Welding Workshop

Our Senior Automotive students attended a two day Welding Workshop at NorthTec.
All students enjoyed the experience and we have some future welders identified in this group!
Huge mihi to Matua Clint for creating these incredible opportunities for our students!

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Whaea Davina

On Friday, 2nd September Tikipunga High School welcomed Whaea Davina Cooper to our whānau from WBHS.
We are delighted to have Whaea Davina join our leadership team as Assistant Principal, SENCO.
It was a wonderful occasion to welcome a Wāhine Toa who will definitely add value to our tamariki, kura and community.

Tough Guy & Gal

On Friday 5th August 25 Year 12/13 students participated in the Tough Guy & Gal challenge in Kumeu.
With other students from around the country they took part muddy obstacles including a swamp crossing, spider net, tunnels and hurdles. Awesome effort!!  Bring on 2023!



Koroneihana 2022

Kua tawhiti ke to haerenga mai kia kore e haere tonu he nui rawa o mahi kia kore e mahi tonu
As a person that is Maori, keeping my language, culture alive and thriving is something I will strive to do for the rest of my life. I had the opportunity to attend the Koroneihana trip of 2022 as my first time following in my siblings footsteps. Filling my kete with knowledge, viewing some of the best kapa haka of Matatini and having the most breathtaking experiences. Although the trip was short the memories will forever be present. I encourage the future generations to love and learn about our culture. We as te kapa haka o Tukua o Punga have always said we have come too far not to go further… Na Shenaea 

I was given the opportunity to go to the Koroneihana with our school. It was an awesome experience because I had never been to Koroneihana and I never knew that the Maori King was fair, which was pretty trippy. The Kapa Haka performances did really well and it was cool to see Matua Ropata perform with Nga Tumanako. I really enjoyed my time away because I was able to do things I never thought I’d do. These trip memories will forever be cherished. Na Manaia

Koroneihana was really something different for me, it’s the first ever actual Maori trip I´ve ever gone on. It was mean to see Kingi Tuheitia Paki and all the feeds we had, were mean as well. The kapa performances weŕe probably some of the best performances I’ve ever seen. I hope the next generation of Maori students have the opportunity to go on the Koroneihana trip. Na Kupa 

I enjoyed the Koroneihana trip because I had the opportunity to experience seeing the Maori King and watching the most entertaining Kapa Haka of Matatini with the ‘best’ view, the ‘best’ seats being right in front. – Na Nevaeh


Piwakawaka Trip To Klipped

Piwakawaka class visited Klipped Kamo doggy daycare and groomers on their weekly community trip.
Staff and students  got to play with lots of cute puppies and dogs that were there for the day.
Many students thought it might be a great job opportunity for them in the future.

Chainsaws In Action

Eight students from the Ag/Hort course undertook a chainsaw safety course with Cantrain.  The course was run by local guy Tristan, who was flexible to our needs, connected and identified well with our students.

The theory day went well, for the practical component on Tuesday.  After some practice on Monday afternoon, we booted up and headed to Vinegar Hill to put cutting theory into action.  In groups, students donned PPE and took turns on different saws, learning and practicing different cutting skills.  Four large trees had been dropped previously for this purpose.  The wood was cut and loaded onto a trailer for delivery.

The students were challenged greatly by the experience, they supported each other well and represented the School values at all times.  All students achieved 17 level two credits!
Many thanks for all those who assisted in creating this opportunity and experience for our kids.

Big thanks to Rina and Janet at Careers.


Otaika Quarry Trip


Several Year 7 students were chosen to participate in a trip to the local Otaika Quarry to see what a quarry does, it’s benefits to the community and why a quarry is needed.  We had a great trip driving through the quarry and seeing how it all works.  All the Year 7’s have had the opportunity to participate in the Rock our Futures competition to win $100.00.  We look forward to seeing if we win any prize money, but have had a great time learning about the quarry and how it is sustainable for our local community.


Advanced Leaders Course

Week 2 of this term saw Kruz and Harmony attend Advanced Leaders Course 2022.  This was a continuation from Basic Leaders focusing more on the individual and how to get the best out of their team. From all accounts both Harmony and Kruz represented the Kura and Academy to the highest regard. Well done!

Trip to the Papermill

The Piwakawaka group of Te Putahitanga spent the day at the Papermill in Kensington learning how to make paper and also producing beautiful gift cards they were able to take home with them.
The students had a great time and got some insight into what could possibly be future employment for them.

THS Legacy

Our senior boys’ basketball team have been doing a great job on and off the court.  The commitment from these boys has been huge from training to playing every week. Having only played two games in the division two competition they have been moved up to the division one competition which is amazing. The boys have come up with the team name “THS LEGACY” which is a strong bold name, and it is what the boys are wanting to create in our kura, a legacy for years to come.  THS Legacy consists of Year 11-13 students who play every Thursday night at McKay Stadium so please come along and support our boys.