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A quality education in a caring environment​

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NEW TO BIRKDALE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL?

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.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BIRKDALE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL?

Student Notices

Latest Notifications

Year 8 Camp Meeting TONIGHT

Thu Sep 23 04:59pm

A reminder that there is a camp meeting for all parents of our Year 8 students. It begins at 7 pm.


Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89672713811?pwd=YmZ6cDErckxlVEg1K0ErTFNDY0taQT09 Meeting ID: 896 7271 3811 Passcode: 7mFjut


If you haven’t seen it already, you can view our 2019 Camp Video here: 


Year 8 Camp 2019 – Video

Year 8 Camp Forms – Have you returned yours to school? We are processing these today. Please deliver to school if possible.

Thu Sep 23 10:43am

Alert Level 3 Update

Mon Sep 20 06:29pm

Kia ora e te whānau,


As you heard today, Auckland moves into alert level 3 at midnight on Tuesday 21nd September. this means that our school is open for students who are the children of essential workers (from Wednesday the 22nd September) who have no other childcare arrangements.


If your child will be attending school in level 3, you must register them with Katrina Bush so we can add them to a bubble. There will be 10 students in a bubble and we have offered places to siblings to keep whānau in the same bubble. To register, email – kbush@bis.school.nz


Birkdale Intermediate will be open from 9am – 3pm each day and students must be dropped off and picked up from the front gate. Students must bring their own stationery, lunch and drink bottle and must adhere to level 3 health and safety practices. Unwell students must not attend school.


Once your child is registered, Mrs. Bush will confirm this with an email to you telling you what bubble your child will be in and what room they will work in.


At the start of the year, we planned and informed parents of a teacher-only day on Friday 1 October. We will be continuing with this teacher-only day meaning that the last day of term 3 will be Thursday 30 September.


JoAnne Sutton (she/her)
Principal / Tumuaki

Week 8 Newsletter and Assembly Link

Fri Sep 17 04:05pm

Another week down! Who can believe there are only 2 more weeks until the end of term 3?


The link to our Week 8 Newsletter is also below, please read through this as there is some important information especially for our Year 8 Parents regarding our School Camp.


The link for our school assembly is also below.


Enjoy your weekend.



Newsletter Week 8 Term 4



Assembly Week 8 Term 4

Last chance to collect Home Learning Resources – school gates will be open from 10 – 11 am today.

Fri Sep 17 10:04am

Home Learning Packs

Thu Sep 16 08:48am

 For those who were unable to collect yesterday – please collect today. Our school gates will be open for you to drive into school between 10 am – 11 am to collect your packs.


It is important you collect your home learning pack today as our home learning from next week will be based around these resources.


You will need to bring a piece of paper with your child’s name, whānau number and year level written on it. You will swap this for a hard copy pack. It is important you bring this as we must provide the MOE with the names of students who have collected these packs.


You MUST wear a mask to collect and can not stay around and chat with the staff. It is simply pick up and go.

Home Learning Packs – Please collect today

Wed Sep 15 08:35am

A reminder that is important you collect your home learning pack today as our home learning from next week will be based around these resources.
Our school gates will be open for you to drive into school between 9 am – 12 pm to collect your packs.
You will need to bring a piece of paper with your child’s name, whanau number and year level written on it. You will swap this for a hard copy pack. It is important you bring this as we must provide the MOE with the names of students who have collected these packs.
You MUST wear a mask to collect and can not stay around and chat with the staff. It is simply pick up and go.
Year 8 parents will also be given important camp information (which will also be emailed out to you from your child’s Whānau teacher). Please read this carefully.

Home Learning Packs – PLEASE READ

Tue Sep 14 08:21pm

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has delivered us Home Learning packs for all students.  It is important you collect these tomorrow as our Home Learning from next week will be based around these resources.


Our school gates will be open for you to drive into school between 9 am – 12 pm to collect your packs.


You will need to bring a piece of paper with your child’s name, whanau number and year level written on it. You will swap this for a hard copy pack.  It is important you bring this as we must provide the MOE with the names of students who have collected these packs.


You MUST wear a mask to collect and can not stay around and chat with the staff. It is simply pick up and go.


Year 8 parents will also be given important camp information (which will also be emailed out to you from your child’s Whānau teacher).  Please read this carefully.

This weeks Newsletter and other information

Fri Sep 03 03:45pm

Kia ora,


This week’s assembly is ready for viewing, most students will have watched this with their whānau class. 


