MRI Update, Tuesday 31 May

Whakapuāwai – To Thrive Please note; this Friday 3rd June, Mt Roskill Intermediate School will be CLOSED for a Teacher Only Day. The following Monday 6th June we’re also closed for Queens Birthday Holiday. Please also note that Friday 24th June is Matariki holiday, so school will be closed. Tālofa!Happy Vaiaso

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We’re looking forward to our annual Art Week next week! 4 – 8th July. Exhibition will be held Term 3 on 28 July.

Announcements : 

We’re looking forward to our annual Art Week next week! 4 – 8th July. Exhibition will be held Term 3 on 28 July.

MRI Update, Friday 13 May

Whakapuāwai – To Thrive

Please note, that on Thursday 26th May, Mt Roskill Intermediate school will be closing at midday (12pm) so that all our teachers can attend our Kāhui Ako professional training and development session, together with our other local Community of Learning schools.

Other dates that school will be closed for Term 2:
Friday 3rd June – Teacher Only Day
Monday 6th June – Queens Birthday holiday
Friday 24th June – Matariki holiday

Kia ora koutou,

It has been a busy start to Term 2 with many activities, class trips and winter sports starting up and getting underway. It is great to feel some sort of normality coming back to our schooling life again and being able to provide the many opportunities that MRI want to offer your children while at Intermediate school. 

We are fully aware of not becoming complacent in regards to combating COVID-19, with the ongoing positive case numbers keeping us aware that this virus is still very much within our community.

A reminder that at Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged to be worn when indoors.  We ask that all visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.  We also ask that your child continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times that we’ll ask them to wear a mask too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall.

With the upcoming winter season nearly upon us and illnesses that may come with it, we are looking ahead to what might come next, not just from COVID-19.

With New Zealanders mostly sheltered from exposure to flu in the last two years, health experts are concerned about our lower immunity to flu. This winter there is the very real possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19 within a short space of time.

There is further information about the symptoms and danger signs for flu on the Ministry of Health website.

Flu symptoms – Ministry of Health

As always, we want to keep our ākonga and kaiako as safe as possible from the harms from illness and to have as many ākonga learning on site as we can. All those good actions we already have in place to reduce the risk of harm from COVID-19 will also help to prevent seasonal illnesses including:

  • staying away if unwell and seeking advice about getting tested
  • regularly washing hands
  • using well-ventilated spaces
  • wearing masks when indoors
  • cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces regularly
  • covering coughs and sneezes
  • having a highly vaccinated community (and not just for COVID-19).

You can do the same at home and hopefully together, we will keep our community healthy this winter.

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home and ensure you report an absence through our school website, or email us on or to your child’s teacher.  Alternatively you can call the school office on 09  620 8508.

Year 7 MOTAT Trip
Last week, all our year 7 classes visited the Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT). This trip was a part of our Inquiry Studies topic, Innovation is in our DNA. Our students had a great, hands-on experience, learning and seeing how technology has changed over time.

Bike Skills sessions for Year 8 Students

Throughout this month, all our Year 8 students have been taking part in Bike Skills training sessions run by BigFoot Adventure company.  These sessions are being funded by Auckland Transport. 
These bike skills training sessions enhances students cycling skills and teaches them how to ride their bikes safely.  Each Year 8 class will be receiving approximately 6 x 1.5 hour sessions.

This week is NZ Sign Language (NZSL) week.  New Zealand Sign Language is an official and unique language of New Zealand. It is the language of New Zealand’s Deaf community. Like other signed languages, NZSL uses the hands, the body, and facial expressions (including lip patterns) to express meaning. NZSL has its own grammatical structure and ways of expressing ideas. 

Mt Roskill Grammar School Open Day is taking place on Tuesday 14th June.  Please see their flyer further below in this newsletter.
MRGS look forward to sharing their school with you and supporting your child’s transition to secondary school.  The principal will be addressing families at 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm during this Open Day.


Have a great weekend everyone.

Ngā mihi nui,

Kristen Walsham
Principal – Tumuaki

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Term Dates 2022
Term 2 : Monday 2nd May – Friday 8th July
Term 3 : Monday 25th July – Friday 30th September
Term 4 : Monday 17th October – Thursday 15th December

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