Week 5, Term 2 2021
Tauranga Primary School Newsletter
Tēnā koutou katoa,
Ngā mihi nui, ki a koutou katoa - warm greetings to you all.
Thank you to all of the families who made our learning conferences a pleasure to be part of last week. We had student teachers observing some meetings so that they could see how important it is to work together in partnership. Building up relationships (whanaungatanga) is a priority in all aspects of successful education.
This week saw our TPS cross country in action. Well done to all the students who participated. Congratulations to the winners, and a massive well done to the students who did their best, even though cross country is a massive challenge for them. Persistence and resilience are skills we encourage at TPS.
Congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 RIP Rugby team who beat Maungatapu Primary last week in a nail biting final at the RIP Rugby Qualifying Tournament. The team will now compete at the BOP event in two weeks time. Our EPRO 8 team qualified for the semi-finals, however did not move through to the finals. Our Literacy team also had a great time at the Literacy Quiz at Tauranga Intermediate, competing against Year 6, 7, 8 students; our team came first in the Year 6 category. Thank you to all three teams for so ably representing our school. Thank you to the adults who coached and mentored the teams, giving them the confidence to participate and to challenge themselves! We aim to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
Please see the notice below that provides details of our PUM (paid union meeting) on Thursday 1st of July. Please note that this is the day before our TOD (Teacher Only Day) on Friday 2nd July. The TOD allows our teachers to attend workshops at Tauranga Intermediate and the school will be closed. This early notification aims to help you prepare for both of these days.
A big thank you to the families who gift books to our library when it is their child's birthday.
Nau mai, haere mai - a very warm welcome to Tama Arona who has recently started at TPS. We are glad to have you and your family as part of our TPS TEAM.
We wish everyone a happy three day weekend for the Queen's birthday celebration and will see you back at school on Tuesday 8th June.
Noho ora mai,
Teacher's Paid Union Meeting Thursday July 1st
We have been given notification of a Teachers' Paid Union Meeting on Thursday 1st July, in the afternoon. All teachers in the union are entitled to attend. We ask you to assist us on this afternoon by:
picking up your child(ren) from 12:30pm. There is no need to notify us beforehand, just sign out your child(ren) with their class teacher on the day.
notifying the office if your child(ren) will be staying at school. There will be a skeleton staff available to supervise remaining children until 3:00pm. Either fill in the online form, on our TPS website: https://www.tauranga.school.nz/school-shop?art=6073, or notify the office.
Thank you for your continued support,
TPS Breakfast Club
- 7th June - Queen's Birthday- School closed
- 21st - 25th June- Kia Kaha- Anti Bullying Programme
- 22nd June - BOT meeting, 7:00pm
- 25th June -Matariki breakfast whole school-7:30am - 8:30am
- 25th - June - FOTS Pizza Lunch
- 25th - 28th June - Matariki
- 30th June - Funky fun day - Year 3 and 4
- 1st July - Teachers Paid Union Meeting - Please pick up from 12:30pm
- 2nd July - Teacher Only Day - School closed
- 9th July - Last day of term- school finishes at the usual time
Calling all old mobile phones
RE:MOBILE mobile phone recycling scheme collects and recycles old mobile phones and provides rewards, such as sports equipment to the school. It would be great if you could rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes at home and bring into school any unwanted mobile phones. Get mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles to ask around at work and see if anyone has replaced their mobile phone recently and bring them along as well.
Phones collected help reduce waste sent to landfills, save valuable materials and energy, and help look after New Zealand’s waterways.
Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the reception area at School.
We are currently reviewing the Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement policy. We invite you to visit the School website - Policies at https://tauranga.schooldocs.co.nz (note that there's no "www."), our username is "tauranga" and password "belltower".
We would encourage you to record any feedback you have on this policy on the site so your opinions can be considered as part of the review process.
COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD
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