Dental Care over the holidays

 The Community Dental Service will operate an emergency service over the school holidays.

This service is to provide relief of pain only and will not undertake ‘routine’ treatment. The service will be available each working day from 8:45am until 12:30pm from the Hillmorton Community Clinic, Sylvan Street, Christchurch for the following times:

Tuesday, 3rd October to Friday, 6th October 2017 (excluding weekends) and Monday, 9th October to Friday, 13th October 2017 (excluding weekends)

This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child, alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please contact your dentist in the first instance. You can phone and make an appointment for the emergency clinic by ringing 0800 846 983

Law and Order Notice for Year 7 Pupils

Law and Order Notice for Year 7 pupils

Unfortunately, there was a mistake on the notice handed out last term for the Rolleston Prison visit and Science Alive sessions.  The total cost of these sessions is $18 and not $26 as stated. If you have already paid the $26, it will be added to your account for future payments.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Dental Care over the holidays

Dental Care over the School Holidays

The Community Dental Service will operate an emergency service over the school holidays. This service is to provide relief of pain only and will not undertake ‘routine’ treatment. The service will be available each working day from 8:45am until 12:30pm from the Hillmorton Community Clinic, Sylvan Street, Christchurch for the following times:

Monday 10 July to Friday, 14 July 2017 (excluding weekends) and

Monday 17 July to Friday, 21 July 2017 (excluding weekends)

This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child, alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please contact your dentist in the first instance.

You can phone and make an appointment for the emergency clinic by ringing 0800 846 983.

 

Dental Care over the holidays

Message from Community Dental Service

Dental Care over the School Holidays

The Community Dental Service will operate an emergency service over the school holidays. This service is to provide relief of pain only and will not undertake ‘routine’ treatment. The service will be available each working day from 8:45am until 12:30pm from the Hillmorton Community Clinic, Sylvan Street, Christchurch for the following times:

Tuesday, 18th April to 21st April 2017 (excluding weekends)

 And

 Monday, 24th April

 And

 Wednesday, 26th April to Friday, 28th April 2017 (excluding weekends)

 

This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child, alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please contact your dentist in the first instance.

You can phone and make an appointment for the emergency clinic by ringing 0800 846 983.

 

World Sleep Day – Information for Parents

The following is an article from the World Sleep Day website which you may find interesting.

10 Commandments for Children

Ages Birth to 12 Years

Sleep is one of the most important contributors to your child’s physical and mental health. Good sleep habits, sleep hygiene, or “sleep health” are alternative terms often used to describe sleep promoting practices. The explanation as to why healthy sleep practices promote sleep is likely to be, at least in part, that they work by improving the regulation of sleep, either by reinforcing the body’s natural circadian rhythms (ie, timing of light and darkness), or by increasing the drive to sleep. Other sleep practices help us to associate certain activities (like a bedtime routine) and environments (ie, the bedroom) with sleep. Healthy sleep behaviors also promote sleep by reducing factors in the environment which are stimulating (like caffeine) and increasing relaxation, making it easier to fall and stay asleep.

Finally, good sleep practices include providing an adequate opportunity for sleep based on age and individual sleep needs and an environment that is conducive to good sleep quality and safety.

1. Make sure your child gets enough sleep by setting an age-appropriate bedtime (preferably before 9:00 pm or 21:00 hours) and waketime*.
2. Keep a consistent bedtime and waketime on weekdays and weekends.
3. Establish a consistent bedtime routine and recommend wearing comfortable clothes in bed, including strong absorbing diapers for infants.
4. Encourage your child to fall asleep independently.
5. Avoid bright lights at bedtime and during the night and increase light exposure in the morning.
6. Keep all electronics, including televisions, computers, and cell phones, out of the bedroom and limit use of electronics before bedtime.
7. Maintain a regular daily schedule, including consistent mealtimes.
8. Have an age-appropriate nap schedule.
9. Ensure plenty of exercise and time spent outdoors during the day.
10. Eliminate foods and beverages containing caffeine, including many sodas, coffee, and tea.

* TABLE OF RECOMMENDED SLEEP AMOUNTS
AGE                       SLEEP NEED
3-12 months —-   14 to15 hours
1-3 years —-        12 to14 hours
3-5 years —-        11 to 13 hours
6-12 years —-      10 to 11 hours
12-18 years —-    8.5 to 9.5 hours

 

More information may be viewed via the following website: http://www.worldsleepday.org/

Whanau Hui Tuesday 28 March

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Kirkwood Intermediate would like to invite all families to our first Whanau Hui for 2017.  Details as follows:

Whanau Hui Tuesday 28 March

Kirkwood Intermediate School Hall

5.30 pm until 7.30 pm

We are really excited to see our first school Kapa Haka performance of the year, led by Matua Anton.  The growth we have seen in our Kapa Haka group this year is fantastic.

Phil Tappenden will greet you all and Peter Aitken will speak about reporting and Teacher-Parent-Child interviews for the following week. He will also talk about what to expect and why attending interviews is beneficial for you and your child, what questions do you need to ask your classroom teacher and why communication and regular contact is important. We will also speak about Goal Setting.

Kōrero/ Discussion: What can Kirkwood do to help our Māori and Pasifika students? What does it mean to Māori to succeed as Māori?

This will be followed with kai provided by the school, this also gives you time and opportunity to be able to talk to teachers and your school community informally.

Games for tamariki with Lizzy and the CDN Community Trust (Community Development Trust) will entertain your whanau.

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

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

 

Ngā mahi
Chris Gaut

Head of Māori & Pasifika