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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

Return to School on Monday – Alert Level 2 Information

Fri Mar 05 04:09am

Kia ora tātou,
Following the announcement from the Government this afternoon all learners are expected to return to school on Monday under Alert Level 2.
Monday will be Day 2. This means that Mānuka Team will be on specialisation.


Our Raglan camps remain scheduled to take place later this term.
We look forward to seeing everyone back at school next week.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Goal Setting Learning Conversations Postponed

Wed Mar 03 01:42am

Kia ora parents and caregivers,


We hope you and your whanau are managing to work and learn online. We have decided that due to being in Alert Level 3 at the moment we will not be able to hold Goal Setting Learning Conversations next week on Wednesday 10th March.


We apologise for this change in plans.


Stay safe. Be kind.
Takapuna Normal Intermediate Teachers

Alert Level 3 Information

Sun Feb 28 02:29am

Kia ora tātou,



Following the announcement from the Government on Saturday evening, TNIS learners should stay at home from school for the next five days unless there are no caregivers available to supervise them at home.



TNIS teachers will provide online learning for the next five days. Your child’s teacher will be in contact with them either this evening or early on Monday morning with some learning that they can start working on, and will also advise them of their first online video meeting that will take place by 12pm on Monday.   



Learning will be shared very similarly to our last recent lockdown so the learners should be familiar with this now.



A small number of our staff will be at school each day to supervise any children whose parents must go to work, between 8:45am and 3pm each school day. Please fill out this survey by 8.00pm this evening only if you need your child to be supervised at school for any days next week.



As educators, our foremost priority is our learners’ wellbeing. Whilst we encourage learners to complete the work given to them, we understand that everyone’s bubble is different and it may be difficult to do so. Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.


Ngā mihi 


TNIS Staff

Camp Raglan – Payment Due Dates

Thu Feb 25 08:55pm

EOTC is an important part of your the TNIS experience and we want each and every child to be able to attend. It is strongly encouraged and a valuable learning opportunity that will make a real difference for all learners.


Camp fees must be paid the Monday of the week prior to your child’s camp via Kindo. Please note that you can spread the cost out between now and your payment due date by making part payments in Kindo.


We have also created a camp sponsorship option in Kindo if you are in a position to assist another family who may be struggling with this cost.


Please email office@tnis.school.nz if you would like to apply for support from our sponsorship fund.


Payment Due Dates


Rooms 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20: Due Monday 8 March


Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15, 16: Due Monday 15 March


Rooms 5, 6, 7, 8: Due Monday 22 March


 

Swimming Sports – Tuesday 2 March

Wed Feb 24 01:06am

Our new date for the TNIS swimming sports day is Tuesday 2 March. Please click below for information.



Swimming Sports 2021 Information

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Feb 23 06:45pm

 



Newsletter Week 4, Term 1 2021

Uniform Purchases

Mon Feb 22 10:07pm

TNIS is moving our uniform shop offsite from 1 March.  Please see below for details of the new shop.  You will be able to place orders on kindo only until midnight Wednesday 24th February, for delivery to your child at school the following day.


From 1 March, uniforms will be purchased directly from The Uniform Group.


Hats will continue to be sold at school via kindo.


Uniform Group Shop – Address and Hours

Camp Raglan – Information

Mon Feb 22 07:42pm

Please click on the link to see Camp Raglan information.


 


 



Camp Raglan General Information for Families

TNIS Netball registration’s are open on Kindo.

Mon Feb 22 01:49am

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.


Year 7  – 9 & 11 March 3.30 – 5.30 


Year 8 – 16 & 18 March 3.30 – 5.30


Netbal players must be registered and the fees paid by the trial date. Fees are non-refundable as all trialist are placed in a team.



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Reminder – TNIS Waterpolo teams that play at Glenfield pool are now open for registration.

Mon Feb 22 12:47am

Glenfield Waterpolo is played on Tuesday afternoons at the Glenfield Pool.


