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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

Incident

Thu Dec 31 01:14am

Dear parents and whānau


I need to inform you that there has been an unfortunate situation at our school.


The school was notified by the police yesterday (30.12.20) that there was an incident with a 22-year-old male on the school premises overnight. Police are treating this as an unexpected death and the investigation is currently with the Coroner.


The BOT has been working with the Police and MOE TI team and will be making no further statements. At this stage of the police investigation, we are unaware of any connection between the person and our school. 


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased person.


Please contact the police spokesperson for any information.


 

ICAS Science and English Certificates – not arrived

Thu Dec 17 06:11am

For Parents of learners that sat the ICAS Science and English Exams in 2020


TNIS is still waiting on the ICAS certificates for Science and English. UNSW, who run ICAS was contacted on 2 December and they told TNIS that the certificates were late being sent from Australia. That same week, a set of instructions containing information on how to see your child’s results online was sent home in hardcopy.


Unfortunately, TNIS is now closed. The certificates should arrive before school reopens in February. At that time, parents can come in and pick them up from the school office.

TNIS Yearbook 2020 is here!

Wed Dec 16 11:09pm

Dear TNIS whānau,
The long-awaited Virtual Yearbook has launched!
Copy and paste this link into your browser to launch our school YouTube channel and the Year Book! There are 2 parts to this fantastic story of our year so make sure you watch both! Hit like and make sure your classmates have the link too!


Yearbook Part 1. – Part 1
Yearbook Part 2– Part 2


Huge thanks to Nicole Bolton and her fabulous Yearbook team for putting this together.

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Dec 15 12:56am

 



Newsletter Week 10, Term 4 2020

Rāta team Rooms 5 – 8 late back from Picnic Day. Returning to school soon.

Mon Dec 14 02:07am

End of Year reports 2020

Sun Dec 13 07:00pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,
Your child’s classroom and specialist end of year reports will be sent to you via email this afternoon.
If you have not received the reports by tomorrow morning, please first check your spam or junk email folders and then contact Kate Watson – kwatson@tnis.school.nz
If your email address has changed since the beginning of the year, please call to let the office before 12pm today.

TNIS School Picnic reminders – Monday 14 Dec, Woodall Park, Narrow Neck Beach

Sun Dec 13 04:27am

The whole school will be going by bus to and from Woodall Park on Monday 14 December. We will be there from 9.30am – 2.15pm.
Learners can wear sun-smart mufti clothing to and from school on this day. They also need a hat, suitable footwear, a lunch and a big drink bottle. They can bring their togs and towel if they want to swim.
Mr Whippy will be selling icecreams at the park between 10.00am and 12.30pm. If learners want to buy any icecreams, they need to bring cash with them please. There is no other opportunity to purchase any food at the park.
During the day, each team will go across the road to the beach for 45mins. They can swim if they want to. We would appreciate offers of help to supervise the swimming please. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can help.
Swimming Schedule
Kowhai 10:15am
Manuka 11:00am
Rimu 11:45am
Rata 12:30pm
Totara 1:15pm
If the weather is not suitable on Monday for the picnic, the learners can still wear their mufti clothing to school.

School finishes at 12pm on Tuesday. No school buses will be operating on Tuesday from midday.

Thu Dec 10 08:13pm

Learners will be going home at 12pm on Tuesday. There will not be any school buses at 12pm or 3pm that day.

Takarunga House, Mufti Day Today – Thursday 10 December

Wed Dec 09 04:45pm

Takarunga House won the House points competition for Term 4 and 2020. All learners in Takarunga house may wear mufti today, Thursday 10 December.

Our latest newsletter is now available – IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT END OF YEAR EVENTS

Tue Dec 08 03:23am

 



Newsletter Week 9 Term 4 2020

Year 8 donation of good second-hand uniform

Tue Dec 08 02:46am

We would be very grateful for any donations of clean and tidy uniform items from our Year 8s.


