End of Term 3
This term has been a very successful one; we have become Auckland Champs in Robotics, Rock Band and Rugby. We have picked up trophies for Water polo and Netball. We have become National Champions in Robotics and are ‘alive’ in the Rock Band Nationals.
Next term we have an overseas exchange to Singapore, a Year 7 EOTC camp, Year 8 EOTC activities, sports competitions for Touch and Athletics, Year 8 Graduation social, Prizegivings and the school ‘picnic’ day.
In and around all this activity the emphasis is to keep class programmes ticking over as per well-established routines. Assessment week will be week four of term four and individual school reports will be sent home during the last week of the school year.
Term 4 will commence on Monday 13th of October at 8:30am
Waikowhai Intermediate presents "The Race" an original stage production filled with music, drama and dance! A race of epic proportions through the Beautiful Kingdom. The rivalry between The Sure n Steady Crewzers lead by the gentle Tobias Turtle and the Too Fast Too Furious Rabbitoes lead by Rikki Rabbitoes comes to a head in the final race challenge.
Tickets available from our school reception:
Evening show times @ 7pm: Tuesday 23 September, Wednesday 24 September and Thursday 25 September
Adults $10 - Students $5 (15 years under) - Seniors/CS Card $5 - Family (2 adults/2 kids) $25
Congratulations to our rockband WAI FI who won the Rockshop Bandquest Battle of the Bands Auckland Regional. They have worked hard over these last 2 terms with their Band Tutor Matt Nanai (a former WAI pupil) and will now go on to the national finals this September.
Backrow: Ashar Tuilata, Matt Nanai (Band Tutor), Luke Tahu, Willie Uaisele (Rocking Drummer Award), Stefan Trifunovic
Frontrow: Shivani Kumar, Megan Dzaferic, Angie Cottrell, Bailey Dick, Yoshiki Ferry
Congratulations to the following teams that recently particpated and placed in the Central Zone sporting tournaments.
Inter Zone Auckland Champions U55kg Boys Rugby - 1st
Central Zone U55kg Boys Rugby - 1st
CZ Boys Hockey - 3rd
CZ Boys Basketball - 3rd
CZ Y7 Boys Netball - 2nd
On Thursday 26th June, our TravelWai's councillors attended the TravelWise Awards Ceremony at Eden Park from 4 - 7pm.
Waikowhai Intermediate School was awarded with a prestigious GOLD AWARD again showing that we are maintaining a very high standard of student awareness about keeping safe when in and around the roads near our school.
We would like to thank parents and whanau for your continued support to ensure that our students are cycling, scootering, walking or bussing to school rather than being picked up by private vehicles rain, hail or shine. This saves a great deal of chaos at the school gates.
Have a safe and TravelWise day.
Along with this accomplishment, the whole squad has been invited to trial for the Roskill Walter Dickson representative team that play in the first week of the Term 2 school holidays.
Education Review Office Report
The Education Review Office gave Waikowhai Intermediate School an excellent report following its assessment visit recently. It noted that the school “has a positive ERO reporting history”.
The report commented that “the school uses achievement information to make positive changes’ to learners’ engagement, progress and achievement. Students are well engaged in school life and value opportunities to engage in a range of leadership opportunities. The well organised classrooms and clear expectations for student behaviour support a settled school tone”.
To read the full report, click here