Reminder that it is the last day of Term 1 this Friday 13 April and we return back to school on the 30th April

Tongariro School Firewood Activity

The photo shows a load of logs being unloaded into the Schools Firewood Yard.

Students who already have their operators certificate can use the logs to maintain their skills and learning. Students wishing to become basic chainsaw operators, now have the opportunity to be trained at school and then assessed by qualified providers.

All wood is split by the students mainly from the Trades and Services Academies and then delivered to the elderly from local Marae (Korohe in this case) living in the Town and close surrounding Areas, contributing to our “community responsibilities.”

Hopefully this will lead some of our Tuwharetoa students into the Forest Industry as a career.

Presented by George Jensen on behalf of the Academy and Trades.


Congratulations to Shania Moanaroa

We wanted to share in our celebrations of Shania Moanaroa's recent sporting achievements. Her name and nomination was put forward to be considered for a Team Taupo Sports Scholarship award, and on Thursday, Shania attended an awards ceremony in Taupo where she received a scholarship for recognition of her 2017 Karate achievements.

It was announced at the ceremony that Shania was the very first recipient from Tongariro School, as usually, these scholarships only reach Taupo-nui-a-Tia and Tauhara College students.

There were at least 20 others who received scholarships and just as many who were declined, so we are very proud Shania's accolades in sports stood well against all other submissions.

Each recipient of the award was asked to come forward and introduce themselves, their achievements and future goals in their sport. All other recipients read speeches from a phone or paper. Shania did not. She stood and spoke clearly, confidently and unaided. We were all very proud of her, as she was a wonderful ambassador for Turangi, Karate and Tongariro School on the night.

We want to share this with you so you are given the opportunity to celebrate Shania's achievement and growth as a role model in sport as we continue to do here at karate.

Irena Wanikau

Turangi Karate Club

Congratulations to the following students for 2018

Head Boy – Cody Burhenne

Head Girl – Nevada Dunster

Deputy Boy – Liam Church

Deputy Girl – Airon Reweti-Clark

Te Aroha Murphy-Boynton

Aedan Beisly

Siadin Ellis

Morgan Furze

Oceania Haare

Madison Hona

Leiton Rihia

Aaron Trethowen

Varian Wi

Cameron Henson

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

Science and Digital Technology

In Year 9/ 10 science students will be investigating the topic of ‘Being Human’ where they will find out how their body works and interacts with the environment. Level one science students are working on an astronomical project, investigating how the Earth, Moon and Sun interact with each other.

In digital technology students are creating a presentation on Ergonomics, and then they will be working on their digital media skills.