Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

Titahi Bay Intermediate School 3rd November 2021

Principal's Korero

Welcome to Week 3. The weather is warming up and it is great to see our students playing out in the playground and on the field. A timely reminder that students need to get back into the habit of wearing a hat. Students can wear plain navy blue caps or bucket hats with no logo's on it at all. Sun block will also be available during break times and will be located with the sports equipment trolley. I do encourage students to apply sun block before coming to school as well as during break times.

With us still remaining at Alert Level 2, a number of Inter-Intermediate Sports events have been cancelled. This includes Ki-o-Rahi and the Touch Rugby Tournament. A big thanks to Jamie Mill and Chaedyn Ngaroi for volunteering to coach these two sports if we were to go ahead. The Wellington Regional Athletics competition has also been cancelled by the organisers as we had 3 students qualify for this event.

TBI Hangi

We only have 8 hangi tickets left, so if this Friday you feel like warming your puku with a tasty Hangi then contact the office and order a ticket now. $12.00 per hangi which includes chicken, pork, lamb, potatoes, kumara, pumpkin, cabbage topped with beautiful stuffing.

If you are available on Thursday (tomorrow) from 11.00 a.m to help peel potatoes and kumara then please come along to the staffroom. Just remember to scan in at the office.

On the same day at 5.00 p.m. we will start to pack the hangi into individual packs, so if you can provide an hour for us then please come along to the staffroom. More hands make light work.

This fundraising will be going towards the purchase and installation of a basketball/netball combination set as we need to replace our aged basketball hoops.

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TBI Comedy Night

Tickets are selling fast and with limited places available you need to act fast. If you want to enjoy a few hours of laughter then support our Comedy Night which is being held at TBAY CAFE. Tickets available from the school office or scan the code on the poster.

See you there!

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Last Thursday we all participated in the NZ Shakeout event that was held nationwide. At 9.30 the bell indicated that the earth was moving, all students and staff STOPPED, DROPPED and HELD onto something. We then evacuated to our evacuation area.

This is a timely reminder that if we had an earthquake that was followed with a tsunami warning, then the whole school would then walk up the back stairs to Waiuta Street and would then make our way to Titahi Bay School. This is where you would need to come to and pick your child/ren up.

It is also a good time to ensure that we have the correct contact details for you so that if needed we can make contact with you.

Head Lice

A notice came home last week as head lice have made themselves present at school. Please ensure that you check your childs hair and treat if necessary. When treating your childs hair it is also important to wash their bedding, clothes and hair brushes as well.


Regular attendance at school has a big impact on student achievement. We have a few students who have been absent due to illness. Just a friendly reminder that if your child is away from school for 3 or more days due to illness it is important that they have been seen by a doctor. While you are at the doctors can you also please request a Medical Certificate and pass it onto school. Our Health nurse will be able to follow up on students who have continuous illness to support our whānau.

Thank you to our whānau who have kept their child at home if they have presented with a sore throat, headache or high temperature. If you are concerned with their symptoms then please take them to have a Covid 19 test to be safe. Doctors are also doing Strep throat swabs as well as this can be the reason for many sore throats.

I have shared with you a document that provides you with a table of the impact of days students are absent or late for school. You will be surprised with this information as we don't realise that regular day off a week or daily lateness would equate to a large amount of time off school.

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Upcoming Events

  • Schoolwide testing - Week 4