TNIS Panui Wiki 7, Wā Kura 1 2023

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 1

27/3 - 29/3 Rātā Team at camp

29/3 - 31/3 Rimu Team at camp

5/4 - Parent/Teacher meetings 3.20 - 9.00pm

TERM 2 -

24/4 - Teacher Only Day

25/4 - ANZAC DAY

26/4 - Term 2 starts

3/5 - Lit Quiz Competition

9/5 - School Cross Country

19/5 - Pink Shirt Day (Non-uniform day)

26/5 - Rimu Team - Museum trip

29/5 - Kowhai Team - Museum trip

30/5 - Manuka Team - Museum trip

31/5 - HPV#1 - Yr8

Term Dates 2023

2023 Term One
1 February - 6 April

2023 Term Two
26 April - 30 June

24 April Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day (school closed)
25 April ANZAC Day (school closed)

5 June King's Birthday

2023 Term Three
17 July - 22 September

2023 Term Four
9 October - 15 December

20 October Teacher Only Day


The school continues to be a busy place, and after the disruptive start of the school year it is pleasing to see our learners hard at work in their classes. Kōwhai, Mānuka, and Tōtara teams had a fantastic time at school camp with many new learning opportunities, challenging themselves and forming many friendships. Rātā and Rimu teams will be attending camp on the week of the 27 March, and we are sure it will be another great week. Thank you to those parents who attend these camps. Without your support, it would not be possible to run our camps.

The new AstroTurf is now complete on the netball courts and looks fantastic. It has been great to see classes and learners using it regularly during the day and the community using it after hours. A huge thanks to Pub Charity Ltd and The Lion Foundation for their significant contributions to making this project possible.

On Wednesday, 5 April, the teachers are inviting parents/caregivers to attend a 10-minute meeting time to discuss each learner’s progress to date. These meetings are from 3.20 pm - 8.50 pm. We invite you also to visit the Specialist classrooms and ESOL to meet the staff and talk about these programmes. We have limited parking available on our school basketball courts, so we encourage you to use the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Court parking and Smales Farm.

Please click this link and use the access code 2285p to book a meeting time with your child’s teacher.

The TNIS Way is a set of values that underpins what we do at TNIS and drives our school culture. These values are:

  • A Safe Learning Environment

  • Effective Learning Interactions

  • Well-being

  • Everyone is a Learner

  • Reflective Practice

  • Caring for Others

  • Working Together

  • Respect for Others

  • Relationships

  • Affirming Learners' Culture.

Teachers always refer to these in the classroom and in the school grounds.

Unfortunately, we are noticing a number of learners who are not following these values. Sadly, this includes using racial language, gender comments, name-calling, and general put-downs. This behaviour will not be tolerated at TNIS and will be acted upon swiftly.

Teachers, learners and parents have also commented about the rise in the use of swearing in the playground. We understand that swear words are much more widely accepted in communities these days, and of course, in certain circumstances, when learners are badly hurt or upset, they may resort to swearing. However, we are hearing swearing used for no significant reason other than, we believe, to intimidate others or show a level of risk-taking behaviour. We will continue to address this with learners when we hear it and ask that you also support us in talking to your child about this issue.

Part of ensuring that our school is a safe learning environment is all learners understanding that like any workplace, we must show respect and consideration to everyone by using kind language.

E kore tātau e mōhio ki te waitohu nui o te wai kia mimiti rawa te puna - We never know the worth of water until the well runs dry (Look after the planet before it is too late).

Ngā mihi nui

TNIS Leadership Team

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Parent Teacher Meetings 5 April 2023

After a disrupted start to the year, our learners are now feeling more settled, making new friendships and joining some of the many performance, sporting, cultural and service opportunities at TNIS. The teachers now have a better understanding of each learner’s strengths and challenges.

On Wednesday 5 April, the teachers are inviting parents/caregivers to attend a 10-minute meeting time to discuss each learner’s progress to date. These meetings are from 3.20pm - 8.50pm.

We invite you to also visit the Specialist classrooms and ESOL to meet the staff and talk about these programmes.

We have limited parking available on our school basketball courts so we encourage you to use the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Court parking and Smales Farm.

Please click this link and use the access code 2285p to book a meeting time with your child’s teacher.

Action - Connection - Excellence Awards!

At TNIS, we like to recognise those learners who exemplify the school motto of Action, Connection & Excellence, or ACE for short. Every week we hand out badges to recognise those learners who have impressed their teachers with their behaviour and attitude. Congratulations to the following learners!
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Sports Camp 2023

Sports camp is an annual sports competition from 26-30th June at Tōtara Springs. We are looking for 35-40 learners to join the team and represent TNIS. We will be competing across 40 different sports. Applications are now live, and the form can be found here.

Criteria for selection are:

  • Being proficient in a wide range of sports
  • Demonstrating a positive can-do attitude and high levels of sportsmanship
  • Maintaining a high classroom behaviour standard (as you represent the school)
  • Commitment to training and practise times

Year 7 & 8 school-based immunisation programme 2023

Year 7 students will be offered Boostrix vaccine (Tdap) in school. This vaccine is a booster of tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis). Most children received these immunisations as pre-schoolers. This is scheduled for July 20th with a catchup date 1-2 weeks later for absent students.

Year 8 students will be offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in school. This New Zealand scheduled vaccine is recommended to be given at 12 years of age. Students need two doses with a 6-month gap between doses 1 and 2. This is scheduled for May 31st with a catchup date 1-2 weeks later for absent students.

