Latest Newsletter - Morrinsville Intermediate School

Newsletter!
Phone&07&889&6629&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Email&offi[email protected]&
26.03.15&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&Website&www.mi.school.nz&
End$of$term:"Wow"the"term"has"certainly"flown"by"and"this"will"be"the"final"newsletter"for"Term"One.""
School"finishes"for"the"term"next"Thursday"2nd"April"at"the"usual"time"of"3.10pm.""Friday"3rd"April"is"Good"Friday"
(Public" Holiday)." " We" wish" all" our" families" a" safe" and" Happy" Easter" holiday" break" and" I" look" forward" to" our"
students"returning"next"term"when"school"reopens"on"Monday"20th"April,"ready"for"another"busy"term"ahead."
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Mufti$day:$ $We"will"be"having"a"mufti"day"tomorrow"to"support"the"Black"Caps"leading"up"to"the"World"Cup"
Cricket"Final.""This"is"an"opportunity"for"a"bit"of"fun"for"staff"and"students"(with"no"charge"to"students)."
Host$ families:$ The" Japanese" students" left" for" Auckland" on" Tuesday," where" they"
stayed"for"a"day"and"a"night"before"making"their"way"home"to"Makuhari.""They"all"had"
a"great"time"in"New"Zealand"and"we"would"like"to"say"a"huge"thank"you"to"our"host"
families" who" have" all" done" a" fantastic" job" looking" after" the" students" and" providing"
them"with"some"wonderful"lifeWlong"memories"of"New"Zealand.$
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Winter$uniform:"Next"term,"with"the"move"to"cooler"weather,"please"can"I"highlight"
our"expectations"on"our"school’s"winter"uniform.""Please"ensure"that"your"child"has"all"
the"appropriate"winter"uniform"requirements"for"the"beginning"of"Term"Two.""I"would"
like"to"thank"you"for"your"support"of"our"high"standards"of"dress"code,"I"often"receive"
positive" messages" about" our" students’" conduct" and" appearance" outside" of" the"
school."
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Property$upgrades:$$Over"the"last"few"weeks"contractors"have"been"in"school"as"part"
of"our"current"property"upgrade"for"our"Hard"Materials"and"Art"Room"as"well"as"our"
new"Media"Centre." "This"project"is"on"track"to"be"finished"early"in"Term"Two"and"we"
are"looking"forward"to"our"students"being"able"to"work"in"these"refurbished"modern"
learning"environments."
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School$production:$$Next"term"one"of"our"major"focuses"will"be"the"school"production"
which" will" be" performed" to" the" public" in" Week" 10" of" Term" Two" over" three" evening"
performances" and" one" matinee." " Students" have" been" invited" to" audition" for" major"
roles"and"students"who"are"interested"in"minor"roles"will"be"calledWup"at"a"later"date.""
There" will" also" be" opportunities" for" students" who" would" like" to" be" dancers," in" the"
production"band,"choir"or"involved"in"lighting"and"sound"or"the"backstage"crew.$
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Regards,"
Nathan"Leith"
Black Caps Mufti Day Tomorrow!
Principal$
We have decided to have a mufti day tomorrow (Friday)
to support the Black Caps going into the World Cup final
on Sunday! Students can either dress up as a cricket
player, cricket supporter or dress in black.
Go the Black Caps! There will be no charge to students.
School
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Disco
Information
For the first three terms of the year each Team organises
a school disco for all of the school; our first disco is being
run by Tainui on Wednesday 1st April from 7.00pm to
9.00pm.
The theme will be “inspirational people” and students may
come dressed in theme.
Students can purchase a ticket for $3 (available from the office foyer before school and
at interval next week).
There will be spot prizes and best dressed prizes to be won. Food and drinks will be
available for purchase at the disco. No child will leave the hall during the time of the
disco. Children must be collected from the school hall by an adult at 9.00pm
There will be a mufti day held on Thursday 2nd April (last day of Term One)
for a gold coin donation. Please wear clothing suitable for school and P.E.
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Upcoming Dates:&
Fri 27th March Visual Arts Day Hamilton&
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Wed 1st April School Disco 7pm to 9pm
Thurs 2nd April Choir Trip Kenwyn Home&
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Thur 2nd April Last day of Term 1
Fri 3rd April Good Friday (Public Holiday)
Mon 6th April Easter Monday (Public Holiday)&
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Mon 20th April First day Term 2
Sat 25th April ANZAC Day
Wed 13th May BOT Meeting 7pm
Tues 26th May Inter-Intermediate Football
Wed 10th June BOT Meeting 7pm
Tues 16th June Inter-Intermediate Hockey
Wed 17th June Gymsport Festival
22nd June Production Week
Tues 30th June Inter-Intermediate Basketball
Fri 3rd July Student Reports Home
Fri 3rd July Last day of Term Two&
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Netball News:
All students playing netball have received a
newsletter outlining their season.
We are still needing coaches and managers for
some teams. Please contact the office if you
are keen.
Netball Fees need to be paid to the office by
8th May.
Orini / Whitikahu Netball are running a
Development Day this coming Saturday.
For more information email:
[email protected] for more information.
Morrinsville Netball Reps - Morrinsville Netball
Centre is still needing a rep convenor and
coaches. If you are interested please go onto
the centre’s website for more information.
