TNIS Panui Wiki 9, Wā Kura 1 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates

Term 1

Week 9

30/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

30/03 - Puberty Presentation for Parents and Learners, 7pm ONLINE

31/03 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

01/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

Week 10

04/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

04/04 - EOTC: Mānuka Team, Surfing

05/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

05/04 - EOTC: Kōwhai Team, Surfing

06/04 - EOTC: Rāta Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

06/04 - EOTC: RimuTeam, Surfing

07/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

07/04 - EOTC: Tōrtara Team, Surfing

08/04 - EOTC: Rimu Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

08/04 - EOTC: Rātā Team, Surfing

Week 11

11/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

12/04 - EOTC: Tōtara Team, Lake Pupuke and in-school

13/04 - Whānau Hui, 6pm

Term 2

Week 1

04/05 - Goal Setting Conversations ONLINE, 3:30pm - 8:30pm

Week 2

11/05 - Fono, 6pm


Term Dates 2022

Term One

Tuesday 1 Feb- Thursday 14 April

Term Two

Monday 2 May - Friday 8 July

Term Three

Monday 25 July - Friday 30 September

Term Four

Monday 17 October - Thursday 15 December

Teacher Only Days

  • Friday 3 June
  • Monday 29 August
  • Tuesday 30 August

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora e te whānau,

The last couple of weeks have seen the tide turn on our attendance and I am delighted to report that apart from Covid-related isolation, very few parents are choosing to keep their tamariki at home. We are pleased that our community knows our kura (school) is a safe place for ākonga (learners) and understands that face-to-face learning is the best option for continued progress in learning.

The next few weeks of the term are very busy for our kura as our learners head off to their EOTC programmes. A reminder that payment must be made before the first activity day. Please contact Charlotte Crampsie if you are unable to make the full payment before the first activity day and she will organise a payment schedule with you.

Engagement with our community is important to us and we have several events coming up that we encourage you to attend and take part in.

  • Tomorrow night we have a parent and learner information evening on puberty - please see the details further down in this newsletter.
  • On Wednesday, April 13 we would like to invite you to our first Whānau Hui for 2022 where we will share and discuss our updated Māori Education Plan.
  • At the end of this term, your child's learning goals will be shared with you. You will have an opportunity in the first week of Term 2 to discuss these goals further with your child and their teacher - please see the details further down in this newsletter.

We look forward to meeting you at these events, online or otherwise!

Ngā mihi,

Kate Surgison


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Hononga - Make connections with others.

Challenge - Ask someone you don't know to mahi tahi (work together) with you during EOTC activities.
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Mahi Tahi - Working together AND Wananga - Effective Learning interactions

Work together effectively to achieve success at EOTC.

Assembly Week 9

Assembly Week 9, Term 1 2022

Assembly Week 8

Assembly Week 8, Term 1 2022


Who We Are - Health Focus

As mentioned in our last newsletter, part of the learning in this Unit of Inquiry will focus on puberty and content about physical development, gender identity, relationships, friendships, whānau, and social issues. We also have presenters from Attitude who will talk with our learners about major physical changes, emotional changes, and healthy head messages. The presenters are highly engaging and learners have responded to them well in the past.

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday 30 March, there will be an online parent and learner presentation 7pm - 8pm, also delivered by Attitude. This presentation introduces the holistic changes of puberty and will help start the sometimes awkward dialogue that parents and children have around this topic in a safe and fun way. The link to the presentation will be sent tomorrow morning.

If you have any questions about this Health focus, please email our PE/Health Curriculum Leader, Jadyn James,

Goal Setting Conversations - Wednesday 4 May

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On Wednesday evening of the first week of Term 2, you will have the opportunity to join your child and their kaiako (teacher) in an online Goal Setting Conversation.

For Learners, Goal Setting Conversations are for:

  • hearing about strengths and gaps in learning and sharing these with parents/caregivers

  • identifying and sharing learning goals with parents/caregivers

  • discussing how successfully the learner is meeting the TNIS expectations (e.g.homework, key competencies and PYP Learner Attributes)

For Parents and Caregivers, Goal Setting Conversations are for:

  • accessing and discussing information about the child’s strengths and gaps, with parents and caregivers

  • accessing and discussing learning goals

  • accessing and discussing information relating to TNIS expectations (e.g.homework, key competencies and PYP Learner Attributes)

Our booking system will be available from next week and the meeting link will be available by the end of this term.

Kaiako and ākonga (learners) are looking forward to sharing their learning aspirations with you.


TNIS Wellbeing Parent Portal - Week 9 UPDATE

Please click on the picture below to explore our Wellbeing Parent Portal for tips on how to support your child's wellbeing. Click on the "Parent Portal" link at the top right of the Home page. This portal is updated fortnightly, so please return to the site every couple of weeks for new tips.

Boostrix and HPV Immunisartons

Parent and Learner Information

If you haven't done so already, please click on the link below and take some time to go through our Learner and Parent Information handbook with your child. There is useful information about our school including TNIS expectations.

Highest Needs Review - Public Consultation

The Ministry of Education (MOE) is reviewing support for children and young people with the highest level of learning support need.

The vision for the Highest Needs Review is that children and young people with the highest learning support needs get the right support, at the right time, for as long as they need it.

The MOE would like to hear from a range of people to support the development of options and solutions to address barriers to education experienced by children and young people with the highest needs. These people include:

  • Families, children and young people
  • Whānau, hapū and iwi Māori
  • Educators and support workers from early childhood to secondary settings and across English and Māori mediums, alternative, and specialist settings
  • Peak bodies, advocacy groups, parent/caregiver groups, community groups and non-government organisations
  • Professionals and specialists working in a range of settings including education, health, disability, and Oranga Tamariki settings
  • Ministry of Education National and Regional Office teams

For further information, please follow the Highest Needs Review link embedded below.

To make a submission, please go to this webpage.

Itinerant Music Lessons

2021 ICAS Results and Certificates - REMINDER

The certificates and login details for the Science and Maths assessments from 2021 are being kept at the school office for collection until the end of Term 1. Any certificates that are unclaimed will be destroyed after that.

Any queries about the Science and Mathematics results must be made directly to ICAS.

Phone: 0800 440 904


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Hearts and Minds - Parenting Tweens & Teens Through Stress & Anxiety

Hearts and Minds warmly invites you to join their upcoming Zoom group for Parents of Tweens and Teens (aged 11-18).

For full details please refer to the flyer below.

Dates: Thursdays (4 sessions) March - 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Cost: Free (no referral required). Note: For parents residing in Auckland and

North Shore area.

Facilitator: Tillie Lima (Bachelor of Counselling, Diploma in Business & Counselling)

To register or for more information please reply to:

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