TNIS Panui Wiki 7, Wā Kura 2 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

Important Dates

Term 2

Week 8

20/06 - Team Cross Country Competition (Wks 9 and 10)

21/06 - Table Tennis Zone Day

22/06 - Matariki celebration at school at 6.45am

24/06 - Matariki Public Holiday (School Closed)

Week 9

29/06 - Talent Show

30/06 - Water Polo Zone Day

30/06 - 01/07 - International Culture and Language Week begins

Week 10

04/07 - 08/07 - Sports Camp at Matamata

06/07 - Year 7 2023 Enrolment Information Evening

04/07 - 06/07 - International Culture and Language Week

Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 February - Thursday 14 April

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December


Tuesday 31 January - Interview Day

Wednesday 1 February - First Full Day of School

Teacher Only Days

  • Monday 29 August
  • Tuesday 30 August


Kia ora e te whānau,

Since our last newsletter, TNIS has been abuzz with activity, quality learning programmes, inquiring minds, sports tournaments, and student leaders driving well-being, cultural, environmental and sports schoolwide.

Property Update: The upgrades of Rooms 1-4 is progressing at a rapid pace and we are excited to be able to use these spaces once again for our learners at the beginning of Term 3. In Term 3 the school auditorium, music room and toilet block will have a major upgrade. Once completed we will have modern and multi-space facilities for our learners.

Moving forward into Term 3 and 4 we will be doing a large amount of painting around the school including repainting the basketball courts, four square spaces and we are hoping to secure extra funding to astroturf both netball courts and install new modern drinking fountains.

Covid Cases: We have been lucky to see a decline in Covid-19 cases over the last fortnight amongst students and staff, in saying this we continue to remain vigilant with our Orange level settings. We strongly encourage all students to wear face masks while in the classroom. As an extra layer of protection, the Board of Trustees has purchased 36 air purifiers for all classrooms, specialist rooms, learning spaces, staffroom and administration block. We are very grateful to the school board for this significant financial contribution to ensure everyone is safe.

Parent Survey: Thank you to those of you who have filled in this short survey, if you have not completed it, we encourage you to fill this in here. Your thoughts are very useful as we plan for the remainder of 2022 and 2023’s strategic planning.

Board Elections: Board elections, please take the time to read the information further on in this newsletter regarding the September Board elections.

Winter Weather: As the winter weather fast approaches it is a timely reminder to ensure that your child is prepared for the wet and cold months ahead. It is important to send your child to school every day with a raincoat in their bags as well as an umbrella and a school jacket, jumper or hoodie.The Auckland weather is very changeable and the temperature fluctuates dramatically during the day, please be prepared!

Teacher Only Days: As an International Baccalaureate PYP school, we invest heavily in ongoing professional development for our staff to ensure they are up to date with the best teaching practices and to achieve the best possible outcomes for our learners. On Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August school will be closed as we are having two days of PYP professional development with Milford Primary School. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Matariki Celebrations: Next week 20th-24th June we will be celebrating Matariki with a variety of activities. We encourage you to join us for a Matariki breakfast at 6:45am on Wednesday 22nd June. A reminder that school is closed on Friday 24th June as it is a public holiday.

Noho pai, tiaki i a koutou ano (stay well and look after yourselves)

Zane Wilson - Principal

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Westlake Boys High School will host their annual Information Evening on the 4th of August with a 6pm start. There is no need to register for this event. We will have our in zone Year 9 enrolment interviews on the 10th of August and out of zone and priority interviews on the 16th and 17th of August 2022. Online enrolment applications will only be available from 8am on the 1st of July 2022. For further information regarding enrolments please visit the school website or our Facebook page.

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Sport update at TNIS

Here is your TNIS sports roundup for the last couple of weeks:

TNIS Mātariki Celebration

Mātariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar that marks the start of the Māori New Year. Signified by the Mātariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky. This is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead.

TNIS warmly invites you to celebrate Mātariki with us on Wednesday in week 8 at 6:45 AM in our auditorium. We will have kai (porridge and sausages), share stories, and our Kapa Haka will perform.

Boostrix Immunisation Yr 7

The Waitemata District Health Board offers the Boostrix immunisation at school for all Year 7 learners. This immunisation protects against infection from tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. Your child recently brought home a consent/non-consent form for you to complete.
Please can you fill in this form and return it to your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible?

Seeking Parent help for International Culture and Language Week activities - T2 2022

This term TNIS has a focus on teaching a variety of languages and complimented with an element of culture and tradition. Towards the end of the term (30/6-6/7) we will have an “International Week’ of activities to celebrate the languages and cultural diversity at TNIS. We would like for these activities to represent as many different cultural backgrounds and bring a greater sense of ethnic awareness to our learners. Each activity will have its own lunchtime slot and go for approximately 30 minutes of the break.

This is where I need your help. Do you, or someone in your family, have any kind of cultural or traditional demonstration/performance (craft, hobby, game, skill, talent or passion) that you would be able to share with us? If so, that would be amazing as we would appreciate you joining us and sharing with our learners.

Any questions, please ask.

Please provide your name, best contact, the activity you can provide and your preferred day(s).

Kind regards,

Leanna Elmes

Coordinator of International Week


International Department

Or you can contact your child’s classroom teacher.


