TNIS Panui Wiki 3, Wā Kura 4 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 4

Week 4

8/11 - Badminton Girls Zone Day

9/11 - Badminton Boys Zone Day

10/11 - TNIS PYP Exhibition Day

11/11 - Nth. Harbour Athletics Zone Day

11/11 - WGHS Testing and Orientation Day

12/11 - Lit Quiz National Competition

Week 5

14/11 - Golf Zone Day

Week 6

22/11 - Girls Beach Volleyball

23/11 - Boys Beach Volleyball

23/11 - Incoming 2023 year 7 Orientation Day

Week 7

28/11 - Yachting Zone Day

28/11 - Epic Enviro Group trip. Takapuna Beach.

Week 9

13/12 - Prizegiving at WGHS 12.00 -2.00pm

14/12 - School Picnic Day

15/12 - Last Day/School ends 12.00 pm

Term Dates 2022

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December (half day)


Tuesday 31 January - Interview Day

Wednesday 1 February - First Full Day of School


Kia ora e te whānau

Term 4 is traditionally a busy and fun term for learners and this year is no different. Athletics Day on Tuesday was a huge success and it was great to see learners competing in a variety of events and showing resilience, energy and compassion. Congratulations to those learners who have qualified for North Shore Zone Athletics Day on Friday 11th November.

Year 8 Exhibition - Our Year 8 learners are excited to be sharing at the Exhibition Evening on Thursday 10th November. This evening represents a significant event for a PYP school and learners, synthesizing the essential elements of the PYP and sharing them with the whole school community. As a culminating experience, it is an opportunity for learners to exhibit the attributes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile they have been developing throughout their engagement with the PYP.

The evening will run from 6.00-7.30 pm and we encourage you to come along and view the exceptional learning that has taken place. We will have limited parking available on our school courts and Smales Farm will have some limited parking available. However please note due to the extensive construction taking place at Smales Farm you will need to enter via Tarahoto Road. Alternatively, you could try the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Centre for parking.

Social Media Use - Recently, we have been alerted to some concerning social media use by our learners outside of the school day, which naturally impacts the learners when they are at school. We strongly encourage all parents/caregivers to monitor their child’s devices carefully and regularly, to help us keep all learners safe. Also we strongly recommend that learners do not have access to devices once they go to bed.

Biking to School- We have a large number of learners who bike to school which is fantastic, however, we are surrounded by busy roads. We strongly encourage those learners who bike to school to wear a brightly coloured bib or jacket so they do stand out and be seen by motorists and always follow road rules at all times.

Paid Union Meetings- On the 16th & 24th of November teachers will be attending Paid Union Meetings to discuss the progress of negotiations for their collective employment agreements. This campaign aims to win smaller class sizes, more support for high-needs students, better recognition of cultural skills, greater job security for our essential relievers, and fairly value and recognise the work of teachers. As a school, we will manage the disruptions to learners and school will operate as normal.

Education Review Office (ERO)-Te Ara Huarau is the evaluation approach that the Education Review Office (ERO) is now using in all school. This a developmental approach to evaluation where ERO and our school work together over time rather than one-off reviews that happened previously. Te Ara Huarau is used in most English-medium state and state-integrated schools.

ERO maintains a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in schools. Our school worked alongside ERO to write our Profile Report. This type of report will only happen once as part of our initial engagement with Te Ara Huarau. The profile report reflects our strategic goals and a shared evaluation focus on one or more areas that are important to us as we work together to improve outcomes for all our learners. ERO, like us, have a strong focus on equity and excellence. Future reporting will show our progress and achievement towards meeting the goals we have set. Please see attached ​ERO report.

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2 days

2 venues

And an amazing team of staff

That's what it took to bring Athletics back to TNIS and what a return it was! After 2 years of not being able to run whole school events our learners were so excited to get involved.

The team spirit was on full display as each team dressed in their respective colours, hand crafted signs of support, and choreographed an awesome team chant.

For our social athletes, there were a variety of events in which the learners could earn team points. These included: the Frisbee toss, the tennis ball throw, and the longest jump. These events were a great way to give everybody an opportunity to contribute to their teams success.

For our competitive learners, our groundsmen Hiramai expertly configured a Sprints Track, and Discus and Shot Put rings to allow our learners the best opportunity to succeed. We had some amazing competitors but a few stood out amongst the pack.

We would like to congratulate the following age grade champions:

Year 7 Girls: Elizabeth Plaistowe

Year 7 Boys: Cam Gordon

Year 8 Girls: Katie Moors & Lula Free

Year 8 Boys: Evan Liew

We would also like to congratulate Haru Watanabe for his herculean effort in Discus. Haru has set a new school record with a whopping throw of 26.49m

To bring an end to Athletics, each team showcased their chant, and what an absolute pleasure it was to see the team pride within our school.

