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
What do we do all day at school...? Here's a sneak peak!
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.