25 July 2018




Tāmaki Primary School

Whaia te ara tika

25 July 2018


Kia Ora Koutou; Malo e Lelei, Talofa Lava; Fakaalofa Lahi Atu;

Kia Orana; Ni Sa Bula; Taloha Ni; Namaste

Warmest greetings to all our whanāu

Nau mai, Haere mai


What’s Happening in Term 3 2018





27 July

GREEN DAY for BENGHAZI – Winners for Term 2!

Everyone is to wear green on Friday – pizza lunch for Benghazi children

29 July – 4 August

Cook Islands Language Week



1 August

Board Of Trustees Meeting  - 8am in Boardroom


Thurs & Fri

2 & 3 August

Museum Outreach Sessions for Classes



7 August

Trees for Survival Group – Planting Day at Ardmore

If your child is in this group they have had a notice regarding the arrangements for the day


8 August

Whānau Conferences

Students will be coming home at 12 o’clock.

Conference times start at 1pm.

Thursday 9 August

Get a Little Crazy for Kids Can Day 2018

Crazy Mufti Day for all students

Monday 13 August

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Tuesday 14 August

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Wednesday 15 August

Possible Teacher’s Strike Day

Keep an eye out for notification


17 August

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Monday 20 August

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Tuesday 21 August

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Wednesday 22 August

Whole School Lock Down Drill

Keep an eye out for a notice about this day

Friday 24 August

Teacher Only Day

Teachers will be attending the Manaiakalani hui.

Wednesday 29 August

Board of Trustees Meeting

Cluster Rugby Tournament


Come along and support our teams!

2 – 8 Sept

Tongan Language Week


Friday 7 September

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


10-16 Sept

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori


Tuesday 11 September

Kia Kaha Museum Trip – Rooms 1,2,3 & 4

Be a parent helper

Wednesday 12 September

Kia Toa Museum Trip – Rooms 5,6,7 & 8

Be a parent helper

Friday 14 September

Kia Manawanui Museum Trip – Rooms 9 & 10


Tuesday 18 September

The Great New Zealand Shake Out - Earthquake Procedure Practice

 Do you have a plan at home?

Friday 21 September

Museum Visit - Kia Manawanui


Tuesday 25 September

Ako Afternoon 4pm – 5pm

Classrooms will be open and our learners will be sharing their learning with all of us!

Friday 28 September

Term 3 Ends


Monday 15 October

Term 4 Begins!



We plan our events carefully but there are times when plans may change – you will be notified if there are any changes. Notices are always sent home, to inform you, as events get closer!


Our Teams

  • We have our school divided into three teams.
  • Kia Kaha – Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 4   ( Years 1 to 3 )
  • Kia Toa – Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8     ( Years 4 – 6 )
  • Kia Manawanui – Rooms 9 & 10 (Years 7 & 8)



Basketball Coach Needed

 Our local cluster of schools has a basketball tournament planned and we would love to have some teams compete BUT we need a coach.

Are you able to help or do you know someone who could help us?

 Inquiry Focus For Term 3 2018

 Term 3 Focus is “Aitua- Natural Disasters”

We will be inquiring into

  • how natural disasters affect people
  • how people make choices to meet their needs and wants
  • how natural features are changed and resources affected by natural events


We have the Auckland Museum visiting us this week and next week and a visit to the Museum is planned for the end of the term.

 Whanau Conferences & Mid Year Reports

 This is important. Whanau Conferences will be held on Wednesday 8th August. School will close for the day at 12 noon and the conference times will start at 1pm. Notices will be coming home for your booking times. The mid year report that your child brought home at the end of Term 2 will be discussed. Children’s next learning goals will be shared as well as what you, as family, and us, as a school, will do to help our learners reach their full potential


Winning House for Term 2 2018


Tāmaki Primary School has four houses which are named after the streets in our area. The streets are named after places where New Zealand soldiers fought in World War 2.  The houses are – Benghazi (green), Tripoli (blue), Tobruk (red) and Alamein (yellow). Our children get tokens throughout the term for good behaviour and learning. At the end of the term the tokens are totalled and the winning house gets a treat and everyone must wear that house’s colour on the day. The winning house for Term 2 was Benghazi – they will be having pizza for lunch on Friday and everyone will be wearing green!


Winter & Attendance

 We have a very big focus on attendance – all our learners need to be at school on time everyday. There are strong research links between poor learning achievement and poor attendance. We all want our learners to reach their full potential.

 If your child is sick you should keep them at home – the less germs we spread the healthier our school and community will be. BUT only keep them home if they are sick.


Na to rourou, na taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi

With your food basket and my food basket, the people will thrive