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


Tuesday 27 June

Wednesday 28 June

Thursday 29 June

Time:             7:00pm

Where:          School Hall


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


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:


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.


Whanau Hui Tuesday 28 March

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Kirkwood Intermediate would like to invite all families to our first Whanau Hui for 2017.  Details as follows:

Whanau Hui Tuesday 28 March

Kirkwood Intermediate School Hall

5.30 pm until 7.30 pm

We are really excited to see our first school Kapa Haka performance of the year, led by Matua Anton.  The growth we have seen in our Kapa Haka group this year is fantastic.

Phil Tappenden will greet you all and Peter Aitken will speak about reporting and Teacher-Parent-Child interviews for the following week. He will also talk about what to expect and why attending interviews is beneficial for you and your child, what questions do you need to ask your classroom teacher and why communication and regular contact is important. We will also speak about Goal Setting.

Kōrero/ Discussion: What can Kirkwood do to help our Māori and Pasifika students? What does it mean to Māori to succeed as Māori?

This will be followed with kai provided by the school, this also gives you time and opportunity to be able to talk to teachers and your school community informally.

Games for tamariki with Lizzy and the CDN Community Trust (Community Development Trust) will entertain your whanau.

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

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 and Sausage Sizzle Tuesday 21 February

The House Captains and PTA are holding a Mufti Day and sausage sizzle on Tuesday 21 February.

There is no theme for this Mufti Day.

The cost is $2 and $2 per sausage ordered.  Pre orders for sausages will be taken on Monday.

All proceeds will go towards the Mayoral Relief Fund to help with the fire relief.

Thank you for your support.

Teacher-Parent-Child Interviews


Monday 1 August 3:15 pm – 8:00pm 

Tuesday 2 August 3.15 pm – 8.00pm

Bookings are currently open  

These interviews can be booked online.   To book your interview, please go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz, and enter the event code shcph. Then follow these three simple steps:

  • First enter your name, your child’s name, and your email address. If you need to book for more than one child, change the “Book for x students” setting, and enter your other child’s name.
  • On the next page, pick the room number.
  • Then you’ll see a timetable for that room. Simply click on the times that suit you.

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 shcph again to change or cancel your interview time.

Interviews are also available with Technology straight after school on Monday and Tuesday.  If full, please contact the school office.  If you would like to meet with myself, please ring the office also.    Interviews with mathematics interchange teachers should be arranged directly with that teacher.

If you don’t have internet access, please call the school office

(phone 348 7718) and we will be able to make a booking for you.

www.schoolinterviews.co.nz  will be CLOSED at 10.30am  Monday 1 August 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.

2017 Open Day/Night Tuesday 4 July

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