If you are able to donate some uniform items, please ask your child to bring it to the Food Technology Room on Tuesday morning 15 December. Your child can wear mufti on this day if you are donating uniform. 

2021 Uniform Orders – Change in Collection Date

Mon Dec 07 08:16pm

Unfortunately we have had to amend our uniform collection arrangements due to supply chain delays.


Uniform collection Saturday 19th December, 2020 POSTPONED


New uniform collection date: Saturday 23rd January, 2021

Reminder – Year 8 Farewell Assemblies on Wednesday

Mon Dec 07 03:17am

Year 8 Farewell Assemblies
Wednesday, 9th December, School Auditorium
– 9:15am: Kōwhai – Rāta – Rimu (Rooms 1 – 12)


– 11:15am: Tōtara – Mānuka (Rooms 13 – 20)
Our Year 8 Farewell assemblies are a celebration of our Year 8s’ TNIS experience over the past two years. We welcome whānau to share this special time with us. Due to space restrictions in our school auditorium, we ask that you please limit your number of whānau to two.
Each assembly should last approximately one hour.

TNIS School Picnic Monday 14 Dec 2020 at Woodall Park, Narrowneck Beach

Sun Dec 06 11:59pm

The whole school will be going by bus to and from Woodall Park on Monday 14 December. We will be there from 9.30am – 2.15pm.


Learners can wear sun-smart mufti clothing to and from school on this day. They also need a hat, suitable footwear, a lunch and a big drink bottle. They can bring their togs and towel if they want to swim.


Mr Whippy will be selling icecreams at the park between 10.00am and 12.30pm. If learners want to buy any icecreams, they need to bring cash with them please. There is no other opportunity to purchase any food at the park.


During the day, each team will go across the road to the beach for 45mins. They can swim if they want to. We would appreciate offers of help to supervise the swimming please. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can help.


Swimming Schedule 


Kowhai   10:15am  


Manuka   11:00am


Rimu   11:45am  


Rata   12:30pm  


Totara   1:15pm


If the weather is not suitable on Monday for the picnic, the learners can still wear their mufti clothing to school.

Year 7 learners’ siblings or cousins attending TNIS for 2021

Sun Dec 06 10:31pm

If your child has a sibling or cousin who is attending TNIS for 2021, please could you email Sandy Harford to let her know, so that they do not get placed in the same class? sharford@tnis.school.nz


 

TNIS Cultural Day Today

Wed Dec 02 07:22pm

Kia Ora Whanau,


Due to unsettled weather, we have decided to hold our Cultural Day inside the classrooms.  All performces from our cultural groups will be recorded and shared to the classrooms.


Thanks to all the people who have offered support.  We apologise for the change in plans.

Parent Helpers’ Morning Tea – Tomorrow, 10am School Auditorium

Mon Nov 30 09:29pm

Our annual parent helpers’ morning tea is happening tomorrow morning at 10am in the school auditorium. If you have given your time and energy to TNIS this year, perhaps by coaching a team, joining a school trip or helping out in any way shape or form, we would love to see you. We have some performances from talented learners and a delicious morning tea.

End of Year Social – Wednesday 9 December

Mon Nov 30 04:38am

Our end of year social “Aurora Above” is happening next week on Wednesday 9th December, 7pm – 9pm.


Tickets are $5 and are available through Kindo under “School Events and Sales”. They will be distributed to learners in class the day after they have been bought.


Kindo ticket sales close at 11am on the day of the event. Tickets bought on the day of the social will be distributed after 11am. There will be limited door sales but they will not be eligible for spot prizes.


Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening – please bring coins! There will be a live DJ.


Doors open at 7pm. Learners must be picked up in person by a parent/caregiver from the school hall at 9pm. Learners will not be allowed to leave the hall unless they are with a parent/caregiver.

TNIS Leavers Polo Shirt – MUST BE ORDERED BY 5PM TODAY

Sun Nov 29 11:37pm

NOTE: The Leavers’ Polo is an optional purchase for Year 8 learners only.


The shirts must be ordered through Kindo by 5pm today.


