Term 1 Newsletter 1

Tainui Full Primary School 3rd March 2023


Kia ora, Kia orana, Talofa

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023 and we have so many happenings to share with you!

First and foremost we want to extend a warm welcome to our new tamariki and whānau along with our new staff members: Ruth Baines in R5, Steph Bryant in Paewai and Miguel Palomino in Te Taurapa. Welcome to our Tainui whānau!

A great 5 weeks has been had at TFPS. Our year started off with staff attending a wananga at Tapapa Marae This was a great day of learning which gave us strategies and ideas on including Te Ao Māori concepts into our classrooms and kura. Building relationships is key and we spend the first 5-6 weeks of doing this, and we aim to do it well. Establishing a positive classroom culture is important to a successful start to the year. It is about relationships, connections, routines, class treaties and student roles and responsibilities within our kura. All of these elements build a great foundation in which to build on for the upcoming term and year, to make it a successful one. Learning around Ko Au and positive relationships are well underway in the classrooms. You should be able to hear the language of our He Pou and Tainui Way Expectations as they are being integrated into our way of being here at Tainui.

Events within our kura.

Mihi Whakatau: We have held two mihi whakatau to welcome our new tamariki, whānau and staff. It is absolutely beautiful to see our tamariki shine in and respect this welcoming tradition, with them knowing that this is a part of their way and our Tainui way.

Day for the Bay Fundraiser: through a black and white mufti day our kura raised $430.40! A huge pack up to all of our tamariki and whanau for showing support to those who have been affected by the floods.

Whānau Picnic: after 2 years, its back! And what a night to bring it back! A lot of connections were made and tamariki were able to showcase their classrooms and learning. Thank you for supporting this evening whānau.

Kaupapa for the Year.
Our year ahead is all about creating and weaving connections. This is all about building connections from school to home and also with our community. We want to provide opportunities where you as whānau can have a lot more involvement within your child’s learning journey here at school.

Whānau Time.
An initiative that we have started is our Whānau Time everyday at 2.40pm. This is a time where you can come into your child’s class and end the schooling day with them by join gin in or just being an observer. In this time classes might be sharing their learning, playing sport, reading, playing games, mindfulness or singing waiata. Come in and see what amazing events are happening.

Here at TFPS, we believe in and work hard to keep all of our families and community in the loop about what is happening within our kura.
Social Media.We use social media platforms as a portal of communication so please make sure you join your child’s class FB page, our school FB page and our Instagram page. We are looking at a new app for quick daily updates so watch this space.

Newsletters: these will come out every 5 weeks
Office: 07 8869860

And the best one yet - kanohi ki te kanohi: face to face.

Kaiako enjoy catching up for a chat with whānau, so pop in and see them if you need to chat.

These are being provided from Forest View High School and they are yummy! They are being gobbled up by our tamariki and are a great healthy option! Ngā mihi to FVHS

We are in for a great year whānau and we look forward to working alongside you to ensure your tamariki have an amazing year at Tainui Full Primary School.

Our School Ambassadors 2023

We are privileged to introduce our school ambassadors for 2023
JD Reid, Jay Abbott, Kingston Hartley, Riley Saunders-Cruickshank, Tia Kamere, Wairahi Te Whaiti, Laurensyn Hill
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Flood Relief Fundraiser

Wowee a lot of tamariki and whānau supported the Mufti Day for the Bay

Our amazing tamariki raised $430.40!

Thank you to everyone for your tautoko around this kaupapa, know that your koha will bring some relief to families in the bay

Whānau Picnic Evening

It has been 2 years since we have been able to hold our annual whānau picnic and wowee we brought it back, BIG time!

What an amazing evening of whānau, fun and kai! Our school Ambassadors did our kura and their families proud by running the evening. Ka mau te wehi our amazing Ambassadors!

These events are important and are about creating and weaving connections from kura to whānau. You are important to us, so we thank you for your presence

And there will be more events throughout the year so keep an eye out for these!


to our New World $50 Voucher winners…

- Iri C

- Dougal

Enjoy the photos koutou

Kia pai tō rā

Please follow your tamariki classroom facebook pages for updates and information.

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School Uniform Regulations

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What's been happening in the classroom?

Take a look below at picture's and video's of your tamariki & what has been happening in class over the past 5 weeks. Lots of learning, art, waiata and fun :)
Not giving up is key when teaching our tamariki rakau. 💪 A spontaneous learning moment by the children this afternoon. 😁😁😁 | By Te Tauihu 2 Tainui Full Primary School | Facebook
Today we worked on our Pūkana skills in honour of te matatini! It was awesome to see them all get so into this kaupapa! E te poho kererū ki a koutou! | By Room 5 - Tainui Full Primary School | Facebook
In moments where there is uncertainty, lack of control or not being able to physically be there or support - waiata can be the vehicle that fills... | By Tainui Full Primary School | Facebook
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Nga Pēpī Manu- Transition To School 2023

Kia ora, Kia Orana Talofa lava & greetings whānau,

Our Ngā Pēpī Manu programme supports your tamariki during their transition to primary school life. Every child adapts differently when finding a sense of belonging in new environments, all who are involved should make this a positive experience. We will work together to create a plan and timetable that will suit the needs of the child and family.

Our programme will run Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-3.00pm. The number of visits we recommend before starting school is six weeks. We look forward to meeting with you and working together to grow competent and confident children for our future.

Kia manuia

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After School Care 2023

Tainui’s After School Care programme runs from

3:00 - 5:30pm Monday - Friday (During term time)

$4.50 per hour for the first child then $3.50 per hour for each additional sibling.

If this is something you are interested in please pop into the office and see one of our lovely office ladies for more information.

-Arts and crafts -Movie days

-Outdoor sports -Fun & exciting

-Team building activities -Oscar registered

-Treat days


Public Notice's

Dance Scottish

Junior sessions of Scottish Country Dancing restart on 16th March in the Amisfield School Hall, Moffat Road, Tokoroa. Sessions run from 6:30 to 7:30pm each Thursday Come and have some fun while learning something new. Visit www.tokoroascd.co.nz www.facebook.com/tokscd or phone 0211026114

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Upcoming Events

7th March Aukaha & Paewai - Ōmanu beach trip

8th March Taumanu & Manaia - Mt Maunganui beach trip

Vaccination day for Yr 7 and Yr 8

6th April - Good Friday - School closed