10 September, 2015

Illminster Exchange Home 2015

We were excited to host Ilminster Intermediate School to compete and play in a series of sports with us. We competed in a variety of sports including hockey, rugby, netball, table tennis and soccer. The action opened on a nice sunny day with our year seven netball team who went out and played and won 12-7 against Ilminster. Alongside our netballers, our under 45kg and 65kg rugby teams had a fierce game of rugby out at the rugby field. Sadly we lost both games. Following the loss of the rugby players, our team went up to the hockey on a cold day to work hard and play against the fierce Ilminster team. It turned out it was worth the cold and hard play as we won 12-0. Our table tennis team went to the school hall to play a hard, breaking match of table tennis. Scores up, down the whole time but at the end Ilminster won that long match, by about three. Right now the stakes are high and low, home and away. Taradale are hoping to win the shield. It came down to the last games of soccer. We were counting on our soccer players to get us the shield. Our boys pleased us and came away with a win, and our girls came away with a tie. Taradale are extremely excited wanting to know the scores. WE WON OUR HOME SHIELD BACK AGAIN! At every game was a great outcome of people playing and supporting our teams. Everyone had a great time.

New teachers

Thumbnail: Natalie PatersonThumbnail: Matt Bruin Also: Mrs McKee and Mrs Gray.

Here are our new teachers for this year.

Ms Batkins, Mrs McKee, Mrs Gray, Mr Bruin and Ms Patterson.

Strike Percussion 2015

BOOM, CRASH, BANG! The Strike Percussion group visited Taradale Intermediate in term 3. 

Strike performed to the students and left them 'wowed' with how amazing music can sound when you only play some percussion instruments. After the performance Students that payed $5.00 got to participate in a
45 minute drum workshop. 
 The workshop was really
entertaining for the
students and they learnt
how to play cool beats
in time with everyone else!

03 September, 2015

Super Six X-Country
Take your marks, get set, BANG! On Thursday a group of speedy kids competed at Park Island in their Super Six X-Country. Taradale Intermediate had their school X-Country about 3 weeks before Super Six, choosing 12 pupils from each age group giving them heaps of time to prepare. In total the coarse added up to 3 km, TIS were competing against 5 schools and successfully managed to take out first in each of the age categories, also placing first in all age groups and taking the Super Six shield back home. We also had some fantastic individual results with Josh Q coming fist in the year 7 boys, Charlotte L coming first in year 7 girls and Hannah C coming third in year 7 girls, Nataliya coming fourth in year 8 girls and Ollie M coming first in year 8 boys and Max T coming third in year 8 boys, so overall Taradale intermediate did really well and are pumped for next year.

27 August, 2015

National Lit Quiz

Taradale Intermediate Team 1(Kayla, Lucas, Dominic and Talia) came first in the Hawke's Bay Regional Lit Quiz. That meant that they qualified for the national Lit Quiz in Wellington. They represented Hawke's Bay with pride in the final coming 6th overall out of a huge number of teams.


 1st: Southwell School 
2nd: Wanganui Intermediate 
3rd: Awakeri School 

Blood sweat and tears, is this really what police have to do on a regular basis?   Four of Taradale Intermediates fastest, fittest, and fearless competed in the Hawkes Bay Police Blue Light Competition. Shyan, Ruby, Chaz and Ollie jumped, crawled and sprinted their way through the course. 18 schools competed in this challenging course. TIS finished with a time of 2min 18 sec and then it was a waiting game to see if anyone would beat their time! 3rd place was Tamatea, 2nd place was Iona and Hereworth and then the room went silent awaiting for the announcement of first place. The winner is... Taradale Intermediate! Applause and cheers filled the room. We all look forward to later on in the year when we will be travelling up to Wellington to compete in the Police Blue Light nationals!

Super Six Hockey

A group of excited Taradale Intermediate students departed for the annual Super Six Hockey with high hopes of bringing home the shield for 2015.  During the course of the day both the girls and boys team only conceded 1 goal which was an amazing effort. The teams got through the tournament undefeated, winning their games by over 3 goals and being clear winners on the day. 

25 June, 2015

Whanau Picnic Night

On the 14th of February 2015 students, parents and caregivers were invited to Taradale Intermediate to eat some yummy food and meet the teachers from the school. Overall it was a great evening for families and teachers, everyone enjoyed it and had a wonderful night meeting each other and eating their food. Teachers and parents thought that it was a wonderful idea so parents could meet the teacher and tell them a bit about their kids and what their goals are for 2015. Thanks to all those parents and kids that came to the great night!!

Super Six Soccer

Super Six Soccer
In Term One, two teams from T.I.S went to the Super Six soccer tournament. 

Each team played 4 other games and and the points were added together.  There girls had their work cut out for them with some challenging games.  The boys had a much easier road with big winning margins over a number of schools.   TIS was victorious once again winning the shield - a well deserved victory. 

Student vs Teachers cricket 2015

   Bring it on,
   At the end of Term one Taradale Intermediate had a tornament against students and teachers.
   We were happy to see Mr Coxon the old Principal on the field having a bit of fun.
   Steve was ready to play with his blue baseball bat.
   The students happily took the win and as for the teachers... they did well.