TNIS Panui Wiki 5, Wā Kura 1 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates

Week 9

30/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

31/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

01/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

Week 10

04/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

04/04 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Surfiing

05/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

05/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Surfiing

06/04 - EOTC: Rāta Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

06/04 - EOTC: RimuTeam, Surfiing

07/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

07/04 - EOTC: Tōrtara Team, Surfiing

08/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

08/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Surfiing

Week 11

11/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

12/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school


Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 Feb- Thursday 14 April

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December

Teacher Only Days

  • Friday 3 June
  • Monday 29 August
  • Tuesday 30 August

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora e te whānau,

It has been fantastic to see our learners settled into classroom routines and enjoying the company of their friends over the past few weeks. Kaiako (teachers) across all learning teams have been impressed and encouraged by the resilience, positive attitude and engagement of our learners. We know that much of this is the result of your encouragement at home and TNIS staff are so grateful for your support.

Our kaiako are working hard to run hybrid learning programmes, concurrently teaching both online and face-to-face in their classrooms. This has certainly added to the complexity of their daily programme and I would like to acknowledge and thank them for their commitment to the education and wellbeing of our tamariki.

At the Red Protection Framework setting, our extra-curricular programme is waiting in the wings but please be assured that it is well-planned and all activities are ready to launch as soon as it is safe for us to do so.

I am delighted to announce the appointment of our ten new School Leaders. They are already busy scripting and presenting assemblies and devising ways to enhance the culture in our school. Please watch our assembly next week where they will be introducing themselves.

School Leaders

Kōwhai: Zara Hayward and Ejaz (EJ) Adam

Mānuka: Carter Howarth and Torr Beaman

Rāta: Marcus Liu and Bruno Wunsche dos Santos

Rimu: Joseph Lee and Harry Smith

Tōtara: Grace Cameron and Matteo Fossi

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Left to right: Matteo, Grace, Zara, EJ, Torr, Carter, Harry, Joseph, Bruno, Marcus

The safety and wellbeing of our tamariki and wider TNIS community is a top priority. We are following all of the Ministry guidance we are given to mitigate the transmission of Covid 19. The main means of mitigation is the continued and consistent use of masks in our school. Thank you for ensuring that your children have their masks and for encouraging them to wear them properly and safely.


Finally, on behalf of our staff, I would like to thank our Board of Trustees for their dedication and thorough process in appointing our new principal Zane Wilson. We are excited about welcoming him to Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna and starting our mahi with him in Term 2.

Ngā mihi,

Kate Surgison

Acting Principal


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Action - Take risks to try new things.

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Mahi Tahi - working together to make TNIS the place we want it to be.


Spotlight on our Specialist Programme - Music

Spotlight On Our Specialist Programme - Music

Learners in Music lessons have collaborated to create an instrumental arrangement of our Kāhui Ako waiata "Rangitoto E". They have been exploring a range of instruments under the guidance of our Performing Arts specialist teacher Laura Gardiner. Learners rotated to explore instruments such as guitar, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, ukulele and percussion and chose one instrument to focus on. They then decided which instruments would play and when during the arrangement and how the structure of the waiata would work. Take a look at this lesson in action!
Music Lesson - Kāhui Ako Waiata

Assembly Week 5 - including the announcement of our Sports Leaders

Assembly Week 5, Term 1 2022

Assembly Week 4

Assembly Week 4, Term 1 2022


TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal

Please click on the picture below to explore our Wellbeing Parent Portal for tips on how to support your child's wellbeing. Click on the "Parent Portal" link at the top right of the Home page.

Boostrix and HPV Immunisartons

Parent and Learner Information

If you haven't done so already, please click on the link below and take some time to go through our Learner and Parent Information handbook with your child. There is useful information about our school including TNIS expectations.

Itinerant Music Lessons

2021 ICAS Results and Certificates - UPDATE

The certificates and login details for the Science and Maths assessments HAVE ARRIVED. They are being kept at the school office for collection until the end of Term 1. Any certificates that are unclaimed will be destroyed after that.

Any queries about the Science and Mathematics results must be made directly to ICAS.

Phone: 0800 440 904


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We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when

you donate to us next year.

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School Fundraising


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Hearts and Minds - Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety

Hearts and Minds warmly invites you to join their upcoming Zoom group for Parents of Tweens and Teens (aged 11-18).

For full details please refer to the flyer below.

Dates: Thursdays (4 sessions) March - 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Cost: Free (no referral required). Note: For parents residing in Auckland and

North Shore area.

Facilitator: Tillie Lima (Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Business & Counselling)

To register or for more information please reply to:

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