Sport - Week 4 Term 2

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

Next Wednesday 2nd June, is the annual TPS Cross Country Race. This is one of only a few whole school sports events during the year, and the focus for the day is for all students to simply have a go and do their best. Please come down and enjoy this event with us. Below are approximate times for races only:

    • 9:35am - Year 6 girls followed by Year 6 boys

    • 9:50am - Year 5 girls followed by Year 5 boys

    • Race Certificates given for Year 5 and 6

    • 10:10am - Year 3 girls followed by Year 3 boys

    • 10:30am - Year 4 girls followed by Year 4 boys

    • Race Certificates given for Year 3 and 4

    • 11:00am - Year 1 girls followed by Year 1 boys

    • Race Certificates given for Year 1

    • 11:20am - Year 2 girls followed by Year 2 boys

    • Race Certificates given for Year 2

All children are encouraged to wear their house colours and there are house points up for grabs for participating in the races.

We do require parent help for marshalling around the course. If you are able to help please email me on

Last Friday, two TPS teams were involved in the Inter-School Amazing Race. This year Sport BOP had the children running round Memorial Park, solving clues and completing activities in an attempt to win the race. Both teams demonstrated great team work, and had a fun filled morning.

TPS 2 (Sophie Ormsby, Keira Beattie, Alex Winterbottom, Mason Hay, Louis Evans O'Loan and Max Taylor) finished 4th overall.

TPS 1 (Holly Savage, Kate Faitl, Jessica Teague, Fabian Hill, Alex Branch and Ethan Gard) finished 8th overall. They also blitzed the obstacle course earning 3rd place in this activity.

Good luck to our RIP Rugby teams who are competing in the West and South Cluster RIP Rugby World Cup Qualifier on Friday.


(for draws, cancellations and further information)




There is room for two more players in our Year 1 & 2 Little League basketball team. If your child is interested, please contact me via email or pop into my office.

Most teams have been provided with a sports uniform. Where applicable, these are to be worn with school shorts or a TPS PE top. The PE tops can be purchased from the school office for $26.50 (they can also wear these tops to other TPS sport and inter-school sports events).


South and West Cluster RIP Rugby World Cup Qualifier (Year 3 - 6s) - Friday 28th May 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Greerton Rugby Park

TPS Cross Country (whole school) - Wednesday 2nd June 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Memorial Park

South Cluster Cross Country (Year 4 - 6s) - Tuesday 15th June 11:30am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park

BOP RIP Rugby World Cup (must qualify) - Wednesday 16th June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Paengaroa

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Year 3 & 4s) - Friday 18th June 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Trust Power Arena

WBOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6s) - Wednesday 23rd June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park

BOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6s) - Tuesday 29th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Waipuna Park

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Year 5 & 6s) - Friday 2nd July 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Trust Power Arena

We require parental support at all of these school events. Please contact me if you can help out in any way via email on


Please know that I am always happy to share photos and news about any team or individual sporting successes with our school community.


Junior Tough Guy and Gal Mud Run is fast approaching. The event is on Tuesday 15th June at the Bay Park venue in Mt Maunganui. Entries are limited to 1000 children, so go to their website for more information and to register. We will not be entering a school team, but feel free to liaise with me so we can car pool children to and from the venue, and teachers can be advised who will be away.

Finally, I am located in the school Tech 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

Sport Photos

Miki from Drops Photography will once again be photographing our winter 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’.

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Any enquiries please contact Miki via email on

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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222

Acting Principal (Term 2)

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley