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Tahuna Normal Intermediate

September Newsletter

1st October Last Day of Term 3

18th October First day of Term 4

22nd October Tahuna Athletics Day at Tahuna

25th October Labour Day Holiday

3rd November South Zone Athletics & School Fun Sports Day

10th December Last Day of School 

Contents

It's Great to be Back!

by Tony Hunter

Tahuna students have returned to school happy to be back - enjoying catching up with their classmates and friends. The school has quickly returned to business pretty much as normal at Level 2 with classes reconnecting in person with their teachers and learning programmes. Thank you to everyone that makes up Team Tahuna for helping us to keep our learning programmes going throughout the lockdown.

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Online enrolments for 2022

by Karyn Hearn

We are taking enrolments for 2022. Please encourage friends and family to enrol their in-zone as soon as possible.

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PE- Hurdles

by Kate Walsh

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That Was Lockdown

by Keith Hutton

Here are selection of Poems from Room 4

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Room 13 well on their way to Mars!

by Josh Bates

Room 13 and Team 4 have been working hard to understand what it would take to live sustainably on Mars. The combination of Research and Project work on Minecraft, Cardboard Construction and Spheros has built a solid foundation whilst on their Mission to the Red Planet.

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Strawberries on Mars

by Andrew Tait

In Design Tech the students are designing, building and creatively decorating mobile mars gardens. When finished these will be donated to the local schools and kindergartens.

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McKenzie Bryce striving for excellence at the Hyeon Mu New Zealand Open 2021.

by Manuel Wehi

On the 14th of August McKenzie Bryce travelled to Christchurch to compete in the Hyeon Mu New Zealand Open 2021 which is a Taekwondo tournament. McKenzie was awarded 1 bronze medal, 3 gold medals and a trophy for Best Individual Junior in Poomsae. Here is an article written by McKenzie describing his experience and his achievements during that weekend.

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Getting Creative With STEAM

by Jade Reddington

Team 6 (rooms 9, 10, 11, 12) have been doing workshops together to explore different aspects to do with our Mission To Mars projects. These students were attempting to drop a payload (marble) onto a specific target, only using string a paper cup, paperclip and tape.

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Celebrating Tongan Language Week

by Karen Parker

Ngatu patterns on display in the lab.

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Te Reo Maori is one of New Zealands Official Languages

by Kristy McBride

Learning languages is best retained through action, music, games and manipulation. Learning made fun in all areas of The Hub!

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Tahuna RFL Fitness Challenge.

by Manuel Wehi

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Chemistry of Cake

by Jennie Scott

Science, maths and food tech combine!

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Room 15 in Music

by Kate Walsh

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Straw and Balloon Rockets!

by Jess Lang

For our Mission to Mars focus this term we have been completing some STEAM workshops. Room 11 had a competition to see who could create the most successful straw and balloon rockets!

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R11's Influential People

by Jess Lang

For Writing this term, Room 11 has been looking at people who have influenced change in the world.

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'Acute' little butterfly full of angles

by Karen Parker

This week we have been refreshing the names of angles.

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Stars on Stage set for Term 4

by Marianne Coughlin

Stars on stage is a bi-annual event for all Dunedin schools. This event will be held at the Regent Theatre on Tuesday 2nd November at 7:00pm.

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Golfing Success for Kairangi Koni.

by Kelsey Brocklebank

Kai was competing in the 36 Hole Chisholm Links Open Event and showed the old boys how it's done!

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Eleanor receives High Distinction in ICAS English

by Shannon Brawley

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Mission to Mars.

by Liza Whitson

Year 7 pupils working together in groups to create what they think Mars looks like.

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Tahuna Classics team 2nd at Otago competition

by Shannon Brawley

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Congratulations Josh Crowley and Zoey Mathewson.

by Liza Whitson

Art exhibition successful recipients are first place Josh Crowley and highly commended Zoey Mathewson.

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Mission to Mars.

by Liza Whitson

Year 8 Art work based around the S.T.E.A.M topic mission to Mars.

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Excellence in Hard Materials

by Nigel Waters

Lucian Sheehan and Josh North, from Room 7, have created some awesome models in Mr Arnold's class.

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Aurora Science Fair Winners

by Karen Parker

Tuki Pōtiki and Lucy Mc Dermott were both awarded Premier awards yesterday.

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Successful results for our female footballers at the turf.

by Liza Whitson

Team work resulted in a 3-0 win against Balmacewen.

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Is your child struggling with big emotions?

by Karyn Hearn

Our unique holiday opportuinities are focused on helping young people develop their skills while participating in activities they love! In October our Emotional Regulation 1:1 Intensives will be running in Dunedin.

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TUMMY BUGS INFO

by Rose Thurlow

Remember to keep your child at home until 48 hours after the last episode/incident

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Changing of the Guard for 2022

by Karyn Hearn

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Change to Tahuna absent text messages - Download Edge Mobile App on your Phone

by Karyn Hearn

Have you downloaded the Edge Mobile App to stay in touch with Tahuna, new features are now available.

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Self Defence Returns to Tahuna

by Yvonne Toa

As part of the Sport and Electives programme, two self defence classes were taken by Casey Brown.

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Tuckshop at Tahuna

by Karyn Hearn

Open daily onsite at interval and lunchtime with easy to use online ordering available. New weekly menus - see image below.

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Team 5 Mini Olympics

by Yvonne Toa

Team 5 classes have been enjoying their topic on the Olympics and on Friday held a "mini Olympics."

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Traffic outside Tahuna

by Karyn Hearn

Please take care during morning drop offs and after school pick ups. We have had a few near misses regarding students and staff during these busy times of day.

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Community Items - Term 2 2022

by Rose Thurlow

Local events and opportunities

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