Friday 29 August 2014
Tauraroa Area School


General
Inter-House Haka competitionInter-house haka competition week 8 or 9 this term. 
First practice today after assembly.
Library Day
Saturday 30 August 2014 at 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Whangarei Central Library & The Old Library Community Arts Centre
Cost: Free
Contact: Whangarei Libraries +64 9 430 4206 or email whglibrary@wdc.govt.nz

Storylines Festival of New Zealand Writers and Illustrators

Storylines Festival logo. Children (and adults!) come along to meet some of your literary heroes - authors, illustrators, storytellers and book characters.

There is something for everyone, young and old, with loads of activities, entertainment, competitions and more.

Lunchtime tutoringOn flute, clarinet and saxophone available Fridays. Make use of our incredible tutors Molly and Amy to improve your technique and social standing.
Obedience
How about working for a company which calls for obedience to only one rule!? Do you think this could work?

Nordstrom Rules:

Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules. 

Nordstrom Employee Handbook


Story CompetitionIf anyone from Years 1 -8 has a story they would like to enter for a competition, please see Mrs Tor for more details. The closing date is Tuesday 2 September. I have had some stories given directly to me and while this is OK you need to make sure that you have thoroughly checked them for spelling and punctuation errors before handing them in. Work must be of the highest standard to stand a good chance of winning so a little time taken checking and fixing does not go amiss. You may submit handwritten work but not with teacher's comments on it. It has to be a published best copy - as PERFECT as you can make it.
Student Representative on the Board of Trustees Election Day 19Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative on the board of trustees. Nomination forms are available from Mrs Burns.
Nominations close at 12 noon on September 5 2014.
Please see notices on student notice boards and windows for further details.

Important
TAS Poetry CompetitionHow are you getting on with writing a poem for the TAS Poetry Competition? I have had a few entries but want more. have a good think and get your ideas down on paper. craft your work and give your published poem to Mrs Tor.
Word of the Week
hotchpotch noun

1.a confused mixture."a hotchpotch of uncoordinated services"

  1. mixturemixmixed bagassortmentassemblagecollection,selectionjumbleragbagmiscellanymedleypatchwork, pot-pourri

    2
    .a mutton stew with mixed vegetables.

Kupu MaoriHe aha te kupu Maori mo 'Sky".

Senior
Thank you Today is my last day at TAS after 9 years of teaching, being a Dean and Careers Adviser. In case I am too emotional later today I would like to say thank you to all of you. If it wasn't for you, my job would be far less enjoyable and certainly far less interesting! You are a great bunch of young adults and I shall miss you immensely. Mrs Dyson
TrophiesElese Russell 4 or 5 to be returned, Sally Pitkethley 4 to be returned, Isaac Van Pragg plus your brothers 3 to be returned, Danika Marshall, Abby Chambers 3 to be returned, Sam Mills plus your brothers, Hannah McCullough, Gabe Edwards plus your sisters, Bayley Joyce, Cloudia Matthews, Jordan Delaney.

Cultural
Lunchtime tutoring FridaysFor clarinet, saxophone and flute. Make use of our incredible tutors Molly and Amy to improve your technique and social standing.
Mural PaintersMeet in room 18 (Art room) at the beginning of lunch. Please be prompt! JDO
Senior Kapa HakaSenior Kapa Haka meet today at lunchtime in Kia Piri.
To see Mr Hopper todayAlana Morris-Guthrie, Matthew Liggett, Jesse Neill

Sport
Lunch time ballsLunch time balls are available to book out at interval and lunchtimes from the sports committee students. You can get these and return them from/to E1. All balls are numbered and your name will be recorded when you are given a ball so we can ensure they are all returned. Thanks JN.

