Thursday 9th June 2022 | Term 2 Week 6
Kia ora e te whānau,

Thank you to all the parents who have booked appointments to discuss their child’s progress with their homeroom teacher or NCEA Mentor. Just over half of all parents have completed this process. The Parent/Teacher/Student Conference Meetings will be held between 9 am and 7 pm on Thursday, 23rd June. You can book your 20-minute meeting by following the instructions later in this newsletter. Don’t forget to take a moment on the Conference day to visit our Matariki Exhibition and join us for a coffee in the Foods Room. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations to our students returning from the SGCNZ Drama Competition in Wellington. Lily Brophy, Louie Skinner and Monique van der Westhuizen represented the school with pride. Their group won awards for Best Music and Most Effective Design. Lily Brophy was awarded Outstanding Performance. This qualifies her to progress to the next round of the competition. They presented at assembly this morning (as well as our Leadership Camp Students - Brandon Anderson, Daniel Thompson and Billy Garbutt) and were able to thank all those involved in their success. On staff, this included Kay and Neil Potter, Anne Sweney, Nyree Schaar and John van Mulbregt.

Please be aware that, across the school, we are experiencing an increase in reported covid cases, please continue to monitor your child(ren) for symptoms. This week, we have a number of staff either isolating or unwell. We are working on the basis of day-to-day review in order to ensure we have enough staff to maintain the Health and Safety of all students. In the circumstance that we do not have enough suitably qualified staff available, we are likely to ask a cohort to work from home. We will update the community if this situation were to arise.

He waka eke noa,

Kate Staniford
Tumuaki | Principal

From the Head Students | 9th June 2022

Academic and Arts Captain, Lily Brophy, has news from the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival and a few reminders.


Parent Conference Bookings

Mid-year Parent Conference bookings are now open! Instructions on how to book your appointment with your child's teacher/NCEA mentor can be found here.


National Area Schools Tournament Raffle

Tickets go on sale today for the National Area Schools Raffle with some spectacular prizes up for grabs. From a spa to a skydive, to bed, breakfast & dinner at The heaps more, with all the money raised helping our selected Area Schools Tournament students to travel & compete at the…


Twizel Punches Above It's Weight...Again!

Twizel Area School students have, once again, competed with the best of the best at the SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington and proved that our little Area School can be just as successful.


Rock Climbing Club

Rock Climbing Club is back for 2022 and will start next term. Everyone is welcome!


Library Hours 2022

A reminder of the Twizel Community Library's opening days for 2022.


Koryu Wows Students With Mural

Room 13 ākonga have visited the new mural being painted in the Twizel Market Place by international street artist Koryu Aoshima and were amazed by the 33-metre long artwork.


Getting Mindful with Room 7

Ākonga in Room 7 have been focusing on spending a little bit of their time during the day to work on their self-regulation. Room 13 introduced them to 'M3 Mindfulness'. The 3 M's stand for Māori stories, mindfulness and movement.


A Note on School Attendance

Next week, we will be sending letters out to families whose learners are becoming ‘at risk’ because of low attendance.


Lucky Book Club | Issue 4 2022

The fourth issue of the Scholastic Lucky Book Club for 2022 is now available, orders need to be placed by Saturday 16th July. You can order through the Scholastic website or the Book Club Loop app.


The Art of Teaching Kids Responsibility

How can parents meet the needs of their kids, while at the same time teaching them responsibility so that down the track they can ‘fly the nest’ as competent young adults, capable of meeting their own needs?


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→ Friday, 10th June — Netball Development Day
→ Thursday, 23rd June — Matariki Themed Community Exhibition
→ Thursday, 23rd June — Year 1-13 Conferences - No Classes
→ Friday, 24th June — Matariki
→ Monday, 27th to Wednesday, 29th June — Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities Classroom Visits (DMIC) - Yr1-8
→ Monday, 27th June — Semester 2 options commence
→ Thursday, 7th July — BoT Meeting - 5pm
→ Friday, 8th July — End of Term Assemblies
→ Friday, 8th July — Last day of Term 2
→ Friday, 8th July — Mid-Year Reports sent

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