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A reminder that Denise from Poppet Clothing will be at school for all your uniform needs this Thursday 28 May from 1pm - 3.15pm. Mobile eftpos is available!

25 May, 2020

It was so good to have the children back at school today. What a great bunch of kids we have. Smiling faces everywhere! Thank you to everyone who was in and around our school today practising social distancing and standing outside the gates waiting for children. Please remember that if you do come on site you MUST sign in on one of the registers outside the classrooms or at the office. This is for anyone who comes on site even if you don't enter the classroom. We all look forward to another fantastic day tomorrow.😀

18 May, 2020

Just three more sleeps to go! We can't wait to have children back at school. We need their smiling faces to make school feel right again. Just a couple of reminders before the weekend: - As our drinking fountains will be turned off, please send a named drink bottle with your child on Monday - Children shouldn't touch each other. Air high fives, thumbs up and waves are all great ways of saying hello! - Parents, please only come onto school property if absolutely necessary. If you do come onto the school grounds, you must sign in on one of the sheets in front of the classrooms or at the office. We do understand that many parents will need to bring their children in on the first day back. This is ok. - Parents, please don't congregate to catch up on school grounds. Teachers don't want to shoo you along but we will have to if people are stopping to chat. - Above all else, please keep all sick children home! Have a great weekend! Nga mihi, Grant

15 May, 2020

Hi All, It feels fantastic to be in Level 2. We are so looking forward to having all the children back on Monday. The teachers have all been in at school preparing. All our Level 2 systems are ready to go to keep everyone safe and happy. All we need now is kids! I know you will have been bombarded by information regarding how to get you and your children ready for coming back to school but I wanted to share one that I think has particularly good messages. It is from the SDHB and has a good summary of ideas to think about for your children. Bring on Monday! Warm regards, Grant Excell

14 May, 2020

Te Anau School Teaching Staff had their Teacher Only Day meeting via Zoom. It is crazy what the teachers have been wearing at home during lockdown! During Level 3 if you need to contact the school the best way to make contact is to email myself at gexcell@teanau.school.nz or the office at admin@teanau.school.nz Stay safe and stay vigilant, we hope to see you all in person soon! Warm regards, Grant

28 April, 2020

Thank you to all of those parents who have filled in our online survey regarding the attendance of your children during Level 3. It is vital that we have accurate information regarding this attendance. If you haven't received this survey or you are having difficulty filling the survey out please email me at gexcell@teanau.school.nz . I am only to happy to help. On another note, our Te Anau School Board of Trustees meeting is this evening. This is a regular meeting but is being run online rather than in person. If you would like information regarding this meeting please contact me at gexcell@teanau.school.nz Kind regards, Grant Excell

21 April, 2020

Hi All, I hope everyone is well in their bubbles. Parents have all been sent a link to an email and survey regarding COVID-19 Level 3. Please read this email and fill out this survey by Wednesday at 8pm to help us with our Level 3 planning. If you haven't received this email or are having trouble with the survey please contact me at gexcell@teanau.school.nz Take care, Grant

20 April, 2020

A message from the Fiordland Community Board. For any family experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid 19, food bank parcels are available to those in need. Please contact Vicki at Fiordland Community House by email – office@fiordlandcommunityhouse.co.nz or phone 03 249 7754 for further information This is a strictly confidential service.

16 April, 2020

Harold has some great ideas for children on his website like 'How to be a Food Detective'. https://healthyharold.org.nz/kids

16 April, 2020

Another great online resource if you are looking for something extra. Today it is the Young Ocean Explorers. More info

15 April, 2020

Here is a great website for children. Great way to investigate space! More info

14 April, 2020

Tonight the Te Anau School Board of Trustees had a planned meeting. This has now been postponed until Wednesday, April 22. Thanks, Te Anau School Board of Trustees

30 March, 2020

It has been a busy and unpredictable week. Many things have changed and normality has been challenged! Some things however don't change! The girls still wanted their sausages for lunch on Friday! Some things will always stay the same! Take care everyone. Kia kaha, Grant

27 March, 2020

With the COVID-19 situation developing so quickly we forget that just last Tuesday we had a fantastic Tryathlon organised here at school by our Room 2 students. Thank you to all those of you that helped out on the day. Enjoy this video of the highlights (also put together by the Room 2 students).

24 March, 2020

As you will know, school is closed today apart from children of essential workers. If your child is coming to school today, please send them to the office. If any of your contact details have changed, please make sure you contact the office today. If you didn't get an email from Grant yesterday and on Sunday, we may have your incorrect email. Over the next 4 weeks, updates will come via email as information comes to hand. Take care everyone.

23 March, 2020

Exciting!!! First egg this morning from our chickens. :)

18 March, 2020

We've always thought our children were golden! Now we have proof!

18 March, 2020

Good times in the sun at Te Anau School during lunchtime today! Plenty of smiles, cooperation and teamwork all around!

18 March, 2020

Message from NZ Cricket All NZ cricket activities have been cancelled for the season. This includes superstar and Girls Smash on Fridays. Obviously everyone involved will be disappointed, but the health and welfare of our community is the priority at this difficult time.

18 March, 2020

Senior Tryathlon is on today. Please remember bikes and togs. Bikes down by Bligh St fence please.

16 March, 2020

Fantastic effort at Northern Athletics today! Showing so much determination, optimism and fairplay! Many placings with lots of children qualifying for Southland in November. After half the day we already have first place in three long jump events and two high jump events!

11 March, 2020

Senior swimming sports today. Top 3 from finals go to Northern next Friday.

10 March, 2020

Great day out today for Room 4 down at Bluegum Point. We had lots of first timers on biscuits and learning skis - big smiles from everyone. Thanks to all our wonderful parent helpers and special thanks to Paul Young and Ryan Leonard for having their boats.

06 March, 2020

Our Whole School Assembly has a change of venue this afternoon! It will be held under the trees in the school lunch area at 2pm.

05 March, 2020

Northern Athletic permission and transport slips went home yesterday. These are due back this FRIDAY. A program will be sent home today.

03 March, 2020

Orbell The Takahe

Orbell represents the five core learning dispositions we believe are important for a Te Anau School Learner
Orbell is wearing a greenstone necklace (pounamu) representing Fiordland/Milford Sound, the Te Anau School uniform to show our uniqueness and pride and a friendly and welcoming smile just like a Te Anau learner.

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