Welcome to Takapuna Normal Intermediate School (TNIS). The education provided by TNIS ensures that all students are provided with the best opportunities to learn and we use the most current and effective strategies for teaching and learning.

Both the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) and the New Zealand Curriculum provide a framework for educators at TNIS. We deliver an education of the highest quality.

The International Baccalaureate (PYP) is concept driven and provides opportunities for students to ask their own questions, inquire, explore and celebrate their personal successes. A planned approach to the development of student attitudes further helps to support individualised learning.

We work hard to ensure that our school continues to provide enrichment for all students, a nurturing environment and the development of an understanding of global citizenship. All initiatives whether classroom or school wide will focus on student learning and enjoyment of education.

At TNIS students feel safe, not only physically safe but safe enough to express their ideas, to consider, reflect, care, suggest and to congratulate. In this environment, the personality of every student can develop and grow resulting in well-adjusted adolescents. We all work together to provide a supportive learning environment for all students.


Citizenship is Our Path, Excellence is Our Goal


Lorene Hurd

Acting Principal