Information on the vaccine and a consent form will be sent home with your child. Please complete the form and return it to the school

If you would like more information on this important immunisation programme, please go to the School Immunisations page.

The Resilience Project

At TNIS, we utilise The Resilience Programme (TRP) within our school. Each week learners will do 1-2 lessons in their classroom. Each week we will explain different aspects of TRP. That way, you are able to talk to your child about this programme and their learning.

Click on the button below to see this week's SnapShot!

Sports For Term 1

Zone days are one-day competitions between TNIS and other North Harbour schools.

Zone days for term 1 are as follows:

21/03 Girls cricket - trial 28/02

23/03 Orienteering - No trial can sign up at school

28/03 Girls tennis - trials 17/03

29/03 Boys tennis - trials 14/03

04/04 Girls Futsal - trials 13/02

05/04 Boys Futsal - trials 15/03

Sport team trials are as follows:

17/03 Waterpolo

22/03 Boys Hockey

23/03 Girls Hockey

Buy a piece of TNIS

We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community's continued support.

We are completing a million-dollar renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque.

$1200 - 1x bleacher row (12 available)

$2700 - 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)

A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.

If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at

Or, to keep it easy:

Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00

Reference: Bleacher

Please notify payment to

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Music Education Centre Music Lessons at TNIS

Instrumental music lessons are available right here at school! Our school partners with the Music Education Centre to offer one-to-one instruction to our students on-site. For busy parents, the convenience of these lessons makes it easier for your child to both have FUN and gain the educational benefits of learning an instrument. In addition to the lessons here at school, the Music Education Centre offers a wide variety of instruments through its centres outside of school time.

To find out more information or to book lessons here at school or at the centres visit their website and submit your details, or contact them directly by phone on 0800 89 39 39

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

Purchasing School Uniform

TNIS uniform is available from "The U Shop". Please see the details below for contact and location.


PHONE| 09 486 4012


ADDRESS| Unit 10, 54 View Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland, New Zealand


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Junior Rugby Registrations are still open!

There are now more ways than ever to participate in rugby in North Harbour! With new Boys and Girls Non-Contact grades running alongside our contact grades, there is something for everyone.

With an exciting year of rugby ahead, don’t hesitate to sign up to your local club today!

Head to our website to find your club

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Kidz Can Music Company is your local Music School. We are able to offer students the opportunity to learn Violin after school. Lessons are available on a Monday or a Thursday starting at 3.30pm. All lessons are ½ an hour in duration. Private lessons are $27.00 per week. There are limited spaces available.

We are now open for enrolments in term for term One.

For more information regarding times please contact –

Susan Fraser on

410-1506 or 021 378 007

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Brain Play Programme

Brain Play teaches after-school science & technology classes to Kiwi kids aged 5 - 13. Find us in 9 venues across Auckland and online. Topics this term include 3D printing, electronics, coding, animation, STEM experiments & more. Free trials are available for new students. We also run regular events across Auckland, including free events! Make sure to follow us on social media and check the Events page on the website, so you don't miss out. Check out our after-school timetable on our website and use the form to get in touch -
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Girls and Women Football at Birkenhead United AFC would like to offer all girls interested in playing football in 2023 the opportunity to take part in the club Open Training for Year 7 and Year 8 on Friday evenings from Friday 3rd of March to Friday 24th of March at Shepherds Park 4pm – 5.15pm.

Children will be guided and supervised by BUAFC coaching staff , and a member of the BUAFC admin team will record attendance and take details for further communication. Teams will be selected for the winter league throughout the training period, and teams will be based on friends and relevant skills.

On top of that we are keen to promote girls football this year because the 2nd largest sporting event in the world is coming to NZ in July 2023. Birkenhead United will be the official training venue for the ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM in their FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP campaign 2023.

This is a great opportunity for children to see professional female athletes up close and forge memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

To register your interest in attending please email

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If you love the water and are eager to give paddling a go then we would love to hear from you! Kayaking is a great sport to get into. It offers low impact, all levels of intensity, accessibility for all ages and abilities and a friendly family culture. From social to competitive, there is something for everyone!

How do I get started? It’s really easy to get involved. North Shore Canoe Club is delivering the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited "Try Learn Explore" Paddling Programme.

Our next round of courses will begin in February 2023 and run for the duration of the First Term of the school calendar.

We will have Adult (18 years and over), Youth (10-17 years) courses available. The adult courses are 4 x 1 hour sessions over 4 weeks and the youth courses are 8 x 1 hour sessions over 8 weeks.

These courses introduce you to paddling and teach you the skills to paddle effectively and safely. It is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages ("Try" and "Learn") of Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited paddling programme and is delivered by CRNZ accredited coaches and assistant coaches. By the end of one of these courses you should be at the level where you can consider joining the North Shore Canoe Club and continuing to paddle in one of our Development Squads and if you are in Year 7 and 8 at Intermediate you can consider registering through your school for Canoeing at the 2023 Zespri AIMS Games School Sporting Championships!



North Shore Canoe Club Secretary/Administrator



Instagram: northshorecanoeclub

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Enter code: NSCCMembers

Mobile: 0211320818

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Northern School of Performing Arts is your one stop performing arts shop, located on the Hibiscus Coast and Takapuna.

Our Classes are suitable for students 3years to adults. Classes include Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial, Singing, Guitar, Acting and of course Musical Theatre.

We teach social classes, examination work have performance opportunities and competitions work.

Join our studio and be inspired by trained and passionate teachers.

Contact us today

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