TNIS Panui Wiki 3, Wā Kura 1 2023

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna


Term 1

16/3 - PPTA Strike Day

16/3 - Nth Harbour Swimming Zone Day

21/3 - Nth Harbour Girls Cricket Zone day

23/3 - Nth Harbour Orienteering Zone Day

27/3 - 29/3 Rata Team at camp

28/3 - Girls Tennis Zone day

29/3 - Boys Tennis Zone Day

29/3 - 31/3 Rimu Team at camp

31/3 - Sports Camp Applications Close

3/4 - Futsal Zone Day/Boys Yr 7

4/4 - Futsal Zone Day/Girls

5/4 - Futsal Zone Day/Boys Yr 8

6/4 - Last Day of Term 1

Term Dates 2023

2023 Term One
1 February - 6 April

2023 Term Two
26 April - 30 June

24 April Kahui Ako Teacher Only Day (school closed)
25 April ANZAC Day (school closed)

5 June King's Birthday

2023 Term Three
17 July - 22 September

2023 Term Four
9 October - 15 December


Kia ora e te whānau,

Thank you for your support and understanding during another disruptive start to the 2023 school year. For those of you who have endured flood and cyclone damage to your properties over the last three weeks, we are here to support you in any way we can.

As a school, we focus on minimising disruptions and maximising learning opportunities in response to the challenges we face. Please be reassured that we will continue with this approach as the year progresses to ensure that excellent learner progress, achievement and opportunities are maintained.

Staffing News: Chantal Hair will be on maternity leave from 24 April. Yvette Wong has been appointed and will be the classroom teacher in Room 19 for the remainder of the year.

ERO (Education Review Office): For the last 18 months, we have worked closely with ERO. This is an ongoing process where we meet regularly with our school reviewer to progress our school goals. Please see attached profile report TNIS ERO.

TNIS Curriculum Information Evening: Thursday, 23 February, 7.00 pm in the school library. Come and hear what teaching and learning look like at TNIS. This session will discuss how we implement the New Zealand Curriculum, what the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is and how we assess the progress and achievement of learners.

E kore tātau e mōhio ki te waitohu nui o te wai kia mimiti rawa te puna - We never know the worth of water until the well runs dry. (Look after the planet before it is too late)

Ngā mihi nui

Zane Wilson

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Important Information

School Swimming Sports: Due to the weather we have rescheduled the TNIS Swimming Sports day to Tuesday 21st of February. Learners will be heading to TGS for half a day with Year 7's competing from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and the year 8's competing from 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM. All learners will be back at school well before the bell at 3 PM. It is vital that all learners bring

  • A Hat
  • Drink Bottle
  • Morning tea & Lunch
  • Togs and Towel

Picking up your child after school: We will no longer be allowing parents to park on the school courts at the end of the day. We have a few carparks available in our main carpark but we strongly encourage you to organise an alternative place to pick up your child. The Barfoot and Thompson Netball Courts, down Northcote Road, is a short walk for our learners and there is plenty of parking available there at 3 pm. Our main driveway is closed to cars between 2.50 pm and approx 3.15 pm while we load learners onto the three buses that come into our school. Please do not attempt to enter during this time. We also cannot let cars turn right out of the driveway until the buses have departed.

School Uniform: Thank you for helping your child to be dressed in the correct school uniform each morning. We expect every learner to come to school in their formal school uniform. Socks must be black or navy blue, and their formal school shoes must have plain black uppers. White soles are permitted. Please check that your child’s formal school shoes do not have white or coloured logos on them. Children can bring an alternative pair of sports shoes to change into for PE and Fitness if they wish.

TNIS Cafe: There have been huge queues at the Cafe this week! We encourage all learners to pre-order their lunch food through kindo so they are not waiting a long time to get their lunch. This pre-ordered food will be delivered to their classroom, ready to eat, at the start of lunchtime. This also helps our Cafe manager to have the right amount of food for the learners. Learners are welcome to buy additional snacks for cash only, during morning tea and after the lunch-eating time has finished.

Earrings: For the safety of our learners we ask that you check that they are only wearing stud earrings to school. We have had several incidents in the past where hoop or longer earrings have been pulled out of earlobes during PE, sports and fitness activities, causing bad injuries.

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The Resilience Project

At TNIS all are lucky enough to have The Resilience Programme (TRP) within our school. Each week learners will do 1-2 lessons in their classroom. Each week in the newsletter we will explain more about TRP and how it works, that way you are on the same page as your child and understand what they are learning.

Snapshot 1:

The Resilience Project The Resilience Project is committed to teaching positive mental health strategies to prevent mental ill-health and build young people’s capacity to deal with adversity.

Teachers and students will engage in weekly lessons and activities around the key principles of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness (GEM) and Emotional Literacy to build resilience.

Check out their website for more information: The Resilience Project

And check out TRP@HOME; a place filled with inspiration and activities for the whole family, to help improve your well-being and build resilience. TRP@HOME

Sports For Term 1

Zone days are one day competitions between TNIS and other North Harbour schools.

Zone days for term 1 are as follows:

01/03 School swimming

01/03 Boys softball - trial 09/02

02/03 Girls softball - trial 10/02

08/03 Tag - trial 15/02

09/03 Boys cricket - trial 16/02

10/03 Triathlon - no trial can sign as individual or team at school

16/03 NH Swimming - Qualifiers from our school swimming day

21/03 Girls cricket - trial 28/02

23/03 Orienteering - No trial can sign up at school

28/03 Girls tennis - trials 06/03

29/03 Boys tennis - trials 14/03

04/04 Girls Futsal - trials 13/02

05/04 Boys Futsal - trials 15/03

Sport team trials are as follows:

07/02 yr7 boys basketball

09/02 yr8 boys basketball

14/02 girls basketball

21/02 yr7 netball

23/02 yr8 netball

24/02 Waterpolo

28/02 yr7 netball second trial

02/03 yr8 netball second trial

03/03 Waterpolo

10/03 Waterpolo

17/03 Waterpolo

28/03 Boys Hockey

30/03 Girls Hockey


Camp is right around the corner. If you haven't yet filled out the CAMP PERMISSION FORM for your child now is the time!

Here is the GEAR LIST for camp. Please read over what is needed!

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Buy a piece of TNIS

We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community's continued support.

We are completing a million-dollar renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque.

$1200 - 1x bleacher row (12 available)

$2700 - 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)

A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.

If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at

Or, to keep it easy:

Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00

Reference: Bleacher

Please notify payment to

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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

2023 Homestays Required

Please contact Sophia Yang on if you are interested.

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


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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Kidz Can Music Company is your local Music School. We are able to offer students the opportunity to learn Violin after school. Lessons are available on a Monday or a Thursday starting at 3.30pm. All lessons are ½ an hour in duration. Private lessons are $27.00 per week. There are limited spaces available.

We are now open for enrolments in term for term One.

For more information regarding times please contact –

Susan Fraser on

410-1506 or 021 378 007

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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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Girls and Women Football at Birkenhead United AFC would like to offer all girls interested in playing football in 2023 the opportunity to take part in the club Open Training for Year 7 and Year 8 on Friday evenings from Friday 3rd of March to Friday 24th of March at Shepherds Park 4pm – 5.15pm.

Children will be guided and supervised by BUAFC coaching staff , and a member of the BUAFC admin team will record attendance and take details for further communication. Teams will be selected for the winter league throughout the training period, and teams will be based on friends and relevant skills.

On top of that we are keen to promote girls football this year because the 2nd largest sporting event in the world is coming to NZ in July 2023. Birkenhead United will be the official training venue for the ITALIAN NATIONAL TEAM in their FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP campaign 2023.

This is a great opportunity for children to see professional female athletes up close and forge memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

To register your interest in attending please email

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If you love the water and are eager to give paddling a go then we would love to hear from you! Kayaking is a great sport to get into. It offers low impact, all levels of intensity, accessibility for all ages and abilities and a friendly family culture. From social to competitive, there is something for everyone!

How do I get started? It’s really easy to get involved. North Shore Canoe Club is delivering the Canoe Racing New Zealand accredited "Try Learn Explore" Paddling Programme.

Our next round of courses will begin in February 2023 and run for the duration of the First Term of the school calendar.

We will have Adult (18 years and over), Youth (10-17 years) courses available. The adult courses are 4 x 1 hour sessions over 4 weeks and the youth courses are 8 x 1 hour sessions over 8 weeks.

These courses introduce you to paddling and teach you the skills to paddle effectively and safely. It is focused on participant fun and wellbeing, learning paddling skills and building water safety and confidence. The course will complete the first two stages ("Try" and "Learn") of Canoe Racing New Zealand's accredited paddling programme and is delivered by CRNZ accredited coaches and assistant coaches. By the end of one of these courses you should be at the level where you can consider joining the North Shore Canoe Club and continuing to paddle in one of our Development Squads and if you are in Year 7 and 8 at Intermediate you can consider registering through your school for Canoeing at the 2023 Zespri AIMS Games School Sporting Championships!



North Shore Canoe Club Secretary/Administrator



Instagram: northshorecanoeclub

Facebook Page:

Facebook Members Group:

Members Team Reach App: Install :TeamReach (

Enter code: NSCCMembers

Mobile: 0211320818

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Northern School of Performing Arts is your one stop performing arts shop, located on the Hibiscus Coast and Takapuna.

Our Classes are suitable for students 3years to adults. Classes include Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Commercial, Singing, Guitar, Acting and of course Musical Theatre.

We teach social classes, examination work have performance opportunities and competitions work.

Join our studio and be inspired by trained and passionate teachers.

Contact us today

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