TNIS Newsletter Week 6, Term 1 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


Week 6: 08/03 - 12/03

  • 09/03 Vision testing

Week 7: 15/03 - 19/03

  • 15/03 - 17/03 - Rimu Camp
  • 17/03 - 19/03 - Tōtara Camp

Week 8: 22/03 - 26/03

  • 22/03 - 24/03 - Kōwhai Camp
  • 24/03 - 26/03 - Mānuka Camp

Week 9: 29/03 - 02/04

  • 29/03 - 31/03 - Rāta Camp
  • 02/04 - Good Friday (school closed)

Week 10: 05/04 - 09/04

  • 05/04 - Easter Monday (school closed)
  • 06/04 - School holiday (school closed)
  • 07/04 - Parent Curriculum Information Evening. 6:30pm - School Library
  • 09/04 - Individual and Class Photographs

Week 11: 22/04 - 16/04

  • 16/04 - Last day of Term 1

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

Principal's Message

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,

We would like to thank you all for your support over the last few weeks. It has been a different start to the school year! Due to Alert Level 2 guidelines this week, we have cancelled Goal Setting Learning Conversations. The learners and teachers will work on their learning goals over the next couple of weeks and these will be shared on Seesaw with questions for you to discuss with your child.

There is high excitement in the school as we look forward to camps over the next few weeks. One week to go to our first two camps. Please read all of the information shared with you. A huge thanks in advance to our parent helpers. Thanks also to the families who have offered sponsorship for another child - your support during these times is most appreciated!

Reminder - We expect high standards of respect, kindness, behaviour and uniform from our learners both at school and in the community. Please discuss with your child the importance of respectful behaviour coming to and leaving school each day especially if they cycle or catch buses.

Ngā mihi nui,


Learning Update

Primary Years Programme

We have had an interesting start to our Who We Are unit, with a lot of the collaborative camp work being completed during our lockdown. However, the TNIS learners have been resilient and have worked together to form strong relationships within these groups. The focus for the remainder of this unit of inquiry is around strengthening these camp group relationships so that everyone is ready to work together to tackle all of the activities at camp.

Our next unit of inquiry, How the World Works, will be based around energy and how this is transferred. The central idea for How the World Works is 'Energy may be converted, transferred, and used to support humankind to do work.' Our science teacher, Mr. Ford, has been busy creating new, hands-on experiments for the learners. We are also lucky enough to have Science in a Van coming to do a live science show to help engage our classes. We are looking forward to seeing the amazing learning that will happen during the unit of inquiry!


At TNIS we have a Wellbeing model which our learners have been learning all about. You will find in their homework grid each week they will have a different focus around this.

The main area we refer to is “The Five Ways To Wellbeing” around the outside.

There are five words which surround this: Give, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Be Active, Connect. If you want to learn more about these and how you could connect them into your everyday life watch the following video:

This week as a school we are focusing on “Take Notice & Connect.” The following video reminds you how important it is to take notice of what is around you and look up from our screens. Sometimes in order to connect we need to disconnect. It’s important that as a community we remember this and try to set an example for our learners.

School News

HPV Immunisations - Year 8s with consent

This week, every Year 8 learner will be bringing home an HPV consent/non-consent form. It is important that you sign either the consent or non-consent forms and return it to school as soon as possible please.

Here is a video that explains about the HPV Immunisations offered at school.



We are all looking forward to the first camps next week. Please make sure that you check all the information that you have received from TNIS regarding your child's camp.

Be aware that depending on Auckland traffic, buses returning from camp could be delayed. We will keep you up to date via the school app if this is the case.

Camp Sponsorship

If you are in a position to assist another family who may be struggling with camp costs, a camp sponsorship option has been added in Kindo.

School Fundraising

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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