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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


Fri Jun 25 04:34pm

Kia ora e te whanau,

We had a wonderful meeting on Monday night with parents who are interested in forming a fundraising committee for the school.

The purpose of this committee is to lead school-based fundraising initiatives so that we can continue to purchase or improve areas or items in our school that our tamariki need to support their goals. The committee has now built a calendar of initiatives for the remainder of the year including ideas that range from food fundraisers, a performance event, marathon, quiz nights and movie nights. Each fundraising event will be looking to raise funds to go towards actual items that our Tamariki can use now, so as a community of parents you can see the reward of the effort.

We will be looking and will appreciate all support to achieve this in the form of volunteering of your time, expertise or products I.e. if you have contacts that can help or if you can donate items for raffles, alcohol for quiz nights..etc… We will aim to publish these key events in the next newsletter so you have adequate notice.

Please contact Becs Reti (rreti@bis.school.nz) or Abi Foster (afoster@bis.school.nz) if you have any questions or can offer support.

Our first fundraiser

Our first goal is to raise funds to purchase and install a water bottle refilling station.  The school has identified that there are more hygienic ways rather than the current drinking fountains and they want to push the message of drinking water.  We think this is a great project as all students will benefit from this.

To support this we will be running a ‘Mamas Donuts’ and cake and coffee fundraiser to coincide with the parent-teacher conferences on the 8th of July.

You or your wider whanau can support this in two ways:

Pre-ordering either a 4 pack ($12), 8 pack ($24), 12 pack ($36) or more of tasty glazed Mamas donuts. You can do this via the Kindo app or by completing the pre-order form, bringing this back to school and depositing the funds into the school account:  12-3035-0413925-01. Please use name and Donut as reference.  this will be open until the 5pm Monday the 5th of July.  Your donuts will be ready for pick up in the school hall on Thursday the 8th of July during the parent/teacher conference (4 – 8 pm)

In addition, we will be hosting a cake and coffee/tea drop during the same times as the parent/teacher conference (4 – 8 pm), where we invite you to pop into the hall and join/meet some of the leadership team and School Board where you can have a natter over a coffee or tea and something sweet (Donut or some baking for $5). We will be looking for donations of cakes/slices to be dropped at the office the morning of.

Thanks for your support.


Reminders for the coming week – Week 9, Important info regarding the Matariki Festival, Mama’s Donuts fundraiser.

Fri Jun 25 03:56pm

Monday 28th June: Two weeks until the end of term!
Tuesday 29th June: Production Rehearsals begin
Wednesday 30th June: SHOWQUEST and TOI Wearable Arts performance at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
Thursday 1st July: NSIS Waterpolo Zone Day, Mid Year Reports sent home today.
Friday 2nd July: Matariki Festival at BIS. Our school gate will be closed all day.

Matariki Festival: On Friday it will be a Whānau Day. There will also be food stalls where students can purchase food (at various prices).  We will have all of our local schools at Birkdale Intermediate for the day.  It will be extremely busy, so please be patient and show kindness when picking up and dropping off children for the day.  

The gates will be closed all day, if you have a Mobility Permit and need to park inside the gates, pleae call 09 483 9168 and speak to the office to make arrangements.

Mama’s Doughnuts Fundraising:
Birkdale Intermediate School is starting a fundraising drive to help purchase or improve areas or items in our school that our tamariki need to support their goals.

Our first fundraiser is to raise funds to purchase and install a water bottle refilling station. We think this is a great project as all students will benefit from this and it will push the message of drinking water.

To support this we will be running a ‘Mamas Donuts’ fundraiser where you can purchase a pack of mamas donuts in 4 donuts for $12, 8 donuts for $24, or 12 donuts or $36. You can pay for these using Kindo, or online 12-3035-0413925-01 ref Name and Donuts.

These can be picked up on the afternoon of Thursday the 8th of July from the school hall (between 4-8 pm) or if you are unable to collect them on the night, we can send them home with your child on Friday the 9th of July.

Please email rreti@bis.school.nz by Monday the 5th of July to place an order. Or drop your order form into school.

Mama’s Donuts Fundraising

Orange Day Tomorrow

Thu Jun 24 09:31pm

Tomorrow is Orange Day, bring a $2 donation. Come dressed in your brightest orange!  All money collected goes to World Vision.  (Please note it is not a mufti day – it is an Orange Dress Up Day).

