We are totally committed to creating an environment at Tahuna that is safe, positive and best suited to the needs of our students. We have a zero-tolerance attitude towards bullying and the curriculum includes a number of programmes designed to help you make wise choices about your health and safety. We are also committed to providing special support and extension for students seeking greater challenges, and an inclusive, supportive environment for students with special needs.
“Kia Kaha” is a special programme for helping students deal with peer pressure and bullying. In Year 7 a unit is taught to help students meet the ongoing changes and challenges of puberty, and in Year 8 the “Keeping Ourselves Safe” programme is taught.
Tahuna welcomes students with special needs to our school. We have a policy of inclusive education that ensures that all students work alongside their peers in regular classes, and that special assistance and support is sought when required.
Tahuna provides and supports programmes for the gifted and talented and takes great pride in students seeking challenges and excelling. There is a positive culture of celebrating achievements and “doing the best you can”.
Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, so developing leadership skills is an important focus at Tahuna. You’ll have the chance to become a house captain, librarian, receptionist, team captain, class councillor or volunteer for a range of community programmes. You may be surprised how far these skills will carry you in life.
Make your views heard! Each class elects a class councillor and a deputy to attend school council meetings, discuss matters relating to the school and organise mufti days, social events and other fundraisers.
The chance to help those in need is offered throughout the year, as students volunteer for door-to-door appeals for worthy organisations.
Local environmental clean-ups are also a feature of the school year, helping to teach the importance of a healthy eco-system to our lives. The DCC has recognised the efforts of Tahuna students.
One student from each class gets to take part in the property committee, meeting regularly with the principal and the caretaker to ensure that school buildings and grounds are in a state where they can be enjoyed by everyone.
Tahuna prides itself on the wide variety of opportunities that students have available to them. Opportunities in all areas of the curriculum are enthusiastically planned by staff and students enjoy the challenge and the variety.
Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017
The team of Ray Ma, Cam Fraser, Ethan McGregor and Michael Court dominated last night at the Edgar Centre with a 100% correct record. Our Year 7 teams also did really well with two podium finishes. More to come in this weeks Newsletter on Friday