Titirangi Primary School News

Monday, April 7, 2014

From The Principal's Desk

Dear Parents

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce and warmly welcome a new addition to the Titirangi Primary School Board of Trustees this week, in the form of Chris Haines, who lives in Titirangi with his wife and three young boys.

The BOT decided unanimously to co-opt Chris as a full Trustee for the next twelve months. He brings considerable expertise in property matters as a quantity surveyor and director for Rider Levett Bucknall, and has been involved in a number of education projects across the country. This year, with a focus on key infrastructure projects (such as ultra-fast broadband, a new boiler system, electrical upgrade and a renovation of the Junior toilet block) Chris offers an invaluable skill-set that we feel adds great value to the Board.

It is also perfect timing as we begin a process of developing concepts for current classrooms and how they may be upgraded into modern teaching and learning spaces. This will be the start of a long-term project with significant implications for the way in which children learn at our school, and so we are delighted to be able to draw on Chris' experience in this field.

So, I trust you will join me in welcoming Chris to the team, and wishing him all the best in his new role as Trustee at our school.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou
Alan Jackson

Senior Fun Run

Well Done Senior School!

...with particular congratulations to our amazing star runners in each age category:

1st: Lara Colpi, Tom Leon-Brown, Kate McLoughlin, James Floro, Meg Catley, Flynn Cochrane

2nd: Sian Brown, Oliver Lewis, Sophie Watson, Nate Murray, Sonia Bennett, Oscar Court

3rd: Lily Tongue, Owen Massey-Borman, Holly Fowler, Sam McLoughlin, Danielle Pickett, Anthony Duncan

4th: Kate Adolph, Sol Burson, Charlotte Rogerson, Ollie LeMesurier, Tyra Geraets, Luke Vopel

5th: Etoile Simard, Oliver Kaye, Leah Vopel, Finn Cunneen, Marnie Weiss-Janssen, Adam Johnston

6th: Bella Wilson-Fry, Masaya Reed, Ruby Hargrave-Taylor, Lawson Maric, Cella Postlewaight, William Grace

Congratulations to All of our runners for making the Interschool Team 2014!

What's On

  • Tues, 08 April: Interschool Cross Country.
  • Thurs, 10 April: Interschool Cross Country Rain Date.
  • Fri, 11 April: Sushi Lunch.
  • Syndicate 3 host Junior School Assembly in the Hall at 2.15pm.
  • PhotoLife Studio catch up.
  • Thurs, 17 April: PTA Movie Night.


PTA Meeting: The PTA will meet next Wednesday (April 16) at 7pm in the TPS Staffroom to formally nominate the Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Secretary roles for the PTA. If you are interested in any of these roles, come along to the meeting or email your apologies to tpspta@gmail.com if you are interested but unable to make it!

MUSIC EDUCATION: 'Reminder to all students learning with the MEC teachers at school. The last week of term beginning April 14 is ‘Make-Up’ week for those students who have missed lessons during the term. For information or to enrol your child in Piano/Keyboard; Individual Guitar or Flute lessons at school for Term Two, contact the Music Education Centre on 0800893939.’

Netball News: It's been great to see our players back on the courts this week. By next week most of our teams will have started practice for the year. If you haven't heard from your Manager/Star Helper please let me know in case there is an issue with emails.

The Mystics have a special price for their next game, see poster below for details. It's a great night out and a chance for younger players to see their Role Models in action.

See you on the courts.

Lara - titiranginetball@gmail.com, 021 817 945


TW blurb 7 4 14


Calling all TPS Touch Rugby players …

You’re invited to the final Touch Rugby Prizegiving!

When: This Friday 11th April at 12pm

Where: In the TPS Hall

Who: All the players from the 2013 - 2014 season.

All players from Y1 – Y6 are invited to attend to receive a certificate from the school. Parents, please feel free to come along and cheer the players on after what was our most successful season yet! See you there!


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Community Notices

Oratia United AFC Holiday Programme
Monday 28th April 2014 – Thursday 1st May 2014
9am through to 1pm. Venue: Parrs Park, Oratia, Astroturf
$100.00 Full programme including Morning Tea. To register for the above please go to our website www.oratiaunited.co.nz or contact me direct at cjshort@xtra.co.nz Kind Regards
Colleen Short - Holiday Programme Coordinator OUAFC

New Creative Dance classes for pre-schoolers aged 3-4 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall starting in Term 2 Wednesday at 11.30am. Creative Dance provides children with the opportunity to learn about their bodies and what they can do. These classes foster creative development and stress the educational benefits of dance as an aesthetic, social and communicative form. Please contact Lexi on 0210621008 for enrolments.

Wednesday 30th April from 9-3. $60 for 1 day for year 3 to 6. Maximum 30 children so get in quick! First paid, first in! to be held on the Titirangi Primary School courts. * This will be run by the same team that are taking our in-school and after-school programmes. They will cater for all skill levels and are going to bring some extra equipment for the children that are further ahead with their skills. Contact Rebecca Blanch on rebecca@aspen.net.nz or 8171025 or 02102389103 for payment details and to secure your spot.

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