Also, here is the link to this week’s newsletter.


 


Have a great weekend everyone


Assembly Week 6 Term 3
Newsletter Week 6 Term 3

Level 4 Lockdown Update

Mon Aug 30 08:42pm

I hope this email finds you well and safe inside your bubble. We are all missing school and wishing we could return sooner rather than later. The letter attached confirms our continued state of lockdown and advises how we will be working for the next 2 weeks. Please stay connected with your child’s teachers and let us know if you need additional supports.


JoAnne Sutton
Tumuaki/ Principal



Level 4 Update 30/8

Paper copies of this weeks learning

Mon Aug 30 12:44pm

Kia ora families,


If you have made arrangements with your child’s teacher to collect Paper copies of this week’s work, they are waiting to be collected from school. 


The school gate will be open from now until 1 pm for you to drive in and collect a copy from the box in the driveway.  Please only take 1 copy per BIS student in your bubble.

Board of Trustees Meeting – this Tuesday evening

Sun Aug 29 05:05pm

Board of Trustees Meeting will be via zoom on Tuesday 31 August at 7pm. Board meetings are public meetings and this is no exception. To get the Zoom access code, please email jsutton@bis.school.nz. The code will be sent out with an invite on Tuesday afternoon by 4pm.

Week 5 Assembly and Free Online Webinars for Parents

Fri Aug 27 02:12pm

Thanks for all of your hard work this week, we know how challenging working from home and managing online learning can be with your children so we all hope you’ve been able to find some balance and find time to spend together as a family.



Below is the link to this weeks assembly, most of the students were able to watch it today with their Whānau Classes  



Also attached is a flyer from Linewize, they are offering free Webinars to support families with the pressures of learning from home during lockdown.   



Have a great weekend everyone.



Assembly Week 5 Term 3
Linewise Online Seminars
Webinar Registration

A letter from the Principal

Wed Aug 25 02:01pm

 


Letter to the Community

Level 4 Update

Mon Aug 23 12:03pm

Thank you all for your support of our online learning programmes while we are at alert level 4.


Our staff are all prepared for zoom meetings/google meets and email contact from students. We have made up and delivered 70 hard copy packs of learning materials over the weekend. Some of these are still being delivered today. These will be delivered to a letterbox so there is no contact. Teachers have identified students who need hard copies based on their access to a digital device. We are awaiting MOE guidance about what we will send out if level 4 continues.


As you are aware, the virus is in and around our community. We currently have 6 staff members who are in self-isolation due to being in an area of interest. Some staff are required to be tested for covid due to places they’ve been or people they have been with. This could mean that a teacher may be unavailable for online contact as they wait to be tested.


We ask for your continued support and encourage you to find ways to enjoy this enforced family time. The sun is out today so I urge you to get outside and STRETCH your legs.


Ngā mihi nui


JoAnne Sutton (she/her)
Principal / Tumuaki

This weeks Newsletter

Fri Aug 20 04:33pm

Kia ora Everyone, We hope you are all staying safe in your bubbles. Here is the link to this week’s Newsletter 


Your child’s Whānau teacher will be in contact on Monday. to outline home learning tasks.


Enjoy the sunshine and the unexpected family time this situation brings.


Newsletter Week 4 Term 3

Open Evening Postponed

Wed Aug 18 08:42am

Kia ora everyone, Due to our Level 4 situation, our open evening has been postponed until further notice. When we have more of an idea of when we can re-open we will make arrangements to either hold an open evening on another night or hold an online meeting (like we did last year).


 

COVID LEVEL 4 UPDATE – SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED from tomorrow the 18th of August for at least 7 days

Tue Aug 17 07:45pm

As you will have heard tonight, Auckland is now in level 4 for the next 7 days. This means that school is closed.


All whānau teachers will be spending the day tomorrow making contact with all of the students in their whānau classes to check on wellbeing and to ensure that we can be in contact with you.


All students should have home learning tasks (homework) for the week that they can work on tomorrow. Whānau teachers will outline the plan for home learning tomorrow so that students can have learning tasks to work on at home.


However, the learning environment is now your home and we want to emphasise that wellbeing is the priority at the moment. Spending time with whānau in your bubble is important and learning tasks should not impact quality time and family dynamics.


Please continue to check our website for updates. Stay well and look after each other.

