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M1 and M2 Students visit Skyscape

September 15, 2022

Last week, M1 and M2 ākonga visited Skyscape as part of their learning about power. They learned how they are able to make their own power from their hydro dam. 🔋 💡

Nexis Starts Gateway Placement

September 15, 2022

At Twizel Area School we are very grateful for the Gateway opportunities for our students! The purpose is to provide actual workplace experience that will develop a clear understanding of the knowledge and skills required for future employment.

Home and School Social Gathering

September 15, 2022

The Home and School Committee are looking for interested parents to join our team. 🏫 On Wednesday evening there is a social gathering at the MOW Bar from 7-8.30 pm for you to find out what Home and School do and how you can help.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Treasure Hunt

September 15, 2022

Classes enjoyed a Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Treasure Hunt on Taonga | Tuesday, with the aim for ākonga to learn some new words and a Whakataukī.

House Waiata Competition

September 15, 2022

As part of Te wiki o te reo Māori, we held a House Waiata Competition yesterday afternoon. Everything fell into place and the Twizel Area School ākonga pulled off an amazing event. Ka pai!

Oliver Cleans Up Twizel!

September 15, 2022

Next week is Clean Up Week and Room 8 student Oliver Currall has decided to organise his very own Clean Up Event focusing on areas around the Twizel River, Ruataniwha and the land opposite the main entrance. Meet at 10 am this Saturday at the Nuns Veil entrance of the Twizel River to help Oliver make Twizel a little cleaner for everyone!

Akaroa History Trip

September 15, 2022

Last week Lilly Brophy and Diego Santiago went to Akaroa to take part in an opportunity to meet their peers from around Te Waipounamu and to learn about many historical events that took place in Akaroa.

Parakuihi Club Continues to be a Success!

September 14, 2022

What a fabulous term for Parakuihi | Breakfast Club! Thank you to all of those who attend each week and help out, especially our fabulous Milo cooks! ☕️

Letter from the Ministry to the BoT

September 14, 2022

A letter from Minister Tinetti to the Board of Trustees regarding COVID.

Tuwhera Whare Pukapuka

September 14, 2022

Due to the government COVID-19 restrictions being lifted this week, it is with much happiness that we can announce that the Whare Pukapuka | Library will be open from Mondays to Fridays for our tamariki.

Puzzles and Games Evening

September 12, 2022

We’re looking forward to hosting our Puzzles and Games Evening from 5-7 pm on Thursday night. Bring along a puzzle or game from home that you’d like to play with other attendees!

A Guide to Pronunciation

September 12, 2022

Learning a new, or different, language can be challenging, but making the effort is what counts. Learn to pronounce Māori words correctly to become more confident using them and find out how to pronounce Māori vowels, consonants, and digraphs.

Kōrero Māori: 10 Phrases for your Whānau

September 12, 2022

Simple ways to share te reo Māori at your place. Karawhiua - give it a go!

Room 9 Tuakana-Teina with Kindy Tamariki

September 8, 2022

Last week, Room 9 ākonga spent some time at the Twizel Kindergarten reading to younger tamariki. This is a great way to build relationships that flow onto school days for the younger children. Ka pia Room 9!

Exam Week 2022

September 8, 2022

Our senior students are sitting their mock exams, both digital and paper, next week. Information regarding exams, together with an exam timetable can be found here.

Te Rā o Pāpā Celebrated at Junior Assembly

September 8, 2022

Te Rā o Pāpā was celebrated at last week's Junior Assembly with students showing off the cards they had made for their loved ones. Thank you to all the caregivers and whānau members who come to support our students' learning!

SISS Netball Tournament

September 8, 2022

Last Sunday, seven students left Twizel accompanied by Chelsea and Clare Frost to travel to Timaru to take part in the South Island Secondary School Netball Tournament.

Managing Exam Stress

September 8, 2022

With our senior students sitting their mock exams next week, here are some tips for rangatahi to manage themselves before exams and on the day of their exams. Also how parents can help and where to get help if you need it.

TAS to Benefit From VR Driver Simulation

September 7, 2022

Twizel Area School has been chosen to benefit from receiving a CoDriVR simulation pod later this year that will take students through modules as they approach their different licensing levels. Working in tandem with the TPDA Work Readiness Programme which has a Learner License Module, it looks like we’ll be getting our young people road ready with ease!

North Otago Cross Country

September 7, 2022

This week, eleven Twizel Area School students (across Years 4-8) competed in the North Otago Primary School Cross Country in Oamaru. Congratulation to everyone who ran, you did yourself and your school very proud. Ka pai!