TNIS Panui Wiki 1, Wā Kura 3 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 3

Week 2

01/08 - Applications open for 2023 enrolments

Week 3

10/08 - Parent and Teacher Conversations 3.15pm - 5.30pm. At 15min intervals.

08/08 - Boostix Immunisation for Year 7s with consent

Week 5

24/08 - Gymnastics Zone Day

Week 6

29/08 - Teacher Only Day

30/08 - Teacher Only Day

30/08 - Band Quest (Rock Band). Afternoon/Evening

31/08 - Kids Lit Quiz Competition

Week 7

05/09 - 09/09 - Aimes Games

07/09 - Applications for enrolment close.

Week 8

14/09 - Ballot for OOZ enrolments.

Week 9

19/09 - Ballot Confirmation

Week 10

30/09 - Photolife. Team and group photographs

Term Dates 2022

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December


Tuesday 31 January - Interview Day

Wednesday 1 February - First Full Day of School

Teacher Only Days

  • Monday 29 August
  • Tuesday 30 August


Kia ora e te whānau,

Welcome back to Term 3, and we hope you had a restful and relaxing holiday. It is great to have learners back in school, and the classrooms are buzzing with excitement and quality learning. Please regularly check our website, school app, Seesaw and Facebook for upcoming events and activities in and around the school.

Covid-19- As we have previously communicated, we are following the advice and guidance from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and strongly recommending face masks are worn inside by learners at all times. Every classroom and learning space has an air purifier, and we have an ample supply of face masks at school for anyone who cannot provide their own.

The TNIS Way is a set of values that underpins what we do at TNIS and drives our school culture. Teachers always refer to these values in the classroom and out on the school grounds.

These values are:

  • A Safe Learning Environment

  • Effective Learning Interactions

  • Wellbeing

  • Everyone is a Learner

  • Reflective Practice

  • Caring for Others

  • Working Together

  • Respect for Others

  • Relationships

  • Affirming Learners' Cultures

Unfortunately, at the end of Term 2, we had some learners who did not follow these values. This included using racial language, making gender comments, making negative personal comments, and using ‘put downs’. This behaviour will not be tolerated at TNIS and will be acted upon swiftly. It would be very helpful if you would talk with your child about the importance of these values and the impact that strong values have on a safe and happy learning environment for everyone. Your support is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you at our Learner Led Conferences on the 3rd of August or Parent Teacher Conversations on the 10th of August.

Mauri tū, mauri ora - An active soul is a healthy soul.

Zane Wilson-Principal

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Our school is undertaking a parent election for our School Board. Many of our current parent representatives will be stepping aside as their children have now moved on to higher education, and we are actively looking for the next generation of Board members to take up the opportunity at TNIS. This process started with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community.

We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination on our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database, or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database. Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.

Nominations close on Wednesday the 3rd of August at 12 noon. Election day is Wednesday 7th September.

We look forward to your participation in this process.

Please click on the image to read more.


Westlake Information Evening

Westlake Boys High School will host their annual Information Evening on the 4th of August with a 6pm start. There is no need to register for this event. We will have our in zone Year 9 enrolment interviews on the 10th of August and out of zone and priority interviews on the 16th and 17th of August 2022. Online enrolment applications will only be available from 8am on the 1st of July 2022. For further information regarding enrolments please visit the school website or our Facebook page.

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Sports Camp Round-Up

Sports camp took place during the last week of Term 2, and it was a fantastic time. Learners competed in various events and took home a host of trophies! Thank you to Jordan Eckhold-Brown and Dionne Moors for all their hard efforts in training, preparing and then taking the learners away for the week!

TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal

Please click on the picture to explore our Wellbeing Parent Portal for tips on how to support your child's wellbeing. Click on the "Parent Portal" link at the top right of the Home page. This portal is updated fortnightly, so please return to the site every couple of weeks for new tips.

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.

Uniform Reminder

This term we are at Orange setting. Learners are now wearing their full school uniform to and from school. At Orange, they 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.

The uniform guidelines are set out below and are also 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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The following is community news and is published as a service to our community. Inclusion in this newsletter should not be seen as a recommendation or endorsement.

Hearts and Minds Short Courses

HEARTS and MINDS continue to run its Parenting Tweens and Teens through Stress and Anxiety online workshops, next one starts 4th August.

For more information please click on the image.

AUT Environmental Survey

Hi, my name is Jo Hathaway and I am an AUT Masters student.

I would like to invite your child to take part in a brief, anonymous survey, to help us understand young people’s concerns about the environment.

The results will help provide valuable information to support young people in the future.

If you agree for your child to participate, please ask your child to click the link below to open and complete the survey.

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Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting

Course Two

The second Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting course is the one starting in Term 3 on Wednesday 24 August 2022. This Online course is also a six-week course, run on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm.

The dates for this Online course are:

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Wednesday 07 September 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Please see the following website link for further information, or to register:

Feel free to explore our website: which has many articles and lots of information about ADHD. For anyone on Facebook, there are private Facebook groups for “Adults with ADHD”, and “Parents of Children with ADHD”, which some may find useful and supportive. They are certainly great places to get recommendations and personal experiences.

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