Newsletter - December

Masterton Intermediate School


Tēnā koutou ngā whānau e tautoko mai te kura takawaenga nei o Whakaoriori mō tēnei tau rua mano, rua tekau ma rua.


Thank you to those families who were able to attend our final assembly held in our school hall on Thursday, December 15. Final syndicate assemblies were also held earlier this week, on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Trophy winners presented at these syndicate hui were:

  • Carman Cup for Environmental Science - Levi Riley (Room 18)

  • Charmaine Waitere Memorial Trophy (most outstanding softballer) - Archie Karaitiana (Room 5)

  • Chess Champion Trophy - Roguen Tisdall (Room 10)

  • Design Technology Cup - Elaine Johnston (Room 7)

  • Dianne Martin Top Chef Cup - Tom Madden (Room 7)

  • Digital Technology Trophy - Duncan Weir (Room 15)

  • Hancox Family Dance Trophy - Tayla Wanders (Room 7)

  • Irene McKinstry Science Cup - Brianna Benkie (Room 12)

  • Mikyla Thompson Trophy for Excellence in Visual Art

- Elaine Johnston (Room 7)

  • Te reo Māori Trophy - Marleigh Paku (Room 13)

  • Waka Ama Hoe - Xavier Arthur-Clement (Room 10)

Nominees for the McCormick Cup for the most outstanding boy’s contribution to our school:

  • Jacob Ross (Room 3)

  • Miles Upton (Room 6)

  • Casey Judd (Room 7)

  • Rome Afegogo (Room 8)

  • Lucas White (Room 11)

  • Luke Jonas (Room 13) - Winner

  • Theo Polley (Room 13)

  • Zeb Wheeler (Room 13)

  • Wyatt Malcolm (Room 14)

  • Duncan Weir (Room 15)

Nominees for the Brewster Shield for the most outstanding girl’s contribution to our school:

  • Evie Hawkins (Room 7)

  • Elaine Johnston (Room 7)

  • Shilo Heberley (Room 8) - Winner

  • Makayla O’Hara (Room 8)

  • Caitlyn de Lara-Bell (Room 10)

  • Ivy Te Tau (Room 11)

  • Charlotte Kennedy (Room 13)

  • Marleigh Paku (Room 13)

  • Breeanna Wasuka (Room 13)

  • Maddie Brooks (Room 14)

  • Bella Thompson (Room 14)

  • Jarae Tangiora (Room 18)

The 2022 school year has now come to an end and we thank those many families who have supported our kura takawaenga during these past twelve months. For the parents/caregivers of the MIS cohort for 2023, we request your assistance in the following areas:

  • Please encourage and expect your child to become fully involved in all that Masterton Intermediate has to offer.

  • Please support our decision made in November this year to not allow students to bring cell phones to our school.

  • Please check carefully with your child if they are talking to you about negative incidents that may have occurred during their day at school and make sure that they have included what part they may have played in them.

  • Please communicate with your child’s class teacher in the first instance if there are any issues that you wish to discuss.

  • Please consider the role of coaching for one of our teams in the 21 sports codes that we will be providing for our students.

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Random Numbers

18 The number of individual trophies that were awarded during week nine of term four

53 The number of points that were accumulated during the year by Waiawangawanga and Waipoua which meant that they were joint winners of the Matt Boggs whānau trophy for the top syndicate in 2022

80 The number of ADMIRE awards that were presented at our final assembly on Thursday, December 15

151 The number of service awards that students earned that were presented at their syndicate’s final syndicate assembly for 2022

203 The number of curriculum awards that were received in our final syndicate assemblies

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Cycling Option

Comments from students:

"Best option ever!"

"Loved stopping to swimming in the river when we got hot!"

"Enjoyed cycling around the streets of Masterton!"