Sport - Week 6 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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Jo's Sport Talk

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The BOP Cricket Girls Rainbow World Cup opened the 2021 inter-school sports calendar yesterday, with their annual event at the Bay Oval. The tournament provides all the players the opportunity to put to practice the skills they learnt during the free girls cricket programme that took place at school over the last few weeks. Our girls cricket team, the TPS Tutus (dressed in a rainbow of tutus), played amazingly well. The team won all four games convincingly and showed some impressive skills; sneaking in extra runs, whacking 6s through the fence line, and bowling and catching the opposition out. The TPS Tutus also demonstrated great sportsmanship amongst themselves and to other teams. Congratulations to Tia Poroa and Meleane Hala for receiving "Player of the Day" awards, and to Jessica Teague for being recognised as an "Upcoming Player of the Future" by BOP Cricket.

The TPS Swimming Sports is our next sporting event on Tuesday 16th March for all year 3-6 students.

Date: Tuesday 16th of March

Venue: Memorial Pools

Time: 9:00am-10:45am Middle School (events begin around 9:30am) Students need to arrive at school by 8:50am please.

10:00am-1:00pm Senior School (events begin around 10:45am)

Who: Years 3-6 competitive and non-competitive

Transport: Middle School will walk from TPS at 9:00am and return just after 10:45am. The Senior School will walk from TPS at 10:00am and leave at 1:00pm.


Lunch: The children will be back at school for lunch - please ensure they have plenty to eat

What you need to bring:

  • Wear house shirt to school - this will then be worn over togs when not in the water. Your child will still need to bring their school uniform shirt to wear home afterwards as their house shirt will get wet over their togs.

  • Togs, two towels, goggles, rash shirts, hat (school), sunscreen

  • Food and full water bottle - enough for a full day

  • Your best behaviour and a positive “can do” attitude

  • A fleece or jacket in case the weather is cold

  • A raincoat

If it is raining:

The decision will be made by 7:30am whether the middle school and those competing in senior non-competitive will attend. Senior competitive events will still go ahead unless there is torrential rain, in which case they will be moved to an alternative date. An email will be sent and TPS Facebook will be updated.

Parental assistance

If you are able to assist with timing and/or recording for our competitive events please email

If we are at Level 2 no parents will be able to attend - apart from those who are registered to help.

The websites below are very helpful for information about each sport. Remember that the draw is also posted each week on the TPS sports noticeboard, situated outside the school library.

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

Athletes must wear their TPS school shorts and TPS PE top to these sports (they can also wear these tops to our TPS sport and inter-school events. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50.


TPS Swimming Sports - Tuesday 16th March @ Memorial Pool

Top Schools - Thursday 18th March 3:30pm - 7:30pm @ Gate Pa Primary School (Year 6 team). Come down and support our TPS team and enjoy an exciting evening!

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

BOP Surfing Competition - Thursday 8th April @ Waihi Beach (NOTE DATE CHANGE). Please email me if your child would be interested in representing the school at this surfing competition.

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

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


The Pahoia School Triathlon has been changed to Sunday 28th March. If you are interested in entering your child, email

The BOP Primary School Golf Championships is on Friday 26th March. We will not be entering a school team. If you are interested in your child competing as an individual, please email me for further information.

The Banana Boat OceanKids Series is coming to Mt Maunganui Main Beach Saturday 3rd April - a great chance to have a go at a 100m or 200m ocean swim close to shore, in a safe, supportive, and fun environment. Every child who participates will receive a finishers medal, photo, other goodies, and a great day at the beach! Visit for more info and to enter.


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

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 and Tuesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Wednesday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Jo Taele

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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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Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk/Run event

We’re are hoping children and families will join us on Saturday the 27th of March at Coronation Park in Mt. Maunganui to help Waipuna Hospice raise much needed funds to provide the best possible care and support for those affected by life limiting illness and bereavement.

With a sign up price of $10 for individuals, $40 per group of five and under 18’s free, the Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk/Run is a Family Friendly event that which will be an entertaining, social way to get together and support Waipuna Hospice at the same time.

For more details and to sign up for this super fun family friendly event, simply click on the following link or enter it into your internet browser:

Please sign up today - challenge your friends, win spot prizes, get dressed up, have fun, and through your support, join the team of amazing heroes at Waipuna Hospice who provide the best possible end of life care to those in our community facing terminal illness and bereavement.

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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222


Fiona Hawes

Deputy Principal

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley