Sport - Week 2 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

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and you are ready to jump into all of the sporting opportunities in 2021.

Term 1 offers many popular summer sports, and TPS have entered teams in to the local Flippaball, Rippa and RIP Rugby, Volleyball, Fast Football and Junior Cricket competitions. Most of these teams have sufficient numbers, however, there is room for another player or two in the following teams:

  • Year 1&2 Division 3 Cricket (and possibly Year 3-6 Cricket as I am looking at creating another team)
  • Year 1&2 Fast Football
  • Year 3&4 Flippaball

If your child is interested in any of the above sports, please email me first, then we can organise payment and get them involved.

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

Team lists for all of our TPS sports teams will be distributed by the end of next week. Please email me, if you have not received a team list before the start date of your chosen sport.

Athletes must wear their TPS school shorts and PE top to these sports. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50 and can only be worn when representing TPS in sports teams and inter-school sporting events.

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 8:00 - 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.


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

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

BOP Surfing Competition @ Tay Street Beach, Mt Maunganui. Date and times TBC.

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


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

Tauranga City Basketball under 11 Rep Trials are on Sunday 14th February at the TrustPower Arena. Email to register

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

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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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222


Fiona Hawes

Deputy Principal

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley