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Giving your child the best opportunities for their learning.

* Excellent academic results
* Highly qualified teaching staff
* Excellent learning facilities
* Focus on the individual learner
* Strong support for international students
* Wide range of extra-curricular learning opportunities
* Sophisticated technology to enhance student achievement
* Future-focused

Latest Notifications

Start of Year Information

Fri Jan 21 01:20pm

We are excited about welcoming students back to school! 

Some information about the start of the year follows:

We will hold a second hand uniform sale on Thursday 27 January from 12-3pm, via the school office, Northcote Rd entrance. Please note you will need to scan in, wear a mask and maintain safe distancing.  Eftpos/credit card only, no change can be given.  Second hand uniform will also be available for purchasing on the interview day, 1 February.

See below pdf for new uniform purchasing details via The U Shop, View Rd, Wairau Valley.

Basic stationery supplies are included in our school wide costs, and provided to all learners in the first week.

Once class placements are complete (early next week), you will receive an email with your child’s classroom teacher, and a link to book a short meeting with them on Tuesday 1 February. The purpose of this meeting is for the learner and parents to meet the teacher and share information that will support learning at school.  Attendance on that day is only required for the meeting.  Children do not need to wear uniform for the meeting.

Payment of school donations and school wide costs is via kindo.  You will receive access to this with the email mentioned above.

Wednesday 2 February: First full day of school in class – students should arrive at 8.30am.

If you have any queries, the school office will open from Tuesday 25 January, 10am to 2pm.


The U Shop

Teacher Assistant Position available at TNIS for 2022

Fri Jan 21 08:37am

We have a Teacher Assistant position available for 2022 to start as soon as possible in Term 1.

The position is for 27.5 hours per week (8.45am – 2.45pm daily) and includes some playground duty. This role is to help support learners in a team of four classrooms.  Prior experience is not essential as training will be given.

For more information, please email Sandy Harford sharford@tnis.school.nz.

Please include a CV with your letter of application.  Applications close on Tuesday 1 February.

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Mon Dec 13 11:36am


Newsletter Week 9, Term 4 2021

Leavers Shirts have now arrived. If you ordered a shirt please ask your child to collect it from the office.

Mon Dec 13 10:27am

Specialist Report – DELAY

Fri Dec 10 12:06pm

Kia ora,

We apologise for the delay in receiving your child’s specialist report.

We have contacted our student management system provider and the report will be in your inbox by this evening.

If you have still not received the specialist report by 12pm tomorrow, please email Kate Watson kwatson@tnis.school.nz

Thank you again for your patience

Ngā mihi,

TNIS Staff

Specialist Reports

Fri Dec 10 08:28am

Mōrena e te whānau,

The specialist reports error has been corrected and they have been emailed again this morning. Apologies once again and thank you for your patience.

Ngā mihi,

TNIS Staff

End of Year Classroom and Specialist Reports

Thu Dec 09 11:54am

Kia ora e te whānau,

Your child’s end of year reports will be emailed to you this afternoon. There are two separate reports:

– Classroom report

– Specialist report

The reports will arrive in two separate emails.


– The emails will be sent from office@tnis.school.nz

– Please check your junk/bin/spam mail, especially if your email is a Hotmail address

If you have not received the reports by 12pm Friday, please email Kate Watson kwatson@tnis.school.nz.

Ngā mihi,

TNIS Staff

Prize Giving Presentation 2022

Thu Dec 09 09:08am

Please click on the link below to view our online Prize Giving presentation. The presentation will be available to view until January 14 2022.

NOTE: this is not a live presentation but a series of slides with videos embedded.

Prize Giving 2022

Our latest newsletter is now available. NOTE: There is important information contained in the newsletter about end of year organisation.

Wed Dec 08 02:16pm

Newsletter Week 8, Term 4 2021

School Organisation Until the End of the School Year

Thu Nov 25 02:41pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,

Thank you again for your support as we navigate the last few weeks of school under the Ministry of Education (MOE) guidelines.

Yesterday, we received confirmation from the MOE that there will be NO CHANGES to the current guidelines for the rest of the year. This means that our staggered-timetable will stay in place until our last day of school, Tuesday 14 December.

As you can imagine, accurate record-keeping of student attendance is vitally important for the purposes of contact tracing should we ever have an infectious Covid case at TNIS.

We are finding that there are a number of learners attending on their face-to-face learning days with irregularity. If you receive a text from TNIS informing you that your child is not at school, you MUST reply so that we can update our records accordingly.

It has been so great to have our learners back here at school with us.

