TNIS Panui Wiki 1, Wā Kura 1 2022

Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna

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Important Dates


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

Tumuaki Kōrero

Kia ora e te whānau,

It has been a privilege to welcome your children to Te Kura Waenga Whakangungu O Takapuna this week. We have enjoyed reconnecting with our Year 8 learners returning in 2022 and forming new connections with our new Year 7 and 8 whānau.

Attendance this week has been pleasingly high and we have very much appreciated your support in ensuring your child is in their uniform, arriving to school on time and wearing a mask. To further support us, please ensure your child has at least two masks at school in case one becomes soiled or broken.

Over the first two weeks, our learners are being reminded about and introduced to how our IB curriculum, the Primary Years Programme, works in our school. Of course, there will also be a lot of learning around making connections with one another, orientating themself with our school and learning routines.

We are glad to be able to offer a few extra-curricular sports activities at this time and we are looking forward to a lowered Protection Framework setting so that we can offer arts, cultural and academic activities too.

Our EOTC programme is on track for the end of the term and further details will be shared with you at the end of next week.

Itinerant music lessons are available and are going ahead at red setting. You'll find more information in the newsletter below.

Thank you again for helping to make your child’s transition a smooth one. We look forward to meeting and working with you this year.

Ngā mihi,

Kate Surgison

Acting Principal


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Reconnect with old friends and make new connections with your peers.

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Develop and grow your relationships with friends, peers and teachers.


Welcome to Our New Staff!

We are delighted to welcome new teaching staff to our learning community in 2022. Leanna Elmes, Niall Redmond, Denise Jin, Jordan Eckhold-Brown and Jason Shin.

Parent and Learner Handbook 2022

If you haven't already, please take some time over the holiday break to go through our Learner and Parent Information with your child.

Itinerant Music Lessons


ICAS has notified us that the certificates and login details for the Science and Maths assessments will not arrive until sometime this month. Upon arrival, they will be kept at the school office for collection until the end of Term 1. Any certificates that are unclaimed will be destroyed after that.

In the meantime, Science and Mathematics results are now available directly from ICAS. Please contact ICAS directly to obtain your child's results:

Phone: 0800 440 904


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We’re a TaxGift school: TaxGift grows your donation!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership between Kindo and TaxGift, which you’ll see when

you donate to us next year.

With TaxGift, your gift grows at no cost to you with the gift of your donation tax credit. By choosing to TaxGift your tax credit when you next donate via myKindo, you will be supporting us even further at absolutely no cost to you. It’s the easiest gift you’ll ever give us: simply TaxGift us your donation tax credits on your gifts to us from this year forward. It takes less than a minute to opt in, then the friendly folks at TaxGift and myKindo will work together to make it happen.

Haven’t claimed donation tax credits before? Gift them to us! If you haven’t claimed your donation tax credits on your gifts to us in the last four years, you can donate them to us with a simple tick of the historic tax credits box in the TaxGift form.

School Fundraising


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