Open School Sessions 2024

Open School sessions for 2024

This year we are hosting groups by appointment for various dates in June and July.

The Open School appointments run for approximately three quarters of an hour and are a group session.  Your child is welcome to attend with you.

You may book your appointment via our School Interview booking system.  Please go to School Interviews Booking

Please use Booking Code pgkar and follow the steps as instructed.

Please enter your name as the person booking but do not enter it again.  You will need to enter the names of all others attending the tour as guests.

If you do not have internet access, please call the school office (348 7718) and we will be able to make a booking for you.

We look forward to seeing you.

2025 Enrolments

We are accepting 2025 enrolment applications until 31 August 2024.

Enrolment applications will be subject to being in-zone or by winning a place through our out-of-zone applications.

Out-of-zone enrolment applications are certainly welcome. We envisage accepting the majority of out-of-zone enrolments so please do not be put off applying.

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held the following week.  Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three working days of the ballot being held.

Please visit our Kirkwood Intermediate School website to complete an online enrolment application and email copies of the required documentation (as listed on the Enrolment Form) to the school office: Email school.information@kirkwood.school.nz

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Welcome to all members of school: Wednesday 14 February

On Wednesday 14 February we will have our Mihi Whakatau to welcome all our new members of our school, this will include our whole Year 7 student cohort, new Year 8 students, our International students with their supporting staff and our new Kirkwood staff. Our kapahaka roopu, Te Kaupeka, will be performing to tautoko the event.

In addition, a hāngī lunch will be provided with it being served at approximately 1pm. Sharing kai is a way of coming together in Te Ao Māori and we are fortunate to have our Haka Kaiako, Matua Willie and Whaea Tania helping Te Kaupeka prepare the kai.

We look forward to welcoming our new members at this special event.

Dental Service over the holidays

Message from Te Whatu Ora

Community Dental Service will be closed for the holiday period:

      Closed from: Monday 25 December 2023

Reopen:         Monday 08 January 2024

Four of our community dental clinics will be open during January 2024 (from Monday 8 January 2024 – Friday 26 January 2024):

Northcote  (24 Tuckers Road)
Aranui         (240 Breezes Road)
Hillmorton (80-82 Sylvan Street)
Timaru        (18 Woolcombe Street)

If your child is experiencing any dental pain/discomfort, you can call us on  0800 846 983
and/or  email: commdental@cdhb.health.nz and one of our clinicians will contact you back

2024 Enrolment Update January

The Board has determined that there are a further 10 Year 7 places for out of zone students available at Kirkwood for enrolment in 2024.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday 3 April 2024.

The enrolment of out-of-zone students is governed by the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.

If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out-of-zone places is required, it will be held the following week.

Priority groups for out-of-zone students:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Siblings of former students
  • Children of former students
  • Children of Board employees or Board members
  • All other applicants.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Refurbishment Update Term 1 2024

Stage 2 Update from HRS Construction Ltd: Please click on the following link to view a letter from HRS Construction Ltd with regards to asbestos work:
HRS Letter re Stage 2 re Asbestos 

October Update:

Our refurbishment is going well and is on schedule.  Our new library is about open and 5 of our new classrooms are up and running this term.  We are excited for the phase 2 which will hopeully be completed end of February 2024.

March 2024 Update

All of our Year 7 classes are moving to our newly refurbished classroom just after Easter, and then work will begin on Rooms 1 and 2, as well as the conversion of our old library into our new staffroom. The building site office will be moved to a space in front of our Technology classrooms T1, 2 and 3. This will mean that parking from Riccarton Road will be very limited. Please arrange to pick up and drop off your children on Riccarton Road, on Karamu Place, or on Kirkwood Avenue. Thank you for your support with this.

 

Beginning of the Year

Our school year starts with ‘meet the teacher’ for all pupils where you book a 15 minute meeting with the classroom teacher, on either Wednesday 31 January or Thursday 1 February 2024.  

Details are in the Orientation Information which have been emailed to you.

If you did not receive the information then please contact the office via email: school.information@kirkwood.school.nz