Korean version

친애하는 부모님 및 보호자 여러분,

TNIS에서는 이번 텀에 다양한 제2 외국어 학습과 아울러 세계 여러 나라의 문화와 전통에 대해 배우고 있습니다.

2텀을 마무리하며 TNIS 커뮤니티의 언어와 문화적 다양성을 기념하는 "International week (30/Jun -6/Jul)” 가 예정되어 있습니다.

우리는 이러한 활동을 통해 학생들이 다양한 문화에 대해 배우고 민족적 인식과 존중감을 갖게 되기를 바랍니다.

점심 시간을 이용하여 학생들이 배우거나 즐길 수 있는 특별 활동을 계획하고 있습니다. 각 활동마다 30분정도씩 시간표를 짜서 운영할 것입니다.

이 행사를 위해 학부모 여러분의 도움이 꼭 필요합니다. 학부모님 또는 지인이나 가족 중 누군가가 학교에 방문하셔서 공유할 수 있는 문화적 또는 전통적 시연/공연

(공예, 취미, 게임, 기술, 재능 또는 열정)이 있습니까? 그렇다면 이번 기회를 통해 여러분의 재능을 기부해주시면 감사하겠습니다.

궁금한 사항은 언제든지 질문해 주십시오.

(한국어로 문의하셔도 좋습니다)

참가자 이름, 연락처 (폰, 이메일), 가능한 활동 및 원하는 날짜를 알려주세요.

이 메일에 답해주시거나 자녀의 담임선생님께 연락 하셔도 좋습니다.

많은 분들의 참여를 기대합니다. 감사합니다.


Japanese version



2タムを終え、TNISコミュニティの言語と文化的多様性を記念する「International week (30/Jun -6/Jul)」が予定されています。



このイベントには 皆さんの助けが必要です。






多くの方々の参加をお待ちしております。 よろしくお願いします。




为结束第二学期还有庆祝 TNIS 社区的语言和文化多样性,计划了“InternationalWeek (30/Jun -6/Jul)”。


我们利用午休时间计划特殊活动,供学生学习和享受。每项活动将安排运行约 30 分钟。









An AUT researcher would like learners' help with a survey that looks at young adolescents' thoughts about environmental issues. Please look at this PDF for more information.

TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal

Please click on the picture below to explore our Wellbeing Parent Portal for tips on how to support your child's wellbeing. Click on the "Parent Portal" link at the top right of the Home page. This portal is updated fortnightly, so please return to the site every couple of weeks for new tips.

Ministry of Education Survey

This survey is to support the preparation for changes to schools’ planning and reporting, as legislated in the Education and Training Act 2020, that come into effect on 1 January 2023.

Instead of a charter, schools and kura must publish a three-year Strategic Plan, an Annual Implementation Plan, and an Annual Report. Schools and kura must work in partnership with their communities to develop their plans so they reflect local needs and priorities.

The Ministry of Education is undertaking initial engagement and consultation with school communities. Your views will help decide what should become compulsory as regulations versus what should be guidance only, so that strategic plans are flexible enough to meet local needs.

Please click on the link below if you would like to take part in the survey,

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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.

Boostrix and HPV Immunisations

Itinerant Music Lessons

Uniform Reminder

This term we are at Orange setting. Learners are now wearing their full school uniform to and from school. At Orange, they 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.

The uniform guidelines are set out below and are also 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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Please note that the U shop is open for two days in the second week of the school holidays:

Thursday, 28th April: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday, 30th April: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Homestay required

A group of short-term learners will be visiting TNIS for three weeks, from the 31st of July to the 19th of August. We need a space for two students that can stay in a room together, and you’ll be compensated $450 per week.

We also have some learners who will stay for seven weeks, so please consider this if you can host more than three weeks. For hosting one learner, you’ll be compensated $320 per week.

During school days, you’ll need to drop your learner at school in the morning, and the agent will drop them off around 6 pm after two hours of after-school class from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They will have a group trip every Saturday.

A Police Vetting of an adult over 18 could be required.

A homestay learner is a great chance to share different cultures and widen your child’s worldview.

Any families interested in hosting the visitors, please contact:

Saint Edu: Vincent An (021 0272 2746, text)


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.

Children’s Autism Workshops

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Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting

Course Two

The second Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting course is the one starting in Term 3 on Wednesday 24 August 2022. This Online course is also a six-week course, run on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm.

The dates for this Online course are:

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Wednesday 31 August 2022

Wednesday 07 September 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022

Wednesday 21 September 2022

Wednesday 28 September 2022

Please see the following website link for further information, or to register:

Feel free to explore our website: which has many articles and lots of information about ADHD. For anyone on Facebook, there are private Facebook groups for “Adults with ADHD”, and “Parents of Children with ADHD”, which some may find useful and supportive. They are certainly great places to get recommendations and personal experiences.

Music Education Centre

“Do you want your child to learn a musical instrument but find it difficult to make time after school? Convenient Music lessons available here at school.

The Music Education Centre offers students specialist instrumental music lessons here on the school grounds each week. Lessons are suitable for all students and can be arranged directly with the Music Education Centre.

Please follow the link - to find out more information about lesson fees and to enrol your child.

There are limited spaces still available for new students to start in Term Two. If you have any other questions about the programme, it is best to contact the Music Education Centre directly on 0800 89 39 39.

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