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Whanau tupu ngatahi • Families Growing Together
FROM NEWBORN TO
Monday 30th January 2012
Open Monday & Wednesday - 9am to 12 noon
Cnr Tui & Kokako Street, Taihape
(06) 388 1905
After Hours Contact
Tina 06 388 1515 or Emma 06 388 0777
Learn to Play
piano & keyboard
School of Music
06 388 0422
STARTS 31st JAN 2012
McQueen School of Dance
Tuition in Ballet, Jazz,
Tap, Character and
Exams and Performance
Studios in Taihape
Classes Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday & Thursday
Enrolments for 2012
now being accepted
Heather McQueen & Janine Hammond
Registered & Quali ed Teachers
Years of experience and quality
(06) 388 0004 or 027 222 6556
Parking Space Needed!
The Hunterville Mobile Kindergarten
urgently need to find new garaging
facilities in Hunterville for the
Kindergarten van, from the
beginning of 2012.
If you are able to help, please contact
021 507 760
Taihape Area School
Term 1 starts Monday 30th January 2012
Whakatau at 8.45am
Multifunction Centre TAS- for new staff, students and whanau.
Whanau are welcome to attend
The Waiouru bus will be running at the same times as in 2011.
Stationery Lists were posted at the end of the school year.
Copies are available from the school office or Take Note Taihape.
Please ensure your child has their stationery on the first day of school.
Uniforms are available from Postie Plus Palmerston North.
Guideline booklets are also available from the school office.
All new students need to be enrolled by Friday 27th January
Please contact Janice at the office -- 063880130 to arrange an appointment
Open afternoon for new entrant children and parents
Wednesday 25th 1pm
Year 7 -- 10 Specialist Subjects
Option booklets will be sent out on the first day of term.
Year 11 -- 13 Students 2012
Students in Year 12 and 13 should check their NZQA external results
to ensure that they have the required pre-requisites
for their 2012 course selections.
Should students wish to make any alterations to their courses,
appointments need to be made with their Deans
Wednesday 25th -- Friday 27th January between 1pm -- 3pm.
TAKING ENROLMENTS FOR 2012
Taihape & Waiouru
Principals: Yve & Emma Martin Qualified in Classical & Modern Dance
Offering classes in:
R.A.D Ballet • NZAMD American Jazz/Hip Hop • Contemporary • Tap
Exams & Competitions
Classes from ages 3 years & up
Come and be a part of our friendly dance school where fun is our number one rule!
For enrolments phone Yve on 06 388 1302 or 027 455 2773
New year full of promise for everyone
involved at Taihape Area School
Richard McMillan, principal
Welcome back to another school year.
Hopefully everyone has had a
happy, safe and wonderful Christmas
and New Year and have enjoyed the
opportunity to spend lots of quality
After the calamities of 2011, in
particular, the Christchurch earthquake
and the Japanese tsunami, we look
forward to a more settled period.
The start of any year is a period of
excitement, expectation and
anticipation. All students arrive at
school ready and willing to participate
in school life, excited that they have
taken another step forward in their
One of the absolute bonuses of an
area school is that we are able to
observe children as they progress and
develop from 5 years olds into young
people ready to take their place in the
Their growth and personal
development is significant, and it is a
privilege to be part of this process.
The beginning of the year is a very
important time for everyone involved
It is essential that all students,
parents and teachers get things right
and start the year in a positive manner
--- that is, set the ground rules and lay
the foundations for a successful year.
However, good habits and attitudes
at school need to be reinforced by a
positive support system at home.
With school about to begin it is
important parents take some time to
set the scene for the year ahead.
Talk to your child/children about
school and the importance of getting
an education. Make sure they are
prepared for school, have their
stationery and the correct uniform,
and for term one (years 1 to 8) their
swimming togs. Make sure they attend
school and don't slip into the trap of
regular unexplained absences -- time
away from school is damaging to
their learning and ultimately their
progress. Every day counts.
We operate an open-door policy
at Taihape Area School and invite
parents and whanau to come and
discuss any issues with us.
The first term is a busy time as
we adjust to life back at school.
Sport is a huge focus at the
beginning of the year with
swimming and athletics the main
activities. Swimming is an
important part of our curriculum,
and with a large number of water-
related incidents over summer, the
ability to swim is essential.
Students in years 1 to 8 will be
involved in classroom swimming
and athletics programmes, which
will culminate in the school
championships, and the
opportunity for selection in the
interschool teams. Year 9 to 13
students will have the opportunity
to participate in athletics and
swimming events as well.
A range of Education Outside the
Classroom (EOTC) activities are
planned for term one. These
include the Year 13 leadership
camp and an overnight marae stay
for all primary classes.
2012 promises much and will add
another chapter to the relatively new
history of Taihape Area School.
The Waiouru buses will be running
at the same times as last year.
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