Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

July 5 2018
Principal Kerry Delaney

Tena koe, Talofa lava, kia orana, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, fakatalofa atu and greetings.

School will close at 3pm on Friday 6 July and reopen on Monday 23 July.

Our staff have really worked hard this term and are in need of a break and some time to get over colds and sore throats. I am sure your children need a break also and I hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks sleeping in and catching up with friends and family. I also look forward to seeing everyone back healthy and well for term 3 which starts on the 23 July.

At our BoT meeting last week it was decided that we will ballot for 10 places in Year 1 in 2019 and this will be in our local paper over the holidays.

We have work being completed in our school over the holidays so there will be contractors trucks in school and Steve, Kevin and Arnie will work through the holidays. If you see anything out of place in the weekends remember Steve's cell phone is 027-241-0913 please don't hesitate to call and let him know.

As you will have heard through Media, NZEI have announced that teachers and Principals will be on strike on 15 August.  At this stage it is a 3 hour strike from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.  My feeling is that this might go to a full day strike.   Our BoT will put out a notice informing you of what happens when there is no staff at school.

Thank you to all the whānau who came to parent interviews over the 3 days this week- this is the highlight of our teaching sitting with you and sharing what your tamariki are doing. We loved hearing all about what they love at school. We also thank you for the feedback on SEESAW our new school APP as this information helps us to define how we will use it more effectively.

We are trying to use the key competencies in our school reports as we do see these as important areas of learning that we need to work with your tamariki on. We are not totally happy with the report but will refine it to suit us for next time.

2019 Dates

Our BoT have confirmed the dates for our school to open and close in 2019. We will start school on the 30th January a Wednesday and we will close for the year on the 16th December. We will have 2 TOD next year also.  All the dates are on the school website. 

  • Term 1 - 30 January - 12 April
  • Term 2 - 29 April - 5 July
  • Term 3 - 22 July - 27 September
  • Term 4 - 14 October - 16 December

Public Holidays

  • Waitangi Day 6 February
  • Queen's Birthday 3 June
  • Labour weekend  28 october
  • Teachers Only Day - 31 May and 29 November

Powhiri

Powhiri will be held on Monday 30 July and Monday 27 August

*REMINDERS:

*Pak'n Save receipts - Keep your receipts and hand them into the school office.  These are added up and a percentage of the total goes to purchasing resources for Te Manawa.

*YMCA We have worked hard to negotiate a great deal with YMCA for our whānau and you will have seen that before school care is $2 7.30am to 8.30 am and they get breakfast. After school care is $5 and this starts at 3pm to 6pm. Please phone YMCA on 02108299256 to organise this.

*School fees: $40 per child or $60 per family.  These donations contribute towards computers, curriculum resources, playground equipment, classroom consumables, paper and photocopying.  These can be paid either as a lump sum or term by term.  If you wish you can pay by Eftpost (available at the office) or by internet banking or automatic payment.  Bank details are:  ASB Bank - Account No. 123254002777600.

Remember the Government pays for the basic level of education.  All the extras have to be paid for and that is why we have school fees.  We don’t like charging parents for these extras but it is a fact of life and all schools charge fees - many considerably more than Titahi Bay School.

Dates to Remember

*Kotahitanga concerts at TBI 8/9 August

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Kerry

Tumuaki/Principal

Email: kerry.delaney@titahibay.school.nz

It is week 5 and we are racing into the first term and I can’t believe how much we fit into a school day.
We had a great turn out for parent interviews and we thank you for making your appointment and turning up, it is very important to meet and discuss what is happening for your child in their class. Please contact the class teacher if you have a problem, concern or celebration as they are with them all day and know exactly what is happening.
We are so ready for the school Triathlon this weekend, our fitness level is high and we have had the last few weeks preparing for the day.
We have had beach sprints, beach wading, running and cycling. For our year 4- 6 we have been out on the road with Pedal ready and are feeling very confident.
REMEMBER this is our 9th Triathlon and the money raised goes directly back into our school and this year it will go towards stadium like seating in the hall so when we have a concert or show everyone can see the performers. Our Home and School work so hard for our school and we are so thankful we have them – so it’s not too late to offer your assistance just email homeschool@titahibay.school.nz
 
I thank our Home and School for paying for the new planter boxes, soil and plants – these are around by the front of the cooking room and will have some plants and herbs to use for cooking. 
What a delight it was to work with the New Entrants last week and make weetbix trifle and what fun we had learning a new skill, they all went home with the recipe and hopefully some will be made in your house. 
Weetbix Trifle
Ingredients:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup unsweetened yogurt
4 Weetbix
½ cup toasted pecans
Method:
Using a small saucepan, heat the blueberries and reduce for a couple minutes until thick.  Take a glass (approx 270ml) and start to layer your trifle, starting with ½ crushed weetbix followed by a spoonful of yogurt, then the blueberry mix and pecans.  Repeat once again.  Finish with a layer of the crushed pecan nuts.   Allow to sit for a few minutes to allow the weetbix to soften before eating.
Tip:
If you want to try something just a little different - transform the trifle into a smoothie by blending all the ingredients with 150ml of reduced fat milk or milk alternative.
 
 
Thank you to the Home and School for paying for the beanbags outside the library for children to sit on and read their books.
Our accelerated Literacy group will cook this week and start their own recipe book.  A purpose for writing always motivates our tamariki.  
For electives in Term 2 we have the Heart Foundation and Love Food Hate Waste working in school  to help our tamariki make sound decisions around the food they buy and eat.  
Facts from lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz
*The average family throws away $563 worth of uneaten food per year.  That’s 3 shopping trolleys’ worth of food that goes straight in the bin!
*Each family is tossing 79 kilos of uneaten food per year - it’s like binning 55 size 14 chickens or 888 apples.
Six simple things you can do to reduce your food waste:
*Plan your meals and buy what you need
*Store your bread in the freezer
*Keep potatoes in the dark
*Take your leftovers for lunch
*Stew fruit or make smoothies
*Add leftover chicken to a pizza, in a pie or in a panini
I have noticed some tamariki arriving late each day at school and this isn’t how we want 2017 to roll – I need to see your tamariki in class ready for learning every day.  You can only reach the standards if you are at school and learning.
Pak'n'Save Receipts   
We need lots of these so we can buy new equipment in Te Manawa - as you can imagine this gets so much use that it is important to maintain our resources.
Maths Whizz
We are still waiting for the payment of $10 towards Maths Whizz.  You can pay at the office, on the school APP or by internet banking.  Bank details are ASB Bank  A/c No. 123254002777600
SCHOOL TRIATHLON
This Saturday is our school triathlon.
Important information for the day:
On arrival please take bikes to the marked area on the Toms Road car park.
PLEASE HAVE BIKES IN THIS ASSIGNED AREA BY 8.45A.M.   Once bikes have been delivered SUPPORTERS MUST STAY OUT of the BIKE ARENA for SAFETY REASONS.
Every child will be given a t-shirt on Friday to wear at the event.  We ask that all junior children wear their helmets to the start line for safety and ease of bike transition.  Shoes must be worn for the run and wheels section of the race (and preferably for the swim).  Helmets MUST be worn during the wheels section of the triathlon.
Find your year group on the beach, the teachers to look out for are:
New Entrants / Year 1                           Fi Fitzgerald, Sharon Thompson, Sarah Taylor
Year 2                                                      Kristina Stevens, Rebekah Maskell
Year 3                                                      Grace Mulvihill, Karly Logan
Year 6                                                      Candis Wood, Phil Edgecombe
Year 5                                                      Matt Tan, Sharon Hartley
Year 4                                                       Janelle Reid, Nicky Bell
Open Racers                                          Find the marked table at the finish line.
Races start and finish on Titahi Bay beach.  First race begins at 9a.m. sharp.  Children start according to their year group.  Order of races will be:
9am  NE/Year 1:              250m run, 200m wheels (1 lap), 50m wade
          Year 2:                    300m run, 500m wheels (2 laps), 75m wade
          Year 3:                    500m run, 1km wheels (3 laps), 100m wade
          Open Juniors;        250m run, 200m wheels, 50m swim
Not before 10:10am       Open seniors:         750m run, 1.5km wheels, 150m swim
                                           Year 6:                      750m run, 1.5km wheels, 150m swim
Not before 10:40am        Year 5:                     750m run, 1.5km wheels, 150m swim
                                            Year 4:                     750m run, 1.5km wheels, 150m swim
Not before 11.30am        Open Pre-schoolers:   250m run, 50m wade only
(These are approximate distances & times and will be subject to conditions on the day).
There will be RAFFLES, FOOD and DRINKS available to purchase on the beach EFTPOS will be available.
If you have any queries please contact your child's teacher or miranda.mcmahon@titahibay.school.nz
You can now pay your triathlon donation/sponsorship through our school app. All donation's/sponsorship's in by next Friday 10 March go in the draw to win some prizes.

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2019 School Dates

Term 1: 30 January- 12 April, Term 2: 29 April - 5 July,    Term 3: 22 July - 27 Sept, Term 4: 14 Oct- 16 Dec.  Public Holidays:          Waitangi Day - 6 February, Queens Birthday - 3 June, Labour Day - 28 October, Teacher Only Days - 31 May & 29 November.

School Social Worker

Yasmin - phone 0276123084

School Health Nurse

Lucy Robinson 0274526861

Electives

Year 4-6 Term 2 weeks 6-10.  Year 1-3 Term 3 weeks 1-5.

Kotahitanga Concerts

At Titahi Bay Intermediate 8/9 August.

Powhiri 2018

9.10am on Monday 30 July, 27 August.

2018 Term Dates

Term1: 1 Feb - 13 April.   Term 2: 30 April - 6 July.   Term 3: 23 July - 28 Sept. Term 4: 15 October - 14 Dec. Public Holidays: Waitangi Day 6 Feb, Easter Friday 30 March, Easter Monday 2 April, Easter Tuesday 3 April, Queens Birthday 4 June, Labour Day 22 October.

BOT Meetings

2018: 19 February, 12 March, 28 May, 25 June, 13 August, 17 September, 12 November, 3 December.

After Hours Contact

Steve Jackson - 0272410913

School App

Download our school app from App Store for iphones or Play Store for android.

New Board Of Trustees

Sarah Campbell (Chairperson) Scott Hemsley, Lynette Renouf, Ria Tomoana, Gaby Wesley-Smith.

Dental Clinic

Phone 0800825583, option 1.

 Kakano - 2018

Mondays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2018

YMCA - Contact Rebecca White , Phone 022 3121978, rebecca@ymcawellington.org.nz

 

Stationery for 2018

Purchase online from Officemax            https://www.myschool.co.nz/titahibay

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