Thursday, 6 July 2017

Tall Poppy Team takes out the Grand Final of EPro8!

Over the past few weeks several groups of Tall Poppies have been competing in the EPro8 Challenge. This competition sees Intermediate Schools competing against one another to find the best of the best of the nations' problem solving innovators!

One of our teams made it right through to the Bay of Plenty Grand Final and...they WON!

We are so very proud of Luka, Kelly, Felix and Jess, all Year 8 students in our Tall Poppy class. This team has displayed excellent teamwork throughout the competition. They worked together really well to innovate and problem solve.

Tight competition!
There was tight competition in the Grand Final with some strong efforts other schools like JPC and Bethlehem College.

First place goes to... Tauriko Smurfs!

Congratulations Jess, Felix, Kelly and Luka. We are so very, very, very proud of you!

Moving and Grooving into the Holidays...

 Check out these disco pics... weird and wacky...

Leadership Assembly... a few pics...

Congratulations to Jessica Hayman
  this year's recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award at our annual Leadership Assembly today - a huge achievement and one to be very proud of.  Thanks to Steve Boocock from Westpac Bank for presenting this award to Jessica.

Congratulations to the students from each class who were recognised
for their leadership qualities.
The following students were presented with a Leadership Certificate:

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Workshops with Mr Rikiriki

Dynamos, House Captains, School Council and Class Reps were given the opportunity to be involved in a variety of challenges this afternoon...
Thanks Mr Rikiriki for leading these cool sessions:)

Morning Tea Time with our House Captains...

From Tug-of-War to was fun!!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Marimba @ Tauriko

As part of our Leadership Week our Marimba Bands (Year 5 and 6, Year 7 and 8) performed at lunchtime today. Thank you Mrs Denize for all the work you have put in to these two groups they sounded amazing.

Hip Hop @ Tauriko

Last week we were entertained by our Tauriko School Hip Hoppers. What a great way to showcase all the new things you have been learning.

Hip Hop Enrolments are now open for Term 3 2017!

Hip Hop with Gabby is a fun introduction to dance for Year  0 – 6 children with a focus on building self-confidence.

Choreography is kept simple so that children of all levels can have a go, however, can be more complicated to cater for older or more experienced groups.

Fees are $50 per child, per term and are invoiced directly to the parents. Classes run for 8 weeks which includes 7 classes plus a performance every term.  Classes are held during lunch times beginning Week 2 of each term.


Please click on the link below to complete the simple enrolment form.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Tauriko School Library Launch...

Our newly refurbished library was officially launched today.

It has been a real team effort to get the library to where it is today starting with the huge support and effort of the 2015-2017 PTA who worked tirelessly to fundraise the $28,500 that was tagged as Library money through to the parent support in bringing the library back together again.  
The library itself had been used as a classroom for 2 years so there were temporary quarters set up in a spare classroom initially, followed by an allocated area in the PAC, and then finally with no space available the library was relegated to storage with travelling book boxes that moved around the teams.
2017 saw the library space return to it’s core purpose. Over the last 4 months much time, energy and thought has gone into the design layout, paint colours, shelving, furniture, and general ambience using ideas from the National Library online resource and taking into consideration the wants and needs of our own School Librarians as representatives of our wider student community.
It is incredibly exciting to see the library as it stands today. It is evident that it is a central hub for our learners, young and old by the way families are already popping in and out before and after school. The potential for this to be developed further is also exciting. I can foresee a coffee machine in the cooking room once we get a school carpark sorted for our community so they can really stop and hang out.
Next steps for us also include: e-books and regular book events run by our school librarians.

There are several people that need to be thanked for their contributions to making this project come together:

  • Fay Burke - Fay has always been involved with our library (for as long as I can remember and Bella is now at university!) - whether assisting with stock take, packing up or unpacking books. Fay has also had a major role in the design and purchase process and I have really appreciated and valued her wisdom and wise cracks. Thank you Fay.
  • Our amazing PTA - what an awesome project to fundraise for! Again I would like to acknowledge that for this project it was the hard work and dedication of the 2015-2017 PTA.There is a special plaque inside the lbrary on the wall that acknowledges the PTA for this project.
  • Thanks also to Emma Cumming who has been the PTA representative for the design and purchase process. It has been fun working with you Emma.
  • Thank you to Rutherford Signs for making and donating the labels for the Fiction and Non-Fiction book ends. Thanks also to Jules Rutherford who spent a few hours sticking all the vinyl letters onto the newly painted book ends.
  • Thanks also to the many parents who have supported along the way - this has happened in many shapes and forms, from packing and unpacking the library as it moved from venue to venue, or volunteering as a parent helper for a class group or during a lunchtime so our library can be open for all students during breaks.
  • Chris from Hydestor Shelving and Todd from Furnware - both great to work with, thank you for your time and expertise.
  • A really special thank you must go to our resident librarian. Cathy Ball constantly works beyond and above her job description, always going that extra mile with thought and dedication second to none. I certainly don’t know what we would do without her! Cathy, can you please come up so we can acknowledge you.
Thanks again to all involved, we are incredibly proud of the outcome.
Lisa Rose

Author Visit - Rebecca Larsen

Today as part of celebrating the launch of our newly refurnished library, the School Librarians and the Writers Club spent time with visiting author Rebecca Larsen. Rebecca shared her book, 'Row, Row, Row your Waka'. She spoke to the group about the process of writing, the importance of re-crafting your ideas and the inspiration for writing and illustrating.
Thanks Rebecca, we loved having you visit!