Welcome to Tongariro School 2018!!!

This Week...

Year 12 & 13 Leadership Wananga

Tongariro School Wharekura - 7th February to 9th February 2018



Year 9 - 13 students NETBALL muster/meeting in the canteen at lunchtime tomorrow (Thursday 8th). All girls who are interested in playing this year need to be there.


Could you please advise students that there will be a Senior Basketball Team Trial on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th Feb. It will be in the school gym and times for both days are from 3 - 5pm.

Year 7 - 8 Basketball, are there any interested students that would like to play this year. Girls and Boys both welcome. See Hayley P


We would like to see how much interest there would be for School Rugby Teams in 2018.

This year King Country Rugby have advised there are some exciting tournaments coming up. There are opportunities for females too and there is a big push to get our girls out there playing and having fun.

If there are any students at all interested in playing for the Tongariro Sports Club, I have registration forms available for students to take home to their parents. There is also a muster day happening this Saturday 10th Feb at the Turangitukua Park. This will be for Men's, Women's and Juniors.

Waka Ama

Would there be any Year 9 - 10 students wanting to do Waka Ama? If so please come and see me and I will let Matua Tak know how much interest there is.

If there are any students interested in any other sports,or have any questions please have them come and see me and I will see what is available.

Nga Mihi

Hayley P

Sports Co-ordinator

The Skool Loop App

Services and Features

The Skool Loop App is supported and funded totally free by a small amount of local and regional advertising.

Push Notifications (Instant Messaging): The school community or groups of the school community can receive directly from the school instant messages. The school is provided with a link to the portal and a secure username, enabling the school to be able to send these messages. No limit! Extremely handy for reminders and in emergency planning

The School Calendar: Providing up to date school information regarding all school events, engagements and vital dates throughout the year. The school calendar shows information by syncing with a school google calendar or by our content managers requesting your term events.

Absentee Messaging: Provides a quick, simple and convenient way for a school parent or caregiver to report absentees to the school. Options included direct dial, email or text.

School Contacts: One easy list of contacts for you school in your phone for your convenience.

Permission Slips: Parents and caregivers can electronically sign forms & permission slips directly from your school app. Submitted forms and permission slips are then directly emailed to the schools chosen email address.

Notices: All push notifications- instant messages sent from the school are recorded here as well as any school notices.

Newsletters: Updated weekly and available for your school community to read anytime.

Year 9 - 10 Te Reo Māori

H Oneroa

Te Ao Hurihuri/ Changing context / World

5.1 Communicate about past habits & routines

At the end of this term learners should be able to apply their pumanawa to opportunities in Tūwharetoa.

How can we in Tūwharetoa apply our pumanawa to Te Ao Huruhuri? (the changing context/global) – How can you apply your pumanawa / natural talent to the local area of Tuwharetoa? i.e. for employment.

Publish a poster about Tourist attractions in Tūwharetoa – fishing, lake – kayaking, swimming. Motutaiko, Ngatoroirangi, river, trout centre, mountains, snow sports, crossing, hiking, walks, historical sites, Tokaanu Hot Pools, Pukawa. An annual event. Tūwharetoa: Maunga, Awa, Moana, Whenua.

Complete a template C.V. applying for employment at the attraction you chose. Example: crossing guide, fishing guide, bus driver.

Write letter describing self & pumanawa. Who – mihi/whanau/live. Why you would like the opportunity to be employed there. What you have to offer i.e. pumanawa.

Level 5 – locative/Kei hea – taha – Maui – Matau. Expressions of Time - I mua i… before. Whai muri mai … After the. I muri iho … Afterwards…

Continuous consolidation:

Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Term 1,2 & 3 grammar structures/Powhiri/Tūwharetoatanga/Ngā Uara a Kura/ Pūmanawa / NZ Land Wars / Te Ture Whenua Māori / Māori Landonline, celebrations – rautau, Taiopenga, Tuwheratanga Whare, Koroneihana, ō rātou marae. Level 5 language reconsolidate terms 1 & 2 & 3 I aha? I a wai? Na wai? He aha te mate? He aha ai? Ahea? Nona hea? Kia hia? Kei a wai?

Visual Art

Isabel Rangiwananga

Drawing Boot camp- Students will complete a drawing boot camp that goes through foundation drawing techniques including: How to use pencils, line, contour, form, positive and negative space, perspective, hatching, cross hatching, rendering, blending, pointillism, and compositional techniques. This will culminate in an A3 final still life drawing.

Assessment: Developing Practical Knowledge- Level 5

Students will apply knowledge of selected conventions from established practice, using appropriate processes and procedures.

English Year 9/10

Vanessa Lumley

E-asttle Reading and writing testing to meet achievement objects at Level 5 of the curriculum for both reading and writing

End of Year Assessment: Show understanding of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence - Show understanding of how texts are shaped for different purposes and audiences

Based on NCEA L1, students will demonstrate ability to identify language features, and their meaning, within text

World of Mathematics

Year 9 - Resits on tests, Transformation Geometry and an Exam covering Number, Geometry, Algebra, and Statistics plus an E - Asttle test

Year 10 - work on some NCEA credits for next year, measurement, an exam covering Algebra, number, geometry, and Statistics, plus e -asttle test

Physical Education:

This term we are developing social skills through Social Summer Games. Social games can be great icebreakers to making new friends and moving in different circles to widen our social network. Having the confidence to be able to join in games whether at the beach, park, etc. can be the difference in becoming engaged, confident and accepted members of the community.

Games that we are covering:

· Golf

· Tennis/padder/short tennis

· Futsal/summer soccer shortened version

· Cricket/Long Ball/non-stop cricket etc.

· Volleyball

· Touch