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Class Placement for 2022

We have begun the process of drafting class lists for next year. This is a complex process as we consider enrolled numbers at each year group, the learning and social needs of each child, as well as our funding allocation for teachers from the Ministry of Education. While we want to provide the best placement for every child we cannot accept requests from parents regarding any specific preference of teacher or classmates. However, we do want to know if there are other important learning-related factors that your child's teacher may not be aware of. Please contact me directly so that it can be taken into consideration - juliel@titirangi.school.nz This is always a balancing act requiring a great deal of care and thought, so it is important to get in touch if there is anything that we need to be aware of in terms of your child's learning needs. If you could do this as soon as possible it helps the process of placing your child, therefore we ask all requests be submitted by Friday 5th November. Please note with the stability in the Year 3/4 team and Year 5/6 for 2021, this enables us to provide continuity for the current Year 3 and 5 children, to stay with their teacher another year. This will build on the learning, social, and emotional relationships that have been established.

Staffing Update for 2022

At this time of year, the focus turns to organisation for next year. We're fortunate to be in a position to attract outstanding teachers to our learning community. As a result, we are able once again to look forward to a stellar team of professionals leading the learning next year. With this comes the usual changes, tweaks, and movement. I would like to congratulate Nicky Pacey who has accepted a position at Oak Lynn Special School starting 2022. Nicky has been employed as a Y3/4 teacher with Titirangi Primary School for two years. She now has the opportunity to put her teaching and nursing skills into practice to support the learners at Oak Lynn. It is also interesting to know that Nicky also started her teaching career as a teacher aide at Oak Lynn School. We wish her all the best and appreciate all the hard work and commitment she has shown to Room 16 and the school. Rachelle Watson, the teacher of Room 9, is also leaving us at the end of Term 4. Her family has decided to relocate to Palmerston North. They have family in the area so looking forward to this new opportunity outside of Auckland. Rachelle has been at the school for 3.5 years and her roles have included Year 2 teacher, Team Leader, and staff trustee on the board. We have all appreciated her sense of humour and down-to-earth attitude, you will be missed Rachelle but we wish you well. Isabella Dunn, has taught the children in Room 5 this year, will not be returning next year. Isabella has an exciting opportunity outside of education that she would like to pursue. We will her all the best in this new adventure and hope that we may see again as a reliever in our school. It’s apparent that the single most important factor for a successful year is the relationships that are built and developed between children, teachers and families over the course of the year. We now have staff established and confirmed for 2021 and I am delighted to announce the teaching teams for 2022: Year 1: Belinda Matthee, Dianne Harris, Lee-Ann McKenzie and Vicki Moffat Year 2: Robyn Cochrane, Victoria Stevenson, and TBC Year 3/4: Claire Iszard, Julie Hoffman-Earley, Linda Dona, Katrina Booth, Anthea Wike, and Sue Fitzgerald Year 5/6: Blake Semp, Georgia Reid, Linda Hall, Lisa Sparey and Mel McCorqindale With stability in the Year 3/4 team and Year 5/6 for 2021, this enables us to provide continuity for the current Year 3 and 5 children, to stay with their teacher another year. This will build on the learning, social, and emotional relationships that have been established. I would also like to take this opportunity of welcoming Anthea Wike to our school in the Y3/4 team for 2021. Anthea is a very experienced teacher who has worked in local schools and she is very excited to be joining Titirangi Primary School and the Year 3/4 team next year. If i receive any further updates the I will keep you posted.

Year 6 Graduation Information 2021

In these unprecedented times, we have planned according to current Alert Levels what the Year 6 Graduation ceremony will look like. This will look slightly different from previous years, however, we are confident that we will be able to celebrate the achievements of our current Year 6’s and give them a fitting send-off. As Auckland works through the move from the Alert Levels towards the Traffic Light System, these are the scenarios we envisage from current available Ministry of Health and Education information (please note, this could be subject to change). Scenario 1: This ceremony will take place at school with parents in attendance.
The children will be acknowledged individually with a Graduation Certificate and Medal. Scenario 2: This ceremony will take place at school. Unfortunately due to current Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines, we cannot yet confirm if parents will be able to attend. This ceremony will be recorded and shared with families. The children will be acknowledged individually with a Graduation Certificate and Medal. Scenario 3: This ceremony will be conducted online in accordance with the Ministry of Education guidelines. This ceremony will be recorded and shared with families.
Children will be acknowledged individually with a Graduation Certificate and Medal (via contactless collection from the school). Within each version of the Graduation ceremony, there will be presentations from Julie our Principal, a Board of Trustee representative, and a guest speaker. We will also be sharing highlights of the children's time at Titirangi Primary School. We will be acknowledging our families who will be leaving Titirangi Primary School, where the youngest child is graduating. The presentations from the speakers will be conducted via pre-recorded message, unless at Level 1, where this should be able to be conducted in person. We are all hoping that we can celebrate this time together whilst following the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education guidelines. Our goal is to celebrate and acknowledge the amazing Year 6 students that we have and successfully send them along the educational journey that awaits them.