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.
TNIS Leavers Polo Shirt

Year 8 Farewell Assemblies – Wednesday 9 December

Sun Nov 29 11:21pm

Year 8 Farewell Assemblies


Wednesday, 9th December, School Auditorium


– 9:15am: Kōwhai – Rāta – Rimu (Rooms 1 – 12)
– 11:15am: Tōtara – Mānuka (Rooms 13 – 20)


Please note the updated time for Tōtara and Mānuka. There was an error in the newsletter that has now been fixed.


Our Year 8 Farewell assemblies are a celebration of our Year 8s’ TNIS experience over the past two years. We welcome whānau to share this special time with us. Due to space restrictions in our school auditorium, we ask that you please limit your number of whānau to two.


Each assembly should last approximately one hour.

TNIS 2020 School Leavers Polo Shirts. (Orders must be in by Monday 30 Nov 2020)

Fri Nov 27 09:05pm

We are pleased to announce that this year we have introduced a Leavers Polo 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 30 November. 


The school office has a size set if you are unsure of the size. 


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.



TNIS 2020 School Leavers Polo Shirts

TNIS Cultural Celebration Week is happening next week!

Thu Nov 26 10:28pm

Please click on the button link to see the available activities and workshops for TNIS learners to take part in next week. You may like to go through them with your child


Learners have been given access to the sign-up sheets for each activity/workshop.
Cultural Celebration Day – Activities and Workshops

TNIS 2020 School Leavers Polo Shirts. (Orders must be in by Monday 30 Nov 2020)

Wed Nov 25 09:01pm

We are pleased to announce that this year we have introduced a Leavers Polo 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 30 November. 


The school office has a size set if you are unsure of the size. 


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.
TNIS 2020 School Leavers Polo Shirts

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Wed Nov 25 01:38am

 



Newsletter Week 7, Term 4 2020

Sport and Cultural Group Photos – ordering is now available

Wed Nov 25 01:33am

Photolife Sport & Cultural Group Schoot Keys have been delivered to your child’s classroom. This card enables you to view photos and order online.


Order by Sunday midnight 29 November for free delivery to TNIS.

Cultural Celebration Day, Thursday 3 December

Tue Nov 24 01:51am

Join us as we celebrate cultural diversity at TNIS through our “How We Express Ourselves” unit of inquiry. There will be performances, games and a chance to discuss our new understandings.


For more information, please click on the button below.



Cultural Celebration Day

Takapuna Christmas Carnival – 5 December

Mon Nov 23 04:48am

When: Saturday, 5th December


Time: 10am – 4pm (Markets open and live music til 8pm!)


Where: 38 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna.


A great Christmas Market with food, craft, gift and activity stalls, as well as kids entertainment and performances, rides, bouncy castle, games and activities – and event toys and things for the extra littlies!



Takapuna Christmas Carnival

2021 Planning

Tue Nov 17 03:41am

If you have a Year 7 child who will NOT be returning to TNIS for Year 8 in 2021, please let us know as soon as possible.  You can email admin@tnis.school.nz or phone us on 09 489 3940.


Thank you.

Christmas Gift Ideas – TNIS Fundraising for Sports Equipment and Chromebooks for Classrooms

Sun Nov 15 09:43pm

Fantastic gifts are now available on your school Kindo shop – and they all give money back to our school! Lots of great gift ideas for teachers, family and friends (or yourself!), all provided by creative NZ small businesses. Orders close Friday 27 November.  Delivery to school by Friday 4 December.


Purchase through Kindo.


 



Cookie Box



Cookie Bites



Nil Sustainable Bathroom and Kitchen Products



Munch Eco Essentials

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Wed Nov 11 12:52am

 



Newsletter Week 5, Term 4 2020

Basketball Player Wanted.

