Wednesday 21 August 2019
Tauraroa Area School


General
DOE bronzeGear check September 4th, make sure you have everything organised by then
Friday TuckshopThe tuckshop will be open on Friday.  American hot dogs and baking will be available for sale.
Happy Birthday SeanHappy Birthday to Sean C From TAKITIMU.TK (21 August)
ICAS CompetitionsIf you are interested in entering these competitions:Digital Technologies, Science, Spelling (up to Year 8), Writing, English and Mathematics, see your teacher or Mrs Tor in Room 16 for a letter with more details on it. HT
NCEA MentoringPlease could the following students go to Mr McCartney to collect their mentoring passes during morning waka time.morning:

Kepara renau
Hikaiti Cable
Taite Gregory
James Thornton
Hadyn Cole
TAS Annual Poetry CompetitionWelcome to this year's poetry competition. The theme this year (in honour of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing) will be SPACE. Get busy and get creative. Read about space, think about space, write down a list of cool words associated with space and then get writing. (No acrostic poems, please.) HT
Year 0 -4
Year 5 - 7
Year 8 - 10
Year 11 - 13

Important
House SpellingThis will take place in home rooms or English classes in week 10. Try and learn at least FIVE spellings a day and keep practising. HT
Netball trophiesCould all netball trophies please be returned to school.  Nga mihi nui.
Word of the Week

adjective
  1. having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
    "She was a ruthlessly ambitious workaholic."
    synonyms:aspiring, determined, forceful, pushy, enterprising, pioneering, progressive, eager, motivated, driven, enthusiastic,
     energetic, zealous, committed, go-ahead, go-getting, purposeful, assertive, aggressive, hungry, power-hungry;
     
    • (of a plan or piece of work) intended to satisfy high aspirations and therefore difficult to achieve.
      "an ambitious enterprise"
      synonyms:difficult, exacting, demanding, formidable, challenging, hard, arduous, onerous, tough, stiff, strenuous; 

Ngakau Atawhai/Kindness'Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.' - Margaret Mead

Senior
Student rep election for the board of trustees

Nominations are invited for the election of one student rep to the board of trustees. Nomination forms are available at the office to complete. Nominations close at noon on Wednesday, 28 August 2019.

TRADESCollect your information and Forms from Mrs cameron OR SARA in the gateway office
TrophiesNetball trophies are the ONLY trophies that need to be returned to school ASAP.  

TrophiesNetball trophies are the ONLY trophies that need to be returned to school ASAP.  

Primary
Netball uniformsCould all girls that played Saturday netball please return their netball uniforms.  Nga mihi.
TrophiesNetball trophies are the ONLY trophies that need to be returned to school ASAP.  

Cultural
Concert BandNo rehearsal today. Be ready, set up to rehearse at 5pm on the main stage at Forum North.
No woodwind today
TAS CreativeHelpers going with Mr H in the van we are loading period 5 and leaving at 3pm.
Trumpet lessons todayPeriod 3

Sport
Week 5 BasketballThis week's basketball practices and games are:

Monday = Year 7/8 practice at lunchtime
Tuesday = Senior practice at lunchtime, Year 7/8 game at 4:30pm vs TKW at Boys High
Wednesday = Year 7/8 practice at lunchtime, Primary team game at 5:10pm vs Hikurangi, Year 7/8 at 5:35pm vs Ngatiwai (Both games at Kensington Stadium on court 2)
Thursday = Primary team practice at lunchtime, Senior game at 6:45pm vs WBHS Social on court 1 (Kensington Stadium)
Friday = Senior practice game at lunchtime, Year 7/8 practice 3:20-5:00pm

GM

Year 12
Prefect ApplicationA reminder that the deadline for prefect applications is tomorrow, Thursday 22 August) at 3.30pm. Late entries will not be accepted. Please share the google doc with Mrs Rangi and/or Mr McCartney. If you are not completing an electronic version, this should be given to Mr McCartney. 

Year 11
Year 11 Maths MCAT tutorial
Any Year 11 Maths students who want practice/help/assistance for next month's MCAT Maths External, come to R15 at the start of lunchtime today (1.15pm - 1.45pm), bring your lunch. (Remember the practice exam is less than 2 weeks away so you don't have much time!)


Year 9
TravellersTravellers this week will be on THURSDAY in period 4.  Come to MP1 promptly after period 3.

Year 8
Mission to MarsIf we are going to do the bottle rocket experiment we need empty 2L fizzy drink bottles. At least 10 per class. We could also do with some empty ice cream containers.  We can't do the experiment without the equipment.  As soon as you have them give them to Mr Kelly or Mrs Hydes


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Year 7
Mission to MarsIf we are going to do the bottle rocket experiment we need empty 2L fizzy drink bottles. At least 10 per class. We could also do with some empty ice cream containers.  We can't do the experiment without the equipment.  As soon as you have them give them to Mr Kelly or Mrs Hydes


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