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                                 Term Three, Week 7, 3 September 2009
                            Phone 544 8994, email
                                                    SCHOOL INFORMATION
Year 6 parent information evening is tonight at 7.30pm.            In the Year 7 competition room 19 (Brittany Dick, Phoebe
The evening is designed to inform parents about Waimea             King, Ben Anderson and Libby Malthus) edged out room 22
Intermediate and give them a chance to look around the             (Jou Mori, Nick Hanna, Tegan van der Peet and Tom
school and talk with staff.                                        Berryman) in a tie breaker, with room 21 (James Blake,
                                                                   Patrick Laffey, Harry Chi and Alissa Smaill) and room 4 (Ruby
Waimea Intermediate School’s Cross Country is being held           Jensen, Cole Barker, Elyse Stallard and Sally Hodgson) 3rd
tomorrow afternoon. The course is approximately 2 kms in           equal.
length and will be clearly marked out. The start times are:
year 7 girls 1:50 pm, year 7 boys 2:02 pm, year 8 girls            Congratulations to Waimea Intermediates’s four teams who
2:14 pm, year 8 boys 2:26 pm. Parents are encouraged to            competed so successfully in last weeks Nelsomathix
support and celebrate the efforts the children have put into       competition held at Nayland College. The year 7 team of
developing their fitness throughout the year. A number of          Olivia Lester, Park, Seong Cheol, Phoebe King and Brittany
children will then be chosen to represent the school at the        Dick placed 2nd with Jou Mori, Jung, Ji Yeon, Nick Hanna
interschool events held at Branford Park, Rabbit Island and        and Sheldon Mazzola close behind in 3rd. Both year 8 teams
Saxton Field over the next three weeks.                            also performed exceptionally well in what turned out to be an
                                                                   incredibly close competition. Florence Wilson, Caleb Laing,
Our recent teacher only day was busy and productive,               Kim, Seung Yeun and Brittany Rusbatch placed 2nd with a
continuing our work in developing a curriculum to take our         hard charging Nathan Sturrock, Ashleigh Sheehan, Ian Talbot
students confidently into the future. The focus this time was      and Lachie Winter, only one question behind and just out of
on the learning areas of Science, Social Sciences, English         the placings.
and Technology. Teachers worked in groups throughout the
day in each of these areas. Presentations by educationists         Congratulations to all students who made Science Fair
and researchers were viewed in the Peter Jackson suite along       exhibits. There was a great display in the hall and many
with a view of the changes students might experience in their      people took advantage of the opportunity to view them. The
lifetime and the type of skills and attitudes they might need to   following students won awards and certificates in the Nelson
live a purposeful life (a life of meaning?) We have completed      Science Fair: Rebecca Meikle and Rhea du Fresne-Mann,
four of the five key competencies in consultation with students    Science Gold Standard Award, The Power of Viscosity. Katie
and their families and although we have had a slight change        Thomson, Science Bronze Standard Award, Are you square?
of direction to the learning areas to fit in with our ongoing      Sean Kett, Judges Highly Commended Award, Freaky
Maths PD we will continue developing these. Our whole              Friction. Lara Prokop and Bridy Pearce, Judges Highly
school professional development is currently centred on            Commended Award, The Milky Ice Age. Hamish Clark and
working together towards completing a dynamic curriculum.          Liam Golding, Judges Highly Commended Award, Heat vs
Some fathers are currently involved with a reading research        Metal.      The following students received Participation
project conducted by Canterbury University and we thank            Certificates; Emily Thomas, Insulation Investigation. Sam
them for their involvement in this.                                Edens and Elliot Kennedy, Conquering The Spark. Danielle
                                                                   Harris, Lydia Harris and Emily Smith, Smells. Amy Newman
The recent Waimeamathix inter-class competition turned             and Olivia Meikle, Brilliant Breaky. Cameron Gibbons and
into an exciting battle between all the teams. It was good to      Max Adams, Hot Wire. Melanie Westley and Floss Wilson,
see all classes experiencing success and the winners not           That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles. Brad Fisher and Ben
becoming clear until the final five minutes.                       Coutts, Flower Power. Aliya Egan and Sheridan Irain, Is
Congratulations to the Korean team of Seong Cheol Park, Ji         Handy Really Handy. Please note; student’s receiving
Yeon Jung, Seung Yeun Kim and Ji Seok Hong who won the             awards       MUST attend the award ceremony (or the
year 8 competition with room 24 (Mel Harris, Peter Bayne,          student's teacher or a close relative) on Friday 18th
Cameron Ford and Ryan Brooks) placing 2nd (1st class               September at 3.45pm at Broadgreen Intermediate. Gold,
team), room 9 (Lachie Winter, Daniel Dowding, Sam Hart and         silver and bronze awardees must bring their displays with
Shaun Aindow) placing 3rd.                                         them.

