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Tamaki College is the ﬁrst school to be part of the Student-ScientistMentor Scheme. Students enter the Scheme at Year 10 and are matchedwith a scientist mentor. In their ﬁrst year they participate in the RoyalSociety of NZ CREST programme, undertaking a novel scientiﬁcresearch project which is linked to the New Zealand curriculum.The students attend regular workshops at the Liggins Institute andhave Liggins Institute staff working with their teachers in school.The students are in their second year in the the Institute’s Student-ScientistMentor Scheme, one of the outreach programmes of the innovativeLiggins Education Network for Science, directed by senior BiologyTeacher, Jacquie Bay.
The students presented their ﬁndings to an invited audience including theTamaki College Tongan Parent Community Group, families and friends.A group of students from our school have been exploring issues of diabetesand obesity with researchers at The University of Auckland’s LigginsInstitute. The work is linked to assessment in science at NCEA Level 1 andthe students have set it within the context of it’s impact on Maori andPasiﬁka Communities.
The Auckland University of Technology offer Tamaki College threeScholarships each year.1. The Signiﬁcant Student Scholarship• Must study at degree level• Must be on target to achieve 60 Crs at L3• NZ Citizen or permanent resident• Selected by Tamaki College on the basis of leadership excellence demonstrated at secondary school in community, cultural or sporting activities2. Vice Chancellors Scholarship• Must study at degree level• Must be on target to obtain 80 Crs at L3 credits• NZ Citizen or permanent resident• Selected by Tamaki College on the basis of consistent academic excellence demonstrated at secondary school3. Pasiﬁka Community Partnership Scholarship• Must have the potential to successfully complete an under graduate – degree and a track record of success – academic, sporting, cultural or leadership• You can pathway to a degree but must meet the following criteria the poten- tial to complete an under graduate degree• NZ Citizen or permanent resident• Must have - Pasiﬁka ethnicity• Selected by Tamaki College on the basis of leadership, and excellence dem- onstrated at secondary school in community, cultural or sporting activities
Scholarships that Tamaki College students generally apply for.The University of Auckland Chancellor’s Awards for Top Maori and PaciﬁcScholars• Top Maori and Paciﬁc scholars who are NZ citizens or permanent residents of over two years, currently in Yr 13 at a NZ secondary school and enrolling full time at the University of Auckland• You must have been at Tamaki College for a minimum of one school year prior to the award being offered• Basis of selection: Academic ability based on results from NCEA L2 plus demon- strated cultural participation in Maori or Paciﬁc context, all round ability, leadership potential, motivation to attend and likelihood to succeed at a research-led Univer- sityThe University of Auckland Jubilee Awards (School leavers)• Offered to students who are NZ citizens or permanent residents of over two years, currently in Yr 13 at a NZ secondary school and enrolling full time at the Univer- sity of Auckland• Basis of selection: academic merit, motivation to succeed at University and ﬁnan- cial need
The University of Auckland Scholarships• Offered to students who are NZ citizens or permanent residents of over two years, currently in Yr 13 at a NZ secondary school and enrolling full time at the University of Auckland.• Basis of selection: outstanding academic ability based on results at L2 or higher, as well as demonstrating leadership potential, all round ability, and achievement in cultural and sporting abilitie sand motivation to attend a research-led University.• To hold the scholarship the awardee must obtain at least 80 L3 credits or L4 NCEA with a substantial portion at Excellence.The University of Auckland Alumni Scholarship• One student nominated by Tamaki College.• Offered to students who are NZ citizens or permanent residents of over two years, currently in Yr 13 at a NZ secondary school and enrolling full time at the University of Auckland.• The basis of selection will be academic merit, motivation to succeed at Univer- sity and demonstrated ﬁnancial hardship.The First Foundation Scholarships:High achieving Year 11 students who are achieving academically in Year 12 areconsidered for the scholarship. The scholarships provide students with the majorityof their fees paid for University, mentoring and holiday employment. To be eligibleapplicants must be on track academically and have a ﬁnancial need – this is basedon the parental/caregiver income.
ALDIS Scholarship:• Study mathematics over 2009 Summer School period (Jan/Feb) at the University of Auckland.• Students leaving school at the end of this year with in an interest in studying some mathematics at University.• Students from a Maori or Pasiﬁka background.• Successful applicants will take Maths 102 course at Summer School or an ap- propriate alternative.• All Summer School and course fees will be paid for by the Department of Mathematics.• In addition each successful applicant attending Summer School will receive $1000 from the Department of Mathematics.• A pass in the Summer School will be credited towards a degree when the scholar is admitted to enroll at the University of Auckland. General:• Breakout Scholarship data base covers a wide range of scholarships available for all Tamaki College students to search. Please see Careers staff for log in details and password.• Travel schools often offer scholarships – check out web sites for details or see Tamaki College careers staff.• Contact your Iwi.
In Term 3 our school celebrates maths week by encouraging studentsto participate in the Mathex competition as well as a variety of chal-lenges, auctions, survivor games, online activities, origami and otherfun activities. Both students and staff also participated in the dailychallenges.Thanks to all the Maths teachers for their hard work, creativity andboundless energy and to Mrs Pamaka for sponsoring the lap-top andvouchers to the value of $50 for each winner.The overall maths week winner receives a lap-top.
Commitment“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating inwork, in play, in love” - Anne MorrisExcellence“Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude” - Ralph Marston Responsibility“The price of greatness is responsibility” - Winston Churchill Thinking“Thinking is easy, acting is difﬁcult, and to put one’s thoughts intoaction is the most difﬁcult thing in the world” - Johann Wolfgang von GoetheSuccess“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”- Arnola. H . Glosqow