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Welcome to term two from the Acting Principal and DP

Dear Parents and Caregivers 

Tēnā koutou i ngā whānau o Te Ipu Kura o Matāaho

Welcome back!

Welcome to Term 2! We are delighted to welcome our akonga back for another exciting term at ANI. Our staff participated in a robust day of writing moderation and professional development to ensure we can hit the ground running this term. They were all very excited about welcoming their students back last Wednesday!

We want to thank you all in advance for your support this term. We have a full programme planned and are excited to see our young people make the most of all the opportunities on offer to them. 

New ANI Counsellor 

Our fantastic new counsellor (Emma) will be starting with us on the 22nd of May. She is excited to join our team and we look forward to her experience and passion in this arena. We will introduce her to the students when she starts and explain the process to them about how they book in and see Emma. Emma will also be available for whanau later in the term so if the school can support you to get through some tough times please reach out.

2023 International Competitions for Schools (ICAS)

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, 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


Epsom Girls Grammar School Quiz Night 

As an ACCOS school in our local community our ANI Whanau, which includes all future, past and present families, has been invited to a quiz night to support the EGG’s Foundation, to raise funds for their Solar Power Project. The challenge has been put out to ANI to come up with the best thinkers in a variety of categories to be the school to take the glory of winning this event.

Date:    Friday 23rd June 2023.

Venue: The prestigious Remuera Club, 27 Ohinerau Street, Remuera.

Time:    Doors open at 6pm with a 6.30pm start for the Quiz. 

(This is an adults only event and no students will be present).

Cost:   Tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10 and there will be a

complimentary platter of food for each table. 

What can you expect on the night?

  • A cash bar will be operating
  • We will have raffles and amazing quiz prizes  
  • An online Silent Auction with fantastic auction items and experiences to bid for
  • There will be prizes for the best dressed/themed table if you choose to dress up, but this is optional

The maximum capacity is only 20 tables, so make your booking now so you are not disappointed!

Once tickets go on sale we will send you a link.

This event is not to be missed.

Ngā mihi nui

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

Student Congratulations

Last week’s Principal Badge was awarded to this amazing student for his support of the school in a variety of areas. 

Regards Shane and Bryce


NEW ANI School App Launch

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:

  1. Download the app (Apple: iTunes, Android: GooglePlay)
  2. From the app login screen, click “forgot password” to set your new password using this email address as the username. If you’re not able to login with this email address – let us know via this link:
  3. Once you’ve reset your password, login to the app with your updated login details

ANI Trips Expo 2023

This year at ANI are proud to offer three overseas travel opportunities (Cairns, Singapore and Japan).  

How can my child sign up for a school trip?

Please click on the following link to send an expression of interest.

When will the trips take place?

The trips will depart Auckland during mid to late September 2022 (TBC). However, depending on the number of students who sign up for each trip these dates may change due to factors out of the schools’ control. If dates do need to change parents and students will be the first to know.

When is the parent evening, so I can learn more?

We have set aside Thursday 25 May at 6pm for a meeting in the school library so parents can be better informed of each trip and what the package will include. 

What will each trip cost?

Each trip has an estimated cost attached to it but until we secure flights, accommodation and activities we will not know the final cost. The travel agent has given a price range to work within which is also dependent on currency fluctuations and minimum numbers of students who are travelling to each destination. These cost estimates are provided below for each trip.

Parents will know, as soon as the school knows, the final cost for each trip that has the green light. (This means getting minimum numbers for each trip, from 12-14 students) 

Progress payments and a schedule of payment dates will be finalised once a trip gets the green light. Final payments will be due 60 days before departure.

How do I know if the trip will go ahead?

The costs are based on minimum numbers for each destination. These numbers are based on a minimum of 12 – 14 students for each trip. This means students pay their deposit of $300, to secure a spot on the trip they have chosen.  

If the trip does not have enough numbers, the school will contact the parents and students to ask if they have a second destination in mind and transfer them to a trip that has the correct minimum numbers. You can also indicate that you would like to go on another trip on the student application form you hand in.

Do we fundraise for the trips?

If you have paid a deposit and the trip has the correct numbers attending the group will not fundraise together but students in the past have done their own fundraising with their whanau to raise the funds. Unfortunately, there are no scholarships for any trips.

So what do I do now?

Families need to choose a trip that best suits their child’s needs / that they are interested in. You will need to fill in the travel form, to secure a trip spot and pay a $300 (non-refundable) deposit, no later than 10 June at 3pm.  Payments can be made online or paid in the office.

