Four of our leaders attended the New Zealand Area Schools Leadership Camp in Akaroa during the first week of the April holidays. There were about 53 other students from all over New Zealand but Coastal was one of the four North Island schools to attend. This was the first time Coastal has had students at this camp. Nicki Richards went as support. They had a wonderful time.
Ms Dowding’s class — years 3 and 4
The school office will open 9am-12pm from 30th January 2017 for uniform purchases and other enquiries. Please note that the year 11-13 black and white uniform is not stocked at the school but can be purchased from The Warehouse.
School reopens for classes Tuesday 7th February 2017.
Thursday 2nd February all Year 11-13 students will be required to come into school to confirm subject selections for 2017. Friday 3rd February is a Teachers Only Day.
All bus routes will start operating on the morning of Tuesday 7 February 2017.
This event will be held on Friday, 14 October 2016. All animals must be born after 20 July 2016. Chickens are sold in pairs and supplied from Proffits Poultry. The date the chickens will be available and the cost will be confirmed. We will hold a meeting early next term to get the ball rolling. We are needing volunteers to assist with organising a successful day. All welcome. Please complete a form at the office to give us an indication of what your child would like to bring along on the day. Thank you.
In an age where many students face an education system that binds them to following one road that may not lead to where they want to go, Coastal Taranaki School is empowering students to help create their own path. The school timetable has allowed the development of programmes intentionally created to prepare our students for a successful journey towards a career.
Under the guidance of Careers Advisor Kathleen Saso our students have been encouraged to look ahead to determine what they need to learn now to be best prepared for the challenges of an ever-changing workplace.
First Aid courses, health and safety qualifications and CV writing have been the beginning of this programme. Students have been placed in workplace situations designed to allow them to: explore their options, experience an authentic working environment and gain confidence.
There are high expectations on our students in these positions and they offer a realistic glimpse of the job market.
We are really proud of all of them for having the courage to try something new this year, whether that is going out to work at a new place, commit to a course at WITT, get on a city bus for the first time, meet new people or complete their CV.
Our students are undertaking a variety of new responsibilities and experiences. We have a group of students placed at the Warehouse, on local Dairy farms, working at Heyden Priest, at Puke Ariki, at the City Fitness gym, at BTW engineering and some are attending courses at WITT. There are many more placements offered to suit their skills and needs.
Trenten Fougere is working at Coastal Meat Processing this year. He is enjoying his placement. He turns up to work prepared, enthusiastic and early!
The supervisor at The Warehouse is highly impressed with our students from Coastal Taranaki School because they are: tidy, Responsible and proud in uniform, show up on time-ready to work and are respectful and friendly to everyone.
This is an amazing opportunity for our students and their families to lead individual learning and create their own pathway.
Students, staff, parents and employers met to celebrate and appreciate a highly successful workplace programme. Many thanks to Kathleen Saso for organising this event to bring together all of those involved.
– Sharleen Valentine
Tickets on sale now!
Friday, 1 April 2016
Doors open at 5.15pm. All must have entered by 6.30pm.
Hempton Hall, 1 Old South Road, Okato.
Enjoy a fun community event. A light supper will be provided with a cash and Eftpos bar available throughout the night. Prizes and amazing auction items.
All tickets are seated at tables. $25 per single ticket or get a group together and purchase an entire 10-seater table.