Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, September 15, 2014

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

Well, today was only the dress rehearsal and I can tell you that if you will be attending one of the Junior Production shows this week you certainly won't be disappointed. The costumes look amazing, the performers were outstanding and everyone is all set for the limelight at 11:00am & 6.30pm tomorrow and 6:30pm on Wednesday.

The rehearsal at GEIS was a huge success and a fantastic opportunity for the children to perform to a very appreciative Senior School. It was also great to see a contingent of enthusiastic pre-schoolers from both Titirangi Kindergarten and Shining Starz.

With the end of term now firmly on the horizon, I'd also like to take this opportunity to welcome a new member of the teaching team, Hilary Peterson. Hilary will be opening our Term 4 new entrant class in Room 14, and we are delighted to welcome her on board to work alongside the latest additions to our learning community. I am sure that she will make a very positive contribution to the class and the Y0 Syndicate. I am also very pleased to welcome back Alana Morgan this term. Alana has been away on maternity leave for much of this year but we're fortunate to have her back teaching with us for one day a week until the end of the year.

I look forward to seeing many of you at one of the "Colour My World" shows if you are able to attend as we look ahead to the final week of Term 3.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Monday 15 September: Junior production rehearsal to Year 4 - 6 audience.
  • Tuesday 16 September: Junior production performances. Matinee at 11.00am and evening at 6.30pm at G.E.I.S auditorium.
  • Wednesday 17 September: Junior production evening performance at 6.30pm at G.E.I.S. auditorium.
  • Thursday 18 September: APPA Choir rehearsal at Auckland Normal Intermediate school.
  • Syndicate 4 Talent Quest. 1.30 - 2.30pm.
  • Friday 19 September: Sushi lunch.
  • Year 6 design winners glass making session 2.


Titirangi Primary School – Touch Rugby Season 2014 /2015

Calling all Touch Rugby players to play for Titirangi Primary school teams for the new 2014 / 2015 season. Starts in Term 4, 29th October -10th December (6 games, no game 5th November). Then the same competition will continue in Term 1 2015, 11th Feb -18th March (6 games).

Games this year will be played on Wednesday nights between 4 - 6pm approx. at Shadbolt Park, the Suburbs Rugby Club, Portage Road. Teams will include Mixed teams, Boys teams and Girls teams (depending on the level of interest) in the different age groups of players: Years 1 & 2 combined/ Years 3 & 4 combined / Years 5 & 6 combined. Teams are allocated in Term 4 and stay as the same teams in Term 1 2015.

All children are welcome to play – from first timers wanting to give it a go to our experienced players who can’t wait to get back on to the field! Registration forms will go home with your child/ren this week and teams will be allocated before the start of Term 4 and according to their school year.

Please note: As with all sporting codes at this level we require the support of family members who are interested in Coaching or Team Manager roles to ensure each team can take part in the competition so please start thinking about whether you have some extra capacity to help out? All teams need a Coach and Manager to be registered and Years 1 - 4 have a Coach on the field with them. If there is no one to Coach, the team cannot play! Training and general rules will be supplied so anyone can do it!!

For any questions or more information contact Rachel Black on email: malrach@vodafone.co.nz or 027 4193437


Community Notices

Join Karekare Surf Lifesaving Clubs Junior Surf Programme. We run a junior surf programme from 09 November to Easter for children from age 7 to 14. Beach days are every second Sunday (10 per summer) plus other pool and fun events. Cost $30 per child. We teach children water safety and surf skills in a fun and engaging way on beautiful Karekare Beach. For more info email secretary@karekaresurfclub.org.nz or phone Teresa on 814 8760.

Open Day – SOUL-Centre of the body and mind, 18 Huia Road, Titirangi. October 4th 10am – 4pm. A day of FREE classes, workshops and treatments including yoga, dance for children and adults, art and massage. Plus an organic and sustainable food and craft market, roaming entertainment and evening performance. Plus an evening performance by our wonderful tutors at 7pm. Cost for performance $10. www.soulcentre.co.nz or on our Facebook page


Waitakere Ranges and Whau Local Boards are collaborating to create an Auckland Peace City event with the Peace Foundation. The event on Saturday 27th September marks the 27th Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand plus the first United Nations International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

The programme features a range of local performers including Fraser Bruce with the Mhara Marimba Band. Green Bay Highschool dance troupe and Avondale College

Choir will perform. A highlight will be singer songwriter Sarah Macombee performing 'Open the Door' from her new album. The internationally recognised 'Culture of Peace Exhibition’ will be presented by the local Soka Gakkai Buddhist group 'For Everything You Treasure-in a World Free from Nuclear Weapons'. For children there will be colouring of peace dove flaglets and felt poppy making activities in the hall. The Peace Poppy Parade of children led by Mackenzie Mabey from Titirangi Primary School will pass through the Village to the Titirangi Memorial Hall at 2:00pm. The original West Auckland Peacegroup Nuclear Free New Zealand Peacemaker rainbow banner will be carried in the procession led by drummers and a Pied Piper. Speakers include Waitakere Ranges and Whau Local Board Chairpersons plus Sir Bob Harvey, former Mayor for Peace of Waitakere City and a local MP supporting the Global Parliamentary Appeal for a Nuclear Weapons Ban.This is the goal of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) supported by civil society throughout the world. For more information Contact: Laurie Ross 818 0696 Auckland Peace City Cultural Event Project laurie-ross@xtra.co.nz

Titirangi Library has lots of fun, free events for children happening in the October school holidays. Come on down to our ‘Creation Station’ for 3D paper sculpture, project runway, crazy crayons and a puppet show. Pick up a flyer from the library or go to www.auckandlibraries.govt.nz for more details.

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