Term 1, Week 5 2016

Principal’s News

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Welcome to the first of our monthly newsletters. Just to remind you we are trialling a new system of communication with a more detailed newsletter available on the first Wednesday of every month and a weekly reminder every Friday. We trust this keeps you up to date with school happenings, learning programmes and our focus areas.

Team Leaders Programmes of Learning
At a recent Board of Trustees meeting the team leaders shared information about their teams and programmes of learning for this year. They were most informative and we thought you might like to read them and find out what they had to say. Please click here to view.

Auckland Central Community of Schools Update
A number of our new parents may not be aware that ANI is part of a local community of schools (or CoS) which is part of a wider Ministry of Education initiative ‘Investing in Educational Success’.

We are excited to be working with our local primary schools and one secondary school (EGGS) to provide a seamless learning pathway from Years 1 to 13. The work we do is related closely to achievement.  Schools in the Communities have set shared goals based on information about the educational needs of students in our local area.

We then developed a number of shared achievement challenges and are currently working together with the wider community to meet these challenges.

The schools involved are:

Auckland Normal IntermediateCornwall Park SchoolEpsom Girls Grammar
Kohia Terrace SchoolMaungawhau PrimaryMeadowbank School
Newmarket SchoolParnell District SchoolRemuera Intermediate
Remuera PrimaryVictoria Avenue School

At the moment we are just in the beginning stages but we are very excited about collaborating across the sector and learning from each other so the transition for your sons and daughters is seamless.

Room 17 – 22 Refurbishment
As you are aware there are six classrooms still operating as single cell teaching spaces and not in the learning common style. Plans are afoot this year to start a refurbishment that will see some walls demolished, new spaces created, different furniture and breakout rooms. While the total project cannot be completed immediately due to the cost, we are keen to make a start. More details from Mr Shane Devery, Deputy Principal who is running this building project in future newsletters as we progress the alterations.

School Uniform
This week we are having a blitz on ensuring all students wear a hat during break times and that they wear the school uniform correctly.  Naming hats is a major issue, I often collect them from the hall or field and the majority of them are not named. A good idea I saw recently (on an ANI student) was the surname embroidered on the back of the cap. Fantastic idea and I encourage others to get this done – that way someone else will never wear your hat in error.

Please note: Hats/caps can be purchased from the school reception from 8:00am to 4:00pm weekdays or from our online shop on the school website.

As the weather has been unusually hot for this time of the year we thought it worth mentioning that students are permitted to change into their PE gear as soon as they arrive at school. This might make it a bit more comfortable for students sitting in class.

Additional items for technology
At the start of the year we ask for a financial contribution toward materials that students will use to make special projects which they then take home. More often than not these materials are part of the technology programme. A good example of items our students take home are what they make in food technology. They seem to be creating some very interesting recipes and are looking for more exotic ingredients than we expected.  From time to time we might ask that you supplement the list of ingredients they want as it is very difficult for our budget to run to items such as fillet steak, chicken breasts or special baking decorations! We know this probably also presents a problem for you getting the ingredients the night before or the same morning – we are more than happy to store ‘special’ ingredients in the students fridge and freezer if it is easier for you to send along beforehand.

The school will provide students with the basics for their recipes (in multiple quantities) and at no charge but when it comes to extras we respectfully ask you chat to your son/daughter to see if there is a more cost effective option, or if not please send a small quantity to school of the item they believe they need to compliment their dish.

Road Safety
We have had a number of members of the public express concern over how our students are behaving in on the roads around the Mt Eden area. We have had safety talks in classes and at assembly to explain just how dangerous inner city roads can be and would appreciate parents reinforcing this at home. The SLT will also be doing duties at random times over the next few weeks in the local area (e.g. lights in Mt Eden village) so don’t be surprised to see us standing on street corners, taking photos or stopping  to speak to students.

Have a great week.

Jill Farquharson


Deputy Principals and Associate Principal’s Spot

Assessment at ANI
Throughout their two years at ANI your child will participate in a number of assessments. All the acronyms can be confusing, so in the next few newsletters we will offer information that will help you to understand the assessment tools and processes that we use.

At ANI assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Assessment is designed to inform students, teachers and parents about progress, achievement and identify next steps for learning.

We use a range of formative (helps students identify their strengths, weaknesses and target area that need work) and summative (used to evaluation learning at the end of a unit of work such as a final project or post-test) assessment tools in order to ‘cross check’ or triangulate data. For example, reading may be assessed using e-asTTle, PAT and Running Records. Each tool provides slightly different information and helps to build an accurate learning profile of your child.

