Ski Trip – Mt Hutt closed

Mt Hutt has closed.  All Children will return to school and will not be dropped off in Rolleston due to the time.  We anticipate for our children to return to school by 3pm.

Please arrange for your child to be picked up from school at this time or arrange suitable transport home.

Thank you.



Open Day/Night Tuesday 3 July 2018

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 3 July 2018

We welcome all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2019 to join us on our Open Day/Open Night on Tuesday 3 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

Teacher-Parent-Child Interviews


Monday 6 August 3:15 pm – 7:15pm 

Tuesday 7 August 3.15 pm – 7:15pm

Bookings are open on Thursday 28 June 

can be booked online 


  • First enter your name, your child’s name, and your email address. If you need to book for more than one child, change the “Book for x students” setting, and enter your other child’s name.
  • On the next page, pick the room number.
  • Then you’ll see a timetable for that room. Simply click on the times that suit you.

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 59wtk 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.    Interviews with mathematics interchange teachers should be arranged directly with that teacher.

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.  will be CLOSED at 10.30am  Monday 6 August 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.

Chickenpox message

Week 10 Wednesday 4 July –
Updated message re: Chickenpox
Following on from our message below, we have since had confirmed that our student does not have Chickenpox and if you have read in the newspaper that Kirkwood has an outbreak then this is incorrect. We did not have anything to do with the newspaper article.

Week 9 Thursday 28 June

One of our students has come down with chickenpox this week so please keep an eye out for this illness.

Usually a rash of chickenpox develops in groups with raised red spots arriving first, progressing to blisters filled with clear fluid, like a drop of water on red skin. The blisters may be dimpled in the center. They may break and reform, then finally form sores before drying up as scabs or crusts.

If you have any concerns please contact your medical centre.


Tuesday Weekly Winter Sports

Winter Weekly CAIMS grass sports is cancelled Tuesday 19 June.  Table Tennis – the stadium has always been unavailable.  Squash will be played.

Netball and turf hockey are still being played.

Basketball Friday 15 June

Basketball Games for this afternoon (Friday 15 June)

Good luck to our three basketball teams this evening.

If you can not play you need to let Mr McWhirter know as soon as possible!

A Grade (Girls) 4.00pm, Wharenui Gym, Court 2 –
Kirkwood Girls vs MGS Red

A Grade (Boys) 5.45pm, Middleton Grange Gym, Court 2 – Kirkwood Green vs Hillview Celtics

B Grade (Boys) 6.10pm, Middleton Grange Gym, Court 1 – Kirkwood White vs MGS Gold