Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tauriko School Duathlon – Sunday 20th March 2016

Tauriko School Duathlon – Sunday 20th March 2016

On Sunday 20th March, Tauriko School PTA will be holding a Duathlon at The Lakes Boulevard, The Lakes. 

It’s looking to be a great event with the generous support of The Lakes Tauranga and Smiths Sports Shoes.

Entry is just $5 and the day is planned to start at 8.30am for registration, with race briefing and events starting at 9.00am

There are five categories ranging from preschool, through to 13 years and over. Not only will all entrants receive a certificate of participation, but for the more competitive entrants, medals will be up for grabs for the place getters of each year. 

Course maps are available on the PTA section of the school website here for those who wish to trial the courses in advance. 

For those that are ready to start practising, the distances for each group include:

Preschool, 5 and 6 yr old
300 m
7 and 8 yr olds
500 m
9 and 10 yr olds
800 m
11, 12 yr and 13yr+ olds

Please ensure the entry fee of $5 is included with your registration form.  Registration Forms can be downloaded here.  Pre-registration closes on Tuesday 15thMarch, 2016. For Tauriko School students, please return forms to your class teacher.  For students outside of Tauriko School, please email your registration details to drop your registration form into the Tauriko School office.  Entries will be accepted on the day of the event, prior to 8.45am. 

Sausages, drinks and coffee will be able to be purchased at the event.

In case of bad weather, keep an eye on the Tauriko School Facebook page, on the morning of the event. 

If you have any further questions about the event in the meantime, refer to the PTA page on the Tauriko School website here for further information including registration forms, FAQs and course maps.  Alternatively, please email or call Richard on 021 047 2616 or Liz on 027 8683355.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BOP Cross Country Champs

On Tuesday the 23rd of June Dad and I drove to Woodlands School in Opotiki for the Bay Of Plenty Cross Country Championships. I was in the Year 8 girls race, we had to run 3km. At 1pm we were off. The race was hard and fast. There were 4 major hills and it was very muddy. I finished 14th. Overall I was pleased to get to go to the BOP Cross Country Champs and proud to not only represent Tauriko School but the Western Bay of Plenty - who was the overall team.

Hannah Rose

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gymnastics Competitions

Over the past few weeks year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 students have been involved in gymnastics competitions at Argos. Everyone that has taken part has done their very best and we have had some wonderful results for Tauriko School.

Year ¾ competition
Laura James 4th
Mikaylee Barclay 7th
Isabella Mungavin 8th

Tauriko Team 3rd overall

Georgia Barnett 2nd
Kylah Harley 3rd
Poppy Richardson 4th

Tauriko Team 1st overall

Year 5 and 6 competition

Sara Esterman 5th

Boys Springers
Kyle Mills 2nd
Grayson Moore 3rd
Troy Barnett 6th
Boys teams also consisting on Mutu Smith, Ethan Pearson and Ryan Bowles 1st and 2nd overall.

What a fantastic effort. Well done to everyone who was involved. You have been amazing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Year 5 and 6 Amazing Race

3, 2, 1, HONK went the hooter as Tauriko school sprinted to Doug and Kevin. Ben, Casey, Toby, Troy, Sara and Claire had been chosen to represent their school and compete in the Amazing race against other primary schools from Tauranga at the Historic Village. Doug passed us a small white bag that contained a passport, maps and different notes about the Amazing race. In the back of the passport was a uncoded sheet of paper from a-z. The passport was filled with coded questions that you had to solve. All the schools ran to their first question which was ‘what supports the Historic Village sign?’ We answered the passport and turned right where we found a window with a piece of paper asking how many lollies are in this jar. We all guessed how many lollies were in the jar and we went with Troy's answer (75). After we uncoded the next message we headed off to our next clue. We wandered around looking for the answer for about 5 minutes but we still couldn't find the answer to our problem. So we flipped the page to our next question hoping it was an answer we knew. We sprinted to our next destination - we knew where it was this time. Kevin said we only had 45 minutes left to solve the puzzles in the passport. Looking at the passport we found our next question to solve, we headed off to the church to find the answer. The Church was a small room made out of wooden boards that reached to the tall triangular roof. When you entered the church  you stopped for a second as it was very cold. On the left of you was a beautiful and detailed mural that answered our question to the passport. In the 45 minutes we completed a lot of questions and surprisingly finished our passport, happy and proud. We felt that we represented our school very well and we think we did an amazing job.

‘My favourite part of the Amazing Race was decoding the messages and finding the answer to the problem, also the sack racing’ - from Sara.  
‘I really liked how the Amazing Race was set up and how they made the Historic Village apart of it’ - from Claire.
‘I really liked how it was at the Historic Village and how you had to crack the code’ -from Casey    

‘My favourite part of the Amazing Race was running to the different areas and finding all the clues and getting thrashed in the sack race by Sara’ -from Troy
‘My favorite part of the Amazing Race was running from clue to clue’ -from Toby

‘My favourite part of the Amazing Race was the 3 legged race with Toby’ -from Ben