19th February 2021
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Tena koutou katoa,

The school enjoyed a quiet week as far as visitors to the school and class interruptions were concerned. The jump to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 came as a surprise to everyone, but the staff and students were quick and efficient to make the necessary changes to their normal routines in order to meet Level 2 requirements. For that, I thank them for what has become the 'norm' over the past year.

The election of House Group Leaders took place at the house group meeting held on Tuesday 9th February returning the following results:

  • Nora - Izzy Jenks and Margret Tyrell.
  • Surat - Kate Jackson and Jade Gutsell
  • Manuka - Danielle Mason and a committee of Charlotte Pitts, Korban Cragie and Amelie Apte.  

Best wishes to all the house leaders as they prepare for The Catlins Area School athletics day next week and swimming sports to be held later in the term.

The dental bus will be arriving this week ready to see patients from Tuesday 23rd February and will be on-site for the next four weeks. 

There is the opportunity for one of our senior students to receive a Community Trust Scholarship to attend one of the Outward Bound Camps this year. Students aged 16 - 18 can apply by submitting an application to the school office by the end of March. For further information about this exciting opportunity contact Mr Samson. 

Our new Mandarin teacher started this week, much to the delight of the younger students. His name is Evan and this is his second year teaching in a New Zealand school, we hope he has a happy and successful year at The Catlins Area School. 

The annual sports day is to take place on Wednesday 24th February, COVID restrictions and weather permitting, the backup day in case of any cancellation will be Friday 26th. Parents and caregivers are welcome to come and share in the excitement of the inter-house challenge. Please make sure that students have sufficient supplies of food, water (bottle), sunscreen and hats.

He waka eke noa.

Tim Samson
Acting Principal



Dental Bus arrives

When: Tuesday, 23rd February

TCAS Athletics Day

When: Wednesday, 24th February

Home and School AGM

When: Thursday, 25th February
Location: 7pm TCAS Staff Room

TCAS Athletics pp Day

When: Friday, 26th February

Gateway Week - Year 11-13

When: Monday, 1st to Friday, 5th March

Year 8-10 Camp

When: Monday, 1st to Friday, 5th March

For your information

Breakfast Club Help

The Breakfast Club will be starting again for 2021 from Week 4 of this term. If there is anyone who can help between 8.20-9.00 am, one day (or more) per week, please contact Mrs Bopp:

Home And School Feb25

Prime Lamb 2021

Kids Canyoning

Postponement Poster 3


Year 8 student Natalie Grant is raising money for the upcoming camp at Borland Lodge in Fiordland by selling bags of pine cones and manure for $5 each. If you would like to buy some, contact Sandra Grant: 03 415 8003.

Clutha Stride, Ride And Slide


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