TNIS Panui Wiki 9, Wā Kura 3 2021
Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna
Week 6: 30/08 - 02/09
- 31/08 - Auckland Champs Boys Netball Zone Day CANCELLED
- 31/08 - ICAS Maths. 9am POSTPONED TBA
- 31/08 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium TBA
- 01/09 - Rippa Zone Day CANCELLED
- 01/09 - Showcase Performance. 7pm, Auditorium TBA
- 02/09 - Team and Group Photographs POSTPONED TBA
- 02/09 - North Shore Rehu Tai Oral Language and Speech Competition CANCELLED
Week 7: 06/09 - 10/09 AIMS Games Week CANCELLED and Tongan Language Week
- 09/09 - Fono. 6:30 - 7:30pm, Library POSTPONED TBA
- Music Assembly CANCELLED
Week 8: 13/09 - 17/09 Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)
- 16/09 - St John Ambulance Fundraiser. Non-Uniform Day POSTPONED TBA
- 16/09 - Music Assembly CANCELLED
Week 9: 20/09 - 24/09 Mental Health Awareness Week
- 21/09 - John Meeske: Resilience Parent Information Evening. 6:30pm - 7:30pm POSTPONED TBA
- 23/09 - School Social 7pm - 9pm POSTPONED TBA
Week 10: 27/09 - 01/10
- 29/09 - Girls Volleyball Zone Day CANCELLED
- 30/09 - Boys Volleyball Zone Day CANCELLED
Term Dates 2021
Mon 2 February - Fri 16 April
Mon 3 May- Fri 9 July
Mon 26 July - Fri 1 October
Mon 18 October - Tues 14 December
Kia ora Parents and Whānau,
Thanks for your ongoing support of teachers and learners over the last few weeks. Tomorrow we will be back in Alert Level Three with a very small number of learners at school. Thanks for your support in keeping your children home until the end of term.
Next week is National Mental Health Awareness Week. Please encourage our learners to take some time to connect with family and friends. TNIS teachers will be highlighting extra wellbeing and mental health awareness activities in conjunction with a reduced amount of classwork.
This reflection was shared with me last week. I thought you might enjoy reading it.
What If Instead of Being Behind, our Learners are Ahead after our Lockdown Life?
What if instead of falling behind, our learners are advanced?
What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connections, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read and express themselves?
What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyards and decks, sitting near a window in the quiet?
What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower?
What if our learners are the ones to learn to cook, organise their space, do their laundry and help keep a well run home?
What if they learn to stretch a dollar and live with less?
What if they learn to plan shopping trips and make meals at home?
What if they learn the difference between want and need?
What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good in sharing the small delights of every day?
What if they are the ones who place great value on their teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, healthcare workers... just to name a few who are taking care of us right now while we are sheltered at home?
What if among these learners a great leader emerges who has the benefit of a slower pace and simpler life to truly learn what really matters in life?
What if our learners are ahead?
- Jaime Ragsdale
Ngā mihi nui,
Ministry of Education message Alert level restrictions: tips for parents from Dr Hinemoa Elder and Nathan Wallis
We have heard that many parents and whānau are feeling anxious about their children’s behaviour and routine changes through alert level changes and extended alert level restrictions.
Thank you for sharing these concerns – in response, we asked Dr Hinemoa Elder (child adolescent psychiatrist) and Nathan Wallis (neuroscience educator) for some tips and advice.
In the video we’ve made, they describe what parents can do if they have concerns.
You can share the video with your school community through your school’s website, Facebook, newsletter or send it via email.
If parents are still concerned their tamariki aren’t coping, it’s important to remind them to reach out and talk with a health professional. There’s lot of support, information and help available.
Connection: Connect with Family and Friends
Kotahitanga: Reflecting on and being grateful for what we have.
Assembly Week 9 - The Gratitude Edition
The top 40% made it to round 2, and two TNIS learners, Blake (Room 13) and Oscar (Room 4) made it this far. T
Round 2 was to build a marble run with points for different parts, both Blake and Oscar's builds were showcased and they have both made it into the Grand Finale. Only 19 teams from across the country have made it through and only 12 from Auckland so we think it is amazing 2 are from TNIS (that we know of).
The boys now both have 2 weeks to create the final piece.
Blake's Bridge was 501cm long!
School News and Information
Agencies to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing
What’s Up http://www.whatsup.co.nz
It’s a free phone and online chat counselling service for ages between 5 and 19 within New Zealand.
No bookings are necessary as young people are encouraged to contact when it is the right time for them. They are in complete control of the call or chat and can disconnect whenever they choose.
This may mean that they do have to wait until a counsellor is available. There are between 2 and 5 counsellors on at any one time but they may be busy, the young person may wait in the queue or reconnect later.
Wellbeing groups online (adults only) - two new groups starting next week.
‘Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing’ starting next week.
These free online groups are an excellent opportunity to learn valuable skills and tools to alleviate stress during challenging times.
Two groups are available:
Starts Monday 20th September, 6:30pm-8:00pm (five week duration)
Starts Tuesday 21st September, 10:30am-12:00pm (five week duration)
Group Overview: Managing Stress for Positive Wellbeing
This online Zoom group focuses on recognising challenging thoughts/emotions and regaining a sense of wellbeing.
Learn and develop positive coping strategies, tools and techniques to manage stress and improve your self-care.
Facilitator: Maria Thorndyke (Dip Person Centred, Dip Sach Hyp, Psych/Hyp & NLP, MICPMNZAC)
To register or for more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovering Resilience – Live Webinar with Hugh Van Cuylenburg
Looking after the mental health of our children is more important now than ever before.
Join Hugh van Cuylenburg, founder of The Resilience Project, as he unpacks the research on mental health and breaks it down into simple tips to support the wellbeing of parents/carers and their children.
A best selling author and co-host of popular podcast, the imperfects, Hugh has partnered with elite sports teams, 1000+ schools and 500+ workplaces, teaching simple and practical mental health strategies.
(Note: All people that register will be sent a link to the event on the day of the presentation.)
Due to Alert Level settings, the remainder of the North Harbour Netball season has been cancelled. On another note, there is a possibility of a Spring league. Please see below:
Intermediate and College Spring Leagues
Wednesdays - 27th October to 1st December
Venue: Netball North Harbour Courts (All 7-aside leagues are played outside)
Length: 6 weeks
Registration close date: 20th October for Primary, Intermediate, College and ClubCost: $140.00 for all leagues (unless stated below)
Year 9 Enrolments for 2022
STEAM @ WGHS Applications Now Open
APPLY FOR STEAM IN 2022 HERE
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org. Or text/call on 021 2221456.