Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

June 14 2017
Principal Kerry Delaney

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

  • School has strengthened its respect to students who need acceleration
  • We track students and can easily show progress
  • Data for our Maori/Pasifika shows some high achievement and a move up
  • Our year 6 graduates leave at a high level
  • They could see and noted we celebrate equity and excellence
  • KURA values are strong around the school, they underpin everything and fully embedded into our school with strong student voice
  • In classrooms they see purposeful learning and respectful relationships
  • The BOT is well informed by the Principal and it resources the school to ensure teaching and learning is at the forefront
  • Strong connection to our community.  We met all the compliance checks  

There was lots more and we share the report when it comes out.

I wish to thank all our staff as they all had a part in this brilliant review and have worked hard since the last review in 2014.

Parent/Teacher Interviews

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. 

We have 300 interviews booked in.  Please try to arrange your time.  If these dates don't work for you, e-mail the class teacher and see if they can meet you another time. 

Book Club  

All orders due back to school by Friday 16 June.

Pak'n Save receipts

We desperately need your Pak'n Save receipts so that we can buy more supplies for Te Manawa as they are starting to run low.  Just bring them to the office.

School Photos

School photos will be taken on Friday 30 June.  All envelopes that were sent home last week need to be  returned to the school office before Thursday 29 June with money inside.   Sibling envelopes are available from the school office.

School Electives

Our electives programme is coming to an end with the final elective this Friday.  Next Friday 23 June, at 11am we are having a special sharing assembly where each group will do a short presentation on what they have been working on.  We thank all those parents who have helped make electives a success from those that went on our trip to Zealandia or to the supermarket  to David Shepherd, Jenni Cronin Stone, and Vicky Webb who took time out to  share their talents with our tamariki.  Also to Hayley Collins and Casey George who helped Whaea Nadia with the poi making.

Fiona Fitzgerald - Teacher Room 4

From Wednesday 5 July through to Wednesday 9  August, Fiona Fitzgerald will be away overseas. Fiona will be taking her children to meet their great grandparents and family in England.  While Fiona is away Chelsea Renshaw will be teaching in Room 4 Monday to Thursday, and Sarah Taylor will continue to teach in Room 4 on a Friday. 

You will be able to contact Chelsea on chelsea.renshaw@titahibay.school.nz and Sarah on sarah.taylor@titahibay.school.nz

Social Workers in School (SWIS)  

Social workers in school (SWIS) are available to help whanau.  Currently we have two stunning SWIS called Julie Smith and Kirsty Sharplin.  You might want to talk with them or get Kerry to refer you.

Julie Smith                              DD 5284164             Cell  0275070233
Kirsty Sharplin                                                          Cell  02977133592  
These social workers are available to help us all.  You can also contact our school Health Nurse
Di Murdoch                                                                  Cell 0272278091

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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Breaking News

Whitireia Performing Arts Production

Tuesday 4 July.  Bus leaving school at 9.30am returning to school at lunchtime.

Wellington Regional Cross-Country Champs

Tuesday 4 July. Postponement Date Thursday 6 July.  11am-2.30pm Solway Showgrounds, Judds Road, Masterton.  Bus leaving Titahi Bay School 7.30am returning to school at 4.30pm.

Swimming Year 5/6 and R10 Year 4's

19,20,21,22,26,27,28,29 June. Cost $5, pay through school app or to class teacher.

Parent Interviews

Monday 3 July 2-8pm. Tuesday 3 July 2-7pm. Wednesday 5 July 3-5.30pm. These are 30 minute interviews, book online or phone the school office  www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  code pm87m.  School will close early at 2pm on Monday 3 July and Tuesday 4 July.  

 

BOT Meetings

26 January, 20 February, 27 March, 1 May, 8 June, 3 July, 28 August, 25 September, 6 November, 4 December.

School Camp

31 October - 3 November 2017.

School Photos

School Photos will be taken on Friday 30 June 2017.

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.

2017 Term Dates

Term1: 2 February - 13 April. Term2:  1 May - 7 July.       Term 3:  24 July - 29 Sept. Term 4:  16 October - 15 Dec.

Dental Clinic

Phone 0800825583, option 1.

Powhiri

9am Monday 31 July, 28 August, 25 September.

 Kakano - 2017

Mondays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2017

YMCA - Contact Lisa, Phone 027 4149496. 

Stationery for 2017

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

KURA Homework Challenge

KURA Homework Challenge celebration.

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