Titirangi Primary School News

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

From The Principal's Desk

Tēnā koutou katoa,

I trust you enjoyed a fantastic long weekend with the family and some fine weather. Just to clarify for anyone who is still wondering about the extra day, the Easter Tuesday holiday has in fact been a legal requirement for all state schools for many years, although as it happens the last time it fell outside the school holidays was 2008, which is why it may seem like an unusual occurence.

In any event, it no doubt offered a timely break for our returning Y6 teachers, parent helpers and students from Camp Adair. As Y6 parents will no doubt have heard, the children had a fantastic time working together and enjoying some challenging outdoor education in the spectacular setting of the Hunua Ranges. I would like to thank all those who made it such a success, particularly to a great group of parents, the Y6 teaching team, and Teresa for overseeing as Camp Leader.

Once again, it was fantastic to see the children stepping up and stepping out of their comfort zone a little, encouraging and supporting one another, which is always examplifies our school values in action.

I'd also like to say well done to all of our outstanding runners in the Junior Fun Run last week! While we try to emphasise having fun and participation over the competitive element for our younger children, we certainly saw some outstanding performances to be congratulated and some great promise for future Interschool events!

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

Alan Jackson



  • Friday 01 April: Year 5 to Birkenhead Leisure Centre.
  • Syndicate 2 hosting junior assembly in the Hall at 2.15 pm.
  • Sushi lunch.
  • Monday 04 April: Photolife Class photos. (Portrait photos on 14 April)

Cycling All Cycling Enthusiasts!

Are you a keen cyclist? Do you have project management skills/experience or even just lots of enthusiasm and a little time to spare?

In the coming months, the board will begin setting out an overarching 'Vision Plan' for the school, including classroom upgrades and further development of outdoor spaces to maximise learning and recreational opportunities for the children.

As part of this, we are currently developing some key proposals for the board to consider, including the development of cycle tracks on the school grounds. If you would be keen to work with the school, with support and expertise from the Bikes in Schools Trust, to explore the possibilities and help develop a plan for the Board to consider, please contact alanj@titirangi.school.nz. For more information on the programme, please click on the clip below.

Auckland Transport video about Bikes in Schools

Well Done Swimming Zone Champions 2016!

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Congratulations Kate, Jade, Luke, Ollie, Lily, Adam, Bella, Maddox, Scarlett, Nikita, Riley, Isabella, Chloe, Alice, Georgiana, Te Kari, Caitlin, Violet, Charlie, Annie Mae, Flo and Caiomhe - an outstanding performance!


All sponsorship monies need to be handed to the office (including forms and money) by no later than Friday 15 April.

Junior Fun Run!

Merit Awards

Well done to all of this week's Merit Award winners!


Dear parents,

We are running Fish and Chips lunches the week beginning Monday 4th April.

Due to the size of the school the classes are split into year levels to manage the orders.

Order forms will be coming home next week.

Please look out for them in the children’s school bags.

They must be returned by the cut of dates below.

Rooms 1, 3, 23, 24 Fish and chips on Monday 4th April. Orders must be in Friday 1st April by 9:30am.

Rooms 8, 12, 18, 22 Fish and chips on Tuesday 5th April. Orders must be in Monday 4th April by 9:30am.

Rooms 15, 16, 17 Fish and chips on Wednesday 6th April. Orders must be in Tuesday 5th April by 9:30am

Rooms 19, 20, 21 Fish and chips on Thursday 7th April. Orders must be in Wednesday 6th April by 9:30am

Rooms 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 Fish and Chips on Friday 8th April. Orders must be in Thursday 7th April by 9:30am



With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

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Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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Titirangi Supervalue Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School


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