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The End of an Era - Baa Baa Bramble!

Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

At the end of last term we said farewell to Bramble and his friends. Bramble had been a feature of the school for almost 10 years and was enjoyed by both teachers and students. Although no rival to Shrek, he entertained with his occasional head butts and became a school favourite. We would like to thank the Hall family for letting us use him to graze the school fields all those years. We wish him well for his retirement on the farm down by the beach. Baa Baa Bramble!

T.P.C.S Science Fair, July 28, 2014

Friday, 8 Aug 2014

Our annual School Science Fair was held recently, on Monday, July 28th here in the school hall. Students from Year 7 - 10 were required to choose a subject, research and evaluate it and produce their findings in the form of a science project. Projects were then independently judged by a total of 4 judges, on the various components of their project, including originality, presentation, scientific method and recording of results etc etc.

Winner in the Senior Section and PREMIUM Prize winner:

Phonics a HUGE head start...

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014

Recent research in the UK has shown students who are taught phonics are at a huge advantage over their peers who are not. Click on the link to read the article... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10901099/Children-taught-to-read-using-phonics-two-years-ahead-by-age-seven.html

2015 Term Dates

Friday, 6 Jun 2014

TERM 1: Monday, 2 February - Friday 10 April

 [ Waitangi Day weekend - Friday 6 February], 

[ Easter Weekend: Friday 3 April - Monday, 6 April]

 

TERM 2: Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July.            

[ Queen's Birthday Weekend: Monday, 1 June ]

 

TERM 3: Monday, 20 July - Friday, 25 September

 

TERM 4: Monday, 12 October - Wednesday, 16 December.

[ Labour Weekend: Monday, 26 October ]

 

 

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