Sport - Week 10 Term 3

Tauranga Primary School

Tauranga Primary School appreciates the support of the Lion Foundation, who provide funding for our Sport Co-ordinator role.

School Shop

Register and pay for sport activities online.

Jo's Sport Talk

A reminder that Term 4 Summer Sport Team registrations close on the school shop today! Here is a summary of the competitions TPS will be entering sports teams into. If you require more information there are more details on the school shop. All team lists will be emailed to players in week 1 of Term 4.

Rippa and RIP Rugby run by BOP Rugby Union

Both Rippa and RIP Rugby are modified games of rugby that are fun and simple to play. They are great for those who don't play rugby, as they are non-contact, and for those who do, to keep their skills and fitness up in the off season.

Who: Boys and girls Years 1-6

Where: Greerton Park

Dates: Thursday 28th October - Thursday 2nd December

Times: Year 1 & 2s - 4:00 - 4:30pm / Year 3 - 6s - between 4:30pm and 5:30pm

Cost: $13.00 per player

Mini Polo (Formerly known as Flippaball) run by Tauranga Waterpolo Association

Mini Polo is a modified version of waterpolo. The game provides the opportunity to develop water confidence and swimming skills, plus the basic skills of passing and catching.

Who: Boys and girls Years 3-6

Where: Memorial Pool

Dates: Tuesday 9th November - Tuesday 7th December (Please note that the starting date has changed since the last newsletter).

Cost: $58.00 per player (includes pool entry)

Kiwi Volleyball run by Tauranga Volleyball

Kiwi Volleyball is a kid friendly version with only four players on the court and lowered nets. Great for the development of basic volleyball skills - serve, set, pass and spike.

Who: Boys and girls Years 3-6

Where: QEYC @ Memorial Park

Dates: Friday 5th November - Friday 17th December

Cost: $27.00 per player

Fast Football run by Blue Rovers

Fast Football is like Futsal but played outside. Fewer players allows each child more opportunity with the ball, and a smaller space puts more emphasis on ball control, player movement and teamwork. The results are not recorded to keep the game fun.

Who: Boys and girls Years 1-6

Where: Morland Fox Park @ Greerton

Dates: Tuesday 26th October - Tuesday 7th December

Cost: $15.00 per player

Most of these teams have sufficient numbers, however, there is plenty of space for more Fast Football players.

This year we encourage those students wanting to play Junior Cricket to play for one of our local clubs. The Otumoetai Cadets is situated at the Tauranga Domain and caters for all ages and abilities. To register go to or email

There will be a girls only free cricket skills programme at TPS on Wednesday mornings in the first three weeks of Term 4. This is for any year 4-6 girls wanting to improve their cricket skills and is in lead up to the GoGirls Super 6s Cricket Tournament in November. If your daughter is interested in attending please email me with their name and year group.


Please note many of these dates have changed from the last newsletter and the T4 Sports Notice due to updates after Covid-19 restrictions.

  • WBOP Tennis Championships (Year 5 & 6s) - Wednesday 27th October - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa
  • WBOP Orienteering Championships (Year 5 & 6s) - Friday 29th October - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ McLaren Falls
  • Kakahu Pekepeke Rugby 7s Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 2nd November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Mitchell Park in Ōtūmoetai
  • Girls Playing Sport Day (Year 5 & 6s) - Wednesday 3rd November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Blake Park in Mt Maunganui
  • TPS Senior Athletics - Monday 8th November - 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Tauranga Domain
  • WBOP Go Girls Cricket Super 6s (Year 4-6 girls) - Thursday 11th November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui
  • WBOP Cricket Junior Festival (Year 5 & 6 boys) - Wednesday 17th November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui
  • South Cluster Athletics (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 16th November - 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Tauranga Domain
  • TPS Middle School Athletics - Thursday 2nd December @ TPS
  • Weetbix Tryathlon - CHANGE OF DATE to 2022 - February 20th 2022 @ Mt Maunganui. Entries open on Monday 4th October. A TPS school group has been created, so be sure to link on to this when you enter. Linking to the TPS group will give TPS the opportunity to win some fantastic school prizes, and you can be a part of a free school group photo.

These events are dependent on Covid-19 Alert Levels.

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

If your child is interested in playing in the upcoming WBOP Inter-School Tennis Tournament please contact me via email. The tournament is open to those who play competitively or socially.


Winter sports draw to a close this Saturday, with the TPS Thunderbirds netball team playing the last game for the season. Waimarie pai TPS Thunderbirds! Fingers crossed for a strong finish.

Pai te mahi to the TPS Flames on their hockey season. The team played a very strong Te Puke Primary School team in the A8 Grade Final last weekend. Unfortunately the Flames lost, but finished as overall runners up. Check out a photo of the two teams below.

All winter sport uniforms and sports equipment, borrowed from school must now be returned to the school office or sports office in the Tech building.

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

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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Fiona Hawes

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