Please register via the google form if you child is interested in playing Waterpolo at Glenfield. https://forms.gle/kduapkggrPvo8HEYA


 



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Alert Level 2 Information

Wed Feb 17 04:03am

Kia ora tātou,


Following the announcement from the Government this afternoon all learners are expected to return to school tomorrow under Alert Level 2.


Tomorrow will be Day 1. This means that Kōwhai Team will be on specialisation.


We look forward to seeing everyone back at school.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

TNIS Board of Trustees – News February 2021

Tue Feb 16 10:57pm

Please click the button link below to read the latest Board of Trustees news.



TNIS Board of Trustees – News February 2021

Swimming Sports scheduled for Thursday 18 Feb are postponed.

Tue Feb 16 10:26pm

Our Swimming Sports that were scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 18 Feb are postponed. When we know more about our current lockdown levels, we will be in contact with an alternative date.


Following the Prime Minister’s Press Conference at 4.30pm today, and after we have received information from the Ministry of Education, we will be in contact regarding arrangements for our learners.


 

Reminder: TNIS Waterpolo Trial Registrations for the North Harbour Waterpolo competition close today.

Tue Feb 16 03:00am

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.


There is a $40.00 fee to trial – Friday 7.30-8.30.  26 Feb, 5 12 &19 March.  If your child is selected you will be charged the season fee via Kindo.


 



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School Camp Information

Tue Feb 16 12:49am

Kia ora TNIS whānau,


We hope that you are all safe and well in your bubbles. Today’s news of no new cases of Covid19 is very heartening indeed!


Final organisation for our school camp is well underway and we are very grateful to those of you who have provided us with the information we need by filling out the form emailed to you by your child’s teacher.


If you have not yet filled in the form, please do so as soon as possible so that your child’s teacher can ensure a positive experience for your child. If you have not received the form or need it sent to you again, please contact your child’s teacher.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Alert Level 3 Information

Sun Feb 14 07:36am

Kia ora tātou,



Following the announcement from the Government this evening, TNIS learners should stay at home for the next three days.



TNIS teachers will provide online learning for the next three days. In order for this to happen, our teachers will meet online tomorrow from 9.00am until 11.00am and will then hold an online video meeting with their classes from 12.00pm. This will allow our teachers to prepare and make contact with learners via email with instructions about how to access the online video meeting.



Your child’s teacher will inform your child about how and when school work will be shared with them. A small amount of staff will be at school each day to supervise children of essential workers between 8:45am and 3pm each school day. Please fill out this survey by 9.30pm this evening if you need your child to be included in this supervision.



As educators, our foremost priority is our learners’ wellbeing. Whilst we encourage learners to complete the work given to them, we understand that everyone’s bubble is different and it may be difficult to do so. Please stay in contact with your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.



Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Uniform Reminders

Thu Feb 11 02:48am

Thank you for supporting your children for a great start at TNIS.


Please note the following…


Full formal school uniform must be worn to and from school every day (unless otherwise informed).


This includes…


Plain black shoes with no white or coloured logos, words or markings. Soles can be white.


Only black or navy socks.


Hair that touches the shoulders must be tied up in a ponytail.


We appreciate your support in maintaining high expectations at TNIS.

TNIS School Picnic Tomorrow Evening

Wed Feb 10 08:11pm

Kia ora TNIS whānau,


Reminding you that our picnic is on tomorrow evening on our school field from 5pm – 7pm.
5pm – 6pm: BYO picnic on the school field. Look for your child’s team.
6pm – 6:30pm: Classrooms and Specialist classes open
6:30pm – 7pm:  Sports Code meeting in Rooms 15/16


Mr Whippy and the Coffee Guy will be here too.


Parking will be available at Smales Farm for this one-off event. A HUGE THANKS TO SMALES FARM!!


Please park in the light blue areas by, next to and behind the Air NZ building, in the ALL DAY parking area. Please refrain from parking in the Yellow P180 areas on The Avenue or The Boulevard. Or in the Pink Section / The Lane.


Parking is free from 5pm, so you can park in the BLUE pay & display areas.



We look forward to seeing you!

Headlice in Rms 15 and 16

Wed Feb 10 01:56am

We have been notified that there is a case of headlice in Rms 15 and 16. We encourage you to check your child’s hair this evening and treat it if you find any headlice.


