Friday 31 July 2020
Tauraroa Area School

Drum Lessons

  Drum Lessons, Term 3, 2020 

P1 8:50

Liam Bamforth

P1 9:10

Carlos Tupou 

P1 9:30

Alex Pascoe

Hemi Haenga

P2 9:50

Annabelle Burchet

P2 10:10

Maia Cable

P2 10:30

Caleb Newman


Alec Timperley

P3 11:10

Harrison Tinsel

P3 11:30

Dean Russell


P3 11:50

Toby Lincoln

P4 12:10

Matthew Parry

P4 12:30

Angus McLennan



Niamh Coles-Gollop



James Carroll



Nathan Froggart



Jimbo Remnant



Student CouncilNext student council meeting will be on Thursday 13 August during extended whanau roopu time. Please liaise with your respective year groups prior to this hui to ascertain what we need to discuss/address. 
Word of the Week

obedience Please use an adverb start. If you have already done a

 sentence, do another with this start.


  • Compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority.
    Children were taught to show their parents obedience.

    1. Observance of a monastic rule - vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

    2. Phrases

  • in obedience to

    • In accordance with.
      Calmly, acting in obedience to his conscience, he refused to obey the order.

Middle English via Old French from Latin oboedientia, from the verb oboedire (see obey).

MATHEXIf you have your MATHEX form give it to your Waka teacher now. Friday morning is the latest I can accept entries as this is when registration closes. Mr Kelly
MATHEXIf you have a permission slip give it to your waka teacher now. All slips must be with me by tomorrow morning as this is the last date I can register teams. Mr Kelly
TAS Annual Poetry CompetitionThe theme for this year's poetry competition is: HORIZONS. You may interpret this how you choose. (No acrostic poems, please.) Entries are due in by the last Friday of Term 3. Prizes for 0 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10,  11 - 13 and staff. Entries submitted by hand to Mrs Tor in Room 16 or email to If this is done as a class, please send one email with the class entries as I do not want masses of emails. HT
Wellbeing AssembliesWe have an exciting and packed schedule for these assemblies. They will be held in the DRAMA ROOM on Monday 3rd. Years 6-8 will be in period 4, Years 9-11 will be in period 5. Do not bring chairs, and you must leave your bags in your classrooms. Please arrive promptly, we have lots to get through.
Year 12 and 13 Wellbeing AssemblyThis will be held in the Drama room next Wednesday, 5th, in period 5. Leave your bags in your classrooms. Do not bring chairs. Please come promptly. Many thanks.

Whakarongo/Obedience: To comply with rightful authority"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to  disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King Jr

2021 Course Intention forms due Fri 7th August 2020Years 10, 11 and 12 students please check your email for the 2021 Course Intentions Google form. Friday 7th August is the due date for the Google form and the signed paper forms (pink, blue or yellow). Hand these in at the office or to Mr McCartney. Rm21 computers will be available at lunchtime on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th August for students to complete the Google form.
SADD workshop is coming! Do you want to attend?Students Against Dangerous Driving is a national enterprise, raising awareness of the implications dangerous driving can have - prosecution, injury, death... It also advocates for safety and adopts a collective, community-minded approach to being safe on our roads.

TAS is hosting a workshop on Thursday, August the 6th, during periods 3 & 4. If you feel strongly about all SADD stands for, you are invited to attend. Please indicate your interest by signing up at the front office. This is for senior students (9-13). Thanks. PAS.

Drum Lessons
Trumpet and Trombone Lesson Times

Period Four

Group One: Zoe, Summer, Natalia, Coco, Tyrell (12:10pm)

Group Two: Tanya, Holly, Keisha, Tenleee (12:30pm)

Group Three: Sophie, Emily, Anabelle (12:50pm)

Period Five

Trombone - Saraha and Ruby

Woodwind Lessons Today


P2 (9:50/10:20)

P3 (11:10/11:40)

P4 (12:10/12:40)

First half





Lily Johns, Kate Hunter

Harumi Andrews

Mereana Rogers

Samantha Atkinson

Shenae Speedy, Tanika Bettin,





Second half

Amy Dyer


Bella Bushman

Javannah Barrowman

Taine Marker

Year 9/10 Netball tournament August 25thCould the following students please see Whaea Anna for a brief meeting on Friday at the start of lunchtime in the counsellor's office. Any other year 9/10 girls who are interested in playing in this tournament, I'll take your names down also so come to the meeting on Friday.
Leah Yeates
Amelie Loots
Charlotte Atkinson
Brooke Morgan
Tiffany Lieu
Jennifer Burchett
Niamh Coles-Gollop
Manaia Dobbs
Estelle Dobbs

Year 9
Travellers StudentsMeeting for Session 1 in Whaea Anna's office period 5 TODAY :-)