1. Great holiday reading: http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Kids/HolidayReading/
  2. www.ero.govt.nz (Education Review Office) – locate Kirkwood’s latest ERO report
  3. www.christchurcheducated.co.nz/?q=learn/study-options/primaryintermediate-schools –  Christchurch Educated website
  4. Code of Practice for the pastoral care of  international students


  5. www.netsafe.org.nz – keeping kids safe on the internet
  6. www.NZAIMS.co.nz – NZ Association of Intermediate & Middle schools website
  7. www.tki.org.nz/e/tki/for_parents – Provides advice to parents on their role, ways they can get involved and other useful links.
  8. www.minedu.govt.nz – Ministry of Education
  9. www.primarysportscanterbury.org.nz – to check on postponements/cancellations and sports results for intermediate sport competition.
  10. Information regarding Carer’s for Organga tamariki (Ministry for Vulnerable Children) – contact details: Kaye Rogal 03 9614127
  11. Online Safety:  The Concerned Parent’s Toolbox – 120 Tools and Tricks to Protect Your Kids


Canterbury District Health Board

Measles outbreak in 2019.  For important information about the measles please click on the following link:

Canterbury District Health Board March 2019


Information for our community about coping after a traumatic event

The following information has been forwarded to us from Mana Ake.  This information has come from the Ministry of Health.  Please click on the links to view:

Coping after a traumatic event

Grief after the loss of a loved one – a family member or friend

Grief in Children who have lost a friend or whānau member

Advice on supporting your children after a traumatic event


Parents Seminars

Offered by Youth Alive.  Please visit their website for further details and booking details  www.yat.org.nz

2019 Parent Seminars in March and April 2019

Topics include the following:

Understanding Anxiety – Monday 25 March;

Understanding Aggression – Monday 1 April

The Power of Connection – Monday 8 April


Local High Schools:

Proposed Zone changes please visit the High School’s website:

Note:  Information about the proposed Riccarton High School Zone change is details in the following report: Riccarton High School Zone Review MAR 2019