Auckland Normal Intermediate

June 2019 Newsletter

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS

The New Zealand Curriculum: Vision and Values

This month I am sharing with you the second article about the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and how it influences the education programmes provided at ANI.  The NZC underpins not just the teaching and achievement standards children are expected to reach at each stage of their schooling, but it also sets our Directions for Learning.

These directions begin with a vision for the qualities we want our young people to develop and the values we want them to espouse and display in their lives.  The vision set out in the curriculum is that our system will shape and develop young people who are confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

When planning and developing the teaching programmes, sports, cultural activities and social opportunities at ANI, we always have in mind this vision for the kind of young person we want each of our students to become.  This is not to say we want them all to be the same. At ANI sharing and respecting differences is something to value and this is embodied into the culture of the school. By sharing their different backgrounds our students come to learn about different customs and culture which is knowledge they need to live not just in New Zealand but in a multicultural world.

The NZC also lists the Values that underpin what we do.  They are Excellence; Innovation; Inquiry and Curiosity; Diversity, Equity, Community and participation; Ecological sustainability; Integrity; Respect.

At ANI both children and adults are expected to honour and adhere to these values and demonstrate them in everyday school life.  The values are not something learnt in formal lessons, nor can they be learnt by rote. They become part of who we are by experiencing them every day in school life.  

As a learner at ANI we encourage and urge every student to participate fully and enjoy the range of opportunities our school offers.  If they do that, they will be connected to others, have social and academic involvement and be on their way to becoming lifelong learners.  By trying different sporting and artistic endeavours the children have a better idea of their own skills and talents and can make more informed choices about the subjects and activities they want to pursue at secondary school and through adolescence.

With the ever-increasing rate of change impacting on every one of us, it is only by being socially connected and actively involved and committed to lifelong learning, that our young people will develop the confidence to have happy and fulfilling lives.  I am sure that is what every ANI family wants for their children.

Next month I will write about the Key Competencies children need to master in order to let them be the best he or she can be.

Strike Action

Thank you parents for your support of teachers on 29 May when the Education Sector (both primary and secondary schools) walked out in a mega strike.  This is the third time primary teachers have taken such action following NZEI’s rejection of pay offers from the Government.

You may not be aware that teachers do not negotiate individual salaries – they work under a Collective Agreement which expired in 2018.  Teachers remuneration within this collective agreement is determined by their level of experience. For example – a first-year teacher in 2019 will move up to a new salary step in 2020 because they are a second-year teacher and then another salary step in 2021 until they reach the top of the scale.  The three vignettes that follow, illustrate how the salary offers play out and why the sector continues to reject them. (Note – names and employment situations are examples – they are not staff members at ANI).

1.

Stephanie is a first-year teacher.  She has a Bachelors of Teaching and is working in her first year as a Beginning Teacher.  Her job is busy. She plans, teaches and assesses for the needs of 30 Year 7 and 8 learners as well as caring for their wellbeing.  Today she earns $47,980 a year.

The challenges of her job means she will often spend 10 hours a day at school and more time answering emails at home or planning in the weekend.  She knows that next year she will be more experienced and her pay will increase. As a second-year teacher her pay will increase to $49,588 a year.

By her third year, Stephanie is more experienced, she has more knowledge of her learners and the curriculum which means she can plan, teach and assess with more innovation, effectiveness and efficiency.  Stephanie can give more to her class and also contribute to more areas of school life. She manages and coaches a sports team, and helps run a curriculum area. Her salary has increased to $51,508. Under the proposed Collective Agreement Stephanie will receive a pay increase of $4,775 a year by the year 2021.


201920202021
Stephanie’s current salary$47,980$49,588$51,508
Stephanie’s proposed salary$47,980$52,608$56,284

2.

Mark is 34 years old and has been teaching for 12 years.  He loves his job. He is an experienced and effective teacher and is well known within his community.  He has been working at the top of the pay scale without a pay increase for the last five years and is currently earning $71,981 per annum.  In this time he has seen numerous colleagues retire, leave Auckland, or the profession.

Mark and his wife would like to buy a house and start a family, but they struggle to save the required deposit and do not qualify for any first home buyer schemes.  They will need to leave Auckland if they want to buy their first home.

If Mark remains in the profession, his salary will increase to $82,998 in three years time.  By this time Mark has worked in Education for the past 15 years. He will stay at this salary level step 8 for the next 30 years until retirement and unlike other jobs is unable to have his level of expertise and experience recognised further.


201920202021
Mark’s current salary$71,981$71,981$71,981
Mark’s proposed salary$71,981$76,269$82,992

3.

Brittney is a Kiwi who graduated as a teacher from Auckland University five years ago.  She works in Australia as a teacher, earning AUD$91,000 a year. Brittney and her partner would like to return to New Zealand next year.  On the current NZ salary rate, she will earn $59,621 and is subsequently looking at new career opportunities outside of education.

Our Education sector needs your help to recruit, retain and reward teachers – as we know they are worth it.  Thank you once again for your support.

Assemblies

Great news – we have been advised that the university gym (called the Barn) has had a few alterations done to make it fire rated for 800 students.  This means we can now hold whole school assemblies in the barn each week until we get a new hall. A big thanks to the Ministry of Education for organising this and Auckland University for being so helpful and willing to share the space.  Great community cooperation.

Board of Trustees Elections

Thanks to the ten candidates that have put their names forward to become a member of our Board of Trustees.  We wish you the best of luck in the election and know that the variety of skills and talents you will bring to the position of trustee will be immensely helpful to the school.

Ngā mihi

Jill Farquharson

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL’S NEWS

Property Update

  • Relocatable Classrooms:  The MOE has confirmed that we will receive two sets of four relocatable classrooms to replace the rooms affected in the fire. One set of classrooms will be located on the top field and the second set will be located on the grass area behind Rooms 19 – 22.  We will keep you posted as to when these classrooms have been confirmed as arriving at school but it is likely to be mid-Term 3. As part of this building project we also plan to have new toilets built in the new relocatable classrooms as well as Rooms 1 – 3.  This will provide the students with additional toilets that are close to their rooms rather than having to move outside to another block.
  • Outdoor Seating:  The PTA have donated money towards the purchase of outdoor seating which will enable the students more options to learn/work outside and also another place to sit with friends and eat their morning tea and lunch.  Some of this seating will go under the trees on the field for both school and community use.
  • New Bins:  We have a set of new bins on the field which will continue to encourage students and the community to use these for their rubbish to minimise waste/trash on the fields.
  • Sports Gear:  The PTA have donated more money towards sports equipment including boxing gloves, resistance bands, massage rollers, and some small weights so the students can participate in team building type exercises to improve their team skills and aerobic fitness while maintaining a healthy balanced, fit, lifestyle.  Students will have the opportunity to put their names forward to join a cardio, dance, strength or boot camp group later in Term 2, once all equipment has been purchased.
  • Marking the Courts/Fields:  We are in the process of remarking the school of parking spaces but more importantly netball, basketball and other games the students play on the courts and fields.  We will be consulting the students to determine what they would like to have changed to meet their needs during interval, lunchtime and after school. This will occur before the end of the term.
  • Bike/Scooter Shed:  We are in the process of giving the bike and scooter shed a makeover with a new roof over this area and new stands.  We will be using the current strategic leaders to interview and make decisions that best meet the needs of the students who use this area to store their bikes and scooters.  Watch this space.

PAT Tests Results

The school has recently completed two formal assessment tests called Progress and Achievement Tests (PAT) which included Reading Comprehension and Punctuation/Grammar.  The data from each test will be shared and explained to the students so they can see areas of strength and areas that need improving. Teachers will also use this data to inform their teaching and learning programmes and fill any gaps in a students learning.  Please ask your child if they know their results and talk about what they did well and where/how they can improve with your support.

(A reminder that these two tests are collated with other tests results and added to work the student is doing in class to provide them with a curriculum level that will be indicated on the mid-year report).

Shane Devery – Deputy Principal


Mid-Year Student-Led Conferences 2019

It is almost that time of the year again where we stop and celebrate the achievements of your son/ daughter. Our Student-Led Conferences are an opportunity for your young person to show you their learning journey and discuss their next learning steps. Allowing them to run the conference fosters an atmosphere of ownership and develops their independence. We thank you in advance for your partnership and support during these conferences – they are a crucial part of their time here at ANI.

Dates and times for our mid-year Student-Led Conferences are:

  • Monday 1st of July – 3.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Tuesday 2nd of July – 1.00pm to 5.00pm and 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Please Note: The link below will go ‘live’ for parents to book on Friday 14th of June at 9.00am. Please do not try and book before this date.

To make a booking, follow these steps:

  1. Follow the link at the bottom of these instructions
  2. Enter your email, your full name and the name of the student and then click “Go”
  3. Select the teacher/s you would like to make a booking with. To add another teacher, click the “Add another teacher” button. Then click “Go”
  4. Now you can select the day and time that you would like to make a booking.
  5. Your booking has now been made and your final step is to click “Finished”. Your booking confirmation has now been emailed to you.

Follow this link: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/book?z=hbr84N

Use this booking code: 4ecn5

Bryce Mills – Deputy Principal

SEE SAW AT ANI

At ANI we use Seesaw (think an exclusive Instagram between a learner and parents) to help facilitate the school-student-home connection. Seesaw is a simple way for teachers and students to record and share what is happening in the classroom. Seesaw gives students a place to document their learning, be creative and learn how to use technology. Each student gets their own journal and will add things to it, like photos, videos, drawings, or notes. When there are new Seesaw posts, families can be notified via app notification, email or SMS. Parents are only notified about their own child’s work, and all data is safe and secure. The reporting for the specialist subjects; languages, arts, physical education, technology and science will be recorded on Seesaw. We believe that Seesaw provides the best platform to give students and parents authentic real time feedback and reporting. If you are not currently linked to your child’s Seesaw, please check your emails for an invite, or email your classroom teacher.

Oliver Wooding – Specialist Team Leader

UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH …

Monday 3 June – Queen’s Birthday Holiday (school closed)

Tuesday 4 – Open Day/School Tour at 1.30-2.30pm for Year 6 students and their families; Parent Information Evening at 6.00pm for Year 6 student families; Mt Roskill Grammar Open Day 4.00-7.00pm

Wednesday 5 – Year 7 Boostrix; PTA School Social 6.30-8.30pm at Greyfriars Church Hall

Thursday 6 – BoT postal votes must be postmarked by this date or will not be counted

Friday 7 – BoT Election Day (voting papers must be handed in by midday to be counted)

Saturday 8 – Auckland Swimming League Round 1 at St Cuthbert’s Pool, 4.30-7.30pm

Monday 10 – Interzone Year 7 Girls Football

Tuesday 11 – Interzone Year 8 Girls Football

Wednesday 12 – Interzone Year 7 Boys Football

Thursday 13 – Interzone Year 8 Boys Football; BoT votes are counted; Overseas Hui #1 at 6.00pm

Friday 14 – Ski team trials; BoT Takes Office; Mid-Year Student-Led Conferences booking website opens (see notice above)

Saturday 15 – Auckland Swimming League Round 2 at Cameron Pool Mt Roskill, 2.00-5.00pm

Monday 17 – Central Zone Boys Hockey at Harbour Hockey Stadium Albany; PTA Meeting at 7.00pm

Wednesday 19 – ANI hosting the Chess finals; 10-11.30am APPA Rehearsal at Waimahia Intermediate; Board of Trustees Meeting at 6.00pm

Thursday 20 – Central Zone Table Tennis

Saturday 22 – Auckland Swimming League Round 3 at Cameron Pool Mt Roskill, 2.00-5.00pm

Monday 24  – Central Zone Girls Hockey at Harbour Hockey Stadium Albany

Tuesday 25 – Interzone Boys Rugby

Wednesday 26 – Interzone Girls Rugby; 3.00-6.00pm Rm 23 only mid-year Student-Led Conferences

Thursday 27 – Open Day/School Tour at 11.00am-12.00noon for Year 6 students and their families; Ski team training; Interzone Rugby save day; 3.00-6.00pm Rm 23 only mid-year Student-Led Conferences; Parent Information Evening at 6.00pm for Year 6 student families

Friday 28 – Auckland Girls Chess Championship at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall; Reports home

Saturday 29 – Auckland Swimming League Finals at Cameron Pool Mt Roskill, 2.00-5.00pm

STAFF NEWS

Congratulations to Nick Edwards (Room 5 teacher) and his wife Laura Brown (who was one of our part-time Counsellors at the beginning of this year) who became parents to Olivia Rose yesterday, Thursday 30 May, at 9.29am, weighing 4.2 pounds (1.9 kgs).  Mum and baby doing well.

TECHNOLOGY CLUB IS COMING TO ANI!

If your child is interested in anything related to Technology – be it gaming, coding, robotics, digital design – then this club is for them. This innovative club will hold competitions at certain times during the terms and be open twice a week for any students keen to join. Students can keep an eye out on the notices for themes, times and locations. For more information contact Mr Wooding at owooding@ani.school.nz.

SCHOOL PRODUCTION

A moment with Mr. D… 😉 The roles for the main characters were announced this week and now the fun REALLY begins! We are looking forward to an AMAZING show in 2019.

Mr D and the awesome staff are SO excited to get stuck into rehearsals and have all the songs stuck firmly in our heads! If there are any volunteers who would like to assist along the way with this journey then please contact Mr D at his email. ddaldy@ani.school.nz  BREAK A LEG!!!

PSYCHOLOGISTS SPOT

Bullying is a topic that has recently been in the news headlines.  The Education Review Office published a study in May this year based on evidence gathered from 136 primary, secondary and composite schools in Terms 1 and 2 in 2018.  The results were sobering with high rates of bullying being reported. Reassuringly, for students, staff and parents at Auckland Normal Intermediate (a school with excellent ERO reviews), those students attending a school with what ERO judge to be a better school climate were able to report experiencing and witnessing less bullying.

It is key to have a clear and shared understanding of what we are calling bullying.  Yvonne Godfrey who recently spoke at ANI in an evening parent session defines bullying as someone saying or doing something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it over a period of time even if you tell them to stop or show them you are upset.  The bullying free NZ website, defines bullying as having four clearly identifiable factors:

  • Bullying is deliberate – harming another person intentionally
  • Bullying involves a misuse of power in a relationship
  • Bullying is usually not a one-off – it is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time
  • Bullying involves behaviour that can cause harm – it is not a normal part of growing up.

The bullying free NZ website also has an excellent flyer for parents which can be downloaded from the attached link.

https://www.bullyingfree.nz/assets/Uploads/Tackling-Bullying-A-guide-for-parents-and-whanau.pdf

If your child comes home from school and talks about either a bullying incident they have seen or themselves experienced the first action should always be to provide empathy and understanding.  Once you have assured your child that their emotions and feelings are important and valid it’s helpful to clarify what the incident involved. Did the incident your child is talking about meet the definitions provided above?  You could talk through each criterion and consider an alternative explanation if there is one. Young people are learning the skills of managing increasingly complex social interactions and it is easy for them to become unsure or confused about how to proceed.  Being clear about the behaviours your child is experiencing at school is the best way to begin to create solutions for managing them.

Robyn Stead – Registered Psychologist (working at ANI)

PTA NEWS

School Social – the next school social is being held on Wednesday June 5th at Greyfriars Hall from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  A really fun night, admission is just $6 with refreshments and glow sticks available for purchase.  Permission slips have been sent home. Students need to bring the signed permission slip on the night to gain entry.  Check on School Apps for the flyer.

The May Mufti Mondays raised over $1,800.  A great effort and thanks to everyone who participated.

The final tally for the Chocolate Fundraiser is $26,500.  A fantastic result, thank you again for your support helping make this such a successful fundraiser.

PTA Gives Back – students have been surveyed to get some ideas on what they would like PTA funds to go towards with a number of common themes coming through.  We are working on pricing up some of these items. Funds have been tagged for sports equipment and outdoor furniture which are in the process of being purchased.

Upcoming PTA Meeting – the next PTA meeting is being held on Monday 17th June at 7pm in the school Information Centre (Library), all welcome.

Jo Beer – ANI PTA


THANK YOU PTA

Thank you to the PTA for purchasing the following gym equipment for our students:

  • 4 x Gym balls (55cm and 65cm)
  • 7 x Yoga mats
  • 10 x Boxing gloves
  • 5 x Hit pads
  • 5 x Boxing gloves and hit pads
  • 6 x Foam rollers
  • 6 x Power bands
  • Dumbbells

BOARD ELECTIONS

You should have received your voting papers in the post by now.  Please remember your voting paper needs to be returned, in the envelope provided, by midday on Friday 7 June.  You can hand deliver to the office by this date and time. NZ Post can no longer guarantee that all envelopes will be post marked – for those envelopes that are not post marked, returning officers will not have any evidence that the envelope has been posted before noon on election day – therefore we have received advice now that all voting papers should be hand delivered by midday on Friday 7 June to ensure your vote is counted.  Results will be announced in the Friday Flyer on 14 June.

Deidre Merriott – Returning Officer

NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS DAY

The ANI leaders participated in the National Young Leaders Day held at the Manukau Events Centre on 8 May.

The students listened to a range of motivational speakers throughout the day and came back buzzing about the sharing that took place and how some people had raised themselves out of challenging situations to be the person they are now.

A highlight from the day was the performance of a couple of songs from Kings. Thanks to Mr Boniface and Miss Doran for their support on the day.

Miss Gemma Dorran – Teacher

CHESS

On Thursday 9 May we had a great day for chess at Mount Roskill Intermediate who hosted the Auckland chess clusters tournament. We came fourth with a very small margin of coming third by ½ a point.

Congratulations to all our participants and a special congratulations to Michael Ma with a total of five wins. Closely followed by Connor Stewart, Finlay Ross, Jonathan Meng and Mingjue Phillips with four wins.

Here is the link for the results: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/auckland-central-cluster-tournament-intermediate/pairings

Mr Jason Chin – School Chess Coordinator

SPORTS NEWS BY NICK EDWARDS (teacher in charge of sports)

Central Zone Waterpolo

We had a great day on Monday 13 May at the Central Zone Waterpolo tournament held at Diocesan.  After a tough start and losing our first two games, we won our next four games placing us 5th out of all.

Results:

ANI vs Dio loss 7-1 (who came 1st equal)

ANI vs Pasadena loss 8-0 (who came 3rd)

ANI vs Mt Roskill Win 10-0

ANI vs St Marys Win 4-2

ANI vs SPC in 5/6th playoff 7-1 win.

Special mention to Hunter Te Ratana and William Hargraves for stepping up and joining the top team and playing well.

Central Zone Rugby

The ANI girls rugby team played in the Central Zone tournament on Thursday 16 May. This was a great learning experience for our girls as they had never set foot on the rugby pitch! Joining up with St. Joseph’s girls, our composite team put in a solid effort and improved their skills in each game. Alyssa Wong surprised many opponents with her speed and strength while Co-Captain Summa Blu Ah-Hing led the team with enthusiasm and determination. Congratulations to the rugby team for pushing themselves and supporting one another throughout the day.

Cycling

Congratulations to the ANI Cycling Team who won the Under 15 Boys Team Event at the Pukekohe Cycle Series Team Team Trial on Sunday 19th May 2019. A fantastic team effort – well done!

Central Zone Boys’ Rugby

The ANI Boys Rugby Team played in the Central Zones tournament on Tuesday 21 May in the open weight grade. This was a great learning experience for our boys as many had not played in the open grade before. The team put in a solid effort and improved their skills and communication each game. Harrison Symonds surprised many players with his tackling skills and lack of fear when faced with a bigger opponent! Meanwhile Jonny Thomson and Isley Savila-Sullivan were both invited to trial for the Bill McLaren Open Representative Team. Congratulations to those boys, and to the team for pushing themselves and supporting one another throughout the day.

Central Zone Year 7 Girls’ Football

The Year 7 Central Zone football team had a great day at Seddon Fields on Wednesday 22 May. They played 7 games and won 2 and drew 1. They had great attitudes and spirit all day. Ms Gomes and Miss Philpott were very proud of how well they represented ANI.

Central Zone Year 8 Girls’ Football

The Year 8 girls football team had an incredible day at the CZ tournament on Thursday 23 May at Seddon Fields. In their initial 7 games in their pool, they did not lose a game and only had one goal scored against them, getting them through to the finals. The final game went to penalty shots where the girls unfortunately lost. It was a heartbreaking outcome after they had played so well all day, but they were winners in our eyes and should be so proud of the way they played and represented the school.

Central Zone Year 7 Boys’ Football – Tournament Winners!

The boys’ first game was against St Peter’s, the tournament hosts. We gave sustained pressure for the first 10 minutes and should have been 2-0 up. St Peter’s came back into the game and both teams had some glorious chances. William Hargraves pulled off an outstanding double-save at close-range to earn man-of-the-match and ensure we earned a draw.

A cagey game followed against a previously free-scoring Remuera team. Not too many chances but Remuera sneaked one in to win the game. Alex Kerr received MOTM, closely followed by a strong performance from William Harre at the back.

