Newsletter 9th March 2023
Taradale Primary School
Acting Principal's Message
Kia ora, e te whānau,
Our school's first assembly of 2023 was held yesterday, and it was a great feeling to see our kura come together once again.
"Good thank you, how are you?" may be a short phrase, but at TPS, it is one that carries great meaning. It demonstrates our commitment to acknowledging and caring for those with whom we interact.
While there are many factors that contribute to what makes our kura special, it is without question the people within it that make it so. To reinforce this important aspect of our culture, I encouraged tamariki in our assembly to reflect on two things they can do each day when they come to our kura:
What will you do today to be a positive member of our community?
How will you show personal excellence today?
Contributing positively to our kura can show itself in many ways. Examples we discussed include being a supportive friend, demonstrating respect for others and our environment, being inclusive of others, and maintaining a positive attitude.
Demonstrating Personal Excellence is closely linked to 'Our Whakawhanaungatanga'. Having a Growth Mindset, displaying Independence, and demonstrating Perseverance are all key components of achieving it.
As someone who enjoys taking on challenges and being a positive role model for our ākonga, I invited our tamariki to suggest a new skill or challenge for me to learn that would put my perseverance to the test. While most of the responses shared were very creative, some would certainly require more than just perseverance!
I look forward to sharing which challenge I’ve accepted with our tamariki at our next assembly. In the meantime I’ll leave you with a glimpse of the responses from the mouths of our TPS tamariki!
Learn everyone's name in the school
Do a handstand/ cartwheel
Run up Pukekura/ Sugarloaf x3
Spoon and egg challenge
Do a gap jump on a mountain bike
Try to make a clock
Run around the block
Go around the school and know every single name
Kick a ball high and header it
Run around your house 10 times
Ride around your house on a bike 20 hundred times
Play on the playground
Do 100 sit ups then run 6 times around the school
Do a backflip
Walk on your hands
Land a 360 on a scooter
Drain a half way shot with a basketball
Do the splits (ouch!)
Ngā mihi nui,
Pizza and Cookie Day - Friday, March 10th
Team Tahi Connecting with whānau Tuesday, March 14th - 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Team Rua Connecting with whānau Wednesday, March 15th - 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Team Toru Connecting with whānau Thursday, March 16th - 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Whānau Conferences - April 3rd – 5th, 2023
End of Term 1 - Thursday 6th April - 3pm finish
Teachers Only Day - Monday 24th April SCHOOL CLOSED
Anzac Day Tuesday 25th April - SCHOOL CLOSED
Term 2 Begins - Wednesday 26th April - 9am start
Barton Rural School - Thank you
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Barton Rural school for their amazing fundraising efforts on behalf of our kura. One of our TPS tamariki previously attended the Timaru based kura, so they reached out to offer their support for our community. Through their A'maize'n Maze, coffee cart and home clothes day, they raised an incredible $2,806 to support our whānau. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and the spirit of community that their efforts exemplify.
Thank you, Barton Rural!
Hornby High School - Ka mau te wehi!
Our school has received a donation of $857 from Hornby High School in Christchurch, thanks to their successful 'home clothes' day fundraiser (a record for their kura). They have asked that this money be used to support the wellbeing of our staff and tamariki following the events of Cyclone Gabrielle. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful community of Hornby High School, and teacher Matt Stock for their amazing fundraising efforts.
New Entrant Enrolment Notice
If you have a 5-year-old child or know of a family in our community who might be starting school this year, please let us know as soon as possible. We want to ensure that we have all the necessary information to make your child's transition to school as smooth as possible. Thank you!
The following communication is from our Community and Health provider.
Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Maui, alongside many other agencies, groups and individuals in our community, have been, and continue to work in more challenging circumstances to provide services to our affected communities.
As cyclone affected areas enter into the recovery phase, the prevention of disease becomes a focus. The attachments in the link below give advice for boils, eczema, head lice, impetigo, insect bites and scabies in an easy one page format. If you have any questions about your child’s health please get in contact with your GP.
Māori Phrase of the Week
Kia ora everyone. Here is our first new video for the year. A huge thanks to the tamariki in Rūma 15 who volunteered to be our stars.
Kia ora e kare-hello close friend
Location: 10 Church Rd, Taradale, Napier 4112Phone: 06-8442626