TNIS Panui Wiki 4, Wā Kura 4 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora TNIS whānau,

We thank you for your patience as we have been working through the organisation and logistics for our return to school next week. Please read the information contained in this newsletter carefully so that we can have a smooth transition to face-to-face learning.

Ngā mihi nui,


Returning to School

Return to School

Our number one priority in welcoming our tamariki back onto our school site is to keep them and our staff as safe as possible. Taking into consideration advice from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and in order to mitigate risk, we will be reducing the number of learners that we have onsite at any one time.

Our plan is outlined below. It is very important that you familiarise yourself with the plan and in particular the timetabled days that your child will be invited to attend school on site.


  • Classes will return to school in a staggered manner, following this timetable for the remainder of the school year.

  • Breaktimes will be staggered.

  • Learners will have specific toilets that their team of 4 classes will use.

  • All surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned and sanitised at the end of every school day.

  • All tamariki and staff will be required to wear a face-covering as mandated by the MOE.

  • If you choose not to send your child to school, online learning will continue to be offered. Please note that their teacher will be less available throughout the day as they will be dealing with learners at school.

Student Vaccination Register

Student Vaccination Register

As you will be aware the MOE has made it a requirement for all schools to keep a student vaccination register. This is a confidential register which will help to keep our school as safe as possible. In order to gather this information, please follow THIS LINK where you are invited to share your child’s vaccination status. Learners will be deemed unvaccinated if:

  • The information is not provided

  • Your child is under the age of 12

  • Proof of vaccination is not included

Proof of Vaccination - NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME

Currently the online "My Covid Record" is not available to anyone under the age of 16. This has now been removed.
Although an application to the Ministry of Education can be made individually to obtain a vaccination confirmation letter, there is an unprecedented demand for this service. As a result, TNIS will not require you to upload proof at this time.
Please do still complete the Student Vaccination Register Survey to register your child's vaccination status.

We would like to thank you for your cooperation during these difficult and ever-changing times.

Ngā mihi,

Weekly Focus

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Action: Take sction to continue learning

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Ako: Try learning something new.

Assembly Week 4

Online Assembly Week 4, Term 2021


ICAS Update - Exams will be done online from home

ICAS exams will be held next Monday and Tuesday.

ICAS Science - Monday 15 November, 9:30am

ICAS Maths- Tuesday 16 November, 9:30am

Further information about how your child will take the test(s) will be sent to the school emails of learners' involved.

School News

Caretaker/Property Manager Vacancy

We are looking for an energetic, hard-working person to join our team.

Hours are 7.30-4.00 with occasional after-hours work.

Position starts on 10 January 2022. All applicants must be police vetted and double vaccinated.

Please contact Charlotte Crampsie for more details.

Sports Coordinator - Permanent

We are looking for an energetic, organised person to join our team.

The position involves managing our school sports teams, including fee collection and reconciliations. Hours are negotiable (approx 20-25 per week during term time) and may include occasional after-hours work.

Position starts late January 2022. All applicants must be police vetted and double vaccinated

Please contact Charlotte Crampsie for more details.


Year 9 Enrolments for 2022

Our local secondary schools have asked us to remind all Year 8 families about enrolling their children for Year 9 in 2022. Please visit each school's website for more information about out-of-zone and in-zone enrolments.
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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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STEAM @ WGHS Applications Now Open


Westlake Girls High School offers a STEAM programme involving an integrated and innovative approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, aligned to the UN Sustainable Goals.

Do you want a quick overview of what STEAM is like from a student’s perspective? Check out Lily Winchester’s video HERE

Also take a look at our latest Newsletter HERE

More information can be found on the STEAM page of our school website.

Why STEAM is great - Lily Winchester
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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 or

Guitar Lessons - Dave Gatman

Hi there! I have taught Guitar to kids in schools for over 15 years. I love working with kids and inspiring the next generation of musicians. I like to make my lessons as positive and fun as possible, teaching a range of songs from traditional folk/blues to the current pop and rock tunes.

I've played the guitar in a large variety of settings, and I'm currently in a covers band playing at weddings, bars and parties.

Lessons are in groups of up to 4 at a time, and cost $20.00 plus gst, for half an hour.

Individual lessons are offered if I feel like the student will benefit from them, and if I have space. These cost $35.00 plus GST per half hour.

Lessons are on Wednesday mornings at TNIS as well.

Feel free to contact me - Or text/call on 021 2221456.



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