Newsletter Week 2 Term 4

Titahi Bay Intermediate School 25th October 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Labour Day - Monday 24th October 2022 (No School)
  • NZ Shakeout Day - Thursday 27th October 9.30 a.m.
  • Intermediates Poly Fest - Friday 28th October at Masterton
  • St Johns Weaving Wellbeing Workshops - Thursday 28th/29th October

Principal's Korero

Welcome back to our final term for the year. We only have 9 weeks left of the school year with a number of events planned for our students and community. Our Year 8 students will be getting ready to depart us as they move onto their next journey of their education and our Year 7 students will be ready to step up into the tuakana role. This is all very exciting.

I have included our What's On for Term 4 with a range of school, sporting and community events scheduled so ensure that you keep this handy so that you know what is coming up.

Over the holiday break Rooms 1, 2 and 3 had new double glazed windows installed which has definitely made a difference to the amount of road noise that comes in. We are still awaiting the installation of the side benches which cover the heating pipes that run along these windows. There are still a few more minor building works to be completed, so we look forward to this.

100% Attendance for Term 3 2022

Congratulations to the following students for achieving 100% attendance for Term 3. With all the bugs going around these students have managed to attend everyday of the term.

Congratulations to:

Andvari Marsters-Kirk, Samuela Radravu, Sariah Laavasa, Milan Rabson, Caitlin Macleod, Alisha Thepsurin, Isaac Williamson and Giovanni Hura Robinson.

End of Term Certificate Recipients

Congratulations to the following students for demonstrating our TE ARA values:

Harmony Isa'ako,Jakob Moore, Kodak Bennett, Maya Phillips, Jahvarna Heta, Kyle Tavai-Marshall, Nevaeh Thompson,, Saxon Addy-Andrews, Porourangi Haenga-Sutton, Bronson Kelleher, Destiney Wawatai-Ngaau,Giovanni Robinson Hura, Jordan-Tailor Climie Heke, Joseph Ammunson, Elora Forgeson, Brandon McRoy, Tekau Whata Matenga, Lorelei Lindsay, Salem Edmonds, Mereana Morrison,. Jacob Tupene-O'Donnell, Hayden Mahoney,

Girls Self Defence Course

All of our girls have been fortunate enough to participate in a one day Self Defence Course, held over the past 3 days. A big thanks to the funding provided through Patsy Schwalgar our Social Worker in Schools. Our girls enjoyed their experience and it was great to see them participating and developing the confidence to manage challenging situations that they may come across.

Friendship Force - San Francisco Manuhiri

We welcomed visitors from San Francisco on Thursday who are travelling around Aotearoa as part of the Friendship Force. It was great for them to go into the classes and talk to our students about where they come from and share their U.S.A culture with our students. Our Kapa Haka and Siva group performed to share our talents and culture of our students in our school.

Te Ara Puawai - Afterschool Tutoring

We will be starting our Te Ara Puawai - Afterschool tutoring next Tuesday 25th October and Thursday 27th October 2022. Your child will be bringing home a permission slip, so if you would like your child to attend either one day or both then please complete the form and return to the school office. This is a great opportunity for extra learning in maths and english for those students who are keen to develop their learning more.

New Zealand Shakeout Day

Next Thursday 27th October 2022 we will be participating the National Shakeout Day being carried at 9.30 a.m. This is a timely reminder for our students and whānau to remember the Earthquake emergency procedures that we have. If we sustained a strong earthquake, we would need to evacuate our school and walk up the back stairs and make our way to Titahi Bay School as we lie in a Tsunami zone.

With this, can you please ensure that if you have moved addresses or changed contact numbers then please let the office know.

St Johns Weaving Wellibeing

All of our students will be participating in 10 sessions of Weaving Wellbeing. This programme is designed and delivered by St Johns to all of our class for free. This programme develops positive thinking and self worth with a focus on understanding positive and negative emotions.

Workshops will be delivered every Thursday and Friday to each class. This is a another great opportunity our students to build up their confidence and have positive strategies to manage themselves as they continue on their life journey.

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Paper Plus - North City

Paper Plus at North City is locally owned and has all your back to school needs! They also offer a rebate to schools if you purchase from them. All you need to do is mention Titahi Bay Intermediate. We appreciate you doing this as we can put the rebate towards new books for our library! You can shop instore, online or through click and collect.
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School App and Website

Remember to download our App so that you can keep up to date with what is happening. This will be great for our sports teams. Ensure that you link into the sports team that your child is in so that information can be sent out to these teams.
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We all know the construction sector is facing unprecedented demand and there's a widespread shortage of skilled tāngata. If we're to have any chance of meeting demand, businesses need to look beyond the usual 'go-to' groups when recruiting.

There are few women in trades roles in construction, and we're encouraging change.

This event is on Thursday, 27 October 2022 at the Wharewaka Function Centre in the Te Puni Room, Wellington City

Nibbles will start at 5:00 pm for a 5:30 pm event start.

We anticipate wrapping up the event around 7:00-7:30 pm with a chance for people to mingle.

To register for this event please contact Le Fale job and skills hub at

Please note, we have a bus in Porirua City to transport to and back from this event, however there are limited spaces. Please see the attached flyer to secure your spot on the bus transfer.