Thursday 14th February 2019 No. 02
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa
Thank you to everyone who attended Tuesday’s Meet the Teacher/Have a Go evening. There was a great turn-out of parents and whanau. The purpose of the event was to provide opportunities for relationship building. It was also an opportunity to introduce our fabulous teaching staff. There is strong evidence that good relationships between teachers and whanau have a positive impact on childrens’ engagement at school and academic achievement. Looking around at all the happy faces on Tuesday evening showed that people were enjoying the informal opportunity to meet teachers, I Have a Dream navigators and other parents. Opportunities for meeting in slightly more formal situations will come later. On 27th & 28th March there will be three-way conferences. These are fifteen- minute meetings involving parents, the student and the teacher discussing learning goals. Between now and then, we’d love to see you at school. The teachers are happy for whanau to visit the class with the tamariki before or after school. If you have any questions or concerns, please make an appointment to meet with the teacher or a school leader.
I hope you are all enjoying the glorious warm weather. This is the first full school week of the year – there will be some tired children (and teachers) leaving school on Friday afternoon.
Ka kite anō
TUPU TAHI – GROWING TOGETHER. STANDING STRONG. REACHING HIGH.
Notice of Road Closure
In the next few weeks Okaihau Place will be closed off with a locked gate as work begins on developing that part of the subdivision. That means there will be no parking area on that side of the school. Children will need to enter school at the Corks Road or Wairau Drive gates. Please take extra care with parking – vehicles parked on yellow lines are a real danger as they block the view for pedestrians. We have staff on duty supervising children crossing on Corks Road, Wairau Drive and the roundabout from 8.30 – 8.55am and 3.00 – 3.15 pm.
Parent Help Needed
If you have 15-20 minutes free to help us prepare the school lunch orders at 9am on one or more weekdays, the office staff would love to hear from you.
We are also looking for volunteers to work with the students in our Garden to Table programme on Thursdays from 9am to 1pm.
School Newsletters Online
Last year TGS made the change to an online newsletter which is published every 2nd Thursday during term. The newsletter can be found on our website www.totaragrove.school.nz. A link is also posted on our Facebook page. If you would like the newsletter to be emailed directly to you and are not already in our mailing list, please let office staff know your email address.
Staff and students took part in a Ki-o-rahi workshop after school last week.
The goal was to learn the rules and skills of the game to play in school and take part in Ki-o-rahi tournaments in our rohe.
Karawhiua mai! Bring it on!
Kanohi ki te kanohi ( face to face)
We are getting to know our class mates through playing and talking to one another.
This was our first Buddy reading with Room 10. We’re enjoying the good weather and getting to know our buddies.
Middle Team Swim Display
The middle team are holding their swimming display on Friday the 22nd of February from 11.15am until 1.00pm.
The children will show you their skills in the following activities:
- Dolphin dive
- Flutter board
These will be done in lengths and children are able to join in the activities they are confident to take part in.
Photos from our ‘Have A Go’ Evening
I Have A Dream
TGS STaff List
Mrs Lana Wolfgram Principal
Mrs Donna Walker Leadership Team
Mrs Maureen Toki Leadership Team Te Kakano New Entrant
Ms Vanessa Peters Leadership Team Rm 11 Year 5 & 6
Mrs Delwynne Simon Teacher Rm3 Year 1 & 2
Miss Sandi King Teacher Rm 4 Year 1 & 2
Mr Douglas Kelly Teacher Rm 5 Year 1 & 2
Miss Rosina Cowan Teacher Rm 6 Year 1 & 2
Mrs Erin Steel Teacher Rm 7 Year 5 & 6
