This is certainly a very busy time of the year here at school. We have a number of activities underway or planned in the immediate future.

We have had Louise Upston MP for Taupo visit and work with our Year 9-10 students on a virtual reality tour of parliament. The students really enjoyed the activity and gained a huge insight into the workings of Parliament. Thank you Louise for giving your time to Tongariro School. We also have a group of Year 9-10 students away at OPC for the week enjoying and taking part in a range of outdoor pursuits.

We also have Taiopenga taking place on 18 September. All our groups will be performing on this day. This is taking place in Taupo and everybody is most welcome to attend. I know their performances will be great and this is in no small way due to the support and guidance provided by both teachers and members of our community. We owe a large gratitude to these people who put in time and energy over and above the normal requirements. Our children win out of these efforts and grow them as young people.

Last week our basketball team was away at the regional finals, they enjoyed themselves and found the experience very beneficial.

We have been trying to get the snow squad up and running each Friday but the weather has not been kind to us so far.

We are looking for a causal relief cleaner and groundsman when our existing staff are away from work. Please contact the me if you are interested in these positions.

As most people are aware, term three finishes for our school on Friday 27 September and we start term four on 14 October. I trust everybody is looking forward to the well-earned break

Ngā mihi

Steve Allen

Principal

Red Cross Op Shop

A huge thank you to the ladies from the Red Cross Op Shop for your generous donation to assist students at our school. We appreciate the voluntary work you do in our community.

REAP Funding

Tongariro School appreciate funding that we will receive from REAP to assist with our wellbeing programme. This will enable us to bring in a facilitator to workshop with the wellbeing student team and to further develop our wellbeing web page

Rohilesh Singh

It was incredible having Rohilesh Singh in our school to workshop with students, staff and whānau. If you would like to purchase one of his books you can order through the school cost $35.00 including freight.

Area Schools National Sports Tournament 2019

On Monday the 8th of July 9 students and I travelled to Rotorua to participate in the above. Students were members of the Central North Island Zone. All students were well behaved and committed to the sport/s they were involved in. Congratulations to Airon Reweti Clarke and Linda Nolan for being named in the New Zealand Areas School Netball team. To Erin Harrison Bryan and Linda Nolan for being named in the New Zealand Area Schools Volleyball team and James Rangi being named in the New Zealand Area Schools Basketball team. Our Central Zone also came out winners of the Tournament. Next year’s tournament will be in Dunedin where we are being hosted by the Bottom of the South Zone.

Pacific Student Leaders Programme

Cook Islands 2019 The Pacific Student Leaders programme is a week-long course starting 6th October 2019, that sees young people from across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands come together to develop their personal and team leaderships skills through fun, unique, hands on activities. – Our congratulations go to our deputy head girl Siadin Ellis for being selected for this course. Well done.

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