School#Fees#and#[email protected]#
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These& payments& cover& the& materials& and& take& home& component&&&&&&&&&&&&&
of& Technology& projects& throughout& the& year.& & They& also& provide&
educaGonal,&cultural,&sporGng&and&social&acGviGes&which&are&not&covered&
by& Ministry& Funding.& & All& families& are& urged& to& meet& the& obligaGon& of&
making&these&payments&for&the&benefit&of&the&students.& &The&fees&total&
$150.00.&
&Photocopy&and&Paper&DonaGon
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&$10.00&
&AcGvity&DonaGon &
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&Local&Government&Charges&Fee
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Entertainment Publications
We are once again selling Entertainment Books
as a MI Mates fundraiser for $60.00.
A flyer is attached to this newsletter explaining
the ordering process including digital
membership.
A&formal&account&has&been&sent& &home&with&all&students.& &Any&parents&/&
caregivers& who& pay& their& child’s& fees& in& full& by& 31st& March& 2015& can&
deduct& a& $15.00& discount& binging& the& total& to& $135.00.& & Families& are&
welcome&to&pay&in&instalments&or&via&internet&banking.&&Our&school&bank&
account&details&were&included&on&the&statements.&&Egpos&is&available.&
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive
some amazing discounts!
Suitable#winter#school#shoes#
Winter Uniform Policy
A&reminder&students&are&required&to&wear&Winter&Uniform&during&Terms&Two&and&Three.&&Students&will&require&a&regulaGon&polar&
fleece&and&regulaGon&black,&leather&school&shoes&(able&to&take&a&shine).&&Fabric,&suede&or&ballet&style&shoes&are&not&permiked.&
Boys&are&required&to&wear&plain&grey,&knee&high&school&socks&and&girls&are&required&to&wear&either&knee&high&navy&socks&or&black&
stockings&to&the&waist&(no&pantyhose&or&sheer&nylons).&
In&addiGon&to&the&short&sleeved&polo&shirt,&a&short&sleeved&plain&black&or&navy&tMshirt&or&thermal&shirt&may&be&worn&underneath.&
Monday 20th April. Cost $7.00pp.
Bring in your payment to your teacher
ASAP to book a place.
Limited to 90
students only.
Anzac&Day&Service&
A&visit&to&the&Science&Roadshow&is&a&fun,&exciGng&and&interacGve&learning&experience&
of&science&for&children.&It&includes&live&shows&and&handsMon&exhibits.&&
&What#is#the#Science#Roadshow?&
The&Science&Roadshow&is&a&mobile&science&discovery&centre.&Annually&it&travels&the&
the&length&of&New&Zealand&in&a&15&metre&truck&and&trailer,&bringing&a&range&of&cool&
interacGve&science&and&technology&exhibits&into&communiGes.&The&mission&of&the&
Science&Roadshow&is&to&support&science&educaGon&in&New&Zealand&schools&through&
science&outreach.&
Our&school&choir&has&been&invited&to&sing&the&New&Zealand&
and&Australian&NaGonal&Anthems&at&the&Morrinsville&Anzac&
Service&on&Anzac&day.&&Students&will&need&to&be&at&Howie&
Park&cenotaph&(up&the&hill)&by&10.15am.&&Please&mark&this&
date&on&your&calendar&and&plan&to&be&there!&
Treasure'Dome'Market'held'on'the''''''
last'Sunday'of'each'month'in'the''''''''''''''
school'dome''from'8.00am'to'1.00pm.'
2nd$hand$items,$stalls,$collectables,$brick3a3brac,$
coffee$truck,$food$etc.$$All$welcome!$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
For$more$information$or$stall$enquiries$please$
Sewing$Sports$and$Merit$Badges$=$Wednesday$1st$April"
phone$Sheree$Blackwood$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
School"TWshirts"will"be"collected"in"during"the"day"and"need""""""""""""""""
07$889$5736$or$027$253$5736.$
to"be"named"and"clean"please.""""
MI#Mates#Easter#Raffle&
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Thank&you&to&the&students&who&
have&sold&raffle&Gckets&to&support&
school&fundraising.&Unsold&raffle&
Gckets&and&money&are&now&due&
back&at&school.&
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&31st&March&M&Raffles&will&be&drawn.&
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EducaGonal& Assessment& Australia& (EEA)& specialises& in&
largeMscale& assessment& including& InternaGonal&
CompeGGons&and&Assessments&for&schools&(ICAS).&&&
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Listed& below& are& the& ICAS& subjects,& closing& and& siXng&
dates&and&prices.& &Entry&fees&to&sit&these&exams&is&due&at&
the&school&office&on&or&before&the&closing&date.&
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Subject #
#Si2ng#date#########Closing#date# #Price#####
Digital&Technologies &19th&May &&&&&&&&&&&5th&May
&$8.50&
Science& &
&3rd&June&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&20th&May&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&$8.50&
WriGng &
&18th&June &&&&&&&&&&&4th&June&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&$19.50&&&&&
Spelling &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&16th&June&&&&&&&&&&&&&2nd&June&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&$10.50&&
English &
&28th&July&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&15th&July
&$8.50&&
MathemaGcs
&11th&August&&&&&&&&&28th&July
&$8.50&&&&&&&&