Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

May 17 2017
Principal Kerry Delaney

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

MIHI

Waiora - Water of Life
Ko Rangi kei runga
He ua mai rangi
He waiora mō Papa
He waiora mō Tāne
He waiora mō tetangata
Hui e !
Mauri ora e !

Sky Father above, providing rain from the sky,
Life giving sustenance for Mother Earth,
Life giving sustenance for the forest and all that lives in it.
Life giving sustenance for people
Blessing us with vitality of life force.  

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

I have had to phone home a few times lately only to find disconnected numbers.  Can you please make sure we have correct phone numbers, emergency contacts and e-mails.  You can also do this on the school APP.

SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY  

Cross country will now be held on Monday 22 May.   
9.30am New Entrant/Year 1
9.45am Year 2 followed by Year 3
11.15am  Year 4
11.30am Year 5/6 Fun Run
12.10pm Year 5/6 trials  (the children will run in year groups but mixed gender)

SCHOOL DISCO  

Please note that the date for the school disco has been changed from 9 June to 16 June
Koru - Rakau   3pm - 4.30pm
Ngahere           5.30pm - 7.00pm 

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 1/3 of the school 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 WEEK

Mark your calendars!  Book Week is coming up on Monday 22 May-Friday 26 May.
Monday 22 May:  Book evening
Tuesday 23 May:  Book swap (Limit 5 books per child).
Thursday 25 May:  Book character dress up

Plus lots of fun reading activities and competitions will be happening in the classrooms!

There will be more information about these activities as the time gets closer.  

BOOK SWAP

We will be holding a book swap on Tuesday 23 May (Week 4).  This event allows students to bring in their old books from home and swap them. Your child will be given a token for each book they bring in which they can then use to purchase other books.

Please send your books to your classroom teacher the week before book swap (week 3).  They will record the number of books brought in and tokens will be handed out on the day.

The books will need to be in good/readable condition, suitable for other children to read and due to our limited space we ask that you bring in no more than 5 books per child.

PAK-N-SAVE RECEIPTS

A reminder that we need lots of these so that we can buy new equipment in Te Manawa - as you can imagine this gets used so much that it is important to maintain our resources.

SCHOOL CAMP

A reminder that by the end of this term, $80 in total ($50 last term and $30 this term) of your child's $100 camp deposit needs to be paid.  Money can be paid directly at the office,  online or through our School APP.  If you make an online payment, the details are ASB Bank - Account No. 123254002777600.  Please ensure you use your child's name and the word Camp as the reference.  A big thank you to the families who have paid extra to help support others.  KURA kindness is alive in our village.

POWHIRI

The next Powhiri for our school will be on Tuesday 6 June at 1.30pm.

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

New Parent Information Afternoon

Monday 29 May 1.30pm - 3pm in Room 19.

Queens Birthday

Monday 5 June - school closed.

School Disco

Friday 16 June, 3-4.30pm Koru & Rakau.  5.30-7pm Ngahere.

Pasifika Meeting

Wednesday 7 June - 7pm in staffroom.

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, 10 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

1.30pm Tuesday 6 June.

 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.

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KURA Homework Challenge celebration.

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