Titirangi Primary School News
Monday, April 4, 2016
From The Principal's Desk
Tēnā koutou katoa,
As you may be aware, there has been coverage in the media recently regarding the new Health and Safety Act legislation that comes into effect today, so I thought it may be timely to briefly outline how this affects us here at school.
The Act does usher in some substantive changes with implications for schools, staff and Boards of Trustees, and there has been a degree of confusion and conflicting views from a number of sources on how the Act may be interpreted and ultimately enforced.
In preparation for the new legislation, the Board has been working for a considerable time on reviewing the guidelines and our own policies relating to aspects of Health & Safety, Education Outside The Classroom, Police Vetting and other related school procedures. This has helped us to reinforce well-established systems and the proactive approach we take and I am pleased to say that you can expect 'business as usual' as far as school life for the children goes.
As a school, we of course have a primary duty of care that is always our overriding priority, and the Board takes its responsibilities for due dilligence very seriously. Even in the new legislative environment, however, rest assured that we have confidence in the robust processes we have in place for the safety and wellbeing of all students.
I would also add that we have no plans whatsoever to get in the way of children taking the kind of managed, sensible and supervised risks that are part of life and of a natural, well-rounded, healthy childhood.
So, you can be reassured that as far as climbing trees, experiencing challenge during Education Outside the Classroom and having opportunities for general, good-natured 'rough and tumble' play and recreation, you should not expect significant changes or limits to the experiences available to all the children, but that we will continue to take a sensible and measured approach at TPS.
Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Notices & Reminders
BOT Triennial Elections 2016
PRE-BOOK FOR TERM 2....MAKE THE MOST OF THE MUSIC EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED AT THIS SCHOOL. Individual guitar and piano lessons are offered at school during school time.
For information or to enrol, contact the Music Education Centre on 0800893939 or through our website www.musiceducation.co.nz
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS COMING SOON
Entertainment books will be sent home with the eldest child tomorrow. Please take the time to look through as there are many savings to be had. Simply return the book to the office if you do not wish to purchase. If you would like an electronic copy please click on the link below. Early bird orders receive bonus vouchers. The books are still at the same price of $65.00 each. All sales will donate $13 per book to our school. Don't forget that vouchers can be shared amongst family members and friends who might live in different parts of Auckland.
FISH AND CHIPS
Just a reminder that We are running Fish and Chips lunches this week.
Due to the size of the school, the classes are split into year levels to manage the orders. Please look out for them in the children’s school bags. They must be returned by the cut- off dates below.
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
PTA CLOTHES SWAP
Revamp your wardrobe for a fraction of the usual cost! Dig out that top that you have never been brave enough to wear or those trousers that didn’t quite fit and help raise money for our school. Donate a bag of unwanted, good quality ladies clothing, shoes and accessories – and walk away with a new look.
How it works: Please purchase a ticket - internet banking: Titirangi PTA, A/C no. 123100022768700, using your name and ‘CSwap’ as reference. Tickets also available (cash or eftpos) from the school office. Next 20 tickets purchased receive a ‘goody bag’ on the night! Your ticket will entitle you to a bag of swapped items.
Please donate your bag of items by the MORNING of Friday 8thApril. (No underwear, swimwear or earrings please).
It is important that you bring your ticket along with you on the night.
There will be non-alcoholic punch and nibbles available on the night as well as advice regarding clothing colour and style and on site alterations! Feel free to bring a bottle and enjoy a night out with friends whilst updating your look. We look forward to seeing you there! Warmest regards PTA