Friday 20 October 2017
Tauraroa Area School

Acrylic nailsOnly short finger nails with natural polish are allowed at school. Acrylic or coloured nails are not part of our uniform and are not to be worn at school. All students are to comply with this by next Tuesday, 24 October.
Happy Birthday BlaiseHappy Birthday to Blaise S From 7AA (22 October)
Happy Birthday HarumiHappy Birthday to Harumi A From Room 7 (20 October)
Happy Birthday IsabelHappy Birthday to Isabel B From 7AA (21 October)
Happy Birthday JordanHappy Birthday to Jordan B From Room 7 (22 October)
Happy Birthday SkyeHappy Birthday to Skye M From AOTVR (20 October)
Happy Birthday TylerHappy Birthday to Tyler W From Room 1 (22 October)
SnacksUnfortunately we have completely run out of snacks at the office.  Please be patient, we are expecting a delivery next week - Thank you 
Stationery for saleThe school office will be holding a small supply of emergency stationery for sale to students.
Items available from Friday 20/10/17

Pens - Blue/Black/Red    $0.40
Pencils - $0.30
Erasers - $0.50
Rulers - $0.50
1B5 Exercise Books - $0.80
Refill A4 Pads - $2.00
Student VehiclesThere have been recent complaints regarding some students driving cars and riding motorbikes in an unsafe manner.  It's so very important that you drive safely.  Remember to slow down to 20km per hour when passing a stationary bus.  Also, no unlicensed passengers to be carried on a restricted license.  That's the law! 

COUNTRY DAY - Entry forms and TrophiesCountry Day is only 2 weeks away (Friday 27th October).

Please all students who have not returned their animal entry forms please do so asap as judges need to be organised. I require these in by Wednesday this week.

Please can the following students please return Country Day trophies by Wednesday

Ellyzena Crawford - Calf
Benjamin McCullough - Calf
Aaron Skelton - Calf
Amelia Paston Ross - Lamb
Chiquela Blomfield - Lamb
Jade Woolhouse - Lamb
Country Day RafflePlease remember to bring in your contributions for the Country Day Raffle THIS WEEK. You can give them to Anna at the Office or to your Waka teacher. Sold raffle tickets and money need to go to the Office/Waka teachers. If you would like to sell more tickets, you can ask Anna at the Office for more. Thanks in advance for your support :)
SADDDecorate Your Door house competition will be judged today at lunch! Thank you to all Waka Classes that participated and helped to get people talking about safe driving. Winner will be announced at next assembly.
School LunchesMondays and Fridays - Pies, noodles, cookies, ice blocks and other food will be available from the school Tuck shop.
Wednesdays - Hot chips, cookies and ice blocks and other food available from the tuck shop. 
Wednesdays are fundraising for Shalise and her exchange to Mangaia. Mondays and Fridays are fundraising for Libby's Showcase dance in the Gold Coast. Please support us. Primary students please order your lunch each morning. Price list to be sent out shortly. 
See Mrs MageeCoby T, Jaime, James B and Tyson W.  Come see Mrs Magee at end of Waka time in Room 14.
Word of the Week
  1. a strong desire to do or achieve something.
    "her ambition was to become a pilot"
    synonyms:aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, scheme, mission, calling, vocation, 
    desire, wish, design, target, end, dream, hope
    "her ambition was to become a model"
    • desire and determination to achieve success.
      "young men and women with ambition"
      synonyms:drive, determination, desire, enterprise, initiative, eagerness, motivation, enthusiasm, zeal, commitment,
       a sense of purpose, longing, yearning, hankering; 
      "young people with ambition"

Honesty"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth matters... that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules... and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square."

Michelle Obama

Classroom cleanlinessPlease be considerate and keep your classrooms and common rooms tidy.  Our cleaners had done a wonderful job cleaning every classroom over the school holidays and it is disheartening to see the state of some of them already.  Every room should have a dustbin - use it, do not just aim for it.
Study RoomPlease make use of the study room and free tutoring that is available every lunch time in D1. This will be especially helpful for Year 11 students who are going to be sitting NCEA exams for the first time! Even if you are feeling confident about your subjects, it will be helpful to check in and talk with the Year 12 and 13 mentors who have experience in your subjects and may be able to give you advice. Make the most of the help available!  

Drum lessons are on today

Drum Lessons Term 2017


P1 8:50

Caleb Breen 7AA, Riley Goffin 7AA, Alex Hunter 7AA, Theo Redfern Y6

P1 9:20

Niamh Coles-Gollop Y6, Emily Winters-Dodd 7PA, Matthew Parry

P2 9:50

Toby Lincoln 9A, Ty-Isaiah Brownlee 10TAKDO, Samuel Graham 10TAKAL

P2 10:20

Josaiah Fue 9TAIHT

P3 11:10

Logan Smith Y6

P3 11:40

Dean Russell Y6 R4, Te Whakataatare Rangi Y5 R5

P4 12:10

 Garett Moore Y5, Jack Smith  Y5, Liam Bamforth Y4, Aimee Jury AOTSG,

P4 12:40

Alec Timperley Y8GM, Alex Hunter 7AA,






Nina Spick 12AOTMAG


Drum Lessons are on todayn
Visiting JapaneseTAS are hosting another group of Japanese student from 22 November - 7 December (after most NCEA exams are over). We urgently need host families. Please consider this great opportunity! It's a great way of experiencing another culture and making new friends. If you are interested in further information, please contact Janine Burns at 
Vocal LessonsSinging is on Friday this week.
Please check your lesson time.
Vocal Timetable
9.00: Eli
9.25: Year 3-4
9.50: LJ
10.20: Hendrix/Dani

11.10:Year 9
11.40:Year 10
12.40: Year 7-8

1.10: Year 5 and 6
1.40: Coddy

Year 13
Leavers hoodiesHi folks, a reminder that the Leavers Hoodies are not appropriate school uniform. You were allowed to wear them for a week when they first arrived but they should not be worn to school now. They are acceptable to wear to exams and once exam leave starts.

Waikato Uni Course planningWaikato Uni are here for course planning, today at 1pm. This will take place in Meeting Room 1.