Kia ora Parents and Caregivers


This week:

Tuesday 28 Feb – Waterwise Rm 13

Wednesday 1 March – Waterwise Rm 15

Next Week – Week 6:

Monday 6 March – Camp Rm 6 – returning Tues 7 March

Tuesday 7 March – Camp Rm 12 – returning Weds 8 March

                            – Waterwise Rm 5

                            – Triathlon Zone Day

Wednesday 8 March – Camp Rm 18 – returning Thurs 9 March

                                 – Waterwise Rm 17

                                 – Boys’ Softball Zone Day

Thursday 9 March – Camp Rm 11 – returning Fri 10 March

                              – Girls’ Softball Zone Day


Important Dates To Note:

Thursday 16 March – The Primary Years Programme (PYP) Parent Information Meeting in the Library at 7pm

Thursday 13 April – Class and individual photographs


Swimming Sports – This year’s Swimming Sports were a great success. It was wonderful to see so many students participate in both competitive and fun races. A team of our best competitive swimmers will shortly be taking part in the Swimming Zone Day.


Congratulations to all the students in Pupuke House and XXX Team for winning their respective competitions.


Waterwise – Waterwise is a required component of our PE programme and all students are expected to participate. This year, each class will spend one day on Term 1 or the start of Term 2 and one day in Term 4 at Waterwise, learning kayaking and Optimist sailing skills. Each class needs parent helpers and trained instructors in order for the programme to take place. Your child’s teacher has emailed a google form that needs to be filled in, please.


If you are interested in taking a larger role and becoming a Waterwise Instructor there is a course starting soon. The dates for the course are: Dates:- March 20 -29 & April 6.

Monday 20 4pm – 8pm

Thursday 23 4pm – 8pm

Saturday 25 8.30am – 12.30pm

Monday 27 4pm – 8pm

Wednesday 29 4pm – 8pm – Written paper.

Thursday April 6 4pm – 8pm – Practical assessment

The course is lead by Scott Leith a very experienced tutor and sailor (a multiple World Masters Champion)


Thank you in advance, for your support – without it the programme would not be possible.

Waterwise Timetable Term 1 and 2 2017






Term 1 Wk5

Tues 28 Feb Day 6


Weds 1 March  Day 1


Week 6

Tues 7 Mar Day 5


Weds 8 March  Day 6



Tues 14 Mar Day 4


Weds 15 March  Day 5



Tues 21 March Day 3


Weds 22 March  Day 5



Tues 28 March Day 2


Weds 29 March  Day 5



Tues 4 April Day 1


Weds 5 April Day 2



Tues 11 April Day 1


Weds 12 April Day 2


Term 2 Wk1

Tues 2 May Day 4


Weds 3 May Day 5



Tues 9 May Day 3


Weds 10 May Day 4



Tues 16 May Day 2


Weds 17 May Day 3



Science Badges – If your child has a special interest in Science, they might like to consider completing a Science Badge. Students can choose the badge and they have choices about the types of activities they need to complete. It is a commitment for your child and it requires that they work independently. It would be great if you could offer some support throughout this. The cost is $6 per badge.


Students completing science badges are offered time to meet on a regular basis to discuss their work, and to meet with other budding scientists. This will be announced in the Daily Notices.


Please look at the website for more information on the different scientific disciplines that there are.


Please email Michelle Brock, our Science Specialist if you have any questions.


Optimist Sailing Competition – Three TNIS students travelled to Picton last week for the Interislander Optimist Ranking Regatta. Points earned from the Ranking Regattas and Nationals this Easter will decide the sailors to represent New Zealand at international events this year. TNIS sailors performed exceptionally well at the Regatta, with two sailors expected to earn International travelling teams places this year. Results out of 114 sailors: 5th Gold Fleet – Mason Mulcahy, 12th Gold Fleet – Robbie Wooldridge and 25th Silver Fleet – Ethan Fong.


Congratulations to these three students. Your commitment and perseverance to this sport is excellent.


L to R is: Robbie, Mason, Ethan


Swimming Success – Congratulations to Savannah-Eve Martin who recently took part in The NZ Junior Swimming Festival,  an annual event that runs over three days.  She won two Gold medals in the 50m and 100m backstroke and also won a Bronze in the 200m backstroke for 10 year old girls in NZ.


Savannah was also the fastest 10 year girl in New Zealand for her 100m backstroke, breaking the North Shore record and made Level 1 in swimming as a 10 year old.  She is 2nd overall in NZ for the 50m backstroke but received Gold for winning her region, and sits 3rd in NZ for the 200m backstroke. She participated in eight events over the weekend and did personal bests in everything.


This is a wonderful achievement and we are very proud of her efforts.


Calling all TNIS Skiers – If you’re interested in being part of a team for the North Island Intermediate Ski Champs, held 21 August 2017, please contact Natalee Taylor or  This will be a parent organised and supervised event.


Ngā mihi nui

Owen, Lorene and Sandy

About the author - Daisy Henderson

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