Kia ora Parents, Caregivers and Whānau
As we settle in to the middle of term one we are making a concerted effort to improve the promptness of students getting to school and remaining at school. Whānau support on these matters is really important.
School starts at 8.45 each morning and students should be in class ready for the day at that time. Morning activities at home need to centre around ensuring that everybody makes the 8.45 threshold. At this time each day tutor time is held and really important messages are shared with students regarding the day to day functioning of our school. Please support school in getting your children to school on time.
We also have, in conjunction with the Police Youth Aid Officer and Truancy Advisor developed an initiative with the retailers in town whereby the retail area is a truant free zone during school hours. If your children choose to visit town during school hours, it is expected that shop keepers will question students regarding having a school pass. If they don’t have a pass they will be refused service and reported to the Youth Aid Officer and/or Truancy Advisor who will follow up with home and school. Please reinforce this expectation with your children at home.
Our postponed Tabloid Sports Day is scheduled for this Thursday and all members of our school community are welcome to attend and support the kids in this fun day activity.
A reminder that the Easter break is inside the school term this year. School will be closed from Friday 30th March and reopen on Wednesday 4th April.
Have a great week
2018 Tongariro School Leaders
It was Principal Steve Allen’s pleasure to award the schools 2018 School Leaders with their badges at this week’s Monday morning assembly. Thank you to those parents who were able to be present. We look forward to working with our leaders as they work to support our school community.
The Leaders are:
Te Aroha Murphy-Boynton
Head Boy - Cody Burhenne
Head Girl - Nevada Dunster
Deputy Head Boy - Liam Church
Deputy Head Girl - Airon Reweti-Clark
Science and Digital Technology
Welcome to the new year at school! A quick introduction, my name is Matthew Carter and I will be in charge of senior science and digital technology this year. I have a wife called Sian and an energetic 6-year-old boy called Jacob, who also attends the school. Myself and Sian originate from the UK, but we have lived in New Zealand since 2009 and Jacob was born here. I would like to thank the students and staff for the warm welcome myself and my whanau have received since arriving and I am excited to be working at the school.
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.
I look forward to meeting you in the year.
THE SKOOL LOOP APP
We have made some changes to the Skool Loop App
When you next take a look at your school app it will ask you to download the new version.
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.
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.
Year 9 - 10 Te Reo Māori
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…
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?
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
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
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:
· Tennis/padder/short tennis
· Futsal/summer soccer shortened version
· Cricket/Long Ball/non-stop cricket etc.