The Ministry of Health have sent through details regarding welfare support which include tips on looking after your mental wellbeing and information and contacts on how to access support. Please click on the following link to view: Ministry of Health COVID 19 Welfare Info Sheet
We know many parents are under pressure these days managing work, child-care and self-care. During this time our relationships with each other may be tested and parents may need some extra support at home.
Families can reach out to Parent Help for support:
For support and advice on any parenting issue; if you need someone to talk to about what is happening in your family, or need some advice on how best to support your family, call our free parenting Helpline on 0800 568 856. Available from 9 am – 9 pm 7 days a week.
Online coaching to develop parenting strategies or coping skills you can implement straight away.
Our parenting coach can support you with strategies to help in chaotic situations, create structured routines that best support your family, suggest strategies to stop unwanted behaviour, create plans to achieve a calmer household and learn how to work together as a team, etc.
30 minute or 60 minute sessions available via Zoom. Call 0800 568 856 to book an appointment or read more here: www.parenthelp.org.nz/coaching
We understand that in this strange new environment we are in that all relationships can be tested and we urge you to reach out for support. Our counsellors offer therapy online via Zoom or via telephone. We offer a 30-mins free initial appointment.
Call 0800 568 856 to book an appointment or read more here: www.parenthelp.org.nz/counselling
COVID-19 can include new onset or worsening of one or more of the following:
Health’s information on who should get tested notes that people with any of the COVID-19 symptoms who are close contacts of confirmed cases, have recently travelled overseas, or been in contact with recent travellers, should get assessed.
If anyone has symptoms but is unsure if they have been exposed to COVID-19, they should ring Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or their GP for advice. Over winter there are many other viruses about that can cause people to feel unwell and have symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.
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Message from the CDHB re: Dental services
Due to recommendations from the Dental Council and the Ministry of Health we will be suspending delivery of our service to the Community for the foreseeable future.
We will be providing relief of pain clinics and to access these appointments please call our Contact Centre on 0800 846 983.
For any dental advice please call the Contact Centre on 0800 846 983.
Please find below some helpful information to assist you through Home learning.
As per Government announcement, school is closed at 2:55pm today until further notice.
The staff will be meeting to ensure they can provide some work for your children. This will happen over the next two days.
We have had notification from Canterbury Sports Canterbury that Swim Canterbury, Canterbury Rugby League, Canterbury Softball, and Touch Canterbury that all sporting events are suspended until further notice. I am sure that other Associations will follow too.
This affects our swimming events on 31 March and 2 April, our Rugby League Tournament, and our summer weekly sport.
Water polo have suspended all Year 7 and 8 Water Polo competitions.
Also the Duathlon on 23 March has been postponed until further notice. This may go ahead in Term 4.
The Summer Tournament which has been held today (Tuesday 10 March) has had to finish early due to weather conditions.
All students will be back at school by 12:30pm.
Coronavirus Information Event
The science behind the Coronavirus Covid-19 and what it means for you and your family.
Monday 9 March, 5:00pm until 7:00pm, Moanawa Foyer, 276 Antigua Street
You must register for this event.
Please refer to the email which has been sent home today.
Due to the recent announcement from the Government, and restrictions from COVID-19, we have had to cancel our Open Night.
We will be welcoming all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2021 to join us in June/July in small groups. Details are yet to be advised.
All welcome to attend our Kirkwood Intermediate School Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 4 March at 6:00pm in the staffroom.
We hope to see you there.