Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, 10 November, 2014

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

I am sure that everyone would agree that our 2014 Gala was not only a fantastic family day, but also a tremendous success thanks to the efforts of the Gala Commitee, Class Parents, PTA, teaching team, support staff, countless parent helpers, the children and all those who came along to get involved on the day.

For my part, I would simply like to pass on my sincere thanks to all concerned. While the fundraising aspect of the Gala makes a very real and valued difference to our learning community, there is also something priceless in seeing everyone come together to show our school at its very best. On the day, seeing so many families enjoying a great collaborative community event and the smiles on the faces of the children said it all.

The success of an event of this scale would of course not be possible without the efforts of the coordinators. Each of them sacrificed so much time and energy while somehow managing to retain a calm and patient demeanor (not to mention their sanity!). So, to Carmel, Warren, Maree, Vicki, our hardworking Office Staff, Gala coordinator extraordinaire Carol Chamley and everyone else who pitched in, thank you on behalf of the TPS Community for a day to remember - we couldn't have done it without you! A special mention also goes to Bill and Solana, who put in so much time, as ever, helping the day run smoothly.

Thanks again to the whole school community and our event sponsors - well done TPS!

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson


  • Monday 10 November: Scoot Safe programme with Constable Carl for Syndicates 1, 2 & R17.
  • Tuesday 11 November: Multicultural Festival at Corban's Estate, Henderson. Performance from 11.30 - 11.45 am.
  • Wednesday 12 November: Scoot Safe programme with Contable Carl for Syndicates 1, 2 & R17.
  • Thursday 13 November: APPA Choir rerhearsal at ANI.
  • 'Bring your own device' (current Year 4/5) parent information evening in the Staffroom at 6.00pm.
  • Friday 14 November: 2015 road patrol training (current Yr 5) with Constable Carl.
  • Year 1 hosting junior assembly in the Hall at 2.15 pm.
  • Snack Pack lunches.
  • Sunday 16 November: Enviro schools ginger weeding working bee between 9.30 - 11.30 am.
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This Thursday @ 6pm: BYOD Info Evening for parents of CURRENT Y4/5 students

The 'what', 'when, 'how' and - most importantly - 'why?' of 'Bring Your Own Device' for 2015 at TPS

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

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Our last issue of the year for Scholastic Book Club is out now. Please return orders to the office by 28 November. If you do not want orders delivered to your child's classroom, please mark clearly on the order form "to be collected from the office"
Many thanks for your support throughout the year.

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Following the hugely successful working bee last term, once again the Sustainable Neighbourhood Network will be joining force with school volunteers this Sunday, between 9:30 – 11:30am to continue the ginger irradiation programme in the bush around the school.

If you think your family would like to come along and help, we would love to see you. Please bring gloves, a hand garden tool and sturdy footwear.

Morning tea will be provided in the staff room afterwards. We will be meeting on Kohu Rd.

A Winning Team!

Congratulations to soccer stars Remi, Hannah, Jasmine, Esme, Callum and Ethan - otherwise known as the 'Stingrays' at Bay Olympic - on their recent team's success!


The ice cream cafe will start again this Friday until the end of term to fundraise for the Year 6 yearbook and J-Rock. Ice creams are $3.00 and ice blocks $2.00.



Titirangi will come alive this December with a spectacular lighting display thanks to an array of local business sponsors. There will be Christmas lighting on all of the main village shops, and a variety of festive displays along the rooftops. Lopdell House will be lit with spotlights for the month and an eye-catching Christmas tree will be placed on top of the Gull Service Station.

Glow - is a family friendly event created to kick-off the celebrations and officially switch on the lights on Sunday 30 November. It starts from 6pm involving local musicians, buskers, performers and school choirs (including Titirangi Primary) as well as The Waitakere Brass Band. The lights will be switched on at dusk around 8.30pm.

The hub of the event is the Bright Lights Donation Tree - the iconic pine situated next to the village bus stop supporting the Titirangi Kindness Project. The Kindness Project encourages visitors to bring gifts and food parcels to the donation tree for distribution too three selected West Auckland Charities.

All are welcome from 6pm on 30 November to enjoy the illuminations and don't forget your food donations to support The Titirangi Kindness Project supporting Mummies in Need, Key Assets, Family Action and Refugees as Survivors..

Church car park information.

Tomorrow Tuesday, 11 November, there will be a funeral at the Presbytarian church across from the school at 11am. Parent s and caregivers please vacate the Church car park by 9.00 am.

Community Notices

Children’s book launch and wand making session at Titirangi Library

Saturday 15th November at 11 o’clock. Come and meet local author Jan Oldham who will introduce her book ‘Clementine Mitch: A Witch Can Switch.’ All welcome.

French Bay Yacht Club’s Open Day is Sunday 16 Nov, 2.30-6pm

Please visit if you want to have a go at sailing, or find out about our learn to sail programmes.

With thanks to:

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