BIS Newsletter Week 3 Term 2
Friday 21st May 2021
Our week has ended with the whole school dressing up in pink clothing to show their awareness of bullying and the impact it has on people. We have spent the week focussing on ways to ensure that we have a bully-free environment. This is a key component of our school vision - ensuring that quality education happens in a caring environment.
As a school we have talked about how we can show care for self by keeping ourselves away from bullies and by seeking help if needed. Care for others means that we are not bystanders and we look out for others and make sure our behaviour is not the behaviour of a bully.
Bullying is any behaviour that is repetitive and makes someone feel unsafe. In recent years, the incidences of online bullying has increased and this is a place where we can be vulnerable. When we talk about a safe environment, it is the physical and digital environment. Our goal is for a bully-free environment where everyone feels safe and has a sense of belonging. This includes our wider community of whānau and friends. A bully-free Aotearoa is the ultimate goal.
I do feel very proud of the community we live in. Our students are excellent role models who demonstrate care for self, care for others and care for the environment. It is not just on Pink Shirt Day that we see this ethic of care. It is part of our kaupapa and it is visible in all aspects of our kura.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Ngā mihi nui,
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
School Disco Next Week
Tickets are $5 with a permission slip. Students must be picked up from the hall at 9pm.
Pasifika Fono and Feasting for a Fale 3 June at 6.30pm
Please join us for a fono on Thursday 3 June at 6.30pm. We would like this to be an informal get together and encourage you to bring a plate of food to share with others. Children welcome too - we want all voices involved in this project.
Stationery and Uniforms
It is illegal for any student to have cigarettes or vaping equipment in their possession. It is harmful for students to smoke or vape.
For these reasons, we will treat any smoking or vaping at school very seriously. We thank you for your support in promoting a smoke free and vape free environment.
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.
Tuesday 25th May - APPA Choir Rehearsal at Chelsea Primary School
Thursday 27th May - School Social
Friday 28 May - APPA Choir performing at Kauri Park
Monday 31st May - NSIS Y7 Girls Football Zone Day
Tuesday 1st June - NSIS Y8 Girls Football Zone Day
Thursday 3rd June - NSIS Girls Rugby Zone Day, Pasifika Fono 6.30 pm,
Friday 4th June - Teacher Only Day, School is closed
Monday 7th June - Queen's Birthday Weekend, School is closed
Wednesday 9th June - NSIS Boys Hockey Zone Day
Thursday 10th June - NSIS Girls Hockey Zone Day
Thursday 15th June - BOT Meeting
Thursday 8th July - Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students finish at 1.15 pm.