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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.

Digital Exams Student Checklist

November 8, 2021

NZQA is changing how students can sit their NCEA exams – from hand-written papers, to online, using a device. If your rangatahi is sitting a digital exam, they can use the 2021 Digital Exam Student Checklist to prepare.

Trust Aoraki Funding

November 4, 2021

Trust Aoraki Limited's funding round six closes on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. The board will consider applications by Monday, 13 December and notification of successful and unsuccessful grants will be made within seven days of the meeting.

Junior Police Safety

November 4, 2021

This week our Junior Students have been working with the Police Education Officer, Maire Froud, on their bike and walking safety.

Pipes & Diggers with Room 8

November 4, 2021

This week Room 8 has been connecting with our local Twizel Community by looking at the new pipes that are being put in outside the school and around town. We incorporated this with our visit from Nicki Tempero who is working on our digital fluency and various ways it can be used to show their learning.

South Canterbury Cricket

November 3, 2021

A huge congratulations to the five Year 7 & 8 boys who have been selected to play in the South Canterbury Rep teams this Sunday, 7th November against Mid Canterbury in Timaru!

Twizel Rowing Club Fundraiser

November 3, 2021

Twizel Rowing Club are fundraising to help cover insurance and maintenance on rowing equipment. Available from Sunday 7th November, sheep manure is $6 per sack with free delivery around Twizel township.

M3 Fabrics

November 3, 2021

Ākonga in M3 have spent the end of Term 3 and the start of Term 4 learning about technological outcomes and creating a distinctive soft toy owl that is uniquely theirs. The owls were made using recycled woollen blankets and students had to meet certain specifications that included their owl having eyes, wings and a tummy.

Warrior Princess Workshops

November 2, 2021

Twizel Area School would like to thank Twizel Community Care (especially Kristin Murdoch) for funding an opportunity for some of our students to participate in the Warrior Princess Programme.