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Junior School News | Term One

February 8, 2024

Term One news from the Junior School, including dates, assemblies, and the Junior Swimming Display.

We Need You!

January 27, 2024

We need you! Parents, grandparents, caregivers and supporters - do you want to get involved at school?

Back to School 2024

January 26, 2024

All the Back to School info, including dates, uniform and NCEA results can be found here!

Room 5 Trip Ends a Great Year

December 7, 2023

To celebrate the end of the school year, Room 5 tamariki enjoyed a trip to Timaru this week, visiting Caroline Bay and enjoying the hydro slides and pool at CBay!

Ākonga Get an Insight into Blind Sport

December 7, 2023

Gemma from Blind Sport NZ joined students from Rooms 13, 7, and 5 last week to give an insight into what sport might be like for the visually impaired.

M3 Magic: Elephant Toothpaste

December 7, 2023

In their final lab session of the year, M3 students got hands-on with a chemical reaction known as 'Elephant Toothpaste'! 🐘

Middle School Activities Week 2023

December 7, 2023

This week, Middle School students have enjoyed the different facets of Activities Week, including a 'Tin Man' duathlon, Top House, and an Aoraki Mount Cook tramp.

Library Book Return

December 6, 2023

With only a handful of school days left in 2023, 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.

Dental Care During the Summer Holidays

December 5, 2023

The Community Dental Service will be providing dental care for children enrolled with the service during the upcoming school holidays. The clinics will offer treatment and relief of pain sessions by appointment only. 🦷🪥

Sport Calendar 2024

December 5, 2023

The sporting calendar is, as always, jam-packed for 2024. Keep an eye on our sports calendar for events. 🗓️

Prizegiving Assembly 2023

December 5, 2023

Twizel Area School Prizegiving Assembly will take place on Tuesday, 12th December 2023 at the Twizel Events Centre, beginning at 10 am. 🏆 It is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and whānau members to join us and celebrate the students' achievements.

Wellbeing Wednesday Wraps Up

November 29, 2023

As Wellbeing Wednesday wraps up for 2023, ākonga had a beautiful day to spend their weekly hour on activities promoting their well-being. 🧘 🎨 🎶

Badgeathon at Junior Assembly

November 29, 2023

This week's Junior Assembly turned into a Badgeathon with 15 given out to students for WAKA Values, Peer Mediation, and PALS. Ka pai to all our badge recipients; what a fantastic effort! 👍

Rugby Skills Session a Success

November 29, 2023

After being postponed due to the Power Outage Day, students in Room 5, M1 and M2 were lucky enough to have three members from North Otago Rugby come to TAS to run a rugby skills session.

M4 Students Wowed by Tekapo's Dark Sky Project

November 28, 2023

Last week, M4 students visited the Dark Sky Project in Tekapo, delving into the celestial wonders to learn about our nation's rich astronomical history. This venture deepened their understanding of space and highlighted Aotearoa's heritage of exploring the cosmos through constellations.

The Twizel Community Library Goes Online!

November 28, 2023

The Twizel Community Library database is now available to browse online. Students in Years 7-13 and teachers can log in using their Google school account to see the books they borrowed in the past, what they currently have on loan, and even reserve books they would like to borrow.

Swimming Starts for the Summer Season

November 23, 2023

The summer swimming season has started and the Junior School classes have all taken advantage of the pool opening, and this week's great Twizel weather. 🌞 🏊

Year 11 Canyon Creek Camp

November 23, 2023

This week, the Year Eleven PE class went on their final trip of a busy year. This trip had all the elements you would expect on a multi-day tramp. Our objective. To locate the Canyon Creek rock bivouac.

Twizel Shows Off Athletic Talent

November 22, 2023

It was a great afternoon of athletics as eighteen Twizel students, along with students from other North Otago schools, competed at Centennial Park in Oamaru this week.

Transition Day Gives Ākonga a Taste of the Middle School

November 22, 2023

At 8.35 am on Friday, 17th November, there was a high level of excitement as the Year 6 students prepared for a day of experiencing the Middle School at Twizel Area School.