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
  12. Maths Buddy Information for Parents: Benefits for Students and Parents and MathsBuddy information
  13. Kirkwood Intermediate School Concerns and Complaints Process, please this link to view the following link: ConcernsComplaintsFlowchart
  14. Mana Aka Resourses – Listening to Families: Short videos answering family’s common questions about mental health topics – called Listening to Families.  Click here
  15. A Message from our Counsellor on Five Ways to Wellbeing: 2023 Five Ways to Welbeing
  16. A Message from our Counsellor regarding Online Gaming Addiction: 2023 Online Gaming Addiction
  17. Ministry of Education: Attendance information for families:


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


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