December 2022 newsletter

In today’s newsletter we have the following:
● News from the Acting Principal and DP
● Assessment Round-Up for Parents
● Student Congratulations…

Y7 futsal

Global Section

Welcome from the Acting Principal and Deputy Principal

Parents and Caregivers,

Tēnā koutou i ngā whānau o te kura.

Not long Now!

It is amazing to think that we only have 10 more days at ANI for 2022. There have been some fantastic highlights and achievements by each and every student at ANI over this year.

We are looking forward to finishing the year off on a high and making sure each and every student in year 8 is prepared for the high school they will be attending and our year 7’s are focusing on making the most of the opportunities at ANI in 2023.

Leadership Roles for 2023

It was great to finally award our new leaders for 2023 at an assembly in front of their peers and whanau on Monday 28 November. Congratulations to all students who were successful in obtaining one of the leadership positions for next year in the areas of: House Leader, Sustainability,  AV and Digital, Sports Captain, Arts, Cultural and Head Students.

We are also looking forward to having our current leadership group work alongside our 2023 leaders so there is a good handover of what to expect and what jobs they will be doing related to each leadership area.  This will be the first step to ensure our new leaders are ready to go in the week of 2023.

So once again thank you to all the parents who could make the assembly today and well done to those successful students, we look forward to seeing your ideas come to life in 2023. For a full list of the 2023 leaders, please see below.

School Reports

A reminder that the end of year report will be going home on the last day of school, 14 December. If parents are intending to leave for a holiday earlier than the last day of school please let your child’s classroom teacher know, as we may be able to organise an early report release.  If this is not possible Mr Tinashe will send a link so you can access the report from anywhere in the world.

Ngā mihi nui

Shane Devery (Acting Principal), Bryce Mills (Deputy Principal)

Assessment Round Up for Parents

PAcT Data  

The end-of-term PAcT data that the students have been working towards all year is currently being assessed by teachers and this will go towards the OTJ (Overall Teacher Judgment) in your child’s report. The whole school data will be shared at a board level at our final meeting in December. Thanks to the wonderful teachers Mr Lawerence and Mrs Triana for working hard behind the scenes to produce a final set of PAcT data.

Student Congratulations

This week’s Principal’s Award is awarded to an amazing student for her support of the school in a variety of areas. 

Regards Shane and Bryce


Student Leadership

Congratulations to the following students and the very best of luck for your role in 2023!

Head Students:

Poppy MG, Nakshatra S, Abdullah S, Oliver J

House Leaders:

Luci S, Gemma F, Luke F, Amal K, Sanskriti R, Uluru O, Rory D, Lucia T


Kasia M, Sameeha S, Jasmine R

Arts Leaders:

Jasper H, Isabella L, Ava S, Luana RT, Chahak U, Lola DG

Sports Captain:

Kate OB, Violet Y, Olive H, Harrison C, Ashley O, Takumi L

Cultural Leaders:

Jules-E L, Kaviyayalini G P, Arielle M, Paula T, Sahana R, Chance F T

AV & Digital Leaders

Jarvis M, Kyle B, Harvick S, Rory L, Joshua M, Ary K

Year 8 Exhibition

Our Year 8 students have been working hard on their final inquiry theme at ANI, How We Express Ourselves Exhibition. Students have chosen their own topics, created their own Central Ideas and Lines of Inquiry and created exhibits to share their learning. 

How We Express Ourselves Exhibition dates and times

2pm – 6pm Tuesday 6th December – This is for the ANI community to come to school to view the exhibition. The expectation is for students to be present for this time and are collected from school at no later than 6:15pm.

10:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday 7th December – This is for the Year 7 students to view the exhibition. The community is asked not to come at this time. 

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

The ANI Amazing Race for Year 8 students

Year 8 learners will be taking part in, ‘’The ANI Amazing Race” on Friday 9th December in Week 8. This all day event is a celebration of the student’s time at ANI, an opportunity for them to take part in some challenges, demonstrate their team work and have some fun!

