TNIS Panui Wiki 5, Wā Kura 4 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


Timetable for Weeks 5 - 9, Term 4

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

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora whānau,

It has been fantastic to see our learners back at school this week and hear the buzz of the school in action! Thank you for your support of our organisation and learning programmes over the last three months. As you can imagine we have had to ‘pivot’ this term. Many of the events that we usually hold will be run differently or postponed. We of course do this reluctantly and apologise for the changes. Please ensure that you have downloaded our SchoolApp and this is our major form of communication.

This week I would like to let you know the following staff are leaving TNIS at the end of the year - Alex Reynolds, Charlotte Davis, Katrina Chatfield and Henk Mekkelholt. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for the fantastic mahi they have done with our learners, staff and community over their time with us and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

I would also like to inform our community that Sun Lee will be on study leave for 2022 and Nick Chandra on refreshment leave. We look forward to them returning in 2023.

Ngā mihi nui,


Weekly Focus

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Excellence: Show excellence by being resilient in your approach to learning.

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Hauora: Look after your well-being so that you can be reslilient.

Assembly Week 5 - Back to School Edition

Online Assembly Week 5, Term 4 2021


Celebrating Our Return To Face-To-Face Learning

School News

New Sport Facilities

Whilst we've been busy learning online, contractors have been busy installing a new cricket wicket on our field and two new basketball hoops.

Pupuke Kāhui Ako - Collaborative Mural Design

This mural has been a collaborative work pulled together by local schools across Takapuna under the umbrella of Pupuke Kāhui Ako. Our Kāhui Ako aims to create a rich, collaborative culture that unites schools, teachers, ākonga and whānau, to work collectively on a common goal for the benefit of all.

The project has been led by local artist Emma Jane Ormsby of Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Porou descent. Emma, is currently studying at Elam School of Fine Arts as well as Te Wananga ō Aotearoa, undertaking a major in Whakairo (Māori wood carving). Emma’s work tends to be centred within the realm of Te Ao Māori, bringing together traditional practices of Toi Māori and allowing them to evolve into contemporary forms.

Our Pupuke mural focuses on the natural beauty of Takapuna, incorporating Kōwhaiwhai and Māori designs within the natural world they are based. It alludes to the identity of place and the role which Toi Māori has alongside it. This work not only stands as a beautiful symbol of collaboration and ecology but also showcases Māori motifs, providing a platform for learning and understanding to take place between people. The education required to produce this work enhances our kaupapa, allowing motifs such as unaunahi and pākati to be placed with care and understanding throughout the designs created by tauira. Working with the local tamariki has been central to this project, charging creativity and education surrounding Toi Māori to be fostered in the younger generation. Overall, this work aims to inform a larger audience of the significance of Toi Māori, creating works with a Māori lens and outlook. The work is larger than any individual, it is the fruit of a collective creative community. E hara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini.

Below is a small section of the mural, which will be will printed and displayed in Takapuna before the end of the year in Auburn Street. Watch this space

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School News and Information

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.


Lockdown restrictions have interrupted this year’s school-based Boostrix and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme in the Auckland region. It is important to keep your children vaccinated so that they are protected against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and HPV.

Vaccination is free and we encourage you to have your child vaccinated through your GP. See link to WDHB School Immunisations.

GP practices have COVID-19 infection prevention control measures in place. Talk to your GP at the time of booking if you have any concerns.

Anyone who has questions, or is having difficulty accessing their GP, can contact a public health nurse (PHN) by phoning (09) 486-8996 ext 2.

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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.
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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.