Thursday 30th June 2022 | Term 2 Week 9
Kia ora e te whānau,

Thank you to everyone who provided such positive feedback about our Matariki Exhibition and Conference Day last week. Conferences are always such a lovely way to share the achievement of our students, again, it was a privilege to actually host people inside the building at long last! Many thanks to all the teachers who supported students with work for the exhibition, and to the students who created such amazing displays.

Earlier this week, the PB4L Teaching Team (Positive Behaviour for Learning) met with our regional facilitator for our second training day. The focus of the day was to learn to identify positive expectations and teach those expectations as behaviour outcomes. We are in the process of developing a ‘settings’ matrix where we link desired behaviours to our school values. For example - what is exemplary behaviour on our buses, in the playground, at assembly? etc. The team will continue to elaborate on the matrix, and then present it to the wider staff in the coming weeks and months. We’re making great progress with acknowledging students when they display our collective values - if you have the Schoobridge app, you’ll even receive a notification when your child receives a WAKA acknowledgement!

Next week (how can it already be the end of term?!), we’ll be holding the Primary Drama Festival in MPR on Thursday, July 7th. This will ‘double-up’ as an End of Term Assembly. Whānau are welcome to attend. Rooms 7,8 and 9 have their presentations starting at 11.45 am. Rooms 13, 4 and 5 commence at 2 pm. Please enter through the MPR doors at the bus bay. I’m looking forward to seeing the performances!

The Middle and Senior End of Term Assemblies will be held on the last day of term. This will also be the day that we intend to distribute the Mid-Year Reports.

He waka eke noa,

Kate Staniford
Tumuaki | Principal

Chasing Rainbows on a Grey Sky Day

Twizel Area School ākonga and pouako turned a grey, winter's day into all the colours of the rainbow today while celebrating inclusion, equality, kindness and diversity. Students came together to show solidarity for each other, no matter who you are or where you are from! 🌈


ePro8 Final Challenge

After working through the ePro8 classroom challenge for a week, it was finally time for ākonga in Room 5 to face the ePro8 internal challenge where the teams would be competing against each other to win overall.


Matariki Parakuihi | Breakfast

What a success! Our Matariki Parakuihi | Breakfast Club was a lovely morning filled with smiles, music, hot milo, salmon, fruit and sharing with one another. It was great to see students of all age groups and the staff come together as one TAS community to celebrate.


Jack's Matariki Presentation

As part of his te reo / te ao Māori course, Year 11 student Jack McLellan was asked to make a presentation that tells a version of the story of Matariki. In his presentation, Jack also explains what each of the nine main stars of Matariki represents and what they mean.


Judges say YES to Monique

A huge congratulations goes to Year 12 student Monique van der Westhuizen who has finished 3rd in the Young Enterprise Scheme mid-year pitch for her Gold Tiki Venture and now progresses to the Regional Finals. Monique also claimed $90 in prize money and the adoration of the judges who were blown away…


Lost Property Piles Up Again!

Once again, we have an abundance of unnamed Lost Property left at school that needs to be collected. This includes a multitude of sweaters, shirts, and even shoes & hats!


National Area Schools Tournament Raffle

Tickets are still available 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…


Head Lice in the Junior School

We have had some reports of children in the Junior School with Head Lice, please check & treat your child's hair if necessary.


School Uniform Consultation 2022

In line with the Human Rights Commission release of their School Uniform Guidelines, the Board of Twizel Area School would like to review our uniform and related policies. The survey is open to all Parents/Caregivers, Students & Staff, and will close at 9 am on Monday, July 4th.


Register for Snow Club 2022

The days are cold, snow has already started to fall and everyone is wearing their gloves and jackets...that can only mean one thing, Snow Club is on the horizon! Check out the information here to register your child for Term 3.


TAS Community Sporting Success

Our students' sporting success doesn't stop when they step outside the school gates. From netball to aerobics, Twizel Area School is always proud of our students' achievements win, lose or draw!


New Zealand Army Webinars

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Lincoln University Open Day 2022

Lincoln University is holding their Hui Whakatuwhera Open Day for 2022 on Friday 22nd July. Register to attend and find out all there is to know about studying at Lincoln, including qualifications, accommodation, help with applying, and more.


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.


6 Tips for Talking About Pride Month and LGBTQ+ Rights With Kids

Teach kids the important role they play in supporting equal rights for all with these expert tips for starting conversations, as well as what to share and how.


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→ Friday, 1st July — Fire Safety - Rooms 7/8
→ Thursday, 7th July — BoT Meeting - 5pm
→ Thursday, 7th July — Junior Drama Festival
→ Friday, 8th July — End of Term Assemblies
→ Friday, 8th July — Last day of Term 2
→ Friday, 8th July — Mid-Year Reports sent
→ Tuesday, 12th to Friday, 15th July — National Area Schools' Tournament
→ Monday, 25th July — Term 3 begins

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