Phone 07 889 6629 30.10.14 Email [email protected] Website www.mi.school.nz Kia U Ki Te Pai Award Kia U Ki Te Pai “Whatever You Do Let It Be Your Best”. This is our motto at Morrinsville Intermediate School and this simple statement calls us all, every day, to set goals, to work hard, to strive to achieve our very best and, ultimately, to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others. This motto does not stand alone but is underpinned and supported by our school values. Rangatiratanga; doing our best for ourselves, Manaakitanga; doing our best for others, Whakawhanungatanga; doing our best for the community and Kaitiakitanga; doing our best for our environment. John Mellar Over the year students and staff have been immersed in the culture of “Kia U Ki Te Pai”. They have been given opportunities to explore what this means for them and our school, to understand what effect this can have on their learning and achievement, and to discover how they can begin to really make a difference. The “Kia U Ki Te Pai” award is given to a student who epitomises this idea. Someone who consistently works hard and strives to do his or her best in every situation, and by doing so, becomes a leader and role model for others. At the end of last term the first ever “Kia U Ki Te Pai “award was given to John Mellar. John has been an exemplary student all year. He is someone who consistently upholds the values of the school in whatever he does, whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field, or performing on stage with the rock band. John strives to do his best. He has won numerous awards this year and has been recognised by both students and staff as someone who holds the highest personal standards; is always willing to support and encourage others; who works hard to achieve his goals and is someone who makes a difference, not only to his own life, but to the lives of those around him. Congratulations John, you are an example of all that “Kia U Ki Te Pai “ stands for. We are very proud of all that you have achieved and your winning of this award is so very well deserved. Charles Hume Deputy Principal Thank you to everyone who supported our Craft and Livestock Days last week, both days were a big success and students enjoyed the opportunity to showcase their animals. See Facebook for more photos. Isaac Wilton and Cameron Parker on Livestock Day with their Champion animals. Well done to the students who went on to Group Day, results will be in the next newsletter following our assembly this Friday, where students will be presented with their awards. Parents are very welcome to join us at 9.40am in our school hall. Morrinsville Intermediate School on Sunday 16th November from 11.00am to 3.00pm Don’t miss out on a great day of fun - food hall, student performances, entertainment for all ages! Pre-loved clothes, household items etc wanted (drop into the school office or phone for pick-ups). All students will bring home a flyer next week with more gala info...watch this space! At the end of last term Mya Dowding, Tamzyn Wallace-Ovesen, Brooke Reid, Lucy Morris, Tegan Broomfield, Danielle Mellow, Lily Hutchings, Jessica Pavlovich and Vici-Rose Green travelled to Tokyo, Japan, with Mr Leith and 52 other students from around the Waikato. Once we arrived we bussed to Makuhari Junior High to meet our host families. One of the most memorable moments was experiencing a traditional tea ceremony, the green tea was very bitter and only Lucy and Mr Leith could finish it. Other highlights were being hosted by Japanese families and spending time at Makuhari Junior High and the International School, going to Disney Land, Disney Sea, travelling on the subway and visiting huge shopping malls and the museum. A massive thanks to Mr Leith because, without you, we wouldn't have had such an amazing experience and fun time. This trip has created life-long memories for all of us and we made new friends from around the Waikato and Japan! Report by Jessica and Vici-Rose. Lakewood Lodge Camp Dates JAPAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE The M.I.S. girls and Mr Leith at Disney Sea! 2014 AIMS Games Tainui 4th to 7th November Aotea 25th to 28th November Aranui 2nd to 5th December SWIMMING: The entire 2014 AIMs games was amazing. There was a great vibe everywhere you went. I participated in the swimming, racing in 8 different races held over two days, I got 4 PB’s (personal best) and unfortunately 1 DQ (disqualification). On the Tuesday I only had to swim 1 race unless I made finals. It was the race that 74 people in my age group had entered, 50m freestyle. Even though I swim this race all the time I still managed to shave 0.42 sec off my time and came 59th. Although I didn’t make any finals, it meant that I was able to get a good night’s sleep before competing in gymnastics the next day. Overall it was an amazing competition that I hope to be a part of again next year. Report by Jordan Rogers. Thank you Morning Tea for all our parents who have volunteered their time during the year. Wed 19th November at 10.30am in the school hall to thank you for your support! On the 13th of September six Morrinsville Intermediate students travelled to Sacred Heart in Hamilton to compete in the Great Waikato Spelling Bee. The six students were Rhys Peddie, Banroj Sidhu, Callum Fletcher, Andie Judge, Ruby Stevens and Ethan O’Sullivan. We all competed well. Ruby and Rhys got into the final and Rhys came 4th= out of the six finalists. Overall, Morrinsville Intermediate came runners up for best school. We all did very well because we worked really hard. Big thanks to Mrs Carney for organising the day and the parents for getting us there. Report by Andie Judge. GYMSPORT: On Wednesday we competed in a team event and on the Thursday we competed as individuals. This involved 4 apparatus such as floor, beam, bar and vault. In the team was Natalya Wilson, Jessica Pavlovich, Alesha McQuoid and myself. With our combined team score, we received the silver medal, so overall it was an awesome result. On Thursday we competed in the individual event. Over the two days our scores were added together and Alesha was placed in the top ten, which was a fantastic result. I was placed 22nd, Natalya 23rd and Jessica 24th in the women’s open class. Alex Devonport placed 16th and Jordan Rodgers placed 25th in their classes. This was an awesome experience to be involved in. We made lots of new friends from different schools around New Zealand. We also improved on our personal routines and skills. Thank you to Mrs McQuoid and Mrs Pavlovich for taking us both days and our amazing coach Kitreece Hickin! Report by Aisha Morris-Walton. Remember to look at our school website for upcoming event dates and like us on Facebook to see what our students have been up to! Morrinsville Monday 3rd November to Sunday 16 November Don’t miss this great opportunity plus support school fundraising! See attached flyer. This offer is open to family & friends. Thanks for your support! Don’t miss out on this evening of entertainment! Tickets $25pp Eftpos available Spot prizes and giveaways!
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