Newsletter Week 5 Term 4

Titahi Bay Intermediate School November 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Kotahitanga - Thursday 17th November from 5.30 p.m.
  • Year 6 Orientation Morning - 22nd November
  • St John Weaving Wellbeing - 24th-25th Novemeber

Principal's Korero

Welcome to the end of Week 5. We are just over halfway through the final term with lots of events coming up.

Touch Rugby

Congratulations to our Touch Rugby team who represented our school with pride. The team showed great talent and skill and worked well as a team supporting each other. They finished 7th out of the 17 teams representing Intermediates in the wider Wellington region. A big thanks to Chaedyn Ngaroi for coaching the team, Natasha Clark for her sideline and practice support, transporting students to the event, and Mrs Farrer for organising and supporting this event.

It is great to see our students being able to get involved with our inter-intermediate sports events again.

Paid Union Meeting

The NZEI Teachers Union held their paid union meeting at Titahi Bay Intermediate School on Wednesday 16th November 2022.

Thank you for your support and understanding with this.


Our annual Kotahitanga o Tuauru of Porirua event was held at Titahi Bay Intermediate School on Thursday 17th November 2022 and what a night it was. The atmosphere was a buzz of excitement and a good time was had by all. The hall was packed and the performances were wonderful. Thank you to our local community for coming out to support this event.

The purpose of this event is to bring the Western Porirua Cluster Schools and their communities together to celebrate our tamariki. We look forward to hosting this event at a similar time next year.

I would like to thank Porirua School, Titahi Bay School and the group of performers from Mana College for taking part in this event. I would also like to thank our staff for working behind the scene to make this event a success. Finally, a BIG thank you to our wonderful student-hosts Huhana Rei and Emiliia Laavasa who lead the evening's events so well.

Trophy Night Date Change

We will be changing the date of our end-of-year Trophy Night to Wednesday 14th December starting at 6.00 p.m. This is due to Titahi Bay School having their leavers event on the Tuesday we had scheduled on the yearly What's On for our Trophy Night.

If your child received a trophy at the end of last term, now is the time to return it to the school office in preparation for Term 4's trophy night.

Kapa Siva

Our Sive group is in hot demand. They will be performing at All about Children Childcare, on Monday. Our Siva group have also been invited to perform at the Summerfest being held at Rangikura School next Wednesday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Health and Physical Wellbeing Community Consultation 2022

Thank you all who have taken the time to complete our Health and Physical Wellbeing consultation document, either online or on the paper copy bought home by your child. If you have not completed this yet, please take the time to fill it out as the more information we have from our community the better our planning can be.

Mana College 'Have a go day"

This event is coming up on Wednesday 23rd November with a bus departing from Titahi Bay Intermediate at 9.00 a.m and returning at 1.30 p.m. Only those students who have enrolled at Mana College for 2023 will be able to board the bus. If you have not enrolled your child then please get it completed over the next few weeks. This is Mana College's orientation day.

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Waka Hourua at Te Papa Tongarewa

On Monday Miss Gardiner took our student council to Te Papa where they were hosted by Te Toki Voyaging Trust. They are experts in ancestral and contemporary skills and knowledge of Pacific Voyaging and Navigating Waka Hourua.

Our students had a great time learning about the Polynesian voyagers who sailed to Aotearoa from Hawaiki across the broad expanse of ocean known as Te Moananui-ā-Kiwa (the great ocean of Kiwa) and got to see replicas of the wakas.

A big thank you to Hauiti Gardiner for providing this awesome opportunity.

Thank you to Miss Gardiner for organising this awesome experience and to Chaedyn Ngaroi for helping out with the students.

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Bridges to Schools

This week our students took part in Fletcher Constructions Bridges to School Initiative. This programme aims to get young people interested in engineering careers.

The bridge breaks down into about 100 pieces and students are given the chance to put it together alongside industry volunteers, all while learning about engineering along the way.

Our students enjoyed working together to complete this challenge.

EPRO 8 Interschool Challenge

On Tuesday night our two Epro8 teams Max Ellis, Madison Steffert, Kahurangi Waa and Isaac Williamson ("It's Just Milk") and Max Parsons, Zac Hanrahan, Jason Sampson and Isla Weir ("Flying Wingnuts") attended the EPRO8 Interschool Challenge held at Brandon Intermediate. It's Just Milk finished 1st equal earning them a qualifying spot for the semi-finals being held on 29th November.

Well done to both our teams on this awesome achievement!

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It's Just Milk

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Flying Wingnuts

Skate Ed - Tu Roa Programme

On Thursday our Tu Roa students were lucky to have Wellington's Skate Ed programme come to our school and introduce them to the world of skateboarding.

Skate Ed's aim is to increase the provision of skateboarding lessons in the community while creating opportunities for women and children.

The students had a great time all while building confidence and learning new skills. Thank you to Mel and Jay for their time and for sharing their expertise with our students today.

Student Council

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Titahi Bay Intermediate Touch Team

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Paper Plus - North City

Paper Plus at North City is locally owned and has all your back to school needs! They also offer a rebate to schools if you purchase from them. All you need to do is mention Titahi Bay Intermediate. We appreciate you doing this as we can put the rebate towards new books for our library! You can shop instore, online or through click and collect.
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School App and Website

Remember to download our App so that you can keep up to date with what is happening. This will be great for our sports teams. Ensure that you link into the sports team that your child is in so that information can be sent out to these teams.
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