Takapuna Normal Intermediate School Citizenship is our path, excellence is our goal Newsletter - Term 3 Week 8 2017 Kia ora Parents and Caregivers Week 8 - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week and AIMS Sporting Competition in Tauranga Tuesday 12 Sept. - Waterwise Rm 14 Wednesday 13 Sept - Waterwise Rm 13 Saturday 16 Sept. TNIS String Group to perform at the Lewis Eady Music Competition Week 9 Tuesday 19 Sept - Waterwise Rm 4 Wednesday 20 Sept. - Waterwise Rm 5 Thursday 21 Sept. - APPA Speech Competition at TNIS 6.00pm Important Dates To Note Term 4 starts Monday 16 October at 8.30am Tuesday 24 October - 11.00am Powhiri to welcome Wendy Sandifer - new Principal of TNIS Wednesday 1 Nov - School Athletics Day - all parents welcome Thursday 2 Nov - HPV #2 for Year 8 students with consent Monday 6 Nov - PYP Year 8 Exhibition set-up and practice Tuesday 7 November - PYP Year 8 Exhibition Viewing all day and Closing Ceremony 7.15pm. Tuesday 12 December - TNIS Prizegiving at WBHS Auditorium from 12.00 -2.00pm Learning Update A requirement of the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), is that in their final year students participate in a culminating project, “The Exhibition.” The exhibition represents a significant event in the life of a PYP school and student, synthesising the essential elements of the PYP (knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and actions), and sharing them with the whole school community. The PYP exhibition has a number of key purposes: ● to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate independence and responsibility for their own learning ● to provide students with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives ● to provide an authentic process for assessing student understanding ● to demonstrate how students can take action as a result of their learning This year the students will be inquiring into the central idea: “ Successful inquiry leads to responsible action”. The students are in the planning stage for the Exhibition. P lease click this link to access more detailed information about this year’s PYP Exhibition. If you have any other questions, please contact your child’s teacher. School News and Reminders BandQuest Competition - TNIS Rock Bands Amaze the Crowd at Bandquest
Our two rock bands Spirit and The Empire recently attended the regional finals of Bandquest, the intermediate school Interschool Rock Competition that featured 17 bands. The two bands worked tirelessly
for two terms to prepare a cover song and an original song each under the supervision of their band coach Heath Watson and our music teacher Sylvia Watson, with support from a talented parent, Liesje Feterika. The original songs were composed by the band members themselves and assembled during Rock Band practice on Tuesday lunchtimes. The Empire chose to write an anti-bullying message into their song, ‘Stand Up’. The bands also spent the weekends leading up to the event having extra Sunday rehearsals perfecting their songs, making costumes and working on their stage presence. The Bandquest night was a huge success and both TNIS bands performed with enthusiasm, passion and musical excellence with Maya Smith and Nikka Caraig from The Empire winning best female vocals and Henry Meng from Spirit winning best keyboard player. A special thanks to all the students and teachers involved and our fabulous parent support team, especially Liesje Feterika and Suzy Cato for the extra hours, rehearsals, food and support they gave the students. For more pictures and videos, please see the TNIS Performing Arts Seesaw page or email Sylvia Watson for a photo link.
North Harbour Basketball Girls’ Zone Day - T NIS Sparks represented the school at the North Harbour Girls Basketball Zone Day recently. After winning their five pool games, they comfortably bet Mahurangi in their quarterfinal and edged past Northcote in their semi-final to set up a final against our old foe, Northcross. Having lost to Northcross by one goal in the girls final for Semester 1, the girls dug deep and came out with a win, this time around 24 -11. They are now off to play in the Auckland Champs after the AIMS games. Auckland Mathex Competition - Congratulations to the three teams that took part in the A uckland Mathex Competition at Kohimarama Stadium re cently. They represented our school very well. Year 7’s came 4th place: Peter Han, Andy Tao, Simon Geertsema and Logan Harkness. Year 8’s finished in the the top 20%. Y8 A - Raeanne Leow, Megan Meng, Ayane Kondo and Audrey Guo Y8B - Ben Huang, Co Cheng, Michael Peng and Jenny Howe. A special thanks to Daisy Fletcher and Sarah Sweeney for coaching and organising the teams and to the parents for allowing them to take part.
Year 8 Girls Netball Flight Winners - TNIS Year 8 Team 2. Congratulations to this great group of girls who have had a fabulous Netball season.
