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Ariki Cup Cross Country.

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Our school was invited to participate in the Ariki Cross Country cup which in the past has been offered to our Year 6 and below students. The organisers trialled a new initiative by inviting Year 7 and 8 students.

Resene's Sponsor Values Wheel

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Resene's have returned with Goodie packs for our weekly draws for students being nominated by their class teachers for using our school values. Here are some of our lucky winners.

Heping Li No.9 School Staff and Parents Visit Tahuna

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Last week we were privileged to host Teachers & Parents from Heping Li No.9 School in Beijing.

End of Term Disco a Roaring Success

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Another successful Disco was run by the School Council at the end of Term 2.

Tahuna Hockey Dominating

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

As we approach the end of another busy hockey season for Tahuna (just 3 games to go!) this is a great time to acknowledge the efforts of all our players throughout the season. All four of our squads have impressed with their commitment and attitude and with their excellent efforts...

Rippa Rugby 'A' at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

The Rippa Rugby attempted to defend their title at the Otago Champs in the last week. Unfortunately we suffered a shock loss in the semi final to Arrowtown. Our unbeaten run of 5 years come to a halt but we are planning to win the cup back next year.

Year & Swimming & Aquatics 

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Our Swimming & Aquatics programme is well underway with all of our students taking part in 10 hours of swimming lessons & Aquatic confidence activities over the term.

Head Lice

Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Yes, we currently have head lice at school. Please check your child regularly for Head Lice.

Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award Recipient

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2015

Congratulations to Lily Taylor, who is the Tahuna recipient for 2015, having met all the criteria for this prestigious leadership award. Mr Allen Anderson, Branch Manager of the South Dunedin Westpac branch presented her with the medal and leadership pack.

Chinese Students Visit Tahuna

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2015

We were very lucky to be able to host another group of Chinese students lately. The teachers and students of the classes involved had a lot of fun getting to know our visitors.

Year Seven Gymnasts

Posted: Tuesday August 4, 2015

On Sunday the 23rd of August, Morgan and Cailin competed in the Gymnastics Competition at Willis Street Gym. They competed on these following apparatus: Floor, Vault, Uneven Bar and Beam. Cailin got the total of 34.8 achieving a bronze medal. Morgan got a total of 34.975 achieving the Silver medal.


Posted: Monday August 3, 2015

This term is our Health focus term with students involved in a wide range of health related learning.

Homestays Needed for Thai Students

Posted: Monday August 3, 2015

We have four Thai boys coming to Tahuna for the first two weeks of Term 4. Any Tahuna families who are interested in hosting please get in touch with the school.

Trash Art!

Posted: Sunday August 2, 2015

As part of the Cadbury's Chocolate Carnival, the Keep Dunedin Beautiful project ran a "Trash Art" competition.

Otago Rugby Trials

Posted: Sunday August 2, 2015

In the weekend a group of students and I trialled for the Under 65kg, 48kg and 38kg.

Canteen changes

Posted: Saturday August 1, 2015

Due to Marlow Pies moving their base from South Dunedin they are no longer able to deliver their products to Tahuna. We are therefore sourcing our canteen products from another retailer in our immediate area. We have had a long association with Marlows and enjoyed their high quality products.

Achievements by Tahuna Students

Posted: Saturday August 1, 2015

All articles about student achievements have been contributed by students themselves.

Sarah Cohen visit.

Posted: Saturday August 1, 2015

8 Year 7 students attended an assembly item held at Sarah Cohen school yesterday making a huge impression.

Extra Spelling Quiz 2015.

Posted: Friday June 19, 2015

Brilliant. This was not one of the spelling words but sure did sum up the mood in the hall this evening as Tahuna does it again.


Posted: Thursday June 18, 2015

The recent flooding in Dunedin has been used as a creative writing focus. The three pieces of writing below are examples of excellent writing. Enjoy!