NEWS & EVENTS

Latest Notifications

TENNIS ZONE DAY

Fri Sep 30 12:32pm

Girls tennis zone day is Wed 26th Oct and Boys Thur 27th.


This zone day is for club tennis players only. If your child plays club tennis and would like to trial for the tennis zone day please email Dionne Moors – sport@tnis.school.nz


Teams will consist of four players and will play singles and doubles. The zone day is held at Forrest Hill Tennis club Bond Cres. 


I will finalise the teams in week 1 term 4.

REMINDER: Team and Group Photos are Tomorrow!

Thu Sep 29 05:02pm

This Friday (30th of September), TNIS has the Team and Group photo day. These photos will be available for purchase and used in the school yearbook. Some sports groups who have yet to compete will be photographed later in the year.


Please read through the attached PDF about the organisation for the day. 



Team and Group Photos 2022

Phone Use at School

Tue Sep 27 02:03pm

Unfortunately, there has been a spate of learners choosing not to hand their phones in and using them at lunchtime. Today we have reminded learners that this is unacceptable and goes against the TNIS way. From now on, any learner found with their phone at morning tea or lunchtime will have it confiscated, and they will be required to hand their phone in at the office every morning.

Table Tennis Term 4

Tue Sep 27 01:58pm

I am registering Table Tennis teams for term 4. I will be re registering 13 teams from this term. I have a couple of new players to form new teams as well.


If you are interested in signing up for table tennis term 4 please email Dionne @ sport@tnis.school.nz by Thursday 29th Sep.

Team and Group Photos: Friday the 30th of September

Tue Sep 27 12:03pm

This Friday (30th of September), TNIS has the Team and Group photo day. These photos will be available for purchase and used in the school yearbook. Some sports groups who have yet to compete will be photographed later in the year.


Please read through the attached PDF about the organisation for the day. 



Team and Group Photos 2022

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Fri Sep 23 05:09pm

Please note, school will be closed Monday September 26th.



 

Our Latest Newsletter is now Available.

Fri Sep 23 03:17pm

 



Newsletter, Term 3 Week 9

Mahi Tahi-a-thon Challenge Week Update

Thu Sep 22 06:36pm

What a week we have had! As a school, we have done the mahi together, completing:


2439 laps of our school field


360,022 star jumps


248 basketball free throws


44,870 burpees


and other brain challenges along the way!


We are so proud of our learners – their effort, resilience, and attitudes have been exemplary. We are excited to wrap up our epic week with a school-wide art project to remember the learners who played such a big part in our wharenui renovation.


If you have not made a donation, there is still time! Our fundraising page will remain open till Tuesday 27th September. All donations are reflective of the hard mahi our learners have done and go directly towards their new wharenui seating.


Mahi Tahi-a-Thon


Donations made between Today (Thursday 22nd) and closing (Tuesday 27th) will go into the draw to win an exciting bonus prize.


Finally, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our Mahi Tahi-a-thon challenge in some way. From sponsors to words of encouragement to you, our donors, this isn’t possible without everyone coming together (mahi tahi!). 


Ngā mihi nui and thank you for supporting our learners!



 

Table Tennis Term 4

Thu Sep 22 01:12pm

Registrations for table tennis term four are open. Games are on a Wednesday evening from 26 October to 14 December. 


I will re register all term three teams unless you email me saying you don’t want to play in term four. 


If you want to join up in term four and didn’t play term three please sign up on the sport notice board. You must put together your own team of three players.


Entries close next Thursday 29th September.


Dionne Moors


sport@tnis.school.nz

Totara Team: Non-Uniform Day Friday 16th

Thu Sep 15 04:17pm

Congratulations to the Totara team with the most registrations for the Mahi Tahi-a-thon! 


They have won a non-uniform day for tomorrow, Friday the 16th of September! Remember there are still plenty of prizes and fun to be had, so make sure you sign up!

MAHI TAHI-A-THON UPDATE

Thu Sep 15 03:17pm

It’s so exciting to see so many of you supporting this initiative!


