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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 1

School of Opportunity

Kia ora koutou parents, caregivers, whānau and students,

We hope you and your family have had a positive start to our new term. With the change of COVID-19 setting to Orange, in many ways it feels like the start of the year again. It is wonderful to see more smiling faces interact more spontaneously, and start to enjoy school activities to their fullest capacity. Thank you to everyone for making this transition so easily. 

As we have continued signs of recovery through the omicron outbreak, we are very encouraged to see our students making informed decisions around mask wearing. It has been a prolonged complex time responding to COVID-19, but we are very happy to see that mutual respect is consistently present in our school community. Our student attendance is much higher than at the end of last term (although teacher attendance has declined this term due to Covid), so it’s very important we continue to take gradual steps focusing on being calm, kind and understanding. 

Our new school tuck shop provider Nutri Kids has had a very enthusiastic response from our students this week. If you would like to order lunch for your child, please log into your Kindo account and order lunches through the portal. Alternatively students can just purchase directly at our tuck shop counter located by our Performing Arts Centre. 

This week we were delighted to learn that former students Liam Stone and Luke Sipkes were selected in the New Zealand Diving team to participate in the World Championships in Budapest this June. They are also joined by former student Cordelia Norris who is one of the accompanying coaches. We are very proud of these alumni who will be representing our country. 

Next Friday 13 May, we have our first scheduled Ministry of Education Teacher Only Day. 

Thank you for your ongoing support. Have a restful weekend and take care whanau.

Cushla Shepherd

Principal, Albany Junior High School

New Tuck Shop Supplier

Our new Tuck Shop suppliers Nutri-Kids are now serving breakfast and afternoon tea, as well as the usual morning tea and lunch services. Click ‘Read more’ to see the full menu and a letter to parents from Nutri-Kids.

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Drains with a message

Year 9 Environmental Science students have painted pictures and messages around seven school stormwater drains. This is to encourage people to think about what they put down the drains and what ecosystems could be damaged by contaminated stormwater.

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Becoming an International Student Host Family

We are very excited to soon be welcoming international students back to AJHS. If you are interested in becoming a host family, please click below to find out how.

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Our Pipehenge observatory now has a new home next to the hockey pitch. This site will make it much easier for students to use this astronomical tool and make practical observations of daily and seasonal patterns during daytime.

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Y10 Cross Country Success

Cross Country season is upon us, and this week Year 10 students competed in the school cross country – congratulations to our winners.

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Albany Senior High School – Oh The Places You’ll Go

Once you are part of the Albany Education Pathway, you are always on our radar. Albany Senior High School alumni and current students are in the forefront of two very different disciplines this week.

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