Sport - Week 2 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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Register and pay for sport activities online.

Jo's Sport Talk

Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer and you are ready to attack another year of sporting activities.

Term 1 offers many popular summer sports, and TPS have entered teams in to the local Flippaball, Rippa Rugby, Volleyball, and Junior Cricket competitions. All of these teams have sufficient numbers, however, there is room for another player or two in the following teams:

  • Year 1&2 Rippa Rugby
  • Year 5&6 Rippa Rugby
  • Year 3-6 Volleyball

If your child is interested in any of these sports, please email me first, then we can organise payment and get them involved.

Playing dates for Term 1 sport, and websites for draws and cancellations

Rippa Rugby - Thursday 27th February to Thursday 2nd April

Flippaball - Tuesday 11th February to Tuesday 31st March

Kiwi Volleyball - Friday 21st February to Friday 3rd April

Junior Cricket - Saturday 15th February to Saturday 28th March

Team lists for all of our TPS sports teams will be distributed by the end of next week. Please email me, if you have not received a team list before the start date of your chosen sport.

Athletes must wear their TPS school shorts and PE top to these sports. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50 and can only be worn when representing TPS in sports teams and inter-school sporting events.

Coaching Clinics:

Volleyball Coaching Clinic - Friday 14th February at QEYC 6:00pm. Kids are welcome to play on the volleyball courts during the clinic.

Basketball Competition Education Session - Monday 17th February at TrustPower Arena 4:00-6:00pm. There will be a coaching clinic, a session on scoring and the bench, rules and an introduction to referring.

Other School Sport Opportunities:

Go Girls Cricket Programme starts this Thursday 13th February, on the school field 8:00 - 8:40am. This programme is free, and available to any Year 4-6 girls who are willing to learn more about cricket and improve their skills. All those involved will have the opportunity to compete in the BOP Cricket Girls Rainbow Cup in March. If you have not registered your interest with me via email, don't panic, simply turn up on Thursday mornings.


(More information will be available soon)

TPS Swimming Sports - Tuesday 10th March @ Memorial Pool

Year 3/4 9:00am - 10:30am

Year 5/6 10:30am -1:00pm

South Cluster Swimming Championships - Tuesday 17th March 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Greerton Pool

BOP Cricket Girls Rainbow Cup - Wednesday 11th March (PP Friday 15th March) 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui

Top Schools - Thursday 19th March 3:30pm - 7:30pm @ Gate Pa Primary School (Year 6 team)

WBEET Aspiring Future Athletes - Wednesday 1st April 9am - 3pm @ various locations around Tauranga

BOP Surfing Competition - Friday 3rd April (PP TBC) 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Tay Street Beach, Mt Maunganui

WBOP Swimming Championships - Wednesday 8th 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

Community Sports Events:

The Tauranga BMX Club is having a "Have a Go Day" on Sunday 23rd February 11:00am - 3:00pm at their refreshed track on 280 Cambridge Rd. The Open Day invites all preschool, primary, intermediate and college aged children. There will be bikes, full face helmets and gloves available, but bring your own if you have them. If you would like further information check out their FaceBook page Tauranga BMX Club. There are flyers available at the school office.

Pahoia School Triathlon is at the Omokoroa Domain on Sunday 1st March. Register by Thursday 27th February on

Finally, I am located in the school office block during the hours below, otherwise email is a reliable source of contact.

My office hours:

· Monday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30am - 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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