Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, 17 November, 2014

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

In among the usual busy Term 4 schedule and the focus on assessing student progress and achievement in reading, writing and maths and other curriculum areas, it has been great to see that classroom programmes have nonetheless managed to exemplify our "Well Rounded" value.

Last week had many examples of this. One a single day, I was fortunate enough to join some of our Syndicate 1 students on a 'Bear Hunt', enjoy our fabulous Junior and Senior Kapa Haka students represent our school at the Multicultural Festival at Corban's Estate before heading out to check in on a group of Year 6's show off their surfing skills at Muriwai. Along with programmes such as 'Scootsafe' in Syndicate 1 and our upcoming Senior School Athletics, it is great to see so much variety and challenge available to the children.

It's a timely reminder that student learning experiences can't all be measured and against National Standards, and that delivery of a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum is crucial to a holistic vision for our learners.

We will, of course, be sharing these successes stories, challenges and next steps in our formal reports towards the end of this term, but please be reminded that we will also be running our 'Celebration of Learning' days in the coming weeks, and hope you will be able to join us to find out more about your child's learning.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Tuesday 18 November: BOT meeting in the Staffroom at 7.00 pm.
  • Wednesday 19 November: Senior school athletics day at Olympic Park, New Lynn.
  • Friday 21 November: Athletics rain date.
  • Sushi lunches.

Remortgaging? Get a great deal and help out the school in the process with ASB Titirangi!

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Apologies but the ginger weeding bee had to be cancelled this weekend, due to the inclement weather. Paths and tracks had become too slippery and dangerous to go ahead. Keep you eyes peeled for the next weeding bee in Term 1, 2015.


Community Notices

Cinderella The Pantomime is a local community production and includes a number of local children. It's about to open in the Lopdell House Theatre, in the basement from 26th November until 6th December.

ALL general tickets are $12 (child or adult).

It is hilarious and full of family fun with humour for boys and girls.

There's also a colouring competition that could earn the winner free tickets (they can download that from the www.TitirangiTheatre.co.nz website, or pick one up from the Upstairs Art Gallery in Lopdell House (Level One) or from the Titirangi Pharmacy.

Bookings and Ticket Sales are NOW open - online, or at the Titirangi Pharmacy. They're selling fast!

Note: On November 30th when GLOW and the Village Market are on, there will be a free shuttle service running for ticket holders to and from the Green Bay School carpark... Isn't that a great idea! See you there :)


Congratulations to Ben Nicholson for getting 90% in his RockSchool exam

OnBoard Skateboard

You are invited to attend OnBoard Skateboard School’s ‘Skatesafe’ skateboard programme at Kaurilands School on Sat Nov 29th, 10am – 12pm

All instruction, skateboards, helmets, safety pads and portable ramps supplied.

Programme suitable for riders of all levels. Entry only $10 per person.

Register at www.onboardskate.org.nz

Become an IRONKID champion

Calling all kids aged 5-12, here’s an event for you!

Introducing Ports of Auckland IRONKIDS, a fun run event in Wynyard Quarter, Saturday 17 January 2015. Three achievable distances to choose from are 750m/1400m/2000m.

It’s a great morning out for all the family to enjoy. Every participant will receive a t-shirt, drink bottle, cap and finisher’s medal. Entries are only $15, don’t delay as entries are limited www.ironmanauckland.com

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