Ngā mihi nui,

TNIS Staff

2021 Leavers T-Shirts are available to order through KIndo.

Thu Nov 25 10:57am

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Leavers T-Shirt is now available on Kindo, these are for Year 8 learners only.
They are an optional purchase as a piece of Year 8 memorabilia.

There is a very quick turnaround time. The shirts must be ordered through Kindo by the close of business on Monday 29 November.

Please make sure your type the correct name that your child would like printed on the back of the shirt on the order form.
Click on the button below to see a mock-up of the design.

View PDF

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Wed Nov 24 05:10pm


Newsletter Week 16 Term 4 2021

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Thu Nov 18 03:52pm


Newsletter Week 5, Term 4 2021

ICAS Session Code – Science

Thu Nov 18 10:46am

Kia ora,
This alert is for parents/caregivers of learners sitting the ICAS Science test today.
The session code for the Science test is:
Please refer to the instructions sent previously for logging in.

ICAS Session Code – Mathematics

Wed Nov 17 10:54am

Kia ora,

This alert is for parents/caregivers of learners sitting the ICAS Mathematics test today.

The session code for the Mathematics test is:


Please refer to the instructions sent previously for logging in.


Wed Nov 17 05:17am

Thank you to those of you who have completed the survey to let us know if your child will be returning to school this week.

If you have not already done so, please click on the link below and complete the survey today. The information is needed to ensure the safe return of our tamariki to school on-site and to enable teachers to plan accordingly for both face-to-face and online learning programmes.


Return to School Survey

IMPORTANT – Returning to School Information

Mon Nov 15 03:08pm

Kia ora koutou,

We hope this communication finds you and your whānau safe and well. 

As stated in our last communication, we are delighted to be able to welcome more tamariki back onsite under Alert Level 3 from next Wednesday 17 November.

We know learning kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) is the best option for children and young people. It’s important for them to connect with their friends and teachers and it helps their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

If your child is already attending school full-time they will continue to. For other children returning, we will manage the number of students attending each day to keep everyone safe.

Even with the Delta variant, the risk of COVID-19 transmission in schools is low because of all the public health measures we will have in place. What this will look like:

– The number of tamariki and staff onsite each day will be limited. Classes will return to school in a staggered manner, following this timetable for the remainder of the school year.
– All learners need two named masks each day – one to wear and a spare in case it gets lost
– School cafe will be open for lunch orders only – delivered to classrooms
– Those onsite will be kept in separate groups, including the use of separate toilets and staggered break times.
– Learners can choose to wear either their PE uniform or full school uniform for the whole day, including coming to and going home from school. They will not be allowed to change uniforms at school.
– We will ensure our classrooms are well-ventilated
Learners will be reminded to wash/sanitise their hands regularly throughout the day 
– We will continue to practice physical distancing where possible
– All surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned at the end of every school day.
– If you choose not to send your child to school, online learning activities will continue to be offered through Google classroom. Please note that their teacher will be unavailable throughout the day as they will be dealing with learners at school.

In addition, all staff and children are required to wear face coverings indoors (unless they have an exemption), and we’ll ensure all staff (and external contractors) who are onsite are fully vaccinated or will have had at least one dose of the vaccine and return a negative weekly test.

What you can do to help:

– Keep your child at home if they are sick. 
– If your child becomes unwell during the day please pick them up as soon as you are contacted
– if you need to pick up your child or speak to a staff member in person, please come to the school office front door and follow the instructions displayed there 
– Wear a face covering and maintain a two-metre distance from people not in your household bubble
– Get advice from your doctor if you or your child has complex medical needs (and please get in touch so that we can support your child to return onsite, wherever possible)
– Avoid having playdates inside with children from other families at Alert Level 3

We would encourage you to talk to your child about what our plans are and why this is happening.

It is vitally important that you complete this survey to let us know if you are intending for your child to return to school this week and advise us of their vaccination status.

If you have questions or concerns, you can contact your child’s teacher by email.

We look forward to seeing you back at school next week.
Ngā mihi, 

TNIS Staff

Important information for all BUS USERS

Mon Nov 15 01:57pm

The Ministry has asked that each school keeps a record of the buses learners travel on when travelling to and from school.

If you intend for your child to travel to and/or from TNIS from now until the end of the school year, please complete the survey by following the link below.

Bus Survey

ICAS Exams – IMPORTANT INFORMATION for parents of learners registered for the Mathematics and Science Exams

Mon Nov 15 01:31pm

Kia ora,
Please read the information by following the link below if you have registered your child for the ICAS Maths and/or Science exams.

NOTE: If your child has not been registered for the exams already you are NOT ABLE to register them as the registration period ended in Term 3.

– The Maths test will be held this Wednesday 17 November at 11am.
– The Science test will be held this Thursday 18 November at 11am.

