Sport - Week 8 Term 3

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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Register and pay for sport activities online.

Jo's Sport Talk

Luckily for our athletes, most are able to enjoy a little more of their favourite winter sports, as our local sporting organisations have now confirmed that most sport will continue for the remainder of Term 3 under Level 2 health and safety guidelines. Everyone must adhere to these strict guidelines to ensure a safe environment for our players and their whanau, and to ensure that the opportunity to play sport continues.


(websites include draws, cancellations and further information)


Final playing dates:

Year 1 - 4 netball will not be played during Level 2. If NZ drops to level 1 before the end of the term, there is a possibility that games will continue.

Year 5 & 6 netball will play round robin games on Saturday 18th and 25th September and Finals on Saturday 2nd October. Note that the game times have changed.



Final playing dates:

Unfortunately, all of our basketball teams have now completed their season.



Final playing dates:

Fun Sticks (Year 1 & 2) has now finished.

Mini Sticks (Year 3 & 4) and Kiwi Sticks (Year 5 & 6) grades A7 - A9 will play their final game Saturday 18th September.

Kiwi Sticks (Year 5 & 6) grades A6 - A1 will play their final game on Saturday 25th September.


Waimarie (Good luck) to the TPS Flames who are playing in the A8 Grand Final this weekend against Te Puke Primary School Chargers. We look forward to hearing how you get on.

All sport uniforms and sports equipment, borrowed from the school, must be returned after the final games. I recommend that managers collect all uniforms after completion of the final game, and return these to the school office with the gear bag. Thank you.


Kelly Sports will recommence next week on Tuesday 21st September. If you have any concerns please contact Anish via email or phone 0278281888

Fun First Football will not continue in Term 3 but will start again in Term 4. If you have any queries please contact Colm via email or phone 02108665044


Te Puke Gym Sports Cheerleading Competition (Year 5 & 6) - Friday 3rd September @ Te Puke Gymnasium - CANCELLED

Kakahu Pekepeke Rugby 7s Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 14th September @ Mitchell Park in Ōtūmoetai - POSTPONED to Term 4

Girls 7-a-side Rugby Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Thursday 23rd September - 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Arataki Park in Mt Maunganui - POSTPONED to Wednesday 29th September (dependent on Level 1)


  • WBOP Tennis Championships (Year 5 & 6s) - Wednesday 27th October - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Gordon Spratt Reserve in Papamoa
  • WBOP Orienteering Championships (Year 5 & 6s) - Friday 29th October - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ McLaren Falls
  • Kakahu Pekepeke Rugby 7s Tournament (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 2nd November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Mitchell Park in Ōtūmoetai
  • WBOP Cricket Festival (Year 5 & 6s boys) - Thursday 4th November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui
  • TPS Senior Athletics - Monday 8th November - 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Tauranga Domain
  • South Cluster Athletics (Year 5 & 6s) - Tuesday 16th November - 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Tauranga Domain
  • Go Girls Super 6s Cricket Tournament - Wednesday 17th November - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui
  • TPS Middle School Athletics - Thursday 2nd December @ TPS
  • Weetbix Tryathlon - Sunday 21st November @ Mt Maunganui

These events are dependent on Covid-19 Alert Levels.

We require parental support at all of these school events. Please contact me if you can help out in any way on


The TPS School Shop is now live for all summer sport registrations and will remain open until Thursday 30th September. Here is a summary of the competitions TPS will be entering sports teams into. If you require more information there are more details on the school shop.

Rippa and RIP Rugby run by BOP Rugby Union

Both Rippa and RIP Rugby are modified games of rugby that are fun and simple to play. They are great for those who don't play rugby, as they are non-contact, and for those who do, to keep their skills and fitness up in the off season.

Who: Boys and girls Years 1-6

Where: Greerton Park

Dates: Thursday 28th October - Thursday 2nd December

Times: Year 1 & 2s - 4:00 - 4:30pm / Year 3 - 6s - between 4:30pm and 5:30pm

Cost: $13 per player

Mini Polo (Formerly known as Flippaball) run by Tauranga Waterpolo Association

Mini Polo is a modified version of waterpolo. The game provides the opportunity to develop water confidence and swimming skills, plus the basic skills of passing and catching.

Who: Boys and girls Years 3-6

Where: Memorial Pool

Dates: Tuesday 2nd November - Tuesday 7th December

Cost: $58 per player (includes pool entry)

Kiwi Volleyball run by Tauranga Volleyball

Kiwi Volleyball is a kid friendly version with only 4 players on the court and lowered nets. Great for the development of basic volleyball skills - serve, set, pass and spike.

Who: Boys and girls Years 3-6

Where: QEYC @ Memorial Park

Dates: Friday 5th November - Friday 17th December

Cost: $27 per player

Fast Football run by Blue Rovers

Fast Football is like Futsal but played outside. Fewer players allows each child more opportunity with the ball, and a smaller space puts more emphasis on ball control, player movement and teamwork. The results are not recorded to keep the game fun.

Who: Boys and girls Years 1-6

Where: Morland Fox Park @ Greerton

Dates: Tuesday 26th October - Tuesday 7th December

Cost: $15 per player

This year we encourage those students wanting to play Junior Cricket to play for one of our local clubs. The Otumoetai Cadets is situated at the Tauranga Domain and caters for all ages and abilities. To register go to or email

There will be a girls only free cricket skills programme at TPS on Wednesday mornings in the first 3 weeks of Term 4. This is for any year 4-6 girls wanting to improve their cricket skills and is in lead up to the GoGirls Super 6s Cricket Tournament in November. If your daughter is interested in attending please email me with their name and year group.


Please know that I am always happy to share photos and news about any team or individual sporting successes with our school community.

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

My office hours:

· Monday 11:00am - 3:00pm

· Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30am - 3:00pm

· Thursday 9:00am -3:00pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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