Term 3

Week 9

20th September 2019


Notes From the Principal

18/9/19

Kia ora koutou

As part of PB4L we have recently revised our school safety procedures and have included a reunification plan should an emergency occur. This is to let everyone know how it will work should it happen.


We will be running a trial reunification on Wednesday 20 November from 2pm. Please now organise for your child to be collected by someone from school on that day from 2pm.


The purpose of the plan is to have in place a system for parents and children to be reunified after an emergency. There are two scenarios we needed to plan for and they are as follows:

Scenario 1 School

Decision to evacuate:or stay - decision made by the Principal and/or Caretaker/Front office

Decision to stay:

  • Everyone to back courts - staff take cell phones and back packs where possible
  • Staff to wear hi vis vests if possible so they can be easily identified
  • Staff to inform Caretaker/Principal that all are present
  • Once all are present - decision made to relocate in an orderly fashion to an inside under cover area - preferably hall
  • Move to Hall - recheck everyone present
  • Sit everyone down and talk to group - remind children not to use mobile phones as this can lead to misinformation
  • Allocate responsibilities to staff -
    • evacuation checkers - 4 staff
    • entry point monitors hall foyer doors (so children cannot leave) - 4 staff
    • studio - lock doors and monitor top door is required - 2 staff
    • outside communication
      • staff for informing parents or caregivers
      • staff for emergency services
    • Student welfare - all the rest of the staff
  • Parents to enter via foyer
  • Staff with lists and cameras (to photograph caregiver with child as they leave) posted at hall emergency exit doors to courtyard, check off child and caregiver and leave
  • Other staff to control children ensuring they are safe and well until all children have left.


Scenario 2 Badminton Hall

Decision to evacuate:or stay - decision made by the Principal and/or Caretaker/Front office

Decision to go

  • Everyone to Crawford Road grass - staff take cell phones and back packs where possible
  • Staff to wear hi vis vests if possible so they can be easily identified
  • Staff to inform Caretaker/Principal that all are present
  • Once all are present - decision made to relocate in an orderly fashion to an inside under cover area - Badminton Hall
  • Move to Badminton Hall - recheck everyone present
  • Sit everyone down and talk to group - remind children not to use mobile phones as this can lead to misinformation
  • Allocate responsibilities to staff -
    • evacuation checkers - 4 staff
    • entry point monitors hall foyer doors (so children cannot leave) - 4 staff
    • Check for any other exits - 2 staff
    • outside communication
      • staff for informing parents or caregivers
      • staff for emergency services
    • Student welfare - all the rest of the staff
  • Parents to enter via emergency exit door - closest to Ruahine Street
  • Staff with lists and cameras (to photograph caregiver with child as they leave) posted at hall foyer exit door to carpark, check off child and caregiver and leave
  • Other staff to control children ensuring they are safe and well until all children have left.


Key actions for Parents and Caregivers:

  • Go to the school Parent Portal and check ýour childs listed emergency contacts
  • NB - Every child needs 3. These contacts are also the only people who can collect your child in a reunification. If a college student ie brother or sister is allowed to collect your child they must be in this list.
  • Update emergency contacts by emailing or calling the school office 9393247 secretary@ebis.school.nz
  • Organise for someone to collect your child from school on the day of the trial reunification ie 20 Nov from 2 - 3.30pm. It must be someone on your child's contact list held in the office. We cannot allow them to leave with someone they say they know who is not on the list
  • If a child is not collected that day we will hold them at school until 3.30.
  • Those children catching a bus home will not be able to do so because in the case of a real emergency the buses will not be running.


This is an extremely important message and all parents need to act on the content. We have responsibility for the safety of your child. Please make yourself familiar with the procedure and act on the required actions ASAP


Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

Once Upon a Time at EBIS

Everyday it rains in Evan’s Bay. Just regular Wellington weather? Or is something more sinister afoot? A group of restless students set out to uncover this mystery and instead find themselves submerged in a tale of magic, monsters, and a quest to recover the mythical necromantic antiques that totally happened… Once Upon a Time at EBIS.

Tickets available through via Kindo.

Physical tickets can be purchased or picked up through the school office from Monday the 16th of September.


Performance dates:

Wednesday 25 of September - 6.30 Doors: 6:00

Thursday 26th September - 6.30 Doors: 6:00


Prices:

Adults - $10

Children - $5


Pre Production at EBIS

By Luke Pearson McGruer, Room 8

It’s the Last week of Pre-Production these students and teachers have been working so hard to get this production to our stages and now it is only a week away. A new development this week is the stage has been extended with two additions made to the front and a backstage created. This has let the students practice entering and exiting as they will on the night. There are over 100 students involved in this years production and we are really excited to see this come together next week. Tickets are available on Kindo or from the school office. Get in early to avoid disappointment, a great show for all ages.

Shake Out

On 17 October the school will all be involved is Shake out at 1.30pm.

This day is held across the world to remind people of the right action to take during an earthquake — Drop, Cover and Hold — and to practise a tsunami hīkoi (evacuation) if in a coastal area.

Between 1-2pm our school is going to be livestreamed so there will be Media around the school. They want to film us drop, covering, and holding and then walking out the gates as if having a Tsunami drill.

The whole school will be involved.

Students who don’t have photo permissions will either have to sit out.

Parents please let your child's teacher know if you do not want them filmed.

There will be a meeting in the hall prior to the official Shakeout (1.30). They will talk about Shake Out and Stan the dog will be there along with the Minister of Civil Defence the Hon Peeni Henare who will speak to the school.


William Pike - Adrenalin Forest.

By Edie Cresswell and Maya Davies, Room 8

On Thursday the 19th of September the William Pike Challenge group went on an expedition to Adrenalin Forest, this was the fourth outdoor activity this group has taken on this year. Everyone was really excited to get to the forest and begin climbing, the nerves really kicked in however when we saw just how high up some of the obstacles were. After a comprehensive safety briefing it was time to take to the trees. Some of the group who had never been there before began on the lower level one and two. Some experienced or was it crazy pikelets (what we call ourselves) rushed straight to the very challenging level 4.

After everyone felt a bit more confident they proceeded into the higher levels, some confident pikelets went onto level 6 which was ridiculous, they were flying 60 metres off the ground! It was terrifying.

Everyone had lots of fun, everyone did really well and we all pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones. Some students pushed themselves onto the highest level and were very successful, but others had heaps of success on the lower levels. Some people flew through the obstacles like monkeys. The flying foxes were quite nerve racking considering we were like 40 metres off the ground.


Chinese Cultural Performance

By Iani Mataki and Toby Greenbank, Room 12

The Chinese performance was for the pupils at lunchtime who wanted to watch. The performers were at the school to share their culture. One of the performers had layers of masks so every time he moved fast the mask changed. One of the other performers played an instrument called an Erhu, it looks like a violin,She played ‘running in the grass field.’ The other performer did magic, he connected a real steel bar to make into the Olympic rings and other stuff his other trick was pulling the paper out of his mouth then his last performance was turning paper into grass.

Harakeke in Room 7

By Bella Hargreaves and Gemma Smith, Room 7

On Monday we had Renaee come into room 7 to teach us how to make komore which is a bracelet made out of flax.

We all got to make our own and it was a cool new experience. We learnt that the first bracelet you must give away. Some people gave to their parent or guardian and even friends

Harakeke Is the Maori word for flax.


Sport at EBIS

AIMs Games

During Week 8 teachers Paul Chalk and Karen Baddeley and some amazing parent support took a group of 39 students up to Tauranga to compete in the AIMs games. All the kids represented our school with pride and showed our values consistently.

It was an awesome experience for all involved and we had some great results.

The netball team had some hard games over the last two days. The 3 games they played on Thursday were all tight games, they fought hard but EBIS lost by 2 points to Te Wharekura O Ruatoki Area School, Raroa Normal Intermediate and Balmacewen Intermediate. Their final game against Kaitao Intermediate was to decide on their final placing for the tournament. Out of 128 netball teams the goal was to place in the top 80. They exceeded this goal by coming 48th.

The boys football team went down with multiple injuries over the last few days and played their final 3 games with no subs. They played their best narrowly losing out to Royal Oak Intermediate School with the final score of 3-2. Their next game against St Marks School came down to a penalty shoot out with the final score being 7-5 to St Marks. Their final game was against Havelock North Intermediate, the boys fought as hard as they could but with no subs ended on a final score of 7-1 to Havelock.

The girls football team had a great tournament going into the Top 8. Their first game was against Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, EBIS fought hard but went down 3-1. Baradene went on to finish 2nd in the competition. Their next game against St Mary's College (Akld) ended with the score of 2-0 to St Mary's. The girls last game was to play off for 7th or 8th against St Thomas's School (Auckland). The girls ended the tournament in 8th place which is an amazing achievement.

Our rock climber achieved his goal of finishing in the Top 10 of the tournament. He placed 10th overall.

Our swimmer has had a great couple of days. She made it into 3 lots of finals of the 5 events she was entered into. Her best result was a 4th in the 100m Butterfly.

Congratulations to all these students and thank you for all of the support from all the parents, teachers and students.


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Term 3

Week 8

13th September 2019


Notes From the Principal

13/9/19

Kia ora koutou

I am so proud of all the things that Evans Bay Intermediate offers students to get involved in.

Last Friday we held an assembly to celebrate some of these: - Sir Peter Blake Leadership, AIMS games - 40 children going, Book week, Tournament of the Minds which we participated in for the first time, Science Fair and Choir.

During the week we also had teams at the WRISSA rugby tournament as well as a group of students attending the Graci Kim school leaders day.

This week has seen the practises for the school production increase, so that all is ready for the performances in week 10. This work has been on going since the start of the year and the production this year looks to be loads of fun.

The week has also been spent focusing on Te Wiki o Te Reo with classes and teams doing many and varied activities to celebrate this, as well as having one day to celebrate Chinses Language Day, also with a host of activities organised.

We are currently enrolling for 2020. Enrolment interviews are taking place with all new students and their families, so we get to know their needs before the year begins.

If you have any friends and neighbours considering enrolling their children at Evans Bay Intermediate please direct them to the office 9393247 or to the school website www.ebis.school.nz so that they can complete the process before the placements are made for the new students.

Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

EBIS is proud to have taken part in Te Wiki o te Reo Māori last week. Māori language week is a fantastic chance for concentrated celebration, promotion and encouragement of te reo. Over the week, we aimed to bring te reo Māori into the heart of our kura, our akomanga and our ākonga. Our focused efforts across the week were to promote Māori language and encourage both ourselves and those starting on their te reo journey.

Our Ākauwaiata took their talents to the Kilbirnie Rita Angus Retirement Village to both show off our skills as well as practice for the forthcoming Pasifika Festival EBIS is hosting in Term 4. On Thursday, the Ākauwaiata group welcomed our Chinese visitors with a beautiful Kapa Haka.

The goals of Māori Language Week is to:

  • Create a positive environment for the use of Māori language.
  • Promote Māori language initiatives and events.
  • Encourage non-Māori speaking New Zealanders to use reo Māori.
  • Encourage speakers of Māori to support others who are just starting out.
  • Encourage community, business, government and media organisations to participate.
  • Promote resources to make Māori language more accessible.
  • Contribute to awareness of the Crown Māori Language Strategy and the Māori and iwi strategy that work together for revitalisation.

Find out more information and ideas and ways you can get involved at home at the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori website

This year we decided that classes and teams can have their own celebrations of te reo Language week. Here is a collage of our ākonga engaging in different activities in their classrooms helping to them to use te reo Māori.

Rita Angus Performance

On Wednesday 11th September a group of Ākauwaiata students were invited to perform at the Rita Angus Retirement Home for their Māori Language Week celebration. EBIS started the celebration with a Haka Powhiri and then went straight into a 15 minute set of waiata and haka. We got to see performances from 2 local kindys and and also from St Cath’s College and Postgate School.

The best part of course was that the hangi that we all shared at the end of the performances.

Once Upon a Time at EBIS

Everyday it rains in Evan’s Bay. Just regular Wellington weather? Or is something more sinister afoot? A group of restless students set out to uncover this mystery and instead find themselves submerged in a tale of magic, monsters, and a quest to recover the mythical necromantic antiques that totally happened… Once Upon a Time at EBIS.

Tickets available through via Kindo.

Physical tickets can be purchased or picked up through the school office from Monday the 16th of September.


Performance dates:

Wednesday 25 of September - 6.30 Doors: 6:00

Thursday 26th September - 6.30 Doors: 6:00


Prices:

Adults - $10

Children - $5


Discover China Day 2019

By Anuksa Pal | Room 10

Mooncake making, Radio Calisthenics, and Kung Fu? What are all these things that I’m naming? Well it was all part of the Discover China day!

Discover China day, a day where all the students of EBIS celebrate the well known and ancient culture!

It was great fun we had 18 activities in total, they included, mooncake making, tea making, lantern making, radio calisthenics (Chinese morning exercise), Hang fu (Chinese traditional clothing) dress up, and much more!

The spectacular day finished off with an assembly which had students dancing, and singing. A Hang Fu fashion show was held displaying the beautiful ancient clothing.

Dragons came in, performing silly movements and an amazing Gang Zhou player came in to perform. Teachers from schools came into sing a song, (which got stuck in some people's heads!).

Some performances were with fans which were ever so graceful, and others were some short dances, presenting what amazing dancers EBIS has. Overall it was a great experience and everyone had so much fun! I wonder what’ll happen next year!

EBIS Breakfast and Lunch Club

Help please

The Breakfast and Lunch Club is growing faster than anticipated. It has become clear over the last few months that there is a need in the community for this. For most of the products needed to run this successfully we are fine as we get sponsorship from different organisations.

However, it would be good if we can have people who can sponsor us on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis with the following:

  • Muesli Bars
  • Fruit
  • Small Yogurts
  • Any other healthy snack food for a lunch box


Any help will be appreciated. Please email wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz if you are able to help

Sport at EBIS

Please find Term 4 Sports notices below. Please fill out these forms and provide payment if your child is interested in playing one of these sports in term 4.

These all have specific cut off days so please get these back ASAP so your child does not miss out.

Term 3

Week 7

6th September 2019


Notes From the Principal

6/9/19

Recently Wikus has been in communication with the organisation called Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS). They are an organisation that matches children aged 6 - 12 with adult mentors in strong enduring professionally supported one to one relationships. They meet once a week to teach tamariki new skills, mentor them through difficult times and offer support so they can learn and grow. The pair engage in fun activities together out in the community, such as visiting apark, kicking the ball around, visiting a museum or cheering on local sports teams

The pair engage in fun activities together out in the community, such as visiting a park, kicking the ball around, visiting a museum or cheering on local sports teams.

Children who spend time with a mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.

Mentoring has been seen to:

• Boost children’s confidence

• Enhance their attitudes towards school

• Make them more trusting of others

• Improve their relationships with friends and family

• Facilitate community engagement

If this is something that you think your child could benefit from please contact our AP Melissa Watt on mwatt@ebis.school.nz or follow the information here to make contact yourself.


Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award

This afternoon we held our Sir Peter Blake Leadership Assembly. There were 15 nominees, all who have shown amazing leadership throughout their time at EBIS.

Those students were: Kaia Armstrong, Elliot Maxwell, Moelagi Saupo Isara, Cara Vermaak, Eva Baker, Brianna Leogreen, Fynn Marno-Simpson, Graeyson Chadwick, Anuksa Pal, Seve Taunga Luamanuvae Su’a, Sebastien Chow Worn, Sanaa Patel, Ashni Patel, Sophia Ropeti, Maggie Ulberg.

Congratulations to Moelagi Isara for winning this award, for having her own style of leadership and always showing the school values.

Book Week

By Zara Reid-Hodson (Room 15), Holly Dean (Room 15) and Fern Scarlet (Room 14)

Book week is a great opportunity for kids to get involved with cool activities and learn about more books. This week we have been doing a variety of challenges to expand our knowledge of literacy. On Monday we did a kahoot that had 20 questions about different books. On Tuesday we had book bingo. On Wednesday students sent in trailers for various books. The trailers were made with the students’ own creativity but were based on existing books. The books were judged on Wednesday and the winner’s video was shown in assembly. On Thursday book faces took place. People took pictures of themselves with a book cover with half a face on it and their face on the other side. Friday was the funniest day because everyone got to dress up as their favourite character from a book, like Harry Potter or Matilda. The costumes were judged and the winners earned points for their team.

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Pump Track Proposal Plan

Last year we built and opened a bike track for the students at EBIS. We also purchased a container of bikes so that children and classes can go out and ride on the track.

Now we are looking to put in a pump track to make the bike track more interesting. We have had a designer in and they have come up with the concept plan above. The idea is that this part of the track is more challenging than the original track.

We are looking to use the part of the mounds next to St Pats astro turf, as this is currently a disused piece of land, and needs development for our children to enjoy. As you can imagine this is a costly exercise for the school, but we believe that it will not only be a great development for the school as well as for the Kilbirnie community, and we hope to see families using the track out of school hours.

Samuel Marsden

By Samantha McPherson, Room 13

On the 2nd of September, the Evans Bay Intermediate leaders had the chance to attend a speech by Graci Kim at Samuel Marsden.


Graci Kim is a ‘Kowi.”She was born in South Korea and moved here when she was three years old. She told us the story of how she joined the circus, why she started Graci in the Kitchen, how she became a diplomat for the New Zealand forein affairs trade, and how she got the ideas for her new book which will be published in 2021.


Graci Kim is a strong woman breaking stereotypes and I think all of the students were inspired and had a great time!


Tournament of Minds

by Luka Hoggard and Ashni Patel, Room 14

On Saturday the 31st of August, seven of our students competed in the Wellington region Tournament of Minds (TOM). We had two challenges we got judged on, the long term and the spontaneous.


Long term: This was a challenge we were given just over a month before the tournament. We got to pick which challenge to do, and we chose the arts where we had to recreate the Wizard of Oz in a ten minute long play, including songs, props and costumes. It was fun but challenging at the same time.


Spontaneous Challenge: The spontaneous challenge was given to us on the day. It was judged on creativity, teamwork and thinking. We had practiced some other spontaneous challenges beforehand.


We think this is a great opportunity for people to step out of their comfort zones and try something new. We all worked together and took part and we reached our goal. Although we didn’t win, it was a great experience to take with us. Sign up for TOM in 2020!


Sport at EBIS

Revolution Netball Final

By Sophia Ropeti, Room 13

We were all so hyped on the day, preparing for our grand final of the Inter-Satellite Competition. We had never played Raroa Intermediate school before and them making the final meant they were pretty good. So we were all nervous going into the game but you could feel the excitement coming from the players. We started off nervously with the first quarter being close. However you could tell that the nerves were going and the team were up for it. We had a better second quarter but in the third and fourth quarters the team really came together. Our defence came together well and our shooters were getting in all our goals. The final score was 36-16 to EBIS! We were so happy and the team were so proud because all of our hard work had paid off.

WRISSA Rugby Tournament

By Fraser Lindsey, Room 14

On September 4th, Mr Emson took a team of us to represent EBIS in a rugby tournament at Petone Rec where we played against other intermediates from around the Wellington region. We had a fun time and were very excited about the tournament, we lost our first game but won 2 games after this.


We have been training every Thursday and Friday during our lunch times for the last four weeks to prepare us for the tournament. As part of our training, we have played games of touch rugby and we have learned to work together with people we haven’t played with before.


AIMS Games

AIMS is here. All of the 39 students attending are pumped and ready to go. We want to say a huge thank you to the local companies who have offered their support. Some of these are listed below:

  • Kilbirnie Pak’n Save and the Kilbirnie Sports Trust
  • JB Roofing Maintenance and Repair Ltd
  • Organic Waste Management Ltd.
  • Kaprje Printing
  • New Logic
  • Roxy Cinema Miramar
  • Penthouse Cinema Brooklyn

Also a huge thank you to the different families who have donated time and money to help this group. It is a great feeling to see a community coming together to back sport at this level.

If you are interested in following the results, please download the app below.

App download:

AIMS Games

By Kate Walker, Room 15

The AIMS games is an Intermediate based sports tournament where students from all over New Zealand verse each other. Next week, a group of boys and girls from EBIS are going up to Tauranga. There is a netball team, 2 football teams, a swimmer and a rock climber, but in order to go, fundraising has had to take place. The netball team has done a lot of fundraising; they had a clothes sale with a $2 entry fee and all items were sold for $2, then they also sold nachos and bok choy for $5. The football teams organised a movie night with a raffle and silent auction, and sold soaps.

