Parent Support Group


Our Parent Support Group plays an important role in the life of the school, assisting in various ways, welcoming new families and arranging social events and educational evenings. The PSG have a meeting once a month, usually on a Tuesday 7.00 - 8.30pm. Please see the school calendar for dates. Please feel free to email Cherie with any ideas or feedback at


SECRETARY: Sarah Arnold

TREASURER: Ang Cochrane

PSG Update - 6 August 2021

Sizzle, Slurp & Crunch

Sizzle, Slurp & Crunch dates for Term 3 are Thursday 19 August (week 4) and Thursday 16 September (week 8).

Please order outside Room 4, from 8.30am. Sausages $1, Just Juice $2, Cookies $1. Tech students can order from 8.20am

Second Hand Uniform

Our second hand uniform sale dates for term 3 are Wednesday 18 August (week 4) and Wednesday 22 September (week 9). Sale will be from 8.30am - 9am. Depending on the weather, it will be set up outside the office or in the auditorium. If you have any GOOD QUALITY SCHOOLTEX items you no longer need, we would be happy to take them off your hands. Please drop them into the office. Thank you

Hillyer Pie Fundraiser

A big thankyou to everyone who ordered pies during our last fundraiser, we hope that you have enjoyed them as much as we have.

Due to its popularity we are doing this fundraiser again (end of Term 3). Order forms will be sent home on Monday 13 September and due back on Wednesday 22 September. Orders will be ready to be collected on Thursday 30 September. (More info to follow).

Entertainment Book

The Entertainment Book Digital memberships can be purchased through the following link. Remember that our school benefits from every membership sold and the 12 month membership begins on the day you purchase! Please pass the link on to your family and friends, we really appreciate your support.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17 August. If you would like to see what we do, then please come and join us in the staffroom 7pm - 8.30pm. We'd love to see some new faces!

As always, thank you for your support

Cherie Boyd


Templeton Primary School

Parent Support Group (PSG)

PSG AGM Update - April 2021

On Tuesday we had our April PSG (Parent Support Group) meeting. It was also the AGM. At the AGM we farewelled some long-serving members: Yvonne Lins, Casey Egan-Beach, and Natasha Campbell - thank you for your service to our kura.

We also welcomed Ang Cochrane as our new Treasurer. We are lucky to have Sarah Arnold continuing as Secretary and Cherie Boyd as our chairperson.

In Cherie's chairperson's speech, she read out the list of their achievements over the last calendar year. Remember this was from April 2020 until now, so an unusual sort of year. We were blown away by the mahi/work that they have done for our kura, tamariki, and whānau/community.

We have a core group of 12 members and recently welcomed Marianne to the team. These people work tirelessly for us and we want to acknowledge and thank them for this. Please feel free to join them as they love new faces!

Here is the list! It is very impressive. Thank you so very much from all of us at Templeton School / Te Kura o Rātā.

Items purchased:

Chess/checkers, twister, sorting squares etc painted on the concrete around the school

26 Art Aprons for the junior school

Board games for JLT, MLT & ILT

Mobilo for JLT, Makey Makey sets for MLT & 2 portable speakers for ILT

6 x 60L plastic containers for board games and second-hand uniform

3 x 60L containers of LEGO

A variety of musical instruments for JLT (whole school are using)

Cookie Time cookies for each child for the last day of term

Approved Money to subsidise an increase in our Methodist Mission social worker's hours

Ice blocks for all the children during the Year 8 vs Staff longball game

Carpet tiles for Room 9 & 10 cloakroom

Additional athletics equipment (shot put, discus & throwing balls)

2 basketball hoops for our new court

LEGO people for JLT

Approved money to purchase portable soccer goal posts (Ryan still to order)

Elastics to add to the games containers

Equipment required for drum club

15 Worry-Eater Monsters


Food vouchers and home-made baking to support whānau and the community in times of significant need


Scrap Metal Collection

Metal Peg Fundraiser

Entertainment Book

Quiz night

KidsArt Calendars


Handed out ribbons at sprint and long-distance races

Supported Pauline Trathen with the Scholastic Book Fair

Carnival Day - disco, farmyard, bouncy castles, face-painting, candy-floss etc.

Set up and paid for the Year 8 Dinner

Spread shingle in the RSA car park and provided a morning tea for the students who helped

8 Sausage Sizzles

7 Second-hand uniform sales