A message from our principal

Tēnā koutou katoa, I can't believe it's nearly the end of term, the time has flown by so quickly. Welcome to all the students and families starting in Room 4, which opened with Maya Ishida on Monday with a very smooth start for this group of children beginning their journeys at school. THANK YOU! What a fantastic PTA Quiz Night on Saturday. Super Heroes from all walks of life were well represented in typically creative style, including our greener than green Quiz Master, the Hulk. Thank you to our enthusiastic and hardworking PTA team and school staff who helped to make this annual event such a success. The generosity of local businesses and the wider community, who supported the event was fantastic. It was great to see such a fantastic turnout, on a very chilly evening, for our mid-year conferences on Tuesday, when the teachers and children shared successes and next learning steps. I would like to acknowledge and thank our outstanding staff for all of their hard work in preparation for these and indeed for facilitating progress for each child through the first half of this year. Thank you to Anthea, School Librarian, who has done a fabulous job of organising Book Fair Week. We appreciated all the support from our families who visited during this week and if you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, the Book Fair remains open before and after school until next Monday morning. We look forward to the book Character Parade and Grandparents morning tomorrow! Parents and Grandparents are welcome to come along and enjoy the fun. The Parade will be held on the courts at 9:15 am and then grandparents will visit classes with their grandchildren to share and read stories followed by morning tea. Next Friday morning we are celebrating Matariki with our Dawn Ceremony, please come and join us.As this is a whanau event, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please gather from 7.15am on the bottom field, with a prompt start at 7.30am. If it's wet we will use the school hall for the ceremony. Our PTA is providing hot milo, a sausage sizzle and fruit to keep us all warm and going for the day ahead. This is complimentary. To support our sustainable efforts as an Enviro School, we will not be providing disposable cups so please bring your own BYO cup or mug if you would like a hot drink. Looking forward to seeing you for this celebration. If you are available to help at all during the morning, we would greatly appreciate this. Please click the following link: https://forms.gle/HfekYZowRe1m28BV9 We start Term 3 with the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme. A parent information afternoon, hosted by Constable Carl, our education constable, will be held on 29 July at 2:00 pm - all welcome. We then move into a focus on The Arts, in particular, drama and music arts which will culminate in a production with all students in Years 3 - 6 performing. More information about this will follow next term. We start Term 3 with our Pōwhiri at 9.30am on Monday 26th July. This is to welcome all our new students and families to Titirangi School. Ka kite ano au I a koutou Julie Lynch Principal Tēnā koutou katoa,

A message from our principal