If you want more info visit

https://www.nzaimsgames.co.nz

Wish us luck


Term 3

Week 6

30th August 2019


Notes From the Principal

30 August 2019


I would really like to thank all of the families who supported our Open Night last night. Thank you so much for assisting your child to be at school for the evening, to help us. I had so many new parents talk about what amazing children we have - how confident, articulate, and friendly they are. As parents you also can be proud of them. I see their behaviour as a real reflection of the work that you have put in to them as they are growing up.

I was listening to a podcast recently which was talking about the importance of the family and the sense of security, wellbeing and confidence that members develop as a result of being part of this unit, which allows them to face all other relationships. The three basic needs, that functional families provide for each other to go out into the world successfully are:

  1. Interaction - the family is interrelational, does things together - has meals together, goes out and has fun together. Relational skills are developed by the interactions.
  2. Mutual respect and support - when someone in the family is going through a difficult time they receive unconditional love and support from the family members
  3. Wholesome communication - each member is encouraged to express their feelings and thoughts and family members are able to reach out when they have needs without fear of rejection. As their feelings are expressed, when they are appropriate, they are acknowledged, affirmed and responded to with love and practical advice

Last night as I welcomed and farewelled people in the school foyer, I thought about the podcast, and could really see these basic attributes well honed in the children who had stayed at school to assist. Thank you all so much. You are doing a great job in your families and it shines through your children.


Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal

School News

Library Leaders Book Week

By Fynn Marno-Simpson | Room 11

Week seven will be our annual book week, we are running this to celebrate reading in our school, as we think it is really important to have people reading as much as possible.

In week seven there will be a series of events to promote reading, there will be one each day. The list of events is below.


Monday: Kahoot - Tonga to run this. 20 questions.

  • 2 students from each class sent to the games room in the library on Monday. Choose wisely.


Tuesday: Book Bingo - NHEW

  • 2 people from each class may enter. We will come and collect the names in Block 1.
  • This will be held in the library games room.

Here is an example:

Wednesday: Movie Trailer for a book! Uru.

  • The movie trailer has to be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long.
  • The trailer has to be original.
  • Each class will have a few people working on their movie. Please send this to your library leader in your class.
  • The time is from now to Week 7 on Tuesday. We will watch the winning one in the full school assembly.

Thursday: Book Faces - Rawhiti.

Here are some examples:

Friday: Dress up in your favourite book character costume. Tokerau.

  1. Your entry has to be fairly obvious.
  2. You can’t just dress up in mufti.
  3. No movie characters unless your getting your inspiration from a movie that is also a book

Here are some examples:

ICAS Assessments

ICAS assessments start next week. The dates for these assessments are:

  • Tuesday 3rd September Digital Technologies
  • Wednesday 4th September Science
  • Tuesday 10th September Writing
  • Wednesday 11th September Spelling
  • Wednesday 18th September Mathematics

Students will be given times and locations of the assessment in daily notices.


NIWA Science Fair 2019

WOW - what a fantastic morning we had on Thursday 29th August! 11 of EBIS’s young scientists spent the morning with other students from all over Wellington at the NIWA Science and Technology Fair held at VUW. The students had worked incredibly hard over the past month to conduct research and testing for their project. Their finished projects looked amazing and they sounded knowledgable and confident as they spoke with the judges.

A huge congratulations to Ben Young for achieving the following results this year! Amazing!

What it felt like to be part of the Science Fair

Am I actually doing the NIWA science fair or am I imagining things? I’m not imagining things, I’m actually doing it. This is going to be really hard and tiring. I only have less than a month to finish this project. I can’t do this, I can’t finish this in time!

My project was really hard. I did, Air Pollution In Schools. I had to measure co2 at 3 different schools (Kilbirnie School, Hataitai School and EBIS). I had to walk around each of those schools for 5 minutes to get the minimum, maximum and average co2 measurements. But how will I measure co2?

But guess what? I got to go to NIWA to borrow an Air Quality Meter (a machine that measures co2). I was so lucky that I got to borrow one of those machines from them as the Air Quality Meter is over $3000. As I was waiting to get shown how to use the machine I had one of my mum’s friends showing me her office and lab. I got to see a few new species of seaweed, touch dry seaweed and I got to see what colour they turn into when they are dry. Seaweed turns into a purple/ brown colour when it’s dry. I also got to see the gas labs real quickly. It was really cool but it smelled a lot like gas and I had to block my nose. A big thanks to NIWA for showing me around and letting me borrow the Air Quality Meter. (I had the machine for 2 and a half weeks).

By Vasiliki Harellis | Room 8

Predator Free EBIS

By Logan Domb and Omair Pathan, Room 9

In predator free we protect EBIS by catching rats and mice. We set up traps in the place that we choose, and keep checking on them every day. As soon as we catch a rat we tell Mr Chave or Alan. If we catch a mouse we have to get rid of it. The traps are in cages like the ones in the pictures. If you see any of these traps PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THEM!!! They could set off if you touch them. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OF THE TRAPS!!!

Sport at EBIS

EBIS needs YOU

We are looking for mums, dads, grandmothers or grandfathers or neighbours who can help in the school library with the following:

Sorting books in the library

Sorting resources in the resource room

Do you have some time during the week you can spare to do this? We appreciate any time you can give us.

If you can help please email Wikus at wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz to let us know when you can help

THANK YOU on behalf of the EBIS students


Boys and Girls Football Fundraiser

As part of the AIMS process, these two teams are running a movie fundraiser with raffle and silent auction. The teams would like to open up the auction to anyone in the community who is interested in any of the items that have been donated by local companies and families.

Please follow this link for the auction items, a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/silentauctionnz/posts/)

Any silent bids are to be sent to this email - footyfundsnz@gmail.com

This will close next Wednesday 4th September. Prizes will need to be collected from the office at Evans Bay Intermediate.


Pop Up Tennis

By Lara Barrow, Room 9

Over the course of week 6-7 of term three, each class has taken a forty five minute session of pop up tennis, a sport which involves a racket, a tennis ball and four players. The aim is to hit a tennis ball to the opposite side of a court and allow it to bounce on the in zone of the opposite players court, getting a point. (You’re in a group of two, two per side) Not only did each class learn to play this game but had a small competition in their classes to see who is the overall winner. The school took part in this great sport because of our overall goal to teach basic striking, which if I do say so myself striking is hard!

Chess Tournament

By Cara Tate Vermaak, Room 4

On 12th August the EBIS Chess Team went to Island bay school to take part in a Chess tournament, against St Pats, and SWIS. There were lots of great players, which made it super fun. And challenging .

