Monday 24 September 2018
Tauraroa Area School


General
Guidance Counselling BookingTo make it easier for you to see a guidance counsellor we have introduced a new online booking form. It can be found here goo.gl/MVvyF7 This can be accessed from home but you will need to log into google chrome with your school details to access the form.
The existing booking system of paper and pen or just 'dropping in' still exists so please feel free to reach out in which ever way is best for you.
Mrs Pascoe and Mr Kelly


New Bells in Term 4

In Term 4 we will be targeting lateness to class. To that end, we will be trialing a new bell system, as follows:


A bell at 9.50 signalling the end of Period 1. Students then have 5 minutes to get to their next class before a second bell, at 9.55, signals the start of Period 2. Students who arrive to class after this bell will officially be late and consequences will ensue.


The same system will happen at the end of P3. The 1st bell will ring at 12.10 signalling the end of the lesson and Period 4 will start when a second bell rings at 12.15.


Thursday bells will vary slightly in the morning due to extended waka. A bell will ring at 9.50 signaling the end of Period 1. A bell at 9.55 will signal the start of Period 2.


Mrs Rangi
SADD Activities - Remember September!Two things:
1) In waka teachers' cubby holes from Thursday 20th will be a SADD cluedo game to get you thinking about some of the dangerous decisions people make when they get behind the wheel.  Get your completed (and correct) cluedo forms back in before Wednesday 26th to go in the draw for some chocolate goodness (drawn at final term assembly)
2) The SADD fun run will take place on the last day of term at lunchtime.  Each year level will run around the whole field once, with a bonus lap at the end for keen beans (bonus waka points allocated randomly in this bonus lap).  Waka points for participation are up for grabs - each particpant gets one point for their waka.  We will stagger the start, beginning with year 1 students up first, followed by year 2's, 3's etc - up to year 13's.  Every metre run represents one person injured in car accidents in NZ each year!  Get as many waka members to run as possible.  The more who run, the more points are awarded!  Two points for staff!
Tuck ShopsWe do not have any fundraising tuckshops scheduled for the remainder of Term 3.

Nothing Naughty snacks are available from the office during interval & lunchtime at $2 per item

We will advise via the daily notices if this changes.

Please ensure you pack enough food to last the school day

Important
SPORTS UNIFORMSAll sports uniforms, THESE NEED TO BE RETURNED ASAP.  Thank you.
TAS Poetry CompetitionThere is no specific subject or style except for no acrostic. the deadline is the end of this term. There are house points up for grabs so encourage those in your house to enter. Put your name, class and house on your entry and send it to helen.tor@tauraroa.school or, if it is handwritten, deliver it to Mrs Tor in room 16. HT
TROPHIESSchool trophies, THESE NEED TO BE RETURNED ASAP.  THANK YOU.
Whakatairangatia Te Reo Parade in WhangareiKia ora tatou

If you attended the Te Reo Parade in Whangarei last Friday the 14th, and you took photos, tu tu mai!

Please share your photos so we can make a video of our day together.  Details of where to share them were sent to by your school email address so check it out.   

If you have the skills to make that video then let me know.

Nga mihi

Matua James

The Power of Civil (Dis)Obedience"I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good."

Martin Luther King Jr.

Senior
Computer files in the student dropbox The student dropbox is too full, so files older than 2017 will be deleted at the end of this term. If you want to keep old files, save them elsewhere, or make a copy with a new date. 
Student Representative on Board of TrusteesVoting is now OPEN!! Voting forms and ballot box are at the front office. All full time Y9-13 are eligible to vote.
Nominees are CASSANDRA DE WEYER, JESSICA HUNT-ORR and CARLISA MCCARROLL 
Votes MUST be in by 12:00 (noon) on Monday 24 September.
Who will represent you on the Board of Trustees?

Primary
TAS Poetry CompetitionThere is no specific subject or style except for no acrostic. the deadline is the end of this term. There are house points up for grabs so encourage those in your house to enter. Put your name, class and house on your entry and send it to helen.tor@tauraroa.school or, if it is handwritten, deliver it to Mrs Tor in room 16. HT

Cultural
Trumpet lessonsPeriod One: Anna, Anahira, Kate
Period Four: Emma, Ava then Jonti second half.

Year 12
Mrs Hill's 12 Bio and Y11 Science Classes - Lunchtime Monday anD2 will be available for any of my students who want to spend some extra time on their internals that are due on the last day of term. 

Year 11
Mrs Hill's 12 Bio and Y11 Science Classes - Lunchtime Monday anD2 will be available for any of my students who want to spend some extra time on their internals that are due on the last day of term.