Host Families Wanted !!! In November of last year approximately 90 of our students travelled to Wellington to participate in a
biennial arts and cultural exchange with Raroa Intermediate School in Johnsonville. It is now our turn to reciprocate and we
are looking for families who would be willing to host a student for four nights on the week commencing 2 November (Monday –
Friday), We would be delighted to hear from any willing host family. Your child does not have to be a part of a performing arts
group and they will be given the opportunity to be involved in some activities with the Raroa students and be a part of this
enriching experience. We would like families of the Year 8 students who were hosted by Raroa families last year to reciprocate
if they are able. Year 7 students who are in our performing arts groups and could be chosen to participate in next year’s
exchange are also encouraged to support this. Already knowing someone can make a huge difference to how they will feel
about going away for a week next year and often hosting someone leads to a reciprocal arrangement being made, if desired. If
you are prepared to act as a host for the week please complete the slip below and return to the school office. Alternatively a
phone call or email to the office would be great. Many thanks, Marina Bennett


I can billet ………… Raroa Intermediate students                            Male / Female (please circle)

Student Name ……………………………………………… Room ……… Parent signature…………………............………

                                              Please return this form to the office

                                        Mission Statement – Challenge to achieve and grow
     Term Calendar                                                  The RISE awards reflect our school values of Respect,
     3 September      Yr 6 Parent Evening                           Integrity, Self Management and Empathy. Congratulations
     4 September      School Cross Country                          to the following students who received RISE awards at
                                                                    assembly last week; Courtney Miles, Tamati Manson, Brad
     7 September      Yr 8 Speech Finals 9.15am
                                                                    Fisher, Jarrod Quigley, Becky Clements, Bethany Gillard,
     8 September      Yr 7 Speech Finals 9.00am
                                                                    Tegan van der Peet, Carter Stringer, Moko Honetana, Max
     10 September     Mufti day
                                                                    Adams, Jillian Maisey, Shaun Aindow, Lachlan Brownlie,
     18 September     Yr 6 Enrolments Due                           Harry Chi and Alice Jung.
     18 September     Science Award Winners
                      Ceremony                                      Congratulations to the following WIS student’s who have been
                                                                    selected for Nelson Town/Nelson Country rugby
Thursday 10 September is Mufti Day. Please provide a gold           representative teams. Town - Under 11; Windsor Ratima
coin donation; the proceeds will go to Natureland.                  and Luke Sharp. Under 12; Logan Hewson, Trent Inch, Rhys
                                                                    Pitcher, Andrew Drummond, Dylan Hutton and Liam Doherty.
We are currently conducting a curriculum review of our              Under 13 Nathan Sturrock and Josh Bloomberg. Country –
programmes in The Arts. Part of the review process is to get        Under 12; Garath Nisbett, Braden Russ, Jesse Wastney,
feedback from parents and the community. If you have any            Reon Shellock, Scott Barr, Jayden Woolley and Liam Kerr.
feedback on our Arts curriculum delivery, including things like     Under 13; Liam Mintrom, Joe Barratt, Ash Strange, James
classroom programmes, teaching of Arts programmes through           Calder, Daniel Hooper, Sean Ducray, Jacob Berthelsen,
modules, Raroa exchange, productions, concerts, resources           Jarrod Downing and Riley Jeslop. All the best to these
(eg. dance and music room) please email Genny Sanders at            students who play in final tournaments this weekend.
                                                                    Orders for the Scholastic Book Club close on 8 September
Congratulations to the students who participated in the South       2009.     Please make cheques payable to Waimea
Island Intermediate tournament this week in Christchurch.           Intermediate School as we send one cheque to cover all
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The impressive results were water polo 8 , badminton 5 ,            orders
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table tennis 4 , boys basketball 2 , girls basketball 1 ,
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squash 1 and volleyball 1 . Well done!!
                                                    COMMUNITY NOTICES
iDANCE Hip Hop dance showcase, is an energetic display of all dance styles at Annesbrook Community Centre on 12
September, 3pm. $5 tickets available from our school office or doorsales. This is a fundraiser for origin hip hop team dynamic
and is great entertainment for the whole family. For more information email
Ye      Olde        Country       Fair,        Appleby       School,       Saturday           5        September   at    11am.

Cricket September 2009 Holiday program - Monday to Wednesday. Week 1; 28, 29, 30 September. Week 2; 5, 6, 7
October. Venue: Nayland College, Cost: $20 per day or $50 for 3 days. For more information contact Andrew Cavill at “Cavill
Cricket Coaching” email or or phone Rachel 545-6903 or Andrew - 027 249 5440
or 545 2245

The Home Ownership Education Programme
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They offer a free education programme to people wanting to buy their first home. The course runs over three nights, 10 , 17
and 24 September, 6pm – 9pm and is fully funded by New Zealand Government.
The course covers the following-
         Is home ownership right for you?
         What to look for in a home
         Budgeting and goal setting
         The home buying process
         Securing a home loan
         Maintaining your home and building a new home
For more information on their courses visit or phone 545 6566 or email

Have you ever wondered how computer games and 3D movies like Shrek are made? Learn the latest in 3D Animation and
Games Design on a Bubble Dome School Holiday workshop this September. Other courses in movie making, fashion and
wearable arts on offer at different venues. Ages 6 – 17 years. For more information telephone 0800 GET BUBBLE (438 282) or
email or visit . You could also pick up a pamphlet from our school library.

Children Learn to Sail courses, September and Christmas school holidays. Pick up a pamplet from our school library or
phone Jill Hellyer on 548 7501 or email
Royals’ softball club has an open day and registration at Saxton field this Sunday 6 , at 1 pm. Any interested players; men,
woman, boys and girls are encouraged to turn up and give it a go. Phone Craig (home) on 544 7282 or cell 021 213 8760

FREE Tennis open day – for all Waimea Intermediate students. By attending you will firstly go into the prize draw to win $800
worth of prizes (first prize a $650 family tennis prize pack) and secondly receive free group coaching with qualified coaches.
Venue is Tasman Tennis Centre, Richmond on Tuesday 15th September, 5.30 to 6.30pm and Saturday 19th September, 11am
to 12pm. Take along your tennis racquet (some racquets will be supplied). For more information and postponement dates visit: or phone 544 6083.

                                          Mission Statement – Challenge to achieve and grow
Mission Statement – Challenge to achieve and grow