OFFICE OPENS FOR ENROLMENTS, UNIFORM AND STATIONERY ON FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY 2020
SCHOOL STARTS BACK ON THE 3RD FEBRUARY 2020
2020 School Terms
3 Feb – 9 April
28 April – 3 July
20 July – 25 Sep
12 Oct – 14 Dec
The Board of Trustees has been busy investigating different aspects of the new amendments to the Education Act that the government has put in place. There are two that relate directly to our school.
1. Cohort entry for 5 year olds.
2. Donations Scheme.
With regard to cohort entry, the Board has resolved to implement this voluntary procedure. It will mean that from 2020 there will only be 2 points when 5 year olds can enrol at Tongariro School.
These will mean that from 1 January 2020, children will be able to start school in cohorts but only after they have turned 5. There will be 2 entry points per term, one on the first day of the term, and one at the mid-point during the term. The rule regarding not having to enrol until the age of 6 still stands but a child who turns 6 and isn’t enrolled in a school must do so by the time they turn 6.
The cohort rule does not apply to them. The reason for adopting this cohort entry procedure is about helping children to settle better in school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children helps children to build relationships and supports a smoother entry to school life.
Therefore, the enrolment dates for 5 year olds entering school in 2020 will be as follows:
- Term 1 - 3rd Feb; Mid Term 9th March
- Term 2 - 28th April; Mid Term 2nd June
- Term 3 - 20th July; Mid Term 24th August
- Term 4 - 12th Oct; Mid Term 16th November
2020 BOT Meetings
January No Meeting
April No Meeting
July No Meeting
SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARDS 2019
Sports Awards Albert, Te Rina BASKETBALL - MOST IMPROVED PLAYERAlbert, Acacia BASKETBALL MOST DEDICATED PLAYERStewart, Jorja BASKETBALL-MOST VALUABLE PLAYERBeech, Heta SENIOR BASKETBALL MOST DEDICATEDRangi, James SENIOR BASKETBALL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Siddells, Kapi MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – 1ST XV RUGBY Ratu, Damion MOST DEDICATED PLAYER – 1ST XV RUGBY Flight, Trilyn SPORTSMANSHIP – 1ST XV RUGBY Tauariki, Jessie BEST FORWARD – IST XV RUGBY Clausen-Slade, Hoani BEST BACK – 1ST XV RUGBY Rameka, Kahuroa MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – 1ST XV RUGBYMarshall, Ardyn ALANA MCKENZIE TROPHY SNOW SQUADRameka, Kahuroa CNI RUGBYNolan, Linda CNI NETBALL REPStewart, Jorja CNI NETBALL REPTariu, Chevana CNI NETBALL REPReweti-Clark, Airon CNI NETBALL REPRangi, James CNI BASKETBALLHarrison-Bryan, Erin CNI VOLLEYBALLNolan, Linda CNI VOLLEYBALLNolan, Linda NZ AREA SCHOOL REP NETBALLReweti-Clark, Airon NZ AREA SCHOOL REP NETBALLHarrison-Bryan, Erin NZ AREA SCHOOL REP VOLLEYBALL TEAMNolan, Linda NZ AREA SCHOOL REP VOLLEYBALL TEAMRangi, James NZ AREA SCHOOL BASKETBALL REP Drama Production Awards August, Tyson RECOGNITION FOR SUPPORT ROLEMacRitchie, Logan RECOGNITION FOR SUPPORT - TECHNICALRixon, Trenyce RECOGNITION FOR SUPPORT IN AN ACTING ROLEGoddard, Michael RECOGNITION LEAD ROLE - MALETopp, Anahera RECOGNITION LEAD ROLE - FEMALEHill, Darien BEST MALE in an ACTING ROLETrethowen, Aaron BEST SUPPORT MALE in an ACTING ROLEAnderson, Brodie BEST SUPPORT FEMALE in a TECHNICAL ROLE Kapa Haka Awards Martin, Tara KAPA HAKA - FEMALE Elite Awards Reweti-Clark, Airon DEMPSEY PREMIER SPORTS FEMALERameka, Kahuroa DEMPSEY PREMIER SPORTS MALEHarmer, Te Aroha-Diane ANDERTON TROPHY Y11 ACHIEVEMENTOscar Parkinson ANDERTON TROPHY Y`12 ACHIEVEMENTFlight, Trilyn GINA GEROS ENDEAVOUR AWARDAnderson, Brodie RENAE KENNETT AWARD FOR SENIOR LEADERSHIPTrethowen, Aaron CORFIELD TROPHY FOR TOP CITIZENSHIPEllis, Siadin WAIKATO GRADUATE - WOMEN CHARITABLE TRUSTReweti-Clark, Airon CRATERS OF THE MOON TRUST SCHOLARSHIPEllis, Siadin TUWHARETOA MAORI TRUSTBOARD AWARDRameka, Kahuroa PRIME MINISTERS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS
Proxime Accessit for 2019
Dux for 2019
Red Cross Op ShopA 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 FundingTongariro 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 SinghIt 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.