Titirangi Primary School News
Monday, April 20, 2015
From The Principal's Desk
Welcome to Term 2 after what I trust was an enjoyable term break. It's been great to see all the children together again and getting off to a positive start on the next phase of our Tūrangawaewae learning concept.
This term also brings one or two staffing changes following the retirement of Mrs Speedie at the end of last term. Trish has made a vital contribution to our learning community during her time with us, both for the many learners she has taught and also in her roles as a Syndicate Leader and ICT Coordinator. She will now be balancing her time between essential 'grandma duties' and continuing with us for one day each week, so fortunately we don't lose her altogether! Stepping in to take over her role as class teacher in Rm 11 is Lauryn Buchanan, who we are delighted to welcome to our learning community. Lauryn brings a wealth of talent and energy that will undoubtedly make her an invaluable addition to the teaching team.
We also warmly welcome back Robyn Cochrane, who will once again be ensuring a successful start to our latest new entrant class in room 24, and Alana Morgan, who returns from her maternity leave to step into the role of Syndicate Leader in Y4. Thanks and acknowledgement go to Sue Fitzgerald, who agreed to cover the role for the first term and got the Y4 team off to an excellent start.
In addition to staffing changes, this term we welcome Phil Gore to the Board of Trustees. Phil currently has two children at our school and was unanimously co-opted to the board, bringing with him important skills and experience that will help the board to deliver on our stated strategic goals.
Finally, I would like to make special mention of Richard Inder, who has served our school as Board Chairperson for a number of years. While he will continue as a trustee, he recently took the decision to step down from the role of Chair, effective from the beginning of this term. I have come to know him as an individual of tremendous talent, intellect and integrity, and would like to thank him for the pivotal role that he has played in the strategic development of our school over recent years. The result is a board and a school community with a clear sense of identity, vision and purpose, due in no small part to his leadership. Stepping in to take over as Chairperson, I would like to formally welcome experienced trustee Zoe Hawkins, who I am absolutely confident will bring a similarly impressive range of capabilities and skills to this important role.
As ever, we have no shortage of events and activities ahead planned for the children, so look out for our Term 2 Fridge List and Syndicate newsletters for further information, and I look forward to seeing many of you around school in the coming weeks.
Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Titirangi Primary School will be commemorating the centennial of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli on Friday 24 April.
We are planning to erect a Garden of Remembrance under the tree by the old Dental Clinic (Music Room).
Year 4 students assembled the 30 crosses last term, which have the names of soldiers who fell in WW1. The Peace Poppies made by Year 5 and 6 last term also form part of the Act of Remembrance on the roundabout in the village.
The whole school will be gathering on the Courts at 2:15pm to hold a short ceremony, including a 2 minute silence. We are hoping that a representative from the Titirangi RSA will also be present. Parents who wish to attend are welcome.
On ANZAC Day, the Choir will be performing at 11:00am Centennial Ceremony at the War Memorial Hall and Cenotaph
Lest We Forget – Kei Wareware Tatou
- Monday 20 April: Term 2 begins.
- Friday 24 April: 2.15 - 2.40pm ANZAC CEREMONY
- PTA Sausage sizzle.
- ANZAC DAY - School choir will be performing at 11.00 am at the Centennial Ceremony at the War Memorial Hall and Cenotaph.
Term 2 2015 Multi Sport Programme
Titirangi Primary School - On School Grounds
Thursday, 3pm to 4.15pm (8 sessions over 8 weeks)
The Multi Sport Programme will incorporate Cricket, Dodge Ball and Netball/Basketball along with the Ice Breaker Session (first session) and Final Fun (Last Session). We now run 2 consecutive sessions over two consecutive weeks per sport. This is to ensure we provide enough exposure to a specific sport for a child to make an educated evaluation of that sport while providing a chance to improve and develop the skills required to participate. Over the 4 terms we will be coving 9 totally different sports.
Get in quick to secure the early bird discount of $5 Please use the voucher code “earlybird” to receive the discount (Expires 24.4.15 at 12am). Visit www.kellysports.co.nz to enrol now! (Auckland Central/South Waitakere Regions). Please see the brochure attached for our efficient rain procedures and more important information.
You choose the sport – Multi Sport Package – 1.5 hrs – Prizes – 2 x Professional Coaches - FUN
Only $150. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
ORPHEUS SEA SCOUT GROUP
LIKE TO JOIN CUBS/SCOUTS
THIS TERM WE HAVE A FOUNDERS DAY CAMP WITH ANCIENT CIVILIZATION THEME.
ALSO DOING CAMPFIRE COOKING, KAYAKING, ATHLETIC BADGE, WATER HUNT TRAIL WITH TARGETS
PLAY GAMES, LEARN HOW TO ROW AND SAIL FOR SCOUTS
HAVE FUN AND MAKE FRIENDS
START DATE FOR CUBS 10 FEBRUARY, SCOUTS 11 FEBRUARY
CUBS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 7-10 ½ YEARS
SCOUTS AGED 10 ½ to 15 YEARS. OUR DEN IS AT MOTU MOANA CAMPSITE-GREEN BAY
IF INTERESTED- CONTACT MARGITA WELLS-GREEN for this TERMS PROGRAMME PH 09 8176139 or MOB 0210373312