Friday 9 November 2018
Tauraroa Area School

20 Day Music Challenge begins! All Woodwind and Concert Band kids should do it!
Attention year 7-10. 5 a-side Netball.5 A-Side Netball at Lunchtimes on the turf. Starting tomorrow. Rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Two grades:  Year 7&8 grade and Year 9&10 grade.  Get your teams together.  Even gender distribution on each team (e.g. 2 boys, 3 girls OR 3 boys, 2 girls).
See Mrs Pascoe with team names by TODAY so I can do the draw and post in notices for Tuesday's games.  Mixed waka groups is OK.
guitar teacher away sick
Year 7/8 Touch Rugby PracticeThe Year 7/8 Touch Rugby Team will be training every Monday and Thursday at lunchtime on the rugby field leading up to our tournament day on the 23rd November. Please ensure you bring a drink bottle and a change of clothes, as we will be ramping up the fitness and structural aspect of our training sessions.

See you all there.

Mr McDonald

NCEA Exams On TodayHi all, thanks for a good start to the exams yesterday, especially around break times.

Today there is Level 2 Physics from 9:30am - 12:30 and Level 1 Geography from 2 - 5pm.

The orange barriers once they are up are to be obeyed out of consideration for our senior students. Do not go over or through them under any circumstances.

At the end of the day today please exit the school between primary and the staff room. Do not go into the admin block and down past the library. Get onto your buses quickly and quietly please.

There will be a bell at 1:45 (during lunchtime) which signals that the afternoon exam is about to start. You must move away from the hall and Room 21. Thanks.

Word of the Week
  1. out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied.
    "a man went berserk with an arsenal of guns"
    synonyms:mad, crazy, insane, out of one's mind, hysterical, beside oneself, frenzied, crazed, demented, 
    maniacal, manic, frantic, wound up, worked up, raving, wild; 

Competition 9 and 10

A quick reminder that 10th December is the closing date for entries for the JustTalk  NZ-wide justice speech competition for Year 9 & 10 students.

So now is a good time to encourage your students to submit their speeches online at


Details -

- Free entry

- open to any Year 9 & 10 students

- speech can be on any social justice topic (3-7 minutes long)

- filmed by phone or any other easy method - submitted via our website

- judged by independent judges

- first prize of $1000 for student + $1000 for charity of their choice + $1000 for their school

- 5 spot prizes of $100 each (to encourage participation)


The purpose of the competition is to encourage students to make a speech on any social justice topic, with the hope of increasing the understanding of social justice issues amongst NZ students.

FoundSilver ring found in the hall. See Mrs Tor.

Year 7/8 Touch RugbyPermission slips are now available for the Year 7/8 Touch Rugby team.
Collect them from Mr McDonald (Room 13) and have them returned by Monday 12th November.

Drum Lessons

P1 8:50

Ashley Van Der Putte,

Jordan Williams, Caleb Newman

P1 9:20

Niamh Coles-Gollop Emily Winters-Dodd, Jamie Robinson,

Te Whakataatare Rangi

P2 9:50

Daisy Sephton, Nathan Froggatt, Isabel Batchelder


P2 10:20

Jamie Dowson, Mason Tate Willoucomby, Alex King

P3 11:10

Alec Timperely, Alana Jury, Liam Bamforth,

P3 11:40

Dean Russell, Trey Johnson, Logan Smith, Harrison Tinsel

P4 12:10

Josaiah Fue, Toby Lincoln,

P4 12:40

Caleb Breen, Riley Goffin, Alex Hunter, Mathew Parry






Alex Pascoe, Izzy Comins (yr 4), (room 4)

Singing LessonsTerm 4 Lessons

P1 8.50 - 9.20: Primary Singing Group (yr 4-6)
P1 9.20 - 9.50: Year 9-10 Group
P4 12.10 - 12.40: Senior Choir
P4 12.40 - 1.10: Zoe
P5 2.10 - 2.40: Emma D
P5 2.40 - 3.10: Primary School Singing