Sport - Week 4 Term 4

Tauranga Primary School

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Due to the upcoming school production, we ran our senior TPS Athletics Championships at the end of T3. Despite competing at the end of winter, it was still a great day watching all of the kids do their best at the various run, jump, throw activities.

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded certificates for the best overall athletes from the day.

Year 5 Girls: 1st Meleane Hala, 2nd Sophie Ormsby, 3rd Ruby Trueman

Year 5 Boys: 1st Max Taylor, 2nd = Louis Evans O'Loan and Phoenix Robertson

Year 6 Girls: 1st Alex Ormsby, 2nd Brooke Valois, 3rd = Olivia Keane and Varny Sun

Year 6 Boys: 1st Aidan Soper, 2nd Henry Hyett, 3rd Jackson Cook

These athletes plus many more will now represent TPS and compete at the South Cluster event on Tuesday. Best of luck from everyone at TPS!

In the second week back to school, Brooke Valois and Fabian Hill entered the WBOP Inter-School Tennis Tournament over in Papamoa. Both kids had a good day. This was Fabian's first tennis tournament, and he won 3 out of 5 games in the social grade. Brooke played in the girls premiere grade and came runner up, losing in the final 6/4.

All of our summer sports teams are well underway, and we have several teams competing in our local Rippa Rugby and RIP Rugby, Fast Football, Cricket, Flippaball and Volleyball competitions. The final playing dates for these leagues is below. The draw will be posted on the sports noticeboard outside the school library, plus the following websites can be useful for finding out the weekly draws and cancellations.

Also, if any Year 5 or 6 students are keen to play volleyball the team would love to have a couple more players.

The final playing dates for the summer sports leagues are as follows:

· Kiwi Volleyball – Friday 11th December

· Cricket – Saturday 12th December

· Fast Football – Tuesday 8th December

· Flippaball – Tuesday 8th December

· Rippa Rugby and Quick Rip – Thursday 3rd December

Fast Football –

Flippaball –

Kiwi volleyball –

Rippa rugby and RIP Rip –

Cricket –


Ryan Blair recently received the Batter of the Year Award for Albion Cricket Club. Ryan also received a trophy for Best and Fairest Player in his U11 rugby team at Tauranga Sports Rugby Club.

Zack Percy has just been named in the Baseball NZ un12 extended squad. He will go into camp in January, and from this a team will be selected to compete at the Oceania qualifier for WBSC Baseball U12 World Cup. The Oceania qualifier series will be held in Australia in March 2021, (travel restrictions permitting). This is exceptional news, and everyone at TPS is very proud of you Zack!

A few TPS kids went and toughed it out at the Rotorua Mud Run last week. Well done Tyson, Shania, Dylan, Heidi and Myla.


This Sunday 8th November, WBOP Cricket are holding an Age Group Development Day intended to help with the selection process for the 'Riverbend Cricket Tournaments' in January 2021. The Development Day is open to all age groups and all players interested in playing for WBOP Junior Representative Teams at 'Riverbend'.

Year 4 & 5s - 10:00am-12:30pm @ Gordon Spratt Reserve N02 field

Year 6 - 10:00am - 12:30pm @ Waipuna Park

The annual Weetbix Tryathlon is on once again at Mt Maunganui, on Sunday 22nd November. I have created a school group and to enter through this you can follow the link:

By joining the school group you can be a part of a school photo taken at the event, and have the chance to win some awesome prizes for TPS.


South Cluster Athletics Championships on Tuesday 10th November @ Tauranga Domain 9:00am - 3:00pm

WBOP Athletics Championships on Wednesday 25th November @ Tauranga Domain 9:00am - 3:00pm


A reminder that any loaned TPS PE tops, or any sports equipment that you have borrowed in Term 3, need to be returned to the school office ASAP, as we now required this for Term 4 sports teams. PE tops can be purchased from the office for $26.50, and can be worn for out of school sports teams and at our sports days.

Remember I am always happy to share any individual or team successes in the sports newsletter. We love to hear about our budding sports stars.

Finally, my office is in the Technology Block, and my office hours are:

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 9:00am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Please feel free to pop in at anytime, however, email is often the best source of communication.

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Sport Photos

Miki from Drops Photography will once again be photographing our summer sports teams. You will see Miki at our school events, plus at the weekly competitions. Miki's photos will be available to view and purchase on the FaceBook page ‘TPS School Events Photos by Drops Photography’.

Follow the link

Any enquiries please contact Miki via email on
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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele


Fiona Hawes

07 578 6222

Deputy Principal

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley