Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together


Growing Leaders at Te Totara Primary

Our proud Principal Mr Sheedy announced our 2015 Te Totara Leaders on Friday 27 February. Our Year 6 students were asked to apply for this position by writing a letter stating their leadership skills and how they endeavour to share these with the rest of the school.

Thirty-seven students were selected and received a badge that they will wear with pride. The team leaders of the Senior Syndicate, Helena Kirkham and Jo Stewart, have drafted an exciting Leadership Programme for our Leaders. This programme will allow students to identify their strengths and use these to help other students and teachers within our school; the Programme will foster empathy to community matters as well – reflecting our school vision of Growing and Learning Together.

We look forward to watching our Te Totara leaders grow and learn together. 


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School Gala




School Gala Update



Other businesses to support our School Gala in the past week are: Café Inc, Healthy Inspirations, Brickz 4 kids, Countdown Rototuna, Kelly Sports, New World Rototuna, Unichem Rototuna, Queenwood Shoes, Leap, Inflatable world, Skyline Gondolas & Luge (Rotorua), Te Totara Weetbix try-athletes & Kitchen 'n Things.  

A massive shout out and huge thanks to our sponsors: Tony @ Care Vets Rototuna, No. 1 Tennis – Andrew Sheedy, Smith & McKenzie Chophouse, Callum Brae Pitch 'n Putt, De Bretts Thermal Springs & Hot Spa (Taupo), Domino's Pizza Rototuna, Our 'Good Neighbour' Bar & Restaurant, Mind Junction (Taupo), More than Flowers, Paper Plus Rototuna, Physiques Gym, Style Hairdressing, The Eatery & Keg Room, Unichem Rototuna, Zealong Tea, Rose Bryant @ the First Aid Supply Team & Te Totara Primary Swim School, Espresso To Go, Mizonni Pizza, Subway, Mr Whippy, Juantanamera Latin Food, Petite & Sweet, New Zealand Home Loans and Hamilton Metro.

GROCERIES… Grocery week is almost upon us.  There will be a banana box in each classroom starting Monday 23rd Feb for a week.  The idea is for each kid to contribute to their class box.  THE CLASS WITH THE BEST BOX WINS A PRIZE  Judging will take place on Monday 2nd of March.  (Non-perishable items only please)


WANT TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS??  Its not too late!!  An opportunity has arisen for your business to sponsor a fun activity.  $500 and you can provide a sign and/or sign written gazebo on the day to display at the activity. Loads of foot traffic expected.  Great for your business and great for your kids school!  First in first served.  Contact Nicky:  nick_muzza@hotmail.com


 Weetbix Try-athlon

Congratulations to the 124 students who competed in this event last Sunday.  Our school won the prize for the highest number of participants in the Waikato. We are so proud that they all gave it a go and tried their best.  


Morning Mist

 Barnie, our caretaker, took this lovely shot of our school this morning.



  School Gala

Saturday 21 March 9.00am - 1.00pm

Our annual gala to raise funds for children is coming soon.  Last year the money we raised helped build our new junior playground, shading on the playgrounds, and swimming pool. 
We are looking for sponsorship for the gala, which would be acknowledged on our school Facebook page and in our newsletters.  If you, or your employer, are able to provide sponsorship please contact nick_muzza@hotmail.com.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.