Newsletter - July

Masterton Intermediate School

Ngā kōrero o te tumuaki

E whakawhetai ana mō tēnei rangi

We give thanks for this day

Mō te rā, mō te ua

for the sun, for the rain

Hei whakaora i a tātou katoa

To nurture us all

I a tātou ngahere

our forests

I a tātou kararehe

our animals

I a tātou ngārara

our insects

Huihui mai tātou

We gather together

Ki te ako tahi

to learn as one

Kia tipu tahi

to grow as one

tātou tatou katoa

all together



We have started this newsletter with the karakia that our ākonga will be learning and using over the ten weeks of term three. Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānau o te kura takawaenga nei.


I would like to express a huge thank you to each member of our new Masterton Intermediate School Board of Trustees who take office from next Wednesday, August 10. Our kaitiaki for the next three years are:

  • Sarah Booth

  • Roger Graham

  • Braidie Heberley

  • Liz Polley

  • Ayla Yule

  • Judy Dreadon (staff representative)

  • Dionne Jacson (minute secretary)

My appreciation is also extended to Liz Polley (chairperson),

Sarah Booth, Andrew Freeman, Beks Hudson-Lowe, Matt Shaw,

Olivia Geange (staff representative) and Dionne Jackson (minute secretary) for the many positive and valuable contributions that you have all made to our BOT from June, 2019 to August, 2022. Ka nui aku mihi ki a koutou.


Tuesday, August 2

WRISSA volleyball tournament at the ASB Centre, Kilbirnie

Wednesday, August 3

Nominations for our new Board of Trustees close at midday on Wednesday, August 3

Wednesday, August 10

Rugby exchange at Monrad Intermediate in Palmerston North

Thursday, August 11

Matharapa competition at Wairarapa College with Year 7 at 11.30 am and Year 8 at 1.30 pm

Friday, August 12

Mufti day for the Masterton Foodbank – students bring a non-perishable grocery item

Friday, August 19

WRISSA Indoor Cricket tournament at the Hutt Indoor sports centre

Wednesday, August 24

WRISSA Netball tournament at the ASB Centre, Kilbirnie

Monday, August 29

Chess tournament hosted at Masterton Intermediate

Monday, August 29

Board of Trustees meeting at 6.30 pm

Tuesday, August 30

Netball exchange with Monrad Intermediate at the Colombo Road Courts

Wednesday, August 31

WRISSA boys rugby tournament at the Petone Recreation ground

Friday, September 2

Teacher Only Day for Masterton Intermediate - school is closed for instruction

Monday, September 5

Lit Quiz in Feilding

Monday, September 5

Girls basketball skills clinic at Trust House stadium

from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm

Wednesday, September 7

Rugby exchange with Wainuiomata Intermediate at William Jones Park in Wainuiomata

Thursday, September 8

Football exchange with Fergusson Intermediate at Memorial Park, Masterton

Friday, September 9

Arts Enrichment programme – Day 1

Monday, September 12

Choir performing at Arts splash at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington at 5.00 pm

Tuesday, September 13

Meeting in the hall at 6.00 pm to explain the Year 8 trip to Japan

in 2023

Wednesday, September 14

Dance splash team performing at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington at 4.30 pm

Friday, September 16

Arts Enrichment programme – Day 2

Tuesday, September 17

Fitness testing for the Wairarapa College 2023 sports academy class at 12.45 pm

Tuesday, September 17

Meeting in the hall at 6.00 pm to explain the 2023 trip to Rarotonga

Wednesday, September 21

Girls rugby tournament at Wise Park in Wainuiomata

Monday, September 26

Syndicate Singing competition at 11.30 am

Monday, September 26

Board of Trustees meeting at 6.30 pm

Tuesday, September 27

ADMIRE Day - three students per class selected

Wednesday, September 28

MIS rōpu to perform at the Wairarapa Kapa Haka festival

– to be confirmed

Thursday, September 29

WRISSA boys basketball tournament at Te Rauparaha Stadium in Porirua

Revolution Tour presentation at 11.15 am

Friday, September 30

WRISSA girls basketball tournament at the Walter Nash Centre in Taita, Lower Hutt

Friday, September 30

Term three ends at 3.00 pm

Technicraft extension

MIS ADMIRE students of the Month for July 2022

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