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Birkdale Intermediate School

A quality education in a caring environment​

Mā te manaakitanga te kounga o te mātauranga e whanake​


Please contact our office on 09 483 9168 or office@bis.school.nz to make an appointment to speak with our leadership team about enrolling your child at Birkdale Intermediate School.

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment Info

2020 year book

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment Info

2021 year book


Student Notices

Latest Notifications

Reminders for next week – Week 11

Fri Apr 09 04:31pm

Monday 12th April – Last day to bring your permission slip and $3 for BC production tomorrow.

Tuesday 13th April – BC Production Puffs – All students to meet at 9.15am in the Dance Studio ready to leave at 9.30am

Wednesday 14th April – Waicare with Mr Harrison

Thursday 15th April – LAST DAY OF TERM!  Winning house Non-mufti day – this will be announced at school next week.

Friday 16th April – Teacher Only Day


Monday 3rd of May – Term 2 Begins

Board of Trustees – Call for Nominations

Thu Apr 08 06:04pm

Please see the attached newsletter for more information.


BOT Call for Nominations

2 MORE SLEEPS TO GO! Reminders for Puttin’ on the Ritz

Thu Apr 08 04:51pm

Tickets can be collected this evening from the school office between 7pm and 8pm or from the office between school hours tomorrow, and if your plans have changed and your night is now free, there are still some tickets available so please contact the office directly on 09 483 9168 or email mrobinson@bis.school.nz.

On Saturday night there will be parking available in the school car park as well as on the top field (entrance by the round-a-bout). If you decide to drive but then have too much ‘fun’ you are welcome to leave your car here overnight. The gates will be locked but then opened on Sunday between 10am and 12pm for you to collect your vehicle.

There will be an EFTPOS terminal available at the bar, but please bring your spare change for the raffles – these will range between $2 and $5.

Raffle tickets for our hampers are for sale in the morning in the office for $5 for those who would like to support our school library but cannot make it on the night. There will be other raffles to purchase on the night.

You may send money with your children to purchase on your behalf, but please note they must list your name and contact details and any raffle prizes that contain Alcohol must be collected by an adult over the age of 18 years. See yesterday’s alert for a description of the Hampers that we have.

Our hall is beginning to look Ritzy and Glitzy . . . we can’t wait to host you all on Saturday night!

Important Reminders for Putin’ on the Ritz

Wed Apr 07 04:58pm

Tickets are ready for collection from the office during school hours. If you had marked that you wanted them sent home with your child these will come home either today or tomorrow.

The office will also be open between 7pm – 8pm tomorrow evening Thursday the 8th of April for those who would like to collect tickets then.

If you haven’t yet paid for your tickets, you need to get on to this asap so we can issue them.

We will have a variety of raffles available on the night, these will be cash only and range between $2 and $5.

The $5 raffles are available for purchase beforehand in the office this Thursday and Friday mornings for those who would like to support our school library but can not make it on the night.

You may send money with your children to purchase on your behalf, but please note they must list your name and contact details and any raffle prizes that contain Alcohol must be collected by an adult over the age of 18 years.

The Raffles we have are as follows:

Ladies Pamper Hamper: A gorgeous selection of sparkling wines, body lotions, beauty creams and face masks – Just in time for Mothers Day next month.

Gardening Hamper: Packed full with gardening tools, hand wash and lotions, a $20 voucher and fresh herbs to plant in the garden.

Men’s Care Hamper: Includes a Makita drill, Men’s grooming voucher at bespoke barbers and vintage worth $40, Beard oil, Beer, Golf balls, along with other treats and goodies

Kids Fun Hamper: hamper is for young boys & girls that should keep them happy for ages! There are loads of Books, Stickers and Craft Activities, Bubbles, Chocolate and Loads of Toys and lets not forget the a general admission to the zoo. Perfect for holiday entertainment!

BBQ Hamper: This pack is choc full of snacks and condiments to keep the whānau happy! BBQ rubs and marinades, lots of tools for the outdoor chef including a 6 pack to wash it all down.

Luxury food Hamper: An amazing array of delicious treats for the troops at home. Beautiful wines to accompany a selection of savoury and sweet snacks.

There will be lots of other raffles and prizes on the night so make sure you bring your pocket money, your party pants and get ready to have a BALL!


Reminders for next week – Week 10

Thu Apr 01 04:46pm

Monday 5th April: Easter Monday – School Closed
Tuesday 6th April: Easter Tuesday – School Closed
Wednesday 7th April: 3 more sleeps until the Ball! Make sure you book your tickets!
Thursday 8th April: 2 more sleeps until the Ball!
Friday 9th April: 1 more sleep!
Saturday 10th April: Our Fundraising Ball – Puttin on the Ritz 7pm-12am in our school hall. For adults only!

A reminder that this is an 11-week term and we still have a week of school after this!

Newsletter Week 9 Term 1

Library Fundraiser! BIS Ball

Tue Mar 30 05:31pm

Only a week and a half to go!  Get in now to book your tickets before they sell out!  Tickets are only $30 and will help us bring a much-needed facelift to our library!

The ball is on Saturday the 10th of April in the BIS Ball – Adults only so book that babysitter!

Ticket Order Form

Reminder – Easter Egg Raffle tickets go on sale today. $2 each or 3 for $5.Great basket of eggs to be won.

Mon Mar 29 07:58am

Beach Haven Fun Run TODAY!

Sun Mar 28 08:04am

See you at Shepherds Park from 10 am, bring a gold coin donation. Every child who runs/walks the 5km in their PE uniform will get 100 house points and a Fun Run Badge. You can register on the day.  

Reminders for this coming week: Week 9

Fri Mar 26 03:09pm

Sunday 28th March:  Beach Haven Fun Run – See you at Shepherds Park at 10 am, bring a gold coin donation.  Every child who runs/walks the 5km will get 100 house points and a Fun Run Badge.  You can register online or on the day 

Monday 29th March:  Make sure you book your Ball tickets for our fundraiser ball.  This is the last week for 2 for 1 tickets – $30 each!

Tuesday 30th March:  NSIS Boys Softball Zone Day, NSIS Girls Tennis Zone Day

Wednesday 31st March:  The last day for 2 for 1 tickets – $30 each!

Thursday 1st April: NSIS Boys Tennis Zone Day, Year 7 and 8 Term 1 Exam Day – make sure they have been studying (HAHA Happy April Fools Day! – you can use that one on your kids!)

Friday 2nd April:  Easter Friday, please remember Monday the 5th and 6th are also holidays for schools so there is no school.
Beach Haven Fun Run
Ball Tickets
Assembly Week 8 Term 1

Beach Haven Fun Run!

Wed Mar 24 09:25am

This Sunday is the Beach Haven Fun Run!

The Beach Haven Fun Run is a great way to get out and about with your family and meet other people from our community!

All students who run the 5kms in their PE gear will receive 100 house points and a Fun Run Badge. 

To participate you need to do the following:

1.     Register online at http://www.beachhavenfunrun.co.nz/ (or register on the day)

2.    Arrive with your family from 10 am to drop off your gold coin donation at the registration tent

3.    Visit the BIS School Marquee to say ‘hi’ to the teachers and write your name down for your badge

It’s that simple!  We look forward to seeing you all there!
Beach Haven Fun Run

Community Ball – Direct links

Fri Mar 19 04:13pm

I have just been made aware that our mobile site for the school website isn’t showing all pages.

Here are the links to order tickets!  

Bank account details are:

Birkdale Intermediate School – 12-3035-0413925-01

Reference: Name, Ball

Online Ticket Order Form
Ball Webpage

Week 8 Reminders, Newsletter and Assembly Video

Fri Mar 19 03:08pm

Reminders for next week:  Week 8

 Monday 22nd March – School Swimming sports (for competitive swimmers only)

Tuesday 23rd March – NSIS Cricket Zone Day – being held at BIS

Thursday 25th March – NSIS Swimming Sports Zone Day

Friday 26th March – Netball Trials

Sunday 28th March – BEACH HAVEN FUN RUN! – All welcome!  Race starts at 10.30am at Shepherds Park.  You can register on the day with a gold coin donation.

*Also please note for your calendar that all schools are closed on the Tuesday 6th of April so start making plans for your children now.


Week 7 Term 1 Assembly

Important reminder for tomorrow – Rappel important pour demain

Thu Mar 18 05:42pm

Bonsoir à tous

We have an exciting day tomorrow! It’s Red, White and Blue Day to celebrate French Language Week! All students can wear non-uniform – anything Red, White and Blue. We will have baguettes for sale in Break 2 for $3 and Lolly Bags for $1. All proceeds going towards bi-lingual books for our library.

Nous avons une journée passionnante demain! C’est la journée Rouge, Blanc et Bleu pour célébrer la Semaine de la langue française! Tous les élèves peuvent porter des vêtements non uniformes – tout ce qui est rouge, blanc et bleu. Nous aurons des baguettes à vendre dans Break 2 pour $3 et des sacs Lolly pour $1. Tous les profits vont vers des livres bilingues pour notre bibliothèque.


Correction to the information sent out last week, the French Film starts at 6 pm this evening in the school Theatre.

Wed Mar 17 12:40pm

A reminder that our afterschool activities program begins this week for those students who have signed up.

Mon Mar 15 09:34am

Reminders for Week 7

Fri Mar 12 03:22pm

Kia ora everyone

Hasn’t it been great to have the kids back at school!  School is now at Level 1 so everything is back to normal with a few exceptions;  Please keep using your contact tracer app when you come into school for any reason, maintain good hygiene practises and if you are unwell – please stay home!

Next week is Francaphonie Week – a week to celebrate the French Language and learn about all the places in the world where it is spoken.  There will be lots of activities happening thoughout the week, so make sure your children keep an eye in the notices!

Reminders for Week 7:

Monday:  Tag Zone Day and Basketball Competition begins (YAH!).

Tuesday:  Board of Trustees meeting at 6.30pm in the Staffroom – all are welcome to attend.  Copies of the Agenda are available from the office and minutes for the meeting will be available the following day.

Wednesday:  A French film is being shown in the Theatre at 6.30pm all are welcome.  Snacks will be available for purchase.

Thursday: NSIS Girls Cricket Zone Day

Friday:  Is Francophonie day – Wear Red, White and Blue and Baguette’s (with cheese and ham) will be for sale for $3.00 during Break 2 with all proceeds going towards purchasing more bilingual books for our library.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Alert Level 1 12th March 2021

Updated zone day and inter school sports competition dates for Term 1

Mon Mar 08 04:24pm

Kia ora 

The following are the dates for our Term 1 sports and zone days zone days

Tag zone day – 15th March

Harbour intermediate schools basketball competition begins – 15th March

Harbour Fast45 softball competition begins – 17th March

Girls cricket zone day – 18th March 

Boys cricket zone day – 23rd March

Swimming zone day – 25th March (We are yet to confirm a new date for our school swimming sports)

School netball trials – 26th March

Girls tennis zone day – 30th March

Boys tennis zone day – 1st April

Girls futsal zone day – 13th April

Boys futsal zone day-14th April 

Softball zone day dates are yet to be confirmed

If you have any questions or queries please email wseedhouse@bis.school.nz

Reminders for Week 6

Mon Mar 08 12:13pm

Reminders for this Week 6:

–       No afterschool activities at BIS this week.  We will look to start these from the 15th of March

–       Sports zone days have been postponed this week

–       Please remember to bring Drink bottles as our fountains are closed under Level 2

–       ShowQuest Rehearsals start on Tuesday

–       Rockband Auditions on Wedensday

–       Cheerleading taster session on Wednesday


Have a great week everyone!

Reminders for Week 6

Mon Mar 08 12:10pm

Reminders for this Week 6:

–       No afterschool activities at BIS this week.  We will look to start these from the 15th of March

–       Sports zone days have been postponed this week

–       Please remember to bring Drink bottles as our fountains are closed under Level 2

–       ShowQuest Rehearsals start on Tuesday

–       Rockband Auditions on Wedensday

–       Cheerleading taster session on Wednesday


Have a great week everyone!

Moving to Alert Level 2

Sun Mar 07 09:03am

From today, Sunday the 7th of March, Auckland will be moving to alert Level 2.  We look forward to welcoming your children back on Monday! 


Alert Level 2

Term 1 Week 5 Newsletter

Sat Mar 06 09:27am

We look forward to seeing you all back on Monday!


Term 1 Week 5 Newsletter

Home Learning – Week 5

Mon Mar 01 08:48am

Kia ora everyone,

Here is the home learning for this week.  If you need a paper copy, you can call into the office between 9 am and 3 pm.  Please scan in and wear a mask when collecting paper copies.  Stay safe everyone!

Home Learning – Week 5

Moving to Alert Level 3

Sun Feb 28 08:35am


Alert Level 3 28th Feb 2021

Moving to Alert Level 3

Sun Feb 28 08:33am

Individual and class photos at school tomorrow – Thursday 25 Feb.

Wed Feb 24 12:06pm

Reminders for next week – Week 4

Fri Feb 19 03:48pm

Monday – Swimming sports postponed,  Girls and Boys softball trials

Tuesday – Boys and Girls Tag trials

Thursday – Class Photos!

For more information about upcoming events see our school website for what’s happening at school.

BIS School Website

Our Week 3 school newsletter is available on our app under Newsletter. Have a great weekend everyone!

Fri Feb 19 03:25pm

Fundraising for Breakfast Club

Thu Feb 18 07:19pm

There will be Ice Blocks for sale at 2nd break time tomorrow. Juicies and Fruit blocks only. All-natural with no added sugar or colourings. $1.00 each with all profit going to Breakfast Club.

Moving to Alert Level 2

Wed Feb 17 04:50pm

Kia ora e te whanau,
You will be aware that we are moving to alert level 2 from midnight tonight. We look forward to welcoming your child back to school and want to assure you that all health and safety measures are in place. A detailed letter about level 2 is below.

Thank you all for your support during this lockdown,

Returning to School at Level 2

Level 3 Update

Wed Feb 17 09:03am

Good morning!

Today there will be an important press conference held at 4.30 pm which will give us an idea of what tomorrow will look like.  Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page, website, school app and in your inbox for an update which will come out after the press conference this afternoon.

Our school office is open today between 9 am and 3 pm if you need to collect hard copies of work for your child.  School is open at Level 3 for the children of essential workers only.  If your situation has changed and you need to send your child to school, please email kbush@bis.school.nz to make arrangements.

9.30 am online video calls will happen again today with your child’s whānau teacher, so please take the time to check in with them if you can.

We hope you are all enjoying this time in your bubbles and we look forward to seeing you all at school again in the near future.

Covid Alert Level 3 – Returning to school for essential workers and collection of school work.

Tue Feb 16 07:45am

Good morning!

Today the school is open for children of essential workers only.  You must have emailed Katrina Bush to notify her of the days your child will be attending to ensure we have enough staff on site for supervision.  Students need to bring their own lunch and water bottle as the fountains will be closed.  Correct school uniform is also required.

 The school office is open today between 9 and 3 for whānau to come in and collect school work for the next (hopefully) few days.  Please send only one person per family, wear a mask if possible, use the hand sanitiser provided and keep at a sensible distance from others.  Of course, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and send someone else on your behalf.  If you can’t make it in today, the office will be open tomorrow as well.

Our first school online video calls will begin today.  You should have heard from your child’s teacher as to the time and the link.  If you haven’t received an email, please email your child’s whānau teacher.  You can find a full list of emails at https://bis.school.nz/staff/ .

Keep an eye out for more information coming over the next few days as to when we may return to school under Level 2.

 Stay safe everyone!

Home Learning for Week 3 Term 1

Mon Feb 15 11:26am

Kia ora e te whanau,

The school will be open tomorrow for the children of essential workers only. If your child will be at school, you should have emailed Katrina Bush so that we have planned for this – kbush@bis.school.nz

A paper copy of this week’s home learning can be collected from school any time between 9 am – 3 pm. The gates will be open so you can drive in, scan at the door and collect the worksheet from the table inside the reception area.

Whanau books are also available to collect.

The first zoom call will be made at 9.30 am on Tuesday from whanau teachers. This is a chance for teachers to connect with all students and ensure that everyone is able to access home learning. Teachers will do a roll call at this time. Your child’s whanau teacher will attempt to make contact with your child each day. Please make sure they have your email address.

Mrs. Sutton will be checking the school answer phone so you can leave messages if email is not an option for you.

Most importantly, we want you to be safe. Your wellbeing is your first priority so if home learning doesn’t happen, please do not let this become an added pressure for you and your whanau.

JoAnne Sutton
Principal / Tumuaki

Auckland moving to Level 3

Sun Feb 14 07:32pm

Kia Ora e te whanau,

As you will be aware Auckland is moving into alert level 3 tonight. This means that we will be utilising our pandemic plan.

Tomorrow (Monday) will be a planning day for all staff, and students are asked to stay at home. Consider this a long weekend. Use the time to enjoy whanau time and get ready for some home learning.

All teachers will be using email to communicate the learning Plan for the days that we are in level 3.  If you are an essential worker please email kbush@bis.school.nz to alert us to the fact that your child will be at school on Tuesday and Wednesday. All other students will remain at home and will have some home learning emailed. Work will also be shared on our website and Facebook pages. Some Staff will be on site tomorrow to organise paper copies that can be collected from Tuesday. All collections will be contactless.
Most importantly, stay safe and stay home.

JoAnne Sutton
Principal / Tumuaki

Swimming Sports 2021

Fri Feb 12 03:32pm

Important Reminders for this coming week: Week 3:


Swimming Sports for Whanau 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18 at Birkenhead College pool from 10am-2pm.  All parents and whānau welcome to attend.  Lost your notice?  You can find it here.


Curriculum Teaching begins.

ShowQuest planning session begins in the Theatre at 1.30pm

Board of Trustees Meeting at 6.30pm in the Staffroom.  All parents and whānau welcome to attend.

Boys and Girls Tag trials are today on the field – bring your PE gear and tag shorts if you have them.


Rockband Auditions in the Music Room at 12 pm – Don’t forget your guitar.


Scholastic Book Orders are due in.

See our website for more up and coming events



Last night’s meet the teacher evening.

Fri Feb 12 11:44am

Kia ora e te whanau and thank you for supporting our meet the teacher evening and BOT sausage sizzle last night. The turn out was fantastic and we were pleased to hear so many positive comments about the school and about how well students have settled into their learning.
The Board raised over $500 from the sausage sizzle. This is a great start to our fundraising efforts. Thank you for supporting this and for those of you who signed up to be part of our Friends of the School Fundraising Group. We will be hosting a wine and cheese evening soon to plan more fundraising events. We encourage you to get involved and help us to raise the much needed funds to provide a quality education for your tamariki.

Meet the Teacher this evening.

Thu Feb 11 09:03am

Meet the teacher will begin this evening at 5 pm in the hall.  You will then have the opportunity to head along to your child’s classroom to meet their Whānau Teacher and then on to meet your child’s other teachers around the school if you’d like or mix and mingle with other students and parents.

Our Board of Trustees is running a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser to raise additional funds for our school.  Sausages will be on sale for $2 so bring your spare change.  Please swing by, say hello and chat with them.

Please remember this is a general meet the teacher opportunity and if you have specific things you’d like to chat about in regards to your child, please arrange another appointment at a later date.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Reminders and Newsletter

Fri Feb 05 03:59pm

A few reminders for Week 2

Monday – School Closed; Waitangi Day Observed

Wednesday – Boys Basketball Trials (during school hours)

Thursday – Girls Basketball Trials (during school hours),          5-7 pm Meet the teacher evening.  Our BOT is running a sausage sizzle to fundraise for our school.

Also please remember to pay for your child’s stationery, return basketball permission slips and music education enrollments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Newsletter Week 1 Term 1

Term 1 EZLunch Menu

Thu Feb 04 08:02am


Here is the EZLunch Menu for Term 1.


Swimming Sports 2021

Wed Feb 03 07:03pm


Please see the attached notice regarding Swimming Sports


Creative Creatures Art Program

Tue Feb 02 04:18pm

Creative Creatures Art Programme begins after school on Friday the 12th February, it is run at Birkdale Intermediate with the help of some of our fabulous staff.  Spaces are limited, see attached flyer if your child is interested in enrolling.

Creative Creatures Flyer

Here are some Reminders for next week!

Fri Jan 29 12:02pm

Monday: Public Holiday – No School!

Tuesday: School starts at 8.40am, please go straight to your child’s class. There will be plenty of people around to help you find your way. Make sure they bring their pencil case and pens and pencils. There will be a Whakatau in the hall at 10am to welcome our new students and teachers to BIS. All welcome to attend.

* Please remember to go on to Kindo and pay your Stationery fee , or see our website for online payment details.
* Our new website is up and ready for viewing so go and have a look and be sure to check out the Student Portal for lots of helpful information!

BIS Website

Kia ora everyone! A few reminders as we head into the last week of the school holidays.

Sat Jan 23 11:25am


– Have your children check out our Student portal where they can find lots of information about BIS and the year ahead! 

– Our second-hand uniform shop will be open from 9 am on Tuesday the 26th of January. We have a very small selection of uniforms. You can purchase other items from the Warehouse in Glenfield.

– Don’t forget to pay your $40 Stationary fee either via My Kindo or see our website for online banking details. This covers all books and additional subject-specific stationary. All pens, pencils, colouring pencils you must purchase yourself.

– School starts back on Tuesday the 2nd of February at 8.40 am. All students will begin the day in their whānau rooms so make your way there. There will be staff and students on hand to help you find your way, or see the attached school map!

– Keep watch for more information coming in the following week ahead.

Student Portal

My Kindo

BIS Website

School Map

Sorry – the previous message should have read Thursday 28th of January. Apologies again.

Tue Jan 19 10:43am

Office opening hours and uniform and stationery

Tue Jan 19 09:24am

Kia ora whānau! We hope your children are enjoying their last few weeks of the summer holidays. Apologies for the miss communication – the school office will be open from next Monday the 25th of January from 9-3 pm.

In the meantime see our website for stationery and uniform details. Apparently, there is a shortage of PE uniform t-shirts at the moment. Once we hear from the supplier we will provide an update to you.

Stationery and Uniform 2021

Te Ara Tika TV