TNIS Panui Wiki 9, Wā Kura 3 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 4

Week 2

24/10 - Labour Day/Public Holiday

Week 3

1/11 - School Athletics Day at Takapuna Athletics Club, Akoranga Drive.

1/11 - Touch Zone Day

3/11 - Saver Day/School Athletics

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

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

Week 9

13/12 - Prizegiving at WGHS 12.00 -2.00pm

15/12 - Last Day/School ends 12.00 pm

Term Dates 2022

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

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,

Last week I was in Christchurch at the New Zealand Principals’ Federation Conference, where just under 1000 Principals from primary and intermediate schools were in attendance. The presentations and conversations I had left me incredibly grateful to lead Takapuna Normal Intermediate. Although the last few years have been very challenging, compared to some other schools, we have maintained exceptionally high attendance, engagement and continuity levels. Thank you to the wonderful staff, learners and community for making this possible.

Thank you all for the support to our Mahi-Tahi-a-Thon it has been a fabulous week of challenges with learners running 2,300 laps of the field, over 300,000-star jumps and 44,870burpees. Thus far, we have raised $11,645.00, and it is not too late to donate. Thanks to Courtney Sheehan for the wonderful job she has done coordinating this fundraiser.

School Board Elections Results

Congratulations to the following who have been appointed to our new Board:-

  • Irene Brodie
  • Tatum Crisp
  • Gregory Rootman
  • Alauddin Khan
  • Rachel Wotten
  • Courtney Sheehan (Staff representative)

They will join Tony Kelly and Ant Ford, who has been co-opted onto the Board due to their expertise and experience. The new Board had an interim meeting on Monday evening, and Irene Brodie was elected as Presiding Member and Ant Ford as Deputy Presiding Member.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, enagri he toa takitini”-Success is not the work of an individual, but the work of many.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

Zane Wilson

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Final Mahi Tahi-a-thon update!

Firstly, we would like to celebrate the incredible mahi all of our learners did throughout the challenges. This week quickly became so much more than a fundraiser. It was about getting together as a school to work towards a shared goal. The buzz and pride around the school was just fantastic and the effort, resilience, and attitudes of our learners was exemplary.

As a school we completed:

2439 laps of our school field,

360,022 star jumps,

248 basketball free throws,

44,870 burpees,

and other brain challenges along the way!

Ka rawe TNIS!

We would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our Mahi Tahi-a-thon in some way. From sponsors to words of encouragement to anyone who made a donation. An event like this isn't possible without everyone coming together (mahi tahi!).

Ngā mihi nui and thank you for supporting our learners!

TNIS AIMS 2022 Wrap up!

The AIMS games were held a few weeks ago, and there were some tremendous results! Please click on THIS LINK to read some of the results and see some of the photos!

Well done to all the competitors you did TNIS proud!

The Resilience Project Information Evening

This week, Georgie and Catherine from The Resilience Project held a whānau information evening to inform our community about The Resilience Project implementation at TNIS.

We had a wonderful evening, connecting with one another and learning about the three pillars of resilience- gratitude, empathy, mindfulness and emotional literacy. Thanks again to all whānau that joined us. If you want to learn more about the program, please see The Resilience Project at homes site. This site gives great information on the programme and has a great podcast and activities for you to try at home.

We will have another evening early term 1, 2023 and we look forward to seeing many of our community attending.


Westlake Girls High School Choir Groups are auditioning very soon! If you are a singer heading to Westlake Girls High School, you must read the PDF link below!

Please read THIS LINK for more information.

There is also a Choir Festival coming up. Read below!

  • Friday 28th October, 7:30pm
    WGHS Events Centre
    This is a new festival featuring 6 treble voice choirs (including WGHS and Takapuna Grammar) and would be a great opportunity to hear a range of choirs featuring young voices!

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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Takapuna Athletics Club Open Day

Come and try athletics!

Meet our Commonwealth Games athletes.

Free sausage sizzle and lolly scramble.

Amazing prizes - signed t-shirts, hoodies and annual membership and coaching worth $150.

$25 Rebel Sports vouchers for the first 10 new members to join our Club.

Use the NZ Police speed gun to find out how fast you are!

Second hand uniforms and running spikes to swap on the day.

Bring your friends and family!

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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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