TNIS Newsletter Wk 3, Term 3 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates



Week 3: 09/08 - 13/08

  • 12/08 - Year 7 Boostrix Vaccination
  • 12/08 - Jesters Pies - fundraiser for AIMS
  • 13/08 - Open Morning for Parents and 2022 Year 7 learners (9:15am and 11:30am)

Week 4: 16/08 - 20/08

  • 17/08 - Girls Basket Ball Zone Day
  • 17/08 - APPA Korean Speech Competition
  • 17/08 - ICAS English. 9am
  • 18/08 - Boys Basketball Zone Day
  • 19/08 - APPA Mandarin Speech Competition
  • 20/08 - Book Battle Competition

Week 5: 23/08 - 27/08

  • 23/08 - Cultural/Languages Assembly
  • 24/08 - Auckland Champs Girls Netball Zone Day
  • 25/08 - ICAS Science. 9am
  • 25/08 - BandQuest, Dorothy Winstone Theatre, AGGS
  • 26/08 - Auckland Mathex. 6 - 8pm
  • 26/08 - Oral Language Finals
  • 27/08 - TNIS Speech Final

Week 6: 30/08 - 02/09

  • 31/08 - Auckland Champs Boys Netball Zone Day
  • 31/08 - ICAS Maths. 9am
  • 31/08 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium
  • 01/09 - Rippa Zone Day
  • 01/09 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium
  • 02/09 - Team and Group Photographs
  • 02/09 - North Shore Rehu Tai Oral Language and Speech Competition

Week 7: 06/09 - 10/09 AIMS Games Week and Tongan Language Week

  • 09/09 - Fono. 6:30 - 7:30pm, Library
  • Music Assembly

Week 8: 13/09 - 17/09 Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

  • 16/09 - St John Ambulance Fundraiser. Non-Uniform Day
  • 16/09 - Music Assembly

Week 9: 20/09 - 24/09 Mental Health Awareness Week

  • 21/09 - John Meeske: Resilience Parent Information Evening. 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • 23/09 - School Social 7pm - 9pm

Week 10: 27/09 - 01/10

  • 29/09 - Girls Volleyball Zone Day
  • 30/09 - Boys Volleyball Zone Day

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 Parents and Whānau,

Congratulations to all of our learners for sharing their ako with parents and whānau at Learning Conversations last week. It is fantastic to see our learners speaking so confidently and passionately about their learning at school, their strengths, next goals and aspirations. A huge thanks to all our parents for the mahi you do at home and making the time!

TNIS Student leaders welcomed our potential 2022 Y7 cohort and their whānau into the school this week with an Information Evening and four school tours. It is great to be reminded of all of the amazing opportunities available.

This week we would also like to share our Mid Year 2021 Data with you. We are pleased to report that our learners continue to achieve well against the New Zealand curriculum expectations, despite the lockdowns and tricky times over the last 18 months. Please find this data shared with you below.

Ngā mihi nui,


Weekly Focus

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Connection: Connect and welcome with Year 6 learners visiting our school.

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Whanaungatanga: Let's make our Year 6 visitors welcome at our school.

Ako Update

Mid Year Achievement Data

Reading Mid Year

84% of TNIS learners are achieving at or above expectation in Reading. The TNIS Year 8 cohort at mid-year 2021 is achieving 10.6% higher than at the same point in 2020. This is a significant positive increase.

Writing Mid Year

75% of TNIS learners are achieving at or above expectation in Writing. The TNIS Year 8 cohort at mid-year 2021 is achieving 12% higher than at the same point in 2020. This is a significant positive increase.

Maths Mid Year

85% of TNIS learners are achieving at or above expectation in Maths. The TNIS Year 8 cohort at mid-year 2021 is achieving 2.8% higher than at the same point in 2020.

TNIS continues to achieve well above the achievement rate of New Zealand national curriculum expectations.

School News

On Tuesday evening this week, six of our TNIS school leaders addressed parents of potential 2022 Year 7 learners. They helped give an insight into the workings of TNIS from a learner's point of view. Ewan, Ryan, Chiara, Jun, Diya and Grace spoke confidently and made us all very proud!

Information Evening

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Cultural/Languages Week 23 - 27 August

This is a week of cultural celebration at TNIS. We acknowledge, highlight and celebrate the diversity of our learners along with the many different languages and cultures learners have been focusing on. We have lots of fun activities planned and to kick things off, on Monday 23 August we will hold a cultural/languages assembly. Learners are encouraged to dress in attire that represents their own culture, one that they have been learning about or one they would like to celebrate. More information about the week will be shared next week.

TNIS Presents...Showcase 2021

Tuesday 31 August - Wednesday 1 September

Rehearsals are well underway for what is shaping up to be an entertaining mix of both visual and performing arts. An array of groups will perform on the auditorium stage and there will also be an exhibition of TNIS learners' art in our school library.

You can expect to see:


Jazz Band

Ballroom and Latin dance group

Contemporary/lyrical dance group

Guitar group

Rock Bands

String group

Ukulele group

Kapa Haka

Pasifika group

Sports camp cheer (selected learners)

Drama group

Showcase animations

Visual Art Exhibition (in the Library)

Tickets are available NOW on Kindo. $3 child, $5 adult. Get in quick

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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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Take The Stage 2021

This is a great opportunity for learners to register themselves and perform on the Aotea Centre stage. Please read the Auckland Liv blurb below:

Auckland Live is excited to announce it will be opening the doors to the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre for performers of all ages to Take the Stage on Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 September 2021.

For just two days only, Aucklanders will have the opportunity to perform under the bright lights on the big stage that has previously hosted the likes of Prince, Ed Sheeran, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Norah Jones, Nederlands Dans Theater and more.

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to give it a go, no matter what skill level. Whether you’re a budding musician, a dancer in the making, a fierce kapa haka group, a community choir or you’re just wanting to make your on-stage debut. It’s free to take part in, plus you’ll get to take home a recording of your performance – bonus!

Every performance deserves a supportive audience! So, Auckland Live is inviting the public to come along and experience the great Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre and cheer on the performers – free of charge. The variety of talent is limitless, and you never know, you could be witnessing the next big act of Aotearoa.

Registrations for Take the Stage are now open and close at midnight on Sunday 15 August.


You can find FAQs and further information about the show here in the Performers Information Sheet.

Take the Stage 2021
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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 starting Term 3 - 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.



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