TNIS Panui Wiki 7, Wā Kura 3 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates



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
  • 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,

I hope you are all doing well in your bubbles and managing to have some quality family time. I know that I am enjoying spending bonus time with my family as we focus on what is important.

We have had some questions about the remainder of Term 3 and the school holidays.

Our latest information from the Ministry of Education is that they do not anticipate changing the school term dates at this stage. We are expecting to be at Alert Level 3 or 4 until at least the end of next week and potentially until the end of the term. The third term this year is expected to finish on Friday1st October with the first day back to school for Term 4 being 18th October.

Our focus at the moment is Wellbeing (Hauora) for learners, staff and our whānau. Please look after yourselves and your families. It is okay to say NO if things are getting too overwhelming.

Please connect with others and encourage our learners to do the same!

Ngā mihi nui,


Weekly Focus

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Action: Stay active to look after your physical hauora.

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Tangatawhenuatanga: celebrating Tongan Culture! And also... Hauora: Looking after our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others

Assembly Week 7, Term 3 - Tongan Language Week Edition


Primary Years Programme (PYP) Update

We were lucky to be able to start our Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry while still at school, and have spent lockdown focusing on research skills and looking at the different types of Action. Our learners have been challenged to take some sustainable action in their households, and talk to their families about what they can do to help the environment. It has been great to see some of the conversations that have been taking place!

With the uncertainty of lockdowns and alert levels, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Year 8 Exhibition for 2021. However, our Year 8 learners will be given the opportunity to share their learning in the next unit of inquiry with their families in Term 4. Where We Are in Place and Time has a strong focus on migration and the challenges and risks associated with it in the past. This will begin in Week 8, with a range of online and interactive activities being shared with learners in the weeks coming.

THE RESILIENCE PROJECT - Supporting Your Mental Health

So many of us are experiencing challenges right now. Over the last few weeks, we've been sharing some clips of Martin and Hugh where they've opened up about the things they are (and aren't) doing to help their mental health. Not only are the boys wildly different in personality, but so too is their approach to working on their wellbeing.

These tips may or may not work for you but if you're keen to try something new, we hope they provide some inspiration.

Helping my mental health with Martin Heppell
Helping my mental health with Hugh van Cuylenburg

School News and Information

Netball Update

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 Club

Cost: $140.00 for all leagues (unless stated below)

Free Webinars

Healthier Home Learning: A free webinar series for New Zealand families

Click on the flyer below to register for the webinars.


ICAS exams are on hold at this time. New dates for the Science and Maths exams will be shared once we are back at school and able to meet in larger groups.


Year 9 Enrolments for 2022

Our local secondary schools have asked us to remind all Year 8 families about enrolling their children for Year 9 in 2022. Please visit each school's website for more information about out-of-zone and in-zone enrolments.
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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.

STEAM @ WGHS Applications Now Open


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.

Why STEAM is great - Lily Winchester
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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 - 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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