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Parent Information Evening - 26th May
Parent Information Evening on Wednesday 26th May from 6.00pm-7.30pm. There are 4 workshops on offer with a choice of two sessions: Junior Reading First Year at School - Room 1 Senior Literacy - Library Maths - Hall Wellbeing - Room 11 Each session will run for 40 minutes with information, hands-on activities, and practical information to help at home too. Session times: 6.00pm-6.40pm: Session 1 6.40pm-6.45pm: Changeover 6.50pm-7.30pm: Session 2 Please complete the Parent Information Evening Google Form so we have a rough idea of how many people will be attending each session. There is teacher supervision in Room 5 during the session times, especially for younger children, who may not want to sit in on the sessions. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 26th May!
What's on in Term 2
Week 2 Friday 14th May - Year 5/6 Travelwise Bike Check Day Friday 14th May - Sushi Lunches Sunday 16th May - Krypton Factor at Tirimoana School Week 3 Monday 17th to Friday 21st May - Travelwise Road Safety Week Monday 17th to Friday 21st May - Squash Sessions all week (years 3- 6) Monday 17th May - PTA meeting 7pm in the Staffroom Friday 21st May - Pink Shirt Day Friday 21st May - Pita Pit Lunches Week 4 Monday 24th to Friday 28th May - Squash Sessions all week (years 3- 6) Tuesday 25th May - Scooter Skills for Year 3/4 Travelwise Tuesday 25th May - 11am Year 0/1 and Year 2 School Cross Country Fun Run Wednesday 26th May 6pm - 7.30pm Parent Information Evening Thursday 27th May - Interschool Rippa Tournament Thursday 27th May - 7pm - 9pm Board of Trustees Meeting Friday 28th May - Sushi Lunches Week 5 Monday 31st May - Room 22 to Te Uru Monday 31st May - Pacific Fono 6pm - 7pm Tuesday 1st June - Room 19 to Te Uru Tuesday 1st June - Year 2 to Lynrey Gymnastics Wednesday 2nd June - Room 20 to Te Uru Thursday 3rd June - Room 21 to Te Uru Friday 4th June - Teacher Only Day Week 6 Monday 7th June Queens Bithday Tuesday 8th June Teacher Only Day Thursday 10th June - Room 18 to Te Uru Friday 11th June - Year 3 & 4 Rooms 11, 8, 17 to Lynrey Gymnastics 9.30 – 11am Friday 11th June - Year 3 & 4 Rooms 12,15,16 to Lynrey Gymnastics 11am – 12:30pm Friday 11th June - Sushi Lunches Week 7 Tuesday 15th June - Year 2 to Lynrey Gymnastics 9am - 11.00am Friday 18th June - Pita Pit lunches Friday 18th June - Year 3 & 4 Rooms 11, 8, 17 to Lynrey Gymnastics 9.30 – 11am Friday 18th June - Year 3 & 4 Rooms 12,15,16 to Lynrey Gymnastics 11am – 12:30pm Week 8 Monday 21st June - Room 17 to Te Uru Tuesday 22nd June - Room 8 to Te Uru Wednesday 23rd - Room 16 to Te Uru Thursday 24th June - Year 3&4 Assembly 2.15pm Friday 25th June - Sushi Lunches Friday 25th June - School Council initiative Super Hero Day Saturday 26th June - PTA Quiz Night Week 9 Tuesday 29th June - Teacher Parent Student Interviews 1.pm – 7.00pm Children go home at 12.30pm Wednesday 30th June - Room 4 to Te Uru Thursday 1st July - 3.30pm - 5.00pm Teacher Parent Student Interviews Week 10 Friday 9th July - 7.15am Matariki Celebrations - Dawn Ceremony Friday 9th July - Sushi Lunches Friday 9th July - 2.55pm End of Term
Message from Julie
Tēnā koutou katoa, Welcome back to Term 2 everyone! It's been great to see the children return with so much enthusiasm for learning this week. I would like to introduce Liz Pollard and Amber Adey who will be opening the new entrant class in Room 24 next Monday. A warm welcome back to Rachelle Watson (maternity leave) who is returning to Room 9 for 4 days and Dana Turner will work on Tuesday. We are delighted to have these wonderful teachers onboard! Anzac Day Parade and Service A huge thank you to all the students and families who represented Titirangi School at the Anzac Day service. It was such a special community event after 2 years of cancellations. The choir performed beautifully, thank you to Kasha Klee for all her expertise and enthusiasm organising the choir. I really enjoyed seeing our current students as well as ex-students representing organisations such as the scouts and girl guides. What's ahead in Term 2... Our Term 2 Concept is Whakapuāwai - Future Horizons where the students will be exploring the possibilities for sustainable innovations and development through a scientific lens. Enduring Understandings:
