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 [...]

Our Primary students are currently having netball skills practices with Sue

Notices, 7 August 2017

Calendar additions and alterations.  Please note the following changes to our school calendar: MOTAT Trip, Junior Class, Monday, 21 August [see below for details. Run 4 Bibles Cross Country Competition at Otamatea Christian School, Tuesday, 26 September Pet Day, has been moved to Friday, 27 October [the day before our 25th Anniversary Dance]. We are [...]

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Notices, 24 July 2017

Hello, everyone, and welcome back for Term Three, Our theme this term is “God is Love – He wants us to be loving.”  We will consider the ways in which God shows His love towards us, and how we can love Him and love one another.  These are such important concepts for us all to [...]

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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. [...]

Refugee Day, 16 May 2017

We had a lot of fun with our Refugee Day on 16 May.  It started with a visit from World Vision rep, Andrea McDowell, who talked with the children about the plight of the Syrian refugees and what World Vision is doing to help rehabilitate the refugee children.  Then it was outside, working in teams [...]


We had a really lovely day at Centennial Park for our athletics competition with Otamatea Christian School and local home schooling families last week.  Thank you to all the parents who came and helped. Here are some photos of some of the action from the day…

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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 [...]


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 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. [...]

My Amazing Cake

I used to bake, An amazing cake And when it was cut, It was delicious, but…   Into it went a quail’s egg, A cup of milk, A metre of silk, A few bits of hair, From a sleeping bear, A length of leather, And another feather.   “Would you like a piece?” I asked [...]

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Welcome to Our New Online Newspaper!

Welcome to our brand new and exciting on-line school newspaper.   On here you will read some wonderful posts, see great images and watch cool videos – all thanks to the wonderful students who will create memories of their time at our school, and to the parents and staff who will help contribute as well.   [...]

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 [...]


Having a Ball…. thanks to Yummy Apples

  Check out all the balls we got by collecting Yummy Apples stickers last year.  Thanks, Yummy Apples!

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