TNIS Panui Wiki 5, Wā Kura 1 2023

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 1

1/3 - 3/3 Mānukau Team at Camp

6/3 - 8/3 Tōtara Team at Camp

9/3 - Class and individual photographs

27/3 - 29/3 Rātā Team at camp

29/3 - 31/3 Rimu Team at camp

Term Dates 2023

2023 Term One
1 February - 6 April

2023 Term Two
26 April - 30 June

24 April Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day (school closed)
25 April ANZAC Day (school closed)

5 June King's Birthday

2023 Term Three
17 July - 22 September

2023 Term Four
9 October - 15 December


Kia ora e te whānau,

It has been fantastic to have two full weeks of school after a disruptive start to the school year and lots of sunshine. Thank you to those families who attended our family picnic/classroom meetings, swimming sports and our curriculum information session. Your support at these events is invaluable, and we look forward to providing more opportunities throughout the year.

School Camp: This week, Kōwhai and Mānuka have been on school camp at Chosen Valley; it has been a wonderful experience for our learners, and it has been pleasing to see them challenging themselves and giving things a go. I want to acknowledge those parents who attended camp this week. Without your support, we could not run our EOTC programme. Thanks to Courtney Sheehan for organising this year's school camp and the teachers who ensure this experience is incredible for our learners!

Please check our school app, website and Facebook for updated information and important dates.

He Aroha whakatō, he Aroha ka puta mai - If kindness is sown, then kindness is what you shall receive.

Ngā mihi nui

Zane Wilson

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TNIS Swimming Sports 2023

It was a fantastic day at Takapuna Grammar School, and the learners were amazing risk-takers who showcased what it means to follow the TNIS Way! With every learner getting points for swimming (and one teacher!), it was a tight competition for the most active class. The year 8's from the Rātā team took out the team relay, but Tōtara won the Chant competition in both the morning and afternoon sessions and took home the Team Award for the 2023 TNIS Swimming Sports! Congratulations to all the winners from each event!
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Curriculum Information Evening

Seeing so many parents and whanau at school last Thursday evening was wonderful. It is always great to have parents interested in our curriculum and how teachers plan and assess student learning. The following link has a copy of the presentation.

TNIS Camp!

Camp is well underway! So far, two teams have completed their time at Camp Chosen Valley, and it has been a blast! The weather has been amazing, and everyone has been showing their risk-taking by taking a plunge down the slide and having a go at all the activities!

A huge thank you goes out to the parents and guardians giving up their time to help make these camps successful! We could not do this without you! Three teams are still waiting for their turn, and the big advice is BUG REPELLANT, SUNCREAM, HATS & WATER!

The Resilience Project

At TNIS, we utilise The Resilience Programme (TRP) within our school. Each week learners will do 1-2 lessons in their classroom. Each week we will explain different aspects of TRP. That way, you are able to talk to your child about this programme and their learning.

Click on the button below to see this week's SnapShot!

Sports For Term 1

Zone days are one-day competitions between TNIS and other North Harbour schools.

Zone days for term 1 are as follows:

01/03 School swimming

01/03 Boys softball - trial 09/02

02/03 Girls softball - trial 10/02

08/03 Tag - trial 15/02

09/03 Boys cricket - trial 16/02

10/03 Triathlon - no trial can sign as individual or team at school

16/03 NH Swimming - Qualifiers from our school swimming day

21/03 Girls cricket - trial 28/02

23/03 Orienteering - No trial can sign up at school

28/03 Girls tennis - trials 06/03

29/03 Boys tennis - trials 14/03

04/04 Girls Futsal - trials 13/02

05/04 Boys Futsal - trials 15/03

Sport team trials are as follows:

07/02 yr7 boys basketball

09/02 yr8 boys basketball

14/02 girls basketball

21/02 yr7 netball

23/02 yr8 netball

24/02 Waterpolo

28/02 yr7 netball second trial

02/03 yr8 netball second trial

03/03 Waterpolo

10/03 Waterpolo

17/03 Waterpolo

28/03 Boys Hockey

30/03 Girls Hockey

Buy a piece of TNIS

We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community's continued support.

We are completing a million-dollar renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque.

$1200 - 1x bleacher row (12 available)

$2700 - 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)

A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.

If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at

Or, to keep it easy:

Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00

Reference: Bleacher

Please notify payment to

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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

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

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


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.
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Kidz Can Music Company is your local Music School. We are able to offer students the opportunity to learn Violin after school. Lessons are available on a Monday or a Thursday starting at 3.30pm. All lessons are ½ an hour in duration. Private lessons are $27.00 per week. There are limited spaces available.

We are now open for enrolments in term for term One.

For more information regarding times please contact –

Susan Fraser on

410-1506 or 021 378 007

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Brain Play Programme

Brain Play teaches after-school science & technology classes to Kiwi kids aged 5 - 13. Find us in 9 venues across Auckland and online. Topics this term include 3D printing, electronics, coding, animation, STEM experiments & more. Free trials are available for new students. We also run regular events across Auckland, including free events! Make sure to follow us on social media and check the Events page on the website, so you don't miss out. Check out our after-school timetable on our website and use the form to get in touch -
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Girls and Women Football at Birkenhead United AFC would like to offer all girls interested in playing football in 2023 the opportunity to take part in the club Open Training for Year 7 and Year 8 on Friday evenings from Friday 3rd of March to Friday 24th of March at Shepherds Park 4pm – 5.15pm.

Children will be guided and supervised by BUAFC coaching staff , and a member of the BUAFC admin team will record attendance and take details for further communication. Teams will be selected for the winter league throughout the training period, and teams will be based on friends and relevant skills.

On top of that we are keen to promote girls football this year because the 2nd largest sporting event in the world is coming to NZ in July 2023. Birkenhead United will be the official training venue for the ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM in their FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP campaign 2023.

This is a great opportunity for children to see professional female athletes up close and forge memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

To register your interest in attending please email

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If you love the water and are eager to give paddling a go then we would love to hear from you! Kayaking is a great sport to get into. It offers low impact, all levels of intensity, accessibility for all ages and abilities and a friendly family culture. From social to competitive, there is something for everyone!

How do I get started? It’s really easy to get involved. North Shore Canoe Club is delivering the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited "Try Learn Explore" Paddling Programme.

Our next round of courses will begin in February 2023 and run for the duration of the First Term of the school calendar.

We will have Adult (18 years and over), Youth (10-17 years) courses available. The adult courses are 4 x 1 hour sessions over 4 weeks and the youth courses are 8 x 1 hour sessions over 8 weeks.

These courses introduce you to paddling and teach you the skills to paddle effectively and safely. It is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages ("Try" and "Learn") of Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited paddling programme and is delivered by CRNZ accredited coaches and assistant coaches. By the end of one of these courses you should be at the level where you can consider joining the North Shore Canoe Club and continuing to paddle in one of our Development Squads and if you are in Year 7 and 8 at Intermediate you can consider registering through your school for Canoeing at the 2023 Zespri AIMS Games School Sporting Championships!



North Shore Canoe Club Secretary/Administrator



Instagram: northshorecanoeclub

Facebook Page:

Facebook Members Group:

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Enter code: NSCCMembers

Mobile: 0211320818

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Northern School of Performing Arts is your one stop performing arts shop, located on the Hibiscus Coast and Takapuna.

Our Classes are suitable for students 3years to adults. Classes include Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial, Singing, Guitar, Acting and of course Musical Theatre.

We teach social classes, examination work have performance opportunities and competitions work.

Join our studio and be inspired by trained and passionate teachers.

Contact us today

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