JUST-UP NEWS AND COMING EVENTS
Junior Prizegiving is Thursday 6th December. Students need to be at College by 6:30pm, prizegiving starts at 7pm. Students need to be wearing their summer uniform, with either roman sandals or formal black leather school shoes. No jerseys or coloured t-shirts under school shirts. It will be Day 2 on Thursday 6th.
Uniform Shop December Hours
The Uniform Shop will be open on Tuesday 11th December, 10am until 1pm. We need clean, tidy second hand uniform items to sell through our Uniform Shop. You can donate or we can sell on behalf for you. Please drop any cleaned items that you no longer require off at the front office. Please include details of your child's name, your address and contact phone number if you would like the items sold on your behalf.
Xmas Garage Sale
Saturday December 15th, at the Tararua College Cafe, 8am 'til 2pm. A fundraiser for Tararua College Stage Challenge. Come and get a bargain!
Important NCEA Information
NCEA exams begin on Saturday 10 November and end on Tuesday 6 December.
The Senior Book Return Day will be on Thursday 29 November. It is essential that all Year 11, 12 and 13 students go through this process. Students will need to have signed off book return forms, which also include items such as sports gear. When these forms have been completed, magazines, testimonials and other documentation will be issued when they become available. Students must report to the school cafeteria on arrival to school. Time: TBC.
Tararua College School Terms
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2012 Senior Qualifications Booklet
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This is now online, for both reading and downloading. To view, go to the Senior Curricular page
TARARUA COLLEGE HAPPENINGS, WEEK 7, TERM 4, 2012
'Girls Into Science' trip to Auckland - Report by Mrs Harding, HOD Science:
This year's Girls into Science trip went off with a blast.
The annual Girls into Science Trip to Auckland University was loads of fun with four Year 10 girls visiting the different areas in the Science Department - as well as a bit shopping thrown in.
The girls got to experience first-hand different aspects of science, including bio-informatics, chemistry, computer science, physics and so much more. They met and talked to a variety of interesting women in science, including a forensic scientist who started out as a geologist.
A visit to the Bio-Engineering Department included a sneak peak at some very top secret and innovative work. Having a look at a 3-D printer that can create objects with moving parts and looking at computer technology that can save the life of a person from blood clot blockages was pretty amazing.
The event is designed to encourage girls to think outside what they know about science and the many different career choices they have open to them. All round, a fantastic trip and well worth it.
Our Girls Into Science in the huge lecture theatre at Auckland University
Our Year 10 Girls Into Science participants: Top Left - Katrina Hoskins and Madison McNeur, bottom left - Adrienne Green and Laura Chapman
Kathy and Kerry Forrest have made the decision to retire from teaching at the end of this year. We will be having an afternoon tea at 3pm on Monday December 10th at the College cafeteria to celebrate with them and thank them for their many years of service.
If you wish to attend the afternoon tea please contact Bronny Lea on 376 8344, or email email@example.com
A reminder that Junior Prize giving will be held in the College hall this Thursday, December 6th, beginning at 7pm.
Last week Mangamaire Country School visited the College to experience a visit to our Marae. Here, Year 9 student Jamie Davidson catches up with some of his old school mates from last year
Whaea Sam explains some details to a visitor from Mangamaire Country School
Austin Windelborn is working on his Dairy in the Primary Industries taster course last week
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