Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini

My strength is not as an individual but as a collective.

Welcome to

TAKAPUNA NORMAL
INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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

Camp Helpers 2023

Wed Feb 08 02:49pm

A reminder that we REALLY need parent helpers at camp.  If you are interested, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.  You will need to complete the Police Vetting Request & Consent Form and provide identification (drivers licence or passport).  Vetting can take up to 20 working days so this needs to be submitted as soon as possible.


Police Vetting Consent Form

Updated School Map

Tue Feb 07 02:50pm

We are happy to share our updated school map with you.  This is easy to access through the links page of the app.



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TNIS Netball registrations are open on MyKindo

Fri Feb 03 02:07pm

Games are played Tuesday Yr 7’s and Thursday Yr 8’s between 4-8pm at the Netball North Harbour Courts.


Trials: Please attend both trials unless you are away at camp.Yr 7  – 21 and 28 February 3.30 – 5.30pm Year 8 – 23 Feb and 2nd March March 3.30 – 5.30pm.


Netbal players must be registered and the fees paid by the 17th Feb. Fees are non-refundable as all trialist are placed in a team.
Independent selectors from Netball North Harbour select the teams and trials are closed to parents

AUT Millennium Water Polo registrations are open

Fri Feb 03 01:52pm

North Harbour Waterpolo is played at AUT Millennium on Friday afternoon/evening.Your child must be a confident swimmer and be able to tread water for 5 mins in the deep pool to attend these trials. NH Waterpolo runs trials over 5 weeks in term one and then competition runs over terms 2/3/4.


There is a $40.00 fee to trial which you need to register for and pay on MyKindo by the 10th Feb. Trials run Fridays 7.30-8.30 on the  24th Feb, 3, 10, 17 of March.  If your child is selected you will be charged the season fee via Kindo. 
Water Polo

Bus Information 2023

Fri Feb 03 10:08am

 



Bus Information 2023

Hockey

Fri Feb 03 09:38am

North Harbour Hockey are running a world series program. This is not our weekly school competition but something you enter as an individual. If this is something you are interested please see the below link. 


I will be sending out information on TNIS team hockey over the next week or two so keep an eye on notices. 


World Series Hockey

Basketball registrations and trials

Thu Feb 02 12:59pm

Registrations for Basketball are now open on MyKindo. Players need to be registered and fees paid by Monday 6th Feb to be able to trial. I apologise for the short notice, we have been waiting for confirmation from North Harbour Basketball after Event Finda flooded. 


Please see details below 


TIME AND LOCATION – The competition starts on Monday 6th of March and continues for 12 weeks in total. There is no play in the school holidays.
Games are played at either AUT Akoranga, YMCA, Massey Albany or Event  Finder Stadium. Due to flooding at EFS NH Basketball is looking at other locations, to be confirmed. Games are played between 3:50 pm and 9:00 pm in a rotating game schedule week by week.


UNIFORM – All players need to wear the TNIS Basketball singlet and school PE shorts. Singlets can be bought online from SAS North Harbour.
Non-marking indoor sports shoes are a must! Mouthguard must be moulded to fit. (Required)


REGISTRATION – COST – Registrations close on the 6th February. All students must be registered and fees paid on Kindo before they can be placed in a team. The cost for Semester one is $125.00 this includes the Harbour Basketball membership fee and Glory League fees. These fees are non-refundable as all students that register will be placed into a team.


TRIALS – Tuesday  7th Feb yr 7 boys, Thursday 9th Feb yr 8 boys and Tuesday 14th Feb all girls on the TNIS courts at 3.15 – 5.15pm.  These trials are closed to parents. North Harbour basketball runs our trials and selects all of our teams


COACHES AND MANAGERS – All sports rely on the assistance of volunteers to operate effectively. Parents will be asked to give their time as managers and coaches for each team.  We need parent support otherwise the teams can not be registered.


COMMITMENT- Players, coaches and parents/caregivers are agreeing to our TNIS code of conduct by registering there child this is to ensure fair play and commitment. 
Players will need to commit to attending one practice per week. These will be either before or after school, or during lunchtime , in addition to attending every MONDAY afternoon/ evening game.

School to Open for Instruction Friday 3rd February

Wed Feb 01 01:47pm

1st February 2023


Kia ora koutou


On Monday this week, the Secretary for Education took the decision to direct schools and other education providers in Auckland to close for on-site instruction (learning) because of the weather emergency and the need to reduce traffic on roads.


This initial direction was until the 7th of February, which is the last day by which schools must start their term under education regulations.  The Secretary for Education, Iona Holsted, undertook to review the direction to close daily to minimise disruption to schools that can open.


