TNIS Panui Wiki 1, Wā Kura 4 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

IMPORTANT DATES

Term 4

Week 2

24/10 - Labour Day/Public Holiday

26/10 - Girls Tennis Zone Day

26/10 - WBHS Academic Testing Day 9am-12:30pm Sports Academy in afternoon for some learners

27/10 - Boys Tennis Zone Day

Week 3

1/11 - School Athletics Day at TNIS, Akoranga Drive.

1/11 - Touch Zone Day

3/11 - Saver Day/School Athletics

4/11 - Gumboot Friday (Non-Uniform Day)

Week 4

8/11 - Badminton Girls Zone Day

9/11 - Badminton Boys Zone Day

10/11 - TNIS PYP Exhibition Day

11/11 - Nth. Harbour Athletics Zone Day

11/11 - WGHS Testing and Orientation 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

23/11 - Incoming 2023 year 7 Orientation Day

Week 7

28/11 - Yachting Zone Day

Week 9

13/12 - Prizegiving at WGHS 12.00 -2.00pm

14/12 - School Picnic Day

15/12 - Last Day/School ends 12.00 pm

Term Dates 2022

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December (half day)


2023

Tuesday 31 January - Interview Day

Wednesday 1 February - First Full Day of School

TUMUAKI KŌRERO

Kia ora e te whānau,


Welcome back to Term 4. We hope you had a restful and relaxing holiday. Learners have settled well into classrooms, enjoying the wonderful weather, and making the most of outdoor facilities and our new basketball hoops. For our Year 8's, this will be a term of mixed emotions as they farewell TNIS and move on to High School. We encourage them to embrace the last eight weeks of their time here and challenge themselves.


Term 4 offers a number of exciting opportunities for learners, including the Year 8 PYP exhibition, Athletics Day, and End of Year Prize Giving. Please remember to check our school calendar and school app for up-to-date information.


Boys Toilets: This week, we have had several issues with boys deliberately flooding and blocking toilets. This is very frustrating and has incurred a cost to the school with plumbers being called out. This silly behaviour certainly does not uphold the TNIS way; it would be appreciated if you could reinforce this at home.


Morning Karakia/Motto: As a school, we start our daily learning and togetherness as a class and school with a Karakia. The Karakia is one of the many ways our school upholds our obligations to Te Tiriti O Waitangi. As a school, we respect every family's beliefs and practices, and if you do not want your child to participate in morning karakia/motto, please inform their teacher. A link to the TNIS karakia is attached Karakia.


Resilience Project: The Resilience Project curriculum is a powerful part of how we support our student's mental health and wellbeing at TNIS. The founder of the programme Hugh Van Cuylenburg is touring New Zealand, and he will appear at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Friday, the 4th, and Saturday, the 5th of November.


If you are already talking about The Resilience Project at home or would like to find out more, join Hugh as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness. Hugh will unpack the research on mental health and break it down into simple tips that will leave you feeling empowered to improve your wellbeing. Adults, parents, professionals, and teenagers: this talk is for you. Well, it's for anyone who wants to share a laugh and pick up some well-being tips.


Limited tickets are still available at:

Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Fri, the 4th of November 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ

Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Sat, the 5th of November 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ


I hope you have a long relaxing weekend.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā


Zane Wilson

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SCHOOL NEWS AND INFORMATION

EXHIBITION EVENING

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WESTLAKE BOYS AND GIRLS TESTING DAYS

All Year 8 boys enrolled at WBHS for 2023 will visit WBHS on Wednesday, 26 October, until 12.30 pm. Those trialling for the sports academy will remain there for the afternoon. The boys will need to make their own way to WBHS in the morning, and if they are not trialling for the sports academy, we expect them back at school before 1.25 pm, please.


All girls enrolled at WGHS for 2023 will be visiting WGHS on Friday, 11th November for testing and orientation. Girls attending this day are also expected to make their own way to and from WGHS for their orientation day.

National Swimming Champion from TNIS

During the school holidays, Roman Fawkner competed in the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Pool Rescue Championships, winning four gold medals! The highlights were 1st place in the U13 boys 50m brick carry and 1st place in the U13 boys 50m brick rescue.


Well done, Roman!

Success at APMA piano competition!

Congratulations to Ethan Jiang from Room 1!


Ethan attended the APMA (Asia Pacific Musicians Association) 2022 Auckland Music Festival Piano competition on 12th October, he won third place in Class 5 Baroque/Classical age 10-11. ( http://www.apma.org.nz/competition-2022-419774.html)



Ethan worked exceptionally hard before and during the school holidays on piano, he is very happy with the prize he won.

New Brass Instrument Teacher

From term 4, TNIS is offering in-school brass instrument lessons with Kate Wright. Kate is a very experienced brass teacher who also leads the brass instrument programme at Kings' School. Please contact her directly to enquire about prices and available times.

k.wright@kings.school.nz

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The Resilience Project Tour


The Resilience Project curriculum is a powerful part of how we support the mental health and wellbeing of our students at TNIS.


The founder of the programme Hugh Van Cuylenburg is touring New Zealand and will be appearing at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November.

If you are already talking about The Resilience Project at home, or you would like to find out more, join Hugh as he walks you through his journey and tells stories of the incredible people who have inspired him and The Resilience Project to spread happiness. Hugh will unpack the research on mental health and break it down into simple tips that will leave you feeling empowered to improve your wellbeing.


Adults, parents, professionals, teenagers: this talk is for you. Well, really, it’s for anyone who wants to share a laugh and pick up some wellbeing tips along the way.

Limited tickets are still available at:


Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Fri, 4 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ


Tickets: The Resilience Project, Takapuna Beach | Sat, 5 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm | Ticketmaster NZ


Join us for an entertaining and inspiring evening.

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WESTLAKE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR AUDITIONS & FESTIVAL

Westlake Girls High School Choir Groups are auditioning very soon! If you are a singer heading to Westlake Girls High School, you must read the PDF link below!


Please read THIS LINK for more information.


There is also a Choir Festival coming up. Read below!


  • Friday 28th October, 7:30pm
    WGHS Events Centre
    TREBLE CHOIR FESTIVAL
    This is a new festival featuring 6 treble voice choirs (including WGHS and Takapuna Grammar) and would be a great opportunity to hear a range of choirs featuring young voices!

Calling all musicians who are coming to Westlake in 2023!

The Westlake music ensembles are award-winning both in Auckland and National Festivals. There are both premier and development groups available for every music genre - so there is a place in an ensemble for everyone, no matter what your skill level or experience.


Please click on this link for more information!

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 enrolments@westlakegirls.school.nz and specify that you want to make an appointment with Julie Mulcahy. This meeting will be for 30mins.

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REMINDERS

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 www.musiceducation.co.nz 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 studynz@tnis.school.nz if you are interested.

Uniform Reminder

Learners are now wearing their full school uniform to and from school. Learners will 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. They must have NO logos



The uniform guidelines are set out below and 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.


THE U SHOP - NORTH SHORE

PHONE| 09 486 4012

EMAIL| ushopns@uniformgroup.co.nz

ADDRESS| Unit 10, 54 View Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland, New Zealand

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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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 - https://www.brainplay.co.nz/.
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