Thanks again to everyone involved in making the 2022 TNIS athletics carnival a huge success.


In the mornings, the entrance is TNIS is exceptionally busy with learners being dropped off. Recently the Community Constable visited TNIS and would like to remind all parents that for the protection of their children, seatbelts are not to be removed until such time your car is parked.

We appreciate your help with this matter.


TNIS was lucky to host Mike King to talk about Gumboot Friday. Gumboot Friday is an organisation that focuses on getting free and timely counselling for our rangatahi. It was super cool for him to come in on their busiest day of the year and talk openly to our learners about his mental well-being journey.

For more information, please check out The Gumboot Friday Website.

New Brass Instrument Teacher

From term 4, TNIS is offering in-school brass instrument lessons with Kate Wright. Kate is a very experienced brass teacher who also leads the brass instrument programme at Kings' School. Please contact her directly to enquire about prices and available times.

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The Resilience Project Tour

The Resilience Project curriculum is a powerful part of how we support the mental health and wellbeing of our students at TNIS.

The founder of the programme Hugh Van Cuylenburg is touring New Zealand and will be appearing at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.

If you are already talking about The Resilience Project at home, or you would like to find out more, join Hugh as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness. Hugh will unpack the research on mental health and break it down into simple tips that will leave you feeling empowered to improve your wellbeing.

Adults, parents, professionals, teenagers: this talk is for you. Well, really, it’s for anyone who wants to share a laugh and pick up some wellbeing tips along the way.

Limited tickets are still available at:

Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ

Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ

Join us for an entertaining and inspiring evening.

Calling all musicians who are coming to Westlake in 2023!

The Westlake music ensembles are award-winning both in Auckland and National Festivals. There are both premier and development groups available for every music genre - so there is a place in an ensemble for everyone, no matter what your skill level or experience.

Please click on this link for more information!

Westlake Girls Transition Interviews

At WGHS, we understand first-hand that good parent-school partnerships are the best way to support our students' learning. In Term 3, we encourage parents of students attending WGHS in 2023 who have additional learning and behavioural needs to start this partnership process now. Please consider booking your daughter's enrolment interview with Mrs Julie Mulcahy, the Head of Learning Enhancement at WGHS. This is an opportunity for you as parents and your daughter to share information about learning needs so we can work together to support a successful transition from intermediate to secondary schooling.

I look forward to meeting our new families and students so we can ensure every student at Westlake is supported, present, participating, learning and belonging in 2023. Please use the following email address and specify that you want to make an appointment with Julie Mulcahy. This meeting will be for 30mins.

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Music Education Centre Music Lessons at TNIS

Instrumental music lessons are available right here at school! Our school partners with the Music Education Centre to offer one-to-one instruction to our students on-site. For busy parents, the convenience of these lessons makes it easier for your child to both have FUN and gain the educational benefits of learning an instrument. In addition to the lessons here at school, the Music Education Centre offers a wide variety of instruments through its centres outside of school time.

To find out more information or to book lessons here at school or at the centres visit their website and submit your details, or contact them directly by phone on 0800 89 39 39

Arrival and Leaving School Grounds

Ideally, learners should arrive at school no earlier than 8am and by 8:30am. They must leave the school grounds by 3:15pm unless they are taking part in an extra-curricular activity. Staff are unable to provide supervision for learners before 8am or after 3:15pm.

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

Uniform Reminder

Learners are now wearing their full school uniform to and from school. Learners will change into and out of their PE uniform at school. It has been great to see our learners proudly wearing their uniforms correctly.

In particular, we would appreciate your support in checking that your child is wearing:

  • PLAIN BLACK SHOES (these may have a white sole but no other white or coloured logos or markings).
  • Navy blue or black socks (no other colours). These can be any length. They must have NO logos

The uniform guidelines are set out below and available on our school website.

School Uniform Guidelines:

Learners ensure that they:
- wear their uniform correctly and with pride.
- bring their PE uniform to school for PE, Fitness and sports practices.
- wear shoes that are plain black - any logos must be black (not white or any other colour).

- All black trainers with white soles are acceptable.
- wear navy blue or black socks (no other colours). These can be any length.
- wear the TNIS school jacket during the school day but have the option to wear their own jacket to and from school (not non-uniform sweatshirts or hoodies).
- wear their full school uniform to and from school each day.
- always tie their shoulder-length or longer hair up.
- wear small plain earrings if they wish. Other jewellery of religious or cultural significance is allowed on a case-by-case basis with the permission of a Deputy Principal.
- wear the navy school bucket hat or cap every time they go outside in Term 1 and Term 4. (No other hats please).

Purchasing School Uniform

TNIS uniform is available from "The U Shop". Please see the details below for contact and location.


PHONE| 09 486 4012


ADDRESS| Unit 10, 54 View Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland, New Zealand

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