Amisfield Being Awesome! 

Buddy reading Room 4 & 9: the perfect way to explore new worlds and share the joy of books with a friend or peer.

Ashton and Te Tepua have dedicated every Sunday over the past 3 months to travel the central North Island and represent the Pacific Sharks Rugby League Club. They have also given 2 evenings a week to training and upskilling for their games. Both boys have played under 7s forming friendships with other children from our community, developing and strengthening many skills along the way including sportsmanship. They have both improved immensely over the weeks securing many many tries and making amazing tackles showing determination, eagerness and a willing to learn and further grow their skills in a sport they both love. The under-7s team was proud to be selected to play the curtain-raiser for the Warriors game in Auckland last weekend were they both had great games. Te Tepua even received player of the day. The whanau are extremely proud of both Te Tepua and Ashton on a very successful season. They are both looking forward to playing again next year. 

This week we had some staff from the Waiouru Army Museum come and run sessions with our senior students. They talked about the role of the NZ Army in peacekeeping. This was linked to the values of resilience, helping others and teamwork.  

The teacher's favourite part was when they ran drills with the students!

One of our students, Mieka did an amazing job in athletics in Term 1 and we would like to celebrate her achievements. 

This season Mieka has competed at multiple club ribbon days around the Waikato/BOP region where she has collected quite the stash of ribbons while improving her techniques & timed sprints. Today (Saturday) she competed in the pouring rain at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Athletics Championship which was held at Porritt Stadium. She competed in 4 events in total. Mieka came away with 3 medals. 1st in long jump, 2nd in discus & 2nd in the 200-metre sprint. Mieka has trained extremely hard this season to achieve these results, she has represented the club & her school with pride. 

Some neat things going on in Room 9, including buddy reading with some of our older students!

More great things happening at Amisfield.  Our learning support programmes are up and running and students are focused on being their best and keeping on learning! 

More great learning going on in classes at Amsifield School. We have had Mrs DeCastro, an RTLIT specialist, in classes modelling to our teachers and students structured literacy approaches to support our students' learning. This has included a focus on handwriting, which research shows is very important for students' fluency in writing and practising handwriting, especially cursive, can activate the same parts of the brain that learning an instrument does!

Very impressed with these writers! Learning how to write a formal letter and their handwriting is improving quickly! 

Another great day of learning at Amisfield School. Lots of learning and fun activities taking place in all of the classes this afternoon.

It has been a  great start to term one in 2024 with the focus on our school values, Kia pai koe, kia atawhai, kia mau ki te ako - Be my best, be kind and keep learning. Classes are busy setting expectations and routines with the students.