Flowing football and some lightning counter-attacks blew away a Pasadena team in our third match of the group stage. Kishandeep Kumar grabbed a brace and Ingmar Anderson turned in another. Hugo King with some nice turns in the middle of the park and Jacob Wong a rock in defence. Pick of the goals: a bullet Will Britton header from a corner. Final score: 5-0.

Alex Kerr scored two goals within 3 first-half minutes against Royal Oak Intermediate; the second a wonder goal from outside the box into the top right-hand corner. 6-0 up by half-time! News came in that St Peter’s had won their game 6-0 so we had to keep pressing to progress on goal-difference. Then ANI conceded a goal meaning we had to score two. A final push produced a flurry of goals and the boys finished the game 9-1, with hat-tricks for both Kaedyn Funnel-Wong and Alex Kerr and a brace from Kishandeep Kumar, meaning we were in the semi-finals! ANI could have scored 12 goals had it not been for some heroic goalkeeping from Royal Oak’s ‘keeper.

The rain started to pour down and the boys had to dig deep in the semi-final v Kowhai, who topped their group. Again ANI were strong in the first half and Kishandeep scored a great goal to give the team real belief. We sustained some heavy pressure at times but never looked like conceding, and Hugo stepped up to add a second to put us through to the final.

The boys never let themselves relax and they excelled in the final against a tough Ponsonby Intermediate team, in now biblical weather conditions. The first goal was going to be important and William Harre stepped up from the back at a corner in the first half to send the ball home. The boys kept their heads down and withstood some heavy pressure before the ball was bundled in from another corner to make it 2-0 and send the boys into hysterics, winning the tournament!

Goals scored: 18

Goals against: 2

Top scorer: Kishandeep Kumar (6)

Hugely impressive performances where all players worked for each other with guts and determination in all games and never gave up. Next stop: inter-zones!

Mr Alasdair Forbes – Teacher

Central Zone Year 8 Boys’ Football

ANI had a strong start against Ficino in beautiful weather conditions. This was a calm and composed performance featuring some very fluid football and some lightning counter-attacks. Some clinical finishing meant ANI ended the game with hat-tricks for both Fenton Murdoch and Calum Walters. Ryan Shen drilled another one home right-footed to end the game 7-1.

The boys’ second game was against a physical Balmoral side, our toughest game of the group, and the game was extremely tight with very few chances for either team. It was always going to go down to fine margins and a small defensive mistake led to an agonising Balmoral goal; enough for them win the game, despite relentless pressure from ANI at the end. Strong performances from George Walker, Jaekyum Shin and Haruki Miyata. Other managers and parents commented that ANI and Balmoral were unlucky to be pooled together in the same group as both deserved to go through to the semis.

Our final group game was against Pasadena. Lincoln Lo was unfortunate not to grab a goal and Ollie Browne twice turned a defender to send fierce drives narrowly wide. Fenton Murdoch eased the nerves with a well-taken goal and Max Janousek had a strong performance on the right wing to take us through to the play-offs.

Although ANI didn’t make it through to the semi-finals, our 6 points and goal difference (+6) meant we played the highest-ranked play-off – 5th vs. 6th place. ANI’s opponents, Remuera Intermediate, also felt they perhaps should have gone through to the semis and the match was hard-fought by both teams. ANI’s football was beautiful at times, coupled with periods of sustained pressure, but either side couldn’t find a way through and the game went to penalties. R.I.’s finishing from the spot was more accurate in the end.

Games played: 4

Goals scored: 8

Goals conceded: 2

Top goalscorer: Fenton Murdoch (4)

The boys should be rightly proud of their achievements today. Two pieces of bad luck meant ANI ended 6th but on another day they could have been in the final. There is some exceptional talent in the ranks and they played for each other – the boys will take this experience on board to future tournaments.

Mr Alasdair Forbes – Teacher

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR SHORT–TERM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN JULY/ AUGUST

Have you ever considered hosting an International Student?

Auckland Normal Intermediate has a large number of short-term international students (and sometimes parents) joining us in July/August this year. They will be coming for a period of between 2 – 6 weeks.

Hosting a student can be rewarding in so many ways! Learn about another country and culture; establish a lifelong link to a family in another country; and create a great friendship between your son/daughter and the student.

Students benefit from living in an English-speaking environment with the chance to study and experience life in New Zealand.

If your family can offer a friendly, supportive and caring home environment or you think you might be interested to host an International Student, please contact Sarah on 021 021 91 000 or sarah@happyhomestay.co.nz.


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