Te Totara Primary School - Growing and Learning Together


 Cross Country

What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday at our cross country.  It was wonderful to see all our students trying their best and supporting one another. 
A big thanks to our sports team for organising the event, to Mrs Pratt for her great photos, and to all the parents who came along and acted as marshals or cheered on all the children.
Our Te Totara Times reporters blogged about the day.

Swimming update

Our lovely heated pool is challenged by the temperature! When the outdoor temperature goes below 0 Degrees, the heat pump switches off. This has meant we haven't been able to get the temperature to 30 Degrees, so we are stopping swimming until the temperature gets warmer, this may well be a month or two, depending on how cold our winter is. In the background, we will be working with the installers to see if there is a solution to help cope with the Hamilton weather.

This is disappointing as we have been so impressed with the progress our children are making, but we are determined to get it right before proceeding further.

Regarding payment for lessons, we will:
  • Ensure that our children have their 15 lessons at least before we ask for further payments, this could well be into 2015
  • For those children who don't get 15 lessons and are leaving at the end of 2014 we will make a pro-rata refund based on the number of lessons
  • We will try and get our Year 6 students as many lessons in as possible before they leave us
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me at principal@tetotara.school.nz.

Digital Citizenship

During Term 1 our students learnt that we are all citizens of a global and connected world.  For our latest curriculum report on social studies and ICT click here.
This is our video showing what it means to be good digital citizens: 

 Leadership Day

 Fletcher has written about the day the school leaders spent with Project Energise.


Monster Masks

This week our reporters dropped in on Matawhero 15 to see what they have been learning.  Here is their blog post.