Message from the Principal
April 12 2017
Tena koe, Talofa lava, kia orana, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, fakatalofa atu and greetings.
We have the Police booked in to work with our staff in Term 2 and in Term 3 they will work in classes and run a parents meeting. There has been a lot of incidences in the media lately around the safety of children walking to and from school. We talk to our children regularly about this and know you do also.
We love seeing our children walking with their friends to and from school. The time to walk is between 8am - 8.30am as the roads are full of cars and there are a lot of people walking around the Bay. At the end of the day we like to see everyone gone from school at 3pm walking home together. It's really important that all our students leave at 3pm and aren't outside school on their own waiting for someone to pick them up or allowed to stay in the playground to play after school on their own.
I know with my own children the conversation we had with them was:
- Walk to and from school together with the friends around our street
- The only people who can pick you up are mum/dad, grandma/grandad
- Everyday just reassure your children how they are going home from school.
As the Principal of this school it is always a pleasure to work with our KURA kids. We went to the PCC primary school consultation workshop. These workshops are to hear the voice of our children. This year I took Neve, Anzac, Devon and Danni. I was really interested to hear that the areas they want the Council to work on are - drains, waterways, and roads . Our KURA kids want the PCC to ensure that Porirua doesn't flood and that everyone feels safe in our city. They also don't like how Porirua School floods, they feel sorry for the children. I really loved hearing their thoughts. This group, plus Tumanako and Dante, will present to PCC on May 16.
The gate being closed in the morning and after school has made a big difference to the cars using our driveway and the safety of our children. Please realise that KURA kids safety is our first priority. I thank Anzac and Dante for their role in ensuring our driveway is not a race track.
Tired children and tired staff - it's been a big term with lots on and we are all looking forward to a break.
It is that time again when we need to get our tamariki out and start training for the school cross-country. This event will be held Thursday 11 May, which doesn’t give us much time to get running fit. All groups will be taken down to Onepoto Park for a run through before the end of term, so children will be confident to practice the course over the holidays. Get out there and give it a go! Use the holidays to get out and run for training.
We will be needing parent helpers on the day so if you are available to help please contact Jacinta Hamer - email@example.com
These will be held on the last week of Term 2.
Monday 3 July 2pm - 8pm
Tuesday 4 July 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday 5 July 3pm - 5.30pm
School will close at 2pm on Monday 3 July and Tuesday 4 July
The interviews will be 30 minutes long. You can make a booking by going on www.schoolinterviews.co.nz Code: pm87m or you can contact your child's teacher or the school office and they will do that for you. If you want another time you will need to email the class teacher.
Keep the school fees coming in. School fees for 2017 are as follows:
School Donation (voluntary)
1 child $40 Family $60
We appreciate you paying these so early in the year.
Our school website is full of information - team newsletters, plans of teaching for the term and general questions you may have. Every notice goes on our website so if you lose something just go on line or even to our school App - You can download our school app from the App Store (Apple phones) and search for Titahi Bay School or if you have an android phone download from Playstore. You can also join our Facebook page - go into Facebook - search for Titahi Bay Primary School, click like.
Book week will be 22 - 26 May. Dress-up day will be Thursday 25 May, house event raising money for Autism.
School camp will be at Forest Lakes (31 October - 3 November). Thank you for those of you who are paying the camp money. If you can pay it as $100 that is fine or you can pay by term:
Term 1 $50
Term 2 $30
Term 3 $20
Again, a big thank you to whanau who have paid extra for another child.
With winter just around the corner it is important that if your child is sick, especially if it's a stomach upset, that you keep them at home until they are well.
Titahi Bay Home and School Committee AGM
Thursday 25th May 7pm
School Staff Room
The Titahi Bay Home and School Committee is a group of parents whose primary functions are:
- To support the school's teachers and Principal
- Raise funds for school resources and activities
- Help build school spirit, and organise fun social activities for the school's children, families and staff.
We are always keen to meet enthusiastic parents who would like to get involved giving back to our school. For more information on how you can help please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to the AGM on Thursday 25th May
Natalie is a local Titahi Bay piano teacher who believes that learning music should be enjoyable, rewarding and fun!
Natalie has lesson spaces available for Term 2 and would love to hear from you if you are interested in beginning or continuing your child's musical journey. Please contact her on email@example.com for more information.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou