Tahuna Normal Intermediate School
|Tahuna Normal Intermediate School|
|31 Auld Street,
|Type||State Intermediate (Years 7, 8), co-educational|
|Ministry of Education Institution no.||3839|
Tahuna Normal Intermediate School is a school for Year 7 (Form One) and Year 8 (Form Two) students, based in Saint Kilda, Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located near Saint Kilda Beach. It has a Principal: Tony Hunter, Deputy Principal: Keith Hutton, 22 teachers, teacher aids and Dunedin College of Education student teachers. It has a compulsory school uniform policy and most students are aged from 11 – 13 years.
Most subjects are taught by class teachers. Four kinds of technology are available to study; Woodwork, Design Technology, Food and Art. Technology lessons occur for four consecutive days every second week. During non-technology weeks a class may be assigned to do receptionist and rubbish duty.
At Tahuna Normal Intermediate School students have the choice of joining:
Each week, if a child has done excellent school work or has been helping their teacher with classroom duties, they may be given a Blue Card Award (4 are given Per week). This is an acknowledgement of appreciation or achievement from their class teacher. Upon receiving seven blue cards, the child receives a Bronze card, which allows him/her the privilege to go to the front of the school canteen line during lunch hours. Seven more Blue Cards produces a Silver Card, and seven more still produces a Gold Card. After you have your Gold Card every extra 7 blue cards gives you a "Bar" for instance 28 blue cards gives you a Gold Bar and 35 gives you a Gold Bar Bar.
Every Tuesday afternoon Tahuna has sports options and students can choose one sport they like for each season. Available sports include: Badminton, Running, Cycling, Power Walking, Dance, Padder Tennis, Rippa Rugby, Tae Kwon Do, and Golf.
The school year starts in February and ends in December after 392 half days.
- "Tahuna News" (PDF). Tahuna Normal Intermediate School. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
- Decile change 2007 to 2008 for state & state integrated schools
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