Sport - Week 6 Term 2, 2022

Tauranga Primary School

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Fortunately, we were blessed with perfect weather conditions last Tuesday, for the South Cluster Cross Country Championships. We were represented by our 42 best runners from Years 4-6, who competed against athletes from St Mary's, Maungatapu, Welcome Bay and Selwyn Ridge primary schools. The course at Waipuna Park is a lot more challenging than the track at our school event, with massive hurdles to clamber over and an extremely steep hill that quickly fatigues many of the athletes. All of our students gave their best effort, some finishing in the top seven, which means they have now qualified for the WBOP event in two weeks.

Whakamihi to the following students:

Timothy Cresswell 1st Year 6 Boys

Mauritz Muller 2nd Year 6 Boys

Flynn Rowlands 4th Year 6 Boys

Tessa Baxter 1st Year 6 Girls

Molly Hyett 5th Year 6 Girls

Oliver Preston 4th Year 5 Boys

Grace Bell-Booth 2nd Year 5 Girls

Andre Swager 2nd Year 4 Boys

Beau Gosling 4th Year 4 Boys


A couple of weeks ago, our Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 RIP Rugby Teams competed at the WBOP RIP Rugby Qualifying Tournament for the South and West Cluster groups. The Year 5 & 6s had a couple of unfortunate losses early in the day, followed by some easy wins, which put them in 3rd place in their pool. The team played a great passing game and displayed good teamwork where all players were heavily involved. The Year 5 & 6s won their final game finishing in 5th place overall. The Year 3 & 4s had an exceptional day, scoring many tries, and completed their pool play undefeated. The team met Maungatapu Primary School in the semi-finals where they earned another good win, sending them to the Grand Final. This was another high try scoring game, but unfortunately, our team narrowly lost to Welcome Bay School. The Year 3 & 4s join Welcome Bay School to represent the two cluster groups at the BOP Tournament in Paengaroa later in the month. Waimarie pai! Thank you to Brent, Cam and Rich for coaching, and all of the parents who cheered loudly from the sidelines.


The local netball league is set to start soon on the following dates:

TPS Piwakawaka (Yr 5 & 6) - Saturday 11th June - Grading Tournament

TPS Tui (Yr 3 & 4) and TPS Kiwi (Yr 1 & 2) - Saturday 18th June - Round 1

Websites for draws, cancellations and further information:




Upcoming TPS and Inter-School sports events in Term 2:

  • BOP RIP Rugby World Cup (Year 3 & 4 team only) - Wednesday 22nd June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Paengaroa Rugby Grounds
  • TGA City Basketball World Cup Year 3 & 4s - Thursday 16th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Trust Power Arena, Mt Maunganui
  • WBOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 21st June 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • BOP Cross Country (Year 4 - 6 qualifiers only) - Tuesday 28th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Waipuna Park, Welcome Bay
  • TGA City Basketball World Cup Year 5 & 6s - Thursday 30th June 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Trust Power Arena, Mt Maunganui

Other Sports Events

The Junior Tough Guy and Gal 'Mud Run' is taking place at Trustpower Baypark in Tauranga on Tuesday 14th June. As this is not a school event. Children must be transported and supervised by parents and reported as absent to the school office. The cost is $25 per athlete, and you can enter right up until the day, online at

Feel free to share some photos with us.

Otumoetai Football Club Initiative - Together in Football Platform

The aim of the Otumoetai Football Club Initiative "Together in Football Platform" is to help people overcome the financial barriers of the sport by granting them the opportunity to gain funding and/or playing gear so they can play the sport they love.

There are three ways to take advantage of the platform:

  • Individuals can apply for funding and/or equipment
  • You can support a player by donating used or new training clothing or equipment
  • You can provide financial support by donating to the Together in Football Fund

Further information is on the following website: or you can email:


Check out some photos of our sporting stars below.

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


Miki from Drops Photography will once again be photographing our winter sports teams this year. You will see Miki at our school sporting events, and at weekly sports competitions. Any enquiries please contact Miki directly via email:

Miki's photos will be available to view and purchase on the FaceBook page ‘TPS School Events Photos by Drops Photography’. Follow the link:

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 -3:30pm

Ngā mihi

Jo Taele

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