Level 1 (Year 1and 2): Energy can never be created or destroyed but only transformed from one form to another. Level 2 (Year 3 and 4): People apply their understanding of forces and energy to invent and create simple machines that we use in our daily lives. Level 3 (Year 5 and 6): Understanding the physical world allows us to develop scientific and technological innovations. Room 11 and Room 12 are now fully refurbed, reroofed, and repainted so Room 4 and Room 6 were super excited to move into their new classrooms on Monday. Lunchtime Activities I am delighted to see so many options on offer this term for our students at lunchtime. The library is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We have the following activities happening across the week: Anton, Sports Activator, works with our sports leaders on Monday Blake Semp (Y5/6 teacher) is coaching soccer with Warren (caretaker) on Wednesdays (boys) and Fridays (girls) Mike Chatfield is taking a sports group on Tuesday and Thursday Mel McCorquindale and Nicky Pacey are working with the Enviro team on different projects on Wednesday and Friday. Kasha takes the junior choir on Thursday Brigette and I are running a Lego Club on Tuesday and Wednesday Ka kite anō au i a koutou Julie Lynch Principal
PTA Corner - Quiz Night
This term sees the return of the renowned Titirangi Primary School Quiz! MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW! Yes right now! SATURDAY 26th JUNE at the RSA in Titirangi Village Book the baby sitters, the quiz starts at 7pm and it’s going to be fab! For those of you new to this annual highlight of the Titirangi calendar, this is a night not to be missed! You will soon be able to purchase tickets either individually or as a table. A table is eight participants and if you buy a whole table you get one of those seats for free. Each individual ticket is $30 and includes food (drinks to be purchased separately), so start pulling together your team and thinking about your costume! The theme this year is Super Heroes, and remember, after this last year living with Covid-19 not all heroes wear capes! We are very familiar with building teams too, so if it's just you or a few of you we can buddy people up to create prize-winning teams! If you, or your business, would like to sponsor a table or donate an item to our auction and help make the night a success please contact us at . So, mark it on the calendar – SATURDAY 26th JUNE @ 7pm, gen up on your trivia knowledge, start building a team, and grab your costume!
Schooldocs: Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement
The school works on a subscription basis with SchoolDocs to maintain, update, and review our policies. SchoolDocs provides us with a comprehensive core set of policies, which have been well researched and follow the Ministry of Education National Administration Guidelines. The policies and procedures are tailored to our school, and the school supplies specific information such as our charter, and procedures for behaviour management, reporting to parents, etc. SchoolDocs updates, modifies, or creates policies in response to changes in legislation or Ministry guidelines, significant events, reviews/requests from schools, and regular reviewing from the SchoolDocs team. Our board of trustees has the opportunity to view changes/additions and comment on them before they are implemented. This term 'Reporting to Parents on Student Progress and Achievement' policy is up for review and you can take part in the review by visiting the site at (note that there's no "www."). Our username is "titirangi" and password "atkinson". Click 'Current Review' tab for instructions. "Copyright: Except where stated, the content on this site is the copyright of SchoolDocs Ltd. It may not be reproduced without written permission from SchoolDocs Ltd."
