Newsletter - February

Masterton Intermediate School - February 28

Ngā kōrero o te Tumuaki

E ngā iwi, e ngā mana, e ngā reo

E ngā matua, e ngā whānau, e ngā hapū

Tēnā rā koutou katoa

On behalf of our school staff and Board of Trustees, I want to thank all families of our Masterton Intermediate students for your outstanding aroha, cooperation, kaha, patience, resilience and tautoko during our recent COVID-19 experience. While this was a difficult time for all, we now look forward to providing as much of our MIS curriculum as possible in order to engage our ākonga in their learning.


The following examples of students living our ADMIRE values have been extremely heartening:

  • On Tuesday, February 15, two Year 7 girls were walking across the netball court outside our staff room. They discovered it on the ground with $145 inside! They handed it into the school office. Not long after doing this, they came across a very upset student who was explaining to Mrs. Jeffries that he had lost his wallet. This boy was very happy and relieved to have the wallet and money returned to him. Our sincere thanks go to Harper Kinahan (Room 11) and Brooklyn Harp (Room 16) for their honesty and kindness.

  • I received this email from Mr. Brian Abraham on Thursday evening, February 24:

Hello there!

I would just like to take the time to thank two of your students. They were out collecting for their fun run. They came along to my house and asked very politely if I would like to sponsor them but what really impressed me was they had seen me trying to move a heavy plank of wood and they both said, “Would you like us to move that for you sir?"

I thought that was very kind of them. They also said to me if you would like any other help with anything to let them know. The boy who lives in the area wrote his phone number down so I could ring for a hand which I thought for two young boys was exceptional. I was lost for words. I got both boys’ names. They are Jared Collings and Lucas White, very well mannered young boys.

Thank you Jared and Lucas. MIS and your whānau are very proud of both of you.

Big picture

What I enjoy about MIS - by Rico Harris, Room 9

I like being in the Room 9 class team for non-stop cricket and making new friends. I also like having challenging work to make it harder so I learn new things.

Mr T lets us play tackle bull rush as long as its supervised by an adult.

I like having a canteen at school and having nice teachers who give us responsibilities.

What I enjoy about MIS - by Kate Rees, Room 9

I have loved my first three weeks at MIS so far. First of all, both of my siblings came before me at this school so I felt comfortable coming on the first day. Class mates were welcoming even though we were all nervous. We got to know each other in a friendly ways through activities and social chats.

There is a huge selection of choices ranging from sports to literature to technology. I like that there was something that everyone would be interested in. Teachers did an amazing job making us feel welcome and certain about what was to come this year.

Overall, this school intrigues me with all of the wonderful activities and opportunities. I look forward to the future here at MIS.

Big picture


Each week, our technicraft teachers will select a student who has done an awesome job of displaying the ADMIRE values in their specialist subject. Congratulations to the following recipients from the first learning cycle of 2022:

Cooking - Ms Judy Dreadon

Forest Churchill (Room 8)

Design Technology - Mr Rick Luff

Meagan Pearson (Room 17)

Digital Technology - Mrs Robyn Hamilton

Tristan Hunter (Room 14)

Music - Mrs. Maggie Jeffries

Mercedes Clayton (Room 7)

Science - Mrs. Jacqui Malcolm

Harry Monk (Room 10)

Big picture

Covid-19 response


As we enter Phase 3 of the response to Omicron, only household contacts of confirmed cases are required to self isolate. This will be for 10 days. All other contacts of COVID-positive people are not required to isolate, but they will need to monitor for symptoms. Please keep your child at home if they are feeling unwell.

Big picture


Take notice - Me aro tonu

Notice the things that make you feel good and do them more often! It could be your morning coffee, a walk around the block or playing games with your tamariki.

MIS ADMIRE student of the Month for February 2022,

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.

Learning conferences - First session

Tuesday, March 15th, 1-8:30pm

38 Intermediate Street

Masterton, Wellington

The booking code for these three way learning conferences is: 6g3d9. Go to and enter the above code.

It will be half a day for students.

Any bus students needing supervision will remain at school. Please notify your childs' teacher if you require supervision for your child from 1:25 to 3pm.

Learning conferences - Second session

Wednesday, March 23rd, 3:30-8:30pm

38 Intermediate Street

Masterton, Wellington

The booking code is: 6g3d9
Big picture

Masterton RedStar JAB Rugby Weigh in

Thursday, March 10th, 5-6pm

Colombo Road

Masterton, Wellington

Also on Sunday, March 20 from 1pm-2:30pm

U6 and U8 Registrations will be free this year.

U9 – U13 Subs $20 per player or Family Subs $20 first child and then $10 for each other child up to $40 per family.

Hoody orders taken on weigh in $40 each

Big picture
Big picture