Daily Notices for Monday 26 March

Monday 26 March 2018     Rātū rua tekau ma ono Poutū-te-rangi

Student Notices/Panui

If anyone is interested in auditioning for a place in the Music Festival ‘s Junior Choir, Concert Band or the Symphony Orchestra please come to the office to collect a notice with further information.  Thank you
A massive thank you to all those that took shared kai/food for the International Food Festival!  It was amazing to see so many interesting dishes from around the world.
Canterbury Aims Swimming Squad has been named.  See Mr McWhirter if you would like to check.
Basketball trials will be held today at 1:15pm.
Netball trials begin today for Year 8 students who have signed up.
Girls’ Self Defense: Last session this afternoon.  Same time as per usual

 

Daily Notices for Friday 23 March

Friday 23 March 2018             Rāmere rua tekau ma toru Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices

All outstanding chocolates and chocolate money to the office now please.  
International Food Festival TODAY! Mrs Climo will be around classrooms to pre sell tickets so have your money ready. $2 – 3 tickets $3 – 5 tickets. Do not miss out; this is a great event with great food. See you in the hall at lunchtime.
Book Club closes 5 April. Money and orders through the slot in the foyer.
Music Theory in Rooms 4, 5 and 8 this Saturday, so if you are able to leave the desks clear and in single rows that would be much appreciated.
If anyone is interested in auditioning for a place in the Music Festival’s Junior Choir, Concert Band or the Symphony Orchestra please come to the office to collect a notice with further information.  Thank you
Magazine team – today you’re photographing the Tech rooms in action – check the roster on T4 door to see what time you are needed please
Someone left a book in sickbay a couple of days ago.  The book is called ‘The 26-Storey Treehouse’ – come and collect from the office if it belongs to you.
Student Council: Meeting on Rāhina at 1:00pm  in Room 7 please bring your lunch and council pukapuka.

Canterbury Aims Swimming Squad: If your name is on the list you MUST attend a critical meeting in Room 11 at interval. Please make sure you are there and bring something to write with!

Year 7 Girls: Emanuela M, Livvie B, Sakura N, Billie F, Naduni L, Zaysha S, Amelia H, Erin R and Alyssa B.

Year 7 Boys: Vladislav S, Riley J, Ollie R, Jamie B, Nick K, Morgan M, Jacob Y, Chris C, Kade R and Frank R.

Year 8 Girls: Apphia R, Ruby C, Brooke B, Kayla P, Aria L, Lucy D, Lauren H, Emma C, Emily V, Olivia C and Holly J.

Year 8 Boys: Josh S, Ethan E, Sam C, Ryan S, Ben A, George T, Jordan A, Liam B, Josh S, James C.

Water Polo: Draw for tonight’s match is outside Room 11. All the very best!
Netball – Reminder, trials will begin for Year 8’s on Monday. Please be changed in to your PE kit and sport shoes. See Miss Timblick if there are any issues.
Basketball: Boys Basketball trial will be held on Monday. If you are involved in a Netball trial please attend that. We will run two trials, the other later in the week.
Football – Trial on Monday lunchtime please bring your boots, shin pads, change of clothes (PE uniform). Thanks, Mr Williamson

 

Daily Notices for Thursday 22 March

Thursday 22 March  2018              Rāpare rua tekau ma rua Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices/Panui

