WAIKOWHAI SHOWCASE TERM 3
"ANTHEM ... Our Tribute"
Using the performing arts to portray different history changing events that shaped the world we live in today - our showcase this year is a tribute piece dedicated to those who gave their all for this wonderful nation of New Zealand. Tickets are now available at the front office. Three evening shows - doors open 6:15pm with showtime at 7pm.
Regional Robocup Junior Championship
On Saturday 1st August sixteen of Waikowhai Intermediate School competed in the Regional Robocup Junior competition that was held at the St Kentigern College. Out of the three categories for primary schools our students came first and second in two of those categories.
Well done to Braedon Pooley, Zach Ogilvy and Connor Wratten Stone who came first in the Robotics Soccer competition. The girls in the Dance competition came second with only one point between them and the winners. Well done to Ashley Mar, Awat Kakai, Madeline McCormick and Melissa Barnes.
Three Rescue team also participated and the best finish was fifth. The students who participated were Ezekiel Jenkins, Jeremy Bell, Jack Lockhart, Sean Yelverton, Michael Fong, Damon Atherstone , Zane Leggett, Samuel Bain and Callum Scott.
Trash to Fashion
Waikowhai Intermediate was represented last weekend by 22 students in the Semi- Finals of the Trash to Fashion competition. Many of you may have seen the photographic display in the Library, of their creations, during the parent conferences. The thinking, innovation, creativity and perseverance that these students display through their creations are definitely to be admired and is what we desire from our learners. Congratulations to the three finalist outfits created by Aimee, Eden, Khalat and Awat. These will be shown again on the 5th and 6th of September at the Corbans Art Estate Henderson. Ticket Info.
Well done to all of the following students: Leann, Amy, May , Rosa, Isi , Flo , Rhea, Eden, Aimee, Ashley, Charlotte, Jamie, Maja, Amanda, Awat, Khalat, Clara, Grace, Lily, Rina, Renee, Jessica, Stephanie.
The annual ANI vs Waikowhai occurred on Friday 24th July. Waikowhai hosted this event utilizing the new hall facilities, Library, Basketball Courts, Astroturf and Keith Hay Park. The sports being contested were Boys Under 55kgs 7's, Boy's and Girl's Football, Boy's and Girl's Basketball, Boy's and Girl's Hockey, Girl's Yr 7 Netball, Girl's Yr 8 Netball, Boy's Mixed Yr 7 & 8 Netball, Chess and Table Tennis. The competition was fierce and very even throughout the day with Waikowhai coming out on top by a very close margin 6-5, retaining the Chaplain's Cup for 2015.
This year’s mid-year conferences will be held during the first week of the third term over the days ofWednesday 22nd July 2:15pm-8pm and Thursday 23rd July 2:15pm-5:15pm book your appointment now. This can be done by logging onto www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and using the access code: NKMWL
Term 2 ends on Friday 3rd July at 2pm. All school bus services have been altered to accommodate the earlier finishing time, with the exception of the 022 service that, as per usual, will not be providing a service outside that of the normal service. If your child usually catches the 022 service home, families will need to make alternative arrangements for them on Friday 3rd July.
Your child will bring home their mid-year written school report on the last day of the term. The report will be followed up with student/parent/teacher conferences during the first week of the third term, please see details below.
FAREWELL TO MR HOANG
Mr Thanh Hoang, Teacher of Room 5 and Team Leader of the Year 8 Team has gained promotion to the position of Associate Principal at Mansell Senior School and will be leaving us at the end of this term. Mr Hoang has been a significant driving force in the development of our ICT programme as well as opportunities for our students in the sporting field, most notably Rugby. We wish Mr Hoang all the best for his future teaching career. Mr Hoang’s replacement in Room 5 will be Mr Aneil Ganda.
YEAR 8 ART EXHIBITION
CZ Girls Soccer
On the 6th of May the year 7 Girls soccer team went to Seddon fields for the Central Zone Soccer. They had a great day of kicking the soccer ball and scoring goals and they came an amazing 4th place. Well done to the team members: Eliana, Maja, Claudia, Clara, Olivia, Holly, Chloe, Hannah, Jasmine, Madeline, Brigit and Sylvie.
On the 7th of May the year 8 girls’ Soccer team also visited Seddon fields for the Central Zone Soccer. They had an amazing time and played to their absolute abilities. They came a fabulous 10th place. Well done to the team members: Stephanie, Jadzia, Emma, Ashlee, Ivy, Rosa, Zara, Megan, Kaitlyn, Joanna and Jade.
