Post Date: June 30th, 2014

Term 2 Week 9 Newsletter Events this week:Monday 30 June – Macau University Teachers visiting all weekTuesday 1 July – Kapa Haka group to Lady Allum VillageWednesday 2 July – Battle of the Bands 12.00 -1.30pmThursday 3 July – Student Led Conferences 1.00 – 6.30pm. All classes.Rooms 2 and 12 Parent/Child/Teacher Interviews.Friday 4 July – […]

Post Date: June 23rd, 2014

Events this week: Sports Camp students away all weekWednesday 25 June – School Dance 7.00-9.00pmThursday 26 June – Zone Day Table TennisFriday 27 June – Whole School Mufti Day, Zone Day Chess Events next week, Week 9: Wednesday 2 July – Battle of the BandsThursday 3 July – Student Led Conferences 1.00-6.30pm. All classes. Thursday 3 […]

Post Date: June 19th, 2014

PARENT INFORMATION  Making the Most of Student Led Conferences What to Expect:   Your child will be in charge of the conference. He/she has planned specific areas to share, and has rehearsed the conference in a specific order. Please allow your child to proceed with his/her plan. Your child will share their work, demonstrate new […]

Post Date: June 16th, 2014

Events this week: Monday 16 June – ICAS WritingTuesday 17 June – ICAS Spelling, Zone Day Hockey GirlsThursday 19 June – Zone Day Hockey Boys, Rimu Team trip to the Museum Events next week, Week 8: Sports Camp students away all weekWednesday 25 June – School Dance 7.00-9.00pmThursday 26 June – Zone Day Table TennisFriday […]

Post Date: June 11th, 2014

Dear Parents and Caregivers Improving School Communication Following up from our community survey last year we continually look at ways to improve our communication with parents. As of next Monday we will send a short e-update home with information that will be helpful about events coming up. The large e-News will disappear and we will […]

Post Date: May 26th, 2014

Principal’s Comment Te Reo Maori In past years there have been two main challenges to having te reo taught in our mainstream schools. The first was lack of resources and the second by far the most significant was the fact that there were not enough ‘qualified’ teachers who could speak and teach te reo. Putting […]

Post Date: May 25th, 2014

Dear Parents and Caregivers  The term is ticking by and there are a few important notices about events in the next few weeks.   Open Day - Next week, Thursday 29 May, we are having an open morning for any of our current parents and caregivers who would like to see TNIS in action. The two […]

Post Date: April 25th, 2014

Principal’s Comment As the end of Term 1 approaches, we would like to thank you for all your support and positive feedback on the aspects of our school that are important to us, especially our wonderful staff. Thank you too, for demonstrating your outstanding support of your child’s education in attending the Parent/Teacher interviews. A […]

Post Date: March 24th, 2014

State education, as we all know it, is about to undergo radical change with little consultation with the education sector but more importantly, from the wider community such as you, the parents. I believe that the dismantling of Tomorrows Schools (Self Managing Schools) has been wrapped in a new initiative called “Investing in Educational Success”. […]

Post Date: March 19th, 2014

Principal’s Comment   Preparing Your Child for 2022 – Second Language Acquisition The first question we need to consider when discussing language acquisition with our school communities is “ Why learn a second language?” It would seem from compelling international and local research that New Zealand students are going to be disadvantaged if they don’t have a second […]