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Dental Bus

February 8, 2023

The Dental Bus arrives at school next week - the Dental Nurses will be seeing enrolled students in Years 1-8.

Te Rā o Waitangi

February 3, 2023

Just a reminder that Monday, 6th February is Waitangi Day, meaning that school will be closed. Enjoy your long weekend, and let's hope for the summer weather to continue. 🌞 We will see everyone at school on Tuesday 7th!

Sun Protection at School

January 22, 2023

Don't forget your sunhat or drink bottle! Sunhats are a compulsory item for students in years 1-6 during Terms 1 & 4, please make sure they are named. Water bottles are also essential to make sure students can keep hydrated during the school day.

No More Passwords

January 20, 2023

As of January 2023, passwords will no longer be required to access the Parent Web Portal or SchoolBridge app. Caregivers can use the Magic Link option or the Google / Microsoft sign-in if you have registered one of those accounts with the school office.

We Need You!

January 20, 2023

For the first time in (what feels like) forever, we can seek in-school support freely. We need you! Parents, grandparents, caregivers and supporters - do you want to get involved at school?

Back to School 2023

January 20, 2023

All the Back to School info, including stationery, uniform & BYOD, can be found here.

School Stationery Lists

January 20, 2023

If you missed the cut-off to purchase your school stationery through OfficeMax MySchool, don't panic, school stationery lists for 2023 are available to download here. You can purchase online or in-store at a stationery retailer of your choice. πŸ“πŸ“πŸŽ’

Back to School Survival Guide

January 20, 2023

Beginning a new school year, especially if it is for the first time, is exciting but it does come with some anxiety too. To make sure everyone is as confident and prepared as they can be, here are some practical ideas to put into practice.

2022 Prizegiving

December 19, 2022

Thank you to all the parents, caregivers, and whānau members who came to celebrate our students' achievements at last week's Prizegiving Ceremony. πŸ† You can see all the photos here. πŸ“Έ

High-Fives all Round: 7 Ways to Celebrate Your Kids

December 19, 2022

Not everyone may have received a trophy at prizegiving, but every child can still feel seen and celebrated for the wonderful work they've put in this year. πŸ™Œ πŸŽ‰ πŸ†

Te Reo o te Raumati! Phrases to use at Christmas

December 8, 2022

There's never a bad time to brush up on your Te Reo Māori, and Te Rā Kirihimete | Christmas Day is as good a time as any! πŸŽ„ πŸŽ… Here are some Christmas phrases that everyone can use when you are surrounded by whānau and friends during the festive season.


December 8, 2022

Some very excitable students, along with Mr White and Mr van M were having way too much fun building rockets this morning! πŸš€ The fire them at the (Outdoor Ed Week) enemy invaders! πŸ‘Ύ

Room 13 Antarctic Model

December 8, 2022

As part of Room 13 students' term 4 topic on Antarctica, the whole class has been involved in making a fantastic 3D papier-mÒché Antarctic map. 🐧 🧊 In the final, full week of school for the year, it has been completed. Ka pai to everyone for their hard work!

M4 Share Their Goldfield Projects

December 8, 2022

M4 ākonga have completed their Goldfield Projects this week, after visiting Cromwell earlier this term to deepen their understanding of the consequences of the 1860’s gold discoveries in Otago. ⛏️ 🌟 Students shared their projects with Juniors who were very interested in a fascinating period of New Zealand history.

Juniors Hone Their Tennis Skills

December 8, 2022

Junior classes have, this week, enjoyed some tennis skills and coaching with thanks going to South Canterbury Tennis coach Steve Dries. 🎾 πŸ‘Ÿ Watch out for the next Roger Federer and Venus Williams in the making!

Outdoor Ed Week | A Great Finish to the Year

December 8, 2022

Δ€konga in Year 7-10 have enjoyed their Outdoor Education Week activities so far this week. With water and tramping activities completed, it will be onto the Challenge and Expedition Days to finish the week. πŸ‘ πŸ₯Ύ πŸ›Ά What an awesome end to the year once again!

BYOD Devices for 2023

December 6, 2022

A reminder that Technology company Cyclone have an online ordering portal to make it easier for parents and caregivers to purchase BYOD devices for rangatahi heading into 2023.

New Assistant and Deputy Principal for TAS

December 6, 2022

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a Deputy and Assistant Principal, commencing in January 2023. Our Deputy Principal is Charlotte Saunders, our Assistant Principal is Melissa McLellan. Both have written a short introduction, and I'm sure the community will make them feel very welcome.

How to talk about: School reports

December 4, 2022

Here are some common responses to school reports and ideas for 'A for effort' conversations with your child about their progress. 🏫 πŸ“‹

End-of-Year Reports

December 4, 2022

Students' end-of-year reports are now available to read via the SchoolBridge app and web portal. Their reports will also include details of class placements for 2023. For instructions on how to access and download your child's report, click here!