TNIS Newsletter Wk 5, Term 3 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates



Week 6: 30/08 - 02/09

  • 31/08 - Auckland Champs Boys Netball Zone Day CANCELLED
  • 31/08 - ICAS Maths. 9am POSTPONED TBA
  • 31/08 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium TBA
  • 01/09 - Rippa Zone Day CANCELLED
  • 01/09 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium TBA
  • 02/09 - Team and Group Photographs POSTPONED TBA
  • 02/09 - North Shore Rehu Tai Oral Language and Speech Competition CANCELLED

Week 7: 06/09 - 10/09 AIMS Games Week CANCELLED and Tongan Language Week

  • 09/09 - Fono. 6:30 - 7:30pm, Library POSTPONED TBA
  • Music Assembly CANCELLED

Week 8: 13/09 - 17/09 Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

  • 16/09 - St John Ambulance Fundraiser. Non-Uniform Day POSTPONED TBA
  • 16/09 - Music Assembly CANCELLED

Week 9: 20/09 - 24/09 Mental Health Awareness Week

  • 21/09 - John Meeske: Resilience Parent Information Evening. 6:30pm - 7:30pm POSTPONED TBA
  • 23/09 - School Social 7pm - 9pm POSTPONED TBA

Week 10: 27/09 - 01/10

  • 29/09 - Girls Volleyball Zone Day
  • 30/09 - Boys Volleyball Zone Day

Term Dates 2021

Term One

Mon 2 February - Fri 16 April

Term Two

Mon 3 May- Fri 9 July

Term Three

Mon 26 July - Fri 1 October

Term Four

Mon 18 October - Tues 14 December

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,

We hope that you are managing home learning and working in your bubble. We appreciate all of the support and encouragement that you are giving to your children and their teachers while we engage in online learning.

Further to the latest Alert Level announcements, we are planning for our online learning programme to be in place for a few more weeks yet. As stated before, the wellbeing of our learners, staff and community is hugely important to us. Please strongly encourage your young people to engage with their teachers and class members in online face-to-face meetings. It is very important that we all feel connected!

Next week we will resume Specialist Days with each learner having the opportunity to participate in their remaining two specialist subjects for the year. On these days there will be no programmed classwork. There will be two specialist class meet-ups with the appropriate teacher at 9.00am and 11.30am followed up by some learning tasks. Our specialist teachers have worked hard to provide learning opportunities that should be able to be completed at home. Thank you in advance for any help you may give.

On another note, feedback from the teachers is fantastic around how well the learners are coping with online learning. To make learning very successful we ask that;

  • Learners attend class meetups every morning when scheduled. These start between 8.45am and 9:15am.
  • Learners have their camera on when attending class meetups and learning workshops, including ESOL. They can use a digital background if they want to.
  • You encourage your children to have a ‘working space’ set up for the day

Thanks again for your support and understanding.

Ngā mihi nui,


Weekly Focus

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Excellence: Display excellence by staying focused and completing tasks.

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Wananga: Learn effectively with others online.

School News and Information

Netball Update

Due to Alert Level settings, the remainder of the North Harbour Netball season has been cancelled. On another note, there is a possibility of a Spring league. Please see below:

Intermediate and College Spring Leagues

Wednesdays - 27th October to 1st December

Venue: Netball North Harbour Courts (All 7-aside leagues are played outside)

Length: 6 weeks

Registration close date: 20th October for Primary, Intermediate, College and Club

Cost: $140.00 for all leagues (unless stated below)

Free Webinars

Healthier Home Learning: A free webinar series for New Zealand families

Click on the flyer below to register for the webinars.


ICAS exams are on hold at this time. New dates for the Science and Maths exams will be shared once we are back at school and able to meet in larger groups.
Assembly Week 6, Term 3 2021


Year 9 Enrolments for 2022

Our local secondary schools have asked us to remind all Year 8 families about enrolling their children for Year 9 in 2022. Please visit each school's website for more information about out-of-zone and in-zone enrolments.
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School Fundraising

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Community News

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.

STEAM @ WGHS Applications Now Open


Westlake Girls High School offers a STEAM programme involving an integrated and innovative approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, aligned to the UN Sustainable Goals.

Do you want a quick overview of what STEAM is like from a student’s perspective? Check out Lily Winchester’s video HERE

Also take a look at our latest Newsletter HERE

More information can be found on the STEAM page of our school website.

Why STEAM is great - Lily Winchester
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Musical Instrument lessons available at school

Our School works with the Music Education Centre to offer parents the convenience of specialist instrumental lessons for their children here at school. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact the Music Education Centre directly on 0800 89 39 39 or

Guitar Lessons - Dave Gatman

Hi there! I have taught Guitar to kids in schools for over 15 years. I love working with kids and inspiring the next generation of musicians. I like to make my lessons as positive and fun as possible, teaching a range of songs from traditional folk/blues to the current pop and rock tunes.

I've played the guitar in a large variety of settings, and I'm currently in a covers band playing at weddings, bars and parties.

Lessons are in groups of up to 4 at a time, and cost $20.00 plus gst, for half an hour.

Individual lessons are offered if I feel like the student will benefit from them, and if I have space. These cost $35.00 plus GST per half hour.

Lessons are on Wednesday mornings at TNIS as well.

Feel free to contact me - Or text/call on 021 2221456.



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