Mr Chave and John Barrow drove us to Island bay school. When we got there we chose a spot to put our bags, and had a look around the hall. There were multiple tables with chess boards, and chess clocks set to 15 minutes. Each table had a number. When the draw got printed it had your name, colour, table, and your opponent’s name was on it so everyone knew where to go.

At the front of the hall there were brain teasers for in between games, all relating to Chess. Once you have completed a brain teaser there was a recording sheet that you could write your name and how many pieces you took, or how many popsicle sticks you could fit on a chess board.

All and all, everyone enjoyed themselves and we got to know each other better and everyone showed lots of whanaungatanga.

A BIG thanks to everyone who came: (Chess Team) Luke, Cara, Seb, Ethan, Hamish, Ben, (Adults) Mr Chave and John Barrow


Term 3

Week 5

22nd August 2019


Notes From the Principal

23 August 2019


Kia ora koutou

This week Wikus Swanepoel our Deputy Principal found this article and shared it with the staff. I thought I would share it also with the families in the community as I think it has some really important messages in it for us all.


Deciding where your child will go to school next seems to be a big dilemma for parents. I am constantly asked or hear "What do you think of this school?", "I've heard bullying happens at that school", "There's no way we are sending our child to that school"....what is the truth?

For me, the truth is about how parents equip their children, how they speak about our community, and our schools. It's about what parents and their children can bring to a school with their collective experiences, expertise, belief, and support.

Why should our schools have to be everything? How is that possible?

What I'm talking about is a reciprocal relationship. Let's speak positivity and introduce the education of citizenship into our children's lives! Schooling for our children today means they can be schooled anywhere.

Take a stand and let's support each other (instead of casting judgement). #raising community together #seek the truth, not perception, #Schools need you

Lastly our school Open Day and Open Evening is next Thursday. If you have friends and neighbours considering sending their children to Evans Bay Intermediate, encourage them to come along and have a look at how we operate.

During the day the school will operate as normal. In the evening there will be activities showcased for the families to see. If you child is involved, please ensure they are wearing correct uniform that day and have a big smile on their faces. Thank you to you all for allowing your child the opportunity to show Evans Bay Intermediate off. It is a great school, with some fantastic children, who we love teaching.


Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

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SPEC

By Jade S., Paul K. and Aston B., Tokerau

SPEC consists of Wellbeing, Science, Music, Design and Art.

Each team gets 2 sessions a week. Each term the teams change SPEC subjects and at the end of the year everyone would have done everything. Design (woodwork) is run by Mr Fah. Music is run by Mrs Mason. Science is run by Miss Hood. Foods/wellbeing is run by our new teacher Mr Johnston and Art is run by Mrs Boolieris. These are some photos of Rm 1 and Rm 2 in SPEC (Tokerau).


KOS

By Jade S., Paul K. and Aston B., Tokerau

The KOS course consists of reading through stories and finding the correct thing to do in that situation. Watching small videos that have different situations. After everything we do we usually have a group discussion on the rights and wrongs from the story/video. Everything that is shared in the class stays in class unless needs to be dealt with. The learning intention from this is to understand the rights and wrongs and what to do and who to tell.

Introducing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wellington!

A new community programme, Big Brothers Big Sisters Wellington, has recently launched in Wellington. We’d love to share with you a little more about this wonderful programme for tamariki!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is New Zealand’s largest mentoring programme. They provide volunteer mentors (“Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters”) for any young person who needs one between the ages of 6 & 12.

Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers, or “mentors”, meet with the young person they are matched with for one to four hours each week, for at least one year.

They will share everyday moments like cooking a meal, playing a game, or walking on the beach. This lets the child know they have a special friend. We currently have opportunities for more “little sisters” to get on board!

If you are interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact their Programme Coordinator, Hannah McCaleb, at: hannah@bbbs.nz or 020-417-52788. You can also visit their website at: http://bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz/Wellington.html.

Term 3

Week 4

16th August 2019


Notes From the Principal

16 August 2019

Kia ora koutou

The Adolescent Success Conference in Brisbane was excellent. The key messages that we took away were:

  • Adolescence as a key time of development.
  • The world is changing but human nature remains the same.
  • Teach
        • self regulation
        • meta-cognition
        • characteristics of effective thinkers
  • Focus on transferable skills
        • Problem solving
        • Communications
        • Financial literacy
        • Critical thinking
        • Resilience
        • Collaboration
  • Help students build
        • an optimistic mindset
        • Enterprise skills
        • A capacity to learn

Saturday afternoon began with Andrew Fuller as the keynote. His topic was identifying learner strengths. Andrew is a clinical psychologist with a strong interest in the adolescent. If you Google him you will find videos by him on topics such as:

  • Building resilience with young people
  • The teenage brain explained
  • How not to talk to teenagers

His key message at the conference was: Kids are brighter today than they were in 1950. We need young people to now they are smart and assist them to thrive. When kids know their learning strengths they have the world in their hands.

He has developed a site www.mylearningstrengths.com that allows students the opportunity to analyse areas where they are skilled and use the knowledge to increase their performance. You might want to have a look at it and then encourage your child to take the survey. You could then go to your child's teacher and have a chat to them about what you found out and how you can use this at home to assist your child.


Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

Mandarin- Calligraphy

By Breanne Gray and Amber Florance room 4 & 6

Over the course of term 3 and 4, we have been lucky enough to have the privilege of being taught by Zhou the Mandarin teacher. He is here to help us learn more about his culture and language. Over the course of week 1 to 4, we have learned more of the language and culture. This includes things like speaking activities, writing activities, and calligraphy.


Production Rehearsals

By Eva Baker and Ben Trugly

The production cast and crew have been busy chipping away at some tricky scenes for our school production. Many students are involved in this fun event from actors to props design & backstage we want truly everyone involved. We can’t wait to show our friends and family all the hard work and effort we have put into the play. Lots of the actors have been generously giving up their lunchtimes to rehearse to make this production perfect! We hope everyone will enjoy this awesome original play.


Spell It Out

By Eva Baker, Brianne Gray, Luka Scott, Amber Florance, and Ben Trugly


On Thursday 15th we hosted our annual spelling bee, Spell It Out!

We invite other schools to come along and compete in a spelling competition.

In teams, students complete some sheets followed by a big spelling bee at the end. We also had prizes for some fantastic spellers!

This year, the year 8 team from SWIS were victorious in the year 7/8 division, with our Uru Year 8's coming in 2nd. In the year 6 division, the Lyall Bay Rua team took the block of chocolate.

Lias from SWIS won the individual spelling bee just edging out Room 13's Molly Harms and Samuel from Houghton Valley School.

A fantastic morning stretching our brains!


Social Justice Speech Competition

The competition has proven to be a success each year with many entries from all across the country.

FIRST PRIZE= $300 for yourself + $300 for their charity of choice

SPOT PRIZES of $100 each

Steps for entering a speech:

  1. Ensure your speech is about a justice issue.
  2. Ensure that the audio and video are clear on your recording. (Some speeches filmed on a phone end up with audio that can’t be heard properly)
  3. Ensure that your speech is about 3-7 minutes long. Due by the beginning of December.
  4. Miss Trye will be running workshops to help students prepare and will assist students in submitting their speeches.

Visit the below site for more information: https://justtalk.org.nz/

Or email strye@ebis.school.nz

Category 2 – ALL Year 7 & 8 students across New Zealand

Be sure to visit our website for more information, and you can also register on our site to make sure you receive any updates on the competition.


Sport at EBIS

Baseball


By Adam Hart | Room 10 Teacher

Another fantastic thank-you to Craig Wallace from Wellington baseball who has come to EBIS over the last two weeks to teach us the basics of Baseball.

Craig will hopefully be returning later in the year for more workshops and to hopefully get a Wellington after school competition going!

Several of our students went to Japan to represent NZ in Baseball earlier in the year after only playing for a few years. It is becoming a very popular sport here.

Term 3

Week 3

9th August 2019


Notes From the Principal

9 August 2019

Kia ora koutou

This week Wikus and I are attending a conference in Brisbane named Adolescent Success. This is a very important conference for us, as it focuses directly on the needs of the age group of children at Intermediate. Adolescence is an important time in a child’s life. It is the time when things begin to change very quickly for them both physically and mentally. During puberty their bodies begin to change and their cognitive development and emotions alter, taking them from being children to adults.

The conference will showcase the best current practice and research and we will have the opportunity to visit schools, attend master classes and listen to lectures by experts such as Andrew Fuller and Donna Predergast.

The key aspects we will be looking at at preparing the children to be future ready and looking at what we need to be doing in our school to assist our children with this. For many children, this age and stage can be very challenging. They are readily influenced by their peers and take less notice of their parents and families. They think the are bulletproof and at times act without thinking.

As parents and educators we need to form strong relationships with them so they talk to us about what is going on and not be afraid to share their mistakes and successes. We must teach them to be accountable for their decisions and face their mistakes, as this is how they learn. We must be there to support them whilst at the same time teaching them to stand on their own two feet.

The conference I hope will give Wikus and I new insights into how best to support them and their needs. At EBIS we endeavour to provide our children with the most current best practice, and the opportunity to attend a conference such as this gives us the most up to date insights to implement back at school.

Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


School News

Production Timetable for Week 4

Kiwi-on-a-Plate

By Fiona Yong and Emily Batty, Room 12

On Tuesday, the Chinese students got a chance to do ‘Kiwi-on-a-plate’ with their homestays. In the time that they had with Mr Johnston they made burgers with lettuce and tomatoes. Working with their buddies they prepped all of the components of the burger before making their own meat patties. The Chinese students said that they enjoyed making their burgers and cooking New Zealand food.

William Pike Trip

By Hazel Cubis, Room 12

On Wednesday the William Pike group went over to Samuel Marsden for a talk from William Pike himself. During this time he talked about his experience with losing his leg during a volcano eruption. He was very open with his experience and he told us that even though he lost his leg, he still found a way to do what he loved. His talk was very interesting, inspirational and showed that no matter what we can fulfill our dreams.

Social Justice Speech Competition

The competition has proven to be a success each year with many entries from all across the country.

FIRST PRIZE= $300 for yourself + $300 for their charity of choice

SPOT PRIZES of $100 each

Steps for entering a speech:

  1. Ensure your speech is about a justice issue.
  2. Ensure that the audio and video are clear on your recording. (Some speeches filmed on a phone end up with audio that can’t be heard properly)
  3. Ensure that your speech is about 3-7 minutes long. Due by the beginning of December.
  4. Miss Trye will be running workshops to help students prepare and will assist students in submitting their speeches.

Visit the below site for more information: https://justtalk.org.nz/

Or email strye@ebis.school.nz

Category 2 – ALL Year 7 & 8 students across New Zealand

Be sure to visit our website for more information, and you can also register on our site to make sure you receive any updates on the competition.


Welcome to the inaugural Zephyr Short Story Competition run by the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors!

There are two divisions in the competition - the Open Division and the Junior Division, which would be fantastic for our Year 7 & 8 writers! The Junior Division is open to New Zealand permanent residents aged 18 years and under, who are writing in English. Published and unpublished writers are welcome to enter. Entries must be a single story of no more than 1,000 words. It must be an original, unpublished piece of work.


Please check out the website for more information and to get started!

Visiting the School

Please can everyone visiting the school for any reason come to the Office. We are not allowed to have people wandering around the school to find children or classes. Students cannot sign themselves out to leave school while someone is waiting in the car, so whoever is collecting a student during school hours will need to come into the office to do so. This is a health and safety issue and we take it very seriously. The Office are well placed to assist you for whatever you need.

Farewell to our Visitors

By Emily Batty, Room 12

Over week two and three we’ve had 9 amazing Chinese students come to our school. They’ve participated in some of our class activities, shared with us about their culture and we’ve shared ours with them. It's been a pleasure having them in our school but sadly it’s time for them to go back to their friends and family in China.

Sport at EBIS

Baseball Workshops

By Hazel Cubis and Fiona Yong, Room 12

Throughout week 3 and 4 Craig Wallace from Wellington baseball has come to EBIS and is teaching each class how to play baseball. During the two 45 minute sessions that we have with him we’re learning the basics of baseball and playing some fast and furious games.

WRISSA Volleyball Tournament

By Fiona Yong, Room 12

The inter-intermediate volleyball competition was held this week on Wednesday. Mr Emson and Mr Johnston were in charge. A boys’ and girls' team from EBIS went down to the ASB to compete with other intermediate schools. Mr Emson had also organised students to ref and score. He said they did a great job representing our school. The girls came fourth overall.

Term 3

Week 2

2nd August 2019


Notes From the Principal

2 August 2019

Kia ora koutou

This week I would like to talk about BYOD @EBIS. The Board have provisioned the school so that students are able to bring their own devices to use for their work during the school day. Each class has a set of 8 devices that students can use, but in a class of 28 children this is not even 1 device to 3 students.

It is preferable but not required that all students have their own device that they bring to school each day fully charged ready to use. If you are keen for your child to have their own device, you can follow this link Laptop and internet assistance and apply for assistance for laptop and internet assistance through Te Kura.

Having their own device at school enables students to access technologies whenever they require, without having to rely on the availability of working school devices. In combination with the digital citizenship programme that is being implemented in 2019, this will help students develop skills and strategies for safely exploring and interacting with an online environment.

We are moving towards giving our students more agency with their learning and having their own device will assist them in accessing the material to show their progress and for the school to be able to report in real time.

If you wish to purchase a device for your child, the guidelines below will assist you when purchasing a device that will fit their needs both at Evans Bay Intermediate and most likely when they go to College:

  • A screen greater than 10”
  • Be WIFI capable (recommend WiFI N minimum)
  • A working battery with a rated 6 hour use
  • A keyboard (can be portable/bluetooth)
  • Up to date operating system and antivirus software
  • Must be able to run Google Chrome

Device Recommendation Notes

  • Chromebook - Recommended - Good value for money and natively accesses all apps used at EBIS. Always connected to the internet.
  • Windows 10 Laptop - Recommended - Very versatile and is easily available. Able to work offline using installed applications.
  • Apple Macbook - Recommended - More expensive option but with a longer device life with OS upgrades. Consider if your student creates a lot of multimedia.
  • Apple iPad - Not recommended - Limited to onscreen keyboard only. Not able to use all applications and not compatible with some school applications.
  • Android Tablets - Not recommended - Limited to onscreen keyboard only. Not able to use all applications and not compatible with some school applications.

Evans Bay Intermediate has a Responsible Use Agreement (RUA) that students and parents are expected to read, sign and return to the school. This document details the schools expectations for the use of devices at school and how students should act online.

Evans Bay Intermediate School also provides a programme for teaching students how to use devices and the internet in a safe way. By completing this programme students will earn the right to have more responsibility for when they can use their devices during the school day.

If you have any questions about BYOD at EBIS please ask your child's teacher or email kelvin Fah on kfah@ebis.school.nz

Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal

School News

Pasifika Festival Meeting

Kia ora katoa.

Thank you to those that attended the meeting on Tuesday evening. While it was a small group we had great conversations and ideas shared.

For those who did not attend please go to bit.ly/ebispasifika and complete the survey for how you may be able to support the organisation efforts for Next terms Pasifika Festival.

Future notices will be shared through emails like this one, in the bulletin or using the Schoolapps EBIS app. If you are using the App please sign up to the Akauwaiata alert group.

The next meeting will be Thursday 22nd August 6:30 to 7:30. The focus for the meeting will be to create the groups working on the different tasks listed in the survey.

KOS - Constable Aaron Dan

By Layla Perry, Rm 15

On Wednesday Constable Dan came into our class and talked about keeping ourselves safe on the internet. He first asked if anybody was on social media, and a few of us put up our hands. The Constable told us that you have to be 13+ for most social media sites: snap chat, facebook, instagram etc. He explained that you are more mature when you’re 13+.

The Constable also told us about some issues around sending photos. He said that if you wouldn’t send the photo to your parents, not to send it at all. The Constable commented that if we are ever cyberbullied, we should take a screenshot and show our parents. After his talk our class feels a lot more confident tackling cyber safety.


Production 2019

By Pearl Kynaston, Room 13

The EBIS 2019 production is going to be filled with wondrous twists and turns and this term it’s all hands on deck preparing for the performances in week 10. Many groups including choir, dance group, akauwaiata, and even the design extension is working with the cast of around 50 (not including the backstage crew) to make sure it all runs smoothly.

National day of support for principals

The teachers and support staff of EBIS are joining with colleagues all over the country on 9 August to call on the government to give primary and intermediate principals a fair deal. And we need your support as we stand up for our principal, and all principals.

Teachers recently won pay parity with their secondary colleagues, because a teacher is a teacher, regardless of the age of their students. But the government refused to give primary and intermediate principals parity with principals of comparably sized secondary schools, or any support for growing workloads. In small schools, principals are doing a complex job but often without any extra support, and while teaching as well. These principals are often paid less than some teachers in large schools.

We’re calling on the Government to do the right thing by principals. It’s only fair.

On 9 August, we’ll be wearing green to show that we back our principal. Please support the principals of Aotearoa, who do such a vital job leading the teaching and learning in our schools, by emailing your MP and posting on social media

Chinese Visitors

By Ashni Patel , Room 14

Currently at Evans Bay Intermediate School we have 9 exchange students from China. They will be joining our school for 2 weeks. The students will be joining our classes, and they each will have a buddy to show them around the school and help them when needed. Personally, I think this is a great opportunity for everyone! They get to make a friend from a different country and learn a bit of the language, plus we get to learn about a new culture as well. Winston, one of the students placed in Room 14, said when he came from China that he and his classmates were looking forward to seeing NZ nature.


This photo is of three of the host students from Room 14 and the students they have living with them while in NZ.


Mandarin Exchange Students

You may know that there are visiting students at ebis . they all came from China. they will be here for 2 weeks.


Kary has been in Room 13 for his stay

He says he enjoys the classes and ebis. Things he likes to do at lunch is chat with his friends.

He used to go to Shanghai United International School, a school in China.

Some hobbies he has are: playing video games such as Glory of the King, playing basketball and talking with his friends. Some food he enjoys is beef, eggs and vegetables.


We really enjoy having all the Chinese students in our school and Kary in our class thus far. We hope to have more students that will come overseas to visit our school


Nachos Sale

On 1 August, nachos were sold as part of a fundraiser for the AIMS games. The initiative was really well supported!

Mufti Day - 2nd August

It was great to see students participating in mufti day today, as we are still raising money to complete the pump track at the back of our school. We’ll get there soon!!

Visiting the School

Please can everyone visiting the school for any reason come to the Office. We are not allowed to have people wandering around the school to find children or classes. This is a health and safety issue and we take it very seriously. The Office are well placed to assist you for whatever you need.

MADE Awards

Students love to use digital media to discover, explore and communicate learning. Much of the fantastic work completed by students has an audience limited to their class peers, sometimes a school assembly, and occasionally to a proud parent who has popped into class. The MADE Awards seeks to establish an outlet that enables students to show their work with a much wider audience, to be proud of their efforts and to share their learning.

The MADE Awards, in partnership with business sponsors, seeks to reward the best efforts of entrants with fantastic ICT equipment which will further enhance the place of ICT in the learning world.

Over the past eleven years we have had a fantastic range of student work and the Awards finals evenings are a wonderful celebration of excellence in digital media. Please go over to our gallery to view the past winners entries as well as the address to the MADE Awards finalists from WETA Workshops.

Please check out https://www.madeawards.com/ and follow their Facebook page for up to date information - the deadline is 20 September 2019.

Gifted learners and learners with exceptional abilities have wide ranging skills and interests so the types of opportunities you want to take part in will also be unique to you and your whānau, hapu or iwi. It can mean you are working alone or with a group of gifted peers.

Opportunities will probably be above and beyond what happens in your usual learning environment. Examples could include a cultural opportunity. This could be something oratory, for example Ngā Manu Kōrero, or performing arts like Kapa Haka. Your opportunity might involve the arts, design creating something digitally with an expert or researching something in depth with a scientist.

Please follow this link to find out more, including how to apply. If you decide to apply or have questions, please see Mrs Watt.


Girl Boss Award

The Girl Boss awards committee are on a nationwide search for trailblazing young women (ages 11–18) who are defying stereotypes and creating change in their communities. They are after inspiring young leaders, facilitators, role models, and innovators.