Mahi Tahi Challenge week is Monday 19th – Friday 23rd.



 


The ‘sponsorship’ is a donation towards the child’s efforts in the challenges they complete at school. The donation can be made at any time while their portal is open.


Check out Seesaw and our Facebook Page to see us in action!



 

Volleyball zone day trials

Thu Sep 15 02:28pm

Volleyball zone day trials will be held at lunchtime on Monday. Players can sign up for the trial on the sport notice board.


The girls volleyball zone day is Wednesday 28th Sep and the boys zone day is Thursday 29th Sep.


We will be registering 2 girls and 2 boys teams. The teams will be a comination of the strongest yr7 and yr8 players.

Touch Rugby Term 4

Thu Sep 15 02:20pm

Touch will run on Thursday nights from 27th Oct to 8th December.


Trials for the top boy and girl teams were held yesterday. Players were selected based on the trial, in school touch games and trainings and sport camp for those that competed there.


We have named the top boy and girl teams with 10 in ech team. For all others wanting to play touch they need to write their names up on the sign up sheets on the sport notice board by tomorrow afternoon. I will then place them into teams of 10, alternatively they can form their own team of 8-10 players and play together. 


Please remind your children they need to sign up by tomorrow if they are interested in playing as I am registering teams early next week.


Any further questions please email Dionne – sport@tnis.school.nz

Vaping Presentation

Thu Sep 15 11:32am

 



Life Education Vaping Education Evening

Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day

Wed Sep 14 06:07pm

Please note, school will be closed Monday September 26th.



 

The Resilience Project Parent Evening RSVP

Wed Sep 14 04:35pm

On Tuesday 20th September we have Georgie from The Resilience Project coming in to talk with our whānau community. Georgie is the school’s manager of New Zealand for The Resilience Project and has worked closely with TNIS since the program implementation in 2020.


We would like to invite you to come along and hear from Georgie what The Resilience Project is all about and how it looks here at TNIS. We would also like to give you some ideas on how to support the program at home with some handy tools/ideas. The event will be held from 6.15-7pm on Tuesday 20th September in the school library. 


Please register your interest by filling out the form linked here:


TRP RSVP

MAHI TAHI-A-THON UPDATE

Wed Sep 14 01:17pm

Fantastic to see 282 learners signed up and over $6,500 raised already!!  But we know we can do more!



 


With less than a week till our challenges kick-off, follow the link below to register your child and start fundraising today!


Mahi Tahi-a-Thon

Declaration of Election Results

Tue Sep 13 03:47pm

Thank you to all our candidates, and congratulations to the successful board members.  Please click below for the results.


Declaration of Parent Representative Election Results


Declaration of Staff Representative Election Results



 

Covid Update 13th September, 2022

Tue Sep 13 11:02am

13th September 2022



Kia ora e te whānau


You’ll be aware that New Zealand is moving to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.


This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate at Takapuna Normal Intermediate. 


The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, students/ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.


Information on how to get RAT kits can be found here:


Request a RAT – Ministry of Health


Mask wearing is no longer required at TNIS, however we respect your decision if you wish your child/tamaiti to continue wearing a mask when indoors at school.


All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, we maintain good hand hygiene, we encourage everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, we ask that your child/tamaiti stays home and gets tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.


Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.


Noho ora mai


Zane Wilson-Principal



 

AIMS Games Congratulations

Mon Sep 12 06:05pm

Congratulations to all our students who participated in AIMS Games last week. You were all outstanding ambassadors for TNIS.


Special mentions to:


Boys Basketball – 1st Place


Ben Xiong – 1st Place Boys Table Tennis


Liam Youn – 2nd Place Boys Tennis


Boston Kelly – 2nd Place Trampoline All round


Boston Kelly – 2nd Place Trampoline DMT


Ben Xiong/Yelin He – 2nd Place Mixed Table Tennis


Yelin He – 3rd Place Girls Table Tennis

Mahi Tahi-a-Thon Prize Winner

Mon Sep 12 05:34pm

A huge congratulations to our first prize winner Billie, from Room 18!



 


Is your child registered? Head to the website to register so they’re in the running for our next draw!



Mahi Tahi-a-Thon

Our Latest Newsletter is now available.

Fri Sep 09 03:03pm

Please click the link below to view the TNIS Newsletter for Term 3, Week 7.


 



Newsletter, Term 3 Week 7

Is your child registered for the TNIS MAHI TAHI-A-THON?

Thu Sep 08 11:31am

Is your child registered for the TNIS MAHI TAHI-A-THON? 
They need to be if they want to be in the running for some EPIC PRIZES!


Just click below to go to our School Fundraising Hub page: 


TNIS MAHI TAHI-A-THON


● You will find the register/sign up link to set up their fundraising page
● You will need to choose your child’s team as their fundraising team and then enter your account/page details
● If you need any help email help@raiseitfundraising.com for direct assistance


Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is running a Mahi Tahi-a-thon to assist in raising funds towards the refurbishment of our school hall.


Our learners will come together and work as one over the course of the Mahi Tahi-a-thon, completing a series of challenges. Learners will seek online sponsorship for their participation and funds raised will be put towards retractable tiered seating in our refurbished wharenui (hall).


We can’t wait to use our new wharenui for sports events, trainings, productions, performing arts, celebrations, and to share the space with our community. This project is especially exciting for our school as the current hall is more than 52 years old!


Ngā mihi uni and thank you for your support!

TNIS Mahi Tahi-a-Thon

Thu Sep 01 06:56pm

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is running a Mahi Tahi-a-thon to assist us in raising funds towards the refurbishment of our school hall.


Our learners will come together and work as one over the course of the Mahi Tahi-a-thon, completing a series of challenges. Learners will seek online sponsorship for their participation and funds raised will be put towards retractable tiered seating in our refurbished wharenui (hall). Here is a video all about the upcoming Mahi Tahi-a-Thon!


We can’t wait to use our new wharenui for sports events, training, productions, performing arts, celebrations, and to share the space with our community.  This project is especially exciting for our school as the current hall is more than 52 years old!


Without support from our extended TNIS community, this project would not be possible.


Please click below to find the information on how to register your child.


Mahi Tahi-a-Thon

Introduction to The Resilience Project

Mon Aug 29 12:10pm

Community Parent & Carer Introduction to The Resilience Project


Kia ora tātou, 


On Tuesday 20th September we have Georgie from The Resilience Project coming in to talk with our whānau community. Georgie is the school’s manager of New Zealand for The Resilience Project and has worked closely with TNIS since the program implementation in 2020.


We would like to invite you to come along and hear from Georgie what The Resilience Project is all about and how it looks here at TNIS. We would also like to give you some ideas on how to support the program at home with some handy tools/ideas. The event will be held from 6.15-7pm on Tuesday 20th September. 


If you will be attending can you please fill in the RSVP form linked below. 


It would be wonderful to see as many of us there as possible! 


RSVP

Teacher Only Days 29th & 30th August-School Closed

Sun Aug 28 12:14pm

A reminder that school is closed to all learners on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August while our staff complete PYP mathematics professional development with Milford Primary School teaching staff.


Thank you in advance for your understanding.


 


Ngā mihi nui


 

Our Latest Newsletter is now Available.

Fri Aug 26 03:47pm

Please click the link below for the Term 3, Week 5 Newsletter.



Newsletter: Term 3, Week 5

Blue Light Rainbow’s End Fun Day Opportunity

Thu Aug 25 04:56pm

Kia ora everyone


The Rainbows End Blue Light Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday 11 September. We have just been allocated an additional 15 tickets. The cost of the day is $40. If you want to book a place for your child please read the attached link which has information about the organisation and rules for the day.


To book a ticket, your child will need to bring $40 cash to the Office. They will be given a permission form that must be handed to the police when they are dropped off at the meeting place on Sunday morning 11 September.


Places will be allocated only when your child brings $40 to Reception.