One of the most widely used assessment tools at ANI is; e-asTTle (Assessment Tool for Teaching and Learning). e-asTTle is an online, standardised  assessment tool, developed to assess students’ achievement and progress in reading, mathematics and writing. The tests students complete are adaptive; all students sit the first stage questions, when students have completed the first stage it is scored. Depending on how they score, the students will be allocated to either the easy, medium or difficult second stage. A similar thing happens in the third stage. The aim is to present each student with questions most appropriate to their ability.

On completion of the tests, students and teachers can access a range of reports. The most commonly used is the ‘individual learning pathway’. Rather than simply providing a score, the individual learning pathway shows students; their strengths, what they have achieved, what they need to learn next and shows any gaps in their learning. At the upcoming goal setting interviews you will be able to see your child’s e-asTTle for number and algebra.

e-asTTle provides students and teachers with reliable information that can be used to inform learning programmes and to apply teaching practice that maximises individual student learning.

For more information visit http://e-asTTle.tki.org.nz/

Lucy Naylor
Deputy Principal in charge of Curriculum 


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
We have a new teacher, Kate Chisholm who has been assessing and identifying students to receive English support in ESOL classes.

The ESOL programme will continue to be taught in Modern Learning Environments in the students learning areas and not withdrawn from their room as this is a more comfortable approach for these students.

The programme consists of students learning basis English, phrases, sentences, grammar, punctuation and conversations.

ANI Facebook Page
The school has created an ANI Facebook page and we would like to invite all parents to visit it regularly to see the weekly updates/photos we post and then ‘like’ our page.

You will find sports, cultural, social events and more.  Follow the link below so you can remain updated  www.facebook.com/ANormalSchool

We look forward to seeing you on our page.

ANI Facebook


Gifted and Talented Programme (G&T)
The term one G&T programmes are well underway with several groups started including:

  • Sports Academy (Tennis and Cricket)
  • Korean languages
  • PE Extension – Year 7 & 8 boys and girls
  • Leadership Groups – Student coaching students, Sports Coaching with Sport Auckland
  • Te Reo Maori

Later in the term we will be introducing more G&T programmes including mathematics, Mandarin, Chess Hip Hop and Robotics/Coding.

To become involved in a G&T group students can nominate themselves or a teacher can nominate them. Once all nominations have been gathered the teacher or expert taking each group will review applications and inform students.

Learning Support
This year we are doing learning support differently. In the past students have been withdrawn for lessons by an independent teacher however, this year leaning support will be carried out by the classroom teacher with the support of the Associate Principal. Students will be taught in small groups across a learning common. Testing is being currently being carried out and students identified who need the support with a focus this term on Year 8 students.

Shane Devery
Deputy Principal & SENCO

Many academies are up and running. Those that have started already are tennis, cricket, Kapa Haka group, Korean Language, Te Reo, PE extension, Distance Squad. Academies that will be starting later in the term are maths, hip hop, orchestra, chess and performing arts. These groups are available for children to sign up to in the school daily notices. Children need to make sure they sign up at the appropriate time and with the correct teacher.

International Baccalaureate Visit
In May, ANI will be having an IB visit from international IB accreditors. We are busy at the moment getting all our documentation together that we need to send off to IB headquarters in Singapore. More information regarding the visit will be provided in subsequent newsletters (date of visit 9 – 11 May).

Kapa Haka Group
Already this term our Kapa Haka group has been involved in a number of Whakatau to welcome a variety of visitors into our school, these visitors have come from China, Norway and Korea. We have an amazing Kapa Haka tutor who meets with the Kapa Haka group twice a week. This is a big group this year of approximately 80 children. Throughout the year this multicultural group of students represents our school at a variety of events.

On the 18 March all our students will head out to the Polyfest.  The ASB Polyfest features traditional music, dance, costume and speech and is now recognised as an important showcase of New Zealand’s diverse cultures and a celebration of youth performance. This is a wonderful experience for our ANI students to witness performances and traditional items from the following cultures – Cook Islands, Maori, Niue, Samoan and Tongan.  There will also be a Diversity stage featuring performances from a range of cultural groups including Fijian, Tokelau, Chinese, Korean and Indian.