Homework club today after school.
All chocolate and chocolate money to the office now please.
International Food Festival TOMORROW!! Bring you gold coins: $2 = 3 tickets, $3- 5 tickets. We have some yummy dishes coming, sausage sizzle too. See you there in the hall at lunch time:)
International Food Festival Meeting – Today Room 7 at interval, come have a chat with Mrs Climo.
Table Tennis: The list is still open for anyone wanting to play Tuesday Competition Table Tennis . Put your name on the list at Room T.2 . Watch the notices for trial times.
Football/soccer-please add names to list in Room 9 at interval and lunchtime. Much appreciated. Mr Williamson.
Korfball Practice: Korfball is postponed due to the weather today; listen out for the notices next week for practice times.
Dragon Defenders readers we will continue the story today at 1.30pm in the library.
Student Council: Thank-you to all those that handed in your class letter for the PTA. Our next hui is on Rāhina next wiki, I have some exciting news from the PTA so make sure you are there to pass on info back to your class!
BOYS and GIRLS Basketball Trial: We will aim to hold the trial today but it will be weather dependent.  A note will be send around if it is postponed.
Water Polo: Draw for tomorrow’s game is up outside Room 11. Please let Mr McWhirter know if you cannot play
Swimming Sports: Congratulations to everyone who took part yesterday. The effort and attitude shown from everybody was outstanding!
Swimming Sports: A black pair of Zoggs swim goggles was left underneath the Y7 Girls seating area. If they are yours please come to Room 11, where they are being held.
Magazine Team make sure you check T4’s door to see what time you are taking photos of Technology for tomorrow
Netball – Thank you to all of you who came and put your names down for trials. Trials will begin on Monday next week for the Year 8s first. Please make sure you have your PE gear and appropriate shoes.
There are some amazing orange outfits!! Thank-you all for taking part and raising money for a very important cause. The Leukemia and Blood Cancer support families with the treatment costs as there is no government funding, we are part of this support so thank-you!
Rugby: Today at morning tea is the LAST chance to sign up. There will be a sign up list coming around today to check everyone interested has had a chance. There will be a training next wiki so please check the notices.

Daily Notices for Wednesday 21 March

Wednesday 21 March 2018   Rāapa rua tekau ma tahi Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices/Panui

Homework club today after school.
NO ESOL groups today– Mrs Climo is away at an ESOL meeting
Table Tennis : If you want to play Table Tennis next term,put your name on the list at room T.2. Watch the notices for trial times.
Kapa haka today at 2:00pm in the hall.
Korfball Practice: For all those in the korfball tournament team practice will be on Thursday at lunchtime with Miss Turner and Miss Hurst. Year 7 final today.  Room 5 vs Room 13
Netball – Final day for sign ups in Room 2 today. Thank you to those of you who have let me know about broken bones/trips that will impact you trialling, we can’t read minds and can only pick you based on what we know.
Science Badge The due date has been changed to Thursday 29 March. Hand in the permission form with money to the office. If you have any questions find Mrs Eum in Room 8.
Swimming Sport: Buses are arriving 8:50am After register Rooms 1 and 2 will be lining up to get on the first of the buses. Classes will line up behind them in the correct order, non-swimmers head to the hall where they will be greeting by Mr P. Good luck to everyone participating
Jump Jam training today in the hall at 1:15pm – PE gear please.
BOYS’ and GIRLS’ Basketball trial on Thursday.
Student Council: Please hand in your letter for the PTA to Room 6 by the end of the day.
Orange Mufti Day is happening tomorrow! Make sure to wear orange (please no face paint, let’s keep to clothing and accessories only thanks) and bring a gold coin donation for the Leukemia and Blood Cancer Foundation.  Remember you can only take part in the Class tug of war if you are wearing orange!
This Friday/Rāmere is International Food Festival in the hall. Start saving your pocket money tickets are $2 for 3 tickets and $3 for 5 tickets. There will also be a Kiwi sausage sizzle (You get some free tickets if you donate food too!) Meeting next week for those bringing in food.