Mrs Casey Kendall Teacher Rm 8 Year 3 & 4
Mrs Angela Lewis Teacher Rm 9 Year 3 & 4
Mrs Sharon Fryer Teacher Rm 10 Year 5 & 6
Mr Wiremu Hohaia Teacher Rm 12 Year 5 & 6
Ms Deanne Heta Teacher Kotahitanga Year 3 & 4
Mrs Sariah Tamihana Teacher Kotahitanga Year 3 & 4
Mrs Jenny Whitham Reading Recovery
Mrs Tara Hilton-Jones Part-time Teacher
Ms Serena Tipene Part-time Teacher
Mrs Carole Broughton Part-time Teacher
Mrs Ngaire Olley Executive Officer
Mrs Anna Crawford Administrator
Mr Glen Campbell Teacher Student Support
Mrs Sheryl Toi Teacher Student Support
Mrs Irene Martin Teacher Student Support
Ms Ana Hickey Teacher Student Support
Mrs Dianna Paki Teacher Student Support
Ms Susan Gent Teacher Student Support
Mrs Girlie Archer Teacher Student Support
Mrs Yvonne Clarke Teacher Student Support
Mr Grant Salmon Caretaker
Miss Tania Carppe Gardener
Mrs Monique Taugasolo Garden to Table Kitchen Specialist
Ms Teina Kake SWIS – social worker
Ms Tina Cooper RTLB – resource teacher of learning & behaviour
Term Dates 2019
Term 1: 30th January – 12th April
Term 2: 29th April – 5th July
Term 3: 22nd July – 27th September
Term 4: 14th October – 13th December
CHILDREN’S DAY FREE BUS TIMETABLE
To and from THE PULSE, Raumanga Valley Road Sunday 3 March 2019
TIKIPUNGA – KAMO TIMETABLE
Route: from The Pulse, Raumanga Valley Rd, Otaika Rd, Maunu Rd, Bank St, Kamo Rd, Station Rd, Corks Rd,
Paramount Pde, Manapouri St, Corks Rd, Kiripaka Rd, Waiatawa Rd, Mill Rd, Bank St, Tarewa Rd, Otaika Rd,
to The Pulse, Raumanga Valley Rd
Outside Four Square
Shops by roundabout
|9-15 am||9-25 am||9-35 am||9-55 am|
|10-15 am||10-30 am||10-40 am||11-00 am|
|1-15 pm||Returning to above destinations|
Route: from The Pulse, Raumanga Valley Rd, Otaika Rd, Maunu Rd, Bank St, Kamo Rd, Keyte St, Holmes Ave,
Otangarei Shops, William Jones Dr (anti-clockwise direction), Miro St, Jack St, Cairnfield Rd, Mains Ave, Kamo Rd,
Bank St, Tarewa Rd, Otaika Rd, Murdoch Cresc, Whaka St, to The Pulse, Raumanga Valley Rd
|The Pulse||Keyte Street||Otangarei Shops||The Pulse|
|–||9-30 am||9-40 am||9-55 am|
|10-20 am||10-30 am||10-40 am||11-00 am|
|1-15 pm||Returning to above destinations|
FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE!
Want to help make Tikipunga an even better place to live, work and play in?
Come along to a free sausage sizzle to learn more about Whangarei District Council’s Community Led Projects programme.
Saturday 16th February 5-6.30 pm
Tikipunga Assoc. Football Club
Any queries please contact Claire Wilson on 430 4200
Tikipunga Football Season 2019
Registrations for Midget teams (ages 4 – 8) and Junior teams (ages 9 upwards) are February 21st @ 5pm or February 28th @ 5pm. ALL WELCOME.
Located at the Tikipunga Clubrooms at the Sports park off Reed Street.
Any queries please contact Jan Garton on 021 029 57051
AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA CLASSES
Drama classes for primary and intermediate students will start on Tuesday 19 February at the Kamo War Memorial Hall, Boswell St, Kamo. Classes run from 3.30 to 4.30, with an emphasis on clear communication, creativity, acting skills and working together. Students will be able to take part in the local Performing Arts competitions in August, as well as NZ Speech Board exams. Please contact Jessie Bell for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or 021459048.
Here at Active Attitude (9 Commerce St) it is all about having fun while participating in physical activity! We have classes for gymnastics, tumble, trampoline, fitness, and aerobic gymnastics. We offer both recreational and competitive classes. Contact us on (09) 945 4876, email@example.com or activeattitude.co.nz
Northland Kenpo Karate Self Defence School
Classes for 2019 begin at Maunu Primary School Hall on Tuesday 5 February 2019 at 6pm (juniors)
(and thereafter each Tuesday – excluding school holidays)
Separate classes available for primary, secondary and adult students.
Please phone 09 439 5011 or 021 567 607”