Titirangi Primary School News

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

Thanks to those who were able to join us last week for our school Anzac Assembly. The children did a great job, exemplifying our 'Respectful' value as we came together to mark the occasion.

It was with great pride that I also had the privilege of joining with so many children and families from TPS and other local schools, along with a cross-section of community representatives for the Titirangi Anzac Centenary Service on Saturday.

After a memorable ceremony, the combined Woodlands Park, Kaurilands and Titirangi Primary School choirs performed, bringing the proceedings to a fitting conclusion and representing their respective schools perfectly. While I believe it is important for our children to have regular opportunities for healthy competition between schools at sporting and competitive team events throughout the year, it is equally rewarding when they have a chance to join together with a shared sense of purpose in this way.

Strengthening the links between our schools in a broader sense as a professional community of educators is a shared goal that we have in fact been actively collaborating on for some time. Early last year, our school was instrumental in initiating a group that now includes Green Bay High, Glen Eden Intermediate, Kaurilands Primary, Woodlands Park School, Laingholm Primary, New Lynn, Konini, Fruitvale and Green Bay Primary in a new network called 'Kōtuitui'.

Our focus is on finding ways to help children to transition smoothly, developing more of a shared 'language' of learning, better aligning teaching and learning approaches and sharing expertise to help children across all of our schools achieve the best possible outcomes. I have tremendous respect for each of these schools and the fantastic work that they do in our local community, and so have no doubt of the potential in working together towards achieving our common aims while retaining the individual character, context and identity of each distinct learning community.

While the politics around the government's 'Communities of Schools' initiative may not yet be fully resolved, this is certainly not an option to be ruled out. In fact, there is compelling evidence that collaboration is a key component to ongoing success and growth in education, as in so many other fields. As an established group of schools with very positive working relationships, what I am sure of is that the Kōtuitui network is in an excellent position to continue working together for the mutual benefit of our learners.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Tuesday 28 April: Interschool Cross Country postponed. New date TBA.
  • Rooms 20 & 21 to visit Titirangi Library for library lites programme.
  • Wednesday 29 April: Keeping Ourselves Safe parent information meetings at 2.15 and 6.30 pm in the Staffroom.
  • Thursday 30 April: Rooms 2 & 3 to Te Uru Art Gallery.
  • Rooms 18 & 19 to visit Titirangi Library for library lites programme.
  • Friday 01 May: Scholastic Book Club: Issue 3 orders close.
  • Sushi lunch.
  • Mother's Day raffle draw.


Dear Community, Family and Friends,

Welcome back to Term Two and it looks like it is going to be a very busy one for your PTA.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Mabey of Room 11 who won our PTA Logo Competition, we absolutely love your design. Mackenzie along with Gracie Grinter, Esme Jack, Grace Redfern-Daly, Chloe Nicholson, Bethany Cardozo and Yana Klochkova were presented with their prizes at the Anzac Rehearsal Assembly last Friday morning. For those of you who won Disco Tickets we will deliver these to you nearer to the time.

The new logo is on the Quiz Night flyer attached, yes we are running the Titirangi Primary School Quiz night again this year on Saturday 20 June at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. The theme this year is ‘Recycled’ and tables/tickets can be purchased right now from the office.

The Quiz Committee consist of dedicated parents and teachers from our school, we would be so grateful if you could help us with any of the following:

· $100 sponsorship of a table where a team is named after your Company for the evening

· Gift Cards

· Gift Certificates for Goods or services

· Products/Hampers

We would appreciate any donation or service, large or small, for our Auctions that will make this a successful event. Thank you in advance for your support towards our School Quiz Night. If you have any queries regarding the event or wish us to collect your kind donation please contact Jane Quin, jane.quin@xtra.co.nz or 0220803152.

Thank you for all that you do for our Community it does indeed take a village.

Your Quiz Committee

Titirangi Primary School

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Merit Awards

Congratulations to all of our TPS Merit Award winners this week!


We are looking for support

We will shortly be renewing the adverts for our newsletter sponsors.

Should you, or anyone you know, like to place an advertisement on the school emailed newsletter please contact Dennis or Jeanette Neeve of Newsletters Unlimited, ph (09) 817 3867, or email newsletters@xtra.co.nz.

This is a great way to keep your business in front of the local community and also help our school.


The team for the seniors include : Ryan Hartin, Isabella Floro, Pedro Migliano, Alastair Charles , Bruno Zeman, Kayla Evans, Dion Hastings, Lucy McKenzie, Charlie Court, and Meadow

The team for Year 3 – 4’s include: Georgiana Pool, Alice MacLeod , Alex Wallace , Tanner Mabey, Otis Bech , Callum Newman,

Final placings for term 1 are:

Year 5/6:

1 - Titirangi Barracuda

2 - Oratia Bronze Whalers

3 - Oratia Goblin Sharks

4 - Woodlands Park Sharks

5 - Summerland Strikers

6 - Oratia Tiger Sharks

7 - Oratia Megalodons

Year 3/4:

1 - Woodlands Park Dolphins

2 - Titirangi Sharks

3 - Oratia Eagle Rays

4 - Oratia Manta Rays

Community Notices


5 - 11 years (accompanied)

St Francis' Anglican Church

Corner Titirangi Beach and Park Roads, Titirangi

Our Next Mostly Craft Day will be on:

Saturday 9th May


1 - 3 p.m.

Free, with refreshments

Enquiries: Donna 817 5412

You can visit our website:


Want to travel to Disneyland? Amazing opportunity for dancers in Auckland to travel to Hollywood on the LA DANCE TOUR 2016. Dance classes, workshops, seminars, shopping, theme parks and performing at Disney! INFORMATION MEETING on Tuesday the 5th May at 8pm at the Aerobic Studio, University of Auckland Recreation Centre, 17 Symonds Street, Auckland City. All dancers 12+ and parents welcome.

Arahoe Mud Run - a fun obstacle mun run based at Arahoe school on 3rd May 2015. Go to ArahoeMudRun.co.nz for more information.

With thanks to:

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