Titirangi Primary School News

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Welcome back after the long weekend, and I hope that you got to make the most of the extra time with the family (and the RWC excitement!).

Last week, we were fortunate enough to enjoy further sporting success on the football pitch at the Western Zone Interschool Soccer Tournament. The teams were simply outstanding, no doubt bouyed by enthusiastic support from the many parents who were able to make it. Year 5 stole the show by winning the Zone in 1st place, with Y6 taking out 2nd place (following a tense final) and the girls' team putting in a spirited performance resulting in 4th place. I'd like to thank Teresa Hannard and Alan Gordon for all their work setting the children up for success at this level, and also to the many parent helpers and coaches who have volunteered so much time and energy to the teams.

The sports and outdoor education focus now turns to the upcoming Year 6 Waterwise Sailing, which is always a memorable educational experience for the children, and also our Junior and Senior Athletics events (1st and 2nd December respectively), to which all parents are warmly invited.

On a final note, I'm sure you will join me in wishing luck to our FPS National Finals team, who head to Carey Park this Friday for an exciting weekend of competitive problem-solving challenges.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

Alan Jackson



  • Tuesday 27 October: Rooms 4, 5, & 6 visiting Titirangi Library for Library Lites
  • Wednesday 28 October: Room 9 to French Bay for Waterwise
  • Thursday 29 October: Room 10 to French Bay for Waterwise
  • Friday 30 October: Author Joy Ramirez to visit juniors
  • Scholastic Book Club issue 7 deadline
  • 2.15 - 2.45 - Syndicate 5 host senior assembly
  • PTA Sausage sizzle lunch
  • Saturday & Sunday: FPS National finals at Carey Park, Henderson
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New Walking School Bus Route!

Do you live on Titirangi Road or have children that walk to school up Titirangi Road?

Do you drive down Titirangi Road after dropping your children at school?

Next year we are thinking of establishing a new Walking School Bus Route. It would begin at the parking area near the bus stop, just below the Godley Road intersection, roughly opposite 346 Titirangi Road. Children would be accompanied by a WSB Driver as they walked up the hill and over the crossing to school. It could suit families living in the area and along the route, as well as those who would like to drop their children at the departure point at the designated time.

The first step in development is to find out how many families would be interested in

such a route.

If you think your family would find this route useful for getting to or from school next year, please call or email Vicki Moffat, Walking School Bus Co-ordinator, to discuss your needs soon vicandsmoff@xtra.co.nz or 0274719314



HURRY, time’s running out - The Gala’s in 4 WEEKS!

We need more JOLLY JARS!!!!

The class with the most jolly jars gets to share a pizza lunch! TRY AND BE THE ULTIMATE PIZZA KING/QUEEN IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL.....BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! The best senior/junior boy and senior/junior girl will receive a prize for the best decorated jolly jar.

Last year we sold over 1,000 jolly jars! The average amount of money that we raise is $1500, or more! Now is the perfect time to be filling up your jolly jars. If you're stuck on some ideas to put in your jars, here are some suggestions: WRAPPED sweets, toys, puzzles, cards, stationery and lots of other things!

Here are the best class scores so far…

1st Rm20-33 jolly jars

2nd Rm21-27 jolly jars

3rd Rm8-22 jolly jars

Ok! I have got a CHALLENGE for you! Try to bring 2 or more jolly jars PER CHILD!!!!! AND REMEMBER TO NAME THEM!


Anna – Room 9


Congratulations to all of our TPS Merit Award winners!


We are still on the lookout for any parent who could lend the school a large BBQ for the Gala. We need 3 in total. Also, any large gazebos and sturdy trestle tables. We need about 8 of each.

We are collecting Jolly Jars, full bottles of any kind for the Bottle Auction and grocery items for the Trolley Raffle.

Please make sure that you sign up for your class rosters as there are lots of empty spaces to fill.

Thanks everyone for all the support you are giving us and the School.


Gala Co-ordinator.

With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

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Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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Titirangi Supervalue Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School


Titirangi Term 4 After-school Art classes starting next week! After School Classes in video game making/ Lego animation/ Cartooning 7-11 years at the Titirangi Community House.

  • Wednesday 29th October - Video Game making 4:15pm-5:45pm
  • Thursday- October 29th - Animation Lego/Claymation Class 3:30pm- 5:00pm
  • Friday- October 29th - Cartooning /drawing Class 3:30pm- 5:00pm

Free trials available Join any time all classes 90 minutes long. Venue – Titirangi Community House. Bookings: Contact Guy 022 150 1726 or email tutorguycapper@gmail.com


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