Daily Notices for Tuesday 20 March

Tuesday 20 March 2018       Rātū rua tekau Poutū-te-rangi

Student Notices/Panui

All chocolate and money to the office now please.  Today is the last day!
No homework club today after school. Tomorrow instead.
This Friday/Rāmere is International Food Festival in the hall. Start saving your pocket money, tickets are $2 for 3 tickets and $3 for 5 tickets. There will also be a Kiwi sausage sizzle (You get some free tickets if you donate food too!) Meeting next week for those bringing in food.  Room 8 you rock, you have the most slips in so far!!
International Food Festival meeting this Thursday in Room 7 at interval. If you are bringing a dish please come along so I can tell you what to do.
Book Club closes 5 April – money and orders through the slot in the foyer.
Magazine – No meeting today Miss Waters is away.  Vihari make sure you come and get the camera for Swimming Sports on Wednesday.  Olivia, make sure you get the camera on Friday for International Food Festival.  Technology photos Friday – look at the roster of T4 for the times that you will be taking photos.
Netball – Would you like to play netball for Kirkwood in the Tuesday competition? Sign-up in Room 2 today or tomorrow, please take note of the details the sheet is asking for. There will be a number of you, please be patient and bring a pen. Once I know numbers, I will be able to let you know when trials will begin. Anybody, of any gender or experience, is welcome to put their name down.
Table Tennis: If you would like to be considered to play Table Tennis in the Tuesday competition next term come and put your name on the list at Room T.2 . Watch the notices for trial times.
Rugby: Next wiki we will have an open training session, more info to come so please check the notices.
Swimming Sports reminders: 1) Swim wear under your school uniform on Wednesday 2) NO FOOD into Wharenui, drink bottle is fine 3) Eat a hearty breakfast 4) Give it you absolute best! 5) No valuables to be taken 6) Non-swimmers will assemble in the hall after register.
Girls’ Basketball Trial: On today, make sure you are ready for 1:15pm in your PE kit!
Could Carsyn (Rm 4) and Bonnie (Rm 6) please come and see Mr McWhirter and interval
No ESOL groups today– Mrs Climo away
JUMP JAM: Training in the hall tomorrow at lunch time. Please be in your PE kit.

Daily Notices for Monday 19 March

Monday 19 March 2018 Rāhina tekau ma iwa Poutū-te-rangi

Student Notices/Panui

All chocolate and chocolate money needs to be in by tomorrow.  If you have money in your bag, or chocolates, please bring to the office now please.
Dragon Defenders readers Monday lunchtime at 1.30pm.
Kupu o te Wiki: Aashma has chosen our kupu this wiki, it is heihei or chicken in English. Heihei was a very good friend to Moana.
Girls Basketball Trial: On tomorrow, make sure you are ready for 1:15pm in your PE kit!
Swimming Sports reminders: 1) Swim wear under your school uniform on Wednesday 2) NO FOOD into Wharenui 3) Eat a hearty breakfast 4) Give it you absolute best! 5) No valuables to be taken.
All pupils: can you speak a language other than English fluently? Would you like to be a translator for our school to assist other staff and pupils? If so, can you come to the office and write your name on the list, along with what languages you can speak – you must be pretty much fluent in English as well. Thanks, Mr Tappenden
Next Friday/Rāmere is International Food Festival in the hall. Start saving your pocket money tickets are $2 for 3 tickets and $3 for 5 tickets. (You get some free tickets if you donate food too!) Meeting next week for those bringing in food. Room 8 you rock, you have the most slips in so far!!
Student Council: Student Council hui on today at 1pm. Please bring your lunch, pen/pencil, council pukapuka with you.
Rugby: Keen on playing this year? Sign up today at morning tea outside Rm 6.
Boys’ Basketball: Sign up sheet is in Room 11. Trial will be on Thursday

Daily Notices for Friday 16 March

Friday 16 March 2018             Rāmere tekau ma ono Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices

All chocolate money to the office now please.

You must return any unsold chocolates as soon as possible so that other pupils can sell them.  Thank you.

Next Friday/Rāmere is International Food Festival in the hall. Start saving your pocket money as tickets are $2 for 3 tickets and $3 for 5 tickets.  (You get some free tickets if you donate food too!) Meeting next week for those bringing in food.
Boys’ Basketball Sign Up: Any boys (Year 7 and 8) interested in playing Basketball for Kirkwood on Friday afternoons come to Room 11 at interval to sign up for the trial and receive your detailed message.
Year 8 Swimming Sports House Relay: This could be the last opportunity to compete in a house relay while you are at Kirkwood! Remember, you are only Year 8 once! Come and sign up in Room 11 at interval! If any Year 7 swimmers forgot to sign up for the House Relays they are also welcome to sign up today!
Student Council: Due to a couple of events, our Student Council hui will be on Rāhina/Monday next wiki so be sure to have a class hui/meeting today!

Laugh, dance, play with colours and forget your worries at Christchurch’s annual Holi Festival of Colours on this Saturday at 10am North Hagley Park!

Celebrated worldwide, the traditional Indian holiday is known for its vibrant powder colours that blanket people in the streets. At the Christchurch event be prepared to get colourful! The powder colours used at Holi will wash off skin with soap and water but it’s best to wear old clothes. Wearing white makes the colours really stand-out. Food stalls with traditional Indian cuisine will be onsite throughout the event.

Congratulations to the 10 Kids Lit Quiz pupils. Both teams scored top scores in two different categories and came away with prizes. Emma answered a spot question and also received a prize. The Canterbury heat is the largest in the competition and Kirkwood was well represented by our hardworking, reading students. The Year 7‘s who were involved will carry on throughout the year in preparation for the 2019 competition. Well done.
NZAIMS GAMES: Are you a Nationally Ranked athlete in any sport? Please make yourself known to Mr McWhirter at interval, in Room 11, to discuss the possibility of participating in the AIMS Games.
Rugby: Keen on playing this year? Sign up today outside Room 6.
Year 8 Korfball squad practice on Tuesday for tournament.
PCT Competition: All selected competitors please be in Room 11 at Interval for an important meeting.
Thanks to all the girls who signed up for Basketball yesterday. Your trial will be on Tuesday at 1:15pm on the court by the hall. It is expected that you are ready in your PE kit.
MH and SF will be playing basketball today for 1st and 2nd place.

Daily Notices for Thursday 15 March

Thursday 15 March  2018              Rāpare tekau ma rima Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices/Panui

All chocolate money to the office now please.

You must return any unsold chocolates as soon as possible so that other pupils can sell them.  Thank you.

Homework club today after school.
Library lunchtime activity: Come down at 1.30pm and listen to the new series, we will be starting with book one, The Dragon Defenders. You will be in for a surprise this book comes alive! Come to the library and see parts of the book become reality. First 20 students only.
An Orange Mufti Day is happening next week on Rāpare 22nd. This is a great way to raise money for kiwis living with blood cancer. Think headbands, clothes, hair ties, bracelets and socks.  Be as creative as you like.  There will be a gold coin donation and a tug of war (you can only participate in the tug of war if you are wearing orange).  So make sure to wear orange on Thursday 22 March.
International Food Festival NEXT RĀMERE/FRIDAY!! Thank you to all who have brought in their slips so far. Keep bringing them in, excellent mahi to Room 10 are still leading the charge!  There will be a meeting on what to do next week; listen out for it.
All school librarians meeting at lunchtime at 1.15pm in the library for a photo for the magazine – Sarah make sure you come and get the camera
Korfball today Room 4 vs 5. The last round robin game will now be next week.
Year 7 Swimming Sports House Relay: This is your chance to represent your house in the first of our whole school sporting events! Come and sign up in Room 11 at interval!
Girls Basketball Sign Up: Any girls (Year 7 and 8) interested in playing Basketball for Kirkwood on Friday afternoons come to Room 11 at interval to sign up for the trial and receive your detailed message.
Jump Jam: Thank you and congratulations to everyone who trialled yesterday. As always it makes these decisions very difficult. The Jump Jam team is posted outside Room 11. Many thanks again.
Student Council: A reminder to have a class meeting this wiki!

Laugh, dance, play with colours and forget your worries at Christchurch’s annual Holi Festival of Colours on this Saturday at 10am North Hagley Park!

