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
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.
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.
Wednesday 8 August – Kirkwood Intermediate School (260 Riccarton Road)
Start Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Thursday 9 August – Casebrook Intermediate School (90 Veitches Rd)
Start Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
For further details please click on the link below:
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.
Like John on Facebook for more videos for parents and teachers
Facebook search: John Parsons S2e
OR go to: www.facebook.com/johnparsonsS2E
Mt Hutt Ski Trip
Wednesday 1 August 2018
Phone 03 3085074 or visit the website www.metservice.com/skifields/mt-hutt
to check that the field is open (from 6.00am onwards).
If it is on hold or closed, we will not be going.
If we are not going, you will also be informed by our text messaging system.
All children must be at school, in the Hall, by 6.35am please – we can’t wait!
One World Education has offered places for eight pupils from Kirkwood Intermediate School to participate in their Panda camps in China. This is an opportunity that seeks to encourage a growing awareness of other cultures from around the world.
Our Kirkwood Intermediate School pupils and teachers have had a great time sightseeing in Beijing. They are now attending a school on the outskirts of Beijing assisting with the English programme and enjoying a real cultural experience.
We will look forward to hearing their stories when they return to school on Monday.
The Canterbury Schools Intermediate Cross Country Championships is postponed until Wednesday 27 June 2018, because of forecast rain and ground conditions.
PTA Meeting is being held on Wednesday 9 May at 6:30pm in the staffroom.
All welcome to attend.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!