Tuesday, 29 November 2016

WOW - Expo 2016

WOW Expo 2016
Across the school all classes have been working on wearable art exhibits as part of their Visual Arts / Inquiry learning.

On Thursday the 1st of December there will be a WOW Expo in the Tauriko Hall whereby students wear and parade their wearable art piece(s). Incredible time and effort has gone into each and every creation. All students from Years 1 - 8 are involved in the Expo with each class having their time in the spotlight!

All families, whanau and wider community are invited to attend either the afternoon or evening WOW Expo.

There is a matinee that starts at 12.30pm and an evening Expo that starts at 6pm. We would like all students to be at school by 5.40pm on the Thursday evening so they can prepare themselves in their classrooms. Students will be supervised by their teachers in their classes for the duration of each show. 
Please pick up your child from their classroom at the conclusion of the evening parade. (Estimated timeframe is 1.5 hours).

Please park in the paddock adjacent to the school - follow the signs. A huge thank you to the Hopping Family for the use of their paddock.

There are amazing exhibits that we can't wait to see students wear, we look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, 28 November 2016

WOW Expo

Hi Everyone,
We are going to support the learners at Waiau School who have been affected by the recent earthquakes - see below for details.
The gold coin donations received at our WOW Expo this Thursday will go to this worthy cause (in place of a 'Mufti Day' as proposed by Waiau School)

On November the 14th, a major 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with major damage to several South Island towns and Wellington. Waiau was particularly hard hit with severe damage to many houses, infrastructure and local businesses.


The local swimming pool which doubles as the community and school pool was completely destroyed. This was a major blow to the village as due to Waiau’s isolation, there are no other swimming options.


Waiau needs something positive to think about and look forward to, in particular the children who have been really struggling since the first quake and the continuing aftershocks.


We are proposing a nationwide business and school mufti day on November 30 to raise funds for the pool rebuild.


It would be hugely supportive if your company or school could take part and all proceeds donated via the Give a Little Page will go directly to Waiau School for the new pool.    


Thank you for your support,

Mary Kimber - Waiau School Principal

& Verdon Kelliher - Former Waiau School Pool Caretaker

WOW Expo - This Thursday

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Tauriko School Kapa Haka

With Ra Whakangahau approaching on Friday, it is with much anticipation and excitement that our new Kapa Haka uniforms arrived today.

The panel on the front has been a collaborative effort and designed especially for us. A huge thank you to Todd Couper for designing something special that is unique to our school and reflects who we are. A big thank you to the PTA for contributing to the cost of the uniform and to NZCT for the grant for the remainder of the money. A big thanks to Nika Rikiriki for putting the design into a digital format for us. We are thrilled with the job that Kanikani Kids have done making the uniforms.

The Kapa Haka will be performing on Friday at Ra Whakangahau at 2pm. The event is held at St Mary’s school and if you would like to come and watch please park at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEII) and use the park and ride service that will be available on the day.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Year 1 and 2 Athletics Tabloid Sports

Last Tuesday the Year 1 and 2 syndicate had their Athletics Tabloid Sports. Even though it was extremely windy the students all had a great day participating in a range of run, jump and throw activities. Thank you to all the parents who came along and helped out on the day it is very much appreciated and makes these events much more successful.

Stay tuned for the House of the day points from each Athletics Sports...

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

Registrations are now open for the 2016/2017 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series!

Register now for an event near you and receive the Early Bird Discount price of $37.00 per participant!

New Mt Maunganui Venue!

We’re excited to announce a great new venue for the Mt Maunganui event. To improve the flow of the TRYathlon course for participants, the event will move to Arataki Park and Baywave Aquatic Centre in 2016 to ensure more Kiwi Kids can take part.

Contact Us
For more information about the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon check out www.try.weetbix.co.nz, send an email to tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or contact us on 0800 WEETBIX (0800 933 8249). Our Registration and Call Centre is open Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm & Fridays 9am – 12:30pm.
We hope to see you on event day!

The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Team
Inspiring Kiwi Kids for 25 years!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Tauriko School Hockey

A huge congratulations must go to our Tauriko Tigers Hockey Team who came first in the finals for their grade last Saturday. Well done team you have done Tauriko School proud!