Good Luck to all students taking part in the 40hr famine this weekend!  We look forward to hearing about what you have done next week!

Rugby Zone Day tomorrow – IMPORTANT

Tue Jun 22 08:45pm

U55kg – will be leaving school (rides sorted through parents) at 8am so please be on time.

Open weight – be at school at 8.30 am, leaving by bus at 9 am.

BIS 2021 Production! TWISTERELLA!

Tue Jun 22 05:31pm

A group of students have been hard at work for the last 3 months and the final draft has been signed off by the big boss and it’s amazing!  Prepare yourselves to be blown away!  

Auditions are already underway and the main speaking roles will be announced in the theatre tomorrow at morning tea.  We’re incredibly proud of those who auditioned, such a huge talent pool we had to choose from and it was tough to allocate roles.  

Dance auditions will be held in the Dance Studio on Friday at 10.50 am.  All those who would like to audition as a dancer are welcome.  There will be a short dance to learn and perform as a group.

If your child doesn’t get a speaking role or a dance part, then they are welcome to join our Chorus and they will be on stage acting and singing in every song!  The Google Classroom Code is 73o2psm – make sure your child signs up as music for practice will be put in here tomorrow.

Production dates are the 20th – 24th of September so mark them in your calendar!

If you haven’t already signed up to the Production 2021 Alert Group please do, as future alerts will come via that channel!

Reminder there is a fundraising meeting in the staffroom at 6.30 pm tonight.

Mon Jun 21 10:34am


Key Details:

Date: Monday 21st June

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

We are conscious childcare can be a challenge, so you are welcome to bring your children to the meeting or if you let us know ahead of time we will add a zoom link for those that cant make it in person.


For anyone that is interested in joining the discussion or help with events but cannot make the meeting, please contact Becs Reti to signal your interest on rreti@bis.school.nz

40 Hour Famine

Sun Jun 20 07:05pm

Kia Ora Birkdale Intermediate Whānau,

We need your help to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable children!

We’re joining the World Vision 40 Hour Famine to help stop the hunger pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, we can shape history – please sponsor us today!

Please join the Birkdale Intermediate fundraising team!

It’s easy to do, simply follow the link below to create your own profile, join the Birkdale Intermediate team and help us reach our goal.

We are really excited to have you join us!

Create a Profile

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Thursday 8th July

Sun Jun 20 04:08pm

We will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday the 8th of July.  Please see the link below for booking information.

School Interview Booking Information
Make a Booking

Weekly Reminders, Newsletter and Assembly

Fri Jun 18 04:34pm

Reminders for next week – Week 8 

Monday 21st June:  ShowQuest Dress Rehearsal all day, Fundraising meeting for Parents 6.30pm in the staffroom

Tuesday 22nd June:  APPA Choir Rehearsal at Bayfield Primary

Wednesday 23rd June:  NSIS Boys Rugby

Thursday 24th June:  Birkenhead College open evening 6.30pm

Friday 25th June:  Start of the 40hour Famine, Orange Day!

40hour famine

Next week we will be selling $1 Ice Blocks and 50c Raro at morning tea outside the hall.  On Thursday we are also having Orange Day – come dressed in Orange and bring $2.  All money raised goes to World Vision.


Assembly Week 7 Term 2

Newsletter Week 7 Term 2

Fundraising Meeting – 6.30 pm on Monday 21st of June

Fri Jun 18 11:04am

This year our school set an ambitious fundraising target of $20,000. This target reflects the gap in funding we receive versus the education we wish to provide to our tamariki.

This coming Monday, some of our Board will be hosting a “fundraising planning evening’, where we are inviting you, as parents of the school to help us plan activities and events that we can carry out this year to achieve our fundraising goal. The meeting will be held in the school staffroom between 6:30 pm – 8:00pm where we aim to brainstorm and schedule events and discuss how we might best work together to deliver these.

 Key Details:

Date: Monday 21st June

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

We are conscious childcare can be a challenge, so you are welcome to bring your children to the meeting or if you let us know ahead of time we will add a zoom link for those that can’t make it in person.

 For anyone that is interested in joining the discussion or help with events but cannot make the meeting, please contact Becs Reti to signal your interest on rreti@bis.school.nz

Reminder – Non-uniform Day tomorrow

Wed Jun 16 05:11pm

Kia ora everyone,

Tomorrow is a Non-uniform day to celebrate Pride week.  There is no cost for this, and students can wear their street clothes (they don’t need to dress up).  We are celebrating personal choice and being independent.

