Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

jamie mirandaOct 23 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.

Welcome back to Term 4, the weather is warming, blossoms are out and our tamariki certainly have a spring in their step.

There has been lots of work happening over the holidays with exciting additions to our bike track, our driveway being landscaped and even a new internal door connecting rooms 2 and 3.

Term 4 is a really lovely time for our school. There is always lots happening, trips, exciting topics and events finishing off the year's work, so please do read the HUB newsletters that came home last week as these are jam packed with information relevant to your child/ren.  You can go on our school app or check out our website www.titahibay.school.nz and find these under the newsletter icon.

This is a particularly special time for our Year 6 students who will be leaving us in 7 weeks time.They are a fantastic group of kids and we will be celebrating them in a number of ways including a school funded trip to Waikanae Pool on December 9.The following night , December 10 will be our Year 6 Leavers, invitations have been sent out for this and tickets are available at the office.

Due to limited space, each family has been allocated 4 tickets which can be picked up from the office. If extra tickets become available we will let you know. We ask that you make alternative arrangements for your younger children as this is a very special event for our leavers.

With this warmer weather we are busy practicing athletics for our school athletics day next Tuesday 29th October (postponement day Friday 1st November). Athletics day will run from soon after 9am until lunchtime and we encourage all our tamariki to dress in their house colours.  We are a Sunsmart school and all children need to wear a hat when they are outside at school during Term 4. There are shaded areas for children to play in if they forget their hat, but we encourage everyone to leave a named hat at school so they can enjoy the beautiful weather.

Some of our senior children will be singing the anthem at the flag raising ceremony for Tokelaun Language week, Tuesday 29 October 8am at the Peace Memorial situated at Te Rauparaha Park. If you would like to, you are more than welcome to attend.This is a great way of celebrating different Island cultures and a chance for our Tokelaun tamariki to share their beautiful culture.

The 2020 TRI date has been set, Saturday 28 March with a postponement date of Saturday 4 April.  As you may be aware this is our schools biggest fundraiser and a great day for all. If you are interested in being a part of the team that organises this wonderful event please come along to the Home and School meeting in the staffroom on Thursday November 7th at 7.30pm or get in contact with Miranda McMahon miranda.mcmahon@titahibay.school.nz .

Thank you for your ongoing support in keeping our children safe during drop off and pick up times. Using the pedestrian crossing with our children teaches them how to cross safely when they have to do it on their own. Thank you also for parking in safe areas when picking up your children The yellow lines are placed carefully so that the children doing road patrol have good visibility up and down the road. We consulted with police about parking on the grass and they have informed us that it is definitely an offence.
Inconsiderately parked, Section 40 Land Transport Act 1998 and/or Parked on a roadside grass plot, shrubs or flower beds, Section 40 Land Transport Act 1998.
If you have older children, arranging to meet them a couple of minutes later will make parking easier. There are usually multiple empty parks by 3:05pm

As you know we are going to El Rancho in Waikanae next year for our year 6 camp and we have made sure this is really cheap for our KURA kids- only $50. We do need you to either pay the whole $50 this year or a deposit of $30 - We thank you for this.  You can do this by popping into the office, Internet banking , childs name and camp as a reference or via the school app under the pay online icon.

Please remember there is no school next Monday as it is Labour day. We hope that you and your family spend this time doing something that makes you smile.

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

Jamie Merrick
Miranda McMahon

Tumuaki/ Acting Co Principals

Email: office@titahibay.school.nz 

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Enviro Leaders trip to Zealandia Tuesday 3 December.


Closes Wednesday 20 November, all orders to school office.

Road Patrols Celebration Day

Thursday 28 November.

School Triathlon 2020

Saturday 28 March, PP date Saturday 4 April.

Last day of Year

End of Term 4, Monday 16 December 1pm.


Friday 22 November.

Teacher Only Day

Friday 29 November.

Te Whare Hāpai Beach Day

Tuesday 10 December Rooms 14,15,18.

Reports Home

Friday 6 December.

Year 6 Leavers Celebration

Tuesday 10 December 5.30pm.

Regional Athletics

Tuesday 3 December, PP date 4 December.


9am Monday 25 November.

School Photo Day 2020

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Year 6 Trip Waikanae Pools

Monday 9 December.

2020 School Dates:

Term 1: 3 February - 9 April.  Term 2: 28 April - 3 July.  Term 3: 20 July - 25 Sept.  Term 4: 12 Oct - 14 Dec.  Public Holidays: Waitangi Day - 6 February, Easter Friday - 10 April, Queens Birthday - 1 June, Labour Day - 26 October.                          Teacher Only Days - Friday 19 June, Friday 23 October.




Steve Jackson - 0272410913

School Cell Phone
027 7570272

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

BOT Meetings

2019: 4 March, 13 May, 17 June, 19 August, 14 October, 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),  Abby Keplar, Vanepale Sopoaga, Ria Tomoana, Gaby Wesley-Smith, Anna McGavin, Duncan Emo.

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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