News from the Acting Principal and Deputy Principal’s
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Tēnā koutou i ngā whānau o Te Ipu Kura o Matāaho
We had a great turnout last week for our first Parent hui to explain what, where, why and how things will happen before and at the AIMS Games in September.
If you missed this opportunity to learn more about how ANI make this such a big success for our students please follow this link to look at the recording from the night.
With lots of trials going on at the moment we wish every student the best of luck getting into a team. With over 100 students attending the week-long event, it is important that we start early so we can then determine the best players that will go on to represent ANI in Tauranga. Just a reminder that while a student might make a trial squad it does not mean that they have made that team. Once all trial squads have been selected the teachers/coaches/managers will sit down and discuss who will make each team that we have attending this national competition. Students will then be selected for a specific team and invited to join only that team. Unfortunately, students can not be selected for two teams as this goes against the AIMS GAMES criteria.
Thank you to all the parents who came along to our informative parent evening to hear about the three trips being offered this year to our students. In 2023 ANI is offering to travel to Japan, Singapore and Cairns.
We had our travel agent Ashleigh Hamilton from Edventure Tours who was able to answer questions and update everyone on events/activities, and costs for each trip.
If you would to find out more please click on this recording from the evening, linked here.
A reminder if you are serious about your child attending one of the three trips your deposit of $400 needed to be paid last Tuesday 30 May, this then indicates if we will have enough students to push the green light on each trip.
ANI is offering to administer the ICAS exams again in 2023, here at school. We have provided the school exam timetable below of when the school will sit each of the 5 exams during term three. The ICAS exams school competitions, organised by Educational Assessment Australia of the University of New South Wales, will be held on the following dates at ANI in Term 3.
This is an optional Assessment exam for students to take part in. The closing date for entries to the ICAS exams is Friday 30th June. We cannot accept any entries later than this date.
The aims of the competition are to:
- Promote higher-order thinking, and problem-solving skills and attain greater academic success
- Motivate, stimulate and challenge students to think beyond the classroom
- Provide students and parents with a comprehensive analysis of performance
- Give students an opportunity to practise exam techniques, recognise and reward excellence
ICAS form- linked here
Please remember that tomorrow, Thursday 1st June at 6pm in the library, our Commissioner and Peter Gall from EdSol will explain the principal recruitment process and answer any questions. There will be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts and hopes in relation to this important recruitment.
Finally, remember that we will all be celebrating King’s Birthday weekend and the school will be closed on Monday 5th June.
Ngā mihi nui
Shane Devery (Acting Principal), Bryce Mills (Deputy Principal) and Kieran Gleeson (Acting Deputy Principal)
This week’s Principal’s Award is awarded to an amazing student for her problem-solving skills.
Regards Shane, Bryce and Kieran
ANI PB4L Journey
ANI has started on a journey working with Positive Behaviour 4 Learning. This process involves looking at our school values and identifying if they support our school community and push our students forward in line with our community values, our strategic direction and in a way our staff and students can connect with.
So where do we need your help?
We are trying to understand what our school community considers to be important qualities for their young people while at ANI and to take forward into life, thinking about how they act, how they learn and how they participate in ANI life.
We have created a google form, linked here, which should take a few minutes to fill out for your valued feedback.
After we gather this valued community feedback, we will collect this data and put it together with our staff and student feedback to create a better picture of how our school values can best represent our school.
Thank you for your input!
Our school is super excited for the School-wide Mathex competition on Wednesday, 31st of May.
Six teams from Year 7 and six teams from Year 8 participated in our Mathex competition, representing their ILE’s in a range of maths problems.
The remainder of the students joined in to cheer them on. It was enthralling!
In rooms 19/20, we have been exploring language features through poetry. We produced incredible simile poems based on abstract nouns while learning how to add more detail to our sentences.
Recently, classes from across Y7 were able to partake in a session with a national library in order to explore a question related to early NZ history. This session served as an introduction to a tool that they could use in future inquiries or tasks, should they require it. These sessions varied in the topics explored but were similar in the excitement and engagement of our tamariki. Way to get learning!
Year 8 Market Day: 2023
Kia ora ANI whānau,
This term Year 8 students are looking at the theme of How We Organise Ourselves. In this theme, students create a company in order to sell a product or service at an end-of-term event called Market Day.
The company will need to conduct market research, design, create and advertise a product or service, and manage their budget to hopefully turn a profit!
Group members must acquire any supplies needed for their product or service that are beyond the standard supplies at school such as paint or hot glue gun sticks. Teachers will support students to ensure this is done fairly.
Students can claim any money spent on supplies from the money they make on Market Day.
All receipts must be given to a staff member as soon as possible. The amount they spend will be recorded so that this money can be returned to the correct group member. If necessary, highlight relevant items on the receipt.
The float will need to be provided by group members in coins to be able to provide change to customers.
The amount each group member provides for the float will be recorded by their classroom teacher and locked in a safe place until the morning of Market Day.
Group members can then claim back their float at the end of the day.
Any profit the students make will be donated to a charity or cause that is nominated by and then decided by the students.
The only exception to this are the teams who make the most profit from each Year 8 team. As a prize the profit each of these teams make will be split equally amongst the group members.
Market Day will take place between 10:30am – 12:30pm, on Thursday 22nd June. The Year 7 students, our target audience, will be touring the stalls and spending their pocket money on some fantastic products and services at this time!
Whānau are welcome to attend at these times and we will keep everyone updated through the school app.
Ngā mihi nui
Year 8 teachers
ANI School App
This is a personalised app that has been built and developed for our school community. This app is quicker and easier to navigate and allows parents to receive tailored alerts that are relevant to their child.
We will still use the current school app for the remainder of 2023 and any notices that go out will be posted on both app platforms.
We know you will enjoy the new interface and are excited about sharing this app with you.
Here’s what you will need to do:
ANI Breakfast Club
The breakfast club is up and running every Tuesday and Thursday 7:45 – 8:15am in the food tech room! We have had some visitors in the mornings which has been great.
Remember, if your young person is struggling to get food in the morning, send them down to Hub 1 (food tech room).
If there are any issues around not having breakfast any other morning, feel free to direct your young person to see Mr Houston in room 2 before school and we will sort you out.
This is an awesome programme and we encourage everyone to make use of this opportunity.
Central Zones Competitions
In June we’ll be taking our students to the following Central Zones competitions:
Girls Table Tennis
Boys Table Tennis
Also, during this month we are running all the remaining trials for AIMS.
In June our students also continue competing in the weekly tournaments Basketball, Water Polo, Futsal and Netball.
We are starting our cycling club at ANI. With parents’ support, our school will be meeting for the first time in June (on a Sunday).
These meetings will be parent-led and the school will support as much as possible.
More information to be released soon.
Soft Technology in Term 2:
Year 8 students have been learning how to use sewing machines. They created pillows once they were confident threading and using the machines.
Year 7 students have been learning to hand sew. They designed and then created their own plushies (mini soft toys).
ANI offers a Counselling Service on-site, Monday to Friday during school hours. Students can self-refer by emailing email@example.com, or be referred by teachers or parents in conjunction with support from the student involved.
The Counselling Service is provided by Emma Rawstron who is a qualified Guidance Counsellor with a background in teaching. The Counselling Service at ANI is bound by the New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics (2022), the N.Z Children’s Act (2014) and the Privacy Act (2020).
Students may seek Counselling for many different reasons including:
Stress and Anxiety
Change, loss and grief
Struggling with Anger
Anything else they would like support with
Te Whare Tapa Whā
The programme framework has been based on the Te Whare Tapa Whā concept of Hauora by Mason Durie (1994) which provides students with a holistic view of wellbeing.
Connecting our counselling service to our community:
In term 3, Emma will run a parent evening in the MPS where she will talk about the ANI counselling service and how to support our whānau and ākonga. More details will come via our school communications.
