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New Waiata for TAS

November 24, 2021

Ka nui te mihi koutou mā. This week we had the privilage of hosting Karuna Thurlow from Kai Tahu, she is a kaiako of te reo māori for Karatī and also mentors him. During her visit she worked with Karati to develop a new waiata for TAS.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

November 23, 2021

Room 7 and 9 students buddied up on Friday afternoon to go on a Bear Hunt to the river. They didn't find any bears, but they had a great time rolling through the grass and climbing trees!

Can We Grow Beans During Winter?

November 23, 2021

Room 9 ākonga completed their year-long bean project last week with a harvest and tasting session! Their project centered around the question ‘will our beans grow in winter?’.

Pancakes or Pikelets?

November 23, 2021

Whether you call them pancakes or pikelets, eat them cold or hot, with jam or butter, the M1 ākonga had a great time making (and eating) them!

Rain Stops Play for Jack McLellan

November 22, 2021

Congratulations to Jack McLellan who was selected to play in the Year 9/10 South Canterbury cricket squad at Milner Park, Oamaru on Sunday.

Keeping Calm and Coping With Term Four

November 22, 2021

The pressure can mount as the year wraps up. Here are some survival tips for enjoying the ride.

M1 Creating Taura

November 18, 2021

Ākonga from M1 have been creating taura (rope) using harakeke this week with Karati and Mrs McGifford.

Defence Force Information Webinar

November 17, 2021

For anyone interested in a career with the New Zealand Defence Force, there is a free information webinar on Tuesday, 23rd November at 6.30 pm.

Good Luck To Our Seniors

November 17, 2021

Wishing our NCEA students well for their External Examinations, starting next week!

He Māra Kai

November 17, 2021

Room 9 ākonga have enjoyed using their green fingers this week working in He Māra Kai (The Food Garden) at school and in the Community Garden.

Ms Douglas’ Farewell

November 17, 2021

On Friday, November 12th the school invited Ms Douglas to a special event at school to celebrate her career.

MoE Vaccine Requirements for Visitors

November 17, 2021

You’ll know from the multitude of media reports regarding the vaccination mandate for education staff that we have now passed the deadline for the first dose.

Senior Leavers' Letter

November 16, 2021

All our senior leavers were given a letter to take home last week. The letter includes the following information...

How To Talk About: Making Mistakes

November 15, 2021

No one enjoys stuffing up, but mistakes are how we learn. So how we face our own failings can really help our kids.

Room 9 Hīkoi & Waiata

November 11, 2021

Last Friday, Room 9 students joined senior ākonga for a hīkoi (walk) to Te Whare Mahana Marae to practise their waiata.

Students' Cycling Safety

November 10, 2021

We have, this week, been approached by New Zealand Police in regards to a complaint by a member of the school community surrounding students wearing (or in this case, not wearing) bike helmets when cycling to and from school.

SkoolBag App Update

November 9, 2021

At the beginning of 2022, the SkoolBag app, used for school notifications and absence reports will be turned off. This will be replaced by our new Student Management System.

Teens and Study: How Can Parents Help?

November 9, 2021

Anxiety sometimes look like procrastination, and procrastination can result in panic. Time for a plan!

Cameron's Sand Pit Project

November 8, 2021

Recently, the school has received feedback from one of our students about the lack of sandpit facilities for the middle and senior school areas. We invited this student to take action to resolve this matter.

Textile Basics with M1

November 8, 2021

Students in M1 have been learning some Soft Materials Technology beginner skills.