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3 Ways We Can Help Our Kids Grow in Resilience

November 2, 2021

All children need support and encouragement to learn resilience and it is well worth using these challenging times as an opportunity teach this valuable life skill. The benefits for our children are both now, and in their future.

Basketball Tops

October 28, 2021

We are still waiting for a few basketball tops to be returned to school. If your child has used a basketball top for the season, can they please drop it into the school office asap?

Room 13 Art and Letters

October 28, 2021

It has been a very exciting week in Room 13. We have been working on some art to do with our learning this term and we finally received letters from our Pen pals in Wilmington North Carolina.

Area Schools Music Camp

October 27, 2021

During the first week of the school holidays, Twizel Area School students Lily and Louie took part in the very first Area Schools Music Camp.

Science Prize Winners

October 27, 2021

The prize winners from last term's Science Fair were finally able to receive their recognition after our in-school event was cut short due to lockdown.

Henry W Writing

October 27, 2021

Room 9 student Henry W dazzled his teacher, Mrs LM, with his writing and accompanying drawing. Awesome work Henry! You can read Henry's writing here:

Student Vaccination Data Collection

October 27, 2021

The school has been contacted by the Ministry of Education with information from the Ministry of Health over how the school should go about collating the vaccination register information for our students aged 12 and over.

The Science Behind Growing Happy Kids

October 27, 2021

How can we grow great minds and great people? Find out more about children's brain development.

Kaydin & Blossom-Kate Scholarship

October 20, 2021

Kaydin Ryan and Blossom-Kate Garbutt have both been awarded the University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarship, worth $13,000! The scholarship will give them both an extra boost for next year and their endeavours.

You Wouldn't Say It To Their face

October 20, 2021

Netsafe has worked with Voices of HOPE, a mental health charity, on their new campaign, You Wouldn’t Say It To Their Face. This campaign highlights mental health issues stemming from online abuse and bullying. It involves a series of videos including lived experience interviews and a social experiment that shows the impact online harm can have on someone’s wellbeing.

Escape Room

October 20, 2021

Year 10 learners early in Term 3 were challenged with building an Escape Room. These learners, who were not attending snow club, were split into teams and assigned differently themed rooms – the catch – each room had to be connected to the others in some way so an end phrase would be decoded.

Face Mask Guidance

October 19, 2021

Mask guidelines have changed for schools since the government announcements over the holidays. So, when do you need to wear a mask and socially distance in and around school?

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!