Newsletter Term 1 - Week 1

Masterton Intermediate School - February 4 2022


Tēnā koutou ngā whānau katoa ki runga i te kaupapa o te mahi o te kura taka waenga o Whakaoriori

Tēnā koutou e tautoko mai tō koutou tamariki.

Nā te kaha o te tautoko nei, tino pai rawa atu te timatanga o te tau nei.

E mātahi ana, e mataara!

A huge kia ora and thank you to our MIS families for:

- attending the interviews with your child’s kaiako on Monday, January 31 or Tuesday, February 1.

These valuable hui were represented by 97% of our new whānau. Our next lot of conferences for all students will be on Tuesday, March 15 commencing at 1pm - 8:30pm. Students will be dismissed from school at 12:30pm. Please mark this date in your diaries as being half a day for your child.

- ensuring that your child has arrived at school this week ready to start the 2022 school year with the correct uniform and stationery requirements.

- your understanding in regard to the red traffic light system, particularly the mask-wearing requirements

- your patience with the problems around the transition to Go Bus if this company is the provider for your child’s transport to and from school. Aroha mai ki a koutou!

The first-ever Masterton Intermediate orientation week has been very successful in allowing our students to settle into our kura at a pace that helps them to get to know our staff, expectations and ADMIRE values prior to commencing the 7-day learning cycle and engaging in our very wide range of extra curricular opportunities. Thank you to Olivia Geange for initiating and overseeing ‘O-Week’.

We would like to thank the following staff who finished their time at MIS at the end of 2021 for a combined contribution of 20 years of valuable mahi at MIS:

  • Kate Hamill who started here in 2012

We wish you all the best as a Year 3 and 4 teacher at Opaki School.

  • Niheta Veale whose first MIS class was in 2013.

Good luck in your new role as assistant principal at Solway Primary School.

  • Barbara Morgan who was our Science teacher last year.

We hope that you enjoy your return to Chanel College.

We also welcome the following new kaiako to Masterton Intermediate:

  • Roseanne Sayles in Room 5

  • Schiehallion McKelvie in Room 12

  • Yolandi Verwey in Room 15 and Kaituna syndicate leader

  • Tika Patrie in Room 16

  • Calvin Randall in Room 18

We also welcome teacher aides:

  • Devon Gerrard in Room 4
  • Tory Sexton who is returning to us and will be working in Waiohine and Kaituna syndicates.

Nau mai, haere mai koutou.

Haere mai ki te mahi i waenganui i a tātou.

I am sure that you will all join with me in wishing Alex and Dallas Wilson all the best in the birth of their son, due to enter the world on Monday, February 7. Ka nui te aroha ki a korua.

While the red level for COVID-19 will mean further disruption to our regular learning programmes, we will be working hard to find ways that we can deliver as many options as possible for all akonga that attend MIS.

Nāku noa atu

Russell Thompson (tumuaki)

Happy kids!

Work on the farm has started!

In Block 2 today, we had our first session of mahi on the school farm with a very enthusiastic group of akonga completing a number of important tasks. This included collecting over 500 items of rubbish that had been dumped on this wonderful resource of ours. Fixing the bridge across the stream, fixing a number of batons along the fence lines and clearing a large number of tree branches to add to our burn pile.
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