Reminders for next week – Week 4 Term 3

Fri Aug 13 05:24pm

Thanks to everyone who supported our Jump Jam for StarJam fundraiser today!


Reminders for next week – Week 4 Term 3
Monday – Tree Planting Day, for those involved remember old clothes and gumboots, please.
Tuesday – NSIS Girls Basketball Zone Day, 6.30pm BOT Meeting in the staffroom, all welcome.
Wednesday – NSIS Boys Basketball Zone Day, BIS Open Evening, 6.30pm start (Fundraising committee will be selling hotdogs from 6 pm)
Thursday – 9am Parent/Student Tours for prospective 2022 students


Have a great weekend everyone!


 

There will be an assembly today at 2.15 pm in the hall, all welcome.

Fri Aug 13 09:20am

Friday 13th August – Jump Jam for Star Jam. Come in PE uniform or house colours and a gold coin donation.

Thu Aug 12 05:52pm

Jump Jam for StarJam

Thu Aug 12 03:06pm

Join us for a JUMP JAM session tomorrow Friday the 13th of August at 9 am to support StarJam, an organisation helping young kiwi kids with disabilities unleash their potential! Please show your support and bring a $2 donation and you’ll get a StarJam wristband. 



www.starjam.org

Our Internet is back up and running again, we have access to phones and emails now. Thanks for your patience while we resolved this issue.

Thu Aug 12 09:42am

NO INTERNET AT BIS

Thu Aug 12 08:42am

Kia ora everyone,


The internet is down at school at the moment, which means we have no internet, phones or access to absences on our app.


Please email kdalton@bis.school.nz with any absences or urgent messages for staff and she will pass them on.


School is open as usual and we will keep you updated as to when it might be online again.


Ngā mihi nui


JoAnne Sutton


Principal/Tumuaki

Reminders for next week – Week 3 Term 3 and our Newsletter

Fri Aug 06 04:33pm

Monday – This week is Maths week
Wednesday – NSIS Cross Country Zone Day
Thursday – Esports competition at Manurewa Intermediate
Friday – Jump Jam for Star Jam



Newsletter Week 2 Term 3



Fundraising Newsletter 1

Reminder – Book Character Dress-up Day tomorrow

Thu Aug 05 07:04pm

Reminder – Tomorrow marks the end of our Book Week – thanks to everyone who came along and supported our Book Fair.


Tomorrow students can come dressed as a book character, all of our teachers have been working really hard to put together their costumes for tomorrow. If students don’t wish to dress up, they will wear uniform as normal.

Very important reminders for today – Cross Country and Fun Run Day!

Wed Aug 04 08:05am

Today is Cross Country and Fun Run DAY!
A few reminders to help make today a success:
* The competitive races start at 11.15 am with the fun run happening at 2.15 pm. All parents and whānau are welcome to come along to support our students.
* Children should come to school in their uniform and then change into their house colours for their run – this way they have something clean and dry to go home in.
* Children should bring an old towel and a plastic bag to take their running clothes home in – It’s going to be muddy!
* Our fabulous fundraising committee will be selling hotdogs for $3 and Chocolate bars for $2 at lunchtime so send along some change (parents you’re welcome to purchase as well).
* The book fair will be open from 11.15 am onwards for the day so please pop in and say hi and see what books are available for your children to purchase.
*.If we need to cancel the Cross Country and Fun Run we will let you know as soon as the decision has been made via the app and Facebook.


Have a great day everyone!

Reminder today is National Scout scarf day – Scouts can wear their scarves to school for the day!

Mon Aug 02 08:05am

Reminders for next week – Week 2 Term 3

Fri Jul 30 01:12pm

Next week is book week this will be held in the library and open for parents from 8.10 am-8.40 am.  See the notice below for more information.


Monday 2nd August:  National Scout Scarf day – All scouts can wear their scarves to school today!


Wednesday 4th August:  Whānau Day – School Cross Country and Fun Run.  See the notice below for more information.  There will be hotdogs on sale at lunchtime for $3 and Chocolate bars for $2.


Thursday 5th August:  Last day for the book fair in the library.


Friday 6th August:  All students can come dressed as their favourite book character!


Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all things happening at BIS by downloading our school app or liking our Facebook page.


