Titahi Bay School

Message from the Principal

September 6 2017
Principal Kerry Delaney

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

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

We are now in week 7 and the term is flying by.  Spring is upon us and we have many things to celebrate - academic and sporting achievements. We are so proud of the work our tamariki are doing in school and out in the community.

This week Tumanako Waa and Arana Cronin-Stone were presented with the Porirua Rotary Leadership Awards at Elim Church. It was wonderful to acknowledge their efforts in our school and what they do in the wider community. It was lovely to see Jack Chapman and Rosa Stratford (past students) also receiving this award for their work at Titahi Bay Intermediate.

On Friday, 8 September, we will be celebrating our Netball and Hockey teams with a prizegiving and shared kai at the Baptist Church, next door to our school.  The netball prizegiving will be from 1.20pm - 2.10pm and the hockey prizegiving will begin at 2.15pm and finish at 3pm.  Please send your child to school on Friday with a plate of kai to be shared at the prizegiving.   This kai will be stored in the staffroom.  All whanau are welcome to attend to help celebrate our team's achievements this season.   All uniforms are to be returned to the school  office for your $15 refund.

Maths Wizz 

Week 6 results
Room 7 77% green ticks. Arana 17 progressions, Reijhan 13 progressions 
Room 8 63% green ticks. Oscar 15 progressions, William 11 progressions 
Room 10 85% green ticks. Nico 18 progressions, Tamati 9 progressions Total of 116 progressions whole class 
Room 11 33% green ticks. Zaqueo 12 progressions, Felix 9 progressions 
Room 12 85% green ticks. Lily 17 progressions, Jadah 13 progressions Total of 149 progressions whole class (WINNING CLASS) 
Room 13 62% green ticks. Tareq 10 progressions, Jade 9 progressions 
Room 16 15% green ticks. Mako 10 progressions, Gabi 4 progressions 
Room 18 33% green ticks. Tahlia 9 progressions, Milan 6 progressions 
Overall top 3 - Nico 18, Lily 17, Arana 17 

Week 5 Results 
Room 7 73% green ticks. Danielle 10 progressions, Reijhan 10 progressions 
Room 8 44% green ticks. Malachi 13 progressions, William 10 progressions 
Room 10 85% green ticks. Kapurotu 19 progressions, Nico 18 progressions WINNING CLASS 
Room 11 11% green ticks. Ryan 6 progressions, Felix 5 progressions 
Room 12 77% green ticks. Charlie 14 progressions, Jadah 11 progressions 
Room 13 81% green ticks. Dane 12 progressions, Tareq 10 progressions 
Room 16 50% green ticks. Kisona 8 progressions, Mako 6 progressions 
Room 18 50% green ticks. Prayer 16 progressions, Jaelyn 7 progressions 
Overall top 3 - Kapurotu 19, Nico 18, Prayer 16 

Kiwi competitions

This year over 11,000 students from about 350 schools participated in the inaugural Kiwi competitions. The competitions were designed by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary school students and are based on the New Zealand curriculum. The curriculum areas covered were Science, Mathematics and English.

The grades were calculated as a raw mark out of 40, an overall percentage, percentage scores for different strands of the various curricula, and a descriptive grade (Cut score)

Grade

Cut score
Destinction
95 -100
Excellence
80 -94
Merit 
60 -79
Achieved
50 -59
Participated
0 - 49

We are so proud of all of our students who took part. The results they achieved are as follows:

ENGLISH RESULTS

Excellence
Tumanako WAA
Merit
Neve DOYLE
Safia MACIVER
Emily TREVATHAN-TIER
Jasmine NEWEY
Solenne TAYLOR
Dominick DAYANGHIRANG
Emelia WRIGHT
Morgan BERRY
Phoebe CAMPBELL
Amy GRIFFITHS
Jade HANRAHAN
Temara HAZLEWOOD
Samuel MARSHALL
Ana STRATFORD
Tommy WESLEY-SMITH
Heidi BRIAN
Arana CRONIN-STONE
Georgia ELLIS
Ezra GILLON
Rose MITCHELL
Lily CAMPBELL
Isabella MACDONALD
Lauren FISHER
Caleb NEVILLE
Poppy ALBERTSON
Lily ELIAS
Olivia FOALIMA

Achieved
Tully STEPHENS
Kisona WRIGHT
Agape EDMONDS
Oriwia KINGI
Anzac VAI-LITTLE
Cody GRIFFITHS
Poppy DRUMMOND
Madison GRIFFITH
Hayden GUDSELL
Jack NEVILLE
Alice HOERARA-HUNT
Saffron MORRISON
Minty EMO-MARTIN
Charlie RIPLEY
Austin ARNOLD-MACKIE
Chris SPENCER
Reuben PIPER

MATHS RESULTS

Excellence
Dominick DAYANGHIRANG
Tommy WESLEY-SMITH
Georgia ELLIS
Ezra GILLON

Merit
Reuben PIPER
Amy GRIFFITHS
Solenne TAYLOR
Safia MACIVER
Austin ARNOLD-MACKIE
Hayden GUDSELL
Cody GRIFFITHS
Charlie RIPLEY
Emelia WRIGHT
Arana CRONIN-STONE
Emily TREVATHAN-TIER

Achieved
Tully STEPHENS
Tumanako WAA
Lauren FISHER
Theo GANNON
Danielle MCEVOY
Mako AH FAR
Leon CHICK
Samuel MARSHALL
Poppy ALBERTSON
Kisona WRIGHT
Heidi BRIAN
Agape EDMONDS
Jade HANRAHAN
Rose MITCHELL
Saffron MORRISON

Participated
Lucas JONES
Jadah MOORE-FEU'U
Gypsy TYRRELL
Poppy DRUMMOND
Madison GRIFFITH
Ana STRATFORD
Rylee POKI
Chris SPENCER
Isabella MACDONALD
Inaki TIJERINA

Staff

Ang Strand from Room 9 will be going on maternity leave this Friday 8 September. This is a week earlier than planned.  Rebekah Maskell will go into Room 9 as of next week.  We wish Ang all the best and look forward to seeing the new baby soon.

Home & School Quiz Night

Thank you to the 60 people who came along to the Supply Room on Sunday night to support the Home & School fundraiser.  A lot of fun was had by all and we congratulate Wendy Barry and her team who took out the title.   We thank Moana Rd for generously providing all the prizes on the night.

Dates to remember:

  • Lucky Book Club orders due back Friday 8 September
  • Artsplash Monday 18 September - tickets for sale at the office $5.        
  • End of Term 3 -Friday 29 September school closes at 3pm
  • Start of Term 4 - Monday 16 October
  • EPRO8 Challenge - 20 October
  • School Camp - 31 October - 3 November
  • If you want an end of year interview please email the class teacher.  These will be held on 4 December - 8 December.
  • Year 6 Leavers Dinner - Wednesday 13 December
  • Reports go home with new class information - 14 December
  • School closes 15 December at 12.30pm

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

School Closes - End of Year

Friday 15 December at 12.30pm.

Fun House Day

Friday 8 December.

Positive Puberty

Year 5/6 Parent meeting Thursday 28 September, 5pm in the staffroom.

Athletics Day/Dress-Up

Whole School Athletics Day Thursday 19 October at Kura Park starting 9.30am.  Dress-up as Super Heroes and gold coin donation to support Pitt Hopkins Foundation.

Year 6 Pool/Rec Trip

Thursday 14 December.

Xmas Picnic

Thursday 7 December 4.30-6pm.

Batons Up

Fundraiser for Camp. Thursday 28 September 7pm at the Titahi Bay RSA. Tickets $20.

End of Year Interviews

If you would like an end-of-year interview, please email class teacher, these will be 4-8 December.

Reports

Reports go home with new class for 2018 on Thursday 14 December.

Year 6 Leavers 

Wednesday 13 December.

EPRO8 Challenge

Friday 20 October.

End of Term 3

Term 3 finishes 3pm on Friday 29 September.

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.

Powhiri

9am Monday 25 September, 16 October, 13 November, 11 December.

 Kakano - 2017

Mondays 1.30-3pm

After School Care for 2017

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

 

Stationery for 2017

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

KURA Homework Challenge

KURA Homework Challenge celebration.

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