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June 2019 Newsletter

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2019 School Production - Spamalot Mon 1st July - Thurs 4th July

by T C

Tickets now available from School Office or My Music. Adults $15, Students $10

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From the Principal

It continues to be a vibrant and exciting term...

by Keith Buntting

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by Julie Yeoman

Thank you for your Care, Courage and Commitment over the last three years. Tauhara College has once again been so fortunate to be served by such a committed and future-focused Board of Trustees.

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Edge SMS

by T C

We have recently switched from Kamar to Edge for our Student Management system and there are still some attendance details to be transferred. Data going back to the beginning of the year may not be fully accurate yet but this will be resolved before the end of the term. However, if there is anything that is of significant concern please don't hesitate to contact us. Also please note that we are not yet able to accept payments through the Edge app or website. This will be set up in the future. Going forward, both the app and website will provide real time information about attendance and achievement.

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Top That! Meal Toppers!

by Olivia Moore

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ThinkAsia Presentation

by Setsuko Sawada

On Wednesday 12 June we were pleased to welcome Mei Law to the school to encourage our students to think about the many connections that are available to them in Asia. The ThinkAsia presentation at assembly highlighted these opportunities which include the Experience Asia Grant, the Japan Study Grant, funding for school sports trips to visit Asian countries, business internships and leadership networks. Mei also shared her experience regarding her career and ran activities in the afternoon session which was well received by the our students. There's a great world out there to be experienced and we look forward to many of our students soon making the most of these opportunities!

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International Languages Week

by T C

During lunchtime students had fun painting a International Greetings Mural which was organised and run by Year 10 Japanese class. Awesome effort and commitment.

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Ball group

2019 Senior Ball

by T C

A huge thank you to Mrs Saunders and the awesome Ball Committee for organising a wonderful 2019 Tauhara College Ball last night. The venue looked amazing and everyone looked so glamorous.

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Chesspower Competition

by T C

Awesome to see Chris Curtis in Year 9 being featured in the recent Taupo Weekender article celebrating the Chess Competition that Tauhara College was proud to host. Looking good Chris!

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U19 Mountain Biking Champion!

by T C

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Thank you to the PTA

by T C

Thank you to the PTA for their sponsorship and support to make these great water rockets and life jackets possible for our students!

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TECH WEEK TAUPO

by T C

The Te Waka STEM Innovation Hub recently opened its doors to the community during Tech Week Taupo to showcase student learning in courses involving Curriculum integration in Science, Technology and Mathematics. The event was a huge success with over 100 visitors. Some of the action shots from the day are shown below:

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Careers Team

Careers News - Upcoming events

by Delwyn Roberts

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Open A Netball Team

by T C

The Tauhara College Open A Netball Team looking amazing in their new uniform... matches their great performance on the court!

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Cross country

CROSS COUNTRY

by T C

Well done to all our students and staff who took part in Cross Country this term! It was great to see so many people involved and active. Huge shout out to our PE Faculty for making this all happen!

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Golf Tournament

by T C

Congratulations to Wilson Simmonds in Year 10 who has placed 3rd in his division at the South Island Under 19 golf tournament. He also posted his personal best during this tournament. Awesome effort Wilson!

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Loves Me Not programme

by Kate Findley

Our Loves Me Not Team has been back in action this year and kicked off the term by putting together healthy relationship packs to hand out on pink shirt day. We have been working closely with Taupō Violence Prevention and the Taupō Police to continue making the programme a success. This year we aimed to improve our relationship with the environment and we used paper bags to make the packs. Watch this space for more exciting events, speakers and workshops to continue making positive relationships a priority in our school and community.

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BOPSS JUNIOR BADMINTON

by Setsuko Sawada

BOPSS Team Competition in Rotorua, Tue 22 May. Congratulations to Tauhara College Junior Girls Badminton Team for placing first in the tournament. They had a great time in Rotorua and both Junior Boys and Girls teams got through to the finals. Awesome effort.

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Haruki's School Introduction Video

by Haruki

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Creative Catwalk 2019

by T C

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Taupo Winter Festival

by T C

The Taupō Winter Festival is on 4 – 14th July! Featuring 32 events over 11 days. 16 of the events are free of charge, while the others are ticketed. Highlights include an Ice Skating Rink, Light Hub, Drive-In Movie, Art sessions, Talent Quest, a Magic Show and some awesome ticketed shows for the adults! Find more here www.taupowinterfestival.co.nz

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CACTUS

by T C

Well done to our 2019 CACTUS students and staff who continue to make the most of this great opportunity. Fantastic courage and commitment! Thank you to Shane McNally and the rest of his team who give up so much of your own time and with such enthusiasm to make this opportunity possible for our students.

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NCEA

NCEA Fees Announcement

by Vicki Witton NZQA Liaison

Fees will no longer be charged for participating in NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship, with funding instead to be provided directly to NZQA by Government.

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2019 JAPAN TRIP

by Aeryn Andis, Maggie Gibson

A group of fellow students from Tauhara College and our caregivers, accompanied by Ms Sawada embarked on a journey to Japan during the Term One holidays. We visited Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima to learn Japanese culture at first hand and improve our language skills. When we arrived in Japan, we noticed many aspects that were very different from New Zealand. Japan is very clean, and people travel by train everywhere. It was strange that there were no insects, such as flies, bees, wasps in the cities. All the people in Japan were very kind and always welcoming in stores, restaurants and hotels, we enjoyed talking to the locals. Vending machines were everywhere, almost one on every street that sells both hot and cold drinks. Highlights of our trip included visiting Tauhara College’s sister school, Kindai High School in Osaka and going to Hiroshima Peace Park. Kindai High School was very big and clean. The students and teachers were all very welcoming, around 80 of them giving up their afternoon on Friday to greet us. On Saturday we attended some classes. Calligraphy class was a new and exciting experience; the students from Kindai were very helpful and had an enthusiastic attitude towards hosting us. While in Hiroshima Peace Park, we met an in-utero survivor from the Hiroshima bombing, named Kosei Mito. He gave us insight on the Hiroshima bombing from a survivor’s perspective, making us think about the importance of world peace and stopping war. Overall, the trip was an opportunity of a lifetime for everyone and an experience we will never forget. We would like to thank, the school community and local businesses, The Warehouse, M21 Meats, Farmers Discount Meats, Tauhara College PTA and Sasakawa Fellowship for their generous support for the Japan trip. Aeryn Andis, Maggie Gibson

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SCHOOL UNIFORM

by Iain Mutch

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Snow Adventure Camp - July Holidays

by T C

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Sports Team Captains

2019 Winter Sports Team's Captains

by T C

Huge congratulations to all our Winter Sports Captains!

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Patrick Steadman-Harper 

A passion for acting!

by TC

Patrick Steadman-Harper has for the second year in a row been awarded automatic entry to the SGCNZ Shakespeare Course.

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Host Families for International Students 2020

by Keiko Ferguson

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