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.
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.
Head of Māori & Pasifika
Our School Ski Day is being held on Wednesday 16 August.
Further information will be coming home closer to the time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please follow the link below to view the Kirkwood Times for Term 3