2019 Beginning of the Year

Beginning of the 2019 year

Our school year starts with ‘meet the teacher’ for all pupils where you book a 15 minute meeting online, on either Tuesday 29 January or Wednesday 30 January 2019.  On this day you have the opportunity to buy all of your stationery so you are well prepared to start school on Thursday 31 January.

Details are in the Orientation Pack mailed to you mid January.


Year 8 Final Assembly – Wednesday 12 December 7pm

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

Year 8 End of Year Assembly/Prize Giving is being held on Wednesday 12 December 7:00pm

You are invited to our final assembly to farewell our Year 8 pupils.  This is a formal assembly and we ask all Year 8 pupils to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  Pupils are to wear school uniform and sit with parents during the assembly.

The assembly will take about an hour and at the conclusion, we invite you to Rooms 6 and 7 for a supper.  This is a good opportunity to say goodbye to teachers.

Could Rooms 1, 3 and 6 please bring a plate of finger food and put this in Room 6 before the assembly.

Rooms 9, 11 and 12 are asked to please bring a bottle of soft drink or juice and put this in Room 7 before the assembly.

We hope to see as many of you as can make it.


New Families Evening Wednesday 21 November

Our new families for 2019 are invited to attend our information evening on Wednesday 21 November.  The evening, which will be held in the school hall, will commence with a powhiri at 6.45pm.  Refreshments will be served from approximately 7.10pm and the information evening starts at 7.30pm.

For further information please call the office 348 7718.

NZEI Teachers Stride Day Wednesday 14 November

The Kirkwood Intermediate School Board of Trustees has been advised that the Principal and classroom teachers who are members of NZEI at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday 14 November.

The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can not provide the normal teaching services during the strike.  It is important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike.

If it is impossible for you to make alternative arrangements we may be able to supervise a small number of students.  Please let the school office know if your child/children will need this.

We know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern.

If the strike does not go ahead then school will operate as usual.

Thank you for your understanding.  Please contact Phil Tappenden if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Whānau Hui Monday 26 November

Dear Parents/Caregivers and Whānau

Kirkwood Intermediate would like to invite all families to our last Whānau Hui for 2018.  Details as follows:

Whānau Hui Monday 26 November

Kirkwood Intermediate School Hall – 6.00 pm until 7.30 pm

Games for tamariki with Lizzy and the CDN Community Trust (Community Development Trust) will entertain your whānau.  We invite anyone who would like to go and play games they are most welcome.  If anyone would rather take this opportunity to talk about what we can do better at Kirkwood you may do so.

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

We will be having a picnic style dinner with a sausage sizzle and some food, which will be provided by the school. We would like families to bring a plate of finger food to share.

To help us cater for the evening please complete the notice in our school newsletter which has been sent to you today.

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

Ngā mahi

Chris Gaut

Head of Māori & Pasifika

Mufti Day Wednesday 26 September

The Mansfield-Hillary House Captains are holding a Mufti Day on Wednesday 26 September.

All proceeds will go towards the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

Please come to school wearing blue.

Gold coin donation

Thank you for your support.

Kirkwood Kid for a Morning

Kirkwood Kid for a Morning

For those pupils who have already enrolled at Kirkwood Intermediate School for 2019, you have been emailed an invitation for your child/children to attend a Kirkwood Kid for a Morning session this coming Tuesday.

If you have not received this invitation please phone the school office on 033487718 for details.

Thank you


PTA Quiz Night Sunday 9 September

PTA Quiz Night Sunday 9 September – 7pm until 9pm at Kirkwood Intermediate School.
It is best to pre buy your tickets to secure your spot however, if you do wish to come along on the night your are most welcome to.
There are also many amazing prizes and vouchers available to help with this fundraiser.
For further details please click on the link below: