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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

3D Design (Thursdays) and Robotics (Tuesdays) After School Classes for Term 3

Thu Jul 29 08:01pm

For more information and to enrol in these afterschool classes, please use these links.


3D Design Term 3


Robotics Term 3


 

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Thu Jul 29 04:38pm

 



Newsletter Week 1, Term 3 2021

Basketball Registrations close 28 July 2021. All basketball players need to be registered and fees paid for them to be placed in a team.

Tue Jul 27 01:23pm

Reminder about ‘Keeping Ourselves Safe’ Parent Information Meeting 27 July at 6.30pm in the Library with Murray Fenton, Community Constable.

Mon Jul 26 09:24am

There is an opportunity to attend a meeting in the Library at 6.30pm on Tuesday 27 July, where Murray Fenton will answer any questions about the ‘Keeping Ourselves Safe’ Programme that will take place from Week 2 this term.


Please click on this link for information about the content of this programme.

TNIS Learner Led Conversations – Information and Bookings, Wednesday 4 August.

Sun Jul 25 08:00pm

On Wednesday 4 August, you will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation led by your child about their learning. These learner-led conversations will be held between 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. You will be able to select a 30-minute time block that best suits you. There may be up to five learners having their conversations in the classroom at the same time.
To book your 30-minute time slot online, please log on to the following website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the School Code : ehpww
Follow the instructions on this website to select your child’s room number and teacher and the time slot you wish to book. An email will be sent to you confirming the time. If you do not have internet access please phone the School Office (489-3940) and we will be able to book a time for you. 

We look forward to your support on this special occasion.

Sports Camp buses due at TNIS

Fri Jul 09 03:24pm

The buses should arrive about 3pm but there is heavy traffic. Parents of sports camp learners can come and park on the courts before 2.55pm or after 3.10pm due to the arrival of the school buses.

Mid Year Reports – Classroom and Specialist

Thu Jul 08 05:41pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,


Due to a technical error, some parents and caregivers did not receive their child’s reports. This has now been rectified and all reports have been resent. If you have already received your child’s report, this is a copy of the original.


Of course, if you have not yet received your child’s report and do not receive this new emailed report by 10am tomorrow morning, please email kwatson@tnis.school.nz


Ngā mihi,


Kate

Clarification on School Reports

Thu Jul 08 12:57pm

Kia ora,


You will notice that only some of the Units Of Inquiry on the righthand side of the report have achievement and effort grades. This is because only some of the Units of Inquiry have been covered so far this year. The grades for the others will be present, once the work has been completed, on the end of year reports.


This is the same for the mid year specialist reports. Your child will receive achievement and effort grades for the two specialist areas they have completed in full so far this year.


Ngā mihi,


Kate

High School Open Evenings for 2022 Enrolment

Wed Jul 07 06:50pm

Kia ora parents and whānau of Year 8 learners,


Open evenings/days for our four closest high schools are:


– Westlake Girls High School – Tuesday 27 July, 4pm & 6pm


– Takapuna Grammar School – Thursday 29 July, 4pm & 5:30pm


– Northcote College – Saturday 31 July, 12pm – 3pm


– Westlake Boys High School – Thursday 5 August, 6pm


For more information, please go to the High School websites:



Westlake Boys High School

Northcote College

Westlake Girls High School

Takapuna Grammar Schooll

Mid-Year Reports 2021

Tue Jul 06 07:26pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,


Your child’s classroom and specialist mid-year reports will be sent to you via email tomorrow afternoon. If you have not received the reports by 10am Thursday 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 contact the school office before 12pm tomorrow to update our records.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Our final newsletter for Term 2 is now available

Tue Jul 06 12:54pm

 



Newsletter Week 10, Term 2 2021

Teaching Your Child Resilience – Presentation Wednesday 7 July, TNIS Auditorium

Mon Jul 05 03:44pm

Resilience: Presentation 1


Wednesday 7th July 2021, 6.30-7.30


Takapuna Normal Intermediate Auditorium


Seminar: Understanding and Building Resilience in our young people. 


Our current social landscape presents many challenges for our children, some of which involve technologies and world events that are unprecedented or unfamiliar.


Resilience as a mindset and character trait is the strongest predictor of success for young people aiming to navigate these challenges.


In this seminar we will explore:


What exactly is a resilient mindset?
How can we nurture it within ourselves and our children?
What are the factors that can undermine this process?
Can we form a set of principles around resilience and mental health similar to healthy eating/exercising strategies that benefit our physical health?
 


Presenter: John Meeske MSc Psychology (Hons)


John has worked in the area of mental health for over 20 years, advising people on a diverse range of mental/emotional issues. His passion is to encourage families to foster resilience as early as possible to guard against issues such as anxiety and depression in the future.

Gymnastics Zone Day Information and sign-up form.

Mon Jul 05 10:08am

The Gymnastics Zone Day is being held on 25 August. 


For information and to register your child’s interest in taking part in this competition, please fill in this form.


Learners must have had some prior experience of gymnastics and can do handstands, cartwheels and backward rolls etc.


Competition Gymnasts can also take part in this competition and will perform their current competitive routines.


Meetings will be advertised in the Daily Notices.


Tuesday is the last day to sign up to this Zone Day.


 


 

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Jun 29 04:57pm

 



Newsletter Week 9, Term 2 2021

Matariki Celebration this Thursday. Please RSVP through the link.

Mon Jun 28 06:55pm

Matariki Dawn Celebration (Thursday 1 July, 7am – 8am)
We would like to invite you and your whānau to celebrate the Māori New Year with Takapuna Normal Intermediate School this THURSDAY 1st July, from 7am – 8am in the school hall.

Our Kapa Haka will perform, there will be Matariki storytelling and shared kai (porridge). We will also have gluten and dairy-free breakfast options available.



So that we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes please click on the RSVP link below.


 



Matariki Celebration – RSVP


If you have any queries, please feel free to email Kate Watson kwatson@tnis.school.nz. Please RSVP by Tuesday 29 June. We look forward to seeing you there!
Ngā mihi,
TNIS Staff

Jester Pie Day – AIMS Fundraiser

Mon Jun 28 12:19pm

A reminder to get your Jesters Pie orders in on kindo before 11am tomorrow, for delivery to class on Wednesday this week.

Jesters Pie Day, Wednesday 30 June – Fundraiser for AIMS

Tue Jun 22 10:40am

AIMS is the largest sporting event for Intermediate aged children in NZ, it is held in Tauranga.


We have 4 teams attending AIMS this year, waterpolo, boys basketball boys Hockey and Netball. It is a week long event, and our teams will be competing against some of the best schools in the country.


The teams have been training all year for this event, and are looking forward to playing their best and making TNIS proud.


You can help support them by buying a Jester’s pie on Kindo for delivery to classrooms at lunchtime on Wednesday 30 June.  Orders close 11am on Tuesday 29 June.

TNIS Waterpolo Term 3 & 4. If your child is interested in playing Waterpolo please email me at sports@tnis.school.nz. Thanks Katrina

Mon Jun 21 05:45pm

 



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Auckland Transport – Smales Farm Platform B Extension Work

Mon Jun 21 03:21pm

Please click on the link below for further information.
Smales Farm – Platform B Extension Work

Headlice notification in Rm 14

Mon Jun 21 10:56am

We have had a notification of a case of headlice in Rm 14. We strongly recommend that you check your child’s hair this evening and treat it if necessary.


Here is some information about the treatment and prevention of headlice.

Netsafe Parent Workshop Evening – TOMORROW 6:30pm, School Library

Mon Jun 21 10:37am

Netsafe Parent Workshop Evening


Tuesday 22 June at 6:30pm, in the school library


A reminder that we will be holding NETSAFE parent workshops tomorrow evening to provide you with practical ideas that you can use to keep your children safe whilst they are online.


The workshops are based on parents’ common concerns about online safety. We would like to ensure that the workshops are tailored to the concerns of TNIS parents and would appreciate you taking 1-2 minutes to fill out the short survey via the link.


Netsafe Parent Workshop Evening – Concerns


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

You and your whānau are invited to the TNIS Matariki Celebration.

Mon Jun 21 09:45am

Matariki Dawn Celebration (Thursday 1 July, 7am – 8am)


We would like to invite you and your whānau to celebrate the Māori New Year with Takapuna Normal Intermediate School on THURSDAY 1st July, from 7am – 8am in the school hall.


Matariki is the rising of a star cluster, which represents the Māori New Year. Matariki traditionally symbolises a time for fertility, remembrance and celebration as Māori gave thanks to the year gone by and to welcome the new beginnings of the year to come. Now it’s a special time to celebrate our Māori culture in Aotearoa.


Our Kapa Haka will perform, there will be Matariki storytelling and shared kai (porridge). We will also have gluten and dairy-free breakfast options available.


So that we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes please click on the RSVP link below.


Matariki Celebration – RSVP


If you have any queries, please feel free to email Kate Watson kwatson@tnis.school.nz. Please RSVP by Monday 28 June. We look forward to seeing you there!


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

The Great TNIS Pyjama Drive – Community Action

Fri Jun 18 11:23am

Kia ora TNIS whānau,


Many of our tāmariki in Aotearoa have never owned pyjamas! At TNIS, we believe that every child deserves a pair of snuggly pyjamas to sleep in. Now is your chance to help us make that happen by donating a pair of new pyjamas to those in need.


We will be collecting pyjamas up until Monday 28 June to send on to Foster Hope, a charity that aims to give the donated pyjamas to 10,000 children this Winter.


Please send your pyjamas (Sized for age 0-18 years) to the school office for collection.


To find out more about this charity, follow the link below:


Foster Hope – Pyjama Drive


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Did you know that 25% of 12 year-olds and younger have watched a number of hours of porn, usually at home? Free parent workshop evening

Thu Jun 17 12:54pm

FREE Netsafe Parent Workshop Evening
Tuesday 22 June @ TNIS – 6:30pm in the school library



The NETSAFE parent workshop evening will provide you with practical ideas that you can use to keep your children safe whilst they are online.
The workshops will be based on parents’ common concerns about online safety. We would like to ensure that the workshops are tailored to the concerns of TNIS parents and would appreciate you taking 1 minute to fill out the short survey via the link.
Online Safety ConcernsNgā mihi,
TNIS Staff

Our latest newsletter is now available

Mon Jun 14 03:28pm

 


Newsletter Week 7, Term 2 2021

Digital Technology Opportunity

Wed Jun 09 09:00am

Get Into Gaming


Happening between 14-18 June is a week of online events aimed at Year 7-9 (but open to all ages) that connect and inspire ākonga (learners) from every background to discover pathways into one of Aotearoa’s fastest-growing creative industries – video games. To find out more and register, visit https://getintogaming.nz/whanau-register/

Arohanui Canterbury – Non-Uniform Day this Thursday 10 June

Tue Jun 08 06:51pm

TNIS is holding a non-uniform day this Thursday to support the people of Canterbury as they recover from the recent flooding. To take part, learners can wear non-uniform and bring a $2 coin donation. Learners are encouraged to wear black and red to show their support.


 

Year 7 Boostrix Immunisation Forms

Tue Jun 08 06:46pm

The Year 7 Boostrix Immunisation form is due back this week please.


Please sign and return either the consent or non-consent form to your child’s teacher.



Boostrix Information Video

Important Reminder – School Closed Friday 4 June

Thu Jun 03 07:50pm

School is closed tomorrow, Friday 4 June. Staff will be attending a professional learning day with other local schools.