Tracey Hughes
Associate Principal

Important Dates: 7 – 11 March

Monday 7 MarchDental Van onsite (Monday – Friday)
 Year 8 Girls Football trials #1, 12:30pm
 Susan Rope Netball Programme
 PTA AGM/Meeting, 7:00pm
Tuesday 8 MarchCentral Zone Boys Cricket
 Triadic Interviews for Room 21 ONLY, 12:30pm – 6:30pm
Wednesday 9 MarchCentral Zone Swimming
 Interzone Boys Softball
 Year 7 Vision Testing
 Triadic Interviews for rest of school, 12:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 10 MarchInterzone Girls Softball
 Year 7 Vision Testing
Year 8 Girls Foot ball trials #2, 12:30pm

Triadic Interviews

The second opportunity you will have this year to meet with your child’s teacher will be the upcoming triadic interviews on Wednesday 9 March, 12.30pm – 7:00pm.

This is an opportunity for the teacher and parent/caregiver to discuss the goals students set in relation to the IB Learner Profile and IB attitudes. Students lead these interviews and will be able to tell you areas where they are achieving and areas they need to focus on. We believe that when students know about and understand their strengths and weaknesses in learning, progress and achievement levels improve. Having parents as part of this discussion helps build the relationship you have with the class teacher and shows you are keen to support your child as a learner.

Interviews can be booked via an online booking system. Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the event code; 9r9qh

School closes at 12 noon on Wednesday 9 March. Unfortunately we have no supervision at school until 3:00pm as all the teachers are involved in the interviews. Please make arrangements for your child so they can leave school safely at 12:00pm.

Interviews will be 10 minutes and held in the following learning commons:

Blue Team (Rooms 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8)Interviews will take place in Rooms 1, 2 and 3
Red Team (Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14)Interviews will take place in Rooms 11 and 12
Orange Team (Rooms 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24)Interviews will take place in Rooms 23 and 24
Green Team (Rooms 4, 5, 15, 16, 17 and 18)Interviews will take place in Rooms 15 and 16

Specialist teachers will also be in the learning commons with class teachers:

Greg Berry, Physical EducationRooms 11 and 12
Kate Chisholm, ESOLRooms 23 and 24
Nicole Rakete and Britt Coleman, ArtsRooms 23 and 24
Mariee Guinibert, TechnologyRooms 11 and 12
Rachael Hancock, Technology (Team Leader)Rooms 23 and 24
Amy Harrison, International Student CoordinatorRooms 1, 2 and 3
Emily-mei Hemstapat, MandarinRooms 15 and 16
Chanelle Lucas, Te ReoRooms 23 and 24
Linton Rathgen, SpanishRooms 1, 2 and 3
Daniel Robertson, ScienceRooms 15 and 16
Kate Shin, Korean TeacherRooms 1, 2 and 3
Sonja Shine, Transdisciplinary CoachRooms 15 and 16
Graeme Smith, School CounsellorRooms 15 and 16

Room 21 Triadic interviews
As you are aware, Mr Turnbull will be on leave when triadic interviews are being held.  Therefore Room 21 interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 March, 12:30pm – 6:30pm.

Room 21 interviews can be booked via an online booking system. Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter the event code; qpzt3

Room 21 children will remain at school until 3:00pm on Tuesday 8 March AND Wednesday 9 March. They will be available to come to interviews with you on Tuesday 8 March. Please collect them from Room 21.

Lucy Naylor
Deputy Principal

ANI Leadership Groups

There are a number of leadership groups at ANI that students can join. Below is a flowchart showing when each group meets (either on Monday lunchtimes or during class time) and following the flowchart an explanation of how to join (click on the flowchart to enlarge).

2016 Student Agency Flow Chart

Students are able to join ONE group that meets during class time and ONE group that meets Monday lunchtimes. We ask student not to join any more groups as they would miss too much class time in addition to being stretched to attend all meetings.

Each group has a different process that students need to follow if they want to become part of that group. This is detailed below:

1.How Heads are Selected

Our head students are strong leaders with a can do attitude, have positive peer and adult relationships, display exemplary behaviour and are willing to work hard representing the school at various functions.


  • Year 7 teachers nominate students they think have the leadership qualities and capacity to be a Head boy or girl. This takes place toward the end of term two. Criteria for selection given to student body toward the end of term two. Process explained at a whole school assembly.
  • Senior leaders observe these students over a period of time to guage their leadership capacity.
  • A matrix is developed and each students qualities discussed by senior leaders.
  • Decision made at start of term three
  • Parents informed and announced at whole school assembly
  • Term 3/4 Year 7 Heads shadow Year 8 so they are ready to take over the following year.

2.Community Action Group

Students who are part of this group will be involved in organising events in the school community to raise money for school initiatives or charities that have been selected by students.


  • Students come to a sign up session with Miss Dyer
  • An application form then needs to be completed detailing students strengths in this area
  • Head students and Miss Dyer make final selection
  • Up to 25 students

3.Cultural Leaders

Students in this group are Pasifika or Maori students with the purpose of building leadership capacity, a profile in the school and developing the relationship between our school and the Maori and Pasifika communities.


  • Maori and Pasifika students sign up with Miss Hughes
  • They need to be willing to attend all meeting and carry out their commitments
  • No limit to number of students

4.Enviro Group

Students involved in Enviro Group work towards making our school community more environmentally friendly and educating students towards sustainable practice.


  • Students attend a meeting to express their interest with Mrs Russell. These students are then a part of the group and are expected to attend regular meetings.
  • There are also 2 Enviro Leaders per class and these are students who have volunteered themselves as classroom representatives in charge of ensuring their area of the school is litter-free. They also encourage other students in their area to put rubbish into the correct bins.
  • No limit to number of students


Student librarians are in charge of managing the resources in the library and checking out library books for other students.


  • Students interested in being a librarian need to attend a meeting with Miss Shine.
  • An application form then needs to be completed detailing librarian skills students already have and how they display the IB learner profile.
  • Up to 50 students

6.Peer Mediators

Students involved in this group are advocates for conflict resolution in the playground. They assist students in making responsible decisions while outside of the classroom and resolving minor disputes between students.


  • Students need to attend an initial sign up with Miss Dyer
  • An application form then needs to be completed detailing their strengths in this area
  • Miss Dyer makes final selection of students
  • Up to 20 students

7.Strategic Planning

Students involved in this group set goals to work towards three of the school’s strategic aims. The students are split into pairs where they focus on one strategic aim with the support of a teacher.


  • Students are nominated by classroom teachers
  • The nominations are then reviewed by the current strategic planning group leader and Mrs Farquharson
  • Students are then interviewed by the student strategic planning group leader and Mrs Farquharson, initial selections are made
  • These selections are shown to the Senior Leadership team for final decision
  • Up to seven students (6 and the student strategic planning group leader)

8.Student Learning Group

Students involved in this group work with SLT and staff to improving learning and assessment practice within the school.


  • Express interest in being in Student Learning Group to Mrs Naylor
  • An application form is then completed
  • Student leaders and Mrs Naylor conduct an interview and make final selections
  • Up to 15 students

9.Student Coaching Group

Students are trained how to be an effective coach following the GROWTH International Coaching Model by Mr Devery.  After six workshop modules the student coaches go into classrooms to coach their peers.  Throughout the year we will have at least two coaching groups trained.


  • Phase One:  Students nominated by teachers
  • Mr Devery has final decision of phase one student coaches based on 12 key skills of coaching
  • Phase Two:  Students nominate themselves based on being coached by other students
  • Student leaders and Mr Devery make final selection of phase two participants
  • Up to 25 – 30 students in each phase

10.Sports Coaching Group: Growing Coaches Model

The sports coaching group complete three 1 hour workshops including: what makes a good leader /coach, the skills required to be an effective coach, learn how to take a sports lesson, and practise the lesson.

Students then go into our local primary schools to teach sports lessons.


  • Students nominated based on Sport Auckland questionnaire feedback (second and third tier sports students selected not only our top athletes)
  • Students nominated by teachers
  • Mr Devery and Sport Auckland representative review nominations and make decision
  • Up to 25 – 30 students in each phase

Some of these groups have already started their selection process so students will need to check with the teacher in charge of the group they are interested in joining.

Caylee Dyer
Student Agency

Staff International Baccalaureate (IB) Training

On Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 January our staff took part in an exciting and inspiring IB PYP professional development workshop facilitated by globally accredited IB workshop leaders.

There was a strong focus on critiquing the environments and provocations in which action takes place, evaluating how every element of the PYP supports individual engagement in action through knowledge, skills, attitudes, problem-posing and problem-solving. Teachers discussed how students learn to choose to act, and to reflect on their actions so that they can contribute to their own well-being and that of the community and the environment. Taking part in action in our own community was a highlight for staff and showcased the great depth of learning and understanding that staff had as a result of their own personal learning and the outcomes of the workshop. Staff were inspired, motivated and keen to plan for authentic action in their teaching and learning programmes in the coming year.

