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Sports Update

Thu May 19 07:21pm

Please click on the link below for our latest TNIS sports update.



Sports Update Week 3, Term 2

Pink Shirt Day – this Friday

Wed May 18 11:08am

Kia ora e te whānau,


Learners are encouraged to take part this Friday 20 May 2022 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!


Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.


This is a non-uniform day but learners are expected to wear pink on the day.


There is no donation required for this event.


TNIS Staff

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue May 17 04:09pm

 



Newsletter Week 3, Term 2 2022

Free Tickets to Mamma Mia – Takapuna Grammar School

Tue May 17 09:53am

From Takapuna Grammar School:


Takapuna Grammar School presents Mamma Mia! Come see the hit ABBA musical with a fantastic story involving love, Greece, and a whole lot of dads! The show is this Wednesday 18th (TOMORROW) at 4pm at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna (please arrive before 3:40 to collect your tickets). We have 25 free tickets available for you and your family members so get in quick! If you want to see this amazing show fill in your contact details below and we’ll send you the confirmation and details.



Register for Free Tickets

AIMS Games Individual entries close 7pm tonight.

Mon May 16 10:19am

I will extend individual entries to 7pm today for those that haven’t already entered in an individual event. 


Tomorrow I will load fees on MyKindo for individual events.


A reminder that your child is entering as an individual event and it will then be up to you to organise your child’s accommodation, transport and support/supervision for this competition.


Team Sport registrations will be completed seperately through TNIS Sport. 


To enter please fill in this google form

Winter Sports and Zone Days

Fri May 13 11:06am

Welcome to term 2 and Winter Sports. It is going to be a very busy term with all of our sports and zone days starting back up.


Zone days for term 2 are – Boys Football, Squash, Girls Football, Girls 7’s rugby, Boys and Girls hockey, Boys Rugby, Table Tennis and Water Polo! 


Please remind your children to keep and eye on daily notices and the sports board to sign up for zone days and attend trials. 


Any questions please email Dionne at sport@tnis.school.nz


 

Important Safety Information

Thu May 12 03:13pm

Mōrena e te whānau,


You may be aware of a playground and subsequent online incident involving a small number of learners at our school yesterday. These unfortunate occurrences are currently being resolved by the senior leadership team.


This is a timely reminder that we all have a part to play to ensure a safe learning environment for our tamariki. Our kaiako (teachers) will be speaking with their ākonga (learners) today about the importance of reporting incidents of unsafe behaviour immediately. This includes behaviour in the classroom, in the playground and online.


Please take some time to discuss with your child their responsibility as a citizen of our community to report any unsafe behaviour that they become aware of. Please also draw their attention to the dangers of unsafe online behaviour, particularly in sharing media. Once an image or video is shared online, you no longer have control over who can, and who can’t view them.


It is important that you are aware of what your child is looking at and/or sharing online. To that end, we would like to remind you about the resources that are available to support you and your child.


TNIS works in partnership with NetSafe and N4L (Network for Learning) to educate learners about staying safe on the internet. A useful and FREE content filter is provided by the Ministry of Education called Switch On Safety. Follow the link for further information about what is blocked and for instructions on how to change the settings on your child’s device.


You will also find a link to the  NetSafe Parents Toolkit  which contains a wealth of helpful advice on “The Five Challenges” parents and learners encounter online:


1. Online bullying


2. Unwanted contact


3. Social media


4. Sexting


5. Inappropriate content


Please also visit our TNIS “Online Safety” website page. Last year NetSafe ran some parent workshops and the presentation is also on the page.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

REMINDER – Blue and Yellow Non-Uniform Day Tomorrow

Wed May 11 07:25pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Tomorrow is our non-uniform day in support of victims of the conflict in Ukraine. If your child wishes to take part, they need to wear at least one item of blue and/or yellow clothing and bring a gold coin donation.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Opportunity – TNIS Ski Team

Wed May 11 06:54pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


We are seeking experienced skiers for the TNIS ski team to compete in late August / early September at the North Island Primary and Intermediate School Ski Champs (NIPS) at Mt. Ruapehu (Whakapapa). 


It is a slalom gate skiing event and children often engage in their own training (the Team Manager will have recommendations for this if the child is not already engaged in slalom gate skiing). NIPS is run over 3 – 4 days during Term 3. A skiing parent needs to accompany their child for this trip and may also be required to be a course assistant. Children don’t need to have ski racing experience but do need to be competent blue run / all-mountain skiers. 


North Island Primary and Intermediate School Ski Championships


The focus is on having a fun and enjoyable competition and for the kids to meet other like-minded, adventurous children.


All costs and transport (including up to the mountain each day) are the responsibility of parents.  If you have any questions or want to find out more about this awesome experience please email Daniel Meikle who is managing the team: meikle.daniel@gmail.com.

REMINDER: Meet our new Principal

Thu May 05 07:09pm

REMINDER


Dear Parents, Caregivers in the TNIS community,


The Board of Trustees would like to personally invite you to attend a special event to meet our new Principal, Zane Wilson.


Zane is excited to begin his engagement with the wider school community when he arrives in Term 2, so we have scheduled two events.


There will be an in-person wine and cheese evening (operating within Covid19 health guidelines) at 6pm on Tuesday 10th May, and an online event for those who feel more comfortable meeting remotely at 7pm on Thursday 19th May.


Please REGISTER NOW to secure your place.


This is YOUR opportunity to meet Zane and hear what attracted him to the school, his background and his vision for our school in the years ahead.


Please do not miss this unique opportunity to meet Zane as a new chapter begins at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.


To ensure that we prioritise any topics or questions you may have, please feel free to list questions as you register your attendance.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Board of Trustees

Music Lessons and Musical Groups

Wed May 04 04:53pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 



Now that we are in Orange there are more slots available for music lessons and our music groups are starting. If you are interested in instrumental lessons for your child or helping your child to sign up for any groups please click here to go to our Performing Arts site to find out all the details. 



If you have any questions please contact Laura Gardiner lgardiner@tnis.school.nz.


 

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue May 03 05:14pm

 



Newsletter Week 1, Term 2 2022

Water Polo players needed

Mon May 02 11:10am

We are looking for a couple of water polo players to join our second team.


No previous experience playing is required you just need to be able to tread water for five minutes. Trainings are Mondays and games Fridays both at AUT Millenium.


If you are interested in playing please email sport@tnis.school.nz


 

Term 2 – Covid Protocols, Uniform and no lunch orders this Monday

Sat Apr 30 05:15pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Covid Protection Protocols


This term we are at Orange setting. It is important that you read our Covid Protection Protocols here with your child before Monday morning.


Uniform


From this Monday morning, learners will need to wear their full school uniform to and from school. At Orange setting, they will change into and out of their PE uniform at school. We would appreciate your support in helping learners to adjust to the full school uniform requirements.


The uniform guidelines are set out below and are also available on our school website.


Please also note that our school cafe will be CLOSED this Monday 2 May. ONLINE ORDERS are also UNAVAILABLE.


School Uniform Guidelines:


Learners ensure that they:
– wear their uniform correctly and with pride.
– bring their PE uniform to school for PE, Fitness and sports practices.
– wear shoes that are plain black – any logos must be black (not white or any other colour).


– All black trainers with white soles are acceptable.
– wear navy blue or black socks (no other colours). These can be any length.
– wear the TNIS school jacket during the school day but have the option to wear their own jacket to and from school (not non-uniform sweatshirts or hoodies).
– wear their full school uniform to and from school each day.
– always tie their shoulder-length or longer hair up.
– wear small plain earrings if they wish. Other jewellery of religious or cultural significance is allowed on a case-by-case basis with the permission of a Deputy Principal.
– wear the navy school bucket hat or cap every time they go outside in Term 1 and Term 4. (No other hats please).