Students will be creating their own teams and will complete various challenges with them around the school. They can earn points on how successful they are, their positive attitude and teamwork. One of their last opportunities to earn big house points and win some prizes!

Students can wear mufti/non-uniform on this day and their groups are encouraged to dress up together! 

On the day students need to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Suncream
  • Lunch 
  • Shoes to run around in
  • Togs and swimming gear
  • Fun attitude!

A sausage sizzle will be provided as a morning tea snack from the school. All dietary requirements will be catered for. 

If you have any questions please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Rimu, Matai and Kōwhai Teachers.


Interzone Futsal:  

What a day to be an ANI Futsal player!

Our Year 7 Boys and Year 7 Girls teams, both champions of their Central Zones competition, travelled to Interzones out at Auckland Netball centre and it is fair to say they stole the show. After some great group matches, both teams found themselves facing a familiar opponent in Murrays Bay Intermediate school in the competition finals.

The boys enacted revenge from their group game loss to MBIS with a resounding win with some standout goals from Benny Long. They left, grinning from ear to ear, Interzones champions for 2022!

After a courageous battle, the girls had to settle for 2nd place after a close-fought 3-1 loss to an excellent MBIS side.

These futsal results are a long time in the planning from Mr Carlos, our resident Futsal maniac who unfortunately couldn’t be at the competition today.

Three cheers for ANI!

Matthew Bowman & Kieran Gleeson

Arts News

 Connecting with our local Art Community 

We have recently been talking to a local artist, Simon Lewis-Ward, who is very interested in working with the school and developing a collaboration where he can support our students through careers advice and exploring what he creates, how he created his pieces, why he creates and his journey as an artist. 

He will also provide an opportunity for some eager students to visit his studio in Titirangi and we have asked him to display some of his art creations in the new MPS in 2023.

Beren Allen, Art Teacher



Year 7 and Year 8 students had an exciting last term of the year with lot of hands-on activities. They carried out experiments with Mystery powder testing, Acids and Bases, and activities based on Natural disasters to name a few.

Neeti Siras, Science Teacher


Cultural Corner

Tālofa, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Namaste, Ni Hao and Tēnā koutou katoa!

We are excited to announce that on Friday 2nd December (Week 7) ANI is hosting ‘Cultural Day’ to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness within our school! 

We would love for you to take part by:

  • Dressing in your culture’s traditional clothes for the day! This can be your own or another culture that you really admire. Students are welcome to wear this to and from school. 
  • Bring in a traditional dish to share with your class! Please provide ingredients and any allergy information.
  • Performing your cultural talent. Do you or your child have any cultural talents with an instrument, singing or dancing? We would love to have you perform at our assembly on the day! Please email Matua Steve at if you or your child are interested.

We look forward to celebrating Culture Day with you!

Steven Van Nes, Sunilla Naik and the ANI Cultural Leaders.

Building Update

MPS Update

The MPS has had to have some additional sewage pipes added to the mix with a new pump as the existing fall of pipes is higher than expected so this may delay the handover of the MPS to the school. However, at this stage, we are still aiming to have our last week of school events in this space unless there are other delays that are out of the builder’s control.  

More concrete has been poured around the MPS apron to complete the ramp going past the library up to the main cafe area and also to cover the recent piping that was completed between room 13.

The Sika flooring has also been laid and the line marking will take place on the floor once it has been sealed.  The kitchen appliances will be arriving this week and put into place by Stryde once the area can be secured and locked 100%.  

We are looking forward to the MPS handover in the very near future. Until then, fingers crossed all goes to plan. 


The 10TS is still on track to have a handover back to the school on the first day of 2023. We are looking forward to having some students in these rooms, which will actually equate to 4 years to the day that the fire occurred and we were able to move into our new spaces. 

Counsellor Spot

You have done it!

