Tuesday 19 March 2019
Tauraroa Area School

Happy Birthday ChloeHappy Birthday to Chloe K From 7PA (19 March)
Happy Birthday IsabellaHappy Birthday to Isabella B From Room 5 (19 March)

ICT Agreement forms overdueICT and wifi access is likely to be withdrawn soon for those students who have not returned their forms.
Late arrival to schoolPlease could we remind students that if you arrive at school after the bell, you must come to the office to sign in the late book. Your cooperation is apprciated. Thank you 
Word of the Week
  1. 1.
    unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support
  2. within a group.
    "factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students"
    synonyms:unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony, consensus, concord, concurrence,
    singleness of purpose, community of interest, mutual support, cooperation, cohesion, 
    team spirit, camaraderie, esprit de corps
    "there was a great feeling of solidarity between us all"
  3. 2.
    an independent trade union movement in Poland which developed into a mass campaign for political change and 
  4. inspired popular opposition to Communist regimes across eastern Europe. Formed in 1980 under the leadership of 
  5. Lech Walesa, it was banned in 1981 following the imposition of martial law. Legalized again in 1989, it won a majority 
  6. in the elections of that year.

Whai tika / Duty'You have to do the right thing... You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.' Mohandas K. Gandhi

Amendment: Youth nurse available for Year 9-13 students - Thurs
We are fortunate to have Kim and Laura from the NDHB available every Thursday in periods 1 & 2 and through interval (note amended time).  They are based in the sickbay.  Students should make appointments at the office any time before WAKA TIME on Thursday to see the nurse (there will be a booking sheet that Alice will keep private).  Then, on Thursdays, Alice will send for you when the nurse can see you.  You will also need to check back with Alice after your appointment and can get a return to class slip.

The nurse can see students for a variety of reasons: Cold and flu symptoms, strep throat, skin conditions, infections, sprains and aches, etc, and are able to on-refer and liaise with home.  They are also very skilled in dealing with sexual health issues or questions.

If you are embarrassed to go to the office for an appointment, your Waka/class teacher can email Alice and make a booking for you.

Year 0-8 students, Dee is your nurse.  You MUST talk to a teacher or the office who will advise whether the nurse is the best course of action for you.  Then your teacher will refer you if necessary.
Y11-Y13 Bakery, Butchery, Supermarket Students that are interested in a career or possibly a part time job in a supermarket please come to the Gateway office to get information about the new Gateway programmes that are on offer through New World, Four Square and Pak 'n' Save. These placements can be done one day a week during school time or as a block course in the holidays. If you think you are interested come and get registration forms from the Gateway Office. Thanks Sheree Saunt
Y11-Y13 Project Pest ControlIf you are interested in conservation and doing the Project Pest Control course please come to the Gateway Office in E block to get registration forms.  This course provides you with the skills to trap pests as well as investigating the effects pests have on native birds and forests. There is no cost for the course and on successful you will gain a mixture of 25 L2 & L3 credits. Thanks Sheree Saunt

Concert BandAfter school Wednesday.
Junior Concert BandPeriod two today.

Girls volleyballB team and 9 and 10 players training today in the Gym at lunch.

Year 13
Head Prefect Meeting Head prefects, please meet with Mr Burns at 1:40pm.  The meeting will be held in his office.

Year 12
Mr Kirk's Yr 12 Maths classA reminder of the lunchtime Maths tutorial on today (R15), 1.15pm - 1.45pm (bring your lunch).

Year 8
Girls volleyballYour practice this week will be on Friday as other teams have tournaments this week. Next week we will work out a rotation for you to have your own priority practice. More girls are welcome.

Year 7
Girls volleyballYour practice this week will be on Friday as other teams have tournaments this week. Next week we will work out a rotation for you to have your own priority practice. More girls are welcome.