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We’re looking forward to seeing all students back at school tomorrrow, Thursday 19th May. 

Your AJHS eNewsletter has arrived – Week 8

School of Opportunity

Kia ora koutou parents and caregivers,

With the unusual end to our school year, we are thankful for you, our school community. Through a long enduring lockdown where teaching and learning were based from home with parents, families, and teachers supporting school life, we have learnt so much about what matters. 

Yesterday we revelled in celebrating our Year 10 students with an afternoon picnic. We were able to reflect, interact and acknowledge their time with us and their next steps. As a Junior High School, our focus is to support, develop and nurture our emerging adolescents through their formative years of growth into a teenager. It is a privilege to be a part of our students’ experience here, where we provide such rich opportunities. We wish all our Year 10 students leaving AJHS all our very best. 

Congratulations to all students who received recognition of their contribution and performance to AJHS sport this year. I was so proud to see all our nominated students feature in our daily awards on our AJHS Sport Facebook page this week. 

To help your planning for the 2022 school year, please acquaint yourself with the 2022 School Start Table.

We look forward to completing our school year next week, which concludes on Wednesday 15 December. Please let me know if you have any questions, and take care everyone. Enjoy your weekend.

Ngā mihi,

Cushla Shepherd, Principal, Albany Junior High School

Sports Awards

In what has been another disruptive year, it has been nice to hold our Annual Sports Prize-Giving this week and recap on our students’ achievements, when they could take to the sports field.

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Homeschooling Reminder for Last Week of School

Please remember that students will be homeschooling next week for the last week of Term 4 (December 13-15), with the exception of essential worker students. 

Year 9 Film Option

Year 9 Film students have been hard at work these last few weeks, recreating props from their favourite films. Due to lockdown, students had to think of alternative ways to create their props.

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Yearbook Cover Art Competition 

We are excited to share the winners of the Yearbook Cover Art Competition. This competition was an amazing opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and artistic talent, and to have their artwork published. To find out the winners please click below. 

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Chess Team’s exceptional achievements

In November the AJHS Chess Team participated in a Nationwide event, where the AJHS Intermediate chess team won 2nd place out of 22 schools across the whole of NZ. What an achievement!

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Year 10 Human Biology Class Investigates Spinal Injuries

This term we have been learning about spinal injuries. We learned what types of mechanisms cause different types of spinal injury, and that we should never dive into water where we can’t see the bottom or what is in the water – it is much safer to jump.

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Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks have been delivered to school this week.

For distribution information click here.

Mandarin Online Learning Project – Chinese name card

This term in Mandarin, students learned how to say their names and the meaning of their names. All Y7 and 8 Mandarin students created a Chinese name card during their online Mandarin lessons.

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Uniform Sales Under Covid19 Restrictions

Just a quick update about how we will run the school uniform shop under Covid19 restrictions during the summer. 

You are now able to buy school uniforms through the e-commerce app MYKINDO.

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Stationary 2022

AJHS student stationery for 2022 is now listed with Qizzle on for you to order as a year-level pack. Students in Years 9 and 10, will have the ability to customise the order to suit the option subjects you’ve selected for 2022.

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