West Cluster Sports - Year 5 and 6

Congratulations to all our Year 5 and 6 students who competed in the West Cluster Tournaments on Friday. We had teams for Hockey, Soccer, Rugby and Netball.
A huge shout out and thank you to the many parents who gave up their time to support the teams on this day.

Hockey- Tauriko Orange Year 5 and 6 2nd place 
Soccer- Tauriko Blue-  Division 1, First equal with Greenpark School 
Soccer- Tauriko Green- Division 2 Winners
Soccer- Tauriko Black- Social division 2nd place
Rugby- Tauriko Storm 3rd Place

Well Done Everyone!

Good Luck to our Tall Poppies who have had their first day today at Sports Camp at Totara Springs.
All the best for a fantastic week.
Here they are looking stunning in their new sweatshirts...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

West Cluster Speech Finals

We are exceptionally proud of Rylee van Dijk and Isaac Bishop. 
Rylee and Isaac represented Tauriko School today at the West Cluster Speech Finals.
Both students were awarded Runner-Up in their respective year levels.
An awesome effort, from all accounts you looked and sounded amazing.
You rock!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

AIMS GAMES Table Tennis

Well done to our 4 Tall Poppies who have competed in the AIMS Games Table Tennis Competition this week.

What a great event and an awesome experience! Kelly, Felix, Troy and Cumorah represented Tauriko with pride, competing well and having a lot of fun at the same time.
Congratulations to Cumorah who was 6th overall in the Girls SIngles.
Well done, we are very proud of you all!


Help is needed next week to move our School Library into storage.
If you are available to help on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for a few hours 
then please contact Lisa Rose for details:
All support gratefully received:)
In order to raise funds for beautiful new gymnasts leotards Tauriko School gymnasts are raffling a 2016 signed All Blacks shirt. Each ticket is $2. 

The draw will be made on Thursday 22nd September. Please purchase tickets from Leana in the school office.

Thank you so much for supporting our amazing Tauriko gymnasts!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

AIMS Games - Gymnastics

Congratulations to our AIMS Games gymnasts who have had a wonderful 2 days down at Argos Gym competing against the best of the best.
They certainly did our school proud and they looked stunning. 
A huge thank you to Maree Logan, phenomenal coach and team manager - as always, a sterling effort with support, preparation and expertise.
Well done Amy, Jenny, Asha and Olive - awesome effort and a great experience.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Headphones for classes

Thanks to our wonderful PTA for the recent purchase of headphones for each class. 
These headphones are can be used with the desktop computers and with class ipads. 
With each set there is also a splitter so up to 5 headphones can be plugged into an ipad 
during group learning.
Thanks Tauriko School PTA!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tall Poppies Market Day

The Tall Poppies held a food market day today and what a great success it was, with lots of learning conversations around profit margins, profit and loss and marketing ideas.
Check out the pictures showing our budding entrepreneurs and their customers...

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

School Speech Finals 2016

As part of the Term 3 Oral Language focus our Year 5-8 students have all recently been involved in writing and presenting speeches. This involved class speeches for all students and class / syndicate finals for selected students in preparation for the School Speech Contest.
Well done to all the students who were involved in speechmaking.

School Speech Finals
Wednesday 24th of August
Thank you to Coryl Baggenstos and Jill Taylor who were the judges
for our School Speech Contests held today.

School Finalists were:
Year 5:
Aya Birt
Charlotte Rose
Rylee van Dijk
Alex Wright

Year 6:
Isaac Bishop
Zane Davy
Sara Esterman
Emma Neustroski

Year 7:
Ivy Anderson-Podmore
Estella Rutherford
Leilani Payne

Year 8:
Pia Beach
Cumorah Christy
Ripeka Skudder
Akenese Tasi

Winners for 2016:
Year 5 - Rylee van Dijk
Year 6 - Zane Davy
Year 7 - Ivy Anderson-Podmore
Year 8 - Ripeka Skudder

These students now go on to compete at the next level.
Yr 5 and 6 students - West Cluster Competition
Yr 7 and 8 students - Tall Poppies Competition

Monday, 15 August 2016

International Day - Sharing Time...

International Day - Scrumptious Food Tastings...

Thank you to our wonderful parent helpers for all their help and support today - we think you are amazing. Thanks so much for being part of our International Day.