Sonja Shine
Transdisciplinary Coach

Sustainability Plea

Kiaora whanau. As part of Enviro-group this year the students are making the school more environmentally friendly by sorting their rubbish. We haves basic recycling systems in place where the rubbish is sorted and stored each night. Bokashi bins and worm farms take our organic rubbish and make soil for our garden, which in turn supplies food for the food technology room. We also have recycling which is put out weekly for street collection.

Due to our grounds being open to the public the students have found that a lot of rubbish comes from weekend and after school use. The students would like to put in permanent recycling stations to encourage the community to recycling when using our grounds.
We need your help! The enviro-group have come up with ideas of how they would like the recycling station to look and work but we need expertise in this process.

So if you or people you know of could help us with the design and manufacturing of these recycling stations it would be very appreciated.

If this appeals to you then we are also looking for sponsorship towards purchasing some recycling stations. If you would like to sponsor one or you have business contacts that would like to sponsor these, please get in contact with me by clicking here. Costs and sponsorship options are available and will be willingly shared.

“We find that when we clean up the school daily there is a lot of rubbish that is left overnight by the community. We would like the community to use permanent recycling stations so we don’t have to pick up their rubbish” – Rachel, Mikaya and Rosa 

“If we had permanent recycling stations it would mean people would be more aware of putting rubbish in the correct bin so we could be more sustainable” – Max and Alex

We appreciate your support toward this very worthy cause.

Kirsten Russell
Year 8 Teacher

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐! xīn nián kuài lè!

What an exciting start to the year with the year 8 students. As they are learning the names of the festivals in Mandarin and recognizing the importance of festivals celebrated in China, it is going to be an eventful term with lots of red around the school. Both year 7 and year 8 students will be making their own red packets 红包-

Emily-mei Hemstapat
Mandarin Teacher

Sports News

Swimming Sports Results
Auckland Normal Intermediate held their annual swimming sports at Auckland University pool on Friday 19 February. The performances were amazing and it was great to see our students getting the opportunity to compete. The event started off with freestyle moving to backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. The event was open to all competitive swimmers which created strong competition and many of the finals were tightly contested. All students are to be commended on their performances and they represented the school to a very high standard. The student teachers and sports council students supported the event in time keeping, organisation, administration and officiating. The students that qualified from the ANI swimming sports will now attend the Central Zone on Wednesday 9 March which is followed by Interzone on Wednesday 30 March.

Swimming Sports Champions 2016

Category Name RoomPoints Total
Year 7 GirlsSophie Wells120 Points
Year 7 BoysCaleb Cooper1226 Points
Year 8 GirlsRae Kwan2222 Points
Year 8 BoysBen Ashby2026 Points


Central Zone Tennis
Auckland Normal Intermediate competed at the CZ Tennis event held at Windmill Tennis Courts over two days. Both days were a great success. Special thanks go to the students for their individual performances and to the teachers who coordinated the teams Mr Ben Griffiths and Mr Shane Devery and Teja Nidamanuru for supporting the students on the day.

CZ Girls Results
Year 7 SinglesSasha Tuxfod5th Place
Year 7 DoublesStella Holloway and Brooke Ellis5th Place
Year 8 SinglesRosa Marshall7th Place
Year 8 DoublesElla Ross and Sonam Bagwe3rd Place

Reserves – Nancy Wei and Emily Joe

CZ Boys Results
Year 7 SinglesJesse Dobson3rd Place
Year 7 DoublesBen Welch and Elliot Chigrell7th Place
Year 8 SinglesArjun Shah2nd Place
Year 8 DoublesHenry Drillien and Jack Banford1st Place

Reserves – Lucas Steamers Smith and Hugo Swinson

Super Bowl
Super Bowl was an exciting sporting event held on Friday 5 February (Week 1). The event involved teams where Year 7 students were matched with Year 8 students to form a team of which they will compete in 24 exciting and fun cooperative team games to find the champion team. The students all represented their teams to a very high standard and the final results were team 13 of room 6 girls and room 16 boys were crowned overall champions for the day. Congratulations to these students.

Team 13: Room  6 Girls + Room 16  Boys29611st
Team 24: Room  8 Boys + Room 18  Girls29112nd


Te Tihi Physical Education Programme
The Te Tihi programme is an arrangement between the University of Auckland Faculty of Education and Auckland Normal Intermediate. It aligns the University’s Bachelor of Physical Education programme course (EDPRAC 203) and our Physical Education programme. The programme will allow University students to gain valuable teaching experience in a health and physical education context. The programme is now in its fourth year and both university students and Auckland Normal Intermediate students have gained valuable experience and support since its inception. The programme will be held on Tuesdays starting on 8th March then ending on 23rd August and all 12 Year 7 ANI classes will participate. The programme will be similar to specialist Physical Education with practical lessons which integrate the New Zealand and International Baccalaureate curriculums through an inquiry model and physical games.

Greg Berry
Sport Coordinator

ICAS Schools Competition

The ICAS Schools competitions, organised by Educational Assessment Australia of the University of New South Wales, will be held on the following dates:

ScienceTuesday 31 May$8.50 WritingMonday 13 June$19.50
EnglishTuesday 2 August$8.50 MathematicsTuesday 16 August$8.50


The closing date for entry to all competitions is Friday 1 April. Please click here for entry form.

Lucy Naylor
Deputy Principal

2016 Year 8 Camp and Year 7 EOTC

In 2016 the Year 8 students will be heading to Tui Ridge in Rotorua for their annual camp. Each camp includes a team of six classes. Green Team head off from 4 – 8 April followed by the Orange Team from 11 – 15 April. Over the course of the five days and four nights the students get to experience a wide range of activities; rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, the giant swing, high ropes and the flying fox. In addition to this, each student spends an evening in the bush on an overnight experience in a tent. These activities build on the Year 7 EOTC programme and expand on the range of activities they experienced in 2015.

Camp dates:
Green Team: 4 – 8 April
Orange Team: 11 – 15 April

Year 8 Camp Meeting for Parents
Thursday 17 March @ 6:30pm in the library

Click here for the camp information pack which includes health forms and camp equipment list.

Megan Hughes
Year 8 Dean

During term one over three weeks our Year 7 students will participate in a four day EOTC programme facilitated by the Birkenhead Leisure Centre on the North Shore. The programme structure allows for skill development in the following outdoor activities; team problem solving, low and high ropes confidence course, kayaking, orienteering, rock climbing, raft building, adventure based learning (Amazing Race) and archery.

Our students will be taught a wide variety of skills from basic to advanced in safe environments. The skills gained during the Year 7 EOTC programme will prepare students well for Year 8 when they go to camp.

Click here for Y7 EOTC permission slip
Click here for Rms 1, 6, 7 and 8 programme
Click here for Rms 2, 3, 13 and 14 programme
Click here for Rms 9, 10, 11 and 12 programme

Classes will participate in the programme as follows:

Rooms 1, 6, 7 and 8 will attend Monday 21 March, Tuesday 22 March, Wednesday 23 March and Thursday 24 March

Rooms 2, 3, 13 and 14 will attend Wednesday 30 March, Thursday 31 March, Friday 1 April and Monday 4 April

Rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12 will attend Tuesday 5 April, Wednesday 6 April, Thursday 7 April and Friday 8 April

Sarah Nicolson
Year 7 Dean

PTA News

The 2016 ANI PTA AGM will be held at 7:00pm on Monday 7 March, in the school library.

Elections for the positions of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer will take place at the meeting. All members of the school community are welcome.

If you would like further information about the meeting, please contact the PTA Secretary by clicking here

PTA Chocolate Fundraiser
The ANI Chocolate Fundraiser has been very successful; Monday 29 February was the last day to have money returned.

Payment can be made by cash or cheques (payable to the PTA) at the school office.

The ANI PTA account details are ASB: 12 3048 0259939 00. Please use your child’s name and room number as reference.

Your child has benefited from chocolate fundraisers in the past, through the purchase of microscopes, sports equipment, chess sets, enviro group, chrome books, library PCs, Mt Eden art exhibition, GRIP leadership, basketball hoops etc. This year the funding will go toward robotics, school-wide Chess programme/competition, environmental group-hanging vegetable/herb gardens, compost and planting, waste wise programme – two recycling units, EOTC and camp support.

We thank you in advance for your support of our PTA fundraising event and we look forward to being able to continue to provide additional resources for our children that may not be available through Ministry of Education funding.

Year 7 & 8 Social, $6.00
Thursday 17 March, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Permission slips will go home on Wednesday 9 March.

PTA Mufti Day
Friday 1 April, gold coin donation

Karen Humberstone
PTA Chair


Marist College Open Day