After the review today, the Secretary has lifted the Direction to close.  


As a result of this decision, we have decided that the school will open for instruction for all learners from Friday, 3rd February, and we look forward to welcoming all learners to school. 


The class google meet we had scheduled for Friday will now take place at 10.00 am on Thursday 2nd February. Classroom teachers will email a google meet link to families between 4.00-6.00 pm this afternoon.


We understand that many of you will have made alternative arrangements for the remainder of the week, so if your child will not be attending school on Friday, 3rd February please advise the school office by emailing absentee@tnis.school.nz.


A reminder that school begins at 8.45 am and we would like all learners to be here by 8.30 am each day.  Please note that the school cafe will be open from Tuesday 7th February.


Ngā mihi nui 



Zane Wilson


Principal

School Closure Update

Tue Jan 31 03:02pm

Kia ora koutou


This is certainly not the start to the new school year we wanted. However, we must follow the advice from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE).


I hope you are all keeping safe and that those of you who have issues from the awful weather Auckland is experiencing are managing. 


The Secretary of Education has directed Takapuna Normal Intermediate School (and all schools in the Auckland area) to close until 7 February. This minimises traffic on the roads and allows urgent infrastructure repairs. The school grounds are closed to all learners and parents for the remainder of this week, and we will not be offering online learning.


On Friday, 3 February, all classroom teachers will host a meeting with parents/learners via Google Meet at 10.00 am.   This will replace the face-to-face meetings we had scheduled. This meeting will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s classroom teacher and other learners. Classroom teachers will send the meeting link between 4.00 – 6.00 pm on Thursday, 2  February. 


While we intended to have a Whakatau welcome, due to pressure on the council compliance team and the final signoff of the hall not happening this week, we will now be unable to have the Whakatau. 


The school will be closed all this week. However, we will be clearing emails and phone messages daily. Please ensure you have downloaded our school app for any further updates.


We look forward to welcoming all of our learners on Tuesday, 7 February. We are confident that we can make up for the lost learning time. 


Please note this is an evolving situation, and NEMA and MoE will review the directive daily, based on advice. If anything changes we will update you.



Ngā mihi nui


Zane Wilson

Sport uniforms

Tue Jan 31 12:59pm

SAS North harbour is temporarily closed due to flood damage. If you are needing to buy netball or basketball uniforms you can do so online. Please visit SAS at the below link.


 



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Ministry Announces School Closures

Mon Jan 30 05:18pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers,



The Secretary of Education has directed all schools in the Auckland Region (Wellsford to Pukekohe) must remain closed until 7 February.



Unfortunately, we must cancel all parent-learner meetings tomorrow.  These will be rescheduled as soon as possible.



We are currently working through the implications of this announcement and we will communicate with you again tomorrow.



Stay safe and take care.

Start of School

Mon Jan 30 01:17pm

Our thoughts are with those of you who have been badly affected by rain and flooding this weekend.  Our classrooms escaped flooding, and teachers are excited to welcome the 2023 learners.  Our reception and admin spaces were not so lucky – please only visit these areas if it is essential, for the next two weeks while we clean up and work to reinstate flooring and furniture.  If you have any queries, you can email admin@tnis.school.nz.


Parent-learner meetings will go ahead as scheduled on Tuesday, 31 January, and we will be open for the first full day of school from 8.30 am on Wednesday, 1 February.  We know some of you have been impacted by the flooding and dealing with those issues. If you cannot attend parent-learner meetings or your child will be absent on the first day of school, please get in touch with the office or your child’s teacher.  You can report your child’s absence by emailing absentee@tnis.school.nz.


Unfortunately, due to the weekend weather conditions, the contractors were unable to complete the finishing stages of the auditorium renovation, and we are unable to use it this week, which means we have made the difficult decision to cancel our scheduled whakatau for new learners and families on Wednesday at 11.30 am.


We look forward to seeing all learners on Wednesday.


Stay safe and take care.


Ngā mihi nui

Please stay safe and take care​.​

Sat Jan 28 10:25am

To all our TNIS families, we hope you are safe after the deluge of rain we have experienced in the past 24 hours. Our comfort and support go out to those with severe flooding issues at your properties. Please stay safe and take care​.​


​Kia kaha

Please stay safe and take care​.​

Sat Jan 28 10:04am

To all our TNIS families, we hope you are safe after the deluge of rain we have experienced in the past 24 hours. Our comfort and support go out to those with severe flooding issues at your properties. Please stay safe and take care​.​


​Kia kaha

Please stay safe and take care​.​

Sat Jan 28 09:37am

To all our TNIS families, we hope you are safe after the deluge of rain we have experienced in the past 24 hours. Our comfort and support go out to those with severe flooding issues at your properties. Please stay safe and take care​.​


​Kia kaha

Chromebook Offer

Fri Jan 27 04:05pm

Cleangreen Computers are offering a donation to TNIS with the purchase of a chromebook.  Please see the link below for details:



Cleangreen Computers

School Office Hours, Second Hand Uniform Sale

Mon Jan 23 02:04pm

The school office is open reduced hours this week: Monday to Thursday only, 10am to 2pm.


