TNIS Panui Wiki 6, Wā Kura 4 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

Big picture

Important Dates



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 whānau,

Congratulations to our learners who have made a very successful transition from online learning back to school.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we plan our end of year celebrations and events. This year many of these will be in house and without audiences as we are unable to invite parents and whānau. We are expecting some more updates from the Ministry of Education. Once we have received these we will be back in touch

Ngā mihi nui,


Weekly Focus

Big picture

Action: Take safe actions at school; wear a mask, keep a safe distance, wash your hands and sanitise.

Big picture

Ngā Whakapiringitanga: Doing our part to keep one another safe at school.

Assembly Week 6 - Ngā Whakapiringitanga: Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Online Assembly Week 6, Term 4 2021


Outstanding Library Book Returns

Big picture
We have more than 300 school library books to be returned. Please encourage your learners to check if they have any school library books at home and bring them to school. If your child is NOT RETURNING to onsite learning, please leave their library books at the school office before the end of the year.

School News and Information

Prize-giving - Online Event, Thursday 9 December

This year, our prize-giving ceremony will be a recorded event released online on Thursday 9 December.

If your child is being awarded a prize, you will receive an email in advance to let you know. The email will not tell you the exact prize they are to be awarded.

Year 8 Leavers Ceremonies - Week 8

In Week 8, each Year 8 learner will be acknowledged and receive their leaving certificate. The exact nature of these ceremonies will depend upon Ministry of Education health and safety guidelines at the time. Unfortunately, we will not be able to invite parents onsite for these events.

Pupuke Taniwha - Petition


Pupuke Taniwha (Guardians of Lake Pupuke) are an environmental action group originating from Forrest Hill Primary School. Worried about the health of the lake, they have started a petition to protect it by having it legally included in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.

Petition Reason:

- Greater recognition of the significance of the lake and land, including the historic and cultural significance for mana whenua.

- Increased protection for the ecology and natural features, and sustaining of the lake's life-supporting capacity.
Big picture

Vacancies at TNIS

Caretaker/Property Manager Vacancy

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working person to join our team.

Hours are 7.30-4.00 with occasional after-hours work.

Position starts on 10 January 2022. All applicants must be police vetted and double vaccinated.

Please contact Charlotte Crampsie for more details.

Sports Coordinator - One Year, Fixed Term

We are looking for an energetic, organised person to join our team.

The position involves managing and coaching our school sports teams, including fee collection and reconciliations. Hours are negotiable (approx 30 per week during term time) and may include occasional after-hours work.

Position starts late January 2022. All applicants must be police vetted and double vaccinated

Please contact Charlotte Crampsie for more details.

YEAR 8 Leavers T-Shirts are available now.

Available to Year 8 learners ONLY.
Big picture
Big picture


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.
Big picture

School Fundraising

Big picture

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.
Big picture

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
Big picture
Big picture

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.