Daily Notices for Wednesday 19 June 2024

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Student notices/Panui

Piano Lessons: Jamiee is back! I hope you’ve been practising – lessons resume today 🙂 Timetable as follows:

9.00-9.30am Myra

9.30-10.00am Lev

10.00-10.30am Alanna (can run 5 minutes late to allow for getting from violin)

10.40-11.00am Titen

11.00-11.30am Kirin

Cheers, Mr. Botting. 

Violin & Cello Lessons: Philippa is back! Lessons on today in Room 7. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Year 7 Vision Testing on today. You will be called down sometime after 9am.
Whānau Hui is happening a week today! Wednesday 26 June from 7pm-8pm. Is your tote tray tidy? Do you have the right things up on the wall? This is your time to impress. Make sure you are ready to show off all your wonderful learning to your whānau. 
262 library books overdue many are on reserve please return to the library. Thanks.
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8HE Jade, Lana
When in the library please read 7AC book reviews: We love your book reviews; thanks.  Another class will be asked to contribute in a couple of weeks.
PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB. Thank you Mrs B
PMP: 12:30-1pm for Emily, Dom and Eli 8HE, Meika and Unique 8SC. Thank you Mrs B
Rangatiratanga at its finest:  Yesterday at football one of the other schools only had 5 players asking our teams who could play for them  4 boys instantly stepped forward, so huge thanks to David, Ian, Alexander and Dexter Awesome work boys! 
Te Kaupeka: Can I please see the whole rōpu in Room 9 (7ST) at 1.15pm. This is to get uniforms. It is very important you are there. 
Te Kaupeka on today: Meet Whaea and Matua in the hall after lunch. 
School councillors: Please come to T4 prompty at 11:15am so we have enough time to get everything done.                                                                                          
Basketball: Draw up on the window of Room 12. Training days – Boys today (Wednesday), Girls on Thursday. Cheers, Mr. Botting.                                                                                      
At netball yesterday, we saw an amazing thing. The fantastically talented Lennox took not one, not two, but THREE shots from the very limit of the circle. All were successful! It was so exciting Miss Timblick’s hands almost fell off from clapping so much. 
Handling Skills Challenge: On the windows of Room 6 are 12 Rugby ball handling skills. Test yourself at break times on the field (not under the breezeway!). Watch out for a competition in term 3! Open to all.        

Daily Notices for Tuesday 18 June 2024

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Student Notices/Panui

Could the duty class please have a tidy up today and Thursday after lunch? Thanks, Mr Tappenden
Whānau Hui: Wednesday 26 June. You and your whānau are invited to come along to school between 7-8pm next Wednesday to celebrate Matariki. You will be able to show your parents around your classroom, an opportunity you wouldn’t normally have time for at interviews. There will be a Kapa Haka performance and a little kai and inu to share. Your teachers are all looking forward to seeing you there! 

Piano Lessons: Jamiee is back! I hope you’ve been practising – lessons resume this Wednesday 🙂 Timetable as follows:

9.00-9.30am Myra

9.30-10.00am Lev

10.00-10.30am Alanna (can run 5 minutes late to allow for getting from violin)

10.40-11.00am Titen

11.00-11.30am Kirin

SPEC is cancelled today.
Table Tennis teams, to meet in Room 8HE at 12:45pm. 

At School:

12:30pm – 12:45pm: Eat Lunch

12:45 – 1:30pm: Play

1:30pm: Go to your Tuesday afternoon class – same as last week.  If you are not sure you need to go to the office.

2:55: Collect phones from the hall. You must enter and exit from the side doors. 

Leaving for Sport: 

Get changed in the morning.

12:30-12:45 Eat Lunch. 

After you have eaten, go to the hall for the roll. You do not need your bag. 

2:55: If you arrive back before the bell, you must meet in the hall. Phones are to be collected from the hall. You must enter and exit from the side doors. 

Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8SC Harsha, Andrew.
PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB, Plus Emily, Dom, Eli 8HE and Meika and Unique 8SC. This session will be for both groups as Winter Sports has started and lunch is at 12.30pm. Thank you Mrs B
Wellington Camp: Notices went home about camp last night, but it was a bit of a rush to get them out. If you have any questions, let your teacher know and they can pass any on to me if they are curly ones. The two example schedules are pasted below. It should be an amazing camp! Mrs Robertson     
Football:  If you are wanting a smaller size football top the new ones have arrived, you will need to bring your other one in to swap it over please: priority will be given to those that are currently wearing one that resembles a dress more than a top ! This should give us enough tops now for all 3 teams to look super smart!! So the kakariki team needs to come and swap theirs to please 
Rugby Teams: Sean will come around to check players’ status this morning. Mr Burke

Daily Notices for Monday 17 June 2024

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Pupil Notices/Panui            

Kahikatea Whakataukī o te Wiki: He iti hau marangai e tū te pāhokahoka
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8TT Chinaku, Hanin, Alysha
PB4L School Value Focus: Rangatiratanga: Kirkwood Open Day sessions are starting this week. Many Year 6 students and their families will visit our school during this time. How can you show Rangatiratanga when we have visitors? Discuss this with your class. 
Football:  If you are wanting a smaller size football top the new ones have arrived, you will need to bring your other one in to swap it over please: priority will be given to those that are currently wearing one that resembles a dress more than a top ! This should give us enough tops now for all 3 teams to look super smart!! So the kakariki team needs to come and swap theirs too please 
Kiwi Kids Competitions: These will be held in the Library over the next 3 Thursday mornings. If you have signed up for more than one, you can choose the order of test you do. We will get started after the notices. Bring a pencil and scrap paper for any working. Good luck!
School Councillors: Please come to a very brief meeting in T4 at the beginning of interval today.  We need to discuss what your plan is so I can see how we can make it work easily. Ms Russell

Class Art Competition: How is your class getting on with your collaborative art? 🙂 I heard many brilliant ideas that came up in each class and cannot wait to see them completed on Friday.

They will be judged on Friday morning by the head of the Art Department. Good luck! 

Individual Art Competition: Making a poster to share how you celebrate New Year in your family/culture! Please hand them in by this Friday morning to Mrs Yun (7YY). If she is not in the classroom, leave them on her desk with your name and class code. 
Chess Club: Today in the library at morning tea and lunchtime. Be respectful in the library and listen to the librarians. Cheers, Mr. Botting.
Hockey: Training today at 1:15pm on the court by the hall. Remember your gear for tomorrow’s game please. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 

Piano Lessons: Jamiee is back! I hope you’ve been practising – lessons resume this Wednesday 🙂 Timetable as follows:

9.00-9.30am Myra                                                                                           

9.30-10.00am Lev

10.00-10.30am Alanna (can run 5 minutes late to allow for getting from violin)

10.40-11.00am Titen

11.00-11.30am Kirin

PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB. Thank you Mrs B
PMP: 12:30-1pm for Emily, Dom and Eli 8HE, Meika and Unique 8SC. Thank you Mrs B
Brick Club at 2pm for Dominic, Eli and Emily in the new ESOL room. Thank you Mrs B
Rugby: Training today 1:15pm.  Let Mr Burke know if you are unavailable immediately. 

Daily Notices for Friday 14 June 2024

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Pupil notices/Pānui

Rugby: Training on Monday1:15pm bring all gear.  Let Mr Burke know if you are unavailable asap. 
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8GS Jack, Devon, Lathan

The PTA sausage sizzle will be happening today at lunch time.

House Captains: Fergus, Xander, Rose, Harry please come to Room 6 at 11am to help Mr Burke with Sausage Sizzle.

Annabel Walton: Can you please take 10 Bibs of the same colour (in good condition) to the basketball game tonight. The office will have a bag for you to put these in. Bring them back on Monday. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Ka Rawe to Matthew and Violet for their awesome efforts at the Rotary Speech Finals last night. The competition was of a really high standard and I know Mrs Yun, who was also there, would agree that both Matthew and Violet represented Kirkwood proudly. Matthew impressed both the audience and judges and won 1st place in the Year 7 category. Despite missing out on 1st place, Violet was one of the top contenders in the Year 8 category. Well done! 
House Captains: Please go to the library at 12pm to have a meeting with Donna and Leo about how to run games and activities.
Football:  If you are wanting a smaller size football top the new ones have arrived, you will need to bring your other one in to swap it over please: priority will be given to those that are currently wearing one that resembles a dress more than a top ! This should give us enough tops now for all 3 teams to look super smart!! So the kakariki team needs to come and swap theirs to please 

Daily Notices for Thursday 13 June 2024

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Student notices/Panui

Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8MB Annabel, Zoe, Mia

Please remember the sausage sizzle is TOMORROW! 

Our sausage sizzles are $2 each, please come and pay cash on the morning of the 14th of June from 8:10 to 8:40 at the office. The PTA will be there taking the cash and your order. That will lock in your order for your sausage sizzle for the day. 

If you have a special dietary requirement, please email the PTA at pta@kirkwood.school.nz before Wednesday 12 June with your specific order. You will still need to pay cash at the office on the Friday before school.

PMP 12-12.30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titan 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB. Thank you Mrs B
PMP 12.30-1pm for Emily 8HE, Meika and Unique 8SC. Thank you Mrs B.
Kahikatea Whakataukī: He iti hau marangai e tū te pāhokahoka
Sax & Clarinet Lessons: Lessons today in the Old Counsellor’s Office behind Rooms 4 & 5. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Orchestra: Today in the hall at 11:00am. Cheers, Mr. Botting
Netball: Training on tomorrow – you must have your gear!
Library is out of bounds today during morning tea and lunchtime. Our computers are getting upgraded. No school  librarians needed today thank you. 
Basketball: Training Days – Boys Wednesday, Girls Thursday. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Choir: Today in the afternoon, either in 8SC or the Hall. A note will come around confirming where. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
No ESOL groups today – No Mrs Climo and No Mrs G 
Oscar and Lucinda: Today’s challenge will be a huge nerf gun battle in the hall! We’ll provide everything, just come along after you’ve eaten your lunch to join in. Please listen up to all the instructions, as we can only run this if everyone stays safe and follows the rules.
Sports shed key is missing.  Please check and return if found.
House Captains: Please meet Mr Burke at Room 6 at interval today.
Good luck to Matthew and Violet for the Rotary speech finals tonight!

Daily Notices for Wednesday 12 June 2024

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Student notices/Panui

Please remember the sausage sizzle on Friday 14 June. 

Our sausage sizzles are $2 each, please come and pay cash on the morning of the 14th of June from 8:10 to 8:40 at the office. The PTA will be there taking the cash and your order. That will lock in your order for your sausage sizzle for the day. 

If you have a special dietary requirement, please email the PTA at pta@kirkwood.school.nz before Wednesday 12 June with your specific order. You will still need to pay cash at the office on the Friday before school.

Computer Monitors: Please ensure all your laptops are in the POD by lunchtime today. Some students will come around in the afternoon to collect these. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
International Language Week Challenge: How many different languages are spoken in your class? Try to say “Thank you” to your teacher and other staff around the school in your mother tongue!
Class Competition: Come up with a collaborative art piece that shows the diverse cultures and languages that you have in your class! I have put some great resources / ideas for your class art display on the International Language Week 2024 doc. Matariki is also coming up so try to link your art piece to Matariki as well. Remember that the artwork should show how we celebrate and value the diversity among us. They will be judged on Friday in Week 8 🙂 Who’s going to win the Spirit Shield this time? 
Individual Competition: Linking to Matariki, how do you celebrate New Years in your own culture? Make a poster to share your culture with the rest of the kura! Examples are on the doc. They will also be judged on Friday in Week 8.
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8HE Jade, Lana
Dental Van: Please be mindful that the dental van will be parked on the basketball court near the swimming pool for the next couple of weeks. Thank you
PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB. Thank you Mrs B
PMP: 12:30-1pm for Emily, Dom and Eli 8HE, Meika and Unique 8SC. Thank you Mrs B
Kirkwood Kid for a Morning: A huge thank you to everyone for a very successful Kirkwood Kid for a Morning. The Ilam teachers all commented on what a great bunch of students we had. I’m sure these students will all be excited about intermediate next year! 
Te Kaupeka on today, meet Whaea and Matua in the hall after lunch.

