3 newsletters about the production have gone home today with students - please check book bags and do remember to visit the link on the our School Production that has regular updates / photos showing our progress as we work towards the performances in Week 7.
A reminder that this reading challenge for students in Years 3 - 8 continues until the 4th of December. Several students have completed full pizzas, have scored their free pizza and are now onto the next wheel.
Thank you so much to all those that came along to the Gala and help raise such a huge amount of money! This year the PTA set out to raise $30,000 towards the library refurbishment and between the Quiz night held earlier in the year and the Gala we are pretty close to hitting this mark!
A new families meeting is going to be held on Monday 16th November (at 7pm) for all families that have started school recently. It is a great opportunity for new families to come to meet other new families over a drink and nibbles and to hear from the PTA, the Board of Trustees and our school principal on matters of interest to those new to Tauriko School.
Just a reminder from earlier in the year, for those that might be house hunting over the summer months, keep in mind that both ANZ and Julie Williams of LJ Hooker are sponsors of Tauriko School and if you purchase a new home through Julie Williams, or take out a new mortgage with ANZ, Tauriko School benefits by receiving financial contributions of between $200 and $400, which will go towards items such as sporting equipment or computers.
Ripeka represented the Central Zone at last week's Year 7 & 8 Inter-school Speech Competition held at Omokoroa No 1 School. Students came from far and wide to compete. The speeches were all of a very high standard in each section. We are thrilled to announce that one of our Tall Poppies - Ripeka - won the Year 7 competition with her speech about attitudes! What a brilliant result, Ripeka. You made us all so proud. A special thank you to the coordinators and judges for all of their work.
This week we were proud to present three of our Tall Poppies with gold, silver and bronze medals. All of our students did us proud at Sports Camp, however we were on the lookout all week for the three students we thought best displayed the Olympic Values. These values are:
Joy of Effort: Young people who develop and practice physical, behavioural and intellectual skills by challenging themselves and each other in physical activities, movement, games and sport.
Fair Play: Fair play is a sports concept, but it is applied worldwide today in many different ways. Learning fair play behaviour in sport can lead to the development and reinforcement of fair play behaviour in the community and in life.
Respect for Others: When young people who live in a multicultural world learn to accept and respect diversity and practice personal peaceful behaviour, they promote peace and international understanding.
Pursuit of Excellence: A focus on excellence can help young people to make positive, healthy choices, and strive to become the best that they can be in whatever they do.
Balance Between Body, Mind and Character: Learning takes place in the whole body, not just in the mind, and physical literacy and learning through movement contributes to the development of both moral and intellectual learning. This concept is the foundation for the revival of the Modern Olympic Games.
Mrs Logan, Mr Rikiriki, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Te Whaiti were unanimous in their choices for each of the medals. There are other students in the Tall Poppies who also meet these criteria at times, however these three students were the most consistent throughout the week at Sports Camp and in the lead up to it.
Congratulations to Jessica who received the GOLD, Arohaina the SILVER and Hannah the BRONZE.
Our choir was once again amazing at Baycourt Theatre last Tuesday night. We participated in the Celebration of 60 years of the choral festival in Tauranga. We looked amazing and a big thank you must go to Mrs Taylor for her help with our costumes. Genna Ruck performed a stunning solo and our group performance of the Beatles hit ‘Get by with a little help from a friend’ was fantasic. Well done team!
We look forward to seeing parents of our current year 6 students on 16th September. Please feel free to pass this information to anyone you think might be interested in seeing and hearing what Tauriko School has to offer year 7 & 8 students in the Tall Poppies class.