 



Rainbows End Fun Day Information

Teacher Only Days 29th & 30th August-School Closed

Tue Aug 23 10:32am

A reminder that school is closed to all learners on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August while our staff complete PYP mathematics professional development with Milford Primary School teaching staff.


Thank you in advance for your understanding.


 


Ngā mihi nui


 

Coming soon…the TNIS MAHI TAHI-A-THON!

Mon Aug 22 04:32pm

With our wharenui renovations well and truly underway, we are beginning to look forward to the exciting parts of the project, like choosing our new seating! We have a great plan to make this space multi-purpose, but we need the support of our community to make it all possible.


In week 9 of this term, we will be running our Mahi Tahi-a-thon fundraiser, which will see all TNIS learners participate in various challenges that involve working together to support their personal and community wellbeing. Registrations for our fundraising portal through ‘Raise It’ will be open from Friday 2nd September so keep your eyes peeled for information coming soon.


In the meantime, if your family or business is interested in sponsoring the fundraiser with prizes, please get in touch at: csheehan@tnis.school.nz.


There will also be opportunities for families and businesses to donate directly towards the bleachers. Information regarding this will be shared shortly.


Ngā mihi nui and thank you for supporting TNIS.

Inappropriate behaviour at break times

Mon Aug 22 04:29pm

We are currently dealing with incidents of boys who are not respecting learners’ personal space and touching people inappropriately. These boys think this is a joke. However, this is not the case, and these actions are causing distress for our learners. 


Today we have reinforced that this behaviour towards any learner is unacceptable and does not follow the “TNIS Way” and our values. We would appreciate it if you could please reinforce with your children this evening that this behaviour is completely inappropriate, and every learner has the right to feel safe at school. 


As further reinforcement, we have asked our local community police constable to come and support our staff in helping all learners to understand the seriousness of this kind of behaviour.


Ngā mihi nui

Touch Rugby Trials

Mon Aug 22 11:09am

Touch Rugby trials will be held at lunchtime on the 14th September.


We will be trialing for a top boys team and a top girls team so if students are wanting to make those teams they need to trial. If they are wanting to play socially they need to sign up on the socail team sheet and will be added to a social team. 


Sign ups are on the sport notice board.


THE COMPETITION
 There are boys, girls and mixed grades on Thursday afternoons. Note: Mixed teams
must include a minimum of 3 girls on the field at all times (and a minimum of 4 girls
registered).
o Year 7 and 8: Girls
o Year 7 and 8: Boys
o Year 7 and 8: Mixed


 Finals are held on the last Thursday, with certificates presented after the games.


VENUE
 The Touch North Harbour Intermediate Module’s we have applied to Sunnynook
Venue.
 The fields allocaton is by the council. We have to wait until september to confirm
fields.
TIME OF GAMES
 Games are two 14 minute halves, with 1 minute half time break, teams to switch
sides.
 Game times are 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm and 6.30pm.


SEASON DATES
First Round Games begin: Thursday 27


th October 2022


Last Round of Competition: Thursday 8


th December 2022


 

All Netball Cancelled Tonight

Thu Aug 18 02:37pm

Netball North Harbour has cancelled all netball, inside and outside, tonight. 

ICAS Assessments at TNIS

Thu Aug 18 01:28pm

The ICAS assessments for those learners enrolled earlier this year are underway at TNIS, with English taking place this week. 


The Science ICAS  assessment will take place on Thursday the 25th of August, with a catch-up day on Friday.


The Maths ICAS assessment will take place on Thursday the 1st of September, with a catch-up day on Friday.


Learners should check the Daily Notices to find the room and time for their assessment.

Blue Light Rainbow’s End Fun Day Opportunity

Mon Aug 15 03:59pm

Kia ora everyone


The Rainbows End Blue Light Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday 11 September. We only have 20 tickets allocated. The cost of the day is $40. If you want to book a place for your child please read the attached link which has information about the organisation and rules for the day.


To book a ticket, your child will need to bring $40 cash to the Office. They will be given a permission form that must be handed to the police when they are dropped off at the meeting place on Sunday morning 11 September.