Celebrated worldwide, the traditional Indian holiday is known for its vibrant powder colours that blanket people in the streets. At the Christchurch event be prepared to get colourful! The powder colours used at Holi will wash off skin with soap and water but it’s best to wear old clothes. Wearing white makes the colours really stand-out. Food stalls with traditional Indian cuisine will be onsite throughout the event.

Water Polo: Draw for tomorrow’s game is outside Room 11, as is the league table. Please let Mr McWhirter know if you are unavailable.
Take a moment to think about the death of Stephen Hawking – a man who overcame a terrible disease to contribute hugely to the world. No matter how bad things seem, you can be positive, and you can contribute – a lesson for all of us .
Basketball today: RB vs BTK today at 1:15pm (This is the playoff for third and forth).

Daily Notices for Wednesday 14 March

Wednesday 14 March 2018   Rāapa tekau ma whā Poutū-te-rangi

Student notices/Panui

All chocolate money to the office now please.

Note: You must return any unsold chocolates as soon as possible so that other pupils can sell them.  Thank you.

Kids’ Lit Team please come to the library at 8.45am, we leave for Cobham at 8.55am – bring a water bottle. Please wear correct school uniform. You will be back at school at approximately 12.45pm.
Want to discuss the finer points of getting your younger sibling to do your chores or talking your parents into giving you pocket money? Sign up to be a part of the Kirkwood Debating Club at interval today outside Room 6.
Kapa haka today at 2 pm in the hall. A roll will be taken.
Class councillors – please have a meeting/hui this wiki to get some ideas for our council hui next Rātu 20 Poutū-te-rangi in Room Ono.
This wiki the School Spirit Shield is for the teacher who can name their class by first name the fastest! I hope your teacher is practising; councillors will be popping in on Rāpare to test their skills.
Can all school librarians meet in the library tomorrow at 1.15pm please
Korfball today Room 4 vs Room 5. Tomorrow Room 2 vs Room 13. Next week semi-finals and final.
Jump Jam Trial: Meet outside the hall at 1:00pm. Make sure you are in your PE gear. You can bring your lunch
Brooke and Niamh (Rm 1), could you please come to Rm 11 at interval. Thanks
House Captains: Very quick meeting in Room 11 at interval today.
Happy Pi day – the 30th anniversary. Anyone know what this means?
Chess Club: Bring you lunch to Room 5 at 1:00pm
Violin – All students who are intending on learning violin this year at school or who have handed in a yellow slip for violin need to meet in the small office behind Rooms 9 and 10 at 9:00am. If there are any issues with this, please see Miss Mason in Room 12.
An Orange Mufti Day is happening next week.  This is a great way to raise money for kiwis living with blood cancer.  Think headbands, clothes, hair ties, bracelets and socks.  Be as creative as you like.  There will be a gold coin donation and a tug of war (you can only participate in the tug of war if you are wearing orange).  So make sure to wear orange on Thursday  22 March.

Daily Notices for Tuesday 13 March

Tuesday 13 March 2018       Rātū tekau ma toru Poutū-te-rangi

Student Notices/Panui

All chocolate money to the office now please.  Please return any unsold chocolates as soon as possible so that other pupils can sell them.  Thank you.
Homework club today after school
Kids’ lit team meet in library at 2:00pm please.
Jump Jam: Trial will be tomorrow at 1:00pm in the hall. Please be in your PE kit, shoes and socks. You can bring your lunch. There will be a final run through in Room 7 today at interval
Year 8 Assembly 9:00am in the hall.
Magazine: today 12:00 noon to 1:00pm in T4
Basketball game today between Mansfield/Hillary and Britten/Te Kanawa – if no one turns up the game will be cancelled please make an effort to show up.
BOWLS MEETING at 1:00pm in Room 13. You must be there.
Can the Student Council leaders please come to Room 6 at morning tea.
Well done to Room 8 who have the most Food Festival slips returned!! Keep them coming in and see if your class can take out the top spot, there may very well be a prize…