EPro8:  Year 7, have you competed in an EPro8 competition in the past? If so, come to T9 after eating lunch TODAY to join our Year 8’s to see who will be in the Kirkwood teams to challenge other schools. Lev you are welcome to join in today.

Year 8 – Inian, Sam, WenWen, Harsha, Jack & Andrew come to T9 after eating lunch for an EPro8 challenge.      

Please let your teacher know where you will be after lunch.                                                                                                            

Basketball: Draw up on the window of Room 12. Training days – Boys today (Wednesday), Girls on Thursday. Cheers, Mr. Botting.                                                                                    
Piano Lessons: No piano lessons today and for the next few weeks as Jamiee is away. I’ll let you know when they are back on. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Handling Skills Challenge: On the windows of Room 6 are 12 Rugby ball handling skills. Test yourself at break times on the field (not under the breezeway!). Watch out for a competition in term 3! Open to all.        
NO Mrs Climo ESOL groups today- yes to Mrs G at 12 to 1pm
School Council: Meeting at 1:15pm in Room 10. 
Water Polo:  Well done for last week’s game. That had to be one of the most aggressive games we have had and you all impressed by changing your play to match the opposition. This week we are playing in the white caps against St Josephs Gold at the spa end at 8:15pm. See you then.

Daily Notices for Tuesday 11 June 2024

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Student Notices/Panui

Could the following students please come to the library for a short meeting please: Jessie 7LB, Shreya 7LB, Lev 7ST, Caitlin 7ST, Tilly 7ST Freyia 7ST, Tia 7MB, Mackenzie 7MB. Thanks.

Please remember the sausage sizzle on Friday 14 June. 

Our sausage sizzles are $2 each, please come and pay cash on the morning of the 14th of June from 8:10 to 8:40 at the office. The PTA will be there taking the cash and your order. That will lock in your order for your sausage sizzle for the day. 

If you have a special dietary requirement, please email the PTA at pta@kirkwood.school.nz before Wednesday 12 June with your specific order. You will still need to pay cash at the office on the Friday before school.

Buddies for Kirkwood Kid for a morning: Please remember that you need to look after your buddy at morning tea. This may include you changing your normal activities to suit what they would like to do. Also please show them the bathrooms. Some of these students will come to Kirkwood next year and some may not. This is a great opportunity for them to see what it is like at an intermediate. It is important you are positive about whichever school they are going to next year. Thanks for all your help!
SPEC at 10am for Dominic, Eli, Emily 8HE Jackson and Alex 7LB in the new ESOL room. Thank you Mrs B and Mrs G.
Table tennis teams, to meet in Room 8HE at 12:45pm. 

At School:

12:30pm – 12:45pm: Eat Lunch

12:45 – 1:30pm: Play

1:30pm: Go to your Tuesday afternoon class – same as last week.  If you are not sure you need to go to the office.

2:55: Collect phones from the hall. You must enter and exit from the side doors. 

Leaving for Sport: 

Get changed in the morning.

12:30-12:45 Eat Lunch. 

After you have eaten, go to the hall for the roll. You do not need your bag. 

2:55: If you arrive back before the bell, you must meet in the hall. Phones are to be collected from the hall. You must enter and exit from the side doors. 

Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8SC Harsha, Andrew.
PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB, Plus Emily, Dom, Eli 8HE and Meika and Unique 8SC. This session will be for both groups as Winter Sports has started so lunchtime is at 12.30pm. Thank you Mrs B
Lochy 8MB, Myra 8SC and Aaron 8HE – You will be needed at food tech from 11:00am – 12:30pm. Please come to the hall after morning tea.                                                  
Violin Lessons: No violin lessons this week as Philippa is sick. Still remember your instruments for orchestra! Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Chess Club: On again today at morning tea and lunchtime for those not attending Tuesday Sport offsite. Please be respectful of the fact you’re allowed in the library. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 