Just like that, it is December!! You did it! You finished another year of school, you should be SO proud of yourself. Whatever your plan is for summer whether you’re gonna travel, binge-watch your favourite Netflix show, or something in between make sure you take time to reflect on your year and Be proud of everything you have achieved – big and small! This year brought unexpected challenges and new experiences but you all handled it so well. I am proud of every one of you. 

To the Year 8’s – CONGRATULATIONS! You have graduated intermediate!! Take every opportunity you get in high school! Make mistakes, learn and grow !! Enjoy it.

To the Year 7’s – woohoo! You are now the leaders of the school (with and without a badge). I already know that ALL of you are going to be the greatest inspiration to the new year sevens coming next year. Keep being the best version of yourself. 

Have a great summer and I hope you all remember what amazing people you all are!

Rachel Almeida 

School Counsellor

PTA News

The PTA would like to thank everyone who donated or helped us to fundraise for the school this year. We have done Socials, Mufti weeks, the KnowledgeAthon and the Chocolate Fundraiser. Through all of this we raised $66,992.91

Some of the funds raised were used to contribute to the following: 

New building project – $25,000

Board games for school library – $916

AIM sponsorship and sports uniforms – $5,000

Sustainability Club – $1,000

We also propose, to contribute $900 to the Year 8 graduation and soon $40,000 to the new shade structure. 

If you would like a say as to how we spend the money raised or have ideas on how to fundraise – join us on the PTA. Even if you have limited time and just want to help with one event. It’s a great way to meet other parents and contribute to your child’s school. 

We would love to hear from you, if you’re interested in taking on the role of Chairperson, Secretary or Treasurer of the PTA next year. Please do contact us if you are able to help or have any questions:

Korean and Chinese Summary

In every newsletter and Friday Flyer we will add a short Korean and Chinese translation to assist families where English is not their first language. 

Please see below a summary in Korean:

학교 뉴스레터
1.성적표는 학교 마지막 12 14일에 학생들이 받을 것입니다. 학교 마지막 보다 일찍 휴가를 떠나려는 경우 미리 받을수도 있음으로 교사에게 알려주십시오. 2.학생들이 내내 노력 학기 PAcT 데이터는 현재 교사에 의해 평가되고 있으며 이는 자녀 성적표 OTJ(전체 교사 판단)이동합니다.  전체 학교 데이터는 12 최종 회의에서 이사회 수준에서 공유 것입니다. 3.학교 전시회 날짜 시간 12 6 화요일 오후 2시 – 오후 6 ANI 커뮤니티 전시회 보기 위해 학교에 오기 위한 것입니다. 12 7 수요일 오전 10:30 – 오후 12:30 7학년 학생들이 전시회 관람 있습니다. 4.Y8 졸업식이 12 12월요일에 있습니다.
5.학교는 12월 14일 수요일 12시에 마칩니다.
12 14수요일 정오(오후 12) 학교 종료

Please see below a summary in Chinese:





八年级Amazing raze:12月9日星期五举行。学生们将有很多有趣的活动。学生可以打扮,不用穿校服。


Upcoming Events for Term 4, 2022

Please subscribe to the ANI school App as information will also be updated regularly via this online platform as will the Friday Flyers.



Cultural Celebration Day

Friday 2nd December

Parent Helpers Morning Tea

10:15am 5th December

Year 8 Exhibition for the community 

2:00 – 6:00 pm Tuesday 6th December 

BOT Meeting

4:45 pm Wednesday 7 December

Year 8 Exhibition for Year 7 

10:00am – 12:00pm Wednesday 7th December

Y8 HPV#2 catchup session 

Thursday 1 December 

Y8 Amazing Race

9am Friday 9 December

Y8 Graduation

Monday 12 December

Whole School Pool Day

9am – 3pm Tuesday 13 December 

School finishes for the year

Midday Wednesday 14 December (12pm)

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