TheXFactorNZ Visits Waikowhai
For a special treat just before the long weekend Waikowhai Intermediate students were privileged to have TheXFactorNZ contestants Beau Monga and Nyssa Collins perform at music assembly! Thanks to Matt Nanai and Mrs Tuitama for organising this awesome treat.
Life at Wai
Head Boy and Girl Chosen
Late in term one the 2015 student leaders were chosen. Congratulations to Zachariah Alaimoana and Eden Rose-Yon for being chosen as Head boy and Head girl. All year 8 Waikowhai students had the opportunity to vote for their classroom representatives, each candidate having to make an in class speech. Councillors are involved with fundraising within the school, and each year run different groups focusing on creating a better Waikowhai Intermediate.
Thank you to everyone who attended our WaiFest. It was a brilliant evening for everyone involved.
On Friday 13th and Thursday 19th of March the year 7 students along with their teachers and parent helpers visited the Maritime Museum in Downtown Auckland. This trip was organised to reinforce the Social Sciences inquiry into Migration. The trip included a guided exploration of the museum, discussing migration to New Zealand, our own ancestry and the stories that come from the experiences of migration. The students also took a harbour trip on the heritage vessel, the Ted Ashby!
Thursday 5th March Rms 1, 3 and 5
Friday 6th March Rms 2, 4,and 6
Our year 8 students are all looking forward to our Beach Education trips this week!
STUDENT BEACH ED GEAR LIST
Appropriate summer clothing (no school uniform day!)
eg. shorts/t-shirts/ sweatshirt/jacket/jandals or sports shoes
Swimming gear, Towel, Hat, Sunblock (there will be school sunblock available if needed)
Lunch/Drink, *Personal Medication (if needed)
CZ Girls Softball
On Thursday 5th of March our Girls Year 7 and 8 Softball teams competed at the Central Zone Softball Tournament. After a tough competitive day, with amazing parent support which we couldn't do without, our teams finished in an outstanding 3rd place in Year 8 and 2nd place in Year 7. An especially big thank you to Shelly Ryan who managed the Year 8 team.
CZ Boys Softball
A stunning day met our Central Zone Boys softball teams. The year 7 team accompanied by Mr. Hoang came 2nd and the year 8 team who were with Mr. Russell came 7th. Good work boys!
CZ Boys Cricket
CZ Girls Tennis
Tuesday 24th February took our Year 7 and Year 8 Girls to play at Windmill Road Courts.
Year 7 Jasmine PIckston placed 4th in her singles competition. Hannah Armstrong and Lourdes D'Souza were also placed 4th in the doubles.
Year 8s Flora Pang, Min Lee placed 7th in their doubles.
Super effort ladies.
CZ Boys Tennis
On Thursday 26th February Year 7 and Year 8 Boys played at Windmill Road Courts:
Year 7 student Xiaojian Guo placed 9th in the singles, Anthony Rigg, Filipo Dunn who played doubles placed 6th
Year 8 students Josh Williamson, Ashar Tuilata and Tom Greaves placed 8th in their doubles rounds. Ashar played three excellent games but unfortunately finished his day injured, being replaced by Tom.
Ethan Lobb showed great talent placing 3rd in the singles
Great job boys.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you to all families who attended our student/parent/teacher conferences this week. The overall turnout represented 86% of our students; this is a very healthy number. The overall purpose of these meetings is to establish contact with each other, “putting a face to a name”; learning goals will have also been discussed as well as plans for this year.
Our next opportunity to meet formally and specifically discuss individual student progress will come during the last week of term two. At this time the teachers will have ‘hard data’ to analyse with parents and they will also offer an opinion regarding the student’s attitude and desire to learn.
Waikowhai Intermediate's annual school swimming sports was held on Wednesday 11th February at Mount Roskill Grammar School. Results can be found in the sports section of the website.
2015 Term 1 Start Dates
Uniform & Stationery Sales: 21st Jan 10.00am to 2.30pm - 22nd Jan 3.00pm to 6.30pm found in Reception
Year 7 start date 8.30am 28th Jan
year 8 start date 8.30am 29th Jan
PB Tech - Chromebooks
A big thank you to PB Technologies for supplying Waikowhai Intermediate with 170 Chrome books for the start of 2015. These Chrome books will significantly boost our ICT department and allow us to be well equipped as we enter the next generation of Teaching and Learning.
We look forward to building on our partnership and providing students with discounted prices for school purposes in the future.