Newsletter 2 September 2019



Coming events at Tāmaki Primary School

Date & Time Event Information
Wednesday 4 September at 5pm Whanau Hui – preparing for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori & festival debrief.
Friday 6 September at 11:30am Tongan Language Week Celebration Assembly – this will be held in the hall at Sommerville School. Come along and listen to our guest speaker and enjoy our children performing! The theme for this week is Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Tauhi Fonua – A Tongan Perspective of Enriching Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Friday 13 September at 11:30 am Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

The theme for this year is “Kia kaha Te Reo Māori” – “Let’s make the Māori language strong”. Everyone is welcome to our celebration assembly.

Friday 13 September Year 7 & 8 Students visiting the Auckland Museum
Monday 16 September New bikes to be presented to Tāmaki Primary from Mike Greer Homes. There will be a sausage sizzle for all our children.
Friday 27 September Term 3 Ends
Monday 14 October Term 4 Begins

Nits – Head Lice

Anyone can get head lice – it doesn’t matter how clean or dirty a person’s hair is. Head lice spread by crawling from one person’s hair to another’s – usually between people who are in close contact, such as family or school classmates. All schools have head lice at some time – winter is a bad time as we are often inside and close to each other – if you need head lice treatment PLEASE see Sharon at the office – we have treatment and combs available at no cost.


There are 759 confirmed cases in Auckland this year. Measles is a highly infectious virus. Measles spreads very easily from person to person. It usually takes 10 to 14 days for someone who has caught measles to start showing symptoms.

Watch out for the signs – if your child develops a high fever, runny nose, cough, sore red eyes, or a rash see a doctor.

It is timely that we update our immunisation records here at school – if you have your child’s vaccination records either from Plunket or your doctor – please bring them in and we will make a copy for our records.

Te Mura o Tāmaki – Kapa Haka

On Friday Te Mura o Tāmaki took part in the Kaonga (Spring) Cultural Festival at Howick College. It was with pride and a high degree of professionalism that this group performed and we should all be very proud of the standard of their performance. A special ngā mihi to Whaea Lee and Matua Andre and their team for the amazing work they have done and a huge ngā mihi nui to all our whanau who helped throughout with all our preparations. He waka eke noa!

Te Mura o Tāmaki on their way to Kaonga Cultural Festival 2019

Ako Day

Tāmaki Primary follows a learning cycle that is “Learn – Create – Share”. A big part of our sharing is done on our blogs where you can see your child’s work. We have a big focus on presenting to others and improving our oral language (speaking) and our Ako day is a great opportunity to speak with our whanau and fāmili about our learning. Thank you to everyone who came along to hear and allowed us to share our learning with you

Liberty of Being Me – Self Esteem Workshops

Liberty of Being Me – Empowerment Evening

We hosted two of these evenings over the last two weeks for our girls and their “significant older female”!

They are great evenings with a lot of laughter and sharing.

Everyone who comes to these evenings goes away feeling very empowered!



Cluster Netball Tournament 2019
Daffodil Day 2019