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NCEA Study Tips

October 19, 2021

With NCEA exams just around the corner, here are some tips and links for our Year 11-13 rangatahi to make the most of their study period in preparation.

Policy Review | Term 4 2021

October 18, 2021

The Board of Trustees are reviewing the following Policies in Term 4.

Level 2 Reminders

October 16, 2021

As we enter Term 4, here are a few reminders surrounding Alert Level 2 restrictions at school.

Holiday Music School

September 30, 2021

Two of our Year 12 music students Lily Brophy and Louie Skinner, are off to Christchurch, to the inaugural Area Schools Association Music Camp in the first week of the holidays. There, they will meet up with music students from other Area schools, to korero, compose, play instruments and form bands and make music.

Zoom with a BlackCap

September 30, 2021

We were offered an amazing opportunity to Zoom with Black Cap Henry Nicholls this morning while he is in MIQ. All of our students that play cricket from Years 2- 10 took part in this amazing opportunity.

2021 YMCA Youth Survey

September 30, 2021

YMCA South & Mid Canterbury today released the results report from its 2021 youth survey, which aims to take the pulse of the region’s youth aged 12-24 years on a range of topics. A record number of young people participated in the comprehensive survey.

Twizel Junior Football

September 30, 2021

There are still a few spots free for the 6-9 year-old junior football group, running Saturday mornings 9:00-9:45 from Saturday 23rd of October.

Spring Holiday Activites

September 29, 2021

The school holidays are almost here so we've gathered a few ideas together to keep your tamariki busy and you, the parents, sane!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

September 29, 2021

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is: Take time to kōrero/mā te kōrero, ka ora - a little chat can go a long way. 0800 What's Up have put together some resources to help tamariki and rangatahi cope through difficult situations and emotions, like when they are feeling down or anxious.

Year 11-13 Lockers and Revision

September 29, 2021

A reminder to Year 11-13 students - please ensure you have sorted through your lockers and other resource spaces during the course of this week.

Staycations: Embracing the joy of slow and simple

September 27, 2021

I love travelling, especially now the kids are older. I really enjoy a family trip somewhere new, or even somewhere familiar – But I’ll be honest, I also love staying home. Especially in the school holidays, when we hit pause on all the over-scheduling of term time (and nobody has to make school lunches).

High Flying Students

September 23, 2021

What a fantastic spring day yesterday for four of our Gliding students to have their first every flight in a glider. After getting a full briefing from their instructor, Nic was the first to take to the air for a smooth 20-minute flight.

Twizel Athletics Club

September 22, 2021

Sport Twizel are keen to start up a Twizel Athletics Club this season for kids aged 5 - 18 years and we are looking to gauge interest. Check out the details below...

Stevie's Retirement

September 22, 2021

It is with sincere regret that the school recognises Stevie Douglas’s desire to retire from teaching after a long and dedicated career as new entrant teacher at Twizel Area School. Stevie in her forty years plus has taught many of our Twizel community members.

Junior Tennis 2021/22

September 21, 2021

Twizel Junior Tennis 2021/22 season is set to start up the first week back after the October school holidays. Please complete the Google Form below for registration by Sunday 27th September at 5 pm.

Master Planning for New Build

September 21, 2021

We are in the fortunate position that we will be designing a completely new school for our learners. This process is lengthy and does not go unsupported by the Ministry of Education and other specialists such as architects and project managers.

How to Talk to Kids About Vaping

September 21, 2021

The number of people vaping is on the rise and more and more products are coming onto the market that appeal to younger people.

Room 13 Olympic Pictograms

September 21, 2021

Room 13 students have been doing some artwork that we had planned to do earlier in the term. We have been looking at the Olympic Pictograms, creating a background using different shades from the same colour. The students made a range of shapes and lines with their pencil and coloured each area a different shade.

Breadtags for Wheelchairs

September 21, 2021

Twizel Kindergarten are collecting bread tags for recycling. They will go to an awesome charity to help buy wheelchairs for people in South Africa. If you'd like to donate your used breadtags, you can either drop them here at school (for us to pass on) or at the Twizel Kindergarten.

M1 Stop Motion Animation

September 21, 2021

In week 7, M1 students made scientific stop motion animations. They used a spinning wheel to choose their groups and each group had to choose a category that their stop motion would be about.