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Postponement of Community Welcome Hangi

March 3, 2021

Due to the current Alert Level Two COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty of next week's level changes, we have made…

Year 7 Vision Screening

March 2, 2021

The Vision Hearing Technicians from the Population Health team, Southern District Health will be visiting The Catlins Area…

Room 19 & the Bunsen Burners

February 19, 2021

As part of Room 19 students' Science curriculum this term, they have been learning all about Bunsen burners.

Social skills and the Online Teenager

February 19, 2021

2020 was a year of immense challenge and difficulty. But it was also a year of extraordinary resilience and creative problem-solving.…

Road Safety Truck

February 18, 2021

The Road Safety Truck will be coming to Owaka on Wednesday 3rd March. This will give some of our students the chance to…

TCAS Students talk about Te Paataka Owaka

February 18, 2021

Senior students Lauren Grant, Casey Osborne and Korban Craigie talk to My Little Local Clutha about what makes Te Paataka…

Junior School Learning

February 17, 2021

From learning to tell the time in Room 1 to Athletics Day practice in Room 3, there has been plenty of great Junior School…

Ms Darmody's Exhibition

February 11, 2021

Ms Darmody, The Catlins Area School's talented art teacher, has along with her partner Caley, opened an art exhibition in…

Room 2 and Rubbish

February 5, 2021

This term for science, Room 2 students will be looking at all things rubbish! So far the children have discussed and shared…

Mrs Staniford's Twizel Pōwhiri

February 5, 2021

On Wednesday 1st February, Ten students, Mrs Cairns and Mr Samson travelled to Twizel to support Mrs Staniford in the mihi…

Senior Blazers

February 3, 2021

Last year, the Uniform Committee met and consulted the community on Blazers and Ties. It was decided that both items would…

New Faces at TCAS

February 3, 2021

We welcome some new faces to the TCAS family!

Lucky Book Club Issue 1

February 2, 2021

Lucky Book Club Issue 1 for 2021 is now available. You can order online at or on the…

Term 1 2021 Policy Review

February 2, 2021

The Board of Trustees are reviewing the following Policies in Term 1, 2021...

Nathan Wallis Visit

February 2, 2021

When planning how well-being can continue to be a priority within The Catlins Area School community we wanted to engage…

Building Work at School

January 29, 2021

Work on the gym is progressing and should be completed within the next couple of weeks.

Classes for 2021

December 4, 2020

Please find information and a chart showing the general set up of classes for 2021.

Waiwera South Quadrathon

November 27, 2020

On Tuesday, a group of Year 4-8 students went to Waiwera South for the annual Quadrathon. It was a great day with plenty…

Room 1's Trip to the Owaka Museum

November 27, 2020

On Tuesday Room 1 walked down to visit the Owaka Museum and library. Mrs McPhee organised the visit and on our arrival,…

Year 8/9 Halloween Project

November 26, 2020

In integrated studies this term the year 8 and 9 students studied “Halloween”. They were required to complete research about…