Titirangi Primary School News
Monday, March 16, 2015
From The Principal's Desk
Last week was a busy one for the school community, with our 3-Way Conferences and also a very enjoyable PTA picnic. It's great to have opportunities both to share and celebrate learning and also get together for purely social reasons.
Also on the subject of community, below you will find a link to an important document for our school. After surveys and workshops involving staff and parents last year, the Board of Trustees has now completed the process of setting new strategic goals for TPS. These identify our next steps, and will shape the priorities for us over the next few years. I would encourage you to take a moment to take a look as the goals have practical implications both for our vision and for individual members of our learning community.
What I hope you will find in the document is a clear continuation and natural evolution of many of the ongoing themes that have been important to us in recent years in terms of building upon the TPS Vision and Values. This reflects a Board who have great confidence that we are on the 'right track', moving forward with a clear sense of identity and direction. I also feel that the Charter demonstrates our ongoing commitment to a cycle of self-review and continual school improvement.
In addition, it sets out some of the more immediate action plans for our school, including the ways in which we will focus on maintaining and building the right balance of support, challenge and breadth of opportunity to "enable success and realise potential" and meet the unique needs of each individual learner.
I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish the Senior School well for their EOTC week this week, which promises to be an exciting and rewarding experience for all, especially to our Year 6's who head off tomorrow for what I know will be an amazing experience at Camp Adair.
Ka kite anō au i a koutou
- Monday 16 March: Year 4 trip to Arataki has been postponed.
- Years 1-3 netball muster 3.15 - 4.30 pm.
- Tuesday 17 March: Year 6 depart to Camp Adair.
- Rooms 16 & 17 visit Titirangi library.
- BOT meeting in the staffroom at 7.00 pm.
- Wednesday 18 March: Year 4 to visit Arataki.
- Thursday 19 March: Year 5 to Birkenhead for the Amazing Race.
- Year 4 Interschool Rippa Rugby.
- Room 15 to visit Titirangi library.
- Friday 20 March: Year 6 return from camp.
- Scholastics book club issue 2 orders close.
- Sausage sizzle lunch.
Scooters at Lunchtime: REMEMBER if you have a scooter licence you can ride your scooters on the courts at lunchtime. Safety rules:
- Scooters only, Licence holder, and crash helmets to be worn.
- Our aim is to encourage more students to ‘scoot’ to school rather than take the car, and have the opportunity to play on them
- Remember by parking away from the school and walking or wheeling the rest of the way helps to reduce the congestion around the school gates.
Licence applications can be collected from the office or Mrs Parker
A huge congratulations to Charlie Joyce on completing 200 walks with the Titirangi Library, Walking School Bus
Also a big well done to Jessop De Gourly and Kate Ashcroft for completing their 50 walks.
Charlie Joyce with Vicki Moffat (Walking School Bus Co-ordinator)
Library HELP NEEDED!
If anyone has an hour to spare on a regular basis, we need help in our library with book covering. Please contact our librarian Veronica at email@example.com.
ANZAC DAY POPPIES
We are appealing for parents to help Year 5 and 6 students to make poppies for Anzac Day on Thursday 26 March from 1.30 - 3.00 pm in the school hall. Contact Jonathan Lambert if you can help.
Dear Titirangi Primary School Community
I just wanted to write a few words to thank everyone for coming to the Picnic. The afternoon had a great atmosphere and the children looked like they were having fun. The cricket game was a big hit with the children and adults alike, there were traditional games for the children in the shade with Mariana, a clown, sausages cooking, ice-creams melting and the sun beating down on us, a big contrast to the week before where people kindly queued up for us in the pouring rain. This event was based on welcoming new families to our school and joining our community together. We also managed to fundraise just over $1,000 for our school, so thank you for supporting us and thank you to the team that put together a great event.
The PTA is also running a Logo Competition at the moment for our TPS students, we have some great entries in already but would like many more. Full details were in last weeks newsletter and flyers are up around the school.
Our next PTA meeting will be on Monday 23rd March at 7pm, (change of date and time from the fridge list) in the staffroom. It would be great to see you there and new members are always welcome.
TOUCH RUGBY RESULTS
Another great week of try scoring and strategic play as the players are all increasing their understanding of the rules for offence and defensive play.
Results for week 5 (March 11th) were:
Titirangi Thundercats: The Thundercats continue to improve and impress. This week we played like superstars and although we had to provide the other team with our players too, the Thundercats team members scored seven tries during the game. Player of the day was Noa - go Thundercats!
Titirangi Tuis: No results this week
Titirangi Takahes: The Takahes had a great game this week, winning 6-5 against the Snappers, awesome defence by all, especially Jess, William, Matthew and Travis, with tries scored by Ryan, Travis and Leo, well done keep it, last game next week!
Titirangi Titans: No results this week
Titirangi Tornadoes: The team played well the result was 4 points to 2.unfortunately we lost but we had fun. Player of the day went to Ollie who scored both tries and gave the girls a real boost.
See You on Wednesday for the last game of the year.
Titirangi Torpedos: The Torpedoes had a great win 10-0 against Firefox. Ryan C and Hugo S both scored a few tries and the Player of the Day was Hugo S.
Titirangi Transformers: Titans 1 x Transformers with week, Exciting game for the parents for sure! Well done Titirangi teams. Player of the day went to Lewis I.
Titirangi Trailblazers: A loss this week but a hard fought game with only 5 players for the team. The boys played with a lot of heart but ultimately lost the game, score unknown
Titirangi Turbos: The Turbos won 4-2 against the Young Warriors. Our last and best game ever for the season! An enormous congratulations to all the Turbos who put 110% effort into attack and defence. Player of the Day for us was everyone so well done! All the best to the Year 6 children who go on camp this week.
We are currently recruiting Volunteer Support Workers to provide practical and emotional support to victims of crime and trauma, full training is given. If you are a good listener and communicator, computer literate, have a full driving license and a car and can commit to being on call for one shift per week day or night and interested in working in the Community Please phone 0800 86 58 68. Thanks in anticipation.”
TITIRANGI COMMUNITY HOUSE
Special General Meeting-Monday 30th March @ 7pm. 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi. All members and public invited. Refreshment provided. Come and support your local Community House. RSPV by 27th March to Debbie or Bernie .09 firstname.lastname@example.org