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Welcome to our website where we will keep you up-to date with what is happening in and around the College. We also have a Facebook page with a link from this homepage.
We are excited about some significant things happening this year which will enhance and improve learning and achievement.
|Blouse||Yr 7-10 Regulation Junior blouse
Yr 11-13 Regulation Senior blouse
|Skirt||Regulation knee or ankle length skirt.|
|Socks/Stockings||Calf length plain black socks or plain (not ribbed or patterned) black stockings may be worn.|
|Shirt||Yr 7-10 Regulation Junior Shirt
Yr 11-13 Regulation Senior Shirt
|Shorts||Regulation school shorts. Waistband must be above hips. Hems must be above or on the knee. Belts may be black.|
(Dress Uniform – Optional)
|Regulation school trousers. Waistband must be above hips. To be worn with shoes and black socks. No sandals to be worn with long trousers.|
|Socks||Calf length plain black socks|
|Jersey||Regulation school jersey (optional)|
|Plain black leather shoes that can be polished. No canvas shoes.
Terms 1 & 4 only: Plain black flat sandals with straps over heel, worn as designed and in a neat, tidy condition. No socks to be worn with sandals.
|PE/House Activity Uniform||Regulation T-shirt in house colour, worn with plain black shorts.|
|Jackets||Regulation softshell jacket (optional)|
|Regulation school tie (optional)|
|Regulation blazer (optional)|
|Jewellery||NO jewellery to be worn other than the following: plain ear studs (maximum of 2 per ear); a wrist watch; one necklace of cultural, religious or personal significance; Medic-Alert bracelets. NO facial piercings, NO ear lobe expanders/stretchers. Maximum size for spacers is 1cm.
The College takes no responsibility for confiscated jewellery.
|Plain black cap or hat (NO writing or brands and NO beanies) may be worn outside only for sun protection. Cap peaks to be worn to the front only.|
|Plain Black Scarf|
|Hair||Students’ hair must be clean and tidy at all times. No extremes of fashion acceptable. Boys must be clean-shaven at all times.|
|Under garments||Plain undergarments may be worn. They must not be visible below the length of the shirt or below the sleeves.|
|Sunglasses||May be worn outside only and are the responsibility of student. Sunglasses are not permitted to be worn on the head in class.|
|Nail Varnish||Clear, transparent or natural colours only. NO solid colours permitted.|
|Make Up||NO obvious make-up permitted.|
|UNIFORM AVAILABLE FROM|
|Tuakau College Uniform Shop
(extended hours at busy times of the year will be advertised)
The shop only holds sample sizes and orders will be made weekly.
NZ Uniforms Shop
28E Lambie Drive, Manukau
NZ Uniforms Online
Students will wear the school uniform, with pride, at all times.
Our annual maths week was held August 10th to 14th, each day the students had new math problems to solve which they could enter into the daily prize draw. It was fantastic to hear both staff and students debating methods and solutions around school. On Thursday we had a whanau mathex competition and the winning whanau class was BKL run by Mrs Devaney and in 2nd place was RKF run by Mr Fogarty.
The Outstanding student draw went to Takarei Pourau-Atkinson. Well done to all who participated.
Special thanks to Mr Walia, Nathan, Joelle and the Academic Council members who did a wonderful job organising events.
BCITO Build-Ability Challenge
Tuakau College is participating in a nationwide, school-based contest for students who have an interest in construction. The aim of the challenge is to encourage students to think creatively as part of a team, and follow their career interests.
The Build-Ability Challenge enables students to get a taste of what it’s like to work in the construction industry through planning, designing and building. It enables students to contribute to their communities, and develop a sense of ambassadorship for their school.
Mr North, Connor, Ethan and Alex have been working on this project for the past two months (even every lunchtime). They have even included a solar panel for inside lighting and a bird house. Please vote for them for peoples choice here. www.buildability.co.nz