TERM DATES 2022

TERM ONE: Thursday 03 February - Wednesday 13 April

 

TERM TWO: Monday 02 May - Friday 08 July

 

TERM THREE: Monday 25July - Friday 30 September

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 17 October - TBC

 

IMPORTANT START DATES

Monday 24 January - Office Opens

Wednesday 02 February - Year 12 & 13 leadership workshops

Thursday 03 February - Pōwhiri for new students. Yrs 9, 12, & 13 begin

Monday 07 February - Waitangi Day

Tuesday 08 February - Whole School returns

 

TERM ONE IMPORTANT DATES

Tuesday 15 February - Athletics Sports

Thursday 17 February - BBQ for all staff & new students

Wednesday 02 March - Swimming Sports

Thursday 17 March - Te Ara Ako whānau partnerships

28 March - 02 April - Summer Tournament week

Wednesday 13 April - Last day of Term 1

Thursday 14 April - Collegue only day

Friday 15 April - Good Friday

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TGC Timetable

 

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Whānau Time 8.40am 8.40am   8.40am 8.40am
Period 1 9.00am 9.00am  9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 
Period 2 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 
Interval 11.00 - 11.25am 11.00 - 11.25am  11.00 - 11.25am 11.00 - 11.25am 11.00 - 11.25am
Period 3 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am 11.30am
Period 4 12.30pm 12.30pm  12.30pm  12.30pm  12.30pm 
Lunch 1.30 - 2.15pm 1.30 - 2.15pm 1.30 - 2.15pm 1.30 - 2.15pm  1.30 - 2.15pm
Period 5 2.20pm 2.20pm 2.20pm  2.20pm 2.20pm
School Ends 3.20pm 3.20pm 3.20pm 3.20pm 3.20pm

2022 Stationery Lists

 

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Canteen Menu


We offer a range of menu items for our girls.
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TGC Uniform

 

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Every student attending Tauranga Girls’ College agrees on enrolment to wear the uniform fully and correctly. The manner in which our students present themselves for daily work reflects their sense of pride. To maintain personal status and high standards for our College, it is important that all our students are well presented.

Stockists: (Clothing):

Stitch by Stitch 

  • 10 Twenty Second Avenue
  • Phone: 027 280 3055
  • Shop Hours: 

Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
January - February ONLY:
Open Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm 

 

NZ Uniform Shop

  • 94 Elizabeth Street, Tauranga
  • Phone: 07 985 6213
  • Shop Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Stockists (Footwear):

Hannahs
Number 1 Shoe Warehouse
The Warehouse

 



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APPROVED TGC UNIFORM 

 

Skirt

Years 9-11 Navy blue / mid blue check polyester pleated skirt. Knee length.

Years 12-13 Navy blue - polyester pleated skirt. Knee length.


Lavalava

TGC navy uniform Lavalava made to order from Lenco.  Can be ordered from  our uniform supplier Stitch by Stitch.


Trousers

TGC navy uniform trousers with embroidery 


Shorts

TGC navy shorts with embroidery

Shirt

TGC white blouse with blue striped collar with embroidery
(Students may wear a white long sleeved top under the blouse)

 

Jersey or Micro-fleece

TGC navy blue, striped V-neck woollen jersey OR TGC navy blue zip front fleece, both with embroidery.


Jacket

TGC navy jacket with embroidery or the TGC blazer

 

Footwear

Black polishable leather lace-up school shoes with white ankle socks OR black pantyhose
OR blue or black Roman Sandals in summer

(flat sole ballet type lace up shoes are not acceptable).

 

OTHER APPROVED TGC Uniform Items

 

Tights (Winter terms only)

Black tights are permitted to be worn during winter terms 2 and 3.

 

Scarf

Navy Blue or Black


Formal

Business shirt and TGC tie.


Jewellery

A wrist watch, one sleeper or stud in each ear and hair ribbons of school colour are permitted.


Hair

Our uniform code includes the wearing of natural hair colour only.  Non-natural colours that are vivid non-natural shades such as blue, purple, pink and organge, whether whole of head, tips, highlights or strands are non-uniform and not acceptable at school.

 

 

 

Bus Information 2022

All students are to wear face masks to access buses in COVID Level Red

 

Rural Buses

The Tauranga Transport Network Group (TTNG) manage the transport for our Rural students.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to ride on the school bus your family needs to live beyond the limits of the Regional Council’s Schoolhopper bus service.
Most of these buses are free, however, if you live west of the Wairoa River (that means heading towards Katikati ) then your bus is a ‘fare-paying’ bus. This needs to be paid from the website below.

 

2022 BUS PASSES NOW

The TTNG has launched a new bus pass system from 2002 onwards.

All Rural Bus students will need a bus pass to access the service.
Bus passes can be ordered from the TTNG website.
Order Rural Bus Pass

 

Ordered bus passes will be issued to students at school once the bus pass is ready. Bus Routes for TGC are: R1, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R16, R17, R18, R20, R23

Bayhopper School Buses

In 2022 all students travelling on dedicated Bayhopper school buses or Tauranga urban routes can travel for free before 9am and between 2.30pm and 6.30pm. This applies to school days only.

Students are required to use a Bee card on bus routes 802b, 803b, 901a, 901b

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Route descriptions, timetables and bee cards are available on the Baybus website.
Dedicated Bus Routes for TGC are: 802b, 803b, 805, 806b, 807, 808a, 901a, 901b, 903b, 903c

 

Public Bay Hopper Buses

Urban bus students need a registered Bee card to ensure they can access the free service on school days before 9am and between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.
Route descriptions, and updated timetables and registering for Bee cards are available on the Baybus website.

Any queries can be directed to Caroline Bird email: [email protected]

 

Latest information about buses for students

March 2022

  • All students must wear a mask to access any bus
  • Both school bus services are experiencing lower numbers due to whānau self-isolating so please ensure students are at the designated bus stop route a good 10 minutes earlier than normally scheduled.

 

Bay Hopper Dedicated school bus services will operate without restrictions during Alert Level Red. Parents and carers are encouraged to continuously check the website for any changes. www.baybus.co.nz.

Rural buses provided by Tauranga Transport Network will continue to run but parents and carers are advised to check the website for changes or cancellations. https://schooltransport.org.nz

For students travelling on public transport there are some limitations (Urban Hopper buses).

  • Reduced services are now in place
  • Most bus services are now running on Saturday timetables due to COVID-19 impacts
  • All information and updates will be posted to the Baybus website under Latest News https://www.baybus.co.nz/latest-updates/latest-news/ Please check the BayHopper bus information regularly for any further updates. If you cannot find the information you need on their website their call centres are open and customers can speak to them by calling 0800 4 BAY BUS (0800 4 229 287).

Any queries about the services should be directed to the two service suppliers listed above as they run the services not Tauranga Girls' College. We will endeavour to update parents of any changes when we receive them. Be assured we are seeking as much information as we can to support you and your pupil.

 

 

Student Absentees

 

To report your daughter's absence from school please contact the office or complete the absence form below. Absences can also be reported via our TGC app.

 

  • Students who are sick during the day, or who are injured while at school, are attended to in the Health Centre. Students who wish to visit the centre during classes must get a signed Health Centre slip from their subject teacher before leaving the class.
  • Students who require medication during the day should leave it with the nurse. If a student is too ill to return to class, her parents will be notified to make arrangements for her transport home.
  • A student may not go home when sick without permission. A student is not to phone or text her parents directly, she must go through the Health Centre and the Nurse will contact her parents.
  • Students must always, on the first day of return to College after any absence, bring a note signed by their parent, stating the reason for and date of their absence and give it to their whānau teacher or parents can ring the office to inform the school of an absence.

School Payment Details

 

Bank Account Details

The college bank account number is 01-0475-0055400-00.

As reference, please quote the student's name and if possible, what payment is for.  Additional details of payment can be emailed to [email protected]

 

Donations Scheme and what it means for families

Tauranga Girls’ College have opted into the Ministry of Education's School Donations Scheme for the 2020 year.

This decision has been made in line with the school’s first emergent strategic intent of Flexible Student-centred Learning. Learning is designed to include opportunities where every student is encouraged to explore, challenge and innovate so that they may thrive now and move forward with confidence. The Board considers the reduction in costs to parents a likely contributor to increased student participation in the rich learning opportunities the school offers.

While the $150 per student offered under the Ministry’s scheme will not cover fully the cost of the opportunities provided to our students, the scheme gives the Board the opportunity to review our community funding sources and reduce the burden on families. It is the Board’s expectation that we will maintain the current learning offering to our students.

The Board acknowledges the scheme is likely to incur a financial cost to the school. Although it is impossible to quantify exactly the cost of this scheme the Board endeavours to underwrite the financial cost to enable the school to trial the scheme for the first year without impacting on the rich learning opportunities afforded to our students. Any voluntary donation that you make will of course assist us and we thank you for your commitment to our school by doing this.

The actual cost of the scheme will be able to be quantified before the decision for the 2021 year needs to be made.

Yvonne Handley,
Chair - Tauranga Girls' College Board of Trustees

 

You will note that because we have opted into the donations scheme a fees list does not exist but some costs will still need to be paid under this scheme. Some curriculum items have been clarified below. Note that extra-curricular activity costs such as sport, will still incur costs and will be charged to families.

  • Printing – all students will be credited with $3 to their printing account at no cost to the student. From the historical information we have we believe this should cover students’ printing requirements for the year, with the exception of some subject areas that have a traditionally higher print cost, students in these areas will be given an extra credit amount. Please note, it is the responsibility of the student to be efficient in the use of this balance.
  • Workbooks – where workbooks are part of the curriculum, the student will have the option to buy a write on workbook which they will keep. If the student does not wish to purchase a workbook to write in, there will be an option to receive a workbook that will be returned to the teacher at the end of the year or unit of work, not written in so they are available for other students to use.
  • Software resources – these will be provided by the school while the student is at school. If a student chooses to load and use software on their own devices for home, there will be a charge.
  • Curriculum Day trips – these will now be paid for by the school e.g. Bio trip to Maketu
  • Overnight trips – we will ask for a contribution to the cost of these trips.
  • Food – there will be no charge for food for food technology and hospitality classes.
  • Art, Textiles and Hard Materials – there will be a charge for the materials used for projects as the item is made to take home.

Staff Contact List 2022

 

We encourage whānau to contact staff either by phone or email for support at any time during the year.

Staff

NAME
POSITION
HOUSE
EMAIL
Ms Tara Kanji
Position: Principal
House: -
Mrs Alice Cade
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Batten
Mrs Philippa Ferguson
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Te Auetu
Ms Glenda Rowlands
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Mansfield
Mrs Emma Talbot
Position: Deputy Principal (Acting)
House: Sheppard
Mrs Kylie Valentine
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Whina
Ms Ngawai Hooker
Position: Deputy Principal (Maternity Leave)
House: Sheppard

 

Admin

Mrs Julie Cole
Position: Principal's PA
House: Sheppard
Mrs Maria Cunningham
Position: Receptionist and Administration Support
House: Whina
Ms Deborah Taylor
Position: Administration Support
House: Sheppard
Mrs Louise Umbers
Position: Administration Support
House: Mansfield

 

Attendance

Mrs Helen Conway
Position: Attendance Service Work Coordinator
House: -
Mrs Kelly Greaves
Position: Attendance & Pastoral Support
House: Batten

 

Art

Ms Megan Johnston
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Te Auetu
Ms Sarah Beaufoy-Holland
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Carol Ogilvy
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Ms Minette Soekoe
Position: Art Teacher
House: Whina

 

Business Studies

Mrs Donella Wright
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Batten
Ms Sandi Bell
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mrs Melanie Hill
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mr Tony Lawrence
Position: Teacher
House: -
Mr Tony Maguire
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Leigh Summerville
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu

 

English

Mrs Jane Finnimore
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Te Auetu
Ms Robyn Mankelow
Position: Sheppard House Dean
House: Sheppard
Ms Joanna Appelman
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Miss Laura Currie
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Sally McCann
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mrs Laura McIntosh
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Ms Piper Mejia
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Ms Jessica Rejthar
Position: Teacher
House: -
Mr Christoper Rumbold
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Ms Carina Rumney
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Tess Scully
Position: SCT
House: Batten
Miss Bryony Smith
Position: Teacher
House: Whina

 

Finance

Mrs Maxine Bird
Position: Business Manager
House: Batten
Mrs Wilna Human
Position: Finance Assistant
House: Te Auetu

 

Guidance

Ms Jenny Beets
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Whina
Mrs Julia Lange
Position: Guidance Counsellor
House: -
Ms Chantal Stopford
Position: Guidance Counsellor
House: Mansfield
Ms Lavinia Finau
Position: Youth Development Lead
House: Te Auetu

 

Health Centre

Ms Karen Bidois
Position: Health Centre Coordinator
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Kim Croxon
Position: PHO Nurse
House: Batten
Mrs Ana McFarlane
Position: PHO Nurse
House: Whina

 

International

Mrs Linda Clifford
Position: Director of International Students
House: Batten
Mrs Toni Bieleski
Position: Homestay Coordinator
House: -

 

Languages

Mrs Margot Glaser-Brown
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Sheppard
Mrs Li Feng-Brignall
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mrs Ulemj Glamuzina
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Aneta Wright
Position: Teacher
House: Batten

 

Languages ILAs

Ms Rima Behere
Position: ESOL Tutor
House: -
Mrs Molly Gao
Position: ILA Languages
House: -
Email: -
Ms Pascale Harwood
Position: ILA Languages
House: -
Email: -
Mrs Mireia Tenas Salarich
Position: ILA Languages
House: -
Email: -

 

Learning Support

Mrs Karen Gilby
Position: Leader of Learning / SENCO
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Kiely Cummings
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard

 

Learning Support ILAs

Mrs Rima Behere
Position: ILA
House: Sheppard
Ms Gabrielle Cohen
Position: ILA
House: -
Ms Maree Cohen
Position: ILA
House: Mansfield
Miss Natalie Dawson
Position: ILA
House: Batten
Ms Robyn Dixon
Position: ILA
House: Mansfield
Mrs Carol Hitchcock
Position: ILA
House: Whina
Ms Karen Holmes
Position: ILA
House: Whina
Mrs Cindy Lawrence
Position: ILA
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Sarah McDuff
Position: ILA
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Ruth Moore
Position: ILA
House: Sheppard
Mrs Jane Sanders
Position: ILA
House: Batten
Ms Kiani Tahere
Position: ILA
House: Mansfield
Ms Cindy Welch
Position: ILA
House: Whina

 

Library

Ms Rosemary Middleton
Position: Librarian
House: Mansfield
Ms Sarah Whitaker
Position: Library Assistant
House: -

 

Māori

Whaea Te Rangimarie Hamiora
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Batten
Whaea Kirimatao Ahomiro
Position: Teacher
House: Whina

 

