator...
Today our students remembered.
VISIT TO AOTEA UTANGANUI MUSEUM AND PATEA LIBRARY
In December we will be visiting the Aotea Utanganui Museum in Patea and Library to consolidate our learning around Nga Marae.
Tangahoe Whanau visit on 2 December (Rooms 7, 8, 9, 10)
Waihi Whanau on 3 December (Rooms 6, 11, 12),
and Ohawe Whanau on 4 December (Rooms 1, 2, 5)
There will be no cost to students.
Students will need a packed lunch, drink bottle, sunhat and full school uniform for the trip.
We're Farming Worms!
Maddi :Room 1
Showquest Students visit New Plymouth
Last Friday 30 students went to New Plymouth. It was a fun day that was filled with lots of activities, all Performing Arts related. The day was a reward for all the students who helped with Showquest, a dance and acting competition that Hawera Intermediate took part in in September.
Our day started with a visit to the Len Lye Centre where we played with ribbons and learnt all about animation and how colour is incorporated. After that we went to the theatre to watch the one man act ‘Trolls’. It was very different, using a unique type of humour and lots of electronics. Once that finished we had lunch outside of Puke Ariki and watched the ducks we named Jimmy, Daisy, David and Donald race. Finally to end our trip we learnt about weaving and Maori history and how flax was used for all types of things like fishing, bags, and Kapahaka. That ended around 2pm and we boarded our bus and headed back to school.
Julia: Room 12
Work continues on our Float entry...
We would love some parent support to assist in assembling the float on Friday 20 November 1-3pm!
Please let Dizzy in the office know if you can help us- thank you!
Hawera Intermediate will be in "The School Village Green" at the Show
As part of our economy unit, students have followed a design process and created prototypes of products they might like to promote and sell.
Next week we have an external facilitator whom groups of students will pitch their wares to in the hope of securing a place within our show tent.
Students are hoping that people will rate their product by telling them if they work well and some might even make some money via their business!
In our Village Tent we have a very enticing Christmas Raffle and Grocery Raffle, plus we will be running a Silent Auction around donated products from local businesses.
We hope to make lots of money with proceeds going towards assisting offsetting Camp Costs in 2021.
Make sure you visit our tent and bring along lots of friends and family. See you there!
Lions Junior Speech Maker Competition
We are so excited to congratulate our very own Liesa Hostadler from Room 12 who was awarded the over all winner with her speech on Teen Suicide.
What an amazing result for our school at the Rippa Rugby Competition held last Thursday.
Our mixed team won the quarter finals, then lost the semi finals by 1 point against Puketapu School, placing them 3rd equal out of 40 teams. Our Girls' team played Stratford School in the finals and won. There were 21 teams in their grade. The boys played St Josephs, Hawera in the finals and won. There were 21 teams in their grade.
All students were outstanding and we would like to thank Mrs Crawford, Shaun Fowler and Makaia for taking the teams and looking after them for the day.
A BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR PARENT SUPPORTERS.
save the date
- Friday 13 November - School Athletics
- Friday 20 November - We're at the Show - A&P Showgrounds from 12-8pm
- Tuesday 24 November - Intermediate Schools Athletics
- Wednesday 2 December - Tangahoe Whanau visit Patea's Aotea Utanganui Museum
- Thursday 3 December - Waihi Whanau visit Patea's Aotea Utanganui Museum
- Friday 4 December - Ohawe Whanau visit Patea's Aotea Utanganui Museum
- Wednesday 9 December Home School Partnership Meeting
- Thursday 10 December Home School Partnership Meetings
- Tuesday 15 December - Service Assembly 9.30-11 at the AOG Church
- Year 8 Formal 7pm at the AOG Church then 8-10 at the RSA
- Wednesday 16 December - Formal Assembly 10-12 at AOG Church
- Term 4 2020 School Year Ends at 1pm