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Wind, Rain and (Some) Sun on Room 5 Camp!

November 9, 2022

Room 5 ฤkonga, along with Ms McAuley, Karatฤซ Metcalfe and Bevan Newlands battled the Spring weather last week, but a good time was definitely had by all. ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ˜Ž Even with plans having to be shifted, everyone came back with a story to tell and a smile on their face!

Room 7 Persuasive Writing

November 9, 2022

This week, Mrs Staniford received some persuasive writing letters from Room 7 ฤkonga. They ranged from wishing for a school disco, and bringing your 'wheels' to school, to wearing your slippers in class! ๐Ÿชฉ ๐Ÿ›ด ๐Ÿฅฟ However, Mrs Staniford's reply surprised everyone!

Sun Shines for Upper Waitaki Athletics

November 9, 2022

Schools from around the region, including Duntroon, Kurow and Omarama, came together in Twizel on Friday last week for the Upper Waitaki Athletics Day. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ There were some great results from Twizel Area School students, several of which are going to compete in the NOPSSA Athletics in Oamaru. ๐Ÿ‘

YES Awards Cap a Great Experience

November 8, 2022

Read about Year 12 student, Monique's experience this year with the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) and how she faired in the end-of-year awards. ๐Ÿ†

Yug and Southern Primary Schools Tennis

November 8, 2022

Congratulations to Yug Thapa on his selection for the 2022 Southern Primary Schools Tennis Championship on Friday 14th November in Dunedin. ๐ŸŽพ This is a tremendous honour with only 6 players (3 boys & 3 girls) per Southern Association selected in each category - plus one wild card. ๐Ÿ‘

Preparing For Your First NCEA Exam

November 4, 2022

Itโ€™s your first year of NCEA exams, and youโ€™re looking at the stressed-out year 12s, the lifeless Year 13s, and (if youโ€™re a normal, reasonable human being) youโ€™re probably starting to question what the heck you got yourself into. Welcome to the weird world of NCEA. Year 11sโ€ฆ this one's for you!

School Stationery Changes 2023

November 3, 2022

How you buy school stationery for your tamariki and rangatahi is changing for 2023. โœ๏ธ ๐Ÿ–‡ ๐Ÿ“š It's a change that ensures whฤnau members can take a lot more control of students' stationery needs to start the new school year, and beyond. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Read the details here...

Policy Review | Term 4 2022

November 3, 2022

The Board of Trustees are reviewing the following Policies in Term 4.

Room 13 | Penguin Art

November 3, 2022

Room 13 ฤkonga have continued their Antarctic topic this week, learning about penguins for their 'Read and Make', and also planning their very special map! ๐Ÿง๐ŸงŠ๐Ÿ“

We Have a Writer in Our Midst!

November 3, 2022

Congratulations goes to Twizel Area School kaiako Sandy Nelson for making the shortlist for the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi o Aotearoa (NZSA) Heritage Book Awards 2022 with her short prose, Mumโ€™s Mistake. โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

Whanau Island Kayak Trip

November 2, 2022

Five Year 12 and 13 students spent two days kayaking from Sailors Cutting through to Ohau C, with an overnight on Whanau Island this week. ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿž The students planned the trip and the risk management themselves, going towards two NCEA Achievement Standards.

St John in Schools Programme

November 2, 2022

We welcomed the St John in Schools programme to Twizel Area School this week. ฤ€konga in Years 1-8 have learned things including how to make an emergency call and how to perform effective CPR. ๐Ÿš‘ The programme has been developed with expertise from ACC, SafeKids Aotearoa, Civil Defence, CORE Education and St John and supports todayโ€™s school curriculum.

Students Dress Up for KidsCan

October 31, 2022

Monday this week was Dress-Up Day at Twizel Area School. Tamariki, rangatahi and kaiako were encouraged to dress in whatever costume, outfit or clothes they desired...all for the good cause of KidsCan New Zealand.

Wilding Pine Club

October 31, 2022

Science teacher Denise Arkless is planning to start a group that goes out after school on Thursdays this term and term 1 in 2023 to work on wilding pine removal. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ Check out the details here...

Rowers Enjoy Successful Aoraki Regatta

October 31, 2022

Our tamariki proudly represented Twizel Rowing Club in what, for most, was their very first regatta last weekend. Read all about their Aoraki Regatta experience here...

Dancers Entertain Twizel Community

October 31, 2022

Arts in Action week concluded on Friday last week with a Dance Performance in the Community Events Centre. ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐ŸŽจ It was great to see so many community and whฤnau members there to support our tamariki, I'm sure you'll agree they did an awesome job! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Choosing your NCEA Subjects for 2023

October 28, 2022

Choosing which subjects you will study at NCEA is difficult, with many things to consider. Talking to teachers, parents and your peers can help. If you're still stuck, here are some ideas...

Brain Development in Pre-Teens and Teenagers

October 28, 2022

As children become teenagers, their brains grow and change. Build healthy teen brains with positive behaviour and thinking, sleep and other healthy choices. ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง

NCEA Exam Information

October 28, 2022

The 2022 NCEA Exams have started and continue through until December 2nd. Here you can find all the information you require including what to do before, during and after an exam, what to bring to the exams and general exam etiquette.

SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company 2023

October 27, 2022

Head Students Lily and Louie have some very exciting news about next year's SGCNZ Young Shakespeare Company! ๐ŸŽญ