Sport - Week 6 Term 2, 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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Jo's Sport Talk

Last Thursday, 42 of our best runners represented TPS at the South Cluster Cross Country Championships. The course, held at Waipuna Park, was a lot more challenging than our track at Memorial Park, with massive hurdles to clamber over, and an extremely steep hill that quickly fatigues many of the athletes. All TPS athletes gave it their best effort, resulting in some exceptional overall placings, including a clean sweep in the Year 5 Boys race. Whakamihi to the following students who placed in the top seven of their respective races, and will now compete in the WBOP Cross Country event in two weeks time.

Beauden Davies 7th Year 4 Boys

Phoebe Stefan 3rd Year 5 Girls

Andre Swager 1st Year 5 Boys

Beau Gosling 2nd Year 5 Boys

James Rosendaal 3rd Year 5 Boys

Elle McQuoid 1st Year 6 Girls

Grace Bell-Booth 3rd Year 6 Girls

Oliver Preston 5th Year 6 Boys

Ben Carthy 7th Year 6 Boys

Winter Sports Information

The following websites can be helpful for draws, cancellations and coaching resources:




Term 2 School and Inter-school Sporting Events:

WBOP Cross Country (qualifiers only): Tuesday 13th June at Waipuna Park 9:00am - 2:30pm

South Rugby 5s Qualifier Tournament (Year 5 & 6s): Wednesday 14th June at Blake Park 9:00am - 2:30pm

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Yr 3 & 4s): Thursday 15th June at Trustpower Arena 9:00am - 2:30pm

BOP Cross Country (qualifiers only): Tuesday 20th June at Woodlands School, Opotiki

BOP Rugby 5s Central Chiefs Region (only if qualify): Wednesday 21st June at Blake Park 9:00am - 2:30pm

TGA City Basketball World Cup (Yr 5 & 6s): Thursday 29th June at Trustpower Arena 9:00am - 2:30pm

TPS Sporting Superstars

Ka Pai to our Year 6 Netball Team, TPS Piwakawaka for their efforts on the weekend. The team played in a local Year 6 Netball tournament and finished the day with three wins and one draw.

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

TPS Sports Teams Photos

Miki from Drops Photography will once again be taking photos of our winter sports teams. You will see Miki at school sports events and at weekly sporting competitions. Any enquiries please contact Miki directly on

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 sports office in the Tech Building during the hours below, otherwise an email is a reliable source of contact.

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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