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Yarn Club Welcomes Visitors

June 21, 2022

Last week the Yarn Club ākonga were lucky enough to welcome some lovely helpers from the Twizel Knit and Natter Group!

Blood Spatter and a Real Scientist

June 16, 2022

Ākonga from M1 and M2 have been continuing their topic on Forensic Science this week, looking at blood spatter and they even had the chance to speak to a real Forensic Scientist via Zoom!

From the Head Students | 16th June 2022

June 16, 2022

Head Student Louie Skinner has news including National Area Schools fundraisers and Parent-Teacher Conferences.

NZAS Non-Uniform Day

June 16, 2022

Our awesome Year 13 students are organising a non-uniform day for tomorrow, Friday 17th June. This acts as a fundraiser for National Area Schools Tournament. 🏓 🏀

Netball Development Day

June 15, 2022

Primary classes attended a Netball Development Day on 9th June with Alex Iro, a netball development officer for the North Otago region.

Star Students | Week 6

June 15, 2022

Congratulations to our Star Students from last week's Junior Assemblies. They were presented with their award and WAKA Value card.

Digital WAKA Cards

June 15, 2022

Students' WAKA Cards can now be seen online by parents through the SchoolBridge app and for students in Years 7-13 through the portal. Check out this exciting new digital feature here.

School Uniform Consultation 2022

June 15, 2022

In line with the Human Rights Commission release of their School Uniform Guidelines, the Board of Twizel Area School would like to review our uniform and related policies. The survey is open to all Parents/Caregivers, Students & Staff, and will close at 9 am on Monday, July 4th.

Board Report to the Community

June 15, 2022

The Board would like to update the community on a number of items happening at school.

Snowballs, Woolly Hats & Angels

June 14, 2022

Twizel, and the surrounding areas, was turned into a winter wonderland this week and the Twizel Area School ākonga made the most of it while the snow hung around.

What Parents Need to Know Before Their Child Starts Using Social Media

June 13, 2022

Letting your child have their own social media account is about giving them control of their own online presence. It is essential that they learn how to navigate this at some point in their life. The big question is when.

Koryu Wows Students With Mural

June 9, 2022

Room 13 ākonga have visited the new mural being painted in the Twizel Market Place by international street artist Koryu Aoshima and were amazed by the 33-metre long artwork.

National Area Schools Tournament Raffle

June 9, 2022

Tickets are still available for the National Area Schools Raffle with some spectacular prizes up for grabs. From a spa to a skydive, to bed, breakfast & dinner at The heaps more, with all the money raised helping our selected Area Schools Tournament students to travel & compete at the National Tournament in Whāngarei.

From the Head Students | 9th June 2022

June 9, 2022

Academic and Arts Captain, Lily Brophy, has news from the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival and a few reminders.

Twizel Punches Above It's Weight...Again!

June 8, 2022

Twizel Area School students have, once again, competed with the best of the best at the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington and proved that our little Area School can be just as successful.

Getting Mindful with Room 7

June 8, 2022

Ākonga in Room 7 have been focusing on spending a little bit of their time during the day to work on their self-regulation. Room 13 introduced them to 'M3 Mindfulness'. The 3 M's stand for Māori stories, mindfulness and movement.

A Note on School Attendance

June 8, 2022

Next week, we will be sending letters out to families whose learners are becoming ‘at risk’ because of low attendance.

The Art of Teaching Kids Responsibility

June 7, 2022

How can parents meet the needs of their kids, while at the same time teaching them responsibility so that down the track they can ‘fly the nest’ as competent young adults, capable of meeting their own needs?

The Boot Camp Community Helpers

June 2, 2022

For the past three weeks Team Bootcampers have been busy in the community stacking wood for anyone who needs a hand.

From the Head Students | 2nd June 2022

June 2, 2022

Head Student Louie Skinner has news about the Sheilah Winn competition in Wellington and the National Area Schools Tournament.