Those students who are attending Beauty and the Beast may also wear non-uniform to the performance.  We will be back before lunchtime.

Reminders for Next Week – Week 7, Assembly, Camp Notice and BC Open Evening Flyer

Fri Jun 11 04:34pm

Reminders for next week – Week 7

This week is Pride Week!

Monday 14th June:  Day 1

Tuesday 15th June:  Day 2; BOT meeting in the staffroom – All welcome!

Wednesday 16th June:  Day 3; Mathex Competition at Northcross Intermediate

Thursday 17th June:  Day 4; Non-Uniform Day – Celebrating Individuality, Beauty and the Beast trip, visit from Shannon Halbert

Friday 18th June:  Day 5; Auditions for Main Roles in Production

A notice regarding Year 8 Camp came home today, you can also view it using the link below.  Please return the slip to your child’s whānau teacher as soon as possible.

Today our Year 8’s went to Birkenhead College for a visit.  Their open evening will be held on Thursday the 24th of June.  

This weeks Assembly

Year 8 Camp Notice 1

Birkenhead College Open Evening

Assembly Week 6 Term 2

Don’t forget the $2 Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser today at school!

Fri Jun 11 08:35am

Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser tomorrow!

Thu Jun 10 05:15pm

There will be a Sausage Sizzle tomorrow at lunchtime outside the hall.

$2.00 Each

The money goes towards buying a tree that represents each house from BIS – Rimu, Matai, Kauri and Rata.

Make sure you’re there!

Newsletter and Weekly Reminders – Week 5

Fri Jun 04 03:53pm


Monday 7th June – Queens Birthday, School Closed
Tuesday 8th June – Day 2
Wednesday 9th June – Day 3, NSIS Boys Hockey Zone Day,
Thursday 10th June – Day 4, NSIS Girls Hockey Zone Day
Friday 11th June – Day 5, Year 8’s Birkenhead College Visit

Newsletter Week 5 Term 2

Teacher Only Day Tomorrow

Thu Jun 03 10:37am

A reminder that tomorrow is a Teacher only day.  Please make arrangements for your child.  

After-school tutoring has been cancelled due to staff absences. After-school extension class with Mr Coleman is still on

Wed Jun 02 05:07pm

Samoan Language Week

Wed Jun 02 04:37pm

Tomorrow students may wear traditional Samoan dress or they can come dressed in the colours of the Samoan Flag if they don’t have a lava lava.

Samoan Language Week and Pasifika Fono

Wed Jun 02 09:31am

Dear family and whānau,

The Pasifika group would like to extend our warm invitation to celebrate the Samoan language week at our school hall on Thursday, 3rd of June from 2 pm to 3pm. We will have our Pasifika students from our school, as well as from Birkenhead College presenting some items to mark the week.

Please also note that the Pasifika Fono night on the same day has been cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. However, in a true Pasifika spirit we welcome you all to come and join our school in celebration.

Thank you.


Year 7 Girls Football has been postponed

Mon May 31 08:51am

Reminders for Next Week – Week 5

Fri May 28 01:54pm

It is Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoan Language week!

Aso Gafua:  Timetable Day 5                

Year 7 Girls Football Zone Day

Aso Lua:       Timetable Day 1                

Year 8 Girls Football Zone Day

Aso Lulu:       Timetable Day 2

Aso Tofi:        Timetable Day 3                

Year 7/8Girls Rugby Zone Day, Students can come to school wearing their traditional Samoan attire

Aso Faraile:  Timetable Day 0


Monday 8th of June is Queens Birthday, School is also closed on this day.

Next month we will be participating in the 40 Hour Famine (25-27 June) to support communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are facing a hunger crisis made even worse by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  Our students will be learning more about the issues these communities face in their Social Science classes this coming week. 

We would love your support!

Week 4 Assembly

There is no after school math tutoring or extension classes tomorrow due to the school social

Wed May 26 04:07pm

Newsletter and Reminders for next Week, WEEK 4

Fri May 21 02:26pm

Kia ora Everyone,

Reminders for next week – WEEK 4

Monday 24th May – Please return Social Notices to the office asap!

Tuesday 25th May – APPA Choir Rehearsal at Chelsea School (Depart 9.30am)

Wednesday 26th May – NSIS Squash Zone Day

Thursday 27th May – School Social 7-9 pm, 80’s Disco Theme

Friday 28th May – Samoan Language Week from 31st May – 4th June

Here are this week’s Newsletters; there is one regarding our Curriculum and one for general information about what has been happening at Birkdale Intermediate School

Reminder 4th June – Teacher Only Day – School is closed, please make arrangements for your child.

Have a great weekend


Pink Shirt Day

Thu May 20 05:07pm

Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day, we are raising funds for the Mental Health Association to run Pink Shirt Day, raise awareness about bullying prevention and provide resources that promote inclusive workplaces, schools and communities.

You can wear anything Pink!  Get creative!

Pink Shirt Day Information

Lockdown Drill is complete

Mon May 17 01:25pm

We have completed our lockdown exercise and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for.  Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions.  A notice will be going out to parents/caregivers tonight to provide some more information about our emergency lockdown procedures.

We will be sending a notice/email out tonight providing information on what has occurred today.  I would like to personally thank you for your support while we conduct these practices. 

Kind regards

JoAnne Sutton


THIS IS A DRILL – Birkdale Intermediate is in Lockdown

Mon May 17 12:58pm

Birkdale Intermediate School is conducting a lockdown exercise.  All updates are provided via the school app and on our website (under latest Notifications).  Please do not come to the school or phone the school as you will not be attended to.  We will update you via the app and on the school website www.bis.school.nz when the exercise has been completed.  Please refrain from contacting any staff at the school, as this could lead to distraction of their primary focus, which is caring for our students.  Thank you.

Reminders for this week – Week 3 Term 2

Sun May 16 02:46pm

Monday 17th May – Whānau Day. We will be having an assembly to discuss our school procedures, then will hold a drill sometime between 11am and 12pm.
Tuesday 18th May – Board of Trustees Meeting at 6.30pm, BIS has talent will be released today!
Wednesday 19th May – Year 8 Immunisation Catch ups
Thursday 20th May – Scholastic Book orders close tomorrow.
Friday 21st of May – Pink Shirt Day, wear Pink and bring $2. All money raised will go towards anti-bullying initiatives run by the School Council. Scholastic Book orders close today.

Lockdown Drill TOMORROW – Monday 17 May

Sun May 16 10:47am

We will be working with consultants, Harrison Tew to revise and practise our lockdown drill procedures.  All students will be advised that this is a drill and all will participate.  This will happen with their whānau class between 11am – 12pm. 

All parents will get emails during the drill and we will be updating our website throughout.   Updates will state that it is a drill. 

Newsletter, Assembly Video and Reminders for the week – Week 2

Fri May 07 03:34pm

Monday:  Talent Quest Entries are due in to Mrs Dalton by Friday, Afterschool activities start this week

Tuesday:  Year 7 Boys Football Zone Day, World Vision Youth Conference, MATHEX Meeting for interested students

Thursday:  Year 8 Boys Football Zone Day

Friday:  Talent Quest Entries are due today!

Newsletter Week 1 Term 2
Assembly Week 1 Term 2

Board of Trustees Announcement

Mon May 03 04:22pm



Reminders for next week – Week 1 Term 2

Fri Apr 30 08:04pm

Monday 3rd May:  School starts back at 8.40 am.   HPV1 Vaccination for Year 8’s

Tuesday 4th May:  Road Patrol Training for Road Patrollers with Constable Harwood at 9 am.  Year 8 Boys Football Trials for Zone day at 1.15 pm

Thursday 6th May:  Year 7 Boys Football Trials for Zone Day at 1.15 pm

 General Reminders:

The new bell times are in action for this term.  Curriculum classes will start at 8.50 am sharp so please make sure your children are at school for the roll at 8.40 am. 

See the Daily notices for more up to date events (these change regularly each day)

See our school calendar for other upcoming school events

Daily Notices


Newsletter Term 1 Week 11

Fri Apr 16 04:08pm

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

Newsletter Term 1 Week 11

Important reminders for tomorrow:

Wed Apr 14 03:16pm

1.  Non-Uniform Day for Students who are in Matai house as they were winning house this term! CONGRATULATIONS MATAI STUDENTS!

2.  Thursday is the last day of term as we have a Teacher Only Day on Friday.

3. Ngā Hua and Kapa Haka are out at Polyfest all day


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.  

Te Ara Tika TV