There will be an opportunity to purchase second hand uniform on Thursday 26th from 12-3pm through the school office, Northcote Rd entrance.  Eftpos/credit card only, no change can be given.


You should have received your class placement email last Tuesday, including start of year information.  Don’t forget to book a meeting with your teacher for Tuesday 31st January using the link in the letter.  The first FULL day of school is Wednesday 1st February.


 


Start of School Information

2023 Donations and School Wide Costs

Tue Jan 17 07:47pm

There was an incorrect link in today’s communication regarding Donations and School Wide Costs.  Please see the correct pdf below.



TNIS 2023 Donations and School Wide Costs

2023 Class Placements

Tue Jan 17 05:02pm

Start of year school information has been emailed today to the email address listed for ‘Caregiver 1’.  Please check your junk/spam folder and email office@tnis.school.nz if you are unable to locate the communication.


Enjoy the rest of the holidays!



Start of School Information

School closes at midday today. Have a great holiday.

Thu Dec 15 08:35am

This a reminder that school finishes at midday today. 


Thank you for being so supportive this year, have a safe and happy holiday break; we look forward to seeing our Year 7’s in 2023 and wish our Year 8’s all the best for High School.

School closes at midday today. Have a great holiday.

Thu Dec 15 08:27am

This a reminder that school finishes at midday today. 


Thank you for being so supportive this year, have a safe and happy holiday break; we look forward to seeing our Year 7’s in 2023 and wish our Year 8’s all the best for High School.

Picnic Day Update

Wed Dec 14 07:47am

Good morning. Because of the weather and the beach being unusable due to wastewater overflow, the decision has been made to cancel the trip to Narrow Neck beach today.


Learners can still come to school in non-uniform attire, and there will still be a Mr Whippy truck on site. 

Trophy and Cup winners – important information

Tue Dec 13 03:04pm

If your child received a trophy or cup at Prizegiving today, they would have been photographed with it after they left the stage. We will send information about how to order these photos as soon as we receive this from Photolife.


All trophies and cups must be returned to TNIS on Wednesday morning please. Please ask your child to bring their trophy to the Office.


Ngā mihi nui

End-of-Year Report Information

Tue Dec 13 03:02pm

 



End-of-year Reports

Prizegiving Parking 13 December

Mon Dec 12 03:34pm

Our courts will be available for parking during the prizegiving at Westlake Girls High School tomorrow.  Entry from 11.30am.

End-of-Year Notices

Fri Dec 09 04:36pm

Please find attached some end-of-year notices for week 9. There are important details for the special events on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.



End of Year Notices

Non-Uniform Day: 9th December

Thu Dec 08 04:09pm

We are having a non-uniform day on Friday the 9th of December for the Auckland City Missions Christmas appeal. Learners wishing to participate in the non-uniform day should bring a can/s or other item listed on the Auckland City Mission Website.


These items will be taken to class and collected by our Student Leaders.

Table tennis player needed for tonight

Wed Dec 07 10:11am

Team Yarik are needing an extra player to fill in for them tonight. Games are played at the table tennis centre behind YMCA and games are from 5-7pm tonight.


If you are able to fill in for this team please email Dionne 


sport@tnis.school.nz

Exciting Opportunity – Translations Now Available

Tue Dec 06 03:39pm

Exciting Opportunity – Korean Translation


 


Exciting Opportunity – Mandarin Translation



 


Kia ora TNIS whānau’s,


We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community’s continued support.


We are currently completing a million-dollar much-needed renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque. 


$1200 – 1x bleacher row (12 available)
$2700 – 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)


A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.


If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at office@tnis.school.nz.


Or, to keep it easy:
Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00
Reference: Bleacher 
Please notify payment details via the email above.


Kind regards,
Zane Wilson, Principal
Meredith McIlory & Courtney Sheehan, Fundraising Coordinators


 

Year 8 leavers shirts

Tue Dec 06 10:12am

The year 8 leavers shirts have been handed out to the learners that ordered them today. 


These can be worn to the school end of year picnic and any non uniform days. Full school uniform must be worn on all other days.