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

REMINDER: Meet Our New Principal

Fri Apr 29 07:08pm

REMINDER


Dear Parents, Caregivers in the TNIS community,


The Board of Trustees would like to personally invite you to attend a special event to meet our new Principal, Zane Wilson.


Zane is excited to begin his engagement with the wider school community when he arrives in Term 2, so we have scheduled two events.


There will be an in-person wine and cheese evening (operating within Covid19 health guidelines) at 6pm on Tuesday 10th May, and an online event for those who feel more comfortable meeting remotely at 7pm on Thursday 19th May.


Please REGISTER NOW to secure your place.


This is YOUR opportunity to meet Zane and hear what attracted him to the school, his background and his vision for our school in the years ahead.


Please do not miss this unique opportunity to meet Zane as a new chapter begins at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.


To ensure that we prioritise any topics or questions you may have, please feel free to list questions as you register your attendance.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Board of Trustees

Goal Setting Conversations – Booking reminder

Wed Apr 27 06:23pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Goal Setting Conversations – Wednesday 4 May


Reminder


We invite you to book a time for you and your child to attend an online Goal Setting Conversation with your child’s teacher on the evening of Wednesday 4 May.


The purpose of the meeting is for your child to share with you their goals and aspirations for their learning. Strategies to support your child’s learning at home will also be shared.


Please follow the link below to make your booking using the event code: 5ww25


You should have already received an online meeting link from your child’s kaiako (teacher).



Goal Setting Bookings


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

AIMS games individual entries

Wed Apr 27 01:12pm

Tēnā koutou,


If your child is interested in attending and individual sport at AIMs games 2022 please fill in this Google form. 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.


Reminder: Team Sport registrations will be completed seperately through TNIS Sport.

Goal Setting Conversations – Meeting Link

Thu Apr 14 07:23pm

Kia ora tātou,


It is fantastic to see that many of you have already booked a timeslot to meet online with your child’s kaiako (teacher) to discuss their learning goals on Wednesday 4 May.


If you haven’t please follow this link and use the code 5ww25 to make a booking.


An online meeting link will have been sent to you by your child’s teacher today. Please check that you have received the email and are able to access the link. Do email your child’s kaiako if you cannot access this.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Sports camp team announcement.

Thu Apr 14 05:10pm

Congratulations to the following students that have been selected to represent TNIS at 2022 sport camp. 


Training schedule will come out next term happy holidays.


 
Sport Camp 2022

Sport/Zone days at Orange

Thu Apr 14 03:10pm

Good afternoon. With settings now at orange Zone days will resume in term two. 


There will be lots of sport trials during lunch times so remind you children to listen to daily notices and keep an eye on the sport board. 


Stadiums are now fully open with no crowd limits so everyone can no watch sport inside again!


Enjoy the holidays, I’m looking forward to a busy, sport filled term 2.

Moving to Orange at TNIS

Wed Apr 13 06:36pm

Kia ora koutou,


You’ll be aware that Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced the move to Orange at 11:59pm tonight. 


The decision to move to Orange has been made on public health advice and reflects that we are moving past the peak of cases and our health system is able to cope. We are seeing that cases are declining due to high levels of vaccination and natural immunity after infection. 


I wanted to give you an update on what the move to Orange means for our school.  


At Orange, face masks are no longer required at school. However public health advice is that masks continue to be strongly encouraged when indoors. Wearing a mask is a key health measure that slows the spread of COVID-19 in indoor settings. For that reason, we ask that visitors to the school, including parents and whānau, wear a mask whenever they are indoors on school grounds.


We also ask that your child continues to bring a mask to school every day. There may be times when we’ll ask them to wear a mask, too – for example, when we are having an assembly in the hall. If there are a high number of cases at school or in the community, we may ask that masks are worn in classrooms for a time.


At Orange, students aged 12 and above are still required to wear a face mask on school or public transport.


We will continue to keep all the other health measures in place at school that we know slow the spread of COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette, appropriate physical distancing wherever we can and, most importantly, staying home if we are sick. 


We are looking forward to a few less restrictions and returning to school life that is a bit closer to normal. 


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

ANZAC Day Poppies – Gold Coin Donation

Tue Apr 12 09:08pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Tomorrow and Thursday, we are collecting gold coin donations for the Returned Services Association. In return, learners will receive a paper poppy. The RSA is a charity that we support every year and it is an opportunity for learners to practise our learner profile and value manaakitanga (caring for others).


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Meet Our New Principal Events and our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Apr 12 07:53pm

Dear Parents, Caregivers in the TNIS community,


The Board of Trustees would like to personally invite you to attend a special event to meet our new Principal, Zane Wilson.


Zane is excited to begin his engagement with the wider school community when he arrives in Term 2, so we have scheduled two events.


There will be an in-person wine and cheese evening (operating within Covid19 health guidelines) at 6pm on Tuesday 10th May, and an online event for those who feel more comfortable meeting remotely at 7pm on Thursday 19th May.


Please REGISTER NOW to secure your place.


This is YOUR opportunity to meet Zane and hear what attracted him to the school, his background and his vision for our school in the years ahead.


Please do not miss this unique opportunity to meet Zane as a new chapter begins at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.


To ensure that we prioritise any topics or questions you may have, please feel free to list questions as you register your attendance.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Board of Trustees



Newsletter Week 11, Term 1 2022

Goal Setting Conversations – Booking reminder

Mon Apr 11 01:05pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Goal Setting Conversations – Wednesday 4 May


Reminder


We invite you to book a time for you and your child to attend an online Goal Setting Conversation with your child’s teacher on the evening of Wednesday 4 May.


The purpose of the meeting is for your child to share with you their goals and aspirations for their learning. Strategies to support your child’s learning at home will also be shared.


Please follow the link below to make your booking using the event code: 5ww25


Your child’s teacher will email an online meeting link to you by this Thursday morning.



Goal Setting Bookings


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Goal Setting Conversations – Bookings Now Open

Thu Apr 07 06:41pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Goal Setting Conversations – Wednesday 4 May


We invite you to book a time for you and your child to attend an online Goal Setting Conversation with your child’s teacher on the evening of Wednesday 4 May.


The purpose of the meeting is for your child to share with you their goals and aspirations for their learning. Strategies to support your child’s learning at home will also be shared.


Please follow the link below to make your booking using the event code: 5ww25



Goal Setting Bookings


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

BoT Announcement

Thu Apr 07 09:36am

 



BOT Announcement April 2022

Covid Safety Plan at TNIS

Mon Apr 04 06:21pm

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,


As you will have seen, we are staying in Red Setting until at least the beginning of the school holidays.


In light of this decision, there will be no changes to our current Covid safety plan for the rest of this term.


If and when the Ministry of Education provides further guidelines or information, we will update you again.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Attitude Parent and Learner Puberty Presentation – Zoom Link

Wed Mar 30 01:17pm

Kia ora tātou,


The link for the online Zoom presentation this evening is below. The meeting link will be open from 6:45pm and the presentation will start at 7pm, finishing at 8pm.


Presentation Zoom Link


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Tue Mar 29 04:53pm

 



Newsletter Week 9, Term 1 2022

Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are: Parent and Learner Puberty Presentation

Mon Mar 28 12:17pm

Unit of Inquiry – Who We Are


Health Focus
As mentioned in our last newsletter, part of the learning in this unit will focus on puberty and content about physical development, gender identity, relationships, friendships, whānau, and social issues. We also have presenters from Attitude who will talk with our learners about major physical changes, emotional changes, and healthy head messages. The presenters are highly engaging and learners have responded to them well in the past.


On Wednesday this week, 30 March, there will be an online parent and learner presentation 7pm – 8pm, also delivered by Attitude. This presentation introduces the holistic changes of puberty and will help start the sometimes awkward dialogue that parents and children have around this topic in a safe and fun way. The link to the presentation will be sent on Wednesday morning.



If you have any questions about this Health focus, please email our PE/Health Curriculum Leader, Jadyn James, jjames@tnis.school.nz.

Extracurricular Activities – Performing Arts

Fri Mar 25 11:53am

Kia ora e te whānau,


We would like to collect some information to enable the Performing Arts department to tailor the extracurricular activities on offer for TNIS learners.


We are interested in finding out about learners that take instrumental lessons and what instruments they play. This can be inside or outside of TNIS.


Please take some time to complete the survey via the link below if your child receives instrumental lessons.


If your child does not take instrumental lessons you do not need to fill out this form.


Ngā mihi,


Laura Gardiner
Performing Arts Specialist
lgardiner@tnis.school.nzMusic Lessons Survey

Alert for Year 8 whānau and family only.

Thu Mar 24 09:27am

Year 8 HPV Immunisation 26 May 2022


The Ministry of Health offers the HPV immunisation to all Year 8 learners. Your child will be given a form to bring home this week. 


Please fill in either the consent or non-consent part of the form and send it back to school next week.


For more information about the HPV immunisation, please look at the attached link.


The immunisation will take place for those Year 8 learners with consent, on 26 May 2022.



HPV Immunisation Information

Water Polo needing extra players

Thu Mar 24 09:12am

We are needing an extra 2-3 players for our second water polo team. The team plays on Friday nights at AUT Millenium and will train Mondays 4.30-5.30pm also at AUT starting term2.


If you are interested in joining the team please email Dionne at sport@tnis.school.nz

Hockey trials. Boys Tuesday 29th March 3.15-4.30pm Girls Thursday 31st March 3.15-4.30pm TNIS turf

Wed Mar 23 02:10pm

Hockey trials are next week.


Please ask your children to sign up on the sport notice board to trial. 


Hockey is moving to 7 aside this year and we will be looking for parent coaches. If you are interested in coaching NHH are running a coaching coaches session details below. Please go to  harbourhockey.co.nz/shane-mcleod-tour/ to register. 


FREE attendance
When: Friday 01 April 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: National Hockey Centre Club House (159 Bush Road, Albany)

Table Tennis Registrations

Mon Mar 21 11:32am

Table tennis registrations are now loaded on MyKindo. 


To be eligible to play table tennis please pay fees and register on MyKindo by 1st April.


I need all teams paper registrations forms to be handed in to the sport office by 1st April to process the teams. 

EOTC Payment Reminders

Mon Mar 21 09:36am

The EOTC days are due to start in Week 9 of this term. Thank you to those families who have already paid the fees for this.


A reminder, please, that all payments for the EOTC days are due two weeks before your child’s first EOTC day is scheduled.


Full payments or part payments can be made using KINDO.


Please contact Charlotte Crampsie ccrampsie@tnis.school.nz  if you are unable to pay the full amount by the due date.


Ngā mihi nui.

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Fri Mar 18 05:23pm

 



Newsletter Week 7, Term 1 2022

Sponsorship for EOTC Costs

Fri Mar 18 04:52pm

We have a number of families who are finding it difficult to pay their child’s EOTC costs due to the current economic situation.


If you would like to support another child to attend their EOTC days, you can make a sponsorship payment via Kindo. Please go to the Sponsorship area on Kindo and you can make payments in $50 increments.

Hockey Trials

Wed Mar 16 11:19am

Games played: Tuesdays between 4.00pm -8.00pm


Venue: North Harbour Hockey Turf, 159 Bush Road, Rosedale


Terms: Games played in Terms 2 and 3


Players per team: 7 aside ( 6 field 1 goalie): 7 on field, 2-3 subs


Trials: Boys- 29 March 3.30 – 4.30pm TNIS turf, overseen by Mrs MacGibbon


            Girls – 31 March 3.30 – 4.30pm TNIS turf, overseen by Mrs MacGibbon


Please bring mouth guards, shin pads and a stick if you have one, if not we will provide, to trials.


 Trials will be closed. Please collect your child from school at 4.30pm.

Yr7 Second netball trial and Yr8 trials.

Wed Mar 16 09:37am

At the moment we have a few learners isolating and unable to attend trials. To try and make sure everyone gets atleast one trial we have changed trial dates to below. You must attend both trials if you are able to.


YR7 – 1st trial 15th March second trial Thursday 24th March 3.30-5pm


YR8 – 1st trial Tuesday 22nd March second trial Thursday 31st March 3.30-5pm.


I hope with these changes everyone gets to trial. Please contact Dionne at sport@tnis.school.nz if you are unable to attend a trial.

Netball trials finishing early at 5pm

Tue Mar 15 09:50am

If your child is trialing for netball please note the earlier finish time of 5pm for all trials. Please collect your child at 5pm from TNIS.

Table Tennis Registrations

Mon Mar 14 12:28pm

If your child wants to play table tennis please get them to form a team of 3 with friends, fill in the application attached and bring to the Sport Office this week.


Once I have all registrations in I will load payments on to MyKindo. Please don’t send any cash to school we don’t accept cash and payments need to made through MyKindo.


Games are played on Wednesday nights at either 5-7pm or 7-9pm. Games begin May 11.


Games will be played at the North Harbour Table Tennis Stadium – 5a Akoranga Drive, Northcote (behind the Y.M.C.A.).


Table Tennis Registration


 

Netball Registrations

Fri Mar 11 02:39pm

A reminder that yr7 netball trails are 15/17 March 3.30-5.30pm and yr8 trials 22/24 March 3.30-5.30pm


You must register and pay fees on kindo before the trials to be placed in a team. If you haven’t already registered and paid please do so today.

Safe Online Learning – Ngā Whakapiringitanga

Wed Mar 09 10:07am

Mōrena e te whānau,


Our focus at the moment is providing a safe learning environment for our tamariki. With a sizable number of our TNIS tamariki currently learning online from home, we wanted to help you make their online environment as safe as possible.


TNIS works in partnership with NetSafe and N4L (Network for Learning) to educate learners about staying safe on the internet. Alongside our partners, we also provide online safety information and advice for our community along with access to practical means to filter inappropriate and unwanted online content. To that end, we are sharing with you a useful and FREE filter provided by the Ministry of Education called Switch On Safety.


Follow the link for further information about what is blocked and for instructions about how to change the settings on your child’s device.


You will also find a link to the  NetSafe Parents Toolkit  which contains a wealth of helpful advice on “The Five Challenges” parents and learners encounter online:
1. Online bullying
2. Unwanted contact
3. Social media
4. Sexting
5. Inappropriate content


We are currently in the process of updating our TNIS “Online Safety” website page. Last year NetSafe ran some parent workshops and these presentations will be added to the page.


Ngā mihi,


TNIS Staff

Table Tennis Registrations open on Monday.

Tue Mar 08 12:16pm

A lot of students have enquired about Table Tennis registrations. I am currently working from home in isolation and will be back at TNIS on Monday.


I will open registrations for teams next week so please wait until then to register. 


In the meantime you can decide on your team. Teams have 3 players and can be a mixture of boys and girls. More than 3 players can register in a team but only 3 can play on the night. Games are played on Wednesday nights at either 5-7pm or 7-9pm. Games begin May 11.


Check back next week for registration details.

Reminder netball registraions are open on MyKindo. Trials start next week.

Mon Mar 07 11:37am

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  – 15and 17 March 3.30 – 5pm Year 8 – 22 and 24 March 3.30 – 5.30pm 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.
Please read the NNH Vaccine requirements below.
The Netball North Harbour Board have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and anyone aged over 12 years 3 months, who is fully vaccinated,  will be able to access any of NNH facilities or activities. Vaccine passes will be checked before entry. Masks to be worn at all time except with being active. Sanitising and washing hands and scanning QR codes anytime going inside the facility. Click the following link to view our Covid 19 Vaccination Policy Netball North Harbour – NNH Policies which can be found on our website under About Us >> NNH Policies and select “2022 Covid 19 Vaccination Policy”.

Reporting Covid Positive Cases

Fri Mar 04 03:52pm

Kia ora,


Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement of your tamariki. We are grateful to have a community that is committed to the hauora (wellbeing) of our learners.


We know that some of you may be anxious about sending your children to school and this is reflected in our lower than expected attendance over the past week. Please know that we have safe mitigation measures in place, prioritising the safety of our tamariki and kaiako.


We have had an update from the Ministry of Education around the reporting process for positive cases in our school community. If your child tests positive, please kindly provide us with the following information:


– Your child’s name


– the last date they were at school


– the date of the positive test


– the TYPE of test taken (Rapid Antigen / PCR)


Ngā mihi whānau,


Kate Surgison


Acting Principal

Our latest newsletter is now available.

Thu Mar 03 02:24pm

 



Newsletter Week 5, Term 1 2022

Update – Covid Safety Plan

Wed Mar 02 08:53pm

Kia ora e te TNIS whānau,


Thank you for your continued support over the past few weeks. We have received a number of reports from our school community of Covid positive cases and household contacts and we are grateful that you are all playing your part to keep us safe.


Please be assured that we are following all of the Ministry guidance we are given to mitigate the transmission of Covid 19. The main means of mitigation is the continued consistent use of masks in our school. Thank you for ensuring that your children have their masks and for encouraging them to wear them properly and safely.


The Ministry informed us today that there is an important update to the isolation period for household contacts.


This update has been made to our Covid Safety Plan but it has been included in the body of this alert for your reference.


Update 02/03/2022
There is no longer a reset for each subsequent Covid positive case in a household. The 10 days of isolation run from the first case detected in the house, from the date the first case in the household develops symptoms OR the date of their Covid positive test.
Household contacts will still need to be tested on Day 3 and Day 10.
Household contacts can complete their isolation at the same time as the first person in the household who had COVID-19 if:
– their Day 10 test was negative
– they have no new or worsening symptoms.


Due to the high volume of Covid positive and household contact notifications that we are receiving, we will no longer be informing parents of Covid positive cases in classes. Instead, we ask our entire parent community to monitor their children for symptoms, get them tested if symptoms do develop and refer to our Covid Safety Plan for guidance.


We will be sharing our latest newsletter tomorrow. Please read this carefully as there is important information about upcoming events at TNIS.


Ngā mihi,


Kate Surgison


Acting Principal

Announcement – Principal Appointment

Wed Mar 02 03:43pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new principal. Please read the announcement from our Board of Trustees.


Ngā mihi


Kate Surgison


Acting Principal



New Principal Announcement

TNIS Covid Safety Plan and Online Learning Update

Mon Feb 28 10:22am

Kia ora,


Please take the time to read over the updates on our Covid Safety Plan – see the link below. There is specific and important information about online learning expectations and parent responsibilities around Covid positive cases in our community.


Ngā mihi,


Kate Surgison


Acting Principal


Covid Safety Plan 2022 – UPDATED 28/02/2022

Phase 3 at TNIS

Thu Feb 24 05:50pm

Kia ora e te TNIS whānau,



New Zealand’s COVID-19 response continues amid much larger numbers of daily cases.



You may well have seen the headlines in the media about the number of cases being seen in schools. Please don’t be alarmed by this. It is only natural as cases in our community increase, they will eventually appear in our school. We have really good systems in place to respond to this and to keep any spread of the virus – should it appear – to a minimum. 



You may have seen Dr Jin Russell in the media noting research from New South Wales about their recent Omicron outbreak showing that spread within the school setting is very low (less than 4% of cases at school infected someone else when at school). We have seen that in New Zealand too.


This is why TNIS remains open at Red. It is important for the well-being and learning of our tamariki to be at school with their friends and kaiako – teachers, and we have very good systems in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. 



You can play your part to help our community stay safe too. Please continue to closely monitor your whānau for anyone with symptoms. If unwell, please them at home and get advice about getting a COVID-19 test. 



With Phase 3 of the Omicron response, the key change is that it is only confirmed cases and their household contacts who need to self-isolate. Everyone else, including those who may have had close contact with the case but aren’t in the household, must continue to monitor really closely for any symptoms of COVID-19.



Rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now being used to diagnose COVID-19 as well as PCR tests. This means that you will get an almost immediate test result back if a RAT is used. 



If anyone in your family is confirmed as having COVID-19, you will be asked to notify your close contacts yourself. Please get in touch with us as soon as you can if your child has tested positive for COVID-19.



Transmission of COVID-19 is still most likely to happen in your home – so please keep doing all those good things to keep your whānau safe. Wash your hands, get lots of fresh air, cover any coughs and sneezes, clean surfaces regularly, and seek advice if anyone is not feeling well. And please wear a mask when you are out and about. There is information online to help your family prepare to isolate if you need to. 


The most important advice we can give to keep your whānau safe is to act as if you have COVID-19. More than a third of people who have COVID-19 will not have any symptoms if they have had three doses of the vaccine. Please think about who you visit and what health measures you can put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible.



Getting three doses of the vaccine will really help you to do that. Research has shown that compared with being unvaccinated, three doses of the vaccine will mean you are 67% less likely to be infected with Omicron and 97% less likely to get Delta. If you can’t get COVID you can’t pass it on.


We will update our Covid Response plan tomorrow to reflect the move to Phase 3.


Finally, we know how hard the impacts on COVID-19 have been for many families in New Zealand. If you know of a family in your community who is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support for example to access food, medicine, or access financial support: Help is available – COVID-19 Health Hub.


We will update our Covid Response plan tomorrow to reflect the move to Phase 3.


If you have any concerns about sending your child to school, please do get in touch.  We are here to help.



Aku mihi,



Kate Surgison, Acting Principal

Zone Day Cancellations

Wed Feb 23 06:08pm

The AIMS Principal Executive and Harbour Intermediate Sports Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel zone days whilst in red.


The decision has now been made to cancel all zone days in term 1 unfortunately. We are hoping and planning that zone days will resume in term 2 and that we will be able to reschedule some zone days later in the year.


Zone days cancelled for term 1 are – boys softball, girls softball, tag, boys cricket, triathlon, swimming, girls cricket, girls tennis, boys tennis and girls futsal. 


 

Covid Response Update – Online Learning Clarification

Wed Feb 23 10:52am

Kia ora e te whānau,


To further clarify our alert yesterday regarding our Covid Response update, we will only stagger classes when necessary. This is why we may not be able to let you know that your child will be learning from home until the day before. I apologise for any confusion that our alert caused yesterday. We are optimistic that we will be able to keep our school fully open and operational for the time being.


Ngā mihi,


Kate Surgison – Acting Principal

Covid Response Update

Tue Feb 22 07:05pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


Along with many other schools in Tāmaki Makaurau, staffing is becoming difficult. As teachers become ill or are notified as close contacts, they require a Covid test and then an isolation period. Test results are taking up to five days or more, which is impacting our ability to staff our school.


In order to continue our learning programme, we will be putting in place a system of staggered online learning from next week. We ask you to be prepared to keep your child at home for certain days and aim to give you as much prior warning as possible, should your child’s class need to learn from home. Due to the changing nature of this issue, this may not be until the day before.


Of course, we will have a system in place for essential workers to send their children to school if they need to.


We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate our way through this extremely difficult time.


Ngā mihi,


Kate Surgison – Acting Principal


Victoria Mahan – TNIS Board Chairperson

TNIS Lunchroom Update

Mon Feb 21 02:30pm

We are pleased to let you know we have added some additional items to the menu available through kindo.  We will also be re-opening the lunchroom for on site purchases from next week.

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