Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

staff kerry 2014May 6 2019

Tēna Koe, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Fakatalofa atu and warm greetings to you all.

​I want to talk about our school and all the things we need to remember- Our KURA kids are ours but also they all come from different whānau with a wide range of values and when they come to school we expect that our KURA values are important and they live them at school. The beginning of a school term is a good time for us all to remember that we are part of a community made up of 421 students from 299 families. This means that at times, your child is mixing with others who have different family values than your own (e.g. bedtimes, behaviour expectations, etc). While we see this as a positive learning experience for our children, helping children to understand different ways of living and values can sometimes be a challenge for parents. Usually children understand when you simply explain that" our family does it differently from another family" and that’s ok. Having said that, in terms of behaviour expectations, swearing and hurting others are not ok and if your child is saying that is happening at school, by all means ask them to let their teacher know. I also respectfully ask that all parents encourage the use of kind words when dealing with situations with other whānau. In my experience after years in Education everyone does their best.

We have had a lot of sick children already this term and sick staff. We have had staff off for a week at a time which is unusual. Please do not send children to school if they are unwell as it is not fair on them or our staff. We have tried really hard to have a teacher in the class when a staff member is sick BUT there are only so many relief teachers available.

School fees:

$40 per child or $60 per family.
Thank you to all the families that have already paid their school fees. We are already $2000 down year to date so all and any money contributed is greatly appreciated.
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 Eftpos (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.

I have just been informed that I have had my name published in the Justice of the Peace (JP) Gazette and in 3 weeks this will officially happen in Wellington High Court. So it will be great to help out anyone in our community who needs paperwork signed or advice, it is also great that I am easy to find at school.

I want to thank the BoT who have worked so hard for our school over the last 3 years. The Board work with the priority being our KURA kids. With elections just around the corner I wanted you to know how much all of our staff appreciate them for the work they have completed to ensure Titahi Bay School is effective.
Sarah Campbell
Gaby Wesley- Smith
Ria Tomoana
Leanne Parsons
Anna McGavin
Scott Hemsley
Lynette Renouf

School Interviews and Reports

Your child's school report will be given to you at your parent-teacher interview.
School finishes at 2pm on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July.
These will be held on the following dates
Monday 1st July
Tuesday 2 July
Wednesday 3 July
You can book online at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  code 9e6ah
Currently only 1/4 of interviews have been booked and you need to get on to this now. If you do not have access to the internet please come to the school office or call and we will book for you.


Our transport and regulatory teams have been looking at options and are proposing two measures in the first instance including1. Adding “school” signs to the existing “children” warning signs.2. A period of focused enforcement from our parking team to address poor parking behaviour such as drivers parking across driveways. If this doesn’t have an impact we could look at further options which could include painting no stopping lines.Porirua City Council

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou



Email: kerry.delaney@titahibay.school.nz

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Wednesday 29 May

Movie Night

Rocketman - Home & School Fundraiser Thursday 6 June at Lighthouse Pauatahanui 8.30pm Tickets $20 from School Office.

Arbor Day

Wednesday 5 June, Battle Hill Farm Tree Planting


Wednesday 22 May

BOT Elections

5 vacancies for Parent representatives, 3 for a term of 3 years, 2 for 18 months. Nomination forms sent to all eligible voters.  Nominations open 10 May.  Nominations close noon 24 May. Voting papers sent by 29 May.  Voting closes noon 7 June.  Results known on 13 June.

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Teacher Only Day

Friday 14 June

Regional Cross country

Tuesday 2 July

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Interschool Netball

Thursday 20 June

Home & School Disco

Friday 7 June.  Juniors 3.10-4.30pm.  Seniors 5.30-7pm.

Samoan Language Week

27 May - 31 May

Interschool Cross Country

Wednesday 22 May

Home & School AGM

Thursday 23 May 6.30pm in school staffroom.


Steve Jackson - 0272410913

School Cell Phone
027 7570272

School Photo Day 2019

Wednesday 8 May 2019

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 - 14 June & 29 November.

School Social Worker

Yasmin - phone 0276123084

School Health Nurse

Ioana Gaualofa - Phone: 04 5872907 Mobile: 027 2425159

Powhiri 2019

Monday 10 June.

BOT Meetings

2019: 4 March, 13 May, 17 June, 19 August, 16 September, 4 November, 9 December.

After Hours Contact

Steve Jackson - 0272410913

School App

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

Board Of Trustees

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

Dental Clinic

Phone 0800825583, option 1.

 Kakano - 2019

Thursdays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2019

YMCA - Contact Tracey Smith  Phone 021 08299256, titahibay@ymcawellington.org.nz



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