TNIS Panui Wiki 5, Wā Kura 4 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 4

Week 6

22/11 - Nth.Harbour Athletics Zone Day

23/11 - Boys Beach Volleyball

23/11 - Incoming 2023 year 7 Orientation Day

Week 7

28/11 - Epic Enviro Group trip. Takapuna Beach.

29/11 - Futsal Auckland Champs Yr 8 Boys

30/11 - Girls Beach Volleyball

Week 9

13/12 - Prizegiving at WGHS 12.00 -2.00pm

14/12 - School Picnic Day

15/12 - Last Day/School ends 12.00 pm

Term Dates 2022

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December (half day)


Tuesday 31 January - Interview Day

Wednesday 1 February - First Full Day of School


Kia ora e te whānau,

It is hard to believe that we have less than four weeks to go until the end of the school year. It is really important learners continue to keep standards high with their uniform, arriving to school promptly and showing the TNIS WAY at all times in school.

Unfortunately, we have noticed some learners are not meeting our uniform expectations, in particular, sandals and socks. This is not acceptable at TNIS. Learners are welcome to wear black sandals with a back strap; however, no sandals and socks, please.

Year 8 PYP Exhibition: It was fantastic to see so many families visit the Year 8 PYP exhibition last Thursday evening. The quality of work on display and the enthusiasm of learners were excellent. I would like to acknowledge the support of our teaching team to ensure our learners were supported throughout their exhibition work. We are incredibly lucky to have such highly competent and hardworking teachers at TNIS.

School Hall Retractable Seating: A HUGE Thanks to those families who have generously contributed to our school hall upgrade. If you would like to purchase a bleacher seat, please see the information below.

Have a great weekend.

Kotahi karihi nāna ko te wao tapu nui a Tāne- The creation of the forests of Tāne comes from one kernel. (Starting small leads to growth).

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

Zane Wilson

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Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023

TNIS is looking for Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023. Kaiārahi/School Leadership positions are open to ANY current Year 7 learners.

The Kaiārahi/School Leaders' role is to represent the learners of TNIS at events within the school and wider community, work with the Staff and Senior Leadership Team of TNIS to ensure that learners' ideas and views are understood and model 'The TNIS Way'.

Interested learners should follow THIS LINK and read it carefully before applying.

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

PE and Sport Roundup

It's been a super busy time for Sports with Athletics Day recently held onsite! The Sports Roundup is available for viewing. Please follow THIS LINK.

New Drinking Fountains!

We are very excited that our new fabulous drinking fountains have arrived! They are bright and colourful and have bottle fillers and will certainly quench our thirst.

We can’t wait for them to be installed in the coming weeks.

A huge Thanks to “The Four Winds Foundation” who have contributed to the cost of our new fountains.

Exhibition Round Up

Last Thursday night TNIS hosted the Year 8 Exhibition. This is an annual event where our year 8 learners showcase their knowledge of inquiry learning, understanding of the IB framework and passion for an issue they have taken action for. It was an amazing night with many families, friends and classmates showing up to share their support and listen to the exceptional breadth of learning on display.
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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

Arrival and Leaving School Grounds

Ideally, learners should arrive at school no earlier than 8am and by 8:30am. They must leave the school grounds by 3:15pm unless they are taking part in an extra-curricular activity. Staff are unable to provide supervision for learners before 8am or after 3:15pm.

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

Uniform Reminder

Learners are now wearing their full school uniform to and from school. Learners will change into and out of their PE uniform at school. It has been great to see our learners proudly wearing their uniforms correctly.

In particular, we would appreciate your support in checking that your child is wearing:

  • PLAIN BLACK SHOES (these may have a white sole but no other white or coloured logos or markings).
  • Navy blue or black socks (no other colours). These can be any length. They must have NO logos

The uniform guidelines are set out below and available on our school website.

School Uniform Guidelines:

Learners ensure that they:
- wear their uniform correctly and with pride.
- bring their PE uniform to school for PE, Fitness and sports practices.
- wear shoes that are plain black - any logos must be black (not white or any other colour).

- All black trainers with white soles are acceptable.
- wear navy blue or black socks (no other colours). These can be any length.
- wear the TNIS school jacket during the school day but have the option to wear their own jacket to and from school (not non-uniform sweatshirts or hoodies).
- wear their full school uniform to and from school each day.
- always tie their shoulder-length or longer hair up.
- wear small plain earrings if they wish. Other jewellery of religious or cultural significance is allowed on a case-by-case basis with the permission of a Deputy Principal.
- wear the navy school bucket hat or cap every time they go outside in Term 1 and Term 4. (No other hats please).

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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Breakthrough to Family Success: Parenting Teens with Love

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Are you concerned about your child’s development, engagement in learning, behaviour or Anxiety?

Are you concerned about your child’s development, engagement in learning, behaviour or Anxiety?


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Other services include Triple P Fearless Anxiety Programme Facilitation for families with an anxious child and Cool Kids Anxiety Program for parents and individual children and Professional Development for teachers.

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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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