Daffodil Day - Mufti Day - Well done TNIS, we raised a total of $1035.80 for the NZ Cancer Society Daffodil Day. School Speech Competition - Congratulations to the 10 students, M aggie Huang, Spencer Ridley, Gary Fan, Debbie Lee, Riley Booth, Layla Kiefte, Evan Herwandi, Maia Davidson, Will Smith and Henry Meng who represented their team at our school Speech Competition this morning. We were privileged to have two guest judges from WBHS. Mr Andy Berry is Head of English and Mr Nick Brown is Head of Drama. They were joined by Sandra Kurvink, who leads Literacy at TNIS. The students all presented persuasive speeches and the standard was very high. The judges commented about the excellent structure of the speeches. A special congratulations to Maia Davidson who came first, Riley Booth who was the runner-up and Layla Kiefte who was highly commended. Maia will represent TNIS at the APPA Speech Competition on 21 September.
From L-R Riley, Maia and Layla
Gymnastics Zone Day - Congratulations to the 21 students who participated in the Gymnastics Zone Day on Weds 30 August. The girls all participated in the Recreational Competition and the boys were part of the Competitive Group. The students performed their routines very well and special congratulations go to the following students for their individual placings: Competitive Gymnasts Jacob Hailes - 1st on Rings, 2nd on Vault, 2nd on High Bar, 3rd on Floor and 3rd All-Round Recreational Gymnasts Olivia Wheeler - 1st on Bars and 4th overall JQ Huang - 3rd on Floor Jasmine Keighley - 3rd on Floor A special thanks to the parents who transported and supervised the students at the practice sessions and during the competition. Glenfield Music Centre - Our TNIS music students who attend Glenfield Music Centre, took part in a two-day music workshop, along with almost 300 students from other schools. In the evening they performed in a fantastic concert in the Auckland Town Hall. Students involved were Megan Meng, Audrey Guo, Daniel Ottenhof and May Xiong on flutes, Ayane Kondo and Debbie Lee on clarinets
and Benjamin Leng playing the saxophone. These students all play in the Glenfield Music Centre's Wind Band on Saturdays. TNIS were acknowledged for having their students representing their school.
Netball Success - Congratulations to TNIS Year 7/2, who won their championship grade. A great comeback from six goals down in the first quarter, to win 19-18. It was a fantastic game with great teamwork and fair play demonstrated. A special thanks to the teachers who came along to support them and to their coach and manager.
North Harbour Year 8 Grade 1 Netball Champions Congratulations to our North Harbour Year 8 Grade 1 Netball champions. The Year 8 G1 team was behind for most of the game before coming back in the last six minutes, taking the lead and winning 29 - 25. A really amazing match.
Trees For Survival Tree-Planting Trip - Recently a group of students spent the day planting trees on a farm in Leigh. These students have been raising the seedlings at school ready for this day. They have worked very hard to help improve the environment at school too, helping to create and maintain the gardens at TNIS. A special thanks to the parents who accompanied the students and to Jennifer McWilliam and Toni Buller who work with the students each week. We also really appreciate the sponsorship provided by Smales Farm to cover the cost of the bus trip to Leigh.
Auckland Champs Cross Country - Congratulations to Kalei Morgan-Tafea, Aliya Scheirlinck, Greg Clark and Ayla Holmes who qualified to represent TNIS at the Cross Country Auckland Champs last week. The students all competed very well, but we are especially proud of Kalei Morgan-Tafea who came first place overall for the Year 7 girls. Thank you to the parents for accompanying and supporting the students at this event. Weir Rose Bowl Tournament Selection - Congratulations to Ella McPherson and Eva Dykgraaf who have been selected to represent the Northern Football Federation at the prestigious 2017 Weir Rose Bowl Tournament at St Peter’s School, Cambridge from 7-9 October. The tournament for U12 Boys and Girls is
an excellent development opportunity for players as they progress along the New Zealand football talent pathway. We are very proud of these two students’ efforts. Northern Regional Surf Life Saving Pool Champs - Orewa Club Results - Congratulations to Alex Wilson who represented TNIS recently. He came 2nd in the 50m Rescue Medley, 3rd in the 50m Brick Carry, 2nd in the 50m x4 Medley Relay and 1st in the 50m x 4 Obstacle Relay.
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Westlake High Schools are starting their audition process for their 2018 music groups - The first auditions are for choirs. The date for current Intermediate students to audition is Friday 15th September. If you wish to book an audition time, please contact Moira Clarke by emailing: [email protected]
or phone (09) 489-4169 ext 284. Students are required to sing a set auditioned song. The piece of music assigned for them to sing is - ‘The Sally Gardens’. Students may choose which key they wish to sing the song in. The music for this song is attached for you to download. This piece can also be found on the Westlake Girls High School website through the following link: http://www.westlakegirls.school.nz/westlake-girls-high-school/music/ Boys who are interested in auditioning for our mixed choir Choralation or Voicemale from WBHS will need to contact Mr Robinson, HOD Music at Westlake Boys High School for more details. WBHS contact: Warwick Robinson –[email protected]
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