The following link gives good advice about the prevention and treatment of headlice.

Unfortunately we have had to call basketball trials off early due to the rain and our courts became very slippery.

Tue Feb 09 03:18am

TNIS Basketball Registration and Fees Payable are now open on Kindo. Trials start on Tuesday after school on the TNIS courts.

Fri Feb 05 04:33am

Sports Prospectus 2021

Thu Feb 04 08:10am

Tomorrow, we will be holding a special assembly to inform learners about the many sporting opportunities we have at TNIS. Please take a look at our sports prospectus so that you can discuss sports at TNIS with your child.



Sports Prospectus 2021

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Thu Feb 04 07:58am

 



Newsletter Week 1, Term 1 2021

Please ensure your alert group subscriptions are up to date:

Thu Feb 04 03:34am

 



Alert Group Selection Page

Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) – Camp Raglan 2021

Wed Feb 03 10:52pm

Parents and Caregivers,



Takapuna Normal Intermediate School will start our EOTC programme for 2021 later this term between Weeks 7 and 9, 15 – 31 March.  Here is some useful information about what we have planned. We are looking forward to sharing this valuable opportunity for all of us to grow both individually and as a learning community.



Each team will be attending Camp Raglan for 3 days and 2 nights.
The fee is $235 and must be paid in advance of Camp.  This will be loaded onto your kindo account and you will be able to make part payments.  Kindo allows parents and the school to clearly see any outstanding amount.  We have also added an EOTC Sponsorship option to kindo – if you are in a position to help a family having difficulty with covering the cost of camp, we will use these funds to ensure no child misses out.



Adult helpers are a critical component to the success of Camp. We need at least 4 parents from each class to come and join us. 
If you are interested in helping at camp please contact your child’s classroom teacher. A police vet needs to be obtained for all parents which will take at least two weeks.  Please see the link below.  This form must be returned to the school with a copy of your drivers licence or similar.
A Google Form will be shared with you by your child’s classroom teacher to give permission for your child to participate and provide you with an opportunity to inform us of important details.
We will be staying in dormitory groups created by each teacher
Full catering is included, except for morning tea and lunch on the first day. The menu is typical healthy Kiwi camp meals. If your child has food allergies and/or dietary or cultural food restrictions please make sure their teacher is informed.
If your child suffers from travel sickness please let us know so that we can make arrangements.  The bus trip will be approximately 2 1/2 hours.
The activities will include; archery, air rifle, confidence course, kayaking, flying fox, low ropes, Stand-Up Paddle-boarding and orienteering.  Each activity will be run by qualified instructors.
A gear list will be sent out to all TNIS families.
On Wednesday 24/2, there will be a meeting for all parent helpers at TNIS.  More info to follow.


If you have any questions, please contact either your child’s classroom teacher or our EOTC Leader, Kevin Elmes at kelmes@tnis.school.nz.


 



Police Vetting Form

Part-Time Teacher Assistant position available at TNIS for 2021

Wed Jan 27 12:21am

We are seeking a Teacher Assistant to work 5 days a week for four hours a day with the possibility of one extra hour each week for all of 2021. The position will commence as soon as possible.


This position will be to support a learner with physical challenges. Full training will be given. 


Please send your CV and letter of interest to Sandy Harford, Deputy Principal


sharford@tnis.school.nz


Applications close on Friday 5 February.

Second Hand Uniform Sale

Mon Jan 25 02:34am

Friday 29th January, 9.30 to 12pm.  Entry through the school office. 



Click here for Pricing

Uniform Collection Reminder

Thu Jan 21 11:34pm

Pre-ordered uniforms should be collected from the Rangitoto/Motutapu Rooms tomorrow, Saturday 23 January, between 9am and 12pm.


The uniform shop will be open on Tuesday the 2nd February if you do not yet have your child’s uniform (if you are unable to attend on that day, we have a limited number of uniform bookings available on Tuesday the 26 January – please email office@tnis.school.nz with your preferred time).

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


 

 

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