As soon as the 20 places are taken, we will let you know. Places will be allocated only when your child brings $40 to Reception.


 



Rainbows End Fun Day Information

BYOD Request

Mon Aug 15 12:10pm

TNIS is currently in the process of updating our classroom Chromebooks as many are nearing or at the end of their lifespan. Due to supply issues, there will be a delay before new Chromebooks arrive.


It is vital that all learners who possess a device bring it to school for the next several weeks to ensure that devices are available to everyone.


Thank you for your help in this.

Our Latest Newsletter is now available.

Fri Aug 12 05:46pm

Please click the link below for the Term 3, Week 3 Newsletter.



Newsletter Term 3, Week 3

Parent Meetings to discuss learning concerns

Mon Aug 08 12:37pm

This Wednesday, 10 August between 3.20pm and 5.30pm, we are offering an opportunity for parents/caregivers to have a 10-minute face-to-face meeting with their child’s teacher. Parents can bring their child with them if they wish.


The purpose of these meetings is to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s learning progress. If you are happy with your child’s progress, please do not book a meeting time.


Parking will be available on our school courts.


Please click the button below to visit the School Interviews website.


School Interviews Site

Sport Report

Wed Aug 03 03:54pm

We are wanting to celebrate sport in TNIS and our athletes in our fortnightly sport report. Could you please email Dionne at sport@tnis.school.nz with any sporting achievements including photos and a little write up so that this can be included in the report. 


For coaches and managers of school teams can you also please email weekly repost and photos so this can be added.


 

Learner-Led Conversation – Parking Information

Wed Aug 03 02:12pm

If you attend the Learner-Led conversations today, please know that parking will be available on the courts from 3 PM. 


Buses will be entering and collecting learners for regular bus routes between 3:00 – 3:20. You may be delayed slightly while this happens.


Many learners will leave the school at 3 PM, so please exercise caution when arriving and be patient.


Thank you for your consideration in keeping our learners safe!

Westlake High School’s Gala Concert 2022

Mon Aug 01 02:17pm

The Westlake Gala Concert has been running for 20+ years and sees all the Westlake ensembles from both Westlake Boys High School and Westlake Girls High School come together to perform and celebrate their successes so far this year.


The Gala Concert runs in two sessions, from 5pm-6.30pm, and then 7.30pm-9.30pm. We will have 15 ensembles performing on the night, and there are a range of orchestras, bands, chamber groups and choirs.  The ticket you purchase will get you into both sessions over the evening. There will also be door sales on the night. Adults – $20, Concession – $12, Family (2 Adults and 2 Concession) – $65.


Session A: Camerata Strings, Cigno Voce Choir, Westlake Boys Stage Band, Momentum Choir, Nota Bella Choir, Westlake Chamber Orchestra, Westlake Big Band.


Session B: Westlake Concert Band, Westlake Girls and Boys Symphonic Bands, Voicemale Choir, Taharoto Orchestra, Cantare Girls Choir, Choralation Mixed Choir, Westlake Symphony Orchestra.



Westlake High School’s Gala Concert 2022

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Fri Jul 29 05:55pm

 


Term 3, Week 1 2022

Changes to Kindo Account Holder Terms

Wed Jul 27 04:25pm

Changes to Kindo Account Holder Terms – Message from Kindo:


The Growth Collective Limited (known as Kindo, myKindo and ezlunch) has recently been classified as a Financial Services Provider. This means that there are additional responsibilities we must undertake, including compliance with the strict regulations imposed under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML). 
 
We have negotiated exemptions, which are awaiting approval, however there is a change that we need to bring to your attention.
We will no longer be able to return unspent funds to you in cash. As such, we recommend you only top up the amount that you will be able to fully spend before finishing school. (Hint: your Kindo balance can stay with your family from year to year and as you move from one ezlunch/Kindo school to another, so you may have lots of time yet!).


Here’s a little more detail:


If you have received a refund from your school or registered charity, e.g. in relation to a cancelled event, you can withdraw that value at any time within 12 months of the refund. 


