Friends of the School


The Friends of the School (FOTS) is a group of parents who are integral part of the Tauranga Primary School community. The FOTS is responsible for fundraising and social activities within the school community. We co-operate with and support the Board of Trustees and teachers to ensure the best possible outcomes.

The FOTS meet at 7pm on Tuesday evenings in weeks 2 and 7 each term.  At each meeting current and future activities are planned and discussed. Generally a senior staff member or another representative, along with a representative from the Board of Trustees, bring a report to each meeting. This is an important opportunity for information sharing and for parents to ask questions about specific aspects of school life.

The Friends of the School welcomes you and wishes you and your child(ren) all the very best for your time at Tauranga Primary School. We look forward to meeting you at one of the many upcoming events hosted or manned by the FOTS during the course of the school year. Some of our events over the past few years have included:

  • Family picnic to open the school year,
  • Parents morning tea on school open days,
  • Sausage sizzles throughout the year
  • A themed school Disco
  • Resilience Day Challenge
  • Calendar Art 
  • Frosty Fridays

Recent money raised via FOTS events went towards the junior and senior school playground upgrades, family picnic rides, bell tower mosaicing, House banners and annual book prizes.

The FOTS cannot exist without volunteers so I would like to encourage new and more families to become a part of the FOTS allowing the goals and wishes to be achieved for our teachers and children to help make TPS an even better learning and social environment for our children. We welcome all offers of help so please come along, be involved and contribute in any way you can. We appreciate that your time is precious and you can choose whatever level of involvement you feel able to.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact

Jamie De La Haye                 Rockie Branch

Deputy Principal                   FOTS Chairperson