Sport - Week 8 Term 2, 2022

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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Despite the weather cooling down, it is still all go on the sports fields in Term 2. All our school sports teams are in full swing at local competitions, plus some students have been busy representing TPS at various inter-school events.

Tauranga City Basketball Association Year 3&4 Basketball World Cup

Last Thursday, the TPS BALLERS, our Year 3 & 4 basketball team, played in the 2022 Primary Schools Basketball World Cup Tournament. Unfortunately, it was not the Ballers day in terms of the score, but participation gained the players so much court time, benefiting their skills, and knowledge of the game. They displayed some of the best teamwork and always a 'never give up' attitude. Ka mau te wehi! Thank you Shannon and Jess for generously giving your time and energy to coach the team for the day.

WBOP Cross Country Championships

On Tuesday, Tessa, Molly, Mauritz, Flynn, Grace, Oliver, Beau and Andre (Timothy had to withdraw due to injury), competed at the WBOP Cross Country Championships. The race took place over the gruelling track at Waipuna Park, and involved the most competitive runners from around the region. All of our students finished mid-field, which is a fantastic effort, except for Tessa, who came an outstanding 3rd place! Tessa will now compete at the BOP Championships next week in Rotorua. From everyone at TPS, waimarie pai Tessa!

BOP RIP Rugby World Cup

The TPS Year 3 & 4 RIP Rugby Team competed at the BOP RIP Rugby World Cup yesterday after winning the South and West Cluster Tournament a couple of weeks ago. The World Cup was held in Paengaroa, as all of the teams were travelling from Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua. The team did exceptionally well completing their pool games with 4 wins and 1 draw, confirming a spot in the Grand Final. The opposing team was Westbrook Primary School from Rotorua, and was unfortunately too strong, beating us 6-3. The players should be extremely proud of their efforts; they showed determination on defence, speed on attack, and some very clever cross kicks. Tino Pai! Thank you Rich for coaching the team, and all of the parents who came over and supported the players from the sidelines.

Winter Sports Information

Please note the following for Matariki Weekend:

NO Year 5 & 6 Basketball on Friday 24th June

NO Netball on Saturday 25th June

Hockey on Saturday 25th June is ON

Websites for draws, cancellations and further information:




Upcoming TPS and Inter-School sports events in Term 2:

  • BOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 28th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • TGA City Basketball World Cup Year 5 & 6s - Thursday 30th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Trust Power Arena, Mt Maunganui

TPS Sporting Stars

Congratulations to Harper Stull who recently competed in the Movement Dance Competition in Auckland. Harper gained two 1st placings and two 2nd placings, finishing 3rd overall in the Under 10s Championship. Ka pai! Check out a photo of Harper below.

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

TPS Sports Teams Photos

Miki from Drops Photography will once again be photographing our winter sports teams this year. You will see Miki at our school sporting events, and at weekly sports competitions. Any enquiries please contact Miki directly via email:

Miki's photos will be available to view and purchase on the FaceBook page ‘TPS School Events Photos by Drops Photography’. Follow the link:

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 -3:30pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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