Principal's Message

Kia Ora and Welcome to Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is a learner-centred environment, who are happy to be part of the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme (PYP), nurturing and developing young students to be caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning, as well as have an emphasis on fostering a positive community that is safe, collaborative and supportive.

We are very proud of the high-quality teaching and learning that we offer at our school with many opportunities for our learners to learn, achieve and succeed academically, socially,  culturally and in sports. Being a diverse and inclusive community we offer both the New Zealand Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)  which are highly compatible in terms of learner intentions, themes, concepts, attitudes and values, with the PYP emphasizing three more elements: inquiry, action and international-mindedness.

TNIS provides opportunities for our adolescent learners to experience personal growth and develop the skills and attributes they will need as communicators, creators and contributors.  Our learners and staff work collaboratively to achieve personal bests and make connections in their own and the global community.

Our committed and talented staff ensure that we offer a future focussed curriculum that is personalised, innovative and includes action.

We look forward to working together.

Wendy Sandifer, Principal
M Ed Admin.  B Ed


Principal’s Message, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School
 Wendy Sandifer