Term 2 Highlights Tyndale Park Christian School 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences

It was great to catch up with most parents at the Parent-Teacher Interviews at the start of the term. We have been humbled and encouraged by your positive and constructive feedback. Thank you for making the effort to come and see us.

Science Roadshow

Our Room 2, 3 and 7 (Year 2-7) students were inspired by what they saw and did at the annual Science Roadshow. This fieldtrip complimented our intentional focus on science inquiry this term. We truly appreciate the support of the parents who have been able to help us with transport and supervision. Our school’s progress and success are always a result of the time and effort our community are willing and able to contribute. Thank you for your hearts of service!

Indigitous Ed Hackathon

A group of our high school students attended the first ever Indigitous Ed High School Hackathon and two of our students were in the group who created the winning project. The aim of the day was for every participating group to create a digital animation of a passage in Mark narrated in Māori. A project like this has never been attempted in New Zealand and it has been a privilege to be part of making history with an eternal outcome.

The APO Mousike Ensemble

The Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra’s Mousike Ensemble visited our school and blessed our students with excellent performances of classical and contemporary compositions. The musicians taught our students that you could achieve excellence with the talents God had blessed you with if you practiced them diligently.

Careers’ Expo

Our high school class has been able to visit the annual Careers’ Expo at the ASB Showgrounds and quite a few of them have left the event inspired and more informed of possible career options

Interface Xpo

Tyndale Park Christian School was asked by the organiser of the Interface Xpo, an annual educational technology show, whether our students could create a video that showcased the event from a student’s perspective. A group of four Year 7 students and Mrs Bagrie attended the event and spoke to most of the major exhibitors and some of the other adults who attended the event. Interviewees commented on the quality of our students’ questions and their confidence. We were very proud of our students’ efforts.

Chelsea Factory School Tour

Room 5 (Year 8-10) participated in the Chelsea Factory School Tour. Our students, teachers and parents were inspired by the great experience they had at an iconic New Zealand factory and the possible career opportunities that exist for students in the New Zealand economy.

Confident Christianity Conference 2019

Most of the students in Room 10 (Year 11-13) attended the first night of the Confident Christianity Conference put on by Thinking Matters, a New Zealand apologetics ministry. Stuart McAllister from RZIM encouraged attendees that God, as He reveals Himself in the Bible, is the only One that can offer us real hope as we search for answers in uncertain times.

Chesspower Auckland Regional Primary Tournament

Our primary chess team played in the Auckland Regional Tournament organised by Chesspower after they won the local cluster competition earlier this year. Like last year, it has been a phenomenal learning experience for them. Clinton McCormick was our top placed player in this tournament and TPCS placed fourth. We hope we will be able to find someone in our community who is willing to head up and coach a TPCS Chess Club because God has blessed us with some great strategic thinkers – and there are likely others who still need to be discovered. Please contact the office if you are interested and able to volunteer your time in this way.

ACS Sports

There had been some changes to the ACS sports’ tournaments again this year. The ACS Soccer Tournament has had to be postponed to Week 4 of Term 3 due to the lack of availability of a suitable field. The colds and flu that have been doing rounds amongst our community decimated our senior netball team and prevented them from taking part in the ACS Netball Tournament this week. However, our Year 9-10 team did participate and represented God, their families and the school very well. We are proud of them!

Leadership & Public Speaking - Class Assemblies

Every term, each class gets an opportunity to lead an assembly. Teaching others messages from the Bible help our students develop a better understanding of the Good News. It also develops their leadership and confidence in public speaking.

Photo by Courtney Hedger on Unsplash

We want to thank you for partnering with us for your children’s education. We are grateful for all the members of our community who were able to either volunteer their time to help around the school, vehicles to provide transport to field trips and sports events or finances through generous donations. Christian education is best when it is done in community! We hope you have a blessed time together as a family. We look forward to seeing you on Monday 22 July!

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