Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, March 23, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

Following on from our Senior School 'EOTC' week, and with the term fast drawing to a close, it's great to be able to look back at the wealth of opportunities and experiences outside the classroom that the children have enjoyed this term.

Among these have been various Junior School trips out and about in the local community, Middle School visits to Arataki, Y5 trips to Mangere Mountain, a Birkenhead Leisure Centre trip and 'Amazing Race' around Devonport, Y6 Waterwise and another hugely successful and rewarding week at Camp Adair.

What strikes me about each of these is how well they serve to put all of our school values to the test in collaborative situations. It gives me great pride to consistently see the evidence and hear positive feedback about the way in which our learners show their capacity as 'Thinkers' and 'Achievers' whilst being unfailingly 'Respectful', 'Connected' and 'Well Rounded'. Most crucially, for me, the children always show such a fantastic attitude to supporting and encouraging one another, which is something we should all take great pride in.

It's also a reminder of the dedication and commitment of the staff, who go above and beyond to organise and lead activities that help the children to challenge and explore their potential. We are also very fortunate to be so well supported by a community who take time out to help and accompany us on such activities.

Few things exemplify our vision and values more clearly, and I would like to congratulate and thank the children, parents and staff who make this possible. I have no doubt that the fantastic experiences for the children as they learn and develop from their successes and challenges will provide indelible memories that they will value for many years to come.

The final couple of weeks also brings some important sporting opportunities. Well done to all those students who stepped up to trial for our Interschool Swim Squad, and all the best for the big day on Wednesday. Add to this the TPS Junior and Senior 'Fun run' events in the final week of term and it's clear that there are still plenty of opportunities left for the children to shine.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson

Have You Taken a Look At Our 2015 Charter Yet?


  • Monday 23 March: Downs Syndrome - Lots of socks day
  • Fish and Chips week
  • PTA Meeting 7pm
  • Tuesday 24 March: Rooms 16 & 17 to Library Lites
  • Wednesday 25 March: Interschool swimming at Westwave in Henderson
  • Friday 27 March: Syndicate 2 host assembly in the Hall at 2.15 pm

Term 1: Education Outside the Classroom!



We are still looking for parents to help Year 5 and 6 students to make poppies for Anzac Day on Thursday 26 March from 1.30 - 3.00 pm in the school hall. Contact Jonathan Lambert if you can help.

Thank you.

Term 2 Dance Classes

Rhythm & Steps Jazz & Ballet classes at school are now taking bookings for Term 2!


What a season it’s been – 84 players and 10 teams in this years competition, made up of three Y1&2(3) teams, four Y3&4(5) teams and three Y5&6(7) teams! What a wonderful indication of the level of interest in Touch Rugby at TPS and we hope to see you all back next season! (What … too soon?)

A HUGE thank you to our volunteer Coaches and Team Managers who have given up a lot of their time over 6 months to organise, coach and encourage the children. We really couldn’t have done it without you! And also to all the parents who helped to get children there every week and helped in so many ways to make the sport enjoyable and the games actually run each week. Thank you, thank you!!

Results for week 6 (March 18th) were:

Titirangi Thundercats: Thundercats results... Thundercats 1 - Takahes 3. The Thundercats continued to impress with their determination, team work and relentless enthusiasm. It was a very tight game with some fantastic runs, dazzling footwork and yet another team try. What little champions and what a season of achievement! Olive C was player of the day. Congratulations on a wonderful season Thundercats!

Titirangi Tuis: (From March 11th) The Tuis had another amazing battle, we traded off tries and the Falcons had some big fast players but we managed to keep them in line. Unfortunately a last minute try saw us go down 4-3. Player of the day was Charlie C

(From March 18th) No results this week

Titirangi Takahes: It was a brilliant last game for the Takahes winning 3-1, and Matthew scored his first try in the tournament, well done. Other tries scored by Ryan and Lewis. Great defence by all. Awesome work Takahes and a very huge thank you to Daryl for giving up his time and coaching the team, they have come a long way since that first match, your hard work and dedication is much appreciated by all. Once again Thank you.
Titirangi Titans: (From March 11th) TPS Titans played TPS Transformers and it was a very even match, score ended 1-1 and player of the day was Luke Rogan.

(From March 18th) The Titans played Grootsquad and won 4-2. It was a fantastic win and great way to end the season. All the Titans were all player of the day!!!

Titirangi Tornadoes: The girls had a great win against the Falcons . We won this one 4 points to 1 .The girls are starting to show real potential at the game of touch now that it is the end of the season. I think and hope they all enjoyed playing with each other .

Titirangi Torpedos: No results this week

Titirangi Transformers: Last game of the season! Transformers 2 x 1 Lions. Player of the day was Pedro.

Titirangi Trailblazers: (From March 11th) Last game of the season for Y6s saw a score of 8-0 to the opposition. It was a hard battle but the team kept their heads high and have shown great improvement over the season! Charlie C was POD.

Community Notices

Titirangi Air Cubs/Scout

Amy Picard from room 20 (year 3) is looking for more girls to join her at Titirangi Air Cubs/Scout. You can visit three times and then decide if Cubs/Scouts is for you. We are more than happy to share transport. There are approx 12 boys (Oliver Leach (Rm 20), his brother Jack Leach (Rm 6), James McGaw (Rm 18), Vinnie Brodie (Rm 21) but only 1 girl. We really need more girls to join. Please contact Margaret on email andmarpicard@gmail.com for information. Its only a short walk down from Titirangi Primary School on Atkinson Road.

The Quintin Derham School of Martial Arts has spaces available for term two in our popular Tiger Kempo Wednesday class for 4 ½ to 7 year olds. This 3.30 till 4.15pm class at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall fills very quickly so register now for your 2 week FREE introductory trial by calling 09 816 8649 or email us at info.kempo@xtra.co.nz.

Learning Kempo Martial Arts develops confidence, respect, and an awareness of personal safety. Additional classes for children aged 7 to 12 are held at the GEIS Auditorium from 4.30 to 5.20pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during term time.

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