26 April 2023,
Kia ora to our community
Welcome back everyone to the start of Term 2. I hope you all had a restful and relaxing time with your whanau and friends.
In Term 2 the important focus for our akonga/students will be on their academic engagement and attendance. These two factors are key to a successful year. We are tracking the progress of our akonga throughout the term to make sure we maintain high standards and build on the positive momentum from Term 2.
We will see the return of winter sports across a range of codes involving many of our akonga. It will be exciting to play in a variety of competitions throughout the term. We look forward to the positive support of our whanau and friends when we play at home and away.
Over the term break our 1st XV team travelled to Melbourne for a successful two game tour. They won against Xavier College and Iron Armour Academy. We now look forward to the challenge of 1A Championship.
We welcome two new staff members to Tangaroa College. Mr Vincent Chandra will join our PE/Health Department and Ms Ayeh Wadood will join the English Department.
We congratulate Rykien Rowe (Year 13) who was selected by the Antarctic Heritage Trust to visit South Georgia, Antarctica for 3 weeks later in the year. He presented an outstanding application along with another student from Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. It is exciting to have two young people from our community provided this exciting opportunity.
As you will be aware the PPTA has not been able to settle the teacher pay claim with the MOE. Therefore, industrial action will be in place for Term 2. We will keep you informed about what this looks like for us throughout the term.
Mr Chris Bean
Kia Orana Tangaroa College Community,
- Relief Ban: There is a PPTA relief ban in place for Term 1. Therefore, this means if we are unable to safely cover all classes on a particular college day from period 1 to 5, we will collapse period 5 on the day and end our teaching & learning at the conclusion of period 4. Students can depart for home at 1.35pm. Students who wish to remain will go to the library and be supervised from 1.35pm to 3pm.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused
Kia Orana Parents & Caregivers,
Relief Ban: There is a PPTA relief ban in place for Term 1. Therefore, this means if we are unable to safely cover all classes on a particular college day from period 1 to 5, we will collapse period 5 on the day and end our teaching & learning at the conclusion of period 4.
Today (Monday 20 March), students can depart for home at 1.35pm. Students who wish to remain will go to the library and be supervised from 1.35pm to 3pm.
Thank you for your co-operation
‘Iri’iri Kapua (Talanoa Ako) for Cook Islands parents starting next week.
Talanoa Ako is a Pacific parent education programme that aims to equip and empower parents, families and communities with the skills knowledge and confidence they need to champion their children’s education.
The sessions will run for 6 weeks from 6pm – 8.30pm on a Thursday evening starting from Thursday 9 Feb.
Venue: Tanoa Room, MIT Pasifika Community Centre, Otara.
Contact: Community Champion – Mama Tupou Manapori – 0210623751
To our Tangaroa College community,
I hope you and your whanau have not been severely impacted by the weather conditions over the last few days.
Unfortunately, because of the current weather events all students will remain home this week. Therefore, the planned orientation days will not take place.
We look forward to welcoming our students back to the college on Tuesday February 7th.
Stay safe over this week.
Please refer to the college website for any updates.