Thursday 5th May | Term 2 Week 1
Kia ora e te whānau,

Our return to Term 2 has started with a hiss and a bang with the vast majority of students returning to normal attendance patterns. We’re currently enjoying approximately 90% of our students at school each day, which is on target for strong achievement outcomes despite the ‘covid climate’. You’ll have noticed that in orange, we are no longer required to report cases to you, but I can assure you that known cases in the school community are very few and are isolating. We will let you know if this changes.

We have a lot of catch-up events and learning events to cram into this busy term and we’re looking forward to gaining momentum across the learning opportunities available to us. The first of which is our E-Sports Team Event which departs for their Invercargill Competition on Friday. We wish them well in their competition.

I’d like to draw your attention to the two upcoming Teacher Only Days, although inconvenient to families, they are necessary training for staff, so we appreciate your support for these required days. On Wednesday 11th May, we have the first of four mandated NCEA Accord Days for the year. On the same day, our Primary Teachers have their second Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) professional learning facilitated by the Massey University Team. On Tuesday 17th May, the Ministry of Education is facilitating an essential training session for all staff (including support and administration staff) titled Understanding Behaviour, Responding Safely. This is the postponed training from Term 1. Again, we appreciate your support for our staff whilst we complete this training.

The main office will soon be in touch soon regarding school donations for 2022. The donation sum remains unchanged from 2021. Please consider making a donation when the information arrives with your whānau. Although the school receives funding for our basic needs via the Ministry of Education, for the ‘icing on the cake’ activities and events we do rely upon donations in kind from our community.

Fingers crossed for a positive and un-disrupted term, he waka eke noa!

Kate Staniford
Tumuaki | Principal

From the Head Students | 5th May 2022

Head Student Louie Skinner has some updates from around the school to share, including Area Schools Tournament and Pink Shirt Day.


Wainui Leadership Camp

Leadership camp is a great opportunity offered to help students gain an understanding of what leadership means. It took place during the recent holiday and involved a week long trip to Wainui in the Akaroa harbour.


Kaydin goes to the Globe!

A huge congratulations goes to former TAS student Kaydin Ryan, who has been selected to travel to London to be part of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company!


Stuck on a Desert Island

Ākonga in M3 have been shipwrecked on an island somewhere unknown!


Lucky Book Club | Issue 3 2022

The third issue of the Scholastic Lucky Book Club for 2022 is now available, orders need to be placed by Friday 1st July. You can order through the Scholastic website or the Book Club Loop app.


Physics, Maths & Pins

The Year 11 Physics students were tasked with solving the problem of carrying out a practical investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship! 🤔


Teacher Only Day | May 11th

Wednesday 11th May there will be no classes due to a Ministry of Education Accord Teacher Only Day.


SAS Tournament Billeting

The Southern Area Schools (SAS) Tournament is fast approaching, information including billeting details can be found here.


Kura Koha | Donations

Twizel Area School donations can now be paid, either by cash, eftpos, or internet banking.


Dates for Your Diary

Here are some Term 2 dates for your diary...


Are You a Grumpy Monkey?

New Library books, reviews and a reminder of the Community Library Hours.


UC Info Evening South Canterbury

For students who are looking to study at the University of Canterbury either next year or in the future, there is an Info Evening being held in Timaru on Thursday 12th May at 6 pm.


A serious look at fun: What does ‘fun’ in youth sport really mean?

When it comes to knowing what fun is, what it looks like, how it might differ from person to person – do we actually know what it means?


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→ Thursday, 5th May 9:00am to 10:00am — Otago Uni Visit
→ Friday, 6th to Sunday, 8th May — E-Sports Tournament
→ Wednesday, 11th May — MoE Accord Teacher Only Day
→ Thursday, 12th May — BoT Meeting
→ Thursday, 12th May 6:00pm to 8:30pm — University of Canterbury Info Evening

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Netball Skills 2022

What To Do When You Have Covid 19 Symptoms

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Twizel Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2022