Sport - Week 4 Term 3

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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With the current Level 4 Lockdown restrictions in place, scheduled weekend sport will be affected. At this stage, the following has been confirmed:

Year 5&6 Basketball on Friday 20th August CANCELLED

All ages Rugby on Saturday 21st August POSTPONED or CANCELLED

Primary School Hockey on Saturday 21st August has been CANCELLED. More information will be available next week to whether these games will be re-scheduled or not.

Fun Sticks Hockey on Saturday 21st August has been CANCELLED and is now finished for 2021.

Netball is yet to confirm. If games are on our TPS teams are playing at the following times:

TPS STARS vs Matua Herons court 8 @ 10:50am

TPS MAGIC vs OPS Gems court 17 @ 10:50am

TPS THUNDERBIRDS vs TAKP Hot Shots court 9 @ 2:50pm

Please check the website on Friday evening for confirmation -

Please be aware that if these games are played on the weekend, rules and regulations may be in place, including hygiene measures and limited spectators.

Also to be postponed is the TPS New Entrant Fun Run. This will be held at a later date, and more information will be available soon.

WBOP Rugby League 9-a-side Tournament

Last Wednesday, our TPS Rugby League Team competed in the annual WBOP Rugby League 9-a-side Tournament. Considering most of the children had never played rugby league, they did exceptionally well, learning and adapting to the rules and following strategic game plans. The team won 4 out of 5 games, losing only to the overall winners Te Akau Ki Papamoa School. Placings were based on points, and TPS finished in a well deserved 4th place. Ka mau te wehi! Nga mihi to Cam and Brent for coaching the team and making the day so enjoyable. There are photos below, taken by Miki from Drops Photography, of some of the players in action.


(websites include draws, cancellations and further information)

Please note that these may now change due to Level 4 Lockdown


Final playing dates:

Years 1 - 4 Saturday 28th August

Year 5 & 6 Saturday 4th September (if the team qualifies for the Finals)



Final playing dates:

Little League (years 1 & 2) Monday 20th September

Year 3 & 4 Tuesday 21st September

Year 5 & 6 Friday 24th September



Fun Sticks (Year 1 & 2) Saturday 21st August

Mini Sticks (Year 3 & 4) Saturday 28th August with a prize giving afterwards

Kiwi Sticks (Year 5 & 6) Saturday 21st August FINALS with a prize giving after each grade


All sport uniforms and sports equipment borrowed from the school must be returned after the final games. I recommend that managers collect all uniforms after completion of the final game and return these to the school office with the gear bag. Thank you.


Te Puke Gym Sports Cheerleading Competition (Year 5 & 6) - Friday 3rd September @ Te Puke Gymnasium

Kakahu Pekepeke Rugby 7s Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 14th September @ Mitchell Park in Ōtūmoetai

Girls 7-a-side Rugby Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Thursday 23rd September - 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Arataki Park in Mt Maunganui

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


The TPS Magic, our Year 3 & 4 netball team, competed in their first tournament on the weekend. The team played 5 games, and won 4 of them. This earned them 2nd place overall and they received some neat prizes. Pai te mahi TPS Magic! Check out their victory photo below.

Please know that I am always happy to share photos and news about any team or individual sporting successes with our school community.

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 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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Sport Photos

Miki from Drops Photography has once again be photographing our winter sports teams. You will see Miki at our school events, plus at the weekly competitions. This term, Miki's photos are available to view and purchase at the school office (samples are at the office now), plus remain on the FaceBook page ‘TPS School Events Photos by Drops Photography’. Get your orders in before the end of Term 3.

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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