New Families Evening Wednesday 15 November

Our new families for 2018 are invited to attend our information evening on Wednesday 15 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.

China Trip 2017

Kirkwood Intermediate School pupils head to China              

Kirkwood Intermediate School have selected five pupils to attend a trip to China this term.

Thank you to Education New Zealand for your support in contributing towards our trip to China this year.  We also want to thank our China Sister School, China Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School, for helping to organise the programme, homestays and schooling the pupils will participate in once they are in Chengdu, China.

Our pupils are really looking forward to the opportunity to experience new sights, sounds, foods and learn about the culture and people of China.  Student exchanges such as this are a great way to help our pupils to develop a global perspective and gain a sense of New Zealand’s place in the world.  This trip will expose the pupils to different worldviews, and ways of thinking and looking at things, helping us become more outward looking and accepting of other cultures.

It is a real privilege to have received funding from Education New Zealand as only ten schools across New Zealand have received this assistance, with Kirkwood Intermediate being the only school in the South Island.

 

Pupils

We attend Kirkwood Intermediate School and have been selected, along with three other students, to attend a cultural trip to Chengdu in China. We have been very fortunate that this trip has been made possible with the generous funding from Education New Zealand to go towards our travel expenses. 

Our excitement starts this Friday 20 October where we fly to Chengdu and meet up with our home stay families with a welcome dinner. We get to spend the next 7 days at our home stays, attending the local school and learning the local arts including brush writing, stitch work and making the traditional Dumplings. The big highlight is getting to visit a Panda Park!  As a group, we will be performing items from our Kapahaka group to 2000 students! 

Once we leave Chengdu we get to fly to Shanghai for 4 days to experience the hustle and bustle of a city with a population of over 24 million people. One of our highlights will be getting to go up the Shanghai tower, which is the second tallest building in the world.

This trip is really going to open up the world for us and we look forward to sharing lots of photos and amazing memories of China with everyone at Kirkwood Intermediate School

Kendall  & Grace 

Note:  Photo (from left to right) – Emma, Grace, Kendall, Ashton and Dante

 

China Trip Day 1

ChinaTrip – Day 1

At 8pm on Friday we flew to Auckland. Once we arrived we waited for two and a half hours. At midnight we left Auckland for our eleven-hour flight to Hong Kong.

The plane ride was awesome and took a very long time, however, it was worth it. We then flew to Chengdu. We were welcomed by our homestay families who then drove us to the school which we will be attending on Monday. When we arrived at the school we had a meeting with the staff and homestay families. After the meeting, we went with our homestay families and had dinner.

Emma.

 

China Trip – Day 2

All of the homestay families gathered together and went out for the day.  Our pupils visited local attractions.  They really enjoyed their day and tried a lot of different food.  They are amazing families to be with which makes our pupils very happy.  They are looking forward to attending school the next day.

China Trip – Day 3

Our pupils started their school experience today from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Our sister school has a weekly flag raising ceremony on Monday morning. We all attended the ceremony and we received a very warm and welcoming speech from Principal Li. Our pupils responded with Māori songs. They had a busy day following the classroom routine, and were offered specially cooked lunch, ending their school day with learning brush writing/painting.

Please note:  Refer to our Kirkwood Intermediate School Facebook Page and view our 2017 China Trip Album and you will see some amazing photos!

 

Wechat – link from Sister School in China as follows:

http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/FsTJjbkZ_tk07YOt7zUZxQ

 

China Sister School Funding – Trip to China

China Sister School Funding
 
Thank you to Education New Zealand for your support in contributing towards our trip to China this year. We also want to thank our China Sister School, China Chengdu Bilingual Experimental School, for helping to organise the programme, homestays and schooling the pupils will participate in once they are in Chengdu, China.
 
Our pupils are really looking forward to the opportunity to experience new sights, sounds, foods and learn about the culture and people of China. Student exchanges such as this is a great way to help our pupils to develop a global perspective and gain a sense of New Zealand’s place in the world. It will expose the pupils to different worldviews, and ways of thinking and looking at things, helping us become more outward looking and accepting of other cultures.
 
It is a real privilege to have received funding from Education New Zealand as only ten schools across New Zealand have received this assistance, with Kirkwood Intermediate being the only school in the South Island.
 
We wish our pupils all the best for their trip ahead.

Quiz night

Kirkwood Intermediate School PTA Quiz Night

Sunday 29 October, 7pm start

Avonhead Tavern, 120 Withells Road, Avonhead

Tickets $10 per person (Teams 5-6 people)

Tickets may be purchased from the school office

 

 

School Production

Kirkwood Intermediate School Presents

When:

Tuesday 27 June

Wednesday 28 June

Thursday 29 June

Time:             7:00pm

Where:          School Hall

Tickets:

Adult – $15

Child – $10

Family group – $30

We have (very loosely) based our play on Snow White.  She unfortunately has been adopted into the Kardashian family.  This is only the beginning of her problems.

There will also be big groups of dancers and singers.  One scene is based around NZ Has Got Talent.  In this scene, anyone in the school who has a talent at anything is encouraged to take part.

Tickets can be purchased at the school office and are on sale now!

Production Notice

 

Open Day/Open Night Tuesday 4 July 2017

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 4 July 2017

We welcome all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2018 to join us on our Open Day/Open Night on Tuesday 4 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

Riccarton High School Visit

For those going to Riccarton High School on Friday 12 May – details as follows:

  • We start the day at 9am so please meet at Riccarton High School at 8:45am;
  • They will rotate around four different curriculum sessions and during the morning tea break they will be doing some games with the 24/7 Youth workers;
  • Please bring morning tea and lunch;
  • Make sure your child wears enclosed lace up shoes (as per school uniform) for the sessions;
  • A bus has been booked for 1:30pm to deliver your child back with adult supervision.

Haemophilia Foundation Fundraiser

A Fun night out and raising money for a great cause, the Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand.   A professionally produced and acted play:

Forget-Me-Knot

Saturday May 6th, 6:30 for 7:30pm.

The Performance Centre, Heaton Intermediate School

Tickets $20 available from karen@haemophilia.org.nz

Ever suffered from memory loss? Imagine the predicament of poor Robert Zeinfeld. Found wandering the streets at 4am, without a clue how he got there. Total amnesia!

The policeman has to establish who Robert is. Perhaps he hasn’t lost his memory at all. Perhaps it is all an elaborate cover up. The more the policeman digs, the more confused he gets, until he finds himself wrestling a plot with countless twists.

Mufti Day – International Dress Up Day

The Student Council are holding an International Dress Up Mufti Day on Thursday 6 April.

It will be a gold coin donation.  All proceeds will go towards our Student Council and all pupils will be allowed to wear their national costume, if you are a kiwi you may like to wear black.

There will be prizes for the best dressed and most culturally dressed.

Thank you for your support

International Food Festival 2017

Our International Food Festival is on Friday 7 April at Lunchtime (1:00pm).

There are free tickets if you donate a dish, otherwise it is $2 for 3 tickets or $3 for 5 tickets.  Tickets are sold on the day of the event at lunchtime in the hall.

To make this event a success we are trying to get as many different types of food from as many cultures as possible. If you are able to assist by providing a dish on the day or help with the distribution at school, your help would be very much appreciated.  The return slip is in the latest newsletter or contact the school office for more information 033487718.  Thank you.