Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, Sept 7, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Tēnā koutou katoa,

As a village school, it is always nice to know that we can count on the support not only of our parent and local community, but also local businesses who want to give something back.

As you will no doubt be aware, we have been extremely fortunate in recent years to enjoy a Platinum Sponsorship relationship with the team at Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi, who provide ongoing support and revenue for the school. I'm pleased to say that we now also welcome Titirangi Supervalue as our second Platinum Sponsor. It's a great to make another positive connection in this way with businesses who are motivated to invest and make a positive contribution to our learning community.

In addition to the support we currently receive from our friends at Barfoot & Thompson, Titirangi Supervalue will be funding new technology for the school aimed at providing literacy learning support, including new ipads and apps to support the development of reading and writing skills.

So, on behalf of our whole school community, I'd like to thank and acknowledge both LeAnn and her team at Barfoot & Thompson and Pranil from Titirangi Supervalue for their support, which certainly makes a very real and valued difference.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Monday 07 September: PTA AGM at 7.00 pm in the Staffroom.
  • Tuesday 08 September: Interschool Netball at Te Pai courts in Henderson.
  • Rooms 15, 16 & 17 to Titirangi Library.
  • Interschool speech competition at Oratia Primary School.
  • Bandanna sales start today before and after school outside the office for $5.00 each.
  • Thursday 10 September: APPA Choir rehearsal at Glen Eden Intermediate School.
  • Friday 11 September: Bandanna Day.
  • Dominoes swap day.
  • Interschool netball rain date.
  • Scholastic book orders for Issue 6 close.
  • Room 4 to Titirangi Library book launch.
  • Syndicate 4 hosting senior assembly in the Hall at 2.15 pm.
  • Sushi Lunch.


The PTA AGM will be held in the Staffroom at 7.00 pm tonight.

Art Exhibition

Here’s the link for the Childrens’ Art Exhibition – parent roster:


Parents can use this link to add their name to the roster. I’ve limited each time slot to 2 parents (this will give you a backup if one parent can’t make it for their slot).

The time slots are Wednesday 23 September and Thursday 24 September: 10-11.30, 11.30-12.30, 12.30-1.30, 1.30-2.30, 2.30-3.30, 3.30-4.30

Kind regards



Congratulations to all of our TPS Merit Award winners!


Winter Walkers Milo Morning

On Friday morning, 28 August, the Walking School Bus crew held a celebration to acknowledge those that had walked throughout the winter, (and it has been a wet one!) with all receiving a special tag, completing a marshmallow snowman and supping on a nice hot Milo. It was great for all the routes to get together.

We also recognised the achievements of those that walked on the bus

50 times: Liam Proffit, Nathan Grammer, Olympia de Gourley,

Reilly Fortune-Harris.

100 times: Jessop de Gourley, Madison Grammer.

200 times: Anya Ryan!!!

Fantastic stuff. Of course none of this could happen without the dedication and commitment of our tremendous drivers. Thanks team for the terrific job you do in getting our children to school safely
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School Holiday Fun at Paradice ~ Learn an Olympic Ice Sport!

Checkout our themed Public Sessions during these school holidays

Learn new ice skating skills, and enjoy fun games & activities during the Public Session *Each week coaches will choreograph a group performance for Friday’s Ice Show

Classes for Beginner to Advanced skaters from 6 years+

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 9am-12noon ~ 1 hour Ice Skating Lesson & 2 hour Supervised Public Session

Week 1: Mon 28 Sept – Friday 2 Oct = 5 mornings, Week 2: Mon 5 Oct – Fri 9 Oct = 5 mornings. All Fees include Admission, Equipment Hire and Tuition, for more info or to enrol contact Paradice. ENROLMENTS now open for TERM 4 CLASSES starting from 21 July after school on Tues & Thurs Sat & Sun mornings + Hockey School Sat mornings. Classes also available for Adults! Tues 10am & Weds 7pm

136 Lansford Crescent, Avondale; Ph: 828 3800 ext 6; Fax: 828 4048; avondale@paradice.co.nz www.paradice.co.nz

Rhythm n Steps Dance Academy are running lunchtime DANCE classes for TPS students.

Mondays NZAMD Jazz and Fridays NZAMD Ballet.

Please contact Helen 816 8815 or email on rnsteps@ihug.co.nz for all information and an enrolment pack.

These classes are fabulous and take the pressure away from parents to get their children to after school dance activities. It is all done during school hours and just watch your children shine!!!

Take advantage of this service and make your life easier!!!

NATURE KINDERGARTEN - Everything you can do inside you can do outside, and it’s so much FUN! Allow your child to learn, play and grow in the freedom of the outdoors. Qualified and experienced teachers trained in Safety in the Outdoors. Kindergarten and Playgroup available. Please contact us on: 0508 OUTDOORS (688 36677) / nature@playandlearn.net.nz

With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

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Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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Titirangi Supervalue Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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