Welcome back for term three.

By now you all should have received your child’s mid-year interim progress report. If you did not this will be because the office does not have your current residential address and the report will have been sent to the address, we have on file. We had a number of envelopes returned “not at this address” stamped on them. Please make contact with the office to sort this out and to receive a copy of your child’s report.

It is with sadness that I acknowledge the passing of one of our year 4 students during the school holidays. Savahn Hargreaves passed away on the first weekend of the holidays. We convey our most heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be sadly missed.

Parent Teacher conferences will take place on the 7th and 14th of August. Please look elsewhere in this newsletter for details. Discussion at these sessions will centre on the content of the reports mentioned above. They are a very important part of the home/school partnership and I encourage you to book in a time through the office.

Here at school we are having a concerted effort to improve 2 important components of the senior school functioning. The 2 aspects are uniform and being on time to school. We are making progress in the uniform area with stern consequences for arriving at school in non-uniform items. Please if there is an issue or problem re school uniform write a quick note to let the tutor teacher know so that your child does not get caught up in the negative consequences of non-uniform. Your help with this is much appreciated.

With the timely arrival at school, for some students we are having less success. It is very important that students be at school for tutor time, which is 8.45 am. It is at this time that important messages and information is shared with students before the teaching and learning programme begins at 9.00am. Can parents please make sure they get their children out the door in time to achieve the 8.45 tutor time? Term 3 is always a busy time at school. The major focus this term is on teaching and learning and getting through the requirements as set by the New Zealand Curriculum. We do this in many varied ways and there are some very exciting activities planned by teachers to achieve these goals. It is an exciting term.

Let’s have a great term

Ngā mihi

Steve Allen

Principal

Red Cross Op Shop

A 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 Funding

Tongariro 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 Singh

It 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.

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