The trip destinations for students to choose from in 2023 are:  

CAIRNS (Australia) 

  • This trip will provide an opportunity to experience the Tropical Rainforests and Coral Reefs of Northern Queensland.
  • Approximate Cost: NZ$2899 – $3299 
  • Dates for the trip: Saturday 16 – Thursday 21 September (6 Days)
  • Cairns travel form


  • This trip will provide an experience to explore Singapore and local attractions. (Universal Studios, Underground subway transfers, Night Zoo, Science Museum)
  • Approximate Cost: NZ$5470 – $5900 
  • Dates for the trip: Saturday 16 – Thursday 21 September (6 Days)
  • Singapore travel form


  • This trip will explore a foreign language-speaking country and give our students opportunities to enhance what they have learnt in Japanese language classes at ANI before they leave.
  • Approximate Cost: NZ$5500 – $6100 
  • Dates for the trip: Saturday 16 – Friday 22 September (7 Days)
  • Japan travel form

Team Newsletters

These can be located on our website linked here. Team newsletters are a quick reference point for parents and students to help you plan ahead. They include learning topics, programmes, trips and events. For further details, you can also contact the class teacher and or Team leader. For all enquiries, the best person to contact in the first instance is the classroom teacher.

Use Our Staff page to look up your teacher and send them an email

ANI Careers Week

In Week 4 of Term 2, (Monday 15th – Friday 19th May) ANI will be having our annual Careers Week!

We will be looking at many aspects of the world of work including finding how our interests and passions can transfer into jobs, writing CVs and learning from experts. That’s where you come in! We would like members of our community to speak to our young people about their work in order to share their expertise and experience. This could include the path you took to this job, what it involves today and some special highlights.  

If you would like to come to speak to our tamariki about your work experience, please let us know! It can take the form of a live presentation, a zoom call or a pre-recording.

Please complete this form to let us know you are interested, times that work for you.

ANI Breakfast Club

As we shared last term, we are excited to be starting our school breakfast club. This will take place in the food tech room (hub 2) on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The first day it will start will be Tuesday 2nd of May, Week 2. We understand the ever-changing financial times and we are all in different situations. 

This service is to be utilised by all so please, if you feel like your young person could benefit from this, send them along! It’s free and sponsored by Sanitarium and Fonterra who provide Weetbix and milk. If by chance there is anyone out there that has connections in the breakfast industry and would like to donate or help out, please reach out. It would be greatly appreciated. 

If you have questions or want to discuss anything in more detail, email Mr Houston at

New Pedestrian Crossing

ANI is very happy to share that the new pedestrian crossing on Disraeli Road has been built over the term 1 break! There are still a few aspects that need to be completed but it is ready to be used. This will improve the safety of our students travelling to school and the community travelling around Mount Eden.  

Please be aware of the new yellow lines and waiting areas if you collect or drop off your child on Disraeli Street. 

As a reminder, please do not park in the University of Auckland driveways, the yellow lines outside the school gates on Poronui Street or in the rear school car park off Disraeli Street. 

Discuss with your young person a suitable place to meet a short walk away from the school such as the parking by Melville Park or Essex Reserve.

End of Term 1 Assembly

It is one of the most exciting times of the term when teachers are able to acknowledge our outstanding students.  

The parents of students who will be getting a certificate will receive an email from the school and invite you to the event which is happening on Wednesday 3 May at 9:30am.  

If you are one of the lucky parents and are able to make it at this time we ask that you don’t let your young child know and keep it a surprise on the day. If you are unable to attend please let the school know, via a reply email.

We look forward to seeing our parent community this Wednesday.




If your child would like to trial for the 2023 ANI Ski team with the opportunity to represent our school at the North Island Primary School Ski Championships please read on. 

At the moment we are not sure if the North Island Primary School Ski Championships will be taking place but we have entered a team into the SnowPlanet Schools Competition in August. When and if the NIPS competition takes place, we will also be taking two teams of 5 to this event. This is normally after the AIM’s games but we will wait and see if this is an option in 2023.

I have organised Wednesday 17 May for the first ANI Ski team trials. The students will leave school at 10:30am, meeting in the library, in order to get to Snowplanet and prepare themselves for their first timed ski trial. We intend to return to school before 3:00pm but this will have to be a flexible time arrangement (due to traffic/weather) and if we are running late we will contact you.

The cost for the trial will be $60.00 paid by Friday 12 May. This cost includes paying for 1½ hours on the slope between 12:00 pm to 1:30pm, race track configuration, digital timing equipment and 1½ hours with a race Instructor/Coach. The coach will be teaching correct race lines, how to navigate around racing gates and provide advice in order to make our students learn the correct race techniques.

Students are required to bring their own ski clothing, skis, poles, goggles and helmets – (compulsory). Students’ ski gear can be stored in the SLT office on the day of the trial. If required, students can hire their own skis, poles and boots for $25.00 per session (2022 prices), jacket and pants $19 and gloves $10, this will be additional to the $55 and at their own cost. (Helmets are compulsory on the snow – $6 to hire).  