Mathematics

Mrs Linda Boubee-Hill
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Batten
Ms Zoe Blissett
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Caroline Bird
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mrs Louisa Du Plooy
Position: Teacher
House: -
Ms Michelle Mooney
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Carolyn Nemeth
Position: House Leader
House: Sheppard
Mrs Felicity Pitt
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Miss Megan Robinson
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Ms Judith Somerville
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs May Tran
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Ms Anh Wong
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mr Grant Wright (on leave)
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Ms Claire Yee
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Ms Carla Gugenberger
Position: Teacher
House: Batten

 

Music

Miss Stephanie Geor
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Te Auetu
Mr Mal Brady
Position: Assistant Leader of Learning
House: Whina

 

Pathways

Mrs Ann Marie Wilson
Position: Careers Advisor
House: Whina
Mrs Liz Coster
Position: Future Pathways Coordinator
House: -

 

Performing Arts

Dr Tracey-Lynne Cody
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Sheppard
Ms Christina Cassells
Position: -
House: -
Ms Alana Gain
Position: House Leader
House: Mansfield

 

Physical Education

Ms Jill Noble
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Mansfield
Mrs Kaye Barnett
Position: Director of Sports
House: Sheppard
Miss Abby Bastin
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Miss Stefanie Belworthy
Position: Whina House Dean
House: Whina
Ms Alana Gain
Position: House Leader
House: Mansfield
Ms Leah Marumaru-Flynn
Position: Te Auetu House Dean
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Erika Mastny
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Ms Tamara Patete
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Mrs Claire Richardson
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Ms Glenda Rowlands
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Mansfield
Mrs Lucy Sheppard
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Ms Joanna Thomason
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Ms Ezias Smith
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu

 

Property

Mr Tony Kell
Position: Property Manager
House: Sheppard
Mr Trevor Brown
Position: Caretaker
House: Whina
Mr Samson Nathan
Position: Groundsman
House: Batten
Mr Naresh Patel
Position: Groundsman
House: Mansfield

 

Science

Ms Treena Blythe
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Batten
Ms Kate Harvey
Position: House Leader
House: Te Auetu
Mr Joseph Wright
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mr Richard Hendra (on Leave)
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Bridget Prendiville
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mrs Kelly Baxter
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mrs Sarah Tortoiseshell
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Ms Rachael Leckie
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Miss Isis Metcalfe
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Ms Andrea Crawford
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mrs Carolyn Pentecost
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Mr Hedley Timbs
Position: Science Technician
House: -
Mrs Kiely Cummings
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard

 

Social Sciences

Mrs Nicky Hodson
Position: Leader of Learning (Acting)
House: Mansfield
Miss Sarah Elmore
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mrs Philippa Ferguson
Position: Deputy Principal
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Rebecca Gillgren
Position: Teacher
House: Batten
Mrs Sarah Gardner
Position: Mansfield House Dean
House: Mansfield
Ms Rebekah Genet
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Mrs Pam Jones
Position: House Leader
House: Whina
Ms Anna Larsen
Position: Batten House Dean
House: Batten
Mr Louis Morell
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mr Rowan Oswald
Position: Teacher
House: Shepperd
Ms Rita Perigo
Position: Teacher
House: Mansfield
Miss Caroline Simmonds
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Emma Talbot
Position: Deputy Principal (Acting)
House: Sheppard

 

Sports

Mrs Kaye Barnett
Position: Director of Sports
House: Sheppard
Miss Lucy Backus
Position: Sports Coordinator
House: Mansfield
Ms Jeanna Cooney
Position: Netball Coordinator
House: Te Auetu

 

Technology

Mrs Fiona Lochhead
Position: Leader of Learning
House: Batten
Mr Chris Ferguson
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Ms Pam Foyle
Position: Teacher
House: Sheppard
Mr Mike Goldstein
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Grace Jensen
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Mrs Audrey Keightley
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mrs Megan Nelis
Position: Teacher
House: Te Auetu
Mr Donald Wallis
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Miss Rebecca Odyssey
Position: Teacher
House: Whina
Mrs Angela Murphy
Position: Technology Technician
House: Te Auetu

 

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