Sport - Week 2 Term 1, 2023

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

Nau mai hoki mai - welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable break and is now ready to get the ball rolling again with summer sports.

In 2023, Sport NZ are really encouraging a “Balance is Better” approach to children’s participation in sport. Research has identified that children enjoy sport more and are more likely to continue to play sport, when playing with friends within an environment that prioritises connection, fun and development.

With that in mind, TPS has entered teams into a range of local sport leagues:

Flippa Ball - Tuesdays played at Memorial Pool

Fast Football - Wednesdays played at Pemberton Park

Rippa and RIP Rugby - Thursdays played at Greerton Marist Rugby Club

Kiwi Volleyball - Fridays played at QEYC

Registrations for these teams have now closed, but there are a few spots available in the following teams:

Year 5 & 6 Flippa Ball

Year 1 & 2 Fast Football

If your child is interested in playing for one of these teams, please email me at to discuss registration and payment.

Local cricket club Otumoetai Cadets is seeking more year 5 & 6 players. If your child is interested in joining a cricket club you can check out the Otumoetai Club website for more details or email Campbell Wilson on

Sporting events in Term 1 (please note that the dates for the cricket tournaments have changed):

Top Schools - Thursday 2nd March at Gate Pa School 4:00 - 7:30pm (team has been selected)

TPS Swimming Sports (middle and senior school only) - Wednesday 8th March at Memorial Pools

WBOP Cricket Festival (year 5 & 6s) - Thursday 9th March at Bay Oval

WBOP Girls Cricket Festival (year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 14th March at Bay Oval

WBOP Rugby League 9-a-side Tournament (year 5 & 6s) - Monday 20th March at Arataki Park

South Cluster Swimming Sports (qualifiers only) - Tuesday 21st March at Greerton Pools

WBEET Aspiring Athletes (selected only) - Wednesday 29th March at various venues

WBOP Swimming Sports (qualifiers only) - Wednesday 5th April at Greerton Pools

Finally I am located in the sports office in the Tech Building during the hours below, otherwise an email is a reliable source of contact.

Monday 11:00 - 3:00pm

Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 - 3:00pm

Thursday 9:00 - 3:00pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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