Daily Notices for Monday 5 March

Monday 5 March February 2018 Rāhina rima Poutū-te-rangi

Student Notices/Panui


School photos are being taken this Wednesday.  Please ensure you wear clean and tidy full uniform.
Silver Razor Scooter that folds up has been found.  If this is yours, please come to the office.
Latin: On this afternoon, please head to Room 7 with your pencil case at 2pm.

Violin and Cello Lessons:

Important meeting for all students who want to learn violin and cello on Wednesday at Interval in the office behind Rooms 9 and 10. You must be there if you have returned a music form asking for violin or cello lessons.

If you did not pick up a China trip notice after assembly on Friday, and you would like one, please go to the office at interval. If you have a return slip, make sure it gets to the office by Wednesday. Thanks, Mr Tappenden
EPro8 meeting will be on tomorrow at 1pm in T3 Mr Anderson’s room- you can bring your lunch.
Girls’ Self Defense: Please be at the hall by 1:20pm this afternoon. We should not have to come and find you!
Wharenui Gators Basketball: Trials for the Gators team playing in the Sth Island Tournament are on Tuesday 27 March. If you are a talented basketball player you should trial. Mr McWhirter in Room 11 has details.
School Magazine team will be in the notices tomorrow.  Thank you for the incredible response   

Daily Notice for Monday 19 February

Monday 19 February 2018 Rāhina tekau ma iwa Hui-tanguru

Student Notices/Panui


Latin: On this afternoon, please head to Room 7 with your pencil case at 2pm.
PCT: Trial/practice on today at 1:15pm please be changed and meet outside by the football goal.
Kapa haka – tomorrow we will try on uniforms in T6.  Year 8 girls at 11am, 11.15am Year 7 girls at 11.15am, 11.30am all boys.  Ms J and Ms A will meet you there.
Girls Self Defense: Please meet in Room 11 at interval please.
Year 8’s are you interested in taking a lead role at Kirkwood this year? Our Student Council wants you! There is a short meeting on Wednesday/Rāapa this week.
Homework club tomorrow has changed to Wednesday just for this week.


2018 Beginning of the Year

Beginning of the 2018 year

Our school year starts with ‘meet the teacher’ for all pupils where you book a 15 minute meeting online, on either Thursday 25 January or Friday 26 January 2018.  On this day you have the opportunity to buy all of your stationery so you are well prepared to start school on Monday 29 January.

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


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.

Purau Bay Camp – Room 8

Room 8 are having a great time away.  Phil visited their camp last night and they all seem very happy and are well away from any danger from the fires.  Gebbies Pass and Lyttelton Tunnel are open.  If something does change, the safety of our children are our first priority.


Dental Care over the holidays

Dental Care over the School Holidays

The Community Dental Service will operate an emergency service over the school holidays. This service is to provide relief of pain only and will not undertake ‘routine’ treatment. The service will be available each working day from 8:30am until 12:30pm from the Hillmorton Hospital site.

Tuesday 10 January to Friday 13 January 2017 (excluding weekends)

 Monday 16 January to Friday 20 January 2017 (excluding weekends)

 Monday 23 January to Friday 27 January 2017 (excluding weekends)


 Monday 30 January 2017

 This service will operate by appointment only and if we are unable to see your child, alternative options will be given. If your child has dental pain as a result of an accident please contact your dentist in the first instance.

2017 Metro school bus services

The Public Transport team at Environment Canterbury and staff at Red Bus Ltd and Ritchies Ltd  have now finalised the school bus services to city schools for 2017.

These services have been updated recently.

Please follow the link to view:



77 Halswell-Kirkwood http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/SchoolServices/Pages/77.aspx (

For any further information please visit the Metro Bus webiste as follows:



Please note:  The 771 & 772 school bus services from Halswell timetables have changed in order to accommodate more time for students at Riccarton High School to get to class in the mornings. Both routes trips have been modified so that students are picked up 5 minutes earlier each morning.



Kirkwood Intermediate School, Kahikatea & Kai Cookbook

Our school cookbook Kahikatea & Kai is up for sale.

This has been created by our children over the last few months and they have done an amazing job. It is full of easy to make family favourites.

We still have many cookbooks available to purchase so if you would like more please send your money in a named envelope and post in the office slot.

Thank you for your support.