Tikorangi School

Te Kura O Tikorangi. Term 1 Week 1 5th February

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Kia ora koutou to our Tikorangi School whanau.

We have had an awesome start to our first week!! Our children are all happy to be back at school and we are too. We do have the best staff and students in New Zealand in my unbiased opinion :)

A big welcome to our new staff this year:

Aaron Bailey-Nowell who will be working across a lot of our classes in a variety of capacities.

Yvonne Martin who will be working mainly in our New Entrant class.

We do have support staff in a lot of classes throughout each day.

A huge thanks to Todd Energy who provide support staff at literacy time in every class for our students. This is a huge commitment of over $40 000 they are supporting us with last year and this year.

A big welcome to our new families as well. We hope to see you all at our School Picnic next Wednesday night.

We have an exciting year planned with as many opportunities as we can fit in for our students. We do have our school events calendar on our website too.

Remember, no school on Monday as is statutory holiday for Waitangi Day.

School Picnic Wednesday 10th February

Where: Tikorangi School

Time: 5:30-7:30

Bring along a picnic dinner for 6pm. There will be a game of cricket going and the pool will be open. Come along and meet other families and our teachers :)

Litterless Lunches

We are an enviro school and one of our strategic goals is to promote environmentally friendly practices. From next week, we are encouraging litterless lunches and any rubbish in lunchboxes will be sent home. We will be modelliing what littlerless lunchboxes look like and encouraging our children to have no rubbish in their lunchboxes.


Term 1

9th February Lets go Biking Kiwi class Year 5-6

10th February School Picnic from 5:30pm

11th February Lets go Biking Toroa class Year 5-6

18th February Classes learning First Aid

25th February Classes learning First Aid

25th February American for Year 5-6

2nd March School Swimming sports

12th March Cluster Swimming sports

19th March School Triathlon

23rd March Cluster Triathlon

29th and 30th March Lets go biking and scootering -Year 1-4

Parent/student/teacher interviews date to be confirmed

Professional Development Focuses for staff for 2021

We are at the forefront of teaching and learning at Tikorangi School.

This year our three main professional development focuses are:

- Structured Literacy which is where children are taught to read using the sounds of words and decodable texts.There has been a lot of media coverage about this lately.

- Write that Essay- improving writing skills Year 3-6

- Developing our localised curriculum starting with how are we ensuring our children are curious, active thinkers and what are we doing to provide opportunities for this as we want every child to be curious about everything and actively engaged in their learning.

Term dates and Teacher Only Day Dates

Term 1

Term 1 16th April

16th April Last day of Term 1

Term 2 starts 3rd May

4th June Teacher Only Day

9th July last day of Term 2

Term 3 starts 26th July

6th September Teacher Only Day

1st October last day of Term 3

Term 4 starts 18th October

Teacher only day to be confirmed

Last Day of school is 17th December

Friendly Reminders from Mrs Nancarrow

1. Please name all clothes as we can give them back.

2. All Year 4's-6's need a sports teeshirt. You can purchase one at the school office for $26. We have no eftpos.


ATTENDANCE- IF YOUR CHILD IS AWAY FROM SCHOOL PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 06 7546634 OR text our CELL PHONE 027 264 6631 Try not to ring our cell phone just text as our cell phone coverage is poor.

Please ensure you have the school stream app and find Tikorangi School as that is our main method of communication.

All new families will be getting a seesaw link very soon.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TikorangiSchool

Check out our website at https://www.tikorangi.school.nz/ (we are just updating over the next few weeks)

CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL KERRY NANCARROW BY EMAIL DIRECTLY principal@tikorangi.school.nz or ph 027 7568034

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Todd Energy Proudly Supporting Literacy At Tikorangi School

We are so fortunate to have the support of Todd Energy to fund a teacher aide in every class at literacy time for 2020 and 2021. Our students and teachers hugely benefit from having the extra expertise in the class whether it is taking reading groups of varying abilities, supporting children who are having difficulties or supporting the independent reading or writing activities while the teacher is taking a group. We are very thankful for this funding.

Thanks Whanau

Thanks for all you do for us and your ongoing support. Enjoy your long weekend.

On behalf of the Tikorangi School team

Ka kite ano

Kerry Nancarrow - Principal