This is the link to the award website: https://www.girlbossawards.co.nz/


Nominations are now open for the 2019 GirlBoss Awards, and close on 9 August 2019.

Term 3

Week 1

26th July 2019


Notes From the Principal

26 July 2019

Kia ora koutou

I do hope you all had a good holiday. The staff at Evans Bay Intermediate had a good rest and are really looking forward to all that Term 3 holds for us. Our key focuses for the term are:

  • The Production which will be at the end of the term
  • Keeping Ourselves Safe which all classes will have started on by now
  • The Digital Citizenship work we are doing with all of our staff

I really want to share two things with you. Firstly, I do not know if you have seen but we have our new website live! Karen Baddeley and Adam Hart have been working hard on this since the start of the year. As well as making huge changes to the Bulletin they have also developed a new website for you and all of our community. Go to www.ebis.school.nz and take a look. The site is fresh and clean and the information that you need so much easier to find.

A huge thanks to all the team who worked on this - Karen and Adam but also the other staff who made time to meet to share ideas and have their input.

At the same time we would appreciate it if those of you who have a facebook page can follow the school’s facebook page. The link is: EBIS - Facebook

Secondly, at the end of each year we have a leavers event. Due to popular demand the students want to have a dinner and dance again. We did some brainstorming and now want to start a new culture at EBIS. We are looking for a group of Year 8 parents who can help us with the planning of:

  • The Year 8 Leavers dinner (which should be a wow experience)
  • The Year 8 leavers present to the school (which should be something the Year 8 students give to the school to always remember them)

In both of the above you will work with Wikus Swanepoel. If you have a passion for organising events or have contacts, please be part of this group. We promise lots of fun while we organise an amazing experience for our Year 8 students.

Can you please let Wikus know if you want to be part of one of the groups: wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz


School News

Tournament of Minds

Our team for Tournament of Minds is well underway! They will compete in the Regional Final on 31 August at Victoria University. As this is a new initiative for Evans Bay Intermediate, please congratulate the following students for participating and wish them luck for the end of August → Luka Hoggard, Brianna Leogreen, Leah Sumner, Hector Burton, Alex Gray & Aidan Relph.

More information about this can be found here

Working Bee at EBIS

Parents, students, Whanau and keen gardeners, we need your help again!

We have a Working Bee scheduled for Saturday 27 July

We have two sessions:

10am

3:45pm


You can come for as long as you want or come to both sessions. Please email Sam at hobensam@gmail.com if you can help. Feel free to bring your kids as well!


Wellbeing

At EBIS we have a new teacher called Mr Johnston. Mr Johnston is our specialist Wellbeing teacher. He has taught a wellbeing class before and the main message he wants to send to the students of EBIS is, “that the food you put into your bodies can affect your emotional state”. He loves to teach in this area as he enjoys it and is really passionate about it.

In the previous terms we have had foods SPEC, where we focused on the technical side of cooking. But now we will be educated about how and why it's important to keep fit and eat healthy.

While you’re in this class you will experience one PE lesson and one food lesson each week.

On his first day of teaching at EBIS we asked him this question, “ is there anything that we haven't asked you that you would like to add into the article?, and he said that “I should better get back to my class”. That proves that he is a very focused, funny teacher and he really enjoys his job. We are very lucky to have Mr Johnston as our wellbeing teacher at EBIS as we have not had this area of education before.

By Mikayla & Priysha Rm 11

Science

As many of you may know, two of our 5 amazing SPEC teachers have left. So, of course, we need new teachers. On Monday the 22nd of July Sanaa and I went and interviewed the new science teacher - Amanda Hood.

Let's take a look at the interview.


Q: So, what got you interested in the job?

A: Science. I love science and I really enjoy teaching.

Q: What made you decide that you wanted to be a science teacher?

A: I enjoy teaching science to kids, so it’s awesome to be able to share something I love.

Q: Why choose EBIS?

A: I enjoy teaching yr 7s and 8s and I was interested in learning more about this school.

Q: Where did you work before EBIS?

A: Holy Cross School and Seatoun School

Q: What do you like to do outside of school?

A: Traveling, eating, going on adventures, hanging out with my kids and relaxing.


By Elliot (Room 10) and Sanaa (Room 9)

Skylight Film

Over three days in Term 2, 21 students had the amazing opportunity to work with a team from Skylight to produce their own short film script and create a film. There was a lot of hard work that went into what they created in a short amount of time. Students had to explore, discuss and work through some difficult ideas surrounding bullying. These 21 students have become writers, actors, producers, technicians and so on - what a phenomenal opportunity!

As the final editing process is now complete, the film was ready to be premiered. Today, during full school assembly, the film titled “Madame Gourmet” was shown to the school and certificates presented to the participants. There were some nerves, as it is such a vulnerable position to be in to share your creative work with your peers. Both Evans Bay Intermediate and the Skylight Film Trust are so proud of all the work you have put in and the film created - kia kaha!


Production Rehearsal Schedule

Sport at EBIS

Ballet workshops

There are 25 student spaces available to attend two ballet workshops with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Dance Educator.


The details are:

What:

Bold Moves workshop (Wednesday 14th August)

Hansel and Gretel workshop (Wednesday 30th October)

Where: Evans Bay Intermediate School (During School time)

When: Wednesday 15th August at 9am and Wednesday 30th October at 9am

Charge: $10 (for both workshops).

Payable via Kindo or in cash.


These workshops, based on the RNZB’s repertoire, support the aims and objectives of the New Zealand Arts Curriculum. They are tailor-made for each class and are suitable for all levels, including students without previous dance experience.

Information about the performances:


Hansel and Gretel: The ballet brings to life a new version of Hansel and Gretel’s timeless tale, enchanting all ages. Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart.

But all is not as it seems…

Bold moves: The stage is flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. Dancers are transported by Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, moving through time and space in perfect patterns, architectural yet organic, supremely structured yet somehow free.


If you are interested for your child to attend, please contact strye@ebis.school.nz . First in, first served

There are 25 student spaces available to attend two ballet workshops with the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Dance Educator.

The details are:

What:

Bold Moves workshop (Wednesday 14th August)

Hansel and Gretel workshop (Wednesday 30th October)

Where: Evans Bay Intermediate School (During School time)

When: Wednesday 15th August at 9am and Wednesday 30th October at 9am

Charge: $10 (for both workshops).

Payable via Kindo or in cash.


These workshops, based on the RNZB’s repertoire, support the aims and objectives of the New Zealand Arts Curriculum. They are tailor-made for each class and are suitable for all levels, including students without previous dance experience.

Information about the performances:


Hansel and Gretel: The ballet brings to life a new version of Hansel and Gretel’s timeless tale, enchanting all ages. Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart.

But all is not as it seems…

Bold moves: The stage is flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. Dancers are transported by Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, moving through time and space in perfect patterns, architectural yet organic, supremely structured yet somehow free.


If you are interested for your child to attend, please contact strye@ebis.school.nz . First in, first served