TNIS Panui Wiki 7, Wā Kura 3 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 3

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 - TNIS Mahi Tahi-A-Thon! Fundraiser week.

20/09 - The Resilience Project-Parent Information Evening in the Library 6.15-7.00 pm

Week 10

26/10 - Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, School Closed

28/09 - North Harbour Girls Volleyball Zone Day

29/09 - North Harbour Boys Volleyball Zone Day

30/09 - Photolife. Team and group photographs

Term 4

Week 2

24/10 - Labour Day/Public Holiday

Week 3

1/11 - Touch Zone Day

2/11 - Dance Sport

Week 4

8/11 - Badminton Girls Zone Day

9/11 - Badminton Boys Zone Day

10/11 - TNIS PYP Exhibition Day

11/11 - Athletics Zone Day

12/11 - Lit Quiz National Competition

Week 5

14/11 - Golf Zone Day

Week 6

22/11 - Girls Beach Volleyball

23/11 - Boys Beach Volleyball

Week 7

28/11 - Yachting Zone Day

Week 9

13/12 - Prizegiving at WGHS 12.00 -2.00pm

15/12 - Last Day/School ends 12.00 pm

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


Kia ora e te whānau,

It has been fantastic to see the sunshine this week and fully use our fields again after a long wet winter. The school continues to be buzzing with lots of activities. Well done to our learners who spent the last week in Tauranga for AIMES games; you have made our school incredibly proud! Thank you to Jordan Eckhold-Brown, Dionne Moors, and our parent volunteers who have given up their time to coach, manage and support our individual competitors and teams.

School Board Elections: Voting has now closed, and results will be announced on Tuesday, the 13th of September. I want to acknowledge our outgoing School Board members Victoria Mahan, Russ Clements, Kirsten Nevile, John Stenberg, Tony Kelly and Kevin Elmes for their magnificent job over the last three and a half years. Their guidance has helped ensure the school has been well governed, led with skill and composure through a global pandemic and well resourced. Our school is in an excellent position moving forward due to their hard work.

Astro Turf Funding: We are very excited to have received funding from Pub Charity to resurface both netball courts with AstroTurf. This is an exciting project that will make a significant impact on our facilities for learners and our wider community. We are hoping to have this turf installed in late November. We appreciate the support of Pub Charity to make this project possible.

School Sports: As a school, we have numerous sports teams who participate in many after-school sports, and we appreciate the excellent job Dionne Moors does to coordinate these teams and the many parents who coach, manage and support these teams weekly. As a school, we have clear community conduct expectations, and we ask our coaches, managers and supporters to adhere to these at all times and be positive role models for our learners.

Below is a summary of these community conduct expectations. For further information, please refer to SchoolDocs:

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors.

Our Code of Conduct serves as a reminder to all parents, caregivers, and school visitors that their conduct must support everyone’s emotional and physical wellbeing and not harm it in any way.

The Code of Conduct applies:

  • to all conduct, speech, and action, and includes emails, texts, phone calls, social media, or other communication

  • while on school grounds or at another venue where students and/or staff are assembled for school purposes (such as a camp or sports match).

Standards of conduct: Takapuna Normal Intermediate School expects parents, caregivers, and visitors to:

  • Treat everyone with respect. Work together in partnership with staff for the benefit of students. Respect and adhere to our school values. Set a good example for students at all times. Follow school procedures to handle any complaints. Adhere to school policies and procedures.

E kiteaai ngā taonga o te moana, me mākū koe. If you seek the treasures of the ocean, you’d better get wet. (Life is for living)

Zane Wilson-Principal

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Ben, from Room 18, impressed the entire audience with his 'Spoken Word' performance on Thursday night! With his amazing effort, he was the overall winner of the Auckland Primary Principals Association - Rehu Tai Finals 2022.

Congratulations, Ben, you've made your school exceptionally proud!


Is your child signed up to our fundraising page?

We have some EPIC prizes available so they need to be signed up to be in the running!

Visit: to sign up, to watch our video, to check out our incredible sponsors and to see which team is in the lead!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has made donations so far. We can’t wait to get stuck into our Mahi Tahi-a-thon challenges together.


The Mahi Tahi-a-thon wouldn’t be as awesome without our incredible sponsors. We’d like to say a MASSIVE thank you to a few key sponsors:


Kia ora Russell for dropping off our top prize…A 43inch LG Smart TV!!

The Warehouse Milford

Ngā mihi for donating so many wonderful prizes for our fundraiser!

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CAROL LLOYD: Four Character Strengths That Can Help Kids Learn

Carol Lloyd is the host of the podcast Like a Sponge and editorial director at GreatSchools, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering parents with education information. Her writing about culture and education has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Mother Jones, and This American Life.

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

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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.

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

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.
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Takapuna Athletics Club Open Day

Come and try athletics!

Meet our Commonwealth Games athletes.

Free sausage sizzle and lolly scramble.

Amazing prizes - signed t-shirts, hoodies and annual membership and coaching worth $150.

$25 Rebel Sports vouchers for the first 10 new members to join our Club.

Use the NZ Police speed gun to find out how fast you are!

Second hand uniforms and running spikes to swap on the day.

Bring your friends and family!

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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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