TNIS Panui Wiki 3, Wā Kura 3 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 3

Week 2

01/08 - Applications open for 2023 enrolments

01/08 - Vision Testing

03/08 - Open Morning for parents and Year 6 learners. 9.00am - 10.15am and

11.30am -12.15pm

03/08 - Learner-Led Conversations 3.20pm - 5.20pm

05/08 - Open Morning for parents and Year 6 learners. 9.00am - 10.15am and

11.30am -12.15pm

Week 3

10/08 - Parent and Teacher Conversations 3.15pm - 5.30pm. At 15min intervals.

08/08 - Boostix Immunisation for Year 7s with consent

Week 5

24/08 - Gymnastics Zone Day

Week 6

29/08 - Teacher Only Day

30/08 - Teacher Only Day

30/08 - Band Quest (Rock Band). Afternoon/Evening

31/08 - Kids Lit Quiz Competition

Week 7

07/09 - Applications for enrolment close.

Week 8

14/09 - Ballot for OOZ enrolments.

Week 9

19/09 - Ballot Confirmation

Week 10

30/09 - Photolife. Team and group photographs

Term Dates 2022

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,

It has been great to have the sun shining this week. The school is buzzing with great learning in classrooms and highly engaged learners. Last week we hosted many parents and children from our contributing schools. Our leaders did a magnificent job showcasing the fantastic happenings at TNIS. I was incredibly proud of our leaders' pride in our school and how articulate they were as they answered the many questions of eager Year 6 learners and their families.

Please continue to check our school website, school app and Facebook for upcoming events in the coming weeks as we have MOTAT trips and numerous interschool sports in the next fortnight.

Learner-Led Conversations: It was exceptionally pleasing to have over 80% attendance from families at Learner-Led Conversations last week. These were an excellent opportunity for the children to share their learning, and we received numerous positive comments from parents.

Auditorium Update: The upgrade of the school auditorium and music area is moving rapidly, and our contractors are on track to have this project completed by mid-December. This upgrade costs $750,000 and combines Ministry of Education and School Board of Trustee funds. At the completion, we will have a tremendous 21st-century multi-purpose space for learners and the wider community. We hope to install 240 retractable seats. We are organising a Mahi-Tahi-A-Thon fundraiser to gain community sponsorship to help contribute to these costs. More information about the Mahi-Tahi-A-Thon is included in this newsletter, and watch out for details in the coming weeks on how your family can sponsor a seat.

Acknowledging our learners' successes: We know that many of our learners are involved in various activities after school and during weekends and have many successes. Please share these successes with us at, as we would love to acknowledge our learners' incredible achievements on Facebook, the newsletter, and our digital board on Northcote Road.

Deputy Principal Appointment- We are pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Milne has been appointed as our new Deputy Principal and will begin this role at the beginning of Term 4. Andrew is a highly experienced educator with 20 years of experience and will be a wonderful addition to TNIS. Andrew has held numerous leadership positions over the years and was the Deputy Principal of Belmont Intermediate from 2015-2019. He then moved to Saudi Arabia with his family for two years and taught at The Kaust School, which ran a PYP curriculum. Andrew is currently a Team Leader at Belmont Intermediate.

We look forward to welcoming Andrew to TNIS in Term 4.

I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful job that Mike Morgan and Nicole Bolton have been doing as Acting Deputy Principals, assisting Sandy Harford and myself over the last two months.

Toitū te whenua whatungarongaro he tangata- The land remains when people have disappeared.

Zane Wilson

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Takapuna Grammar Enrollements for 2023

Enrolments are open for students wishing to attend Takapuna Grammar in 2023.

Please click on the image to view the flyer.

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Coming soon…the TNIS MAHI TAHI-A-THON

With our wharenui renovations well and truly underway, we are starting to look forward to the exciting parts of the project, like choosing our new seating! But first, we need the support of our community to make it all possible.

In week 9 of this term, we will be running our Mahi Tahi-a-thon fundraiser, which will see all TNIS learners participate in various challenges that involve working together to support their personal and collective wellbeing. Keep your eyes peeled for more information. There will be opportunities for families/businesses to donate directly towards the bleachers, or, if your business is interested in sponsoring our school fundraiser, please get in touch:

TNIS Sport Round up! Term 3, Week 3!

It has been a hectic start to the term with multiple zone days and sporting events. Our young athletes have made the school proud with their sportsmanship and effort. Please click on the image to read through our Sport Coordinators Sports round-up!

TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal

Please click on the picture 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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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