Monday 3 August 2020
Tauraroa Area School

HangiKia ora koutou. This Friday there will be another hangi. If you would like one please email Matua Paul on or order one with our hangi sellers who will be coming around on Monday and Tuesday this week. Payment can be made in cash or through the school office.
Marking the rollStudents who attend music lessons, Kapa Haka, Drama, Travellers etc to report to their teacher before attending the session otherwise they will be marked absent. Teachers cannot take the word of other students and they don't know if a student is present or absent.
No breakfast club today.Sorry folks. Whaea Anna is busy at interval today :-(
Sausage Sizzle on WednesdayThere will be a sausage sizzle on Wednesday, lunchtime, outside E1.  $2 which will go towards Emma's trip - Spirit of Adventure
TAS Got TalentTAS Got Talent auditions will be starting up Monday 10th August (next week). So start practising now, and write your name and talent down on the sign up sheet. If your whanau ropu teacher does not have a sign up sheet, come and talk to Tamaragh in E1. I look forward to watching your performances.
Thanks, Tamaragh.
Year 12 Health class and Wellbeing TeamThis is for those involved in Wellbeing assemblies today. See you in drama room at interval AND at second half of lunch (1.40). Kia ora. Whaea Anna

SADD T-shirt competition & Decorate a DoorSADD is kicking off its activities for this term. In the library and junior school there is a design a SADD T-shirt competition. All you have to do is grab a t-shirt sheet and design a shirt that shows a road-safety message.

We also have decorate a door in your form classes. Together in your form classes design a door that has shows a SADD principle, for example 'Drive to the Conditions."
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.
Word of the Week

horizon - Please use an -ing sentence.

1a: the line where the earth seems to meet the sky : the apparent junction of earth and skysailing toward the horizon
b: the great circle on the celestial sphere formed by the intersection of the celestial sphere with a plane tangent to the earth's surface at an observer's position- see AZIMUTH ILLUSTRATION
c: range of perception or experience broaden your horizons
d: something that might be attained opening up new horizons in the field of cancer research
2a geology : a natural soil layer deposited at a particular time usually identified by distinctive fossils
b geology : any of the reasonably distinct layers of soil or its underlying material in a vertical section of land
canthropology : a cultural area or level of development indicated by separated groups of artifacts
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"A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act, and without pangs of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority." - Stanley Milgram

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.

Ashley, Emma H., trumpetboth at start of period four today
Junior Concert BandPeriod Five today

BasketballThis week's basketball practices and games are as follows:

Tuesday = Year 7/8 mixed and Year 9/10 girls training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Wednesday = Primary team training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Wednesday games = Year 3/4 vs Mokau Mamba at 4:45pm (court 1), Year 5/6 vs Matarau Warriors at 5:35pm (court 1)
Thursday = Senior team training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Thursday games = 4:00pm Year 7/8 Boys vs WIS Arani (court 1), 5:30pm: Year 9/10 boys vs WBHS Jr Prems (court 3), 6:15pm: Year 9/10 girls vs WGHS Jr girls (court 1), 7:00pm: Senior boys vs PPC B (court 1)

Girls volleyballQuick meeting in the Art room at the beginning of lunchtime to make sure travel plans are in place for tomorrow's training at Kensington. JOD
Hockey meetingCan all hockey players please come to R15 at the BEGINNING of lunchtime today for a brief meeting to confirm the team and details for tonight's game.  

School Photos on Tuesday 11 August

Parents and Caregivers 

Every family should have been handed an order form for class and individual/sibling photos.  We would prefer that you go online to order and pay for the photos.  If you prefer to order via the form, please ensure that he form is returned by Monday 10 August.