Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

Kirkwood Intermediate School Open Day/Night Tuesday 2 July 2019

We welcome all parents/caregivers and prospective pupils for 2020 to join us on our Open Day/Open Night on Tuesday 2 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

Teacher-Parent-Child Interviews


Thursday 25 July 3:15 pm – 7:15pm 

Monday 29 July 3.15 pm – 7:15pm

Bookings are open 

Interviews can be booked online using event code 8gw3j

When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. Please note that you can return to the site and enter the event code 8gw3j again to change or cancel your interview time.

Interviews are also available with Technology straight after school on these days.  If full, please contact the school office.  If you would like to meet with myself, please ring the office also.

If you do not have internet access, please call the school office (phone 348 7718) and we will be able to make a booking for you.  will be CLOSED at 10.30am  Thursday 25 July to allow timetables to be printed for the teachers, so please contact the office if you need to change your appointment or cancel.

We look forward to seeing you.

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.


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.

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


Mufti Day Thursday 30 August

Kirkwood Intermediate Student Council are holding a ‘Happy Colour’ Mufti Day on Thursday 30 August

Gold coin donation

All proceeds will go towards the Cancer Society as a part of Daffodil Day.

Please wear something bright and colourful to show your support for this great cause.


Internet Health and Wellbeing Presentation

John Parsons Internet Health and Wellbeing Presentations

Wednesday 8 August Kirkwood Intermediate School (260 Riccarton Road)

Start Time: 7pm – 8:30pm


Thursday 9 AugustCasebrook Intermediate School (90 Veitches Rd)

Start Time: 7pm – 8:30pm


For further details please click on the link below:

John Parsons Internet Health and Wellbeing Presentation


Further details as follows:


John Parsons is in the school and community this week. He has published a book

Keeping Your Children Safe Online.


The introduction below describes the book.


John being interviewed about the book by Hillary Barry


John is working with students, teachers this week and delivering 2 parent workshops hosted by the Canterbury Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling (CAIMS), of which Christchurch South Intermediate is a member.


The sessions are as follows:

– Wednesday 8th August at Kirkwood Intermediate 7:00pm – 8:30pm

– Thursday 9th August at Casebrook Intermediate 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the schools or at the evening workshops.


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