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Thursday 5 August 2021

Saturday 07 August - Pin'd Showcase - Baycourt Theatre
Monday 09 August - Subject selection opens; Dance NZ Made; L1PED: Rocktopia; L1HIS: Pukehinahina
Tuesday 10 August - L2TOU: Rotorua Canopy Tours; Rotorua Girls' Exchange
Wednesday 11 August - MOE Teacher Only Day
Thursday 12 August - L1PED: Rocktopia; Canterbury University visit 
Thursday 12-Friday 13 August - Maths Quiz Competition
Saturday 14 August - TGC Quiz Night
Tuesday 17-Thursday 19 August - L3ECE: Comprehensive First Aid
Wednesday 18 -Sunday 22 August - Wellington Bands & Orchestral Festival
Wednesday 18 August - St Pauls Exchange; L1PED: Rocktopia
Thursday 19 August - Waikato University Liaison; Y12/13 Health Workshop

Contents

Our Alumni in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

by Olivia Banfield

Three TGC Alumni are among talented athletes currently competing in Tokyo. These include Olivia Chance, Frances Davies and Jane Nicholas.

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L-R: Ashlen Kaur & Adara Burns

University Mathematics Success

by Maths

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Tara Kanji, Tumuaki / Principal

Principal's Pānui

by Principal

Nau mai haere mai and welcome to our first newsletter for Term Three. This Pānui is filled with amazing achievements of our talented students. Congratulations to every student and their whānau for their amazing commitment and dedication to their chosen passions. TGC is super proud of you. A special congratulations to our Alumni who are representing NZ in their chosen code at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics - what an achievement!!

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Māori Achievement Inquiry 2020

by TGC

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Whanaungatanga

Whanaungatanga at Tauranga Girls’ College

by TGC

1. (noun) relationship, kinship, sense of family connection - a relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging. It develops as a result of kinship rights and obligations, which also serve to strengthen each member of the kin group. It also extends to others to whom one develops a close familial, friendship or reciprocal relationship.

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Swimming Superstar Keira Allott Smashes National Record

by Ella Mitchell

Tauranga Girls’ College swimmer Keira Allott has broken the national record for 1500m freestyle in the 16 year old age category with a time of 16.33.67 minutes - smashing the previous record of 16.53.19 minutes by a whopping 20 seconds.

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(From left): Peter Gedye, Ella Mitchell, Travis Dunningham, Arcadia Wardley, Grace Baylis

Bay of Plenty Debating Takes on the Capital

by Ella Mitchell

From the 28-31 May, twelve of New Zealand’s top debating teams competed at the NZIER New Zealand Schools Debating Championships in Wellington. Representatives from ten regions battled it out at the lectern in hopes of making it to the grand final.

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Manaaki Hemopo-Pakaru

Featured Artist

by Art

Manaaki Hemopo-Pakaru, Year 10 Ngā Toi

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Subject Selection and Pathway Planning

by TGC

Subject Selection and Pathway Planning is an important aspect of the learning journey at Tauranga Girls’ College.

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Staff Success

by TGC

Congratulations to our Leader of Learning Mathematics Linda Boubee-Hill and Year 10 student Ella Hill who were part of the B Grade Women’s Squash team from Dame Susan Devoy Squash Centre who recently won the Bay of Plenty District Super Champs.

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Term 3 kicks off the TGC Breakfast Club - Sponsored by the Kickstarter Breakfast programme

by TGC

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Tauranga Girls’ College Joins the Student Volunteer Army.

by TGC

Tauranga Girls' College is pleased to announce that we have registered to be a part of the Student Volunteer Army (SVA).

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Toi Ohomai

CANVAS Careers Expo

by Careers

Which university is best? How do I get into the trades? What skills are our local employers needing? Am I doing the right courses?

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Decision Reach Out Toromai Trust

by TGC

I would like to thank the Decision Reach Out Toromai Trust for awarding 4 of our students a scholarship to attend the Outdoor Pursuit Center Tongariro during the July holidays.

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International Students - Wellington

International Trip to Wellington

by International

In the second week of the school holidays six international students flew to Wellington to experience some of the things the capital city has to offer visitors.

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Vicky Klein Dos Santos Gaspar

Vicky's Burger Success

by TGC

Vicky Klein Dos Santos Gaspar, who is studying Level 3 Cookery & Culinary Arts at Toi Ohomai, recently participated in the WINTEC Culinary Competition held in the last week of Term 2.

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Dale Carnegie Youth Programme

by TGC

Gabe Adams and Olivia Simmonds received their Dale Carnegie Youth Programme graduation certificates alongside students from 11 schools across the Western Bay of Plenty last Thursday.

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Tauranga Performing Arts Festival

by Louise Umbers

We had a number of our Performing Arts students compete in the Tauranga Performing Arts Festival over the July school holidays.

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YSAR

by Community Notices

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Spirit of Adventure - Voyage #823

by TGC

Ella Ryan, WTSL, a Year 12 student used the last week of Term 2 to sail for 10 days on the Spirit of Adventure.

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Spirit of Adventure - Trophy Voyage

by TGC

Ten girls, five nights, a trip of a lifetime...

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PACANZ

by TGC

A number of our talented Dance students have recently received solo and troupe nominations in Dance to compete in the 2021 National Young Performer of the Year awards as part of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ.

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Instrumental PACANZ

Instrumental PACANZ

by Music

Congratulations to Year 12 students Grace Tak and Sarah Sumin Lee who both received National Young Performer of the Year nomination for Instrumental at the recent Tauranga Performing Arts Festival as part of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of NZ.

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Eagles Golf

Eagles Secondary Schools Golf Tournament

by TGC

On Monday 2 August the TGC golf team played in the Eagles Secondary Schools Golf Tournament.

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NZ Gymnastic Championships

by Sport

A number of our students have been competing for the BOP team at the 2021 NZ Gymnastics Championships.

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Lead Scholarships Elite Women's invitational Basketball camp

by Hayley Dawson

Over the Holidays, I was given the opportunity to attend the Lead Scholarships Elite Women's invitational Basketball camp as part of the Year 13 team, after being scouted for the camp at the Under 19 Nationals that took place at North Harbour, Auckland in June.

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Trelise Chote, Jade Schumacher, Niamh Manning, Katie Hills, Keira Allott, Jessica Pilbrow, Taimana Randall and Lily Pearce. 

Medals for TGC at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

by Sport

We had 10 students represent us proudly at the NZSS Swimming Champs.

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Artistic Roller Skating

by TGC

Emma Delo and Tamara Bedford roller skate competitively and this week has been spent in Wanganui at Nationals.

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North Island Secondary School Road Cycling

by Sport

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Jasmine Neale and Chloe Edwards 

North Island Indoor Bowls

by Sport

This event was held in the Mount Sports Centre on 24th-25th July.

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Natalia Kilmister

Success in Artistic Swimming North Islands Championships

by Sport

Natalia Kilmister was part of a team of 7 who competed in the North Islands in Artistic swimming in Hamilton at the start of July. Her team finished an impressive 1st place. Well done Natalia!

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