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Kimihia | Te Aratai College: August 2023

Upcoming Events

Monday 14 August - Year 7/8 sports tournament, AKC trip to Aldwins House

Tuesday 15 August - Year 7/8 sports tournament, L2 Science Antarctic Centre

Wednesday 16 August - Special Sports

Thursday 17 August - L2 Tourism trip

Friday 18 August - L2 Tourism trip, Tūranga Library ORS

Monday 21 August - Uara poster challenge (House event), AKC trip to Aldwins House

Tuesday 22 August - L2 OED overnight tramp

Wednesday 23 August - L2 OED overnight tramp, Special sports, Tahuhu Air Force Museum

Thursday 24 August - Tūranga Library ORS visit, Board meeting

Friday 25 August - Staff-only day

Monday 28 August - Uara poster challenge (House event), AKC trip to Aldwins House

Wednesday 30 August  - Special sports, Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferencing

Thursday 31 August - Tūranga Library ORS visit, Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferencing

Friday 1 September - Ski trip


Milford scholarship winner Ashlin Chandra while visiting Mr Edmundson for an article about her UC scholarship.

Mauri Ora Through Ako

by Richard Edmundson

Kia ora koutou. Talofa. Kia Orana. Malo e lelei. Bula. Fakaalofa atu. Namaste and Kumusta. Greetings to everyone at Te Aratai College and our wider Te Aratai community.

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Aukaha Shoots Hoops

by James Lowe

Students from Aukaha, our Learning Acceleration department, participate in Canterbury School Sports every Wednesday.

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Pono House Senior Dean's Report

by Marco Guglietta

Term 3 credit frenzy: navigating a busy term packed with NCEA achievement opportunities.

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Mahira House Senior Dean's Report

by Erin Chamberlain

Welcome back to Term 3 and welcome to all our new whānau in Mahira House.

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Kaha House Senior Dean's Report

by Lukas Davidson

Kia ora koutou.

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Mana House Senior Dean's Report

by Nick Colville

Warm greetings from the Mana rōpū.

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Year 10 Junior Deans' Report

by Siegrun Koop

Past the halfway mark: paving the way forward.

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Year 9 Junior Deans' Report

by David Draper

Kia ora, mālō e lelei, olá, hallo, namaste, salām, tālofa, g’day and hello to all members of the Te Aratai community.

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Tāhuhu Dean's Report

by Robbie Timo

Greetings students, teachers and parents.

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Access to Learners' NCEA Progress

by Nick Colville

We're getting to the business end of NCEA in Term 3. Here is a guide to how you can view your student's results and progress in our Parent Portal.

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Waipuna Adventure Group

by Rebekah Cooper

A wonderful opportunity for our young men.

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Rugby at Te Aratai

by Guy Cowan

Growth and success in the 15-player code.

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3 Packed Nights in Te Puna

by Connor Armstrong

Grease, our major production for 2023.

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Bookings for Wā Whakanui for Years 7-10 and Academic Conferencing for Years 11-13

by Natasha Powell

Term 3 Wā Whakanui and Academic Conferences for Years 7-13 are being held on Wednesday 30th August from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm and Thursday 31st August 4:00 pm -7:00 pm.

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Active As

by Jesse Harding

Sport New Zealand is supporting our kura with up to 100k for the next three years to improve rangatahi participation in movement!

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That Bloody Women Trip

by Samantha Boyce-Da

Senior students go back in history.

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Te Aratai College Students Slay “The Dragons”

by Connor Armstrong

The results are in.

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Girls with Hi-Vis

by Tinamarie Munro

Visiting the New Metro Sports Centre Parakiore: a building in progress.

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RYDA - Driver Safety

by Tinamarie Munro

Year 12’s learn what the experts believe makes a good driver.

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Gammack Scholarships

by Stephen Rout

Kia ora.

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Penguin Programme

by St John

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BMX Race Season and Open Day

by Mainland North BMX Association

Use the attached document to apply!

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Girls On Ice Aotearoa

by Te Puna Pātiotio

The attached newsletter introduces Girls on Ice - an opportunity for 15 and 16-year-old girls to join an expedition to Mt Ruapehu in early 2024.

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