We will be travelling to Snowplanet using the school van and may also require parents to provide private transport to and from the trial. Mr Devery will contact parents directly to ask to take transport on the day. 

Students will race against the clock through a course using gates to simulate real race conditions. The 15 fastest skiers will make it through to the additional 6 training sessions, so they can prepare themselves for the forthcoming competitions. (TBC)

The approximate cost for the 6 training sessions will be $360, if your child makes the ANI training team.

If there are any questions please contact me at school at

Mr Devery

High-Performance Ski Team Manager


The Netball season is finally here, yay! All teams should have received emails over the school holidays from either Maddy, Nick or your coach/manager to arrange your training time. 

A couple of reminders from us:

Your young person should have received their uniform by the end of Week 1, but if they don’t please get them to email Nick (room 6) and Maddy (room 25). 

– First grading game is Monday 1st May (time TBC but will be either 4:15pm, 5:15pm or 6:15pm). 

– Training is compulsory. Your coaches have sacrificed their own time to be there, so it is important that your young person attends (unless previously communicated).

– Each team will need to have a designated person on the sideline who is responsible for scoring. Nick and Maddy will provide a unique scoring code that will need to be entered each game.

– If you are a coach and haven’t already collected your gear bag, please email Maddy and Nick to arrange a collecting time. 

– More information about CentralZones and AIMS will come out once the season is underway.

We are also aware that we have heaps of students displaying qualities of a risk-taker and who are playing Netball for the first time, here are a bunch of links to videos and beginner’s guides for your reference. 

Netball Smart Resources – a great programme for injury prevention.

YouTube tutorial – explains rules at a very basic level

Silver Ferns vs Australia game – for inspiration!

We can’t wait to get the season underway and see all our tamariki out on the Netball court. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the netball co-ordinators:

Maddy Mitchell ( and Nick Houston (


ANI Performance Night

Join us for a magical evening of music, dance, and drama at ANI’s Performance Night!

Our talented students have been working hard to showcase their skills, and we can’t wait to share their amazing performances with you.

The event will take place at our Multi-Purpose Space on Wednesday 3rd of May at 6:pm. Admission is free for all, but please confirm your attendance via the form linked here. 

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to support our students and witness their talents firsthand. It’s sure to be a night to remember!

Beren Allen

Teacher in Charge of Performance Night

PTA News

The 2023 fundraising year has started well, with both Mufti Week and the Social proving to be big successes! Thank you to all the parents and teachers who have helped with both events to date.

We have our Chocolate fundraising assembly on Monday 8th May at the school. This is an important part of what we as the PTA do, and a significant contributor to our fundraising efforts. Last year this event was the most successful we had ever had at ANI, and easily our most successful Chocolates event.

At the assembly, we will outline what students will need to do to earn prizes, fundraising badges etc. A FAQ list will be distributed following the assembly to assist parents with understanding how they can best help their young people and the PTA with this activity.

Which leads me to our next challenge!

WE NEED YOU! Yes parents, we really need you! Anyone who is able to volunteer to assist the PTA with the collection of money as well as the recording of information related to student names and payments – we would greatly appreciate your involvement.

Currently, we have two parents from last year’s group on board and some active volunteers. We need more hands on deck, whether you can help regularly with this and other events, or whether you can be a “Friend of the PTA”, we’d welcome you with open arms!

Our next meeting is Monday 1st May at 6:pm in the school library. This will be a Wine and Cheese evening combined with our standard PTA meeting. Please come along – we would love to have you on board with us in 2023 as we aim to fund as many projects as possible!

Paul Nixon

Acting Chairperson and Treasurer

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:


3학기 동안 5개의 시험을 각각 언제 치르는지에 대한 학교 시험 시간표를 아래에 제공했습니다. 뉴사우스웨일스 대학교(University of New South Wales)의 호주 교육 평가(Educational Assessment Australia)가 주관하는 ICAS 시험 학교 대회는 3학기 ANI에서 다음 날짜에 개최됩니다. 주 시험 시험 착석 날짜 비용 시험 시험 착석 날짜 비용 4 쓰기 8월 7일 월요일 $32.00 디지털 기술 8월 9일 수요일 $25.00 5 영어 8월 14일 월요일 $25.00 6 과학 8월 21일 월요일 $25.00 달러 7 수학 8월 28일 월요일 $25.00 이 시험은 학생들이 참여할 수 있는 선택적 평가 시험입니다. ICAS 시험 응시 마감일은 6월 30일 금요일입니다. 



