Whakapuāwai – To Thrive
MRI Update, 8 September 2023
Key Dates for Term 3:
11 September - Board Meeting, 7pm
22 September - End of Term 3, 3pm
9 October - Start of Term 4
Message from the Acting Principal
Malo e lelei,

Uike Lea Faka-Tonga / Tongan language week has been celebrated across our school this week. We've had dancing, singing, prizes for speaking Tongan, and a whole school quiz.

The term is flying along and it has been lovely to see the sun and have our students outside enjoying the warmer weather.
Our 'Man of Steel' production was an absolute highlight this week! Throughout terms 2 and 3 many of our students have been working hard to bring this show together and they did a spectacular job. From Tuesday's matinee performance through to the two evening shows on Wednesday and Thursday, they all showcased their amazing talents and entertained us so well. Thank you to all these students who gave this show 100% of their energy.
Shows like this wouldn't be able to go ahead without talented staff driving them and it is important to acknowledge Mr Whitney, Mr Thompson, Matua Ormsby and Mr Stoddard for all they have done to make the show a success.
Last week we had chefs 'The Two Raw Sisters' in school. In this workshop Rosa and Margo shared their general cooking tips, gave students ideas for substituting ingredients, and shared tips around nutrition encouraging young people to eat lots of fruit and vegetables. After cooking two nourishing recipes, our students then had the opportunity to taste the kai, providing further encouragement to give the recipes a try at home.
On Monday we see 35 students off on Sports Camp. During the week, teams compete against other Intermediate Schools in over 30 different sports such as Basketball, Croquet, Netball, Petanque, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Touch, Volleyball, to name a view. Sports camp starts on Monday afternoon and finishes midday on Friday. These camps give pupils an opportunity to play a range of sports including sports they would not normally participate in. We wish them all the best.

Congratulations to our students who competed at the AIMS games in Tauranga this week.
Ethan from Year 7 competed in a number of individual swimming disciplines and came away with three Golds and one Silver medal for his efforts. Annika (Year 8) and Grace (Year 7) competed competitively in the cross-country running event. Well done to these students.
We have so many talented students at MRI in Sports, performing arts and academically as well. There are so many opportunities for our students to shine and we are so proud of them all.

If your child is in Year 8 it is important that you get them enrolled in a high school as soon as you can. The sooner the better so they can get the options they want. Similarly if you have Year 6 students coming to us next year, please get them enrolled asap so this will assist us with our planning for 2024.

Getting to school on time each day is very important to learning. Students who show up late miss out on important details and are unprepared for future class events or key learning concepts. Arriving on time each day develops long-term positive habits. When students show up on time to school every day, they develop the habit of being punctual and committed.

Recently we received our latest ERO (Education Review Office) report. We are pleased with this report and feel that it sums up Mt Roskill Intermediate School accurately and well. A link to this report is found here:
Next week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language week, which we are also looking forward to celebrating.

Toku reo, Toku Ohooho,
Toku reo, Toko Mapihi Maurea
My language is my awakening,
My language is the window to my soul

Ngā mihi nui

Tracey Hughes
Acting Principal
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Community Notices
Sore Throats and Rheumatic Fever
There is a rise in Strep throat in our community at the moment. Strep throat can lead to Rheumatic Fever (RF) which can damage the heart (Rheumatic Heart Disease RHD). Our Māori and Pacific populations are most at risk.
Any students with a sore throat are advised to get it checked at their GP as soon as possible.
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Term Dates 2023
Term 3 : Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
Term 4 : Monday 9 October – Friday 15 December
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