TNIS Newsletter Week 9, Term 4

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Important Dates

Week 9: 07/12 - 11/12

  • 09/12 - Year 8 Leavers Assemblies, School Hall (Please see further information below in "Reminders")
  • 09/12 - End of Year Social/Disco - 7pm - 9pm, School Auditorium
  • 11/12 - Prizegiving 12pm - 2pm, WBHS Auditorium

Week 10: 14/12 - 15/12

  • 14/12 - Picnic Day - Whole School, Narrowneck Beach
  • 14/12 - End of year Class and Specialist Reports emailed to caregivers
  • 15/12 - School finishes at 12pm

Principal's Message

Kia ora Parents and Whānau.

The last few days of any school year are always a celebration of our year of learning. Although 2020 has had its difficult moments, we have still achieved some amazing success in all areas. Congratulations to our learners on their achievements and a huge thanks to the staff and whānau who have supported them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the learners, staff, and Board of Trustees on a fantastic year. We look forward to celebrating with you at our Year 8 Leavers Assemblies on Wednesday and Prizegiving on Friday. We hope you are able to join us at these celebrations.

I would like to make a special mention to the staff that are leaving this year - Daisy Fletcher, Sandra Kurvink, Helen Reed, Jenny Lai and Anna Dokter. Thank you for all of your enthusiasm, hard work and innovation. We wish you all the best in your new adventures, the challenges and personal growth that they will bring.

Ngā mihi nui,


Year 8 Farewell Assemblies - Wednesday 9 December, School Auditorium


  • 9:15am: Kōwhai - Rāta - Rimu PLEASE BE SEATED BY 9:15am

  • 11:15am: Tōtara - Mānuka PLEASE BE SEATED BY 11:15am

Our Year 8 Farewell assemblies are a celebration of our Year 8s' TNIS experience over the past two years. We welcome whānau to share this special time with us. Due to space restrictions in our school auditorium, we ask that you please limit your number of whānau to two.

School Social - Wednesday 9 December 7pm - 9pm, School Auditorium

Our end of year social "Aurora Above" is happening tomorrow, 7pm - 9pm.
Tickets are $5 and are available until 11am tomorrow through Kindo under "School Events and Sales". They will be distributed to learners in class.
There will be limited door sales but they will not be eligible for spot prizes.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening - please bring coins! There will be a live DJ.
Doors open at 7pm. Learners must be picked up in person by a parent/caregiver from the school hall at 9pm. Learners will not be allowed to leave the hall unless they are with a parent/caregiver.

Prize Giving 2020 - Friday 11 December, Westlake Boys High School Auditorium

All parents and whānau are invited to join us at our school prizegiving on Friday 11th December from 12pm - 2pm at Westlake Boys High School Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there.


Picnic Day - Monday 14 December - Woodall Park, Narrowneck Beach

The whole school will be going by bus to and from Woodall Park on Monday 14 December. We will be there from 9.30am - 2.15pm.
Learners can wear sun-smart mufti clothing to and from school on this day. They also need a hat, suitable footwear, a lunch and a big drink bottle. They can bring their togs and towel if they want to swim.
Mr Whippy will be selling icecreams at the park between 10.00am and 12.30pm. If learners want to buy any icecreams, they need to bring cash with them please. There is no other opportunity to purchase any food at the park.
During the day, each team will go across the road to the beach for 45mins. They can swim if they want to. We would appreciate offers of help to supervise the swimming please. Please contact your child's teacher if you can help.
Swimming Schedule
Kowhai 10:15am
Manuka 11:00am
Rimu 11:45am
Rata 12:30pm
Totara 1:15pm
If the weather is not suitable on Monday for the picnic, the learners can still wear their mufti clothing to school.


School Cafe Closures

The School Cafe will be closed on the following dates:

  • Friday 11 December (open for morning tea only)
  • Monday 14 December
  • Tuesday 15 December

Year 8 - Donation of good second-hand uniform

We would be very grateful for any donations of clean and tidy uniform items from our Year 8s.

If you are able to donate some uniform items, please ask your child to bring it to the Food Technology Room on Tuesday morning 15 December. Your child can wear mufti on this day if you are donating uniform.

School 2021

The first day of school for all learners is Tuesday 2nd February. Each learner and their parents will book a 10-minute interview with their new classroom teacher. Learners may wear mufti to this interview. The first full day of school is Wednesday 3 February commencing at 8.45 am. Learners can go straight to their classroom on this day.

A letter with more detail will be sent to you in late January.

Community News

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North Shore Youth Music Auditions

North Shore Youth Music is a community organisation, which runs a variety of orchestras and choirs for young people. Applications are now being accepted for 2021, and auditions will be held on Wednesday 16th December. See for an application form.


Stringalongs (5 - 8yrs), Junior Orchestra (9 - 13yrs), Youth Orchestra (14+yrs)


Songsters (5 - 8yrs), Children's Choir (9 - 13yrs), Con Brio Choir (10 - 16yrs), Resound (14+yrs)

See poster below for more details.

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