TNIS Newsletter Wk 1, Term 2 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


Week 1: 04/05 - 07/05

  • 04/05 - May the 4th be with you
  • 06/05 - Orienteering Zone Day

Week 2: 10/05 - 14/05

  • 11/05 - Year 7 Boys Football Zone Day
  • 11/05 - Y7 Netball begins
  • 11/05 - Hockey begins
  • 12/05 - Year 8 Boys Football Zone Day
  • 13/05 - Year 8 Netball begins
  • 14/05 - TNIS Talent Show

Week 3: 17/05 - 21/05 BULLY FREE NZ WEEK

  • 18/05 - International Learners Sports Day
  • 18/05 - Hui, 6:30pm in the School Library (information to be sent out later this week)
  • 21/05 - Pink Shirt Day
  • 21/05 - Lit Quiz Competition @ St Cuthbert's

Week 4: 24/05 - 28/05

  • 26/05 - Māori and Pasifika Learners' Day
  • 26/05 - Squash Zone Day

Week 5: 31/05 - 04/06

  • 31/05 - Y7 Girls Football Zone Day
  • 01/06 - Y8 Girls Football Zone Day
  • 03/06 - HPV Vaccinations Y8

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 Message

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,

Welcome back to Term 2. We are looking forward to a settled, focused term. A warm welcome also to Moana Jarden-Osborne who joins us as the teacher in Room 18, Totara Team. We look forward to Moana joining our whānau and the strengths that she will bring to our school.

Thank you for your support of the staff professional learning programme this week. On Monday we reviewed our strategic and Kahui Ako goals. We also spent some time working collaboratively on learner agency with Nikki Urlich from Core Education.

On Friday 4 June we will have our second of three Teacher Only Days this year. This day was planned for 2020 but was postponed due to Covid. We will work collaboratively with the staff from our local Kāhui Ako schools - WGHS, WBHS, Milford, Forrest Hill, Sunnybrae, Takapuna, Sunnynook, Wairau Intermediate. The focus for this day is planning, promoting, and supporting Wellbeing across our schools with a strong focus on continuing to develop and strengthen the wellbeing of learners and our community.

Ngā mihi nui,


Ako Update

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International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

At TNIS we empower IB learners through our Primary Years Programme (PYP) to strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.

As part of our partnership with The Resilience Project this month there is a focus on practicing empathy and kindness. Please find below the Parent/Carer Support link

Did you know? The number three is considered the number of harmony, wisdom, and understanding. Or at least it was in the 1960s…..

80+ years later, we would love to share our third instalment of PROJECT+ (Project Plus) with you all in the hope it provides some GEM-related wisdom! We have also included a range of activities that can be used to commemorate ANZAC day on the 25th April.

The third edition of PROJECT+ and the necessary links can be found below.

Parent/Carer Support

Practicing Empathy (Click HERE to view)

  • Recommended implementation: Watch the video with your family and create a kindness challenge over a week, month or year!

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Thanks for all of your support last term. We noticed that a number of learners arrived at school on Monday. Please ensure that you have downloaded the school app which is our main form of communication.

School App

The school app is our main form of communication. Go to the Apple or Android App stores and search

“SchoolAppsNZ” to download the app. Then search “Takapuna Normal Intermediate School to find our school app. Any emergency notifications will be made via this app. Therefore, it is most important that you download and start using the app as soon as possible.

Daily Notices

The Daily Notices Google Doc is the best place to find out what is happening at TNIS on a daily basis. Details of activities and how and when to sign up are included here throughout the year.


Fortnightly newsletters are available via the app and the school website. They contain school information regarding upcoming events and also celebrate the successes of our learners.

School Website

Our school website is where you find information about TNIS. It also contains the school calendar, which is live and updated with important school events. Clicking on an event will reveal further details.


More timely than the newsletter, the school Facebook page is often updated daily with happenings at TNIS.

School News

ANZAC Day Takapuna Service

On the morning of the 25th of April, nine of the school leaders represented TNIS at the Takapuna ANZAC Service. They laid a wreath on behalf of our school.


TNIS Opportunities 2021

The start of a new term is a good time to join in with some of the extra-curricular and after-school activities on offer at our school. Please look through the slideshow via the link below with your child and click on the "sign-up" links to register your child's interest.


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.

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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BOOST PROGRAMME - Tania Dalton Foundation


3 Days, 9 Different Sports and Physical Activities

We really want those girls who may not play sport or exercise regularly but are keen to give it go! See the flyer below for more information.

Thursday 22nd April, Friday 23rd April and Friday 30th April: 9am – 2.30pm



For application form :

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