TNIS Newsletter Week 8, Term 1 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates



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


Week 1: 03/05 - 07/05

  • 03/05 - Teacher Only Day (SCHOOL CLOSED TO LEARNERS)

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

Korero a te Tumuaki

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,

Last week I spent two fantastic days at Camp Raglan with Rimu and Tōtara teams. Camp is an awesome experience for our learners. We feel very grateful that we have managed to participate in our planned EOTC (Education Outside Of the Classroom) experiences at this time. This week two more teams are enjoying the Camp Raglan experience with our final team attending next week.

On behalf of our learners, whānau, and staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our parent volunteers for their support and mahi.

A huge thanks also to our fabulous staff for their manaakitanga, energy, and enthusiasm.

Ngā mihi nui,


Ako Update

Primary Years Programme (PYP) - How The World Works

Our current Unit of Inquiry, How the World Works, is based around energy and how this is transferred. The central idea is 'Energy may be converted, transferred, and used to support humankind to do work.'

This week we have been challenged to think like scientists by the team from Science In A Van. The roadshow experience provides our learners with a fun, interactive, and memorable ways to see, teach and engage with science.

Is it a theatre show? Is it a science lesson? It's both!

School News - Purongo O Te Kura

Safety At TNIS

We take the safety of your children very seriously and do our very best to prevent accidents and incidents. We ask that you support us by working collaboratively to provide a safe and secure, physical and emotional environment for your children.

Road Safety

  • The designated drop-off zone at the Northcote Road entrance should only be used when collecting or dropping children off and the driver remains in the vehicle.
  • Please ensure that you respect the times that the Northcote Road gate is closed (2:45pm - 3:15pm). This is to ensure the safety of our learners who catch the school buses coming through our Northcote Road entrance.
  • Always move to the front of the drop-off zone, avoiding frustration for those who are behind you.
  • Learners cycling to school must abide by the rules of the road and wear a helmet and fluoro vest.
  • Cyclists must ride in control at all times and especially when using shared cycle paths
  • Bikes must be walked into and out of the school grounds. After school, learners must walk their bike to the nearest pedestrian crossing and continue to walk their bike until they have reached the other side of the road.

Before and After School Safety

  • Learners must use crossings and gates to enter the school
  • Learners should arrive no earlier than 8am and must leave school grounds by 3:15pm unless they are involved in a sports practice or an organised after-school activity.
  • Once learners arrive at school, they must stay at school. They may not leave the grounds.

Moving Around the School and Playground Safety

  • Learners move around the school safely.
  • Learners only use areas that are permitted.
  • Learners must always have an adult’s permission to leave a classroom.

Emergency Procedures at School

  • Minor accidents are dealt with by staff following TNIS procedures
  • Learners who are injured will be assessed by staff and parents are informed, if deemed necessary
  • A Health and Safety register records accidents and incidents
  • Procedures for Fire, Flooding, Tsunami, Lockdown and Earthquake are in place
  • In case of emergency, parents are contacted via our School App. Information is also made available on our website


  • Cybersafety and digital citizenship is part of the school curriculum for all students
  • All learners must adhere to our cyber safety expectations (see our Learner and Parent Information).
  • Some great information can be found on the Netsafe website

Wellbeing and Emotional Safety

  • Please encourage your children to talk to teachers if they are feeling unhappy at school
  • Encourage your children to support others and be kind and helpful to all
  • Contact the school if extra support is needed


HPV Immunisations - Year 8s with consent

Every Year 8 learner has been given an HPV consent/non-consent form. It is important that you sign either the consent or non-consent form and return it to school as soon as possible please.

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

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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North Shore Rugby

Dear Parents,

North Shore Rugby are running a non-contact "Rippa World Cup" school holiday programme on 19th and 20th April. We're planning a fun filled and action packed couple of days for boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 8 at school. All kids are welcome, regardless of their rugby experience or where they live. Just register your child and we'll put them into a team representing a "country" competing for the cup!

You can find more information in the flyer below and on our website at, where you can also register.

This is an important fundraiser for our Year 8 children's "Leavers" tour before they go to secondary school next year. Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible and please help us spread the word amongst your friends.



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Northern school of performing arts are bringing the full production of 13 A Musical to Sportscave HBC.

As with most theatre this last year it has been pretty tough and as you can imagine the cost to put on these shows is huge so we must sell our tickets!!! We do love it as its all about the students and producing amazing productions for the community. Our creative team has vast amounts of experience within Musical Theatre in New Zealand. Our cast are based all over North Shore and Rodney District.

13 The Musical is a coming of age show following a move from New York City to Smalltown Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his upcoming bar mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. This will be a fringe style show and the cast is made up of our senior students. They will also be accompanied by a live band which will be integrated into the show. Students are learning to perform as well as learning about all aspects of behind the scenes. We are bringing Theatre to the people and making it accessible to everyone.

Tickets available at

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Art Day for children in the holidays (ages 7 - 12 yrs.)

If your child loves drawing and painting they’ll love this one-day workshop with artist Eion Bryant. With step-by-step instruction they will draw then create a vibrant acrylic painting learning tips and techniques along the way. Fun and focused!

VENUE: Beach Haven Community House, April 28th, 10.00am– 3.00pm.

Cost: $55

Bookings:, mob 0211327033 or 0210606641