Newsletter Week 8 Term 3

Titahi Bay Intermediate School September 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Quiz Night - Saturday 17th September 7.00 p.m.
  • B.O.T Meeting - Monday 19th September 5.30 p.m.
  • Queen's Memorial Public Holiday - Monday 26th September - No School
  • Trophy Night - Wednesday 28th September 6.00 p.m.
  • Last Day of School - Friday 30th September 3.00 p.m.

Principal's Korero

Kia ora koutou katoa,

The end of term is approaching fast with only 2 weeks left. Students are working hard in classes with some great science experiments happening along with great light boxes being made in hard materials. Our performance groups are getting ready for their first public performance for the year which will be on our trophy night during the last week of the term.

With daily attendance numbers fluctuating, I would like to thank parents/caregivers who continue to make contact with the school to inform us of the reasons for your childs absence. This makes it a bit easier for Natasha to manage our attendance records and Deb to organise the lunches.

Chrome Book Use

Our school is well resourced allowing every student to be allocated a chrome book each to use during their learning time at school. We have had a number of students who have used their chrome books in a way that is in breach of the I.C.T User agreement. A reminder to all students that chrome books are to be used as a tool for their own learning. Chatting with others, playing on line games or watching inappropriate You Tube videos is not acceptable and students will lose the use of their chrome book for a set period of time. We would like to thank our whānau with support and understanding if we have contacted them. It is about keeping our students safe when engaging in on-line learning and activities.

Covid 19 Protection Framework

You will all be aware that the Government has agreed to remove the Covid 19 Protection Framework as of 11.59 p.m. Monday 12th September.

The two key changes impacting education providers are:

  • The removal of the requirement for household contacts to isolate. Instead, they will be asked to test for COVID-19 for five days.
  • Masks are no longer required on public transport or school transport and in line with other mask changes, they are no longer strongly recommended in school settings.

Positive cases remain legally required to isolate for seven days. Anyone who is symptomatic, including household contacts, should stay at home and get tested for COVID-19.

We will continue to support students and staff who choose to wear masks.

Saturday Netball

Both of our Saturday netball teams have completed their Saturday competition. Congratulations to all players, coaches and whānau for their continued support during this season. You all soldiered on even with the challenges of the weather.

Can all players please return your netball uniform to the school office please and uniform bonds will be refunded.

Building Work Update

We are hoping to be able to move back into the main administration before the end of the term. There is still other smaller projects that will occur during the holidays which includes the installation of new south facing windows for Rooms 1, 2 and 3.

We have spent the last two terms out in the cube, so it will be great to be able to settle back into the main office and organise everything into one central location. I would like to thank our staff, students and whānau for your flexibility while the building work has been going on.

Open Night Trailer

Please watch our Open Night trailer showing off our students in action.

We held a very successful Open Night on Wednesday with our Brio group performing for the first time this year. We are looking forward to trophy night and being able to use our hall.

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School Board Matters - Change of Constitution

Our School Board would like to inform our community that the School Board will be voting on making a change to our constitution. Specifically, we are looking at changing the number of community representatives from 5 to 3. This is because of low candidate interest over the last few elections.

The vote will be held at our next School Board meeting on Monday 19th September 2022. This meeting will be open to the public.

Girls Futsal Tournament

Last week our girls represented us in a Futsal tournament which was held at Te Rauparaha Arena. Our team had a fantastic day wining 6 games and drawing 1 - WOW what a great effort. A big thanks to Mrs Emily Farrer for her commitment to ensuring Titahi Bay Intermediate was represented. I would also like to acknowledge Kiri Weir for helping to transport and support our team.

Quiz Night

Our spectacular annual Quiz Night is on TONIGHT. Tickets are selling fast but there is always room for more.

If you are unsure of your availability but find yourself available later night, door sales will be available. If you don't have a team you can join one of the friendly tables and have some fun.

$10.00 per person, help support our school.

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Student Council

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Paper Plus - North City

Paper Plus at North City is locally owned and has all your back to school needs! They also offer a rebate to schools if you purchase from them. All you need to do is mention Titahi Bay Intermediate. We appreciate you doing this as we can put the rebate towards new books for our library! You can shop instore, online or through click and collect.
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School App and Website

Remember to download our App so that you can keep up to date with what is happening. This will be great for our sports teams. Ensure that you link into the sports team that your child is in so that information can be sent out to these teams.
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If your child loves doing cartwheels, handstands, trampolining, flips, or parkour moves, then they will thrive at Bigair Gym!

Bigair Gym classes are excellent for fun, focus and fitness! Children learn new skills and develop personal confidence and self-achievement! Strong focus is given to safety and technique, ranging from fundamentals to advanced skills. The structured classes follow a Bigair Badge Programme, which creates focused learning, and allows children to achieve and feel personal progression!

Bigair classes include GYMNASTICS, TRAMPOLINING, TUMBLING, FREE RUNNING (that’s parkour with flips) & CHEERLEADING! Inquire about Bigair BIRTHDAY PARTIES too!

GET IN QUICK FOR TERM 3 GYM CLASSES & BIGAIRS POPULAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME! Bookings open Mon 27th June. Booking in is easy online at or contact your local Bigair Gym office today.

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