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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Senior Surfing Safari

During this term the physical education department has been working with the level 1 and 2 students from Sport Science and Sport and Recreation on various units to support their NCEA. The activities have varied and range from korfe ball, ultimate frisbee and camping, to surfing at Sandy Bay.   The

Continue reading

Senior History Trip – Ruapekapeka

After the success of last year’s History day trip to the Bay of Islands,  myself and  Rina  developed a three day camp, based around History and personal development.  We visited Ruapekapeka Battle site, before heading to Waitangi and Paihia for lunch.  We then crossed over on the Opua ferry and

Continue reading