PTA Corner

Hi there! Lockdowns are tough, aren't they?! And this time around we have had to again make the call to cancel the Titirangi School Gala. This will come as no shock I am sure given the current circumstances...but this does mean...surely third time lucky for an epic Gala next year! We will aim for November 2022 for an amazing day to connect with not just our school community but beyond into our wider community and the fabulous vendors and supporters that come from all around Auckland. We do also have good news though! Despite fundraising has been a wee bit tricky over the last two years, we have managed to raise enough money for the shade sail to go over the swimming pool! As some of you may remember this has been our fundraising focus and we have now paid the deposit with a view to it being fitted in early December. At this stage, we are not sure when we will be able to show it off of course, but it will be a fabulous addition for our school as we head into the summer months, here's hoping we get to make use of it in the not too distant future! We will continue to plan and replan as things become a little more stable and hopefully we will all get to connect again very soon. Take care community - stay safe! Your PTA

Hero - Coming soon!!!

Next year we will be changing our student management service from eTap to Hero. Hero is a powerful and secure online sharing platform that can be customised to reflect the curriculum, vision, and values of our school. We will be sending out more information shortly. So you will have access to Hero and all school communications in one single app!

Te Reo Online with Whaea Natalie

Whaea Natalie who is our Kaiāwhina Reo would love to continue her teaching of te reo and has offered online sessions using Zoom. The links are in the community calendar and Natalie has included a link to a Kahoot for each session. She would like to repeat these sessions on a weekly basis until we return to face-to-face learning. Natalie has said about teaching te reo online "We may experience some turbulence as this is merely a new beginning but I will endeavour to do my best under the circumstances of Covid and lockdown." Everyone is welcome to join. Tuesday 19th October from 12.00pm-12.30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95274203999?pwd=THBlWkRUdWRTNC8vS2lDaU5MMFEzZz09 Meeting ID: 952 7420 3999 Passcode: Reo First Session Kahoot is https://create.kahoot.it/share/nga-ra-o-te-wiki-na-natalie-emery/e09f2fdf-51ca-4530-8e6c-4756006da556 Thursday 21st October from 12.00pm-12.30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95274203999?pwd=THBlWkRUdWRTNC8vS2lDaU5MMFEzZz09 Meeting ID: 952 7420 3999 Passcode: Reo Second Session Kahoot - https://create.kahoot.it/share/te-rerenga-a-tama-nui-te-ra-na-natalie-emery/e0dcdd3d-db13-4dea-a7d2-e07cf6efd508

Update Out of Zone applications for 2022 - Applications have closed 15th October 2021.

The School Board invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at Titirangi Primary School for 2022. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school website. If you wish to apply in the out of zone ballot, please use the following link. TPSOOZApplication The deadline for receipt of applications for out-of-zone places is 15th October 2021. Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by this date to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. www.titirangi.school.nz/enrolment The board has determined that up to 20 (twenty) out-of-zone places are likely to be available to Year 0 children (those who will turn 5 after April 30th, 2022) next year. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. If a ballot is required, it will be held on 21st of October 2021. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne via email office@titirangi.school.nz

Student Council Turangawaewae Challenge

Take a photo with your family in a place within your community that is special to you. Either upload to the folder (sign-in required) or email to brigetteh@titirangi.school.nz by Friday 17th September. We will share all entries the following week.

Māori Language Moment - Tuesday 14th September at 12.00 pm

At Titirangi Primary School, we are celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori by joining in with the nationwide Māori Language Moment at 12.00 pm on Tuesday 14 September. We have a school Māori Language Moment video clip and we would love to have as many families as possible to play the video at 12.00 pm on Tuesday 14 September so we can say a karakia and sing a waiata together. You may even like to send us a photo of your whānau joining in!

Tuakana-Teina learning at Titirangi Primary School

Thank you to Jennie Chatfield from Glen Eden Intermediate for creating and sharing this video.

Schooldocs: Behaviour Management and Concerns and Complaints

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 Behavioiur Management and Concerns and Complaints policies are up for review and you can take part in the review by visiting the site at https://titirangi.schooldocs.co.nz (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."

Attention all parents of our Year 6 Students

Enrolments for Glen Eden Intermediate for 2022 close on the 1st of September - for IN ZONE and OUT OF ZONE. Please enrol your child as soon as possible to help their class placement and transition into 2022. Any questions, please contact Glen Eden Intermediate School Office:
09-817-0032 or email: office@geis.school.nz