Monday 12 November 2018
Tauraroa Area School

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.
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

5 a-side NetballYou have to get organised TODAY.  Get your team names and players in to me today!  So far there are two year 8 teams entered.  Year 9/10 players, suss your teams and let me know.  Year 7's, we'd love some of you to challenge our year 8's! 

STAFF, who's keen to join me for a game against some of out elite middle school netballers?  I'm thinking next week?  Lots of fun, fast paced, good exercise!  Get that summer bod sizzling! - - Mrs Pascoe

NCEA Exams On TodayHi all, today's exam is Level 1 English this morning, starting at 9:30. It will finish at 12:30.

There are no exams for our students this afternoon.

Please keep well clear of the barrier fences and very quiet around the exam venues (Hall, Room 8, meeting rooms etc.)


Rm8 Closed for NCEA Exams Today (am)Y10 DigiTech and Y7KS DigiTech go to Rm 21.  7JC per5 in Rm8 as usual. 
Word of the Week
  1. 1.
    extravagant publicity or fuss.
    "after all the ballyhoo, the film was a flop"
    synonyms:publicity, advertising, promotion, marketing, propaganda, push, puffery, build-up, boosting; 
  1. 1.
    praise or publicize extravagantly.
    "each company ballyhoos its product as though it were the most outstanding in all creation"

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.

Year 7/8 Touch Rugby PracticeToday's touch rugby training is cancelled due to the Year 0-6 athletics.
See you all again on Thursday lunchtime.

Please also remember to bring me your permission slips.

Mr McDonald

Jazz Band Lunchtime today