PARENTING TWEENS & TEENS THROUGH STRESS & ANXIETY

Thu Jun 03 03:41pm

PARENTING TWEENS & TEENS THROUGH STRESS & ANXIETY


This group is for parents with children age 11 – 18 and goes from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm every Wednesday for 4 weeks from 9th – 30th June at the Hearts & Minds Community Hub in Northcote. The group is free and run by an experienced youth counsellor. For more information please click on the link for more information. Anyone interested can register at learning@heartsandminds.org.nz.


 



Parenting Tweens and Teens Through Stress Anxiety

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Jun 01 05:12pm

 



Newsletter – Week 5, Term 2 2021

Important Reminder – School Closed Friday 4 June

Mon May 31 01:33pm

School will be closed this Friday, 4 June.  Staff will be attending a professional learning day along with other local schools.

Student Photo Packs – Photolife

Mon May 31 01:20pm

Students will be bringing home their Online Photo Access Key slips this week.  Photos are viewed and ordered online.  Delivery is free for all orders placed by Sunday 27 June.

REMINDER: Parent Evening Thursday 3 June – Helping your child become confident and capable at school. Dr Judith Locke

Fri May 28 07:55pm

 



Parent Evening – Dr Judith Locke

Badminton Registration is now open. Please see Katrina in the sports office to sign up.

Tue May 25 01:05pm

Registrations close Monday 28th of June


Badminton starts on Monday 2 August.


Boys play on Mondays and Girls play on Wednesday 4pm – 5.30pm @ the North Harbour Badminton Centre, Forrest Hill.


  


Badminton

Would you like to learn some strategies to help your child become more resilient?

Fri May 21 07:12pm

Judith Locke Parent Evening – Thursday 3 June at Westlake Boys’ High School, 6pm – 8pm


Dr Judith Locke is a clinical psychologist and former teacher who specialises in parenting and child well being. She is the highly acclaimed Australian author of The Bonsai Child.


Judith will use the latest research and her clinical experience to show practical, positive, and effective strategies parents can use to help their child become more resilient and motivated at school and in their schoolwork. Judith will discuss how to help your child build on their strengths, and assist them to cope with the developmental changes of different ages and stages while maintaining family harmony.


To register, go to – https://judithlocke.eventbrite.co.nz


 

Bully Free Week and Pink Shirt Day – Friday 22 May

Wed May 19 03:37pm

This week we are focusing on our goal to become a bully-free school. At our assembly on Monday, learners were introduced to some strategies to help them stop bullying from happening.


This video is a great conversation starter for talking about bullying and standing up for others. Try watching the video with your child and talk about their role when they see bullying or are the recipient of bullying behaviour.


To show our support for Bully-Free Week, TNIS is holding a Pink Shirt Day on Friday. Learners can wear mufti but they must wear at least one item of clothing that is either pink or red to show their support for The Mental Health Foundation’s Pink Shirt Day.


 

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue May 18 03:52pm

 



Newsletter Week 3, Term 2 2021

School Uniform Purchases

Tue May 18 10:53am

From 1 March 2021 uniform is sold off site at The Uniform Group, U Shop at Unit 10, 54 View Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland. Please note that all online orders need to be collected from Unit 10. 



Uniform Group Shop – Term 2 Hours



Uniform Price List

Opportunity for accomplished players in Years 4 to 8 who wish to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band performance.

Tue May 18 09:39am

We are delighted to tell you about an opportunity for accomplished players in Years 4 to 8 to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band
performance. Part of the opportunity is to perform at the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association Music Festival on two nights during November at the Auckland Town Hall.


Please click on the link below for more information and how to register.



APPA Orchestral Opportunity

AIMS Individual Sports Entries close on May 14 – Please click on the below link to register your child for the AIMS Games Individual Sports.

