TNIS Newsletter Wk 5, Term 3 2021
Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna
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
Mon 2 February - Fri 16 April
Mon 3 May- Fri 9 July
Mon 26 July - Fri 1 October
Mon 18 October - Tues 14 December
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,
Excellence: Display excellence by staying focused and completing tasks.
Wananga: Learn effectively with others online.
School News and Information
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 ClubCost: $140.00 for all leagues (unless stated below)
Healthier Home Learning: A free webinar series for New Zealand families
Click on the flyer below to register for the webinars.
Year 9 Enrolments for 2022
STEAM @ WGHS Applications Now Open
APPLY FOR STEAM IN 2022 HERE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 - email@example.com. Or text/call on 021 2221456.