Travelwise - Walking School Bus
I would like to say a big thank you to Anna O’Connor and Michelle Jennings who have volunteered to be the new Walking School Bus Coordinators. We also have four new WSB drivers for the Titirangi Library route, which means this WSB can operate 5 mornings a week. There are now some spare places for children. The WSB has many benefits - social connections, fitness, avoiding traffic congestion and is better for the environment. If you are interested in joining the walking school bus, please contact the coordinator Information is also available at the school office. All children must be registered to join the WSB, as we must maintain safe ratios of 1 driver to 8 children. It is recommended that a parent walks with their child for the first 3 walks, so they are familiar with the route and routine. If you are interested in joining a possible new walking school bus on the corner of Daffodil Street and Atkinson Road, please contact me Lisa Sparey - Travelwise leader
Have your contact details changed?
It is important that we are advised of any changes to email addresses or phone numbers so that we are able to contact parents and caregivers in an emergency, and so that you don't miss out on any important communications from the school. If your contact details have changed, then please let us know
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Have you downloaded the school APP yet? You will find the school calendar, newsletters and useful links all in the one place. Easy access to absences, or find contact details for our staff. To download the app, use this link. Or go to the app store on your Apple or Android device and search 'SchoolAppsNZ'. Once downloaded, search 'Titirangi' to find our school. Make sure to select your child's class as well as year group to receive the correct notifications. Just click the 3 bars in the top left-hand corner and click Alert Subscriptions to check the correct classroom has been ticked. If your child uses the bus, sign up for school bus alerts.
Anzac Parade and Service
Titirangi RSA organises an Anzac Parade and service on Sunday, April 25th 2021. For the last two years, the service has been disrupted so it will be lovely to see this take place. The clubroom opens at 8.30 am for refreshments and the parade falls in the adjacent carpark between Hardware Care and Arrow Eatery at 10.10 am. Service commences at 10.30 am at Memorial Hall. A group of Titirangi students will participate as part of the choir on behalf of the school.
Message from Julie
For the final week of Term 1, I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff, students and parents for such a positive start to the year. It has had its challenges with the two lockdowns but I grateful for the kindness and resilience that everyone has demonstrated during times of sudden change. The concept of 'Hauora|Well being ' has proved to be a perfect line of investigation to set a positive tone for the year, and the hard work and dedication of the teaching team, along with our amazing support staff, has been outstanding. On Friday, we will close the Term in our usual way with an 'Achievers' Assembly. I'd like to say well done to all those children who represented TPS on Tuesday in the Interschool Swimming. It has been a very active term with many different experiences for our children with Interschool Cross Country, Waterwise, learning experiences outside of the classroom with visits to Te Uru, Mt Atkinson, Tiritiri Matangi and so much more. I am delighted with all the different experiences that are on offer at the moment especially at lunchtime with Anton training up sports leaders, Mr Chatfield taking activities for our senior students, Blake Semp and Warren coaching girl and boys soccer teams, the Enviro Team are hard at work with projects around the school and Kasha Klee has been taking choir in preparation for Anzac Day. Next term, we have more initiatives underway with Lego Club starting up at lunchtime, the whole school joining together for a singing assembly and the APPA Choir will start rehearsals for the performance at the town hall scheduled for Thursday 11th November. Please note that Year 3/4's from Room 4 will transfer to Room 11 and Room 6 to Room 12. The new roof will be reinstated so I know the children and teachers are looking forward to being in their new spaces. We will use Room 4 and 6 for new entrant classes that will open later in the year. The Year 0 class will open Monday, May 10th, so a warm welcome to Liz Pollard and Amber Adey who are the teachers of Room 24. I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable break. We look forward to seeing everyone refreshed and ready for learning in Term 2! Ka kite ano au I a koutou Julie Lynch Principal
P2 Parking - Drop Off Zones
Please observe and obey the parking signs. This sign can be seen at the drop off/pick up zone above the crossing. It is also downhill from the crossing. It means stop here only briefly. You may not park and walk into the school. You may not park here and sit in your car for longer than 2 minutes waiting to pick up your child between 2.15 and 3.15. If the drop off zone is full, please do not double park, or queue at the end of the drop off zone, blocking the traffic coming around the roundabout. Please do not do a U turn from the drop off zone. There is a turning bay further down the hill on Atkinson Road. An alternative to the P2, is to park away from the school and walk in to collect your child or if suitable to collect them from an agreed meeting place. If you notice any unsafe driving issues or infringements, you can go to