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PTA Update

PTA Update

As we approach Mātariki and the celebration of the Māori new year the PTA is looking for early risers to help us with the set up of our annual Mātariki breakfast. Now that we can access the school grounds we are excited to bring our school community together for this celebration. We are looking for volunteers to help us cut up fruit, turn some sausages on the barbeque, and make some hot milo. Let us know if you are available to help, for those new to this it doesn't take much time - arrive by 6.30 am to give us a hand and you will be super on time for the celebration and then join us afterward in enjoying a sausage, some fruit, and some delicious hot milo - don't forget your cup! To volunteer drop us a line at pta@titirangi.school.nz or speak to your class parent. We look forward to catching up! Your PTA

Kindo Accounts

Kindo Accounts

Kindo is the preferred way to pay to the school and it should be very straight forward to use. They have a help desk that is very good at helping with any issues you may be having. lease note that even if you pay directly into our school bank account all payments gets receipted through Kindo and they can provide an Donation Receipt if you need one. Kindo contact details as follows Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8am to 4pm weekdays.
Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636)
Email: hello@mykindo.co.nz
Online support: support.mykindo.co.nz If you wish to pay directly to the school bank account, please get in touch with me and I can share the details with you. Shelley Wood - Email - shelleyw@titirangi.school.nz Executive Officer

2022 Junior Fun Run

2022 Junior Fun Run

Next week on Thursday 26 May, children in Years 1 and 2 will be participating in the Junior School Fun Runs which take place here at school on the field. You are welcome to join us while your child participates. 9:15 - 9:45 am Year 2 classes 11:00 - 11:30 am Year 1 classes The children will be sitting on the bleaches and you are welcome to find a spot along the side of the course. Please ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing and has an extra drink for this day. Please make sure you wear a mask if you decide to come along. Looking forward to seeing you there. Brigette Helwes Deputy Principal

Volunteer Reading Programme

Volunteer Reading Programme

We need your help! We are seeking volunteers to assist in our Volunteer Tutor Reading Programme. This involves reading with four individual children one to one, giving them extra reading practice on one morning a week from 9.00 – 10.00. It is very rewarding to tutors and the children grow in confidence in their reading. We are looking for help on Monday mornings. Grandparents, relatives and friends welcome. If you are keen to help or to find out more, please contact Brigette Helwes.
brigetteh@titirangi.school.nz

Your West Support Fund

Your West Support Fund

The Trusts Your West Support Fund provides funding for schools, sports clubs, and charities that provide services for people in The West. Eligible community groups can apply for funding from Your West Support Fund to help pay for operating costs, equipment, or capital works projects. Our school was granted $5,000 which will support the replacement of the Shade Sail over the bleachers near the field. We are hoping the shade will be replaced over the next school holiday.

150 Years Celebrations

150 Years Celebrations

In Term 1 we started our 150 Years celebrations. We had received funding from the Ministry of Education to employ a Creatives in Schools team to work with Year 5/6 students to create animations based on the history of the school and film interviews of ex-students and local characters. This continues this term. This film will be shown at the War Memorial Hall on 1st September at 7.00 pm. Please make a note in your diaries! This term, to celebrate the 150 Year milestone, each class will be creating an art piece to be installed around the school. This school art trail will open to our families and ex-students on Tuesday 27th September. Throughout this day there will be performances and an opportunity to view the artworks around the school. More details to follow but another date to note in your diaries. We will also run the Book Fair in Term 3 commencing Monday 22nd August to Friday 26th August. We would like to invite Grandparents into the school on Friday 27th August. There will be more details nearer the time what this will look like. I know we had feedback from the previous year that they Grandparents were keen to dress up too. Instead of a Yearbook, we will be creating a 150 Years Anniversary Young to commemorate this important milestone for the school.

Term 2 Teacher Only Days -  Friday 3rd June and Monday 27th June

Term 2 Teacher Only Days - Friday 3rd June and Monday 27th June

During term 2 we have two Teacher Only days, Please note these dates in your calendar now Friday 3rd June and Monday 27th June It was agreed that teachers and principals are entitled to a maximum of 8 teacher only days between 2019-2022 from the employment agreement negotiations in 2019 for the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement, the Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement, the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement, and the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement. These days are to provide teachers and principals with additional time to: Refresh and deepen their knowledge and practice around the local curriculum Strengthen their understanding of the use of assessment tools for learning and teaching Respond to the recommendations of the education work programme in the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement (CPA) Report Familiarise themselves with curriculum work changes that will become available over the term of the collective agreements.

French Bay Yacht Club

French Bay Yacht Club

Did your child enjoy Waterwise? bookings are now open for Kids Learn to Sail spring intake! French Bay Yacht Club has five open skiffs, and a fleet of Optimists, in its shed, available for kids to get into and learn to sail in at low cost. Sailing is a sport for life that teaches independence, resourcefulness, and water skills, and children can enjoy the benefits of this wonderful activity right here in Titirangi at French Bay Yacht Club. French Bay’s coaches recommend that sailors start at around 9 or 10 years old, so long as they can swim 50m (with a life jacket). All equipment is provided, and sailing takes place on weekends at high tide. As children develop their skills, they have the option of progressing to racing and different types of boats - like these skiffs and starlings. Spaces usually fill up before winter finishes, so please pre-register your details at: https://www.frenchbay.org.nz/courses

Term 2 Friday Lunch dates

Term 2 Friday Lunch dates

Each Friday we have a lunch option available. This alternates each week between Pita Pit and Sushi. Orders need to be placed through your child's Kindo account. Pita Pit orders close at 9am on the Friday of the Pita lunch day Sushi orders close at 9am on the Wednesday before the sushi day. Term two Pita Weeks are Fridays 6th May, 20th May, 17th June and Friday 1st July Sushi weeks are Fridays 13th May, 27th May, 10th June and 8th July.

Coaches Needed

Coaches Needed

This winter we have 7 netball teams playing for TPS in the Waitakere Netball league. A few of these teams are still in need of a coach so we are putting a call out to anybody who may be able to help us out or who may know of somebody who would like to coach. Coaches could be high school children who have good knowledge and passion for netball. We are currently looking for coaches for our Year 1, Year 2, and one of our Year 5 teams. Training is generally held either before or after school on a day that suits both coach and team. Games are played at Te Pai netball courts on either a Monday afternoon (Year 5) or Thursday afternoon (Years 1 & 2). If you are able to fill one of these roles or know of somebody who could, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email - juliehe@titirangi.school.nz Many thanks Julie Hoffman-Early

Lost Property

Lost Property

Please ensure clothing, lunch boxes and drink bottles are named. Lost property is returned to children if it is clearly named. Our lost property is on display in the hall foyer, parents are welcome to check there for items during the term. Clothing is packed up at the end of each school term and donated to charity.

Project Moana Manaakitanga

Project Moana Manaakitanga

Although we postponed our beach clean up in the holidays we had some resourceful people who went ahead and made a big difference to our environment. Great job matua and tamariki, excellent manaakitanga in action! We look forward to seeing you all again soon.