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Room 13 | Penguin Art

November 3, 2022

Room 13 ākonga have continued their Antarctic topic this week, learning about penguins for their 'Read and Make', and also planning their very special map! 🐧🧊📍

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, Mum’s Mistake. ✍️📚

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. 🚣‍♀️ 🏞 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. Ākonga in Years 1-8 have learned things including how to make an emergency call and how to perform effective CPR. 🚑 The programme has been developed with expertise from ACC, SafeKids Aotearoa, Civil Defence, CORE Education and St John and supports today’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. 🌲🌲🌲 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. 💃 🎨 It was great to see so many community and whānau members there to support our tamariki, I'm sure you'll agree they did an awesome job! 🙌

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. 🧠 🧐

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! 🎭

A New Time for Junior Assembly

October 27, 2022

Ka pai to everyone who showed off their amazing work at last week's Junior Assembly and for the awesome mahi you show, displaying your WAKA values.🤩

Home & School | Sandpit Toys

October 27, 2022

The Home and School Committee met this week. Here is an update from them, plus a way you can help with donating toys for the Junior Sandpits at school. 🏫

Nathan Wallis Comes to Twizel

October 27, 2022

Nathan Wallis is bringing his 'The Brain Development' talk to Twizel on Wednesday 23rd November. For those wanting a quick snapshot of brain development, Nathan will guide you through the stages of brain development from childhood to adulthood, revealing little tricks to make parenting easier.

ERO Welcomed by Ākonga with Mihi Whakatau

October 26, 2022

This week we welcomed Shane Morrow from the Education Review Office. We held a mihi whakatau to welcome him to our amazing school. Matua Karatī, Harry and Mason opened and then Room 13 launched into our school waiata with Harriet and Tilly leading.

How to Get the Most Out of Study Time

October 26, 2022

With this year's NCEA exams fast approaching, here’s how you can study smarter, supercharge your learning and get information stored away so it’s ready when you’re face-to-face with that exam paper.

A Successful 'Arts in Action' Week

October 26, 2022

This week has seen a successful return for Art in Action to Twizel Area School for a week of art and art-related activities today, including painting, printmaking and dance. 🎨 👩‍🎨 💃 We have enjoyed Highland Dance, Jump Jam & Waiata lunchtime performances and we're all looking forward to the Dance Performance tomorrow.

A Busy Start to the Term for Ākonga in Room 8

October 26, 2022

What an action-packed start for Term 4 with Room 8 ākonga involved in many learning opportunities. From Seesaw to maths, and let us not forget some awesome Halloween artwork!

Head Lice in the Junior School

October 25, 2022

We have had some reports of children in the Junior School with Head Lice, please check & treat your child's hair if necessary.