Rangitoto island

Rangitoto Island as seen from Takapuna Beach

TNIS provides a range of exciting and interesting extra curricular opportunities. There are cultural opportunities; sports teams and other activities that students can join or take part in outside of scheduled timetabled classes.

View a list of these activities below.


A very popular aquatic sport that is physically demanding, fun and entertaining for both spectators and participants.
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This exciting league is designed for both girls and boys with a special emphasis on fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship.
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Students have the opportunity to learn how to play the world’s greatest game and meet new friends.
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Get some tips and tricks to improve your cricket technique and then participate in the Cricket Zone Day. Teams will also take part in the Milo Shield Competition.
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Jazz Band

The jazz band is a speciality band for students who have played their instrument for more than a year and want to develop their skills in jazz ensemble playing. All brass instruments are accepted and some woodwind instruments. We also have space for skilled rhythm musicians


The school choir programme aims to provide an opportunity for students who love to sing, to develop their singing skills through more challenging songs. This is a non-auditioned group for any student who wants to join.


Dancesport is a fun way to stay fit, improve co-ordination and increase confidence while learning the discipline of popular dance styles. The programme is run by qualified instructors.

Enviro Council

At Takapuna Normal Intermediate we are striving to create a sustainable environment and to encourage students to care about the environment around them and the future of our precious planet.


A seriously fun sport to try for the first time at Intermediate.

Kapa Haka

Kapahaka is an opportunity for students to gather together to practise and perform Maori songs and dance. Boys have an opportunity to practise their skills with the taiaha and the girls to practise their skills with the poi.
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Learning a Musical Instrument

Get an enormous amount of pleasure and benefit from learning an instrument. An experience that will last a lifetime.
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Participate in one of the most popular team sports in New Zealand.

Rock Band

Wannabe rock stars get to explore their passion for performing by participating in the school rock band. All members have to go through an audition process.
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Sciences Badges

Students participate in a range of science experiments and activities to earn a range of science badges.
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String Ensemble

The String Ensemble is a musical group that includes violin, viola and cello players. We practise a variety of music from popular songs to classical works. Being part of this musical group allows you to improve your performance skills and meet new friends!
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Table Tennis

An opportunity to take part in a great team and individual sport.


The TNIS orchestra is the largest instrumental group in the school, with over 70 members. We play a variety of music from pop songs to classical works. The orchestra provides a great opportunity to be a part of a fun group of musicians, where you will get to meet new people,

Jump Jam

Jump Jam is a high-energy, fun fitness activity that runs in many N.Z. schools, including TNIS. Jump Jam aerobic instructors are trained to lead their teams in Fitness. The instructors learn the choreographed moves to upbeat music,
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Dance involves techniques and movements taken from a variety of dance genres such as ballet, jazz and modern dance. At TNIS our Dance group consists of a mixture of 11 Year 7 and 8 students. This dance group is student focused

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