Newsletter Term 3 Week 2

Masterton Intermediate School 6 August 2021

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

I am sure that you are all enjoying the fantastic Olympic Games coverage and, in particular, the history making performances of our New Zealand athletes proudly wearing the silver fern.

We have also been very proud of a number of our MIS sporting achievements in these first two weeks of the third term of 2021.

On Thursday, July 29 our girls team secured a convincing 59-7

victory in the rugby tens game against Palmerston North Intermediate Normal at Memorial Park here in Masterton. Rasharn Thompson was the outstanding performer with 6 tries and two conversions.

Our first XV boys rugby group also managed a win against PNINS with a 43-19 success. Ropati Siaosi was the player of the day for our team.

On Sunday, August 1 our Year 8 Aces team were the winners of the Vikings netball tournament played in Dannevirke.

The Footsteps dance programme will take place each Monday.

I would ask for your support in ensuring that your child has the correct PE uniform at school each day please. We do not want our kura to be a place where large numbers of students choose to opt out of learning activities.

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Kōrero from Ms Geange & Miss Woodward

Ms Geange:

It has been pleasing to witness the implementation of the Ministry of Education’s 'Healthy Lunches for Schools' programme since it started in week one of this term. Everyday, each student is provided with a healthy lunch. As mentioned in our previous newsletter, this is an initiative that some schools have been granted and has been made possible through our partnership with the Trust House Foundation and the MOE. General feedback from the students has been excellent and teachers have noticed the positive socialisation that this time of the day brings to their classrooms.

Enrolments are now open for the 2022 school year and packs are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the website.

Miss Woodward:

Thank you to those who were able to make it to the first day of three way conferences. The weather certainly didn't make it easy to venture out of the house, but it is always rewarding for our teachers when they can meet with you to discuss your child’s progress.

Our next interviews are this coming Wednesday from 3.20pm.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to book a time yet, please do so, as there are still a few time slots left.

Art extension is firing ahead this term and it is fantastic to see that so many of the students from last term are wanting to continue with the programme.

The Wairarapa Breadcraft Exhibition, which is coming up, will be held at Aratoi from the

2nd October to the 26th October.

The exhibition will showcase the best artwork produced in the region’s schools, and our students have had work submitted this week, from which pieces for the exhibition will be chosen.

Further information will be in the newsletter later in the term.

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Aratoi visit

We were lucky to have 60 of our kapa haka girls attend the Pūkana Exhibition at Aratoi on Tuesday, August 3. The exhibition is a celebration of māori performance and performers across time and genres and highlights iconic moments over the years. At the end of the tour, the students were able to take part in a poi workshop making them out of recycled fabrics and doing a short performance.

A huge thank you to Kate Devenny who shared her knowledge and expertise with us. If you have not yet been to see 'Pūkana', do so before the exhibition finishes on Sunday, August 22.

WRISSA Volleyball

WRISSA Volleyball tournament was played on Thursday, August 5 at the ASB Stadium in Kilbirnie. This was another fantastic opportunity to compete in an event outside of the Wairarapa and through their hard work, commitment and ability to work together, the girls deservedly won their league and the boys came 3rd. Congratulations to Aurora Carswell and Reshard Karaitiana-Lambert for being named ‘player of the day’ for their respective teams.

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Upcoming Events

  • Netball Exchange for MIS Aces, Magic, Pulse, Steel and Stars @ Monrad Intermediate, Palmerston North - Wednesday - August 11
  • Learning Conferences from 3:20pm - 8:20pm - Wednesday - August 11
  • Matharapa @ Wairarapa College - Year 7 at 11:30pm, Yr 8 at 1:30pm - Thursday - August 12
  • Girls' Rugby 7's Tournament @ Memorial Park - Friday - August 13
  • Rugby exchange with Wainuiomata Intermediate @ Trust House War Memorial Park - 12:00 to 2:45 - Wednesday - August 18
  • Masterton Speech Competition @ Hadlow School - Wednesday - August 18