 

Non-Uniform Days Week 8

Mon Dec 05 02:17pm

On Wednesday, the 7th of December, the Kōwhai & Rātā teams will have a non-uniform day to celebrate their efforts on Athletics day and winning the team award for the year. There is no cost for this day.


 


On Friday, the 9th of December, TNIS has a school-wide non-uniform day to raise non-perishable food items for the Auckland City Mission Christmas appeal. Learners wishing to participate in the non-uniform day must bring a non-perishable item to their classroom for donation.

Our latest Newsletter is Available

Fri Dec 02 04:13pm

 



Newsletter Term 4, Week 7

Important Information for 2023 Students – TNIS Camp

Thu Dec 01 02:48pm

This will be held at Chosen Valley, Drury over the period 27 February – 31 March, 2023.


Please click for more information.

Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023 Applications Close today at 5:30 pm

Fri Nov 25 04:47pm

TNIS is looking for Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023. Kaiārahi/School Leadership positions are open to ANY current Year 7 learners. 



The Kaiārahi/School Leaders’ role is to represent the learners of TNIS at events within the school and wider community, work with the Staff and Senior Leadership Team of TNIS to ensure that learners’ ideas and views are understood and model ‘The TNIS Way’. 



Interested learners should follow the link below and read it carefully before applying.


Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023

Boys Beach Volleyball zone day

Tue Nov 22 07:37am

The boys beach volleyball zone day is tomorrow at Miarangi Bay beach volleyball. We have four teams entered but are three players short.


Please email Dionne at sport@tnis.school.nz if you son would like to play tomorrow, they will need to know how to play volleyball, and I will choose three players by 3pm today.


We will be travelling by school van and parent help to the courts. and back to school.

Our Latest Newsletter is now Available

Fri Nov 18 04:35pm

 



Newsletter Term 4, Week 5

Exciting Opportunity

Fri Nov 18 04:33pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau’s,


We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community’s continued support.


We are currently completing a million-dollar much-needed renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque. 


$1200 – 1x bleacher row (12 available)
$2700 – 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)



 


A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.


If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at office@tnis.school.nz.


Or, to keep it easy:
Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00
Reference: Bleacher 
Please notify payment details via the email above.


Kind regards,
Zane Wilson, Principal
Meredith McIlory & Courtney Sheehan, Fundraising Coordinators

Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023

Fri Nov 18 11:03am

TNIS is looking for Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023. Kaiārahi/School Leadership positions are open to ANY current Year 7 learners. 



The Kaiārahi/School Leaders’ role is to represent the learners of TNIS at events within the school and wider community, work with the Staff and Senior Leadership Team of TNIS to ensure that learners’ ideas and views are understood and model ‘The TNIS Way’. 



Interested learners should follow the link below and read it carefully before applying.


Kaiārahi/School Leaders for 2023

Yatching and Triathlon zone days

Tue Nov 15 09:24am

Unfortunately the yatching zone day has been cancelled this year as the school that is meant to run the event couldn’t host it and they couldn’t find anyone to do it for them.


Triathlon was moved from term 1 to term 4 and we have decided to not enter as it clashed with in school activites.


Any questions please contact Dionne Moors Sport Coordinator sport@tnis.school.nz

Exciting Opportunity

Mon Nov 14 05:47pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau’s,


We have appreciated your ongoing support over the year/s and would like to extend to you an exciting and rare opportunity to buy a piece of Takapuna Normal Intermediate School and leave your name as part of our family. This is part of an exciting time at TNIS as we move forward and grow. We truly believe that we are the heart of our community and will flourish with our community’s continued support.


We are currently completing a million-dollar much-needed renovation of our school hall in partnership with the Ministry of Education and TNIS Board of Trustees. We are looking to include retractable, bleacher-style seating. There is a limited number of bleachers available for purchase where you will have full naming rights with a custom-made plaque. 


$1200 – 1x bleacher row (12 available)
$2700 – 1x premium top-tier bleacher (2 available)



 


A huge thank you to those that have already supported us and secured their bleacher.


If your family or business would like to purchase a bleacher, please contact us at office@tnis.school.nz.


Or, to keep it easy:
Acc: 12-3026-0768425-00
Reference: Bleacher 
Please notify payment details via the email above.


Kind regards,
Zane Wilson, Principal
Meredith McIlory & Courtney Sheehan, Fundraising Coordinators

Homestay Families Required

Fri Nov 11 01:05pm

We have two Korean learners arriving to study at TNIS for term 1, 2023 on 10 January next year. Homestay compensation is $320 per student.
Police vetting of anyone over 18 in the home will be required.
A homestay learner is a great chance to share different cultures and widen your child’s worldview.
Any families interested in hosting the visitors, please contact Sophia on studynz@tnis.school.nz.


 

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