학교커뮤니티를 위해구축및개발된개인화된앱입니다.이앱은더빠르고쉽게탐색할수있으며부모가자녀와관련된맞춤형알림을받을수있습니다.우리는2023년의나머지기간동안현재학교앱을계속사용할것이며나가는모든공지는 두앱플랫폼에모두게시될것입니다.

수행해야 할 작업은 다음과 같습니다.

앱 다운로드(Apple: iTunes, Android: GooglePlay) 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: 비밀번호를 재설정한 후 업데이트된 로그인 세부 정보로 앱에 로그인하십시오  



ANI는 세 가지 해외 여행 기회 (케언즈, 싱가포르 및 일본)를 제공하게 된 것을 자랑스럽게 생각합니다.  

어떻게 수학여행을 신청할 수 있나요?

제안된 각 여행에 대한 여행 양식은 학생들이 수령할 수 있도록 사무실에서 사용할 수 있습니다.

여행은 언제 진행되나요?

여행은 2022년 9월 중순에서 말(미정)에 오클랜드에서 출발합니다. 그러나 각 여행에 등록한 학생 수에 따라 이러한 날짜는 학교가 통제할 수 없는 요인으로 인해 변경될 수 있습니다. 날짜를 변경해야 하는 경우 학부모와 학생이 가장 먼저 알게 됩니다.


NI 커리어 위크

5월 15일 월요일 – 19일 금요일)에 ANI는 연례 커리어 위크를 개최합니다!


ANI 브렉퍼스트 클럽

지난 학기에 공유했듯이 학교 아침 식사 클럽을 시작하게 되어 기쁩니다. 화요일과 목요일 아침에 푸드 테크 룸 (허브 2)에서 진행됩니다. 첫 번째 날은 5월 2일 화요일입니다. 우리는 끊임없이 변화하는 금융 시대를 이해하고 있으며 모두 다른 상황에 처해 있습니다.  이 서비스는 모든 사람이 이용할 수 있으므로 청소년이 혜택을 받을 수 있다고 생각되면 함께 보내주십시오! 무료이며 weetbix와 우유를 제공하는 Sanitarium과 Fonteria가 후원합니다. 아침 식사 업계에 인맥이 있고 기부하거나 돕고 싶은 사람이 있다면 연락하십시오.


새로운 횡단보도

ANI는 Disraeli Road의 새로운 횡단보도가 1학기 동안 건설되었음을 공유하게 되어 매우 기쁩니다! 아직 완료해야 할 몇 가지 측면이 있지만 사용할 준비가 되어 있습니다.  Disraeli Street에서 자녀를 내려주는 경우 새로운 노란색 선과 대기실에 유의하십시오.  다시 한번 말씀드리지만, 오클랜드 대학교 진입로, Poronui Street의 학교 정문 밖에 있는 노란색 선 또는 Disraeli Street의 뒤쪽 학교 주차장에 주차하지 마십시오.  멜빌 공원(Melville Park) 옆 주차장이나 에식스 보호구역(Essex Reserve)과 같이 학교에서 가까운 도보 거리에 있는 적절한 장소에 대해 청소년과 상의하십시오. 

Please see below a summary in Chinese:



我们亲爱的心理咨询师 (Emma) 将于5月22日开始加入学校团队。Emma将全力支持同学们及家长,帮大家排忧解难。

2023 ICAS: 一年一度的ICAS将在8月份举行, 费用:写作 $32,其它$25。此考试为可选项目。为学生提供考试和额外学习的机会。考试报名截止时间为6月30日。

学生国外游:今年学校将组织9月中去日本,新加坡及澳大利亚Cairns旅游,以提供同学们探索及发展的机会。有兴趣的同学请尽早报各,旅行是否成行要看学生报名人数。大致费用: Cairns 6日游$3000左右, 日本7日游及新加坡6日游分别$6000左右, 日本及新加坡10日游$7500左右.




Netball:所有参加Netball的同学们从5月1日开始参加训练。如果你有任何问题,请联系Maddy Mitchell ( and Nick Houston (


PTA:PTA在5月1日6点在图书馆举办酒会。敬请家长们参加。巧克力集资是PTA 这学期的主要集资活动,请家长们支持及帮助。

EGGS 智力竞赛夜晚;星期五6月23日6点半在The prestigious Remuera Club举行,门票每人$40或10人一桌$350。(此活动只对成人开放)

Upcoming Events for Term 2, 2023

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Mountain Biking Cross Country Championships

Race 2 in the 2023 Auckland Schools Mountain Biking Cross Country Championships is at Hunua Regional Park, on Sunday 7 May.

Information can be found on the Auckland Mountain Bike Club website:  

And the Auckland Schools Mountain Biking Facebook page: 

Jon Hasler 

Auckland Schools Mountain Biking



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