On Friday 6th April Katikati Primary School was privileged to have Timo Tagaloa, a New Zealand born Samoan rugby union player and ex All-Black, visit our school to take a rugby coaching clinic with a group of 20 Year 5 and 6 students.
Timo’s visit began with a powhiri welcoming him to the Katiakti school community. He then took a group of students through a rugby coaching clinic which involved activities to develop ball skills, tactics and team work.
Timo’s then talked with the students about his background and journey to being a top sports person.
In the afternoon Timo was the main speaker for the Senior School Assembly. He spoke to the students and parent guests about PURPOSE. P = PASSION for whatever you choose to commit to do, U = UNSELFISHNESS is the hall mark of people of character: sports people need to be persons of character to succeed in sport and in life, R = RISKS are a part of every journey if you’re serious about achieving your goals, P = PERSEVERANCE is paramount as you learn the skills and get the experience needed to excel, O = OUTCOMES are only possible when you have the right attitudes and make the right choices, S = SET BACKS help you to grow in character as well as in developing the skills needed for your particular sport, E = EXPERIENCE happens over time. It takes time to develop the physical skills and the character needed to be a person of PURPOSE.