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Mission Statement

In a world of opportunity, we aim for all of our children to grow as confident, informed, reflective individuals who will embrace diversity and sustainability in order to fulfil their potential as members of society, both locally and globally.

Guiding Philosophy

The teachers at Tirimoana are committed to a child centred learning approach providing a balanced programme to meet children's social, academic, sporting and cultural needs. 

In our school we regard everyone as an individual, where each child is unique. We aim to understand each child’s difference by helping every child to develop their personal strengths and talents. Our school motto “Discover Your Talents” reflects this.

PB4L Vision

We at Tirimoana school have implemented PB4L in order to develop school wide consistency in our approach to managing and promoting positive behaviour. This framework will support all of our learners, our teachers and our community to discover their talents.

Our C.A.R.E. acronym stands for: Compassion ~ Act Responsibly ~ Respect ~ Effort

We believe that every child has the right to learn; every teacher the right to teach. Every person has the right to be safe and to be respected.

Donations

Thank you so much to The Trusts for your kind donation towards new iPads and portable staging in the hall. 

The PTA donated funds to go towards the new Junior Playground.

 

School Bank Account Details:

ASB 12 3039 0881101 00

For online payments please make sure your child's name, room number and brief details are in the reference section for the payment.

Advice for Novel Coronavirus from the Principal and Board of Trustees

29 January 2020

Dear Parents / whanau


There is widespread concern about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus epidemic which began in Wuhan, China and which may reach New Zealand.


The Tirimoana School Board of Trustees has a commitment to ensure the health and wellbeing of all staff and students.

This is a developing situation as international experts learn more about the virus, how it spreads and how to prevent further infections.

Symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to other illnesses such as influenza and do not necessarily mean that you may have Coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.

As always, anyone who is unwell should not be at school. If you have a concern about a child or a family member you should contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP / Doctor for medical advice. If a student does attend school while showing symptoms they will be sent home, and will not be allowed to return to school until they are well and the infectious period has passed.

Next week all children will be spoken to about regular washing their hands, using hand sanitizer in the classroom and about maintaining good hygiene including putting your hand over your mouth when you cough or sneeze. We request that parents also talk with their children about this.

Students and Families who have visited affected countries over the holidays

We have a number of students and families who have travelled overseas in the holidays to countries where the Novel Coronavirus has appeared. The health of all students and staff is a priority for us.

The Board recommends that all students who have travelled to China or been in contact with anyone confirmed with the virus to remain away from school for 14 days after return to New Zealand, including those who may have travelled in transit through airports in China including Hong Kong. If you have travelled back to New Zealand from China from Tuesday 21 January onwards please contact the school office.

This is a rapidly developing international situation and may be declared an international pandemic. Tirimoana School has a Pandemic Policy and will take every possible measure to ensure the health and wellbeing of all students.

We are advising all families returning to New Zealand from overseas within two weeks of school starting to keep their children at home until they are sure of no possible infection. This applies to travel from all countries.

Peter Kaiser                                           Stephen Thomson
Principal                                                 Board of Trustees Chairperson