Sport - Week 10 Term 1

Tauranga Primary School

Tauranga Primary School appreciates the support of the Lion Foundation, who provide funding for our Sport Co-ordinator role.

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Jo's Sport Talk

This term has certainly had it's challenges with regard to the summer sports season. Consequently, I would like to thank all of the parents for the effort they have generously put in to make sure that our budding sport stars could participate and enjoy the summer modules. It was pleasing to see that amongst the challenges, our TPS athletes showed us that they are adaptable and kind. All the players rallied together each week to ensure that all of our TPS teams could field a team and stay in the competition.

Our TPS Crusaders RIP Rugby Team had an exceptional season, completing the competition undefeated. Ka rawe! This makes me excited about the upcoming inter-school tournament in Term 2.

Also impressive, Henry, Samuel and Oliver represented TPS in the BOP Primary Schools Golf Tournament last Friday. This is the first time we have entered the competition. The boys played in the teams event and had a fantastic day out on the golf course. Check out some photos below.

A friendly reminder that any PE tops or sports equipment borrowed from the school, must be returned to the school office by the end of the term.

Term 2 & 3 Winter Sports Teams

Registrations for our winter sports teams, who play over Terms 2 and 3, have now closed, however, there are spaces available in the following teams:

  • Year 1 & 2 Little League Basketball (1 - 2 players)
  • Year 3 & 4 Netball (2 players)
  • Year 5 & 6 Netball (2 players)

Here is a brief description of these sports:


Games are played at the Tauranga Netball Centre on Saturdays starting on the 18th June. Year 1- 4s will participate in nine sessions and the year 5 & 6s will play through to Saturday 24th September. The cost ranges from $46-$60 per player.


Games are played at either the Trust Power Arena or Memorial Hall. The Year 1 & 2s play on Monday, Year 3 & 4s Tuesday and Year 5 & 6s Friday. The cost ranges from $75-$126 per player.

If you wish to register your child for one of these spaces, you will need to email me first to secure their place and then we can organise payment.

At this stage, primary school sport remains classified under the ‘Red Light’ system. Vaccine passes are no longer required to be shown, however, other rules including masks and limited numbers, may be applied at various sporting venues. All sports leagues are subject to change with regard to the ‘Lights’ system, and we will do our best to keep you updated.

TPS and Inter-School sports events in Term 2:

  • WBOP Inter-School Amazing Race (Year 5 & 6) - Friday 13th May 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Mt Maunganui
  • TPS Cross Country (whole school) - Tuesday 17th May 9:00am - 1:00pm @ Memorial Park
  • South and West Cluster RIP Rugby World Cup (Year 3 - 6) - Friday 27th May 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Greerton Rugby Park
  • South Cluster Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 31st May 11:30am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • Primary Gymnastics Competition 3 & 4s - Friday 10th June 8:30am - 2:30pm @ ARGOS Gym, Tauranga
  • BOP RIP Rugby World Cup (Year 3 - 6 qualifiers only) - Wednesday 15th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Paengaroa Rugby Grounds
  • TGA City Basketball World Cup Year 3 & 4s - Thursday 16th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Trust Power Arena, Mt Maunganui
  • Primary Gymnastics Competition 5 & 6s - Friday 17th June 8:30am - 2:30pm @ ARGOS Gym, Tauranga
  • WBOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 21st June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • BOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 28th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • TGA City Basketball World Cup Year 5 & 6s - Thursday 30th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Trust Power Arena, Mt Maunganui

We always require parent support at the sports events, so please contact me via email if you can help out in anyway.

Other Sports Events

The BOP Primary Schools Squash Competition is on Thursday 9th June in Rotorua. This tournament is for Year 5 & 6s who are capable squash players. If your child is interested in entering the tournament, please email me and I can organise their entry. Entries are due on Friday 3rd June. Players must find their own transport and supervision for the duration of the day.

The Junior Tough Guy and Gal 'Mud Run' is taking place at Bay Park in Tauranga on Tuesday 14th June. As this is not a school event, children must be transported and supervised by parents, and reported as absent to the school office. Enter individually online by Friday 20th May at

Otumoetai Football Club Initiative - Together in Football Platform

The aim of the Otumoetai Football Club Initiative "Together in Football Platform" is to help people overcome the financial barriers of sport by granting the opportunity to gain funding and/or playing gear so they can play the sport they love.

There are three ways to take advantage of the platform:

  • Individuals can apply for funding and/or equipment
  • You can support a player by donating used or new training clothing or equipment
  • You can provide financial support by donating to the Together in Football Fund

Further information is on the following website: or you can email:

I am located in the school Tech block during the hours below, otherwise email is a reliable source of contact.

My office hours:

· Monday and Tuesday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Wednesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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