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Te iwi tahi tatou - We are one family.
Tēnā koutou, Konnichiwa, As-salāmu 'alaykum, Hola, 

Dear Parents & Whānau
It's certainly been a weekend of crazy weather! I hope you have all managed to stay reasonably dry!  I am looking around the school today and seeing so many students (and staff!) enjoying the break in the weather.  I think we can all handle the wind, but the rain has kept us locked away and today the playground has been buzzing with excitement.

I am very pleased to share that three of our Toi groups have had wins in their categories!  

A massive thank you goes to Christine Sangster for overseeing this event and to the teams who have put HOURS into the designs, story development and building of these works of art. (Mums and dads get a big thanks too....we know how much effort you have all put in!)

Please check out the Cyber Safety event being held on July 5th in our hall.  The poster and link to attend is below.  Last year we had over 100 parents come and listen and they were not disappointed.  What was shared changed my thinking and view on childrens' access to the internet.

Ngā mihi
Toby Stokes

Don't forget to check out the school's Facebook Page which has the latest updates about what is going on at school.  

Our Kids Online Parent Evening

Rob & Zareen from Our Kids Online will be visiting our school on 5 July to share with parents some important tools and strategies for keeping kids safe online.

Register here for this FREE event Our Kids Online parent evening (attendance)

SWIS will also provide free childcare during the session.

COVID Update & Reminders

Under the Orange setting, schools have been tasked with continuing to review the health and safety conditions for their students and staff, and monitoring the number of COVID cases in the school community.  As you will have read in my email on 8 June, our Board of Trustees has decided to mandate the use of masks at South Wellington Intermediate School until at least 20 June, when we will review the situation.  

All students and staff who are able to do so, will be required to wear masks while inside the buildings. Visitors to the school will also need to be compliant with our current mask-wearing requirement.  
Please email me directly to confirm if your child is exempt from wearing a mask.  My email address is

Thank you for your ongoing support during these changing times. 
Additional info
Self-isolation advice
Extra support if you are self-isolating or have COVID
Book your Vaccine 
Upcoming Dates - Term 1, 2022

24 June - Matariki Public Holiday - no school
5 July - Our Kids Online parent evening - 
details below
9 & 10 August - Open Days for Year 6 students (9 am through to 12:30 pm)
17 August - Open Evening for prospective families (6 pm through to 8 pm)
September - Board of Trustee nominations open - details to come

School holidays are Saturday 9 July - Sunday 24 July inclusive

School Noticeboard

High School Open Days for Year 8 students

Please notify SWIS if your child is attending any slots during the school day. Many thanks

Rongotai College

Tuesday 14 June, 6.45pm - 8pm. No bookings required.

Wellington East Girls' College
Wednesday 15 June, 4-6pm
Book a time slot on their website

Wellington Boys' College
Saturday 18 June 10.30am & Monday 20 June 9.30am

Wellington Girls' College
Thursday 16 June - timeslots throughout the morning are available via their website

St Patrick's College
Thursday 16 June, 10am - 12.30pm
Book these time slots on their website. 


Gus in Room 11 loves animals. He read a book about the life cycle of the butterfly and drew this picture. Great work Gus, we're proud of you! 

School News

Last week we celebrated Samoan Language week. Students made panikeke in the food tech room, and Samoan Language book boxes were delivered to each classroom. These boxes of reading materials and resources will be used by teachers as part of their reading programmes. Fa’afetai tele lava!

Congratulations to our 150 students who participated in the annual Mud Run at the end of May!

A massive thank you to Miss Abdul-Syafieq and Mr Moli who have organised this event for our students.

There are still some smelly shoes, socks and towels in the foyer if you are missing any of these?


CodeCamp allows kids from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems, presenting & collaboration. Create games, apps.

Wednesdays, 3pm till 4:30pm
From the 11th May - 29th June
Book Now at


Dates: 11 – 22 JULY 2022 from 7.00am-6pm daily

Fees: Daily $81.04/cub per session
Weekly: $324.16 per cub/week

Social Development: Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, cooking, Fitness, and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Teas

Qualified 1st Aid Trained Activities Coordinators and Youth Mentors

One-on-One Care: Available for cub(s) if extra support is needed at $11/hr

MSD Approved & WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families.


Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: or Visit our Facebook page:

PRIDE IN ACTION (1-on-1 Home support) Mentors are also available if needed at $33/hour

Does your child love to sing? Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is currently recruiting for more singers aged 8-15 to join the Cathedral Choristers. This is a terrific way to gain a musical education and learn vocal technique from one of the foremost conductors in the country free of charge. Please see this link for more information, and this link to hear the Choristers talk about their own experience. For further information or to organise an audition, please contact Michael Stewart at

Subway on Mondays & Tuesdays
Pita Pit on Wednesdays & Fridays
O'Sushi on Thursdays
See the full menu here.
Order your lunch or register for KINDO here
Please contact us:
0800 PRIDE 4 U 
Register online: 
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