Fri Nov 06 03:12am

If your child would like to join a basketball team we are looking for a player to join the boys Raptors Team.  Please email sport@tnis.school.nz

WGHS – Entrance testing and orientation for Year 9 students enrolled at WGHS in 2021 – LATER START FOR TNIS YEAR 8 GIRLS

Thu Nov 05 07:33pm

Friday 13 November WGHS Entrance Testing and Orientation


Due to our Jubilee assembly, WGHS have agreed to a late start for Year 8 girls attending the entrance testing and orientation for Year 9 students enrolled at WGHS in 2021.


The girls will attend our Jubilee assembly and walk together to WGHS for a 10am start.

Athletics Information 2020

Thu Oct 29 02:18am

Kia ora parents and caregivers,



Our Whole School Athletics Day is scheduled for Tuesday 3 November. Held at the Takapuna Athletics Club, events will run from 9:30am – 2:15pm. Parents, caregivers and whānau are warmly invited to come and watch.



All learners are required to participate in athletics either as competitive or non-competitive. If your child is unable to participate due to injury or sickness, please email their classroom teacher.


Please see the timetable and learner instructions via the link below for more information.



Athletics Information 2020

Rainbows End Fun Day Sunday 8 November $40 per ticket

Thu Oct 29 02:04am

The Blue Light Rainbows End Fun Day has been re-scheduled for Sunday 8 November.


If your child would like to attend this fun day, please get them to bring $40 to the Office as soon as possible. We only have 25 tickets to sell.
This ticket includes entry to the park, a sausage sizzle, and drinks for the students and bus
transport to and from the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Centre, 44 Northcote Road, Northcote
– The ticket must be completed by the parents prior to the student arriving at the Netball Centre, Northcote Road, on Sunday 8th November. If the parent consent is not signed, the student will not be able to board the bus and go to Rainbows End.
– Students to bring a raincoat in case of wet weather and a full water bottle or similar, food to snack on, and are welcome to bring money to spend at the cafés.
– If your child brings a phone or similar, they are responsible for looking after these items. Police will take no responsibility for lost or stolen items.
– The buses will leave the Netball Courts at 09.30am – all the students to be there by
9.15am at the latest.
– Students will be returned to the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Centre at 4.15pm on Sunday 8th November for parents to pick up.
– NB if the parent/caregivers are not at Barfoot and Thompson Netball Centre , 44
Northcote Road, Northcote to collect your child at 4.15pm, the child will be taken
to North Shore Policing Centre, Parkway Drive, Mairangi Bay to wait for you there.
– No students will be permitted to walk home from the bus, your child must be collected by an adult by 4.15pm.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email:
Steve : Stephen.Harwood2@police.govt.nz Cell: 0211914342
Tania: tania.wansink@police.govt.nz Cell: 0211914360

Parents of Year 8 Girls, WGHS – Community Health Consultation

Wed Oct 28 12:03am

Westlake Girls High School have asked us to share a link to their Health Education Survey. Their goal is to, “collect community voice on our health education programme to ensure we are meeting the needs of the NZ Curriculum and of the students in front of us.”


The information gathered will give them rich data to consider for their Year 9 programme.


Please click on the link below to complete the survey.



Westlake Girls High School Health Education Survey

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Oct 27 12:39am

 



Newsletter Week 3, Term 4

Reminder – Team and Group Photographs tomorrow, Friday 23 October

Wed Oct 21 08:04pm

Team and Group Photographs are taking place tomorrow,  Friday 23 October.


All sports teams and school cultural, service and academic groups will be photographed.


All sports teams will be photographed in PE gear unless they have a special sports outfit that they usually wear. All other groups will be photographed in their formal school uniforms.
Please see this Team and Group Photographs 2020 Schedule for the order of the photographs. The times listed are approximate.
Coaches and managers are invited to be part of these photos too.

REMINDER: Mufti Day Tomorrow – LOUD SHIRT DAY $2

Wed Oct 21 12:03am

Our school leaders have organised a mufti day tomorrow to support Loud Shirt Day. The charity supports the two organisations in NZ that provide cochlear implants to people with hearing impairments. Please encourage your child to wear something bright and bring $2



LOUD SHIRT DAY – School Leader Promo

 

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