Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

December 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 WILL CLOSE AT 12.30PM ON FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER.  We will hold a special assembly at 12pm to say goodbye to our Year 6 tamariki.  School will reopen for classes on 1 February 2018.

From me to you with much aroha.

May the coming moments of holidays be filled with a ton of laughter and love.  Forget all your worries and enjoy memorable days with your whanau.  Have a lie-in, walk the beach, swim, go on a picnic, go fishing, read a book, go for a bike ride, listen to music, sing out loud and dance as though no one is watching you.  Have lots of adventures.

Seasons greetings to you all and best wishes  and I will see you same place in 2018.

This is the last newsletter for 2017 and as I write this I think of our amazing staff at this school who have ensured your child has had the best year of learning, fun and positive relationships.

I want to thank Jamie, Miranda and Mike for co-leading the school with me.

I wish Nicky Bell all the best for Dunedin and I know her new school is getting a stunning teacher.  I wish Grace all the best on her overseas travels and I look forward to seeing pictures and we will see her again in 2019.  I wish Thomas all the best back to full time work painting.

To the BoT, Home & School, Whanau Group and Pasifika Fono - thank you for all that you do for us.

To our KURA staff and KURA kids I say thank you for all the hard work you have done this year -  you all deserve a big holiday.

To our Year 6 KURA kids leaving this year, you started at this school with me as your Principal.  We started together and I know that you will all go on to do fantastic things with your life.  Keep in touch with us, let us know any updates.  I will come and visit you at your Intermediates next year.

Year 6 Leavers book has arrived, you may view this at the school office, if you want to purchase one the cost depends on what deals Snapfish have at the time, at the moment the cost is $42.10. You may purchase this through the school office with payment, it will be delivered to your house in the holidays.

At our Year 6 leavers ceremony the following tamariki received recognition for their work and leadership across our school - voted by their peers.

Male Korowai
Arana Cronin-Stone

Female Korowai
Tumanako Waa

Cups - voted by all teachers at school

Titahi Bay School 2017 Kindness Cup
Temara Hazlewood

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Citizenship Cup
Tegan Orpin-Price

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Unity Cup
Georgia Collins

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Respect Cup
Morgan Berry

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Mainfreight All Round Attitude
Isaac Jones

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Overall Academic Achievement
Jade Hanrahan

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Overall Academic Achievement
Dominick Dayanghirang

Titahi Bay School 2017 - High Achievement in Literacy
Neve Doyle

Titahi Bay School 2017 - High Achievement in Numeracy
Tommy Wesley-Smith

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Sportsman Attitude
Charlie Ripley

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Sportsman Achievement
Dante Ford-Tuveve

Titahi Bay School 2017 -Overall Sportswoman
Phoebe Campbell

Titahi Bay School 2017 -The Visual Arts Cup
Safia MacIver

Titahi Bay School 2017 - The Performing Arts Cup
Georgia Ellis

Titahi Bay School 2017 - School Culture Cup
Maria Kelly

Titahi Bay School 2017- Kapa Haka Leadership
Taonga Crawford

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Kapa Haka Leadership
Jaelah Bryce

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Maori Achievement
Amy Griffiths

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Pasifika Leadership
Emelia Wright

Titahi Bay School 2017 - Pasifika Achievement
Heidi Brian

Nga mokopuna o te ra nei
Nga rangatira o apopo!
The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow!


New entrant / Year 1

DP attached to team - Miranda McMahon
Team Leader  -             Fiona Fitzgerald       Room 3
Team Leader -              Sharon Thompson  Room 2
                                        Kristina Stevens       Room 4
                                        Nadia Collins            Room 1

Year 1, 2, 3

AP attached to team - Mike Laing
Team Leader -               Rebekah Maskell     Room 19
                                         Chelsea Renshaw    Room 9
                                         Charlotte Ell              Room 17
                                         Ebony Sushames        Room 6

Year 3

AP attached to team - Mike Laing
Team Leader                   Tanya Balfour           Room 15
Team Leader                   Jacinta Hamer           Room 14

Year 4/5

DP attached to team - Jamie Merrick
Team Leader                  Candis Wood            Room 12
                                          Matt Tan                   Room 13
                                          Phil Edgecombe      Room 16
                                          Gillian Tumoana      Room 18

Year 5/6

DP attached to team - Jamie Merrick
Team leader -                  Sharon Hartley        Room 7
                                           Del Gardner             Room 8
                                           Janelle Reid              Room 11
                                          Carly St. Laurent      Room 10

Regional Athletics

A big congratulations to all the students who competed in the Regional Athletics in Masterton last week.

The Team

Year 4
Rylee Robinson-McClinchie, Pippa Wratt, Mya Horua, Anahera Collis, Jaylah Etimani-Marwood, Ryan Hemsley, Decodah Silva, Tamati Henry, Bobby Cronin-Stone, Kapurotu Patterson (unfortuntely Kapurotu was sick on the day)

Year 5
Tully Stephens, Micaela Afele, Patience Edmonds, Shantelle Kira, Lucas Jones, Azrek Marwood Brown.

Year 6
Phoebe Campbell, Lauren Fisher, Agape Edmonds, Brodie Higgins, Lincoln Akavi-Denyer, Dante Ford-Tuveve, Arana Cronin-Stone.

It was a great day and as usual our kids shone as KURA role models throughout the day.  A special mention to the students who came in the top 6 in their year groups.

Michaela Afele - 2nd 80m, 3rd 150m.
Phoebe Campbell - 3rd 150m, 4th 80m, 5th 800m, 7th High Jump.
Tamati Henry - 6th Quoits

Newsletter advertisements

We have 3 spaces available in our newsletter for companies to place an advertisement.  The cost of these is $207 per year -  if you would like to have a space in our newsletter send an email to Christine in the office - office@titahibay.school.nz

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou

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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Breaking News

Powhiri 2018

9.10am on Friday 2 February, Monday 26 February, Wednesday 4 April.

School Photo Day 2018

Friday 11 May 2018

Triathlon 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018

School Closes - End of Year

Friday 15 December at 12.30pm.

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, Easter Tuesday 3 April, Queens Birthday 4 June, Labour Day 22 October.

BOT Meetings

2018: 19 February, 12 March, 28 May, 25 June, 13 August, 17 September, 12 November, 3 December.

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.

Dental Clinic

Phone 0800825583, option 1.

 Kakano - 2018

Mondays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2017

YMCA - Contact Rebecca White , Phone 022 3121978, rebecca@ymcawellington.org.nz


Stationery for 2018

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

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