Welcome back to Term Three! Last week our school was a hive of creative activity with our 'Art Celebration Week' ending with a stunning exhibition of students’ work.
A concrete and mosaic couch and outside chess board were worked on, carvings, weavings, masks, multimedia murals, graphic art, videos, constructions, henna tattoos and wearable art were created along with many other diverse art forms.
Thanks to local artist Zoe Hoeberigs from Pah Homestead that worked with a group of students on paintings inspired by the artist Toss Woollaston. It was fantastic to see everyone inspired and motivated to express their ideas creatively. Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate and view exhibition of the artwork produced last Friday.
We were very fortunate to have had the support of a number of community groups who came along to perform for students and lead daily fitness sessions. Special thanks go to Local Councillor Ella Kumar for her work with students and Sky City for sponsoring the exhibition.
This week our School EXPO and Open Day showed prospective families the many and varied opportunities that we have to offer at Mount Roskill Intermediate School. We appreciate the involvement of our wonderful students in this event, showcasing different curriculum and extra-curricular areas. We are looking forward to welcoming current year 6 students to MRI next year. We are happy to show prospective families around, who may have missed the Open Day. Please contact our school Office to make a time.
In a couple of weeks we will be hosting Students and Staff from Munakata City in Japan for six days. Our sincerest thanks go to the families who have offered to open their homes to students. We still need homes to place a couple of female students. If you are able to host a student, please contact Mr Ross Berry, via the school office, for information. Mt Roskill’s relationship with Munakata is very important. Over the years many new friendships have been formed and maintained through this exchange programme. Unfortunately, due to numbers we will not be travelling to Munakata this year, but hope to take a group of students next year to experience Japan, its schooling system and to try out their Japanese language learning.
This is the time of year where we analyse our school achievement and progress data against National Standards. This helps us to continue to target and ensure that students are making the most progress possible. It is exciting to see the accelerated progress evident across the core learning areas. This means that students rate of learning is more than what the expected rate of progress is for this time of year. We know that a couple of things help to make the difference in learning, your child specifically knowing what they need to work on (their learning goals) and families being involved in the learning of their children. Thank you for your involvement.
Finally, later this month a group of students will fly down to Queenstown for our annual Ski-trip where they will spend the week honing their skiing skills on the Remarkables and at Cardrona. We wish them good weather and exciting learning!
Whaia te matauranga hei oranga mo koutou
Seek after learning for the sake of your well-being