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South Cluster 7s Tournament 2013

On Tuesday 10th September every Year 5 & 6 student at TPS competed in the South Cluster 7s Tournament. This was a fantastic opportunity for all the kids to 'have a go' at various sports and represent the school on the sports fields. Huge congratulations to the YEAR 6 HOCKEY, YEAR 6 SOCCER and YEAR 5A NETBALL teams who won their competitions and will now represent the South Cluster at the WBOP 7s Tournament on the 25th September.

Super 6 Hockey Team

On Friday 16th August a team of seven Year 6 girls represented TPS at the new Super 6 Hockey Tournament at Blake Park Hockey Centre. The girls had a fantastic tournament finishing in 4th place!! Well Done girls!!

Aylah, Madison, Angela, Mari, Amber, Maddison and Lauren take out 4th place!!

TPS plays in the BOP Steamers Curtain Raiser

The TPS Yr 5/6 Rippa Rugby Team was selected to play the curtain raiser of the BOP Steamers vs Hawkes Bay Magpies match on Sunday 25th August at Baypark Stadium. What an experience!! The team looked great as they ran out on to centre field to play against Maungatapu Primary School. It was a very tight game with TPS winning 3 tries to 2! Well Done team!! See the team in action below.

BOP Primary Schools Surfing Championship

The TPS Surfing Team competed on Thursday 28th March at Tay Street Beach in the BOP Primary Schools Surf Championship. After being postponed due to no swell the week before, the conditions were the complete opposite with some very strong waves and currents. So extreme, William broke his board!! Big congratulations to Xavi Taele who progressed through the heats, semis and finals to finish in 3rd place!!! 

Girls Rainbow World Cup Cricket

On Thursday 21st March, TPS was represented by an awesome team of girls in the Rainbow World Cup Cricket at the Blake Park Oval. It was such an enjoyable day. The girls batted and fielded amazingly, winning 3 out of 4 games, losing one just by 2 runs. Well done girls, you all rock!! Special mention to NENSI PATEL who was selected by BOP Cricket as a ‘Stand Out Player’ and the "Bowler of the Day".


Pahoia Inter-School Triathlon


On Sunday 3rd March, 8 eager students represented TPS in the Pahoia Inter-School Triathlon. The event was held at the Omokoroa Domain which provided some challenging terraiin with a beach sprint to the swim and some hills in the bike and run. Well done to our budding triathletes; Brooke Poutawera, Mia Watkins, Cameron Alers, James Poutawera, Charlotte Wilde, Eliza Pattison, Maia Poutawera and Jack Wilde. 

Photos from South Cluster Athletics

Rebbeca Kneale Year 6 girls 800m

Logan Brill Year 6 boys 800m

Levi Haworth Year 6 boys Soft ShotPut

TPS School Athletics

On Wednesday 7th November, all Year 3 - 6 students participated in the TPS School Athletics at the Tauranga Domain. It was a fantastic day! It was neat to see all of the kids having a go at the various track and field events. We spectated some awesome athletic talent and great sportsmanship between fellow classmates!! 

WBOP 7s Hockey Championship

On Wednesday 19th September, our Year 5 Hockey Team played in the WBOP 7s Hockey Championship, after a successful South Cluster competition earlier in the term. 

The team were the only 'girls only' team there, and they should be so proud of their efforts. They played with so much heart and never gave up. This lead them to finishing in 4th place.

The team consisted of Olivia Brown, Maddison Presley, Alexis Moor, Amber Trusler, Grace Camplin, Mari Stevens, Angela Strang, Lauren Beekie, Bella Coulter and Aylah King.

South Cluster 7s Tournament

The annual South Cluster 7s Tournament took place last week on Tuesday. TPS entered 9 sports teams in soccer, rugby, hockey, netball and basketball. This meant we had 90 children participating!! Some kids representing TPS for the first time. The day was fantastic. Friendly competition between our local schools provided the opportunity for our kids to shine. They all maintained a positive attitude throughout the day, showing great sportsmanship and determination to always give 100%.

Big congratulations to those teams that placed:

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