Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, Nov 16, 2015

From The Principal's Desk

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Given the terrible news out of Europe over the weekend, it was a welcome contrast to be able to look to such a positive event and demonstration of a community working together in the form of our 2015 Gala on Saturday.

There are, of course, so many people to thank. The amazing Jane and the whole PTA, Class Parents, Gala Team, students, staff and all those who helped pitch in, volunteer their valuable time, donate items, take items home to be lovingly and painstakingly restored for sale at the Silent Auction/Uber Chic Boutique, helping with promotion and sourcing food items/gifts and prizes, performing on the stage and of course coming along to support us on the day. This is of course a key fundraiser for our school but, at its heart, the Gala is as much a celebration of a community coming together for a fun and worthwhile cause as anything else.

One thing that always stands out for me personally is seeing so many ex-students and families returning to visit us alongside our current children and parents. It is a reminder of the important role that our school serves in the life of the local community, and of the village feel that I believe is crucial to our identity as a learning community.

Finally, I would like to add sincere thanks to all of our Sponsors, including our Platinum Sponsors Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi and Supervalue Titirangi, who provide invaluable support to our school. Above all, a huge thank you to the indefatigable Warren Tyler (together with Ann and the rest of the family) for an outstanding job coordinating a highly successful event this year.

Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Ka kite anō au i a koutou

Alan Jackson



  • Monday, 16 November:
  • Tuesday 17 November: BOT meeting in the Staffroom at 7.00 pm.
  • Wednesday 18 November: 9.30 - 2.30 - Senior school athletics day at Olympic Park, New Lynn.
  • Friday 20 November: Senior athletics rain date.
  • Sushi Lunch.


Parent Information Evening – for 2016 Enrolled Students

A reminder that Glen Eden Intermediate will be holding Parent Information Evening on Tuesday 24th November at

7.00 p.m in our school auditorium. If new parents would like more information about the following they are very welcome to come along:

  • ‘The First Day’

  • BYOD programme

  • Collaborative Teaching Spaces

  • Pastoral Care

  • Buses

We will have Noel Leeming attending to give parents the opportunity to look ask questions and have a look at our preferred devices. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

TPS BYOD Guidelines 2016

Parents of Y5 and Y6 students in 2016 - please also be advised that our current guidelines for BYOD (10 inch screen and a keyboard) are completely compatible with GEIS and GBHS BYOD guidelines for next year. Please refer to our recent parent BYOD notification for further information.


Wow, what a fantastic day! I think we can all agree whether you were just visiting, working there or organising out back, we all had a fantastic time!

I'd like to say a massive shout of thanks to all the people who made this possible. Firstly, the teachers and support staff for putting up with me the last 3 months. Thanks for all the time and effort, especially on the day. To the parents for their time and presence, which made running this event so much easier. To the kids for all their enthusiasm and effort - whether making jolly jars, moving stuff or performing on stage (how good were they? Eat your heart out, Glastonbury!). And finally, to Jane (I couldn't have done it without you!), my support team, Vicki and the Silent Auction girls; what a phenomenal effort. Carmel, Katie, Sandra, Maria and all the others in those containers, amazing! Rebecca and the crew, Andy with all the food and his truck, thanks a million.

I hope I haven't missed anyone. If I have, sorry and thanks. You'll be pleased to know you won't hear from me in the newsletters again. So it's cherio and ta-ta from me.

Warren Tyler

(Ex) Gala Co-ordinator.



Congratulations to all of our TPS Merit Award winners!


“TPS - Touch Rugby 2015”

A great round of Touch Rugby this week and the Results for week 2 (Nov 11th) were:

Titirangi Thundercats: The Thundercats played well and all players got involved in the game. We saw some real improvements in defence and understanding of the dummy half. Niko was player of the day – awarded for his excellent defence and tagging of players to prevent tries. The result was 5-3 to the Eagles.

Titirangi Tuis: No results this week

Titirangi Takahes: Tough game for the TPS Takahes on Wednesday going down 6-0 to the Glenora Fearless Bears. On a positive note, while we beaten by a better team, our defence in the first half kept the lead down to a single try. Tired legs caught up with us during the second half. Noa was player of the day for her fearless defence.”

Titirangi Titans: No results this week

Titirangi Torpedos: A lovely game of touch this week, playing a younger team but the Torpedoes showed a great deal of respect to them and came away with a 5-0 win. HUGE thanks to Ryan’s dad Charlie for being a volunteer coach for our team. Your help was very much appreciated. Player of the Day went to Harry E.

Titirangi Transformers: Transformers played against ICS 5/6 and was a tie, 2:2. They played well with good ball skills and good attack. The player of the day was Lexie N who showed great skills in both attack and defence, scoring our only try that day.

Titirangi Trailblazers: An awesome 11-1 result for the Trailblazers against the Stingrays! Kids played their hearts out and also worked on some strategic moves, sharing the ball and showed good sports’person’ship to the other team so the win was well deserved. Well done to the try scores Harriet, Finn, Frank, Christian and Nate! Awesome effort by the whole team though - Players of the day were Finn and Frank.

With thanks to our Platinum Sponsors

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Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School
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Titirangi Supervalue Platinum Sponsor of Titirangi Primary School



I am a stay at home mum, and I have developed a brand new website called Cup of Sugar - it's an online platform for parents to use to organise and ask for help with child minding, without feeling guilty or awkward. The system lets you build a club of your own friends, family and neighbours, see each other's calendars, request minding and offer to mind all from their 'Sugar Club'. A points system keeps it all fair and ensures minding is reciprocated.

Parents are using it to assist with the school run, extracurricular activities, date nights, 'me' time, the list is endless. It’s a great way for the community to come together and support one another with those one off sticky situations child care is needed and really appreciated. The club that you organise is with your own trusted friends and family and you are the only one responsible for who is in your club ensuring it is totally safe.

I would love to advertise this in your school newsletter, can you please let me know the process and cost? The website is www.cupofsugar.co.nz - there is a cute little video on there which also explains the concept.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing from you.
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