Thursday 21 February 2019
Tauraroa Area School

BOOKS PleasePlease return last year's books - we need to zap them for the stocktake
This is the last week you can earn a lollipop for their return 
After that, you will be limited to only one book issued until they are returned 
Next month we will unfortunately have to send you an account for any pre-2019 issued books
SO bring them back PLEEEEASE
Just drop them off in the library - anytime
Ice blocks and polesEvery interval and Lunch- at canteen
For the next month
 Lemonade Ice blocks $2
Fruit Ice Poles $1
LitterPlease take care to put litter in the bins or back in your bag. Too much rubbish is being dropped within a few paces from a bin! Come on, let's do it for Greg!
Relay For Life sign upsATTENTION ALL YEAR LEVELS:  Violet and some others from the Wellbeing Team will be out and about at interval this week, taking student sign ups for this year's Relay For Life (Mrs Pascoe will be in the junior quad by the breakfast trolley with a sign up sheet too).  If you are 14 years or over, you are welcome to attend without an adult.  If you are younger than 14, you must organise an adult or older sibling to supervise your participation in this event.  The supervising person will need to sign up too! 

The cost is $20 per person, but you get some goodies with your registration AND you're supporting a great cause!

This year we are walking for Mrs Anderson and, of course, all other loved ones who have battled cancer.

The event is on the 30th and 31st of March.  Check out this link for more info:

See Mrs Pascoe or Violet if you have any other questions.
Transport Arrangements for Athletics on Friday Y9-13Many of you will make your own way to town for athletics on Friday 22nd Feb.  Buses will run as usual before and after school.  However, buses will leave school at 8:40am to take any students into town who require a lift.  Please be at the front of the school by 8:30am

Town Basin Loop walk - now 7.30pm Sat 9 March (NOT 23 Feb)Whangarei South Rotary Club is, once again, planning a Because we can Town Basin Loop walk - to raise funds to assist with the eradication of Polio. The walk will now take place on Sat 9 March, commencing at 7.30pm at the Canopy Bridge in town. Glow sticks will be on sale, and donations can be made to assist with raising funds. See the posters around the school - or speak with Mr Kirk.
Word of the Week

Dictionary result for exercise

  1. 1.
    activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
    "exercise improves your heart and lung power"
    synonyms:physical activity, movement, exertion, effort, work; 
  2. 2.
    an activity carried out for a specific purpose.
    "An exercise in public relations."
  1. 1.
    use or apply (a faculty, right, or process).
    "control is exercised by the Board"
    synonyms:use, employ, make use of, utilize, avail oneself of, put to use; 
  2. 2.
    engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness.
    "she still exercised every day"
    synonyms:work out, do exercises, keep fit, train, drill, engage in physical activity; 
    informalpump iron
    "She still exercised every day."

Do you have the skills required for navigating the online world? These skills can help us in all areas of life, online and off. We call them the 4Rs of Online Safety: 
Respect- I treat myself and others the way I like to be treated.
Responsibility - I am accountable for my actions and I take a stand when I feel something is wrong.
Reasoning - I question what is real.
Resilience - I get back up from tough situations.
Do you know what to do if you think someone is misusing online technologies (bullying etc?)
Whai tika/Duty"Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation." Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Black TAS Baseball Caps $12 & Plain Black Baseball Hats $5 are Black TAS Baseball Caps $12 & Plain Black Baseball Hats $5 are back in stock & available from the office
e-learning studentsRemember your camps are NEXT WEEK so make sure you have let your e-teacher know and have planned how and when to catch up on the work BEFORE you go! See me TODAY if you'd like some help. Mrs Howes
Otago Uni Maths Competition (Yrs 9-11)Any student in Yr 9-11 who enjoys Maths and enjoys a challenge, please see Mr Kirk (R15) before Fri 1 March to register for this important and prestigious Maths Competition. Last year TAS had 23 entries - lets see if we can beat that this year!!
Sir Peter Blake Trust Youth Enviroleader's Forum This is a week long leadership forum (12-18 April) for Y11-13 students. If you are passionate about the environment and want to discuss matters like climate change, our oceans, freshwater and biodiversity, fully funded, see Mrs Hill for more information. Entries close 22 Feb.
Y10 Science Internal 2018Darius Martin-Baker, Zoe Nel, William Southall, Toby Lincoln, Theo Murray.
There are some questions surrounding your internal from last year which need to be answered before you can be awarded credits.  Please come to D3 at the beginning of lunchtime so that these can be corrected.  If you are unable to make either day you must get in contact with me a.s.a.p. Paul Kelly
YEAR 13 CAMP MEETINGAll year 13's need to meet in D1 during extended waka today for a camp meeting. Thank you.

Black TAS Baseball Caps $12 & Plain Black Baseball Hats $5 are Black TAS Baseball Caps $12 & Plain Black Baseball Hats $5 are back in stock & available from the office

Netball trials yr5&6 onlyThere are netball trials on Wednesday 27 February at 1.15 for yr5&6 only, make sure you have sneakers to wear.

Jazz BandPlease arrive promptly at 1:10pm to eat your lunch in music room and then we will practice.
KapahakaKapahaka for all in performance group period 5 today please.

Nga mihi

Matua Paul
NCEA Singing StudentsTimetable for TODAY:
P1 1st half: Daphne
P1 2nd half: Alex M
P2 1st half: Sade
P2 2nd half: Zoe
P3 1st half: Alex I
P3 2nd half: Dani
P4 1st half: Ang
P4 2nd half: Stariah

Athletics Friday 22nd February
Year 9-13 Athletics champs in town
You may enter 4 events- start thinking about what they will be .
Basketball Trials and PracticesThis week's basketball trials and practices will take place at lunchtime on the turf for all year levels.
These sessions are:

Tuesday = Senior trial (Year 9-13)
Wednesday = Year 7/8 practice
Thursday = Junior (Year 3-6) practice

Bring a drink bottle - it's hot out there!

Mr McDonald

Year 13
SelenaCan Selena, please pop in to see Mr Kirk (R15) during Waka time. 

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 10
Mrs Howes Social Studies classRemember to hand your book in this morning (take to  Mr Jenkins in Rm 22 and put on his desk for me to collect) as soon as released from waka time. If you still have work to complete/are stuck then come to the study room D1 at 1.20pm TODAY  and we can sort it out. Mrs Howes