Monday 10 August 2020
Tauraroa Area School

Country Day FormsCountry Day Animal Registration forms are available from the office. We are accepting calf entries, provided they meet the criteria mentioned on the form.  Any questions? please see Mrs Grindle.  
Sausage Sizzle on WednesdayThere will be a sausage sizzle on Wednesday, lunchtime, outside E1.  $2 which will go towards Emma's trip - Spirit of Adventure

Maths week - and so it starts!

Finally! The week of the year you have all been waiting for has arrived! Woohooo!

Today's question is a simple one: Create an equation using the following numbers and symbols 2 3 4 5 + = (you can only use each number and symbol ONCE) eg you cannot have 2+5 = 3+4 (since the + symbol has been used twice).

Please get your answer on paper to Mr Kirk (R15) before the start of Period 5 today (Monday).

Remember to clearly print your answer so it can be easily read, and also make sure your name and year level are clearly printed at the top of your answer.

All correct answers will go into a draw for a daily $4 prize (2 sausages!) - with the winner's name being published in tomorrow's notices along with the answer.

Senior Concert BandGet your permission slip for our trip next week into Mr Hopper ASAP
Shalise Hunt and Sam DuttonCan Shalise and Sam please come to see Mr Kirk (R15) during Waka time this morning
TAS Annual Poetry CompetitionThe theme for this year's poetry competition is: HORIZONS. You may interpret this how you choose. (No acrostic poems, please.) Entries are due in by the last Friday of Term 3. Prizes for 0 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 8, 9 - 10,  11 - 13 and staff. Entries submitted by hand to Mrs Tor in Room 16 or email to If this is done as a class, please send one email with the class entries as I do not want masses of emails. HT
The great cardboard car raceThe great cardboard car race is back! SADD is holding the great cardboard car race again this year and we would love if all form classes could get involved. All you have to do is make a cardboard car with your form class and then bring it to the field and race to win. Forms and dates will be coming out soon! Can't wait to see everyone's awesome creations!
Word of the Week
kerfuffle We will use a W start for the next two weeks.
noun [ S ]
 UK informal

Her glasses were broken in the kerfuffle.
ballyhoo old-fashioned slang
hoo-ha informal
to-do informal

Whakarongo/Obedience: To comply with rightful authority

"Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor."     

Theodore Roosevelt

YEAR 12'S AND 13'SAll year 12 and 13 students are required to attend a meeting in E1 today at 1.10pm. Please be prompt. Thank you

SPORTS CAMP MEETING - MORNING TEAThere will be a meeting for all sports camp participants today at morning tea in Room 11. Please be prompt and we won't take all of your morning tea. Also, there is training today on the field, even if you aren't planning on running you need to show up. Can those four students from Mrs Ashcroft's class who said they were coming and now aren't please come and see Whaea Pauline at morning tea to confirm that you have pulled out. 
Whaea Pauline and Mr McDonald.

TAS Got TalentCan all contestants that signed up for TAS Got Talent please come to the Music Room at lunchtime today for your first Audition.
Thanks and goodluck, Tamaragh.

Junior Concert Bandperiod four today
Trumpet lessonsAshley and Emma period 5

BasketballThis week is another busy week for basketball. Here are the practice times and games:

Tuesday = Year 7/8 team and Year 9/10 girls training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Wednesday = Primary team training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Wednesday tournament = Year 9/10 boys at Kensington Stadium, leaving school at 9am
Wednesday games = 5:35pm: Year 3/4 team vs Glenbervie Thunder on court 3, 5:35pm: Year 5/6 team vs Maunu Lakers on court 1
Thursday = Senior team training on the turf 1:20-2:00pm
Thursday games = 4:00pm: Year 7/8 vs TKW Nuku on court 1, 5:30pm: Year 9/10 girls vs Parawhau on court 1, 6:15pm: Year 9/10 boys vs Kamo on court 2, 7:00pm Senior boys vs PPCA on court 1
Friday tournament = Year 9/10 girls at Waipapa Sports Complex, leaving school at 8am
Bay of Islands Beast Mud RunBrooke Morgan, Lachlan Frankelin-Gleeson, Lachie Newman, Natasha Bamforth, Brianna Powell, Dahnika McCollum, Max Johns could you please come and see me to enter ASAP.  Julie Tarr
Hockey meetingCan all hockey players please come to R15 at the BEGINNING of lunchtime today for a brief meeting to confirm the team and details for tonight's game.  
Year 9/10 Netball tournament teamTraining on the turf TODAY at lunchtime. 1.20.

Ag Day baby goats availableBaby Nublan Goats for sale - please text Frances Nops 021 306667
Country Day Animal Registration FormsOur Country Day will be held on Friday 30 October.  Country Day Animal Registration forms are available from the office. We are accepting calf entries, provided they meet the criteria mentioned on the form.  Any questions? please email Julie Grindle
School Photos on Tuesday 11 August

Parents and Caregivers 

Every family should have been handed an order form for class and individual/sibling photos.  We would prefer that you go online to order and pay for the photos.  If you prefer to order via the form, please ensure that he form is returned by Monday 10 August.