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How to talk about: The Christmas List

December 6, 2021

Giving our kids gifts can be delightful. It can also be expensive and even fraught with disappointment. A few good chats in the lead up can really help.

First Swim of the Season

December 2, 2021

With the Twizel Community Pool now open for the 2021/22 season, students in M1 and Room 9 took full advantage this week.

Dragonflies In The Sun

December 2, 2021

The Room 9 pond study at Twin Lakes on Tuesday was a huge success with students exploring for two hours catching and studying pond life.

Our Trip to the Farm

December 2, 2021

Room 4 ākonga spent the day on Tuesday exploring and having fun at the Newlands' farm. With a great day had by all, the students had plenty to write about.

M4 Leadership

December 2, 2021

Ākonga in M4 have been building their leadership skills to prepare for being responsible for their groups in Outdoor Education Week, next week.

Staff Changes for 2022

December 2, 2021

There will some staff changes at Twizel Area School when the new school year begins in February 2022.

Traffic Light Framework

December 1, 2021

What does the new Traffic Light Framework mean for staff, students and visitors of Twizel Area School?

Library Book Return & 2022 Hours

December 1, 2021

With only a handful of school days left in 2021, now is the time to return your library books. Look under your bed, down the back of your couch and in your school bag. There is a return point at the library door, opposite the main office.

Reining in Screen Time: A Gentle Guide

November 29, 2021

2021 has been the year of the screen - with good reason! When it comes to pulling the plug, gently and thoughtfully is the key.

Junior Tennis Skills

November 24, 2021

Junior classes have, this week, enjoyed some tennis skills and coaching with thanks going to South Canterbury tennis coach Steve Dries. Watch out for the next Roger Federer and Venus Williams in the making.

TAS Prizegiving Assemblies 2021

November 24, 2021

Twizel Area School Prizegiving Assemblies will take place on Tuesday, 14th December 2021. Of course, this year will be different. In order for us to acknowledge our students in a manner that falls within the present health guidelines, we’ll be holding ‘in-school’ small events.

BoT Vacancy for Parent Representative

November 24, 2021

A casual vacancy has occurred on the school board for an elected parent representative.

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.