Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, June 8, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

After reading through the children's mid year reports across the school, I'd like to pass on sincere thanks to the teachers this week for all of their hard work updating assessment information, reflecting on each child's learning in class during the first half of the year and completing professional, personalised reports for each individual learner.

The reports will be available online at http://www.atschool.co.nz from this Thursday, and will be accessible using a unique username and password which will be sent both in hard copy and via email later this week.

The reports will offer you an overview of your child's overall 'Learner Profile' in relation to our school values, a measure of their own general effort and progress towards their learning goals, in addition to a prediction or judgement relating to their achievement against National Standards for reading, writing and maths.

As all parents know, children develop and learn at different rates and according to their own unique dispositions, talents and abilities. The important focus for each child - whatever their individual strengths and level of achievement - is on making sustained progress. While not everyone will meet the same target at exactly the same point, our role is to ensure that we are striving to meet the needs of each learner in every class, and that they are continuing to make progress towards their individual goals.

As our 'Achievers' value seeks to communicate to the children, success is relative. For this reason, when you receive your child's report, I would encourage you to read it in the conext of their own personal learning journey in order to celebrate their successes, gain insight into their progress to date and continue to give them positive messages about looking ahead to the next challenge.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Monday 08 June: PTA meeting in the Staffroom at 7.00 pm.
  • Thursday 11 June: Mid Year reports issued.
  • Friday 12 June: Sushi lunch.


Book Fair Helpers Needed

A reminder that the book fair will be at our school in two weeks’ time. This provides a great opportunity for you to view (and buy) some quality books for your children and encourage a lifelong love of reading.

EFTPOS will be available and you are welcome to purchase books to donate to the library. We look forward to seeing you there.

A big thank you to those parents who have offered to help. More helpers are required to make this event a success. We are open Tuesday – Friday (23rd- 26th June) from 8.30-9am and after school

Monday – Thursday (22nd- 25thJune) from 2.30pm – 4pm in the school library.

Please email our librarian on veronicam@titirangi.school.nz or contact the office if you are able to help with the book sales.


Year 6 children took part in the Bike Safe Programme run by Auckland Transport recently. This consisted of an hour long theory session and a one and a half hour practical session in groups of about 13.

The core skills covered in the Bike Safe training were:

• Carry out a bike check

• Carry out a helmet check

• Steer the bike and manoeuvre safely to avoid objects

• Understand the legal requirements and safety equipment for bicycles

• Get on and off the bike without help

• Stop quickly and with control

• Look behind

• Hand signals – stop, left and right turns

Remember, if you would like to bike or scooter to school, pick up your

licence application form at the school office!

Merit Awards

Congratulations to all of our TPS Merit Award winners this week!


HEADPHONES- recycle those old headphones

Room 21 is looking for some headphones - the over ear kind. They don't need to work or have a cord at all.

If you could help, drop them off at the office. Thanks



An exciting game this week against the Marina Firebirds. The first quarter was a nail biter as the Firebirds took a good lead. We shouldn't have worried because the 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters were completely dominated by the Keas. Amazing action from the entire team throughout the entire game with really good circle work, defence and feeding the ball down the court. This resulted in an outstanding win of 18-10 to the Keas. Player of the day went to Emma for her fantastic circle work and accurate shooting. Well done Keas!

Year 5

Kaurilands Magic 12 vs Titirangi Kererus 4

The Kaurilands team went ahead really quickly with a few scores right after the starting whistle has been blown. The Kererus did not let that intimidate them, improved their focus and strength especially in the second half of the game, when they also succeeded to score a few goals. However, in spite of all the effort the Kererus could not turn the game. Caoimhe was the team's Player of the Day for her relentless endeavour in wing position, scorer Bella was awarded the trophy for outstanding Sportsmanship/Teamplayer.

Titirangi Fantails 6 vs Sunderland 7

The girls played a great game this week – lots of beautiful passing and team work with no subs! We played well through the first 3 quarters, leading on the score board even when we were down a player for the entire first quarter. However Sunderland came back strong and beat us by one goal in the last few minutes of the game. All in all a great effort by the girls. POD goes to Lizzie who gave it her all with some fabulous passing, quick thinking and relentless effort.

Year 6

Titirangi Tuis 18 vs Summer Magic 8.

Wow, all I can say is, whatever our shooters had for breakfast, please repeat every Saturday. Some stella shots from afar (Lucy, Francesca, Chloe). Ofcourse there wouldn’t be any goals unless the ball was artfully passed to them. Great teamwork. POD went to Holly Fowler this week for her mid court action, fast feet and intercepts.

Year 4

Arahoe 8 Vs Titirangi Kingfishers 0

First game in our grade, it was a tough game but our girls worked hard. Some key players worked well in defence, but with some very strong opposition and great shooting we lost by 8-0. POD went to Esme for continually being in space and working hard.

Community Notices

Paradice opens a temporary ice rink in Auckland City at Aotea Square Thursday 11th June until 19 July.

As well as Ice-Skating, we will have a Double lane Ice Slide, which you can ride down on

snow tubes and sleds! www.paradice.co.nz for more info

School Holiday Fun at Paradice ~ Learn an Olympic Ice Sport!

Learn new ice skating skills, and enjoy fun games & activities during the Public Session

*Each week coaches will choreograph a group performance for Friday’s Ice Show

Classes for Beginner to Advanced skaters from 6 years+

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 9am-12noon ~ 1 hour Ice Skating Lesson & 2 hour Supervised Public Session

Week 1: Mon 6 July – Friday 10 July = 5 mornings, Week 2: Mon 13 July – Fri 17 July = 5 mornings

All Fees include Admission, Equipment Hire and Tuition, for more info or to enrol contact Paradice.

ENROLMENTS now open for TERM 3 CLASSES starting from 21 July after school on Tues & Thurs

Sat & Sun mornings + Hockey School Sat mornings. Classes also available for Adults! Tues 10am & Weds 7pm

136 Lansford Crescent, Avondale; Ph: 828 3800 ext 6; Fax: 828 4048; avondale@paradice.co.nz www.paradice.co.nz

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With thanks to:

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Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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