Sport - Week 4 Term 1

Tauranga Primary School

Tauranga Primary School appreciates the support of the Lion Foundation, who provide funding for our Sport Co-ordinator role.

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Register and pay for sport activities online.

Jo's Sport Talk

TPS summer sports teams are now all in full swing. Remember that children play sport for enjoyment and that winning is only part of the fun, so praise effort and performance over results.

Please know that I am always happy to share photos and news about any team or individual sporting successes with our school community.

The websites below are very helpful for information about each sport. Remember that the draw is also posted each week on the TPS sports noticeboard, situated outside the school library.

Playing dates for Term 1 sport, and websites for draws and cancellations

Rippa Rugby - Friday 19th February to Friday 26th March

Flippaball - Tuesday 16th February to Tuesday 6th April

Kiwi Volleyball - Friday 12th February to Friday 16th April

Junior Cricket - Saturday 13th February to Saturday 27th March

Fast Football - Tuesday 16th February to Tuesday 13th April

Athletes must wear their TPS school shorts and TPS PE top to these sports (they can also wear these tops to our TPS sport and inter-school events. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50.


The junior school kick started the sports calendar this week with the annual "Splash and Dash". The race included a run and swim, but the best part was definitely the finale, a slippery slide towards the finish line! Well done to all the children for finishing the course.

Other School Sport Opportunities:

Go Girls Cricket Programme is on Thursday 18th February, 25th February and 4th March. These sessions take place on the school field 8:00am - 8:40am, they are free, and are available to any Year 4-6 girls who are willing to learn more about cricket and improve their skills. All those involved will have the opportunity to compete in the BOP Cricket Girls Rainbow Cup in March. Email me your daughter's name if they are interested, or simply turn up on Thursday mornings.

There are other school sports events this term, including the Pahoia School Triathlon on Sunday 28th February, and the BOP Primary School Golf Championships on Friday 26th March. Although we are not entering a school team, if you are interested in your child competing, please email me for further information.


BOP Cricket Girls Rainbow Cup - Wednesday 10th March 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

TPS Swimming Sports - Tuesday 16th March @ Memorial Pool

Top Schools - Thursday 18th March 3:30pm - 7:30pm @ Gate Pa Primary School (Year 6 team)

South Cluster Swimming Championships - Tuesday 30th March 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Greerton Pool

WBEET Aspiring Future Athletes - Wednesday 7th and/or Thursday 8th April 9am - 3pm @ various locations around Tauranga

BOP Surfing Competition - Friday 9th April @ Waihi Beach

WBOP Swimming Championships - Wednesday 14th April 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Greerton Pool

We require parental support at all of these school events. Please contact me if you can help out in any way via email on

With this in mind, we have the TPS Swimming Sports coming up in week 7 (Tuesday 16th March) and will require parent support with roles such as timekeeping and recording results. Please email me if you can help out at all during the day.


Blue Rovers Football Club winter registrations for all grades are now open for the winter 2021 season. All registrations are done through their website -

Any questions - email

Finally, I am located in the school Tech block during the hours below, otherwise email is a reliable source of contact.

My office hours:

· Monday and Tuesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Wednesday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Jo Taele

Junior Splash and Dash

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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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Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk/Run event

We’re are hoping children and families will join us on Saturday the 27th of March at Coronation Park in Mt. Maunganui to help Waipuna Hospice raise much needed funds to provide the best possible care and support for those affected by life limiting illness and bereavement.

With a sign up price of $10 for individuals, $40 per group of five and under 18’s free, the Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk/Run is a Family Friendly event that which will be an entertaining, social way to get together and support Waipuna Hospice at the same time.

For more details and to sign up for this super fun family friendly event, simply click on the following link or enter it into your internet browser:

Please sign up today - challenge your friends, win spot prizes, get dressed up, have fun, and through your support, join the team of amazing heroes at Waipuna Hospice who provide the best possible end of life care to those in our community facing terminal illness and bereavement.

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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222


Fiona Hawes

Deputy Principal

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley