Kia ora parents, family and whānau,
What a great week last week was for our school. We had 4 amazing kapa haka groups performing at Taiopenga 0 Tūwharetoa. It was obvious all the hard work that had gone into getting these groups to the level that they were. This was from the tutors, the students and all the support people for each of the groups. Their performances did themselves and our school proud. Ka pai to mahi!! To see our young people up on the stage showing passion and embracing their culture so enthusiastically is to be commended.
At the last Board of Trustees meeting the board approved the following dates for the 2015 academic year.
Secondary and composite schools
TERM START DATE END DATE
ONE Monday 2nd Feb 2015 Thursday 2nd April 2015 (86 half-days)
TWO Monday 20th April 2015 Friday 3rd July (106 half-days)
THREE Monday 20th July 2015 Friday 25th September (100 half-days)
FOUR Monday 12th October 2015 Friday 11th December (88 half-days)*
* Which ensures that the school has been open for instruction for 380 half-days in 2015.
Also at the last board meeting Amorewa Duff was welcomed on to the board as the new Student Representative and Daniel Broughton was farewelled and thanked for his contribution to the governance of Tongariro School.
As this is the last week for term 3 I wish everybody a relaxing break and a refresh for term 4.
This is a particularly important term for our senior students as they approach examination time. They really do need to use the holiday break to revisit learning from terms 1-3. School finishes for term three this Friday 26th September and begins at 8.45 am on Monday 13th October.