Titirangi Primary School News
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
From The Principal's Desk
Tēnā koutou katoa,
I trust you enjoyed the long weekend, bringing with it the new moon, heralding Matariki and the start of the Māori New Year.
The appearance of the 'Seven Sisters' star cluster is traditionally a time for reflection and looking ahead to new goals and opportunities, which links perfectly with the children's upcoming mid-year reports and Student-led Conferences, due later this term. The children will also be enjoying a range of Matariki-themed activities this week, including workshops involving ti rākau stick-games, creating clay taonga and learning traditional flax-weaving techniques.
With Matariki also being a time of great significance for family and whānau, we warmly invite you to join us this friday afternoon at school for an informal Matariki community gathering, including a sausage sizzle and performances from some of the children. This will be preceded by a student council initiative in the form of an 'Entrepreneurs' Market', with children invited to run their own stalls if they would like to participate.
We hope to see you then!
Nga mihi mo te tau hau
Greetings for the new year
- Matariki Opening Ceremony 9:00am on the Courts
- Year 6 Auditions for Senior Production
Wednesday 8th June
- Sushi Lunch orders to the office by 9:30am
Friday 10th June
- Sushi lunches
- Syndicate 3 Hosting Junior Assembly 2:15 in the hall
- Student Council - Market Afternoon 3-4pm on the courts (Hall if wet) - PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY CHILDREN FOR THE AFTER-SCHOOL MARKET
- Matariki Community Event- join us at school to celebrate at 4pm-6pm
- 40 Hour Famine begins
Notices & Reminders
The Annual Book Fair
Annual Book Fair
The Annual Book Fair is coming soon. During the week of the 4th – 7th July, we will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair in our school library. This is an important fundraiser for the library and provides a great opportunity for you to view (and buy) some quality, affordable books for your children and encourage a lifelong love of reading.
In order to make this event a success, we need wonderful parent helpers. An hour or two of your time is all that is needed. If you are able to help our librarian, Susan Wallace, process the book sales please follow the link http://goo.gl/forms/RAjINemqr4KZo5KZ2 and fill in the form online. No experience is necessary as Susan will be on hand to help. Please indicate which time(s) would suit you best and please include your phone number of e-mail so that Susan can get back to you. All volunteers go into a draw to win a prize pack…
Titirangi Market Afternoon:
Ramere (Friday) 3-4pm Over 60 stalls
The school council would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the first ever Titirangi Market Afternoon is ON this Ramere (Friday). Please support the stall holders and come on down to the courts straight after school.
WHAT: cakes, biscuits, drinks, toys, clothes, activities and much much more. When the market is done, the Matariki Celebration will begin – so come on DOWN and celebrate with us all.
Parents are required to accompany their child to the market - please do not send money in to school which can be easily lost!
Desperately Seeking Morning Walking School Bus Drivers:
We are in search of two drivers kicking off in Term 3.
These drivers are needed for our Monday morning and or Tuesday morning bus.
The bus departs Titirangi Library at 8.25am. We currently have 4 children on Monday morning and 5 children on Tuesday morning.
If you are able to help…..
Please contact Melanie Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sandra Grammer 021554857 email@example.com
Year 6 Bike Safe Programme
Year 6 children dodged the rain and took part in the Bike Safe Programme run by Dave Powell from Auckland Transport recently. This consisted of an hour long theory session and a one and a half hour practical session in groups of about 14.
The core skills covered in the Bike Safe training were:
• Carry out a bike check
• Carry out a helmet check
• Steer the bike and manoeuvre safely to avoid objects
• Understand the legal requirements and safety equipment for bicycles
• Get on and off the bike without help
• Stop quickly and with control
• Look behind
• Hand signals – stop, left and right turns
photolife Class and individual photos
This year we are offering a simple online viewing, order and payment system.
Please follow the instructions on your Shoot Key Code Card to process.
NOTE: Our School FREE DELIVERY period expires at 8:00am Monday 20th June 2016.
Your photo order will be dispatched to the school after this date and your child will bring the order home.Orders placed after the above 20th June 2016 will automatically incur a $6.00 Postage & Packing charge and the order will be dispatched to the delivery address requested.
Any queries, Please contact the school office.
T- Quiz - Hurry all you quizzers!!! The countdown is on - There are only 2 full tables left!! All bookings require a $50 deposit. It will be a fantastic fun filled evening and you will help raise money to support our lovely school.
Tables need to be paid for by Friday 17th June.
Matariki - 'The Māori New Year' - Come along and celebrate Matariki, it is a time to remember and a time to give thanks. The school is holding Matariki celebrations on the afternoon, early evening of the 10th of June. All are welcome. The PTA are supporting the event by providing food, BUT!! We wont be able to without your help, if you can lend a hand for half an hour it would be awesome. 10th June 4-6pm (needing helpers 3-7pm)
Fish and Chip Lunches Week 13th to 17th June
Next week we are holding our Fish and Chip lunch Week.
In order for this to run smoothly we offer the lunches on a set day per year level.
Please ensure orders are returned by the correct dates to make our order deadlines.
Year 0 and 1 - forms due Friday 10th June - Lunch is Monday 13th June
Year 5 - forms due Monday 13th June – Lunch is Tuesday 14th June
Year 3 - forms due Tuesday 14th June – Lunch is Wednesday 15th June
Year 4 - forms due Wednesday 15th June – Lunch is Thursday 16th June
Year 2 and 6 - forms due Thursday 16th June – Lunch is Friday 17th June.
TPS Netball -w/e 5/6/16
No Saturday games for yr’s 5 & 6 due to Queen’s Birthday weekend.
All go on Thursday for years 1-4.
Yr 4 - Titirangi Kingfishers 6 v Matipo Stars 4
Another great game from the girl's this week against a very well organised team.
They came out of the block's flying and quickly established a good lead with some crisp passing and great shooting and built on that to lead at half time. The Stars showed what good organisation and concentration can achieve and pegged them back, but our girl's looked and learned because in the 4th quarter they were outstanding and clinched the game.
Grace Murray was Player of the day who just seemed to be everywhere and linked up beautifully with all the girl's, great game. Go Kingfisher's!
Yr 3 Titirangi Kakapoes 4 v Holy Cross Kereru’s 1
The Kakapoes are all learning the new positions and playing in no rain was a real bonus! Great enthusiasm and perserverance from all the girls! Player of the day was Kaya Mataiti
Yr 1&2 Titirangi Honeybees v Sunnyvale Twinkle Stars
Great effort against the team from Sunnyvale. Plenty of strong defence from the Honeybees - player of the day was Ylvi Kosleck for her champion goal scoring