TNIS Newsletter Wk 10, Term 1 2021

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


Week 10: 05/04 - 09/04

  • 05/04 - Easter Monday (school closed)
  • 06/04 - School holiday (school closed)
  • 07/04 - Parent Curriculum Information Evening. 6:30pm - TNIS School Library
  • 09/04 - Individual and Class Photographs

Week 11: 22/04 - 16/04

  • 15/04 - NETSAFE Presentation 6:30pm - TNIS School Auditorium
  • 16/04 - Last day of Term 1

Week 1: 22/04 - 3/5 - 7/5

  • 03/05 - Teacher Only Day - school closed

Term Dates 2021

Term One

Mon 2 February - Fri 16 April

Term Two

Mon 3 May- Fri 9 July

Term Three

Mon 26 July - Fri 1 October

Term Four

Mon 18 October - Tues 14 December

Tumuaki Message

Kia ora Parents and Whānau,

I hope that your whānau had a great break and family time over the long Easter weekend. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the awesome helpers that have done the mahi with us this term.

As part of our linking with the community, we held a Curriculum Information Evening last night to let you know how we learn at TNIS. We had a fantastic turnout of over 100 attendees. The slideshow presentation will be available on the school website early next week.

Next week we are holding a Parent and Whānau Session – Managing Online Safety, including Q & A run by Netsafe This is targeted at parents of upper primary and Intermediate children. Please come along to learn some tips on how to keep our children safe online.

More information is shared below. We hope you are able to join us next week.

Ngā mihi nui,


Ako Update

Camp Raglan

It's been a whirlwind few weeks as teams of TNIS learners travelled to and stayed at Camp Raglan this Term. Each team enjoyed the challenges of the activities and of living in close quarters with others for a few days. We were (mostly) very lucky with the weather and we are so proud of our learners who took Action by wholeheartedly engaging in the activities, strengthened Connections with their peers and teachers and displayed excellent attitudes and behaviour. They ACE'd it!

Thank you again to all the parent volunteers who attended camp with our teams. We are so very grateful for your help!
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School News

Curriculum Information Evening
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Thank you to all the parents and whānau who came to our presentation last night. It was great to see so many of you keen to learn about our curriculum. Thank you also to our hardworking teachers who spoke so passionately about learning at TNIS.

A copy of the presentation slideshow will be available on our school website early next week.

Netsafe Digital Safety Evening - Thursday 15 April, 6:30pm. School auditorium
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This presentation will cover key messages and information for parents and whānau to support and prepare their children to navigate online environments and manage online challenges and risk with confidence.

Specifically, topics that will be covered are:

  • Harmful Digital Communications - what is it? How to recognise it as parents and as a young person.
  • What practical steps can one take to reduce, prevent, and respond to online harm?
  • Important conversation starters to have with your children about their technology use and how these can help reduce the risk.
  • Understanding the digital landscape - latest statistics on young people's experiences online.
  • Supporting families to understand that not all screen time is equal. Distinguishing between active and passive use.
  • Community connections - how our interactions between young people, parents, teachers, and other professionals can provide guidance and support.


We are thrilled to share our second instalment of PROJECT+ with you all!

We believe a whole-school approach to wellbeing is essential, so each term will include specific ideas or activities to support Teachers, Students, and Parents & Carers. The second edition of PROJECT+ and the necessary links can be found below.

Parent/Carer Support

Listen to The Imperfects Podcast (Click HERE to view)

  • Recommended implementation: Tune in whilst on your next walk, run, ride or road trip (Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRADIO and STITCHER)

Free Girls' Self-defence Courses

Once again, our school has been given the opportunity to offer Year 7 and 8 girls at TNIS a free self-defence course through The Women's Self-Defence Network. The courses are held onsite at TNIS and have been very popular over the past few years.

Please click on this link for further information about the courses and how to register your daughter.


School Bus Changes - Message From Auckland Transport

From the first day of Term 2 2021, the 087 from (Stanley Bay To Westlake Schools) will start running 10 minutes earlier than at present. The bus will depart bus stop number 3456 at 58 Stanley Point Road at 7.35am. There will be no change to the route.

This change will help to ensure students arrive at school on time, in light of the congestion currently being experienced on Lake Road.

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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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BOOST PROGRAMME - Tania Dalton Foundation


3 Days, 9 Different Sports and Physical Activities

We really want those girls who may not play sport or exercise regularly but are keen to give it go! See the flyer below for more information.

Thursday 22nd April, Friday 23rd April and Friday 30th April: 9am – 2.30pm



For application form :

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North Shore Rugby

Dear Parents,

North Shore Rugby are running a non-contact "Rippa World Cup" school holiday programme on 19th and 20th April. We're planning a fun filled and action packed couple of days for boys and girls from Year 3 to Year 8 at school. All kids are welcome, regardless of their rugby experience or where they live. Just register your child and we'll put them into a team representing a "country" competing for the cup!

You can find more information in the flyer below and on our website at, where you can also register.

This is an important fundraiser for our Year 8 children's "Leavers" tour before they go to secondary school next year. Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible and please help us spread the word amongst your friends.



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Northern school of performing arts are bringing the full production of 13 The Musical to a Sportscave HBC - April 15 - 17

As with most theatre this last year it has been pretty tough and as you can imagine the cost to put on these shows is huge so we must sell our tickets!!! We do love it as its all about the students and producing amazing productions for the community. Our creative team has vast amounts of experience within Musical Theatre in New Zealand. Our cast are based all over North Shore and Rodney District.

13 The Musical is a coming of age show following a move from New York City to Small town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents divorce, prepares for his upcoming bar mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. This will be a fringe style show and the cast is made up of our senior students. They will also be accompanied by a live band which will be integrated into the show. The Students are learning to perform as well as learning about all aspects of behind the scenes. We are bringing Theatre to the people and making it accessible to everyone.

Tickets available at

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Art Day for children in the holidays (ages 7 - 12 yrs.)

If your child loves drawing and painting they’ll love this one-day workshop with artist Eion Bryant. With step-by-step instruction they will draw then create a vibrant acrylic painting learning tips and techniques along the way. Fun and focused!

VENUE: Beach Haven Community House, April 28th, 10.00am– 3.00pm.

Cost: $55

Bookings:, mob 0211327033 or 0210606641