Otherwise, cash withdrawals will no longer be available, including when you are closing your account.  


Credit balances may be spent, or you have the option of donating to your school or a registered charity.  


We will be updating our Terms & Conditions on or around 31 July 2022.


Should you have more funds than you expect to use on your myKindo balance, you may wish to withdraw these before the terms change. You can do this easily on the ‘top up account’ page.


Are there other changes?
There are some other compliance requirements, but these are less likely to affect you. All changes to the Terms will be outlined when they’ve been completed and you’ll be able to read them when you first log in to myKindo after their publication.


Refunds from school are provided as an account credit, and can be withdrawn if required.
This applies when closing your account too… so be sure to spend balances or only top up what you need!


What do I need to do?
If you’ve got plenty of time with kids at ezlunch or Kindo schools – nothing to do. Just carry on as normal.
If you’re about to move on to a non-ezlunch, non-Kindo school AND you have a credit balance – plan to spend it before you leave or withdraw it before the terms change on 31 July. You can withdraw using the ‘top up account’ page. Only top up what you need for each transaction and remember to stop any direct credits!


How do I withdraw my balance?
Login to myKindo and go to the “top up account” page. You will see a button there to withdraw your balance.


Thank you for your understanding as we take on these new responsibilities.  If you need any assistance, please get in touch with hello@mykindo.co.nz.

Learner-Led Conversations 2022

Tue Jul 26 12:01pm

On Wednesday 3 August, you have the opportunity to participate in a conversation led by your child about their learning. Your children are working hard this week to prepare for their conversations with you.


These learner-led conversations will be held between 3.20 pm and 5.20 pm. More info about learner-led conversations can be found here. You will be able to select a 20-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 20-minute time slot online, please log on to the following website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the School Code:
a9r5m
or click on the link below.  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.


School Interviews

TNIS Covid Protection Protocols – Term 3, 2022

Sun Jul 24 05:47pm

 



TNIS Covid Protection Protocols – Term 3, 2022

Homestay Family Required – Message on behalf of International Agent

Sat Jul 23 10:31am

A group of short-term learners will be visiting TNIS from Korea from the 31st of July. We still require a space for two students for 7-8 weeks.  Weekly compensation is $320 per student, or $600 for both students sharing a room.


During school days, you’ll need to drop your learner at school in the morning, and the agent will drop them off around 6 pm after two hours of after-school class from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They will have a group trip every Saturday.


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:


Saint Edu: Vincent An (021 0272 2746, text)

Welcome Back to Term 3

Wed Jul 20 12:27pm

Kia ora koutou


Welcome back to Term 3 and we hope you have had a restful and relaxing break. We are looking forward to welcoming learners back to school on Monday 25th July. Term 3 will be another busy term with lots of exciting learning and opportunities for learners. Please regularly check our school app, website and facebook so you are thoroughly informed of upcoming events.


Covid-19: We are continuing to operate at the Orange Alert level and we are following the recently updated advice from the Ministries of Health and Education that strongly encourages all learners and staff  to wear face masks when in the classroom. The Ministry of Education has provided schools across the country with extra face masks and these are readily available in our classrooms. Each of our classrooms and learning spaces have air purifiers as an increased safety precaution for learners and our staff. 


Staffing Update: This term we welcome Mr Liam Tracey (Room 6) and Miss Nat Mene (Room 16) as classroom teachers for the remainder of the school year.  Mr Dan Sperber joins us for Term 3 in Specialist Performing Arts while Ms Gardiner is on leave.


Drop-Off and Pick-Up Term 3: A reminder please, that if you are picking up your child from the Northcote Road school carpark after school, you must be in our carpark by 2.55pm and you will not be able to exit right onto Northcote Road until our schol buses have departed at approximately 3.15pm. This is to ensure the safety of learners and parent cars as the buses enter and exit our carpark. We encourage you to pick up your child form the Barfoot and Thompson Netball Centre, a short distance along Northcote Road as an alternative.