NOTE: These are the only times that we will provide access to these tests. We are unable to do any catch-up test times for learners unable to sit the tests at these times.

ICAS – Online Testing Information

ICAS Exams: Mathematics and Science – UPDATE

Fri Nov 12 03:20pm

Kia ora,

In our last newsletter we stated that the ICAS exams for Science and Mathematics would happen on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Instead, the exams will happen on Wednesday and Thursday of next week when the majority of learners will be at school. Any learners at home will still be able to take the tests online.

Ngā mihi


Our latest newsletter is now available.

Fri Nov 12 10:17am


Newsletter Week 4, Term 4 2021

Student Vaccination Register: Survey Update

Thu Nov 11 05:43pm

Kia ora,

In our last communication, we asked you to complete the Student Vaccination Register Survey which contained a question requiring you to upload proof of your child’s vaccination status. It has come to our attention that currently the online “My Covid Record” is not available to anyone under the age of 16. This has now been removed.

Although an application to the Ministry of Education can be made individually to obtain a vaccination confirmation letter, there is an unprecedented demand for this service. As a result, TNIS will not require you to upload proof at this time.

Please do still complete the Student Vaccination Register Survey to register your child’s vaccination status.

Ngā mihi,

TNIS Staff

Returning To School Information

Thu Nov 11 03:20pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,

We thank you for your patience as we have been working through the organisation and logistics for our return to school next week. Please read the information contained in this communication carefully so that we can have a smooth transition to face-to-face learning.

Please also follow the link at the bottom of this alert to complete the Student Vaccination Register as mandated by the Ministry of Education.

Return to School

Our number one priority in welcoming our tamariki back onto our school site is to keep them and our staff as safe as possible. Taking into consideration advice from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and in order to mitigate risk, we will be reducing the number of learners that we have onsite at any one time.

Our plan is outlined below. It is very important that you familiarise yourself with the plan and in particular the timetabled days that your child will be invited to attend school on site.


Classes will return to school in a staggered manner, following this timetable for the remainder of the school year.
– Breaktimes will be staggered.
– Learners will have specific toilets that their team of 4 classes will use.
– All surfaces in classrooms will be cleaned and sanitised at the end of every school day.
– All tamariki and staff will be required to wear a face-covering as mandated by the MOE.
– If you choose not to send your child to school, online learning will continue to be offered. Please note that their teacher will be less available throughout the day as they will be dealing with learners at school.

Student Vaccination Register

As you will be aware the MOE has made it a requirement for all schools to keep a student vaccination register. This is a confidential register which will help to keep our school as safe as possible. In order to gather this information, we have included a link below to a survey where you are invited to share your child’s vaccination status. Learners will be deemed unvaccinated if:

The information is not provided
Your child is under the age of 12
Proof of vaccination is not included
Proof of Vaccination

My Covid Record website https://app.covid19.health.nz/ can be used to take a screenshot of the status of your child and survey. This photo must include the child’s name. It is very easy to register and obtain this evidence.

If you would like more information about the Covid vaccine, please visit:https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/how-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccination/what-to-expect- when-you-get-your-vaccinations/

We would like to thank you for your cooperation during these difficult and ever-changing times.

Ngā mihi,

Student Vaccination Register

Return to School Update

Wed Nov 10 04:55pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,

Today, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has decided that it is safe for us to return to school on-site from Wednesday 17 November. This is exciting news and we are very much looking forward to being back at school and working with our tamariki face-to-face.

We are currently working through the structure and detail of our return to ensure the safety of our tamariki and staff as we follow MOE guidelines. We will send an update tomorrow with our staggered school attendance plan.  

Ngā mihi,

TNIS staff

Parent/Caregiver Alert Level 3 Survey November 2021

Mon Nov 08 09:40pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,

If there are no caregivers available to supervise your child at home and you require them to return to school on Wednesday 10 November for supervision under Alert Level 3 – Step 2, please click on the link below and complete the form by 4pm, Tuesday 9 November so that we can plan accordingly.

Parent/Caregiver Alert Level 3 Survey November 2021

BOT Letter to Community – November 2021

Thu Nov 04 06:39pm


BOT Letter to Community – November 2021

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Wed Nov 03 01:03pm


Newsletter Week 3, Term 4 2021

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Thu Oct 28 03:07pm


Newsletter Week 2, Term 4 2021

As an IB school, these Learner Profiles are the foundation of the IB PYP learning experience

Inquirers – Thinkers – Communicators – Risk Takers – Knowledgeable
Principled – Caring – Open-Minded – Balanced – Reflective

Latest ERO Report

School Payments

Prospectus for enrolment 2021