Daily Notices for Monday 10 June 2024

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Pupil Notices/Panui       

Kahikatea Whakataukī o te Wiki: He iti hau marangai e tū te pāhokahoka
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8TT Chinaku, Hanin, Alysha
PB4L School Value Focus: Rangatiratanga: Great leadership skills were displayed last week at school cross country. We have two big school wide events planned this week. Kirkwood Kid for a Morning and Whole School Sausage Sizzle. How can we show our leadership in these? Have a short class discussion.  
International Language Week: This week is the official International Language Week of 2024. We are proud to say that Kirkwood Intermediate embraces different cultures and languages with Mannakitanga. We will be celebrating the International Language Week for the next couple of weeks to show our respect and appreciation for the diverse cultures we have within our school community. There will be quizzes, class/individual art competition coming up so look out for those opportunities 😉 
International Language Week Challenge: Say good morning in different languages you know or are currently learning!

We have a sausage sizzle on Friday 14 June. 

Our sausage sizzles are $2 each, please come and pay cash on the morning of the 14th of June from 8:10 to 8:40 at the office. The PTA will be there taking the cash and your order. That will lock in your order for your sausage sizzle for the day. 

If you have a special dietary requirement, please email the PTA at pta@kirkwood.school.nz before Wednesday 12 June with your specific order. You will still need to pay cash at the office on the Friday before school.

What I have been reading: If you are not a big fan of thick long novels, have a go at poetry books. Are you already a fan of Dr. Seuss? It’s great! Many are placed in the 800s in our library. They might be short but to get the real meaning behind, you need to be pretty clever! Do you want to try? Here is one from my favourite book ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’ by Shel Silverstein who also wrote The Giving Tree.

Early Bird 

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early early bird—
But if you’re a worm, sleep late. 

Issue one of your favourite poetry books from our school library and email me about it. I would like to know. Oh! That can be your new genre for your Pizza Wheel. Mrs Eum. 

Table tennis: Training today at 1:15pm in the hall. 
Mrs Climo ESOL groups: Cancelled: Mrs Climo will come and get you individually for testing today.
Hockey: Training today at 1:15pm on the court by the hall. Remember your gear for tomorrow’s game please. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
Chess Club: Today for those that signed up in the Library at morning tea and lunchtime today. There are only 4 boards, so please be patient and respect the fact that you’re in the library. Cheers, Mr. Botting
Boys Basketball: Meeting for all Boys Teams today in Room 12 at 1:00pm sharp! – bring your lunch please. Cheers, Mr. Botting. 
PMP: 12-12:30pm for Jackson 7LB, Titen 7AC, Sophie 7MB and Taichi 8MB. Thank you Mrs B
PMP: 12:30-1pm for Emily, Dom and Eli 8HE, Meika and Unique 8SC. Thank you Mrs B
Brick Club at 2pm for Dominic, Eli and Emily in the new ESOL room. Thank you Mrs B
Rugby: Training today 1:15pm.  Let Mr Burke know if you are unavailable immediately. 
Missing Football: If you have seen a neon green/ black Adidas football, please bring it to Room 8HE. 

Daily Notices for Friday 7 June 2024

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Pupil notices/Pānui

Rugby: Training on Monday1:15pm bring all gear.  Let Mr Burke know if you are unavailable asap. 
Sports Shed Monitors Today: 8GS Jack, Devon, Lathan
Lochy 8MB , Zaina 8GS, Dolph 8MB, and Inian 8TT – Can you come to the office for a quick job on the way to technology please. Thanks, Mrs Robertson
Matthew and Violet – come to the office straight after the notices. Thanks, Mrs Robertson.
Water Polo: 8:45pm game against Ladbrooks and friends at the slide end, with blue caps. Sorry for the late notice and see you then!
Assembly today at 2pm. Line up quietly and wait for your teacher. 
Football:  Can I please see all football players and any girls that are keen to join –  in T8 when the bell rings for lunch – bring your lunch with you and be changed into your PE kit and boots if you are keen for a quick game after our meeting.   
Hockey: Remember your gear for training on Monday next week!