Building Update:  The refurbishment of rooms 1-4 is almost complete and we expect learners to be back in these spaces by the start of August.  The hall upgrade has begun and it will now be out of use for the remainder of the year – please avoid the Taharoto Rd entrance.


Ngā mihi

TNIS Full-time Mandarin Language Instructor position for Term 3:  1 August-30 September

Fri Jul 15 04:15pm

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is seeking a full-time Mandarin Language Instructor for Term 3:  1 August-30 September.  This position is for 25 hours per week at $25 per hour.


TNIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school and follows the IB PYP curriculum framework.  We have a diverse and rich multi-cultural community in which we are committed to improving achievement for all our learners. 



The successful applicant will….


Be fluent in Mandarin and English
Be committed, friendly, flexible and communicative
Plan weekly lesson slides to share with the class and for teachers to use as follow-up and review
Prepare lessons that are short, sharp and fun to engage learners
Teach the same lesson to 20 classes, 45-minutes each, over a 6-day timetable period
Ensure each lesson includes language as well as some cultural and traditional elements
Provide extension activities and instruction for able speakers
Make connections with learners and teachers
Be responsive to the intermediate age group within the NZ teaching and learning context


The benefits…


Support and weekly lesson guidance are given by the TNIS Languages co-ordinator
Support from classroom teachers with behaviour management  
Preparation and planning time will be provided                  Money is available for creating teaching and learning resources
Exposure to Mandarin language as well as some cultural and traditional elements for all learners and teachers


Please provide a CV and letter of introduction to Leanna Elmes lelmes@tnis.school.nz by Sunday 26 July.

Basketball registrations close July 15

Mon Jul 11 02:54pm

A friendly reminder that Basketball registrations close this Friday July 15. If you are wanting to play basketball in sem 2 term 3/4 please log into MyKindo and register and pay to play. 


All information is on MyKindo under sport. Games are played Monday nights and there will be 1 training per week.


Any questions please email Dionne at


sport@tnis.school.nz

Sports Camp Team arrival is expected to be at 2.45pm.

Fri Jul 08 03:05pm

The team should be back at approx. 2.45pm. They will be waiting for pick-up in the Auditorium.


Parents can park on our school courts as long as you can come in before 3pm as our school buses will be there between 3pm and 3.15pm. The gate will be closed during this time until these buses have safely departed.


Once you have parked, please walk over to the Auditorium to pick up your child and their gear.


 


 


 

TNIS Learner Led Conversations – Wednesday 3 August

Thu Jul 07 10:16am

On Wednesday 3 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 3.20 pm and 5.20 pm. More info about learner-led conversations can be found here. You will be able to select a 20-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 20-minute time slot online, please log on to the following website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and use the School Code:


a9r5m


or click on the link below.  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.


 


Booking Link

Mid-Year Report Announcement

Thu Jul 07 10:10am

Your child’s mid-year progress reports are being sent out today. The staggered approach to sending means there will be some variation in when the reports arrive. The reports are two separate documents, and both reports contain gaps. On the classroom report, the gaps are for the three units of inquiry still to be covered. On the specialist report, only two of the four subjects will be filled in. All gaps will be filled on the end-of-year report.



The emails will have the subject:



Takapuna Normal Intermediate – MUSAC edge 2022 Mid-Year Report


Takapuna Normal Intermediate – MUSAC edge 2022 Specialist Report



Please check your spam folder for the report before contacting the school. If you are using a Hotmail account this is especially true as spam protection often flags messages from Edge. If you have not received your child’s reports by 2:00 PM and have checked your spam folder, please contact Mike Morgan at mmorgan@tnis.school.nz with your child’s name and room number.

Badminton registrations

Thu Jul 07 07:57am

Badminton registrations close tonight.


Boys play Monday nights and Girls Tuesday nights term 3. If you would like to play you need to email Mrs Moors today to be added to a team. You must be availble to play on the above nights weekly.


sport@tnis.school.nz


 

Covid Update 7 July

Wed Jul 06 02:34pm

 



Covid Update 7 July

Daily Notices

Calender

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Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Paparangi School in the search bar in the app.

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