TNIS Panui Wiki 3, Wā Kura 2 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

Important Dates

Term 2

Week 3 Bullying - Free NZ Week

17/05 - Whānau Hui, 6pm

19/05 - Meet the Principal, 7pm (online)

20/05 - Pink Shirt Day

Week 5 Samoan Language Week

30/05 - Year 7 Girls Football Zone day

31/05 - Year 8 Girls Football Zone day

02/06 - Fono, 6pm

03/06 - Teacher Only Day (School closed)

Week 6

06/06 - Queen's Birthday (School closed)

08/06 - Boys' Hockey Zone Day

09/06 - HPV Vaccination

09/06 - Girls' Hockey Zone day

Week 7

13/06 - WGHS speaking to Year 8 Girls

14/06 - Boys' Rugby Zone Day

16/06 - North Shore Mathex Competition

Week 8

20/06 - Cross Country

21/06 - Table Tennis Zone Day

24/06 Matariki (School Closed)

Week 9

29/06 - Talent Show

30/06 - Water Polo

Week 10

04/07 - 08/07 - Sports Camp

06/07 - Year 7 2023 Enrolment Information Evening

Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 February - Thursday 14 April

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December

Teacher Only Days

  • Friday 3 June
  • Monday 29 August
  • Tuesday 30 August


Kia ora e te whānau,

Term 2 is now in full swing and it is great to see a large number of extra-curricular activities underway. We intend to regularly share and celebrate all the extra activities we participate in at TNIS, look for links in the newsletter and regular updates on the School App.

Community engagement: Thank you to those parents who attended the wine and cheese evening last Tuesday, it was great to engage in dialogue with you. I look forward to meeting more parents via zoom this Thursday evening to share my vision for TNIS and answer your questions. Next week we will be sending a short survey out to families and this information will help us plan for the future direction of the school, please take the time to fill this survey in.

We intend to provide more opportunities for parents to be involved in the school and share aspirations for their children, please look out for further information. This week we have our Māori parent hui and we have our Pasifika Fono scheduled later in the term.

Uniform: Pride and appearance go hand in hand with standards, building self-esteem and confidence. The colder weather has arrived so here are some reminders about our uniform.

wear their uniform correctly and with pride. Please go through the uniform reminders with your child. These can be found further down in the newsletter.

Teacher Only Day: A reminder that school will be closed for instruction on Friday 3 June for our combined schools' Teacher Only Day. Our teachers will be attending workshops and seminars around Wellbeing and Collaboration. Guest speakers include Nathan Wallis and Paula George and workshops will focus on Wellbeing Programmes and Practices and Collaboration.

We thank you in advance for your understanding that school will be closed on this day.

Poipoia te kakano kia puawai- Nurture the seed and it will bloom. (We all need love and care to fully realise our potential)

Zane Wilson



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Hononga - Connection

Connect with a trusted adult and seek help if you are being bullied.
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Ngā Whakapiringitanga

A safe learning environment allows everyone to focus on their learning.


Primary Years Programme

This term we have been continuing with our Who We Are Unit of Inquiry. We have been busy learning about the main functions of the human body including learning how different systems work and how these systems impact our wellbeing. Within this, we have been learning about our body and the changes it goes through during puberty. Lots of engaging discussions and insightful questions have come up and hopefully, we all have a better understanding of the changes we will/are going to go through over the coming years.

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Photo: Learning about our bodies

Last Friday, Mānuka, Rimu and Tōtara teams were lucky enough to have a Zoom meeting with Bella Powell, an 18-year-old who lives with Cystic Fibrosis. She spoke to us about what Cystic Fibrosis is (PYP Key Concept - form), how it affects the body and her day to day life (PYP Key Concepts - function and connection) as well as the work she has been doing with getting a ‘miracle drug’ called Trikafta funded through Pharmac (PYP Key Concept - responsibility). Learners were able to ask her questions; these questions showed a high level of curiosity and helped us learn even more about what it must be like to live with Cystic Fibrosis. She gave us the challenge of trying to walk, run and do our daily activities by breathing through a straw as this is what it is like for her constantly! If you haven’t already, give it a go this week and share how it felt with your whānau.

