Insoll Avenue School Hamilton - Kia Mau, Ki Nga Taonga, Tuku Iho - Make the most of the opportunities you have.

Cross country

Due to weather conditions, the Junior cross country was postponed in Term 3 to Term 4. More information to come, once a date is set. 

Learning conversations

Date: October 12th and 13th
Time: By appointment
Location: Your child's classroom

This is your opportunity to meet the teacher and celebrate your child's learning. It is suggested all parents take this opportunity to give, hear and share information with the teacher. 

The teachers are looking forward to sharing all of your child's successes with you!

Term 4

Term 4 begins on October the 10th and finishes on the 15th of December

Production Photos

Mahi pai tamariki, you looked fantastic! 

Room 2
"Zoom, zoom, zoom we're going to the moon"

Room 15
"Twinkle twinkle" & "Tirama tirama"

Room 14
"I'm gonna be an astronaut"

Room 11
"The Solar System song"

Room 17
"Planet Earth"

Room 16
"Little Einsteins"


21st - 23rd of September

Trip to the Stardome

Date: Monday the 1st of August 2016
Time: 8.00am - 4.30pm
Where: Stardome Observatory/Cornwall Park in Auckland
Cost: $5

Last term we were learning about 'Planet Earth and Beyond'. The children have learnt many interesting facts about our solar system and the Stardome Observatory offers programmes to support this learning. 

On the day your child/ren will need to have lunch, a drink bottle and suitable clothing - including footwear.

Parents that have been selected to attend and help will be contacted through the classroom teachers - as there is limited space on the bus and in the Stardome - Thanks for understanding :)

Term 3

Term 3 begins on July the 25th and finishes on the 23rd of September

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2016

4th of July to 8th of July

Huge thank you to Whaea Riss, who organised a fantastic week of activities for our tamariki! Some of these activities included the kaiako swapping akomanga, art, visiting Te Aratiatia Marae at Fairfield College, Maori sport, cooking, an Amazing Race around the school plus much more!! 

Here are a few photos of our time at Te Aratiatia Marae


Huge thank you to the Hilda Ross Retirement Village residents!! They have kindly knitted scarves for every child at Insoll Avenue School!

The scarves will be distributed in class, with the intention that children wear them to school on those cold Waikato winter mornings. 

Class photos

Tuesday 28th of June.

If you would like to purchase class, individual or sibling photos an order form will be sent home prior to the 28th of June. This form needs to be returned BY the morning of the 28th of June so the photographer knows which child/ren need an individual or sibling photo taken. 

Queens birthday weekend

Monday 6th of June.
School will be closed and will resume on Tuesday 7th of June. 

Have a safe and happy long weekend! 

Planet Earth and beyond

Our concept focus this term is 'Planet Earth and Beyond'. We are looking forward to what we are going to discover together. 

Term 2

Term 2 begins on May the 2nd and finishes on the 8th of July

Congratulations Kata

Congratulations to Kata for winning Term 1's attendance prize!! He made sure he was at school everyday, on time - which resulted in being picked out of the box and winning this awesome scooter! 

Learning Celebrations

After school on the afternoons of April 5th and 6th, 
teachers are available to meet with parents/caregivers to explain where your child is at with their learning and the next steps needed for progress. Appointment notices will be sent home closer to the time.

We are looking forward to sharing all of your childs successes with you!

Easter Holiday

Please note next week school is closed from
Friday 25th March (Good Friday)
and will reopen on Wednesday 30th March.

We hope you all have a safe and happy Easter weekend!

Harold the giraffe

Starting in the week of the 21st March, Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education truck will be at Insoll Avenue. They are going to be teaching our tamariki about self-esteem and how to positively interact with others. 

to our top swimmers!!

Our first place heat winners

Back row (L-R) Ondre, Crystal, Raisa, Juanita, Miringa
Front row (L- R) Claudia-Rose, Brancen, Eli, Ethan, Krystal

Our second and third place winners

Back row (L-R) Mihi, Karamiyah, Juanita, Lehua, Crystal, Raisa, Krystal
Front row (L- R) Lance, Xavier, Eli, Kingsley, Brancen, Aljay

Junior Swimming Sports

Date: Thursday 10th March 2016
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Where: Insoll Avenue Pool

This term we have had a great time learning skills towards being great swimmers! We would love you to come along to see what we have learnt and share in our successes. Please feel free to stay for lunch with your tamariki

Note: Due to the weather cooling down, are you please able to send your tamariki to school with a  jersey - so they can keep warm after getting out of the pool. Thanks in advance! 

Meet the Teachers

Bring the whanau down to school and Meet the Teachers

Date: Tuesday 16th February 2016

Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm

A sausage sizzle will be provided under the big trees 

and the pool will be open for all to use.

We're looking forward to meeting you!


We're very lucky to have a pool at school, so we intend to use it as much as possible. Please make sure your child/ren bring their togs and towel with them everyday, even if the weather doesn't look great. Thanks in advance!

If you would like to view our swimming timetable, it can be located on the left hand side of this page under 'Junior Swimming Timetable 2016'.

Nau Mai Haere Mai

Term 1 begins on
February 2nd and finishes on April 15th