Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

August 9  2017
Principal Kerry Delaney

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

Each year we budget for $6,000 for school fees.  In my time as Principal we have never reached our budget.  This year we are at $5,100 so if you can pay, we would appreciate it.  Our school bank account No. is ASB Bank 123254002777600.  Fees are $40 per child and $60 per family.

Artsplash Choir

The Art Splash Choir will be performing at The Michael Fowler Centre on Monday 18th of September at 5.30. The choir has been rehearsing the songs for this and as part of the massed choir will be presenting songs from Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Moana, as well as some other items.

Tickets for this performance  are available at the school office for $5.00 each.  If you need more information please e-mail either Sharon Hartley - sharon.hartley@titahibay.school.nz    or  Rebekah Maskell - rebekah.maskell@titahibay.school.nz

School Camp

Camp is fast approaching. We need all that remains of the $100 cost per student paid this term. This goes towards the cost of taking students to camp. The actual cost is above $200 per student. We cover the rest through fundraising, grants and school funds. Currently there are 89 out of 150 children paid for in full. If you are unsure how much, or if you have any outstanding please contact your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your support with this.         Please contact Jamie Merrick - jamie.merrick@titahibay.school.nz  if this is a problem.        

Brainwave Trust Seminar

Titahi Bay School are pleased to invite you to a Brainwave Trust seminar on understanding the importance of the Early Years. The evidence shows you how your consistent, responsive, loving care through this time may shape a child’s brain and build a foundation for future learning, health and behaviour. Participants will be given information that is likely to – affirm much of what you are already doing; encourage you to do some things differently; and, perhaps challenge some of the ways we think about young children, in order to help every child get the best start in life. By attending you will:

Discover why children’s early experiences are so important
Understand how your relationship and everyday interactions with them can help their brain grow and thrive
Learn what factors can help or hinder a child’s brain development
Value the vital role adults play in helping them on this journey

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 
6.30pm - 8.30pm 
Titahi Bay School Hall
NO Charge


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Year 6 Parent Wine & Cheese Evening

We are hosting a wine and cheese evening in our staffroom on the 17th August at 6pm. We have invited whanau from Titahi Bay Intermediate who have either a year 7 or 8 child who used to attend our school, to come along and chat with you about their positive experience at Titahi Bay Intermediate. If you want to come along just either email office@titahibay.school.nz or ring Christine on 2368399 - thanks so much.  Please note this is for adults only not children.

Pacific Heart Foundation

I will be running two cooking sessions with Saya our Pacific Heart Foundation adviser on Wednesday 30 August from 9am - 10am and Wednesday 6 September 2pm-3pm.  If you are interested, I would love to see you at these.  Just phone the office or pop in and see me (Kerry) to book in.

Session No. 1
We will be making Seasonal vege soup 
Easy lunchbox ideas

Session No. 2
Scones or something to go with soup
menu planning and budgeting for a week
Other food or nutrition related stuff you would like to see 

Maths Whizz Results

Week 1 results 
Room 7 - 19/27 chn with green ticks = 70% green ticks 
Arana 14 progressions, Tommy 10 progressions 
Room 8 - 2/27 chn with green ticks = 7% green ticks 
William 6 progressions, Cody 3 progressions 
Room 10 - 15/27 chn with green ticks = 56% green ticks 
Kapurotu 9 progressions, Shaydon 6 progressions 
Room 11 - 9/27 chn with green ticks = 33% green ticks 
Cam 11 progressions, Kyla-Jade 8 progressions 
Room 12 - 22/26 chn with green ticks = 85% green ticks 
Leo 12 progressions, Jenay 10 progressions 
Room 13 - 6/27 chn with green ticks = 22% green ticks
Lucas 6 progressions, Pacey 5 progressions 
Room 16 -3/27 chn with green ticks = 11% green ticks 
Jemimah 4 progressions, Ben 4 progressions 
Room 18 - 6/25 chn with green ticks = 24% green ticks 
Sophia 6 progressions, Waimihi 6 progressions 
Winning class - Room 12 
Winning children Arana 14, Leo 12, Cam 11 

Week 2 
Room 7 - 25/27 = 93% green ticks 

Hayden 12 progressions, Amy 10 progressions 
Total 124 progressions 

Room 8 - 21/27
Jayden 16 progressions, Malachi 12 progressions 

Room 10 - 25/27 = 93% green ticks 
Kapurotu 9 progressions, Amelia 9 progressions 
Total 118 progressions 

Room 11 - 8/27 = 30% 
Felix 6 progressions, Bobby 4 progressions 

Room 12 - 15/27 = 56% green ticks 
Lily 13 progressions, Theo 10 progressions

Room 13 - 21/27 = green ticks
Patience 13 progressions, Dane 12 progressions 

Room 16 - 3/27 = 11% green ticks
Rex 8 progressions, Bailey 4 progressions 

Room 18 - 41% green ticks 
Sophia 11 progressions, Tahlia 11 progressions.

Winning class - Room 7 
Winning children - Jayden 16 progressions, Lily 13 progressions, Patience 13 progressions 

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou



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
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup unsweetened yogurt
4 Weetbix
½ cup toasted pecans
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.
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
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.
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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Year 6 Whanau Wine & Cheese Evening

Thursday 17 August at 6pm in the school staffroom. 

Artsplash Choir

Monday 18 September 5.15pm at Michael Fowler Centre. Tickets $5 from the school office.

Brainwave Trust Parent Meeting

Tuesday 22 August 6.30pm in the school hall. www.brainwave.org.nz


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, Queens Birthday 4 June, Labour Day 22 October.

BOT Meetings

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

School Camp

31 October - 3 November 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.


9am Monday 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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