Kia ora Parent and whanau,

Term 2 will start on Monday 3 May.

We will be conducting Parent Teacher Conferences on the 12 and 19 May. These are Wednesdays so the conferences will begin at 2.15. There will be more information to follow.

Our Year 11-13 teachers are trying something new this year to help inform caregivers of the progress their rangitahi are making with regards to gaining NCEA credits. You can expect to get a progress report around NCEA in the last week of this term. We hope this will help clarify the progress students are making and inform the Parent Teacher Conferences. Accord Teacher Only Day.

As part of the PPTA/NZEI settlement of the Area Schools Collective Contract for teachers Professional Learning and Development Days have been set aside for teachers to work on new initiatives that the government has introduced in the education field. The first of these Accord days will be on Tuesday 18th May. School will be closed for instruction on this day. Year 11-13 teachers will be working on the revised NCEA programme and Year 1-10 teachers on The Progress and Consistency Tool (PACT). These days have not been chosen by the school or the board. They are government mandated.

Nga mihi

Steve Allen





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Trade Academy Happenings

The Trade Academy has hit the ground running for 2021. We have two classes this year; on a Monday we have 18 students who are focusing on the sheep and beef industry and 9 nine students on a Friday focusing on equine and hopefully apiculture. We started the year off with a look at the seafood industry and headed to Kawhia. A big thanks to Dove Charters for showing us an awesome time.

The Monday class also started their farming at Whakarawa Station. We had to sort with bales of wool ready for the trucks to pick up. We got to watch the dogs in action bringing in a mob of sheep, we learnt about sheep anatomy and loaded some steers onto the truck, ready for the works. A big thanks to Jamie Mohi for sharing his knowledge and expertise.

The Friday class has started their equine program where we met a couple of horses we will be working with. We are learning how to groom and care for a horse and identify signs of a healthy and unhealthy horse. We also had the opportunity to go horse trekking with Korohe Horse Treks. The girls had a blast.

They also had the opportunity to have a look at Mt Ruapehu and the employment opportunities there, take a ride in the skywaka and have lunch at the pinnacle café.

Tuwharetoa Ki o rahi Regionals 2021

The first of our sports fixtures for 2021 kicked off on Wednesday with the Tuwharetoa Ki o Rahi Regionals. Teams from Taumarunui High, Ngapuke, Te Kura o Hirangi and Tongariro participated.

Our Tongariro students displayed some awesome values throughout the day. Tuakana/teina, Whanaungatanga and manaakitanga to name a few.

Kingston Beauchamp was a standout for me. He brought the students together and showed awesome leadership values. Overall the mix of students that made up the team got on really well with each other and showed great team spirit all day.

First place went to Taumarunui, followed by Tongariro, Te Kura o Hirangi and Ngapuke.

Hayley Patena

Sports Coordinator

Cohort Entry and Introduction to School Dates

Tongariro School is part of the cohort entry Scheme. In schools which have adopted a policy of cohort entry new entrants are able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned five. There are two entry points per term, one on the first day of term, and one at a mid-point during a term.

We would like to invite you to an “Introduction to School” time just before the beginning of your child’s entry date. It is a requirement that a whanau member be present with their child on this day.

On arrival to the “Introduction to School” day please come to the office area at 9.30am to be introduced to our management team and to be walked to Room 3 (our new entrant room).

The day will begin at 9.30am and finish at 11am.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office 073868684 and leave a detailed message for me to contact you.

Nga Mihi,

Amanda Sweet

(New entrant teacher and team leader of year 0-2)

2021 BOT Meetings

17 May

21 June

16 August

20 September

15 November

6 December

2021 School Terms

Term 2

2 May – 9 July

Accord TOD 18 May

Term 3

26 July – 1 Oct

Accord TOD 11 August

Term 4

18 Oct – 13 Dec

Accord TOD 2 Dec