Newsletter Term 4 - Week 7

Masterton Intermediate School November, 26 2021


Last week, we had two excellent sports exchanges.

On Wednesday, November 24, we hosted Wainuiomata Intermediate. with the following

Results were: :

  • Girls touch - lost 2-3

  • Boys touch - lost 3-4

  • Girls softball - won 12-10

  • Boys softball - won 18-6

Player of the day for:

Girls touch - Rasharn Thompson

Boys touch - Luke Jonas

Girls softball - Maggie Shields

Boys softball - Riley Karaitiana-Lambert

A massive thanks to our families for providing plenty of kai to share with our manuhiri.

On Thursday, November 25, we hosted the Puketapu School netball team from New Plymouth for two games which we won 34-20 and 32-26. Lily Kinahan and Lily McLeod were our players of the day. It was a real pleasure to welcome back Ngatai Walker, a former class teacher here at MIS and now the tumuaki o te kura o Puketapu.

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, we are now able to provide information about our end of year awards for 2021. These will take place using the following format:

  • Curriculum and Service awards will be presented in the Masterton Intermediate hall in syndicates in week nine

Staff and students only will be able to attend due to Alert Level Two restrictions.

  • ADMIRE awards and major trophies will be presented in the final assembly in the MIS hall from 11.00 am to midday on Thursday, December 16. Students receiving these awards will

be invited to attend. This assembly will be livestreamed to all MIS classrooms as well as our families.

We appreciate your understanding of this required organisation for 2021. Thank you.

Russell Thompson (Tumuaki)

2021 Athletic Champions

Wellbeing Tip

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Writers' Camp

Writers Camp was an amazing opportunity with great learning intentions and so much knowledge to take away from this experience. We had delicious food, night walks on the beach and chill time in the lounge. We learnt about the history of CastlePoint and all the interesting things that happened back in time, how to conjure up our hidden imagination with our micro story ideas and all sorts of different genres of writing techniques. On behalf of all the writers camp students we really want to thank Mr Veale and Georgie for coming on the trip with us and organising such an amazing experience for us to get our creative minds flowing.

By Jessica Ford.

Rock Band 2021

On the 27th of October Masterton Intermediate Schools Rock Band travelled over to Paraparumu to perform in the “Battle Of The Bands” competition. We had performed 2 songs which were

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen and

“Heart Of Glass” by Blondie.

We were all quite nervous because there were around 25 other bands competing and some were very talented. We did our best and had a great day. One of our guitarists, Stephen Price, won an award which was pretty cool. Thanks to our Principal and the MIS team for supporting us and making this opportunity available. Also a big thanks to our hard working Rock Band teacher Elton. By Georgie Moore.

2022 Diary Cover Competition

A huge thanks to all of the students who entered the Diary Cover competition. Many entries were received from every syndicate! Congratulations to our winner - Elaine Johnston whose design will be the cover of next years student diary. Elaine wins $100 and our second place winner, Lana Kerehi receives $50. Ka pai kōrua!

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