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.


Kirkwood Intermediate School & PTA Fundraising sponsors

Kirkwood Intermediate School and PTA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations and support for our up-coming Quiz night and Raffle ticket fundraiser.

Accent on Nouveau Lonestar Bush Inn
Bridgestone Lincoln Mad Butcher
Bunnings Tower Junction Mainland Fasteners
Burger Fuel Bush Inn Mega Air
Canterbury Teamwear Mitre 10 Mega Hornby
Chemist Bush Inn New York Deli Bush Inn
Christchurch Cleaning Supplies Office Max
Coffee Culture Bush Inn Orana Park
Coffee Culture Lincoln Paper Plus Bush Inn
Collective Hair Lincoln Pepe Mexican Grill Bush Inn
Corianders Bush Inn Pie Face Bush Inn
Countdown Church Corner Placemakers Riccarton,
Couplands Hornby Red Bus
Elite Meats Bush Inn Riccarton Golf Course
Angeline Ward Florist Rustic Café Lincoln
Front Runner Bush Inn Rutherford’s Den
Gary Clark Electrical LTD Silvermoon,
Global PC Southern Woods
Haircare Market Bush Inn Subway Lincoln Super Liquor Lincoln
Health Kicks Tea House Lincoln
Healthy Harvest Texture Plants
Healthy Thymes Wigram Skies The Laboratory
Holdson, The Warehouse Blenheim Road
Homestead Health Bush Inn Tuk Tuk,
Ian Morrison Winstone Glass
Ilam Toyota Members of the Kirkwood PTA
Inflatable World Hornby  
Joe’s Garage Bush Inn  
Leopard Coachlines Lincoln Pharmacy  
Lizzy Lu’s Beauty Boutique  

Please note:  This will be updated as more items are dontated.