Kia ora Koutou,
We are really excited to be able to share that Year 3 - 13 will have EOTC camps this year. The dates and locations are shared below and more information about the specific camp will come from the Staff closer to the time of the camp. If you have any questions please feel free to email myself or the staff on the camp.
Term 1, Week 10; Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th April.
Year 9 & 10 Stewart Island. Staff: Fiona Wilkinson, Sarah Cairns, Matthew Simpson.
Term 2, Week 5; Days TBC.
Year 11, 12, 13 Wellington. Staff: Emily Currall, Glenys Hanley.
Term 3, Week 8. Days TBC.
Year 5 & 6 Dunedin. Staff: Nathan Bloxham, Glenys Hanley, Maryann Darmody.
Term 4, Week 7. Days TBC.
Year 7 & 8; Naseby (biking). Staff: Taylor Bichan, Fiona Wilkinson.
Term 4, Week 7. Thursday 23rd November.
Year 3 & 4 Overnight at school. Staff: Julia Campbell, Garrand Diedrichs.
On Tuesday 21st February we invite whānau to come for shared afternoon tea from 3.15pm to 5pm. This is an opportunity to meet our new staff, connect with your child's Whānau teacher, view their classroom and come together as a school community. Please bring a plate to share. There will most likely be a game or two as well! I look forward to seeing you there!
Ngā Manaakitanga, warm regards
All Parents and Caregivers are invited to view and provide any feedback on The Catlins Area School policies under review for Term 1.
Itinerant Teachers of Music (ITMs) perform a very important role in secondary schools, supporting the performance aspects of music courses, and enabling students to develop their musical talents in performance. Instead of teaching the ākonga at TCAS, we were treated to a symphony of sounds that delighted.
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On Friday the 10th of December, we celebrated the success of Jagroop Kaur becoming a fully registered teacher in New Zealand. The staff shared a morning tea, complete with certificate presentation and flowers. We as a school community are proud of all the hard mahi you have put into your learning Jagroop and also into our school and students. Ka pai tō mahi!
Two students are venturing to Dunedin weekly to attend a course at Polytech.
2023 has some bright young leaders! We are fortunate to have four outstanding students, Charlotte Pitts, Margret Tyrell, Mauosamoa Fatialofa and Yui Nakajima to stand up to represent as Head Students and Prefects. Meet our leaders and find out what makes them tick.
Year 7 and 8 Science have been collaborating with the Otago University by setting up settlement plates and collecting data.
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J U M P I N G I N T O A T H L E T I C S
TCAS Athletics Day is happening on Thursday 16th February and ākonga are encouraged to wear their house colours with pride, the more outrageous the better! We are over the moon to be able to invite parents, caregivers, whānau and the community to join in on our record breaking, fosbury flopping, sprinting, jumping, jam-packed day. All are welcome on site from 9am, just remember to pop into visit the office to sign in. If you are able to help with tasks such as recording and assisting with events on the day please email Nat at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you all!
B A K E H O U S E L U N C H O N F R I D A Y
Due to athletics day next week falling on a Thursday, lunches from the Bakehouse will be on Friday the 17th instead. Find the new menu and prices right here The Bakehouse Takeaways Thursday Lunch 2023!
U N I F O R M C O M M I T T E E
Here at TCAS we have a uniform committee that meet and make decisions and provide information in regards to the school uniforms. If you would like to be a part of the committee please express your interest by emailing email@example.com to be advised of the next meeting.
L I B R A R Y T I M E T A B L E
If you could remind your students to return their books each week that would be much appreciated!! Our school library is open to anyone in the community, including pre-schoolers (we have a wonderful picture book section!); just contact the school and ask to go on our library database. The Library days for each class are detailed below:
Class Library Days
Room 1 | Thursday
Room 2 | Monday
Room 3 | Tuesday
Room 19 | Wednesday
Year 7/8 | Monday
D E N T A L B U S I S C O M I N G
It is that time of year again when the dental bus comes to TCAS. The bus will be on site from the 27th of February. All appointments for Years 1-8 have been sent out to parents and caregivers. If you have not received an appointment for your child please email firstname.lastname@example.org
S P O R T S N E W S
Term 1 brings many exciting sporting opportunities for TCAS kids! Some important Term 1 dates to mark in the sports calendars are:
Thursday 16th February | TCAS School Athletics Day |
Monday 20th February | Hockey for Year 1-8 begins |
Tuesday 28th February | SOPS Swimming @ Balclutha Pool |
Friday 3rd March | Year 7-8 Top Team @ Balclutha Rec Centre, One Friday a term |
Friday 10th March | Year 5-8 Fern Fever Multisport Festival @ Logan Park Turf |
Tuesday 14th March | South West Otago Triathlon @ Owaka |
Tuesday 28th March | SOPSSA Athletics @ SOHS |
Thursday 30th March | Otago Triathlon Champs @ Owaka |
Tuesday 4th April | Year 3-6 Football Tournament @ Balclutha Showgrounds |
Tuesday 7th March | South Otago Jnr Volleyball @ various schools |
Saturday & Sunday 11th - 12th March | OSS Athletics Champs @ Dunedin |
B O O K O F T H E W E E K
The Ghost House, by Bill Nagelkerke
Set in Christchurch, David decides to explore the Red Zone near his house. It is a deserted area devastated by the 2010/2011 earthquakes, with abandoned gardens and roads, and with one old house surrounded by trees and hedges. When he ventures into the house, David finds that it is not as empty as it appears. This is a great book and so full of excitement that it is easy to read – recommended for Y7+. Mrs McPhee
L U C K Y B O O K C L U B
Lucky book Issue 1 2023 is out now and can be downloaded or viewed online! Lucky Book Club 2023 Edition 1 Order your books through the Lucky Book Website.
Tuesday 14th February | TCAS School Board Hui @ 6.30pm |
Thursday 16th February | TCAS Athletics Day |
Friday 17th February | TCAS Athletics Day PP Day |
Tuesday 21st February | Shared Afternoon Tea @ 3.15pm |
Friday 24th February | Assembly @ 2.30pm |
Monday 27th February | Dental Bus onsite |
Monday 27th February - 3rd March | Walk 'n' Wheel Week |
Tuesday 28th February | SOPS Swim Meet - Balclutha @ 4pm |
T H I E V E S ' A L L E Y M A R K E T
If you've never been to Thieves' Alley Market Day then make 2023 your year to visit! Held in the Octagon in Dunedin and surrounding streets, you'll discover creative works, gifts and delicious treats in this unique setting. There's free non-stop entertainment on two stages complete with a kids zone! Here's to a family-friendly day out on Saturday 11th February, from 10am - 4pm.