Japanese Student Exchange
We’re excited to be hosting Mr Ushida (Principal) and a number of students from Seto Junior High School, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The staff and students will be spending their time at Waikowhai Intermediate and ANI throughout the duration of their visit (1 August – 8 August). We will be holding a powhiri in the hall on Monday to welcome our new friends.
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.
3D Printing at WAI
On Thursday 12th of June, Mr Peng (criticalpixelsdesign.com) came to Waikowhai Intermediate to talk to the Year 8 classes about 3D printing for their Social Sciences unit. Students were able to experience first-hand and witness 3D printers live in action. There was also an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding 3D printing and his journey so far into his exploration.
Central Zone Rugby Champions
Congratulations to the Under 55kg Rugby team for winning the Central Zone Rugby tournament. The team will be playing in the Interzone Rugby tournament later in the term against the best schools around Auckland. 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
Kalisi Longopoa represented Auckland in the Interprovincial Athletics competition in Hastings during the holidays. Kalisi came first overall in the individual 12year old girl category and her team came 3rd overall.
Sunday May 4th was a busy day for Room 3 at the Hillsborough Athletics Club prize giving. Ella Brislen won the Wesley Harriers and Hillsborough Athletics Club “Best Athlete Middle Distance” trophy. Amy Fey won the “Most Personal Best Achieved” trophy in the 1500metre run, improving her record by 9 seconds. Zaria Ireland was awarded the Hillsborough Athletics Club multiple events points shield and certificate, first place certificate and ribbon for 800m and 1500m for the club championship (12 year old girls). Kalisi Lonogpoa won the Thelma Wells Memorial Cup, Girls Club and Inter Cup Shot and Discus, Long Jump Points Trophy 10-14 year old girls, Long Jump Championship 12 year old girls, High Jump Championship 12 year old girls, Shot and Discus 12 year old girls, Best Athlete Middle Distance, J. Patterson and Sons Cup - Points Trophy 12 year old girls, Sprint Trophy 10-14 year old girls - Best Overall Performances and Track Trophy 10-14 year old girls - Best Overall Performances.
Congratulations girls, a superb effort!
Amy & Kalisi Rm3