Newsletter Week 10 Term 3

Titahi Bay Intermediate School September 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Last Day of School - Friday 30th September 3.00 p.m.
  • Term 4 Starts - Monday 17th October

Principal's Korero

Kia ora koutou katoa,

We have arrived at the end of another term and yes we are finally back in the administration block. There will still be building work happening over the school holidays with the windows on the south side being replaced in Rooms 1, 2 and 3 as well as in the Art block.

We had an amazing Trophy Night on Wednesday and it was great to see our students up on stage being able to perform in Brio, TBI Sing, Band, Kapa Haka and Siva. They have been working hard learning their words, notes and moves and finally had the opportunity to share them with our school community.

A big congratulations to our students who received awards at Trophy Night, we are all proud of your efforts throughout the year. I big thanks to Jessica Kay and Max Ellis for being fantastic hosts on the night.

Next term will be full of a range of learning experiences as we head to the end of the year.

I am sure that you are all looking forward to spending some quality whānau time over the next two weeks.

Keep warm and have a great holiday.

Tu Roa Pilot Programme

Our Tu Roa Pilot programme (Stand Tall) is a multi-faceted educational and mentoring programme that focuses on empowering rangatahi to reach their full potential. Our students have been excited to be a part of this programme working in small group workshops and doing lots of team-building activities while developing their self-confidence as well as building connections within the wider community.

Thanks to Rachel Mckinnon for running this awesome new programme!

Easy Builds with Koro Max Pilot Programme

Our Easy Builds with Koro Max programme has been up and running for 4 weeks. Our students are enjoying working alongside Koro Max and Patsy. Our main focus for students taking part in this programme is Tuakana Teina, budgeting, problem-solving, and learning new skills and strategies to promote confidence in working in a team environment. This group of students are also working together as they build a ride on trolley together.

Basketball Tournament

On Thursday our boys' basketball team took part in a basketball tournament at Te Rauparaha Arena. They played five games over the day and played teams from across the wider Wellington region.

Well done to all our boys who took part in this tournament. A big thanks to Mrs Emily Farrer for organising and running this event and to Sammie Roomataaroa for managing the team on the day.

Quiz Night

A BIG THANKS to Allie Rutherford and Greg Ellis for organising and running our annual Quiz Night. Also a big thanks to the various people who assisted with obtaining sponsorship from a range of businesses and people which were used for raffles.

We would also like to thank the many supporters who came along and participated in the night, there was great competition and fun was had by all. Hopefully, we will see you all again next year.


A big THANK YOU to the following people for their amazing support in organising our Quiz Night.

Allie Rutherford

Amanda Berry

Amanda Joe

Dairne Kaimoana

Gillie Fox

Jude Pointon

Luisa Ilera

Velli Brian

TBI Staff

Also a big THANK YOU to the following businesses for their amazing support in providing prizes for the night.

Alayna Flighty

Arena Aquatics

Blue Bridge Ferries

Bubu's Lashes


Get Fixed

Golden Rose Nails

Hair and Makeup Boutique

Jazzilicious Kombucha

Jessica's Soy Candles

Kornelia Smith Massage


New World Porirua

Seaview Therapeutic Massage

Solid Toothpaste

Te Rito Gardens

Titahi Bay Intermediate

Titahi Bay Pharmacy

The Interislander

Typawa Consulting

Whittaker's Chocolate


Student Council

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Trophy Night

Congratulations to our trophy winners for Term 3 2022:

Academic Excellence - Kahurangi Waa

Excellence in Attitude and Effort - Aniwaniwa Moki Poese

Sporting Excellence - Ruben Trapp

Citizenship - Gianni Martin

Most Improved in Maths - Jack Granger

Most Improved in Literacy - Reon Menzies

Excellence in The Arts - Alisha Thepsurin

Excellence in Te Reo Māori - Jahmal Thompson-Coombe

Excellence in Languages - Tane Mill

Excellence in Mana Whakatipu - Ivy Muir

Excellence in Manaakitanga - Jacob Abrigo

Te Ara Puawai - Afterschool tutoring

Next term we will be offering afterschool tutoring for those students who are needing extra support with Maths and/or English (Literacy). Te Ara Puawai will operate from 3.10 - 4.00 p.m. on a Tuesday and Thursday and will be led by Mrs Fourie and Mrs O'Reilly. There will also be extra teacher/adult support during these times.

The concepts covered will support the scaffolding of the foundational skills needed to support our students' progress in both Maths and Literacy.


Place value to decimals

Adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers

Multiplication and division


Comprehension skills





Permission slips will go out during the first week of Term 4 with Te Ara Puawai starting in Week 2. It is essential that if your child signs up for one or both afternoons that they attend consistently and we are informed if there are any changes to this.

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Paper Plus - North City

Paper Plus at North City is locally owned and has all your back to school needs! They also offer a rebate to schools if you purchase from them. All you need to do is mention Titahi Bay Intermediate. We appreciate you doing this as we can put the rebate towards new books for our library! You can shop instore, online or through click and collect.
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School App and Website

Remember to download our App so that you can keep up to date with what is happening. This will be great for our sports teams. Ensure that you link into the sports team that your child is in so that information can be sent out to these teams.
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If your child loves doing cartwheels, handstands, trampolining, flips, or parkour moves, then they will thrive at Bigair Gym!

Bigair Gym classes are excellent for fun, focus and fitness! Children learn new skills and develop personal confidence and self-achievement! Strong focus is given to safety and technique, ranging from fundamentals to advanced skills. The structured classes follow a Bigair Badge Programme, which creates focused learning, and allows children to achieve and feel personal progression!

Bigair classes include GYMNASTICS, TRAMPOLINING, TUMBLING, FREE RUNNING (that’s parkour with flips) & CHEERLEADING! Inquire about Bigair BIRTHDAY PARTIES too!

GET IN QUICK FOR TERM 3 GYM CLASSES & BIGAIRS POPULAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME! Bookings open Mon 27th June. Booking in is easy online at or contact your local Bigair Gym office today.

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