Over the next week, learners will begin their summative task for Who We Are, which is a chance for them to demonstrate their learning and understanding of the Central Idea and Key Concepts covered in this Unit of Inquiry. At the end of the last term, a group of learners met to discuss some possible summative task ideas and teams have used these to help guide their planning. There were lots of ideas around Advocacy and Lifestyle Choices. We look forward to seeing the outcome!

Our next Unit of Inquiry will begin in Week 4 and is based on Where We Are In Place and Time. The Central Idea is,:” Evidence of past civilizations can be used to make connections to present-day societies.” Learners will be co-constructing the Lines of Inquiry with their peers, enabling more learner agency over what they are learning about during this Unit Of Inquiry. It is exciting to think that this inquiry could go in so many different directions across the school. We will keep you updated as we go!


Pink Shirt Day

Learners are encouraged to take part this Friday 20 May 2022 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

This is a non-uniform day but learners are expected to wear pink on the day.

There is no donation required for this event.

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Sport at TNIS

Click on the link below to see our latest sport update.

Trampolining Success

Two weeks ago TNIS learner Boston competed in the South Island Champs and won Gold on double mini-trampoline (DMT) and Gold on Trampoline.

He also competed on the weekend at Mid Island Champs and placed 2nd DMT and 2nd on Trampoline.

He qualified for Nationals on both weekends and in both disciplines which he will be attending in July.

Congratulations Boston and all the best for the Nationals competition!

TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal - Week 1 UPDATE

Please click on the picture below 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.

Ministry of Education Survey

This survey is to support the preparation for changes to schools’ planning and reporting, as legislated in the Education and Training Act 2020, that come into effect on 1 January 2023.

Instead of a charter, schools and kura must publish a three-year Strategic Plan, an Annual Implementation Plan, and an Annual Report. Schools and kura must work in partnership with their communities to develop their plans so they reflect local needs and priorities.

The Ministry of Education is undertaking initial engagement and consultation with school communities. Your views will help decide what should become compulsory as regulations versus what should be guidance only, so that strategic plans are flexible enough to meet local needs.

Please click on the link below if you would like to take part in the survey,

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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).

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.

Boostrix and HPV Immunisations

Itinerant Music Lessons

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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Please note that the U shop is open for two days in the second week of the school holidays:

Thursday, 28th April: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday, 30th April: 10.00am – 2.00pm

We’re a TaxGift school: TaxGift grows your donation!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when

you donate to us next year.

With TaxGift, your gift grows at no cost to you with the gift of your donation tax credit. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you. It’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give us: simply TaxGift us your donation tax credits on your gifts to us from this year forward. It takes less than a minute to opt in, then the friendly folks at TaxGift and myKindo will work together to make it happen.

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before? Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your gifts to us in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the TaxGift form.

School Fundraising


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.

Westlake Girls High School Marching Team

The Westlake Marching Team was established in 2015 and gives young girls an alternative sport with a difference. Marching is an activity that is physically exacting rather than strenuous, requiring skill and concentration rather than sweat and strength. The Westlake Marching Team’s "claim to fame" is their creative displays with flags and various other props which add to their glittery uniforms, white boots, and high hats. Currently, training takes place at Westlake Girls High School covered courts every Monday between 5pm-7pm but will move to two nights Mondays & Wednesdays as we get closer to the start of the season. After the July school holidays, training will be from 4pm-6pm. Contact us at and check us out on Instagram and Facebook to see what the Westlake Marching Team is all about!
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Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting

Course One

Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting course starting on Tuesday 31 May 2022. This Online course is run over six Tuesday mornings, 9.30am – 11.45am.

The dates for this online course are:

  • Tuesday 31 May 2022
  • Tuesday 07 June 2022
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022
  • Tuesday 28 June 2022
  • Tuesday 05 July 2022

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

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.

Music Education Centre

“Do you want your child to learn a musical instrument but find it difficult to make time after school? Convenient Music lessons available here at school.

The Music Education Centre offers students specialist instrumental music lessons here on the school grounds each week. Lessons are suitable for all students and can be arranged directly with the Music Education Centre.

Please follow the link - to find out more information about lesson fees and to enrol your child.

There are limited spaces still available for new students to start in Term Two. If you have any other questions about the programme, it is best to contact the Music Education Centre directly on 0800 89 39 39.

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