Sport - Week 4 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

TPS summer sports teams are now in full swing. Nga mihi to those parents who have kindly taken on the role of parent helper for each of our after-school sports teams. After-school sports teams are parent-led, so these teams cannot happen without your generosity. I do have coaching resources available for anyone who would like more information and I am always available via email for any questions or concerns you may have. Remember that children play sport for enjoyment and that winning is only part of the fun, so praise effort and performance over results.

Although the local sports competitions have begun, we do have space available in the following sports teams. If your child is interested in joining one of these teams, please email me and we can organise their registration.

  • Year 1&2 Fast Football

  • Year 5&6 Flippa Ball

The following websites are very informative and provide playing dates, venues, weekly draws and rules. The weekly draws are also posted on the TPS Sports Noticeboard (situated outside the school library).

Rippa and RIP Rugby - Thursday 23rd February to Thursday 30th March

Flippaball - Tuesday 14th February to Tuesday 21st March

Kiwi Volleyball - Friday 17th February to Friday 31st March

Fast Football - Wednesday 15th February to Wednesday 29th March

Athletes must wear their TPS school shorts and TPS PE top to these sports (these can be borrowed from the sports office).

Sporting events in Term 1

Top Schools - Thursday 2nd March at Gate Pa School 4:00pm - 7:30pm (the 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

We require parent support at all of these school events, in particular the upcoming TPS Swimming Sports. Several timekeepers will be needed to efficiently record our competitive races. Please contact me if you can help out in any way via email on

TPS Sporting Superstars

Kia waimarie to our Top Schools team who will compete at the annual event next Thursday, 2nd March. The team has devoted many lunch times to mastering the fun yet challenging activities. Support and encouragement for our team on the night would be greatly appreciated, so pop down to Gate Pa School for a night full of action and excitement!

Georgia A represented Bellevue Athletics Club at the Waikato / BOP Athletics Day at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday. Georgia performed exceptionally well on the track, finishing 2nd in the 60m sprints, 2nd in the 80m sprints and 3rd in the mixed team relay. Check out the photo below of Georgia with all of her ribbons.

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

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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Sports Co-Ordinator

Jo Taele

07 578 6222


Fiona Hawes

Deputy Principal

Cathy Ediker

Assistant Principal

Robyn Caley