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Arts and Culture

THIS TERM'S CORNERSTONE VALUE IS: Manaakitanga + Kotahitanga + Poutamatanga+

Manaakitanga - Manaaki i a koe ano (caring for ourselves) Manaaki te hapori (caring for our community) Manaaki te ao (caring for our world) Kotahitanga (togetherness) Poutamatanga (striving to improve - climbing up stairs). Ma te kotahitanga ka ako, ma te kotahitanga ka manaaki - Together we learn, together we care


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Arts and Culture

2020 TAS Creative.

TAS Creative 2020 It is the time of the year again (in spite of Covid) that Tauraroa Area School is putting on it's annual festival of performing arts showcase, TAS Creative at Forum North, on Wed 16 Sept, starting at 7pm.

Entry is $10 for adults and $5.00 for children. This year the show will feature our school kapa haka roopu who will give a rousing opening to the night and this performance will be followed by drama, our school junior and senior concert bands, school junior and senior choir, soloists competing in the final of our school TAS Got Talent competition (vocal, guitar instrumental, Thai dance) plus the finals of our school Wearable Arts competition. Refreshments will be available at interval.  
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One of the key stars of the show is our very own (Year 13) student Angharad Yearbury Murphy.
Angharad has been involved in theatre and performance since a young age - certainly throughout her secondary schooling at TAS, Over the past few years, she has performed in: Jesus Christ Superstar  (2018) ensemble role; How time flies (musical) in 2018; The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty (play) in 2019 (and again in 2020 as lead female); Does your mother know that she's dead (play) in 2019 as supporting actress; RENT (musical) in 2019 ensemble role; and Ladies in Black (musical) lead female in 2020. 
Furthermore, she has been the lead singer and songwriter of the school rock band that made it to the Smoke-free rockquest regional finals. She has been the singer in the school Jazz band which participated in the Bay of Islands Jazz Festival; and has long been a part of the school choir and Whangarei Youth Music choir, and has had paid performing appearances at 116 and the Butter Factory. Her talent is such that she has been selected to sing on the radio for the Raw Sessions. 
If that isn't enough,Angarad also loves a challenge, and thrives on Shakespeare - both as a performer, and Director. Attached are 3 photos of Angharad in action on stage - the two pink tinted photos are from Ladies in Black and the 3rd photo is from her Sheila Winn Shakespeare Festival piece from earlier this year - the Northland winning Shakespeare piece Coriolanus in which she not only starred, but also directed; in last year's piece Romeo and Juliet,she played Romeo. 
At the end of the year, when she leaves school, Angharad plans to study for a degree in theatre/performance, and then pursue Musical Theatre professionally. 
So as you can see - the public have an ideal opportunity to not only see an impressive array of TAS talent on display on the 16 Sept, they can also see, first hand, what a very special talent young Angharad Yearbury Murphy really is.

The 2013 Northland Bernina Fashion Awards.

Sandra Guest won the open Wearable art section with a garment called ‘Twenty Tui’

It was made from plastic Jenny Craig dinner trays. These were cut into teardrop shaped sequins and hand sewn onto a black shift dress.

The choker was made from the same material in white to form the fluffy choker feathers of a Tui.

The outfit was inspired by 1920 style Charlston wear and the model (Sandra’s great niece) danced a few Charlston steps as she walked down the runway.



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