Whānau Hui Thursday 9 May

Dear Parents, Caregivers & Whānau

Nau mai Haere mai ki te hui a whānau.  You are warmly invited to our first Whānau Hui for 2019.  Details as follows:

Whānau Hui Thursday 9 May in Rooms 6 & 7 – 6.00 pm until 7.00 pm

We welcome you to join us for a meet and greet with kai and games to follow.  During our hui we wish to:

  • Introduce our Kapa Haka tutor Matua Anton
  • Showcase our Te Kaupeka roopu
  • Offer an insight of how Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori look inside a classroom
  • Meet and greet with whānau
  • Share some kai

Everyone is invited from any background and are more than welcome to come along and see what it is all about.

Please refer to the notice sent home with your child today (Thursday 2 May) or our school newsletter.

We really look forward to having you along and showing support for our growing rōpū.

 

Board Elections 2019

2019 Board of Trustee elections

In May nominations will be called to become members of our Board of Trustees.

Key dates are as follows.

  • By Friday 10 May Nomination forms will be posted to all persons on the school’s caregiver roll.
  • Friday 24 May NOMINATIONS CLOSE – 24 May at noon. An election will then be held if the number of nominations exceed vacancies. For our school, the number of vacancies is 5.
  • Wednesday 29 May Voting papers will be sent by post to all on the school caregiver roll.
  • Friday 7 June Voting closes at 12 noon.
  • Thursday 13 June Votes are counted, and our school advised of the results.
  • Friday 14 June New Board takes office

We look forward to all our parents/ caregivers being involved in the process.

Please note:   If you would like to check you are on the voting list, please call the office

on ph 348 7718 

 

Canteen Notice

From Term 2 and onwards, children who wish to have noodles for lunch need to buy them from the canteen.  Alternatively they need to bring their own hot water in a flask.

Thank you for your support.

Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

We welcome all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2020 to join us on our Open Day/Open Night on Tuesday 2 July.

This will give you an opportunity to see what our school has to offer as well as the chance to meet the Principal, staff and other members of the school community.

Please report to the school foyer for assistance.

Times as follows:
Open Day – 9:00am – 12 noon
Open Night – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

We welcome all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2020 to join us on our Open Day/Open Night on Tuesday 2 July.

This will give you an opportunity to see what our school has to offer as well as the chance to meet the Principal, staff and other members of the school community.

Please report to the school foyer for assistance.

Times as follows:
Open Day – 9:00am – 12 noon
Open Night – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

School Photographs

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS – ONLINE VIEWING & ORDERING

Your child will come home today or tomorrow with information regarding viewing & ordering of this years school photographs.
Orders need to be placed by Wednesday 10 April (to avoid late order delivery charges).
If you have not received this information ( after checking your child’s bag ), please contact sales@pacificportraits.co.nz with your child’s name, school, and room.

Teacher-Parent-Child Interviews

TEACHER-PARENT-CHILD INTERVIEW

Monday 8 April 3:15 pm – 7:45pm 

Tuesday 9 April 3.15 pm – 7:45pm

Bookings are open on Thursday 14 March

Interviews can be booked online  www.schoolinterviews.co.nz using event code chd98

When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. Please note that you can return to the site and enter the event code chd98 again to change or cancel your interview time.

Interviews are also available with Technology straight after school on Monday and Tuesday.  If full, please contact the school office.  If you would like to meet with myself, please ring the office also.

If you don’t have internet access, please call the school office (phone 348 7718) and we will be able to make a booking for you.

www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  will be CLOSED at 10.30am  Monday 8 April to allow timetables to be printed for the teachers, so please contact the office if you need to change your appointment or cancel.

We look forward to seeing you.

Measles

Fifteen measles cases now confirmed in Canterbury

Up to 7 March, there have been fifteen confirmed cases of measles in Canterbury. It is likely there will be more cases in the next days and weeks.

It is likely measles is spreading in our community.

If you were born or raised in New Zealand after 1 Jan 1969 and you had two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations, you are protected from measles.

People in their late teens and early 20s are most at risk. Anyone in this age group who does not know if they have had both MMRs vaccinations should contact their General Practice team (GP or family doctor or nurse) to arrange for an MMR vaccination – the vaccination and the appointment to have it is free.

Babies whose mother is immune will have some protection if they are currently being breastfed.

For children who are too young to have had both MMRs or who cannot be immunised for other reasons, the best way to protect them is to ensure everyone around them has been vaccinated – if you can’t get it, you can’t pass it on.

People with children under older than 12 months and under 4 years can ask their general practice team if their child can have their MMR early – they can have the first MMR as early as 12 months and the second one month later. Due to the temporary delays in vaccine supply in the region we are asking parents to be patient until more stock arrives – more is on its way.

Anyone who isn’t sure if they have had both MMR vaccinations can contact their general practice team for advice.

If you think you may have been exposed to measles or have symptoms, please call your general practice first, at any time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Calls made to general practices after hours will be answered by a nurse who will advise you what to do and where to go if you need to be seen.

If you are sick, stay at home and avoid contact with anyone who isn’t immune.

Additional measles information

Measles is serious and highly infectious. Thirty percent of those who catch it will develop complications – usually children under 5 and adults over the age of 20. Measles during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, premature labour and low birth-weight in babies. Measles is spread through breath and through contact, so that anyone unprotected who has been in the same room as someone with measles will likely get it.

Measles symptoms include:

o             A respiratory type of illness with dry cough, runny nose, headache

o             Temperature over 38.5 C and feeling very unwell

o             A red blotchy rash starts on day 4-5 of the illness usually on the face and moves to the chest and arms.

More information about measles is available at http://www.immune.org.nz  

 

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/measles

https://www.cph.co.nz/news-events/

 

For more information of Measles please follow the link below:

Measles Information 11.3.19