Totara (Years 7-8)

Leader's name: 
Stephen Wood

Kia Ora from Totara...

Totara is made up of 3 classrooms (T1, T2, and T3) that have students in Year 7 and Year 8. Stephen Wood (T1), Kim Hines (T2), and Natasha Power (T3) lead the team of Totara learners.

Totara is a very vibrant and energetic syndicate. The students have many opportunities to represent themselves, their family and their school in sporting and academic activities.

Totara children are very lucky to have 2 exciting camps to look forward to. Our ‘winter’ camp to Hanmer Springs includes abseiling, mountain biking and orienteering (and a rewarding soak in the hotpools). Our ‘summer’ camp is to The Marlborough Sounds. The week long camp includes all the sorts of this you’d expect; fishing, kayaking, swimming, but also includes a launch trip to the historic Ship’s Cove.

High expectations and levels of achievement are expected from the students within Totara. Superb pedagogical and content knowledge delivered by the teachers, ensures success in traditional academic areas, within a fun and caring environment.  

Totara is truly an exciting syndicate to learn in.