We are thrilled to bring you an update on the ANI PTA Chocolate Selling Fundraiser. So far, we are going extremely well having passed $40,000 in sales to date! The overwhelming support and participation from our school community has been greatly appreciated.
Fast Sellers Draw
- There are 5 winners for the fast sellers draw – this draw is made up of students who sold chocolate within the first weekend. The winners are Lisaane M, Declan T, Tyler Z, Fletcher R and Daniel F.
- 173 students are part of this draw. We will select the numbers at random using a number generator.
As we approach the final stretch of this fundraiser, just a reminder that the last day for sales is Friday, June 2. If you still have chocolates to sell or any outstanding money, please keep chipping away. Let’s give one last push to make this fundraiser an even greater success!
We look forward to celebrating the success of this initiative at the prize-giving assembly on Wednesday 21 June, where the top sellers and lucky winners will be celebrated. There are some great prizes up for grabs!
Upcoming PTA events:
PTA School Social Tuesday June 14
PTA meeting Monday, June 19
Ngā mihi nui,
Korean and Chinese Summary
In every newsletter and Monthly Panui 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 가치에 대한 커뮤니티 피드백
ANI는 긍정적 행동 4 학습과 함께 여정을 시작했습니다. 이 프로세스에는 우리 학교의 가치를 살펴보고 학교 커뮤니티를 지원하는지 확인하고 커뮤니티 가치, 전략적 방향 및 교직원과 학생이 연결할 수 있는 방식에 따라 학생들을 앞으로 나아가게 하는 것이 포함됩니다. 우리는 학교 공동체가 ANI에 있는 동안 중요한 자질이라고 생각하는 것을 이해하고 그들이 행동하는 방법, 배우는 방법 및 ANI 생활에 참여하는 방법에 대해 생각하면서 삶으로 나아가기 위해 노력하고 있습니다.
2. 스쿨 앱 출시
우리 학교 커뮤니티를 위해 구축되고 개발된 맞춤형 앱입니다. 이 앱은 더 빠르고 쉽게 탐색할 수 있으며 부모가 자녀와 관련된 맞춤형 알림을 받을 수 있습니다. 우리는 2023년의 남은 기간 동안 현재 학교 앱을 계속 사용할 것이며 외출 통지는 두 앱 플랫폼 모두에 게시될 것입니다. 우리는 당신이 새로운 인터페이스를 즐길 것이라는 것을 알고 있으며 이 앱을 당신과 공유하게 되어 기쁩니다.
수행해야 할 작업은 다음과 같습니다.
-앱 로그인 화면에서 “비밀번호 찾기”를 클릭하여 이 이메일 주소를 사용자 이름으로 사용하여 새 비밀번호를 설정합니다. 이 이메일 주소로 로그인할 수 없는 경우 다음 링크를 통해 알려주십시오: firstname.lastname@example.org.
-비밀번호를 재설정 한후 업데이트된 로그인 정보로 앱에 로그인합니다.
3. ANI 상담 서비스
학교 시간 동안 월요일부터 금요일까지 현장에서 상담 서비스를 제공합니다. 학생은 카운셀러@ani.school.nz로 이메일을 보내 스스로 추천하거나 관련 학생의 지원과 함께 교사나 학부모의 추천을 받을 수 있습니다. 상담 서비스는 강의 경력이 있는 자격을 갖춘 지도 상담사인 Emma Rawstron이 제공합니다. ANI의 상담 서비스는 뉴질랜드 상담사 협회 윤리 강령(2022), 뉴질랜드 아동법(2014) 및 개인정보 보호법(2020)을 준수합니다. 학생들은 다음과 같은 다양한 이유로 상담을 받을 수 있습니다.
변화, 상실 그리고 슬픔
Please see below a summary in Chinese:
Upcoming Events for Term 4, 2022
Please subscribe to the ANI school App as information will also be updated regularly via this online platform.