Wellington Camp – Bus Update

The children have now got on the new bus and it is on it’s way home.  The bus will probably arrive sometime between 10 – 11pm tonight.

Your children will text you when they are leaving Kaikoura with an updated arrival time.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Quiz Night Sunday 8 November

Our Kirkwood PTA Quiz Night is coming up on Sunday 8 November from 7 – 9pm.

Make sure you book your table to save your place.  Spot prizes will be given out on the night.
Please see details which have been emailed to you today.
Your support is very much appreciated.
Raffle Reminder:
Thank you to those who have been able to support the PTA through selling raffle tickets.  If you are not able to sell the tickets that were sent home with your child, please return them to the school office as soon as possible.
All tickets/ticket butts and money are due into school by Thursday 12 November.
Thank you for your support.

Dental Care in the Holidays

Dental Care during the School Holidays – message from the Canterbury District Health Board                                                

The Community Dental Service will be providing dental care for children enrolled with our service during the upcoming school holidays.  The clinics will offer treatment and relief of pain sessions by appointment only.   To make an appointment please call/email our Contact Centre which operates between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the holidays.

The following Dental Clinics will be open during these school holidays:

  • Aranui Clinic, 240 Breezes Road, Aranui,
  • Lincoln Clinic, 35 James Street, Lincoln,
  • Rangiora Clinic, 163 Ashley Street, Rangiora,
  • Timaru Clinic, Level 1, 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru

The clinics will offer appointments between 8.15am and 4.45pm for school-age and preschool children requiring treatment.  If your child has dental pain because of an accident, please contact your dentist in the first instance.

To book an appointment at one of our clinics please:         call 0800 846 983

Or email commdental@cdhb.health.nz

COVID-19 Level 2 Update

You will be aware that all of New Zealand, except for Auckland, has been placed on Level 2. For our school and our pupils and staff this will mean:

  1. we will reinforce safe and hygienic practices;
  2. we will not hold meetings of over 100 people at a time;
  3. we will continue to take advice from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education;
  4. all school transport continues to work as usual;
  5. the School Disco is postponed for the time being;
  6. Cross Country has been cancelled;
  7. children and staff will continue to work as usual;
  8. your help in keeping your child home if they are unwell is most appreciated;
  9. please continue to sign in at the school office when you come into the school.

Thank you for your understanding and support. I will get back to you if anything should change.

Best wishes

Phil Tappenden
Principal