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Tauranga Girls' College

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Thursday 13 May 2021

Fri 14 May: PADI Dive Course
Sat-Sun 15-16 May: NZSS Artistic Gymnastics; Dance Institute Championships
Sun 16 May: Rockquest Regional Heats
Mon-Tues 17-18 May: PADI Dive Course
Mon 17 May: Big Sing Regionals; BOP Cross Country & Squash
Tues 18 May: Teacher Only Day - school and office closed
Wed 19 May: Pukehinahina in the Park
Thurs 20 May: Career Force - Youth in Health & Well-being
Fri 21 May: Musicianship Workshops; Waikato Open Day; WBOP Junior Badminton
Sat-Sun 22-23 May: NISS Horse Trial Event
Tues 25 May: EPro8 Challenge; Manihera Memorial Golf Tournament; Aquatics - Waimarino
Thurs 27 May: BOPSS Manawahe Multisport
Mon 7 June: Queen's Birthday, School closed
Tues 8 June: Service/Work Day, School closed


Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day

by Kahui Ako

Friday 2 July is the inaugural Tauranga Peninsula Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day. This day will see all teaching and support staff from our 15 kura come together for a day of Networking, Sharing and Learning.

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Tara Kanji, Tumuaki / Principal

Principal's Pānui

by Principal

Kia ora TGC whānau, parents and caregivers

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Tauranga Girls’ College Expectations for Parents - Attendance

by TGC

As a kura we value your support and the important role you play in the learning and education of your young person. Our expectations are that you can support us as we seek to ensure our learners are at school on time or if they are absent, that this absence is explained.

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School Office Closed

by TGC Office

Tuesday 18 May is a Teacher Only day, and in addition to students not attending school, the school office is also closed on this day.

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Collaborative Taniko Zentangle Design By Year 11-13 Contemporary Māori Art Class 

Featured Artist

by Art

Collaborative Taniko Zentangle Design By Year 11-13 Contemporary Māori Art Class

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Bay of Plenty / Te Moana-a-Toi Regional debating team

Ella prepares for National Debating competition

by Caroline Gill

After being named in the Bay of Plenty / Te Moana-a-Toi regional team, Ella has been preparing hard for the national competition later this month.

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Lift Key


by Health Centre

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MMR 15-30 Catch-up Campaign

by Health

As you may be aware NZ had a measles outbreak in 2019 and the 15-30 age group were most affected – 70% of all cases.

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Year 9 Gaming Design

by Digital Technology

The Year 9 students in Digital Technology are learning to code and develop a video game.

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Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of New Zealand

by Kennedy de Bono

He toka tu moana - Your strength is like the rock that stands steadfast in raging waters

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Young Enterprise

by Young Enterprise

This year we have a Year 12 team entered into the National Young Enterprise competition.

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Term 2 Co-curricular Dance Dates

TGC Dance Troupes set to take the stage

by Dance

Term 2 is set to be a busy term for our three school dance troupes who spent Term one learning and perfecting their choreography ready to take the stage.

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SPEC (South Pacific Educational Courses) trip to Paradise Valley Springs

by Learning Hub

On Tuesday 13 April we packed into the school vans and drove to Rotorua. In SPEC we are doing a module called 'Kiwi Icons' so we went to see the animals and native New Zealand trees that were there.

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Forklift Driving Course

by Shaya Harris

I was lucky enough to be chosen along with eight others to attend an IVS Training “Forklift driving” course at Classic Flyers.

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by Accounting

This year some of our Senior Accounting classes have been given the opportunity to be involved in a pilot program where the company Sharesies are looking to get more students interested in investing. Students were given $80 each to invest in a portfolio of their choice and in return give Sharesies some feedback on their experience.

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Powering Potential

Science Camps

by Science

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Mothers’ Day Card Craft Activity

by Library

Many Tauranga Girls' College students enjoyed making Mothers’ Day Cards in the library the first week of Term Two.

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Te Reo Māori Words

by TGC

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Alysha and Grace Gill, recipients of MOE Gifted Learner Award

Dancers awarded Ministry of Education Gifted Learner Award

by TGC

Congratulations to Year 13 students Alysha and Grace Gill who received a Ministry of Education Gifted Learner award for Dance.

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Gardening Group

by Environmental Committee

Last term the environmental committee started a gardening group. Our group consists of around 20 students, who meet up on Monday and Friday lunchtimes in the horticultural area beside J Block to do some gardening!

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Yoga Classes

by TGC

We held a trial Yoga class for anyone interested in giving Yoga a go this term. It was a lovely way to start the day.

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Gymnastics Tumbling Championships

by Gymnastics

On Saturday 1 May the New Zealand Secondary School Tumbling championships were held at the Mid Island Gymnastics Club in Rotorua.

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Year 12 and 13 Geography South Island Field Trip

by Geography

See below for further information on this exciting opportunity.

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Footnote Dance Company arrives at TGC

by Sophie Brown & Ajah Cameron

Sophie Brown and Ajah Cameron report on the full day workshop with professional dancers from Footnote Dance company.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Practice Expedition

by TGC

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Cultural Camp

Students attend Cultural Camp

by Maraea Puru

During the Term 1 holidays, Tuinga Weti, Keisha Nicholas and myself attended a Cultural Camp that was held at Te Korapatu Marae in Te Kuiti. This opportunity was offered through the Gateway Programme and was brought to our attention by Ms Paki, Ms Wilson and Ms Stopford.

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Tip Off Pre-Season Basketball Tournament

by Basketball

An excellent pre-season Basketball Tournament was held in Rotorua Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May. The tournament attracted entries from Rotorua, Hastings, Tauranga, New Plymouth and provided a great opportunity for TGC Prems and Juniors to get an indication of our present playing level and where we need to be, to contest the season ahead. Great to see both teams finish in top 4.

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