TNIS Panui Wiki 5, Wā Kura 3 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 3

Week 7

05/09 - 09/09 - AIMES Games

07/09 - Applications for enrolment close

07/09 - Voting closes for Board of Trustees

Week 8

12/09 - 18/09 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

14/09 - Ballot for OOZ enrolments.

Week 9

19/09 - Ballot Confirmation

19/09 - School Fundraiser Week

20/09 - The Resilience Project-Parent Information Evening in the Library 6.15-7pm

Week 10

28/09 - North Harbour Girls Volleyball Zone Day

29/09 - North Harbour Boys Volleyball Zone Day

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 (half day)


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,

As we approach the halfway mark of Term 3, school continues to be a busy place. It was great to take learners to MOTAT last week, and they came away with a deeper understanding of the science behind our current Unit of Inquiry. Thank you to those parents who attended these trips; your support is truly appreciated.

We have a large number of learners involved in a variety of sports teams that participate in numerous competitions across the North Shore. The time and effort our parent coaches and managers give to support these teams is appreciated, and these events couldn't take place without you.

AIMS GAMES: In Week 7, 5-9 September, we have over 50 learners attending AIMS Games in Tauranga to participate in team and individual events. AIMS Games is an enormous event, and after a two-year break due to Covid, this will be a fantastic week and experience for our learners. We know they will do TNIS proud. Thank you to Jordan Eckhold-Brown, Dionne Moors and the outstanding coaches, managers and parents attending AIMS and supporting our learners.

SAFETY ON OUR ROADS: Our school is surrounded by several busy roads, and the recent wet weather has been problematic for pick-ups and drop-offs. Just a reminder to please follow basic road rules in and around the school as this will ensure everyone is kept safe.

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS: You would have all received notification from CES regarding Board elections. If you have not yet voted, please take some time to read the candidate profiles. You can vote for up to five parent representatives in this election.

TEACHER ONLY DAYS: A reminder that school is closed on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 August as staff are undertaking professional development.

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

Zane Wilson

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How the World Works Round Up!

Kia ora whanau! We are the mighty Kōwhai team. As you may know, we are nearing the end of our current inquiry, How The World Works (HTWW). Here's a snippet of what we have learned so far. The central idea is, “The properties of matter depend on its chemical composition; and can be changed to impact humankind”. This has been reinforced through our UOI as it is the main topic for our summative task.

If you'd like to know more, please click on the image to read our Round up!

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:

Sport Round Up - Week 5

It has been another fantastic few weeks of sport at TNIS. With Netball coming to an end and some stunning results. Please click on the image to read the full Round-Up!

Tracy Brower: Empathy is the most important leadership skill

Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist and the author of "The Secrets to Happiness at Work" and Bringing Work Life to Bringing Life to Work. She works as an executive advisor to Like|Minded, the MSU Master of Industrial Mathematics Program and Coda Societies

If you want to find out more about her, please click on the image.

Wet Day Drop-off and Pick-ups

With the recent wet weather, everyone using the carpark must follow road and safety rules. If you are dropping off or picking up learners, please drive as far forward as possible and use your indicators. Visually check your surroundings before pulling out and watch for the learners as you do.

Thank you for helping ensure our learners are safe.

School Board Election - Voting Closes 4pm, 7 September

All eligible voters should now have received an email with candidate statements and voting instructions. If we did not have an email address for you, you will have received the same information by post. If you have not received your papers, please get in touch with the returning officer at

Paper votes can be handed in at the school office in the correctly marked and sealed envelope - they can also be mailed, but please allow for postal delays.

Thank you for your support!


Westlake Girls Transition Interviews

At WGHS, we understand first-hand that good parent-school partnerships are the best way to support our students' learning. In Term 3, we encourage parents of students attending WGHS in 2023 who have additional learning and behavioural needs to start this partnership process now. Please consider booking your daughter's enrolment interview with Mrs Julie Mulcahy, the Head of Learning Enhancement at WGHS. This is an opportunity for you as parents and your daughter to share information about learning needs so we can work together to support a successful transition from intermediate to secondary schooling.

I look forward to meeting our new families and students so we can ensure every student at Westlake is supported, present, participating, learning and belonging in 2023. Please use the following email address and specify that you want to make an appointment with Julie Mulcahy. This meeting will be for 30mins.

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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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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2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.


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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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