Tuesday 17 October 2017
Tauraroa Area School

Book Club
Happy Birthday AvaHappy Birthday to Ava R From Room 6 (17 October)
Happy Birthday JadeHappy Birthday to Jade L From TAKDO (17 October)
Happy Birthday OliverHappy Birthday to Oliver K From TAIHT (17 October)
Happy Birthday TamaraghHappy Birthday to Tamaragh P From TAIHT (17 October)
Hot Chips WednesdayWednesday this week is hot chips day. You can order hot chips and juicies.
Student VehiclesThere have been recent complaints regarding some students driving cars and riding motorbikes in an unsafe manner.  It's so very important that you drive safely.  Remember to slow down to 20km per hour when passing a stationary bus.  Also, no unlicensed passengers to be carried on a restricted license.  That's the law! 

DOE Bronze practice journey gear check this lunch time in D1. Mr Jenkins
All Year 11 Art Students. IMPORTANT!Please see your teacher at the beginning of every period today to see if you can come to the Art room for the lesson. You need to be in Art as much as possible today to finish your folio but only with your teachers permission. Thank you.
COUNTRY DAY - Entry forms and TrophiesCountry Day is only 2 weeks away (Friday 27th October).

Please all students who have not returned their animal entry forms please do so asap as judges need to be organised. I require these in by Wednesday this week.

Please can the following students please return Country Day trophies by Wednesday

Ellyzena Crawford - Calf
Benjamin McCullough - Calf
Aaron Skelton - Calf
Amelia Paston Ross - Lamb
Chiquela Blomfield - Lamb
Jade Woolhouse - Lamb
Country Day RafflePlease remember to bring in your contributions for the Country Day Raffle THIS WEEK. You can give them to Anna at the Office or to your Waka teacher. Sold raffle tickets and money need to go to the Office/Waka teachers. If you would like to sell more tickets, you can ask Anna at the Office for more. Thanks in advance for your support :)
Word of the Week
  1. a strong desire to do or achieve something.
    "her ambition was to become a pilot"
    synonyms:aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, scheme, mission, calling, vocation, 
    desire, wish, design, target, end, dream, hope
    "her ambition was to become a model"
    • desire and determination to achieve success.
      "young men and women with ambition"
      synonyms:drive, determination, desire, enterprise, initiative, eagerness, motivation, enthusiasm, zeal, commitment,
       a sense of purpose, longing, yearning, hankering; 
      "young people with ambition"

Cornerstone Value - Honesty"Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure. "

James Altucher

Study RoomPlease make use of the study room and free tutoring that is available every lunch time in D1. This will be especially helpful for Year 11 students who are going to be sitting NCEA exams for the first time! Even if you are feeling confident about your subjects, it will be helpful to check in and talk with the Year 12 and 13 mentors who have experience in your subjects and may be able to give you advice. Make the most of the help available!  

Lunchtime Basketball CompetitionThis week's basketball games are catching up on week 7 (of term 3). These games will be played this Wednesday 18th October.

1:20 = Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics
1:40 = Chicago Bulls vs L.A. Lakers

See you there!

Mr McDonald

Visiting JapaneseTAS are hosting another group of Japanese student from 22 November - 7 December (after most NCEA exams are over). We urgently need host families. Please consider this great opportunity! It's a great way of experiencing another culture and making new friends. If you are interested in further information, please contact Janine Burns at international@tauraroa.school.nz 

Year 13
Leavers hoodiesHi folks, a reminder that the Leavers Hoodies are not appropriate school uniform. You were allowed to wear them for a week when they first arrived but they should not be worn to school now. They are acceptable to wear to exams and once exam leave starts.

Massey Uiversity Course PlanningMassey University will be in to help with course planning today at 1.10pm. They will be based in Meeting Room 1. If you are considering attending Massey University next year you should be attending this session.

Year 12
Mr Kirk's Yr 12 Maths tutorialA reminder: Those students in Mr Kirk's NCEA L2 Maths class who want extra assistance with the two upcoming Externals,  please turn up to Rm 15 at 1,25pm today for a tutorial (until 1.55pm) - Bring your lunch.