Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, March 9, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

Given the wet weather last Friday, it was great to see plenty of family and whanau turn out despite the postponement of our PTA Picnic.

As it turned out, the PTA team made the most of things, donning aprons to run the sausage sizzle and selling ice-blocks. Thanks to all those involved, particularly Alana Morgan, PTA Chair Jane Quin and also Andy Shaw, who stoically braved the rain to supervise the bouncy castle on the top court. We are currently aiming for a picnic rain date this Friday, so fingers crossed we have better luck this time around!

Tomorrow sees the start of our 3-Way Conferences, of course, during which time we look forward to discussing your child's goals, progress and achievement to date. This is also an opportunity to answer any questions you may have about how your child has settled in to their new class and year level so far.

Next week also brings another significant event for the Senior School, with our 'Education Outside the Classroom' (EOTC) week for years 4, 5 & 6. This offers the children an invaluable opportunity to focus on developing their confidence in practical, collaborative situations that bring each of our school values together. It's a time when we are always impressed by how supportive, positive and encouraging the children are towards one another, and when we get to see the quality of relationships that support our learning community in action.

Together with our Fun Run and Interschool and other events coming up in the next few weeks there's certainly no shortage of learning opportunities left in Term 1. We hope that you have an opportunity to come along and share some of them with us soon.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Tuesday 10 March: 3 Way Conferences. 2.00 - 7.15 pm.
  • Thursday 12 March: 3 Way Conferences. 3.15 - 6.30 pm
  • Friday 13 March: PTA Pie lunch.

TPS Rugby Talent!

Congratulations to our very own Tom Leon-Brown, who was recently selected to represent Auckland as part of its Under 11s Development Squad. His team have enjoyed significant successes as champions down at the IPS Touch Tournament in Rotorua at the end of January and as semi finalists as part of the NZ Barbarians Under 12's Tag 20 Championship. Go Tom; we're really proud of you!


I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and welcome all new and existing parents and caregivers to the first of update of ‘Travelwise’

My name is Tracey Parker (Room 16) and I am the lead teacher for the Travelwise Programme run at Titirangi School.

This is a joint venture between schools Auckland wide and Auckland Transport.

In the newsletter I will update you on all things connected to traveling safely and sustainably to and from school, including

· Whole school travel promotions, competitions and themes

· Alternate methods of travelling

· Safe parking and driving

A Reminder to all Drivers.

Drop – Off/Pick - Up Areas

It is imperative that you do not leave your car parked in either of these areas.

· There are two, P2 drop–off and pick up zones.

· The first zone is designated drop-off and pick-up.

· The second zone is designated drop-off only, at this stage.

Please note the 2 minute drop-off area: 8.15 - 9.00am /2.45 - 3.15pm

Please adhere to the P2 signs in order that all drivers can access and depart these areas quickly and avoid congestion around the school gates.

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Community Notices

Woodlands Park School are having a Twilight Gala on Saturday 14th March 3-7pm. There will be lots of fun for the whole family with incredible food including coromandel mussel fritters, paella, morrocan kebabs, samosas, churros and candyfloss and lots to buy and do with Jolly Jars, White Elephant stall, the famous Woodlands Park School waterslide, bumper balls and a make and take craft zone, tombolas and more. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a relaxed evening. We hope to see you there.

'Individual 30 minute piano; guitar; violin and flute lessons available at Titirangi school.

Contact the Music Education Centre on 0800893939 or pick up an enrolment form from the school office.'

I am pleased to let you know that it is almost time for another Mostly Craft event.

We offer FREE craft activities and afternoon tea. The activities are suitable for children

5 - 11years. All children are welcome, but parents are required to stay to help them.

The next 'Mostly Craft' event is to be held on 14TH MARCH 1- 3PM AT ST.


Activities centre on an Easter theme and include:

Print making

Easter Cards

Jewellery making


Story time

Afternoon tea

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me on dksglover@gmail.com or phone me on 817 5412 or 021 688066. Visit us on www.titirangianglican.nz

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