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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…

Term 1 Library Days

February 2, 2021

The Library days for each class are detailed here. Please make sure you return your books on time, this is so that everyone can enjoy the resources of our amazing library.

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 the original celebration with the Celts in the 1400s and how it progressed throughout the centuries to become what it has today. The students worked in groups and completed research about this celebration for each century.

Be Bright, Eat Right

November 26, 2020

The Catlins Area School was delighted to host the 'Be Bright, Eat Right' Magic Show. Junior students, plus Year 7, enjoyed…

How to talk about: The Christmas List

November 24, 2020

Giving our kids gifts can be delightful. It can also be expensive and even fraught with disappointment. A few good chats…

2020 Yearbook

November 24, 2020

The Catlins Area School 2020 Yearbook is now available!

World Diabetes Day 2020

November 13, 2020

This week's Mufti-day, held to raise money for Diabetes New Zealand, was an awesome success. Students and staff were encouraged…

Update from the Board of Trustees

November 13, 2020

As you will be aware, we are in the process of finding a new Principal. The board has employed Cleave Hay to perform the role of facilitator to guide us through this process. Cleave is vastly experienced working with boards and schools and comes highly recommended.

Library Stocktake

November 13, 2020

The school library will be closed for its annual stocktake shortly, so please could all parents/students make sure library books are returned as soon as possible next week.

Baking with Room 1

November 13, 2020

A couple of Fridays ago, the seniors baked biscuits and then invited Room One to decorate! They showed awesome Care, our…

Smokefree Law Change - Vaping

November 13, 2020

The laws in New Zealand around vaping have changed. From 11 November 2020 vaping is prohibited at all times in schools, kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo and early childhood centres (including their grounds and buildings). We will be updating our school signage to reflect this change before the end of the term.

Prizegiving 2020

November 12, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our Prizegiving at the Owaka Community Hall on Tuesday night. It is always a pleasure…

Science Roadshow in Gore

November 12, 2020

Last week the Year 7-9 students were fortunate to be able to attend the Science Roadshow in Gore, thanks to STAR funding.