Year 13
Hockey Tournament Participants
Hockey Tournament ParticipantsYou will be having your English exam today in Room 16 Period 4, lunchtime and Period 5. You may eat your lunch during the exam. Those Year 12 students who have a Northland Rugby coach coming in will start their exam in Period 1 and continue at lunchtime and Period 5.
NCEA Practice examsPut as much time and effort as you can this week into getting up to speed for the practice exams. If there are unforeseen circumstances and you cannot sit your final exams at the end of the year, the grades you get for these exams will count.
NETBALL TROPHYNETBALL TROPHY is needed back, Dion Metcalf ASAP.  JT

Year 12
Hockey Tournament Participants
Hockey Tournament ParticipantsYou will be having your English exam today in Room 16 Period 4, lunchtime and Period 5. You may eat your lunch during the exam. Those Year 12 students who have a Northland Rugby coach coming in will start their exam in Period 1 and continue at lunchtime and Period 5.
NCEA Practice examsPut as much time and effort as you can this week into getting up to speed for the practice exams. If there are unforeseen circumstances and you cannot sit your final exams at the end of the year, the grades you get for these exams will count.
Year 12 English students hoping to study English in Year 13Mrs Tor will be looking very closely at your performance in these exams as well as the final exams to help determine whether or not you are up to the challenge of Year 13 English. An outstanding attempt that displays a sound knowledge and use of texts and language techniques in at least two papers will be required in both the practice exams and the final exams. This means you need to get down to some serious revision before next week.

Year 11
Hockey Tournament Participants
Hockey Tournament ParticipantsYou will be having your English exam today in Room 16 Period 4, lunchtime and Period 5. You may eat your lunch during the exam. Those Year 12 students who have a Northland Rugby coach coming in will start their exam in Period 1 and continue at lunchtime and Period 5.
NCEA Practice examsPut as much time and effort as you can this week into getting up to speed for the practice exams. If there are unforeseen circumstances and you cannot sit your final exams at the end of the year, the grades you get for these exams will count.

Year 8
Peace Poster CompetitionMid-Western Lions want you to enter this very important international competition. You MUST be 11 -13 years old on 15 November 2014 to be able to be eligible to enter. Your class teacher will have more information or ask Mrs Tor in Room 16. Deadline for entries is 24 October so get thinking and creating and come up with something truly inspirational and thought-provoking. If anyone gets a merit in this competition they will win $500 US. If they are lucky enough to win they will win $5,000 and a trip to the UN Peace Conference.
Staffroom dutiesOnce again the teacher aides have done your duty and cleaned the staffroom after lunch. Please ensure you do your full duty.
Fiona

Year 7
Peace Poster CompetitionMid-Western Lions want you to enter this very important international competition. You MUST be 11 -13 years old on 15 November 2014 to be able to be eligible to enter. Your class teacher will have more information or ask Mrs Tor in Room 16. Deadline for entries is 24 October so get thinking and creating and come up with something truly inspirational and thought-provoking. If anyone gets a merit in this competition they will win $500 US. If they are lucky enough to win they will win $5,000 and a trip to the UN Peace Conference.

Year 6
Peace Poster CompetitionMid-Western Lions want you to enter this very important international competition. You MUST be 11 -13 years old on 15 November 2014 to be able to be eligible to enter. Your class teacher will have more information or ask Mrs Tor in Room 16. Deadline for entries is 24 October so get thinking and creating and come up with something truly inspirational and thought-provoking. If anyone gets a merit in this competition they will win $500 US. If they are lucky enough to win they will win $5,000 and a trip to the UN Peace Conference.

Year 5
Peace Poster CompetitionMid-Western Lions want you to enter this very important international competition. You MUST be 11 -13 years old on 15 November 2014 to be able to be eligible to enter. Your class teacher will have more information or ask Mrs Tor in Room 16. Deadline for entries is 24 October so get thinking and creating and come up with something truly inspirational and thought-provoking. If anyone gets a merit in this competition they will win $500 US. If they are lucky enough to win they will win $5,000 and a trip to the UN Peace Conference.

SkyRangi