Notices

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Notices 16 October 2017

  Dear Parents, Welcome back to our final term for the year. This term will be short but busy!  We have our Pet Day and the 25th Anniversary Dance coming up in the first two weeks, the Run 4 Bibles Cross Country competition at Maungaturoto in Week 3, the Inter-school Cricket tournament to organise later [...]

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Important [compulsory] meeting for all school families: Wednesday, 18 October 7.30pm Our Board has scheduled this special meeting to discuss the outlook for 2018.  Our school roll has been low this year, and we are considering changes to staffing and fee structure in order to operate within our income. The Board is currently considering possible [...]

2017 Tomarata Tag Season Registratons

Notices 21 August 2017

CatchIT programme update: Our Year 4 to 8 children have been enjoying this conservation project.  Currently, we are trapping pests, such as rats, mice, possums, and ferrets.  Please remind your children to check their traps regularly, and to experiment with different baits and locations.  Parents should attend to the larger, more dangerous traps for possums [...]

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Events

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Touch Rugby and Netball Results

Our year 4 to 8 students had a happy and successful day at this year’s tournament at Centennial Park on 14 September.  Both teams won several of their games, and everyone participated well.  Thanks to Suzanne and Carla for taking them, and to all the other parents that came along in support for the practices [...]

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Tapa Art

Carla Wintle has been teaching our Year 4 to 8 students about Tonga this term.  Check out these photos of the lovely Tongan artwork tapa display the children have made.

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Something from Nothing

We had a good turnout of families and friends at our “Something from Nothing” end of term celebration on 29 June.  The  children displayed the wearable arts creations their teams had made during the previous weeks, and then the students each displayed the projects they had been working on during their Home Days last term. [...]

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Student Work

My First Horseback Ride

One spring morning I went to get Silk, my appaloosa horse, from her paddock. She ate one more mouthful of food then trotted over to me. I fed her a piece of carrot and then I clipped the lead rope onto her head collar and led her to the shed. Once I had brushed her [...]

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The Mysterious World of C. Beebleblox #1

The Mysterious World of C. Beebleblox Strange noises, sightings, out of focus photographs!                                                                 Have you ever had an encounter with the Loch Ness Monster? [...]

Moose

If I had to choose an animal I think I’d choose a moose You could try to change my mind, although There wouldn’t be any use I’m going to move to Canada As soon as I know how I’m not staying in New Zealand I’m not settling for a cow Moose are just so moose-like [...]

Dolphins

  Dolphins Dolphins leaping out of the sea, Grinning from ear to ear at me, They tell the others that we’re here, Our fish they threw into the air, When we leave them in our boat, They follow us in shimmering coats, How they leap and look so free, More free than I’ll ever be. [...]

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General News

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Noticeboard

Important [compulsory] meeting for all school families: Wednesday, 18 October 7.30pm Our Board has scheduled this special meeting to discuss the outlook for 2018.  Our school roll has been low this year, and we are considering changes to staffing and fee structure in order to operate within our income. The Board is currently considering possible [...]

Soccer Canteen Roster

SOCCER CANTEEN ROSTER 2017 Here is the tuck shop roster for this year’s soccer season. Please note the dates you are rostered on the tuck shop on your calendar: May 13 & 20 Finlayson/Hammon, Macleod/Binning, Free  May 27 & June 10 Gilmore,  Dheda, Balfour  June 17 & June 24 Browne, Partridge, Clapham, Bowman  July 1 [...]

Top Ten Strategies for Evidence Based Learning…

At the NZ ACE Educators Conference I went to at the end of last term, one of the sessions was based on research by NZ educator, Professor John Hattie, who  identified ten important strategies for evidence based learning.  The interesting thing about this was that the A.C.E. method of learning clearly fits with eight of [...]

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