TNIS Panui Wiki 7, Wā Kura 1 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates

Week 9

30/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

31/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

01/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

Week 10

04/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

04/04 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Surfiing

05/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

05/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Surfiing

06/04 - EOTC: Rāta Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

06/04 - EOTC: RimuTeam, Surfiing

07/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

07/04 - EOTC: Tōrtara Team, Surfiing

08/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

08/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Surfiing

Week 11

11/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

12/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school


Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 Feb- 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

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora e te whānau,

After a few weeks of attendance percentages sitting in the low 70s, I am pleased to report that our attendance has climbed back into the 80s. Whilst this is still significantly lower than our usual high 90s, it is still much higher than the national average. We would like to thank our TNIS whānau and community for supporting us as we work hard to provide a safe learning environment. Please do take a look at our Covid Safety Plan for clarification around our protocols. We encourage you to send your tamariki to school as their ability to learn and socialise face-to-face is paramount to developing their confidence at intermediate school.

Our kaiako (teachers) have delivered a wonderful Unit of Inquiry over the past few weeks and evidence of our learners' engagement can be seen in the work they have been producing. Please read about our PYP programme below and have look at the gallery of work.

Wellbeing is alive and well in our school. I was struck by the sentiments that our tamariki expressed in an exercise on Gratitude. Their words are priceless - take a look at what they are grateful for below.

Talking of being grateful, we are looking forward to our EOTC days and the wonderful activities in store for our learners. Thank you to our parent volunteers as we would not be able to offer these opportunities without your support, which is very much appreciated.

Ngā mihi me kia pai tō koutou whakatā!


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Hononga - Make connections with others.

In preparation for EOTC, get to know the other learners in your team.
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Ako - Everyone is a learner

Get ready to learn new skills during our EOTC activities.


We have started off 2022 with an exploration into "How We Express Ourselves." Our TNIS learners have been inquiring into the concept of identity and spent time exploring how culture, values and beliefs influence their own and others' identities. Many classes have explored biographies and this has been a great chance to connect or reconnect with family and friends living both here and overseas. As we wrap up this unit and move onto our summative task, learners have also looked into the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and what it means for us living in New Zealand in 2022. It has provided some thought-provoking questioning and discussions. Have a look t some of the fantastic work that has come out of this inquiry below.

Starting in Week 9, we will begin our second Unit of Inquiry for 2022; "Who We Are." This will focus on using our understanding of the human body to help us make responsible decisions that maintain our well being/hauora. Our puberty lessons, organised by Mr James, for 2022/2023, will also be covered during this unit which always provides for some engaging discussions. Mr Ford, our specialist science teacher, has been working closely with the PYP team to ensure we have some great experiments and even a dissection to enjoy during this inquiry. We look forward to getting stuck in and learning about our amazing bodies!


Focusing on "Gratitude", learners in Tōtara Hub (Rooms 19 and 20) have written responses and shared them on Seesaw. It's wonderful to see their sincere gratitude, particularly for their parents and whānau.

Assemblies Weeks 6 & 7

Assembly Week 7, Term 1 2022
Assembly Week 6, Term 2 2022


TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal - Week 7 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.

Boostrix and HPV Immunisartons

Parent and Learner Information

If you haven't done so already, please click on the link below and take some time to go through our Learner and Parent Information handbook with your child. There is useful information about our school including TNIS expectations.

Itinerant Music Lessons

2021 ICAS Results and Certificates - UPDATE

The certificates and login details for the Science and Maths assessments HAVE ARRIVED. They are being kept at the school office for collection until the end of Term 1. Any certificates that are unclaimed will be destroyed after that.

Any queries about the Science and Mathematics results must be made directly to ICAS.

Phone: 0800 440 904


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School Fundraising


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Hearts and Minds - Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety

Hearts and Minds warmly invites you to join their upcoming Zoom group for Parents of Tweens and Teens (aged 11-18).

For full details please refer to the flyer below.

Dates: Thursdays (4 sessions) March - 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Cost: Free (no referral required). Note: For parents residing in Auckland and

North Shore area.

Facilitator: Tillie Lima (Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Business & Counselling)

To register or for more information please reply to:

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