Year 7,8 Mudder Run

On Tuesday the 6th of August, Tikipunga High School ran its first ‘Year 7 and 8 Tough Mudder’. The course was setup using the school fields, the domain and incorporated various simple obstacles for pupils to overcome. The PE department was really proud with how strong the efforts were from

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Year 7,8 MERC Camps

Our Year 7 & 9 students attended the Sir Peter Blake Marine and Recreation Centre at the end of Term 2 and first week of Term 3.  Students were taken out of their comfort zones and were introduced to abseiling, kayaking in the sea and so much more.  An amazing

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Year 10 Market Day

Kia Ora!  –  Two year 10 classes had a great day prepping, cooking and selling their food as part of Youthtown’s Enterprise Program on Tuesday the 31st of July.  It has been a steady 8 week build up to this day where the students learned about leadership, had fun with Adventure

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Year 7/8 Chess Tournament

Our intermediate chess team of 8 represented Tikipunga High well both on the board and off the board, came 3rd Team over-all and then having Lilly Williams come first female student in the intermediate section and Bosco Jessop coming 3rd in intermediate boys section.  Both may be going to Auckland

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Te Putahitanga – Funtastics Gymnastics

Te Putahitanga students have tumbled their way through Term 2 with the introduction of Funtastics. A small group stepped up to the challenge of learning gymnastics. Dive rolls, cartwheels, backward rolls, round-offs, handstands, ninja rolls, bridges and front tucks were amongst a few skills that were developed.  Students learnt which

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Services Academy – Survival Course

Tikipunga Services Academy old and newly recruited students had the privilege of embarking on a New Zealand Defence Force run Bushcraft Survival course with personnel from the Army/Navy/Airforce. The course was located in the Kaipara Region making it a suitable place to test individual recruits as well as team efforts against the elements

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Nga Manu Korero

Three of our students competed in this year’s regional Nga Manu Korero speech competition that was held at Opononi Area School recently Erana Bennett (Year 9) represented us in the Rawhiti Ihaka section (Junior Maori).   She did us all very proud with her courage as a speaker and also the

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Senior Barista Course

COFFEE OOH LA LA A group of year 11-13 students participated in a Barista course, over two days, here at school.  This course was run by two talented tutors James and Kowhai, from the Learning Place.  Our students learnt about the origins and types of coffee, and of course how

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