Thu May 13 02:35pm

We are at the stage of registering INDIVIDUAL competitors to the AIMS Games 2021. (The team entries will be done at a later date once those teams have been decided on). This form is to confirm that you want your child to attend the AIMS Games 2021 for their individual sport. Please complete this form by the 14th May 2021


We are required to register your child for the AIMS Games and send them the entry fee payments. (The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from the 9th of June NO EXCEPTIONS!)


As your child is entering as an individual, it will then be up to you to organise your child’s accommodation, transport and support/supervision for this competition. Please be aware that most hotel/motel/backpackers accommodation in Tauranga has already been booked by schools around NZ, who are sending teams to compete at AIMS. We would recommend that you check that you can get accommodation before committing your child to this event.


It is important that parents check that their child meets any qualifying standard for their chosen sport. There are some sports that have either have qualifying criteria or subscription limits please make sure you check the AIMS website – Sports – so you understand these requirements.



AIMS Individual Entry

Squash Zone Day Sign up sheet is on the sports notice board for all squash players that might be interested.

Thu May 13 11:36am

ICAS Exams – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Mon May 10 07:35pm

Kia ora TNIS Whānau,


ICAS stands for International Competitions and Assessments for Schools. Run by the University of New South Wales, it is an optional skills-based assessment. All ICAS tests have a multiple choice answer format and parents see ICAS tests as a chance for students to practise a formal external exam.


This year, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is offering ICAS exams in English, Mathematics and Science. ICAS Assessments are offered for parents reference only – they are not used for TNIS assessment. ICAS exams are now all online.


Registration Dates: (Registration MUST have been made by these dates. Registration WILL NOT be available after these dates.)


– English: Sunday 1 August


– Science: Sunday 8 August


– Maths: Sunday 15 August


Sitting Dates:


– English: Tuesday 17 August


– Science: Tuesday 24 August


– Maths: Tuesday 31 August


Please note: in order to sit the exams, learners must have their own device at school – not a phone. We recommend a laptop or Chrome Book.


Both registration and payment for ICAS are now managed through the ICAS website, completely independent of TNIS.


To access the Parent Payment System click on the link below and use the school code: HGT604


Parent Payment System

Korean/Chinese/Japanese Parents Morning Tea

Mon May 10 12:31pm

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School would like to invite you to a Morning Tea for all Korean/Chinese/Japanese parents and caregivers.


The morning tea will be on Friday 14th May between 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in the TNIS library. Please sign in at the office on your arrival. TNIS Cultural Leaders will assist your way to the library.


We will be providing you with a brief overview of what we do at TNIS to create a culturally responsive school, provide opportunities for you to give feedback and discuss ways we can work together to help your child succeed in school as a culturally competent learner. Cultural Leaders along with others will share their learning with you. Following our morning tea, you are invited to attend the School Talent Show that will take place in the Auditorium.


Please click on the RSVP button below and fill in the google form to indicate your intentions to attend by Thursday 13th May.


We look forward to meeting you all.


Sun Lee – Pupuke Kāhui Ako Within School Lead (slee@tnis.school.nz)
Kathy Young, ESOL and Learning Support Teacher (kyoung@tnis.school.nz)
Sophia Yang – Teacher Assistant & International Liaison (syang@tnis.school.nz)


RSVP

ARA Lodge/APPA Stringed and Piano Music Competition

Wed May 05 06:50pm

The Irish Lodge [ARA] in association with APPA are once again holding this prestigious music competition for primary-intermediate aged children in Australasia. This gives our young talented students public performance experience, feedback on their musicianship and provides a talent pool of soloists for the APPA Music Festival. There are significant financial prizes as well.


The competition takes place on Sunday 26 September with preliminary rounds taking place in early September if required. If your child is a very talented piano and/or string musician who has attained Grade 5 or higher, please read, complete,  and send the competition forms attached. 
Conditions of Entry



Application Form

Robotics and 3D Design – After School Activities

Wed May 05 08:42am

A new round of Robotics and 3D Design classes are on offer after school this term. Please click on the links below for more information and to sign up.



Robotics

3D Design

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

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