Our student notices and most recent information can be found by scrolling down our home page;  https://bis.school.nz/


 
Cross Country and Book Week Information

Red Nose Day Tomorrow

Thu Jul 29 06:46pm

Tomorrow we are raising money for Cure Kids by supporting Red Nose day. For a gold coin donation, students can wear red clothes (or dress up in red) for the day. A group of students will Go to https://rednoseday.co.nz/ then click on About Red Nose Day and Get a Nose to take a photo of your virtual red nose. We will also be running a bake sale with goods being sold at break time.


So students if you can spare a few dollars of pocket money, wear some red and support this wonderful cause!

Cure Kids – Red Nose Day Fundraiser

Wed Jul 28 12:55pm

This Friday we are raising money for Cure Kids by supporting Red Nose day. For a gold coin donation students can wear red clothes (or dress up in red) for the day. A group of students will also be running a bake sale with goods being sold at break time. So students if you can spare a few dollars of pocket money, wear some red and support this wonderful cause!

Reminders for next week: Week 1 Term 3

Sat Jul 24 02:24pm

Hi everyone! We hope your Tamariki have had a wonderful break and we can’t wait to see them next week!


Monday 26th July: School starts back at 8.40am
Wednesday 28th July: NSIS Netball Zone Day
Thursday 29th July: Year 7 Boostrix Immunisations


A reminder that we are currently at Level 1, please remind your children to continue to practise good hygiene, sneeze into their elbows, wash their hands frequently and if they are unwell, please keep them at home.


If you haven’t paid the deposit for Year 8 Camp yet, please make sure it is done this week.

End of term reminders

Fri Jul 09 08:34am

Thanks to everyone who came along last night to parent teacher conferences, it was great to see you all.


If you didn’t collect your Mamas donuts order, please send your child to the office at 3pm to collect them.


There is a huge amount of lost property in the office.  If your child is missing a jumper please get them to check the office before they leave for the day.


Term 3 begins Monday the 26th of July, have a happy holiday everyone! 


 

Reminder Mama’s Donuts can be collected this evening before 8pm

Thu Jul 08 06:51pm

Parent-Teacher Interviews Today

Thu Jul 08 09:05am

A reminder that today are Parent-Teacher Interviews and the school will be closed from 1.15 pm. Interviews begin at 2 pm.  This time is a great chance to discuss your child’s successes and achievements so far this year as well as discussing any concerns you may have and set learning goals and next steps for the remainder of the year.


School buses will be running at the usual time, if your child needs supervision please email kdalton@bis.school.nz to let us know that your child will be staying at school.


If you haven’t booked a timeslot yet, please contact the office to see what times are still available.  If today doesn’t suit, please email your child’s Whānau teacher directly to make other arrangements.


For those who have ordered Mama’s Donuts to support our fundraising initiative, these will be available for collection from the library.


Our Science Fair is on display in the hall tomorrow evening, so please take some time to pop in and see what amazing investigations our students have been undertaking this term.


If your child is in Whānau 2 – Parent-Teacher Interviews have been postponed due to Miss Mitchell being unwell.  Mrs. Bush has sent you an email and we will be in contact early next term to set up a new day and time for you.

School Buses tomorrow

Wed Jul 07 08:40am

Buses will be leaving at the usual time tomorrow.  If you need supervision for your child in the library, please email kdalton@bis.school.nz if your child will be there.

Reminders for this week – Week 10

Mon Jul 05 04:27pm

Mama’s Donuts: 


*Please get your orders in ASAP.  You can pay online or via Kindo (or in the school office).  A notice came home last Thursday with your child’s report.


Parent-Teacher Conferences: 


* School closes at 1.15 pm on Thursday for Conferences. 


* School buses will run at the usual time, there will be supervision in the Library for those who need to wait.  Please email kdalton@bis.school.nz if your child will be staying until 3 pm to wait for their bus.

BIS Fundraising – MAMA’S DOUGHNUTS!

Sun Jul 04 04:35pm

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.



Flyer

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Thursday 8th July

Sun Jul 04 04:05pm

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

Tomorrow is the last day to order Mama’s donuts. Order forms to office tomorrow morning, pay online, collect on Thursday. Simply delicious.

Sun Jul 04 03:03pm

Tomorrow is the last day to order Mama’s donuts. Order forms to office tomorrow morning, pay online, collect on Thursday. Simply delicious.

Sun Jul 04 02:58pm

Reminders for next week – Week 10

Fri Jul 02 05:13pm

Next week is a quiet one being the last week of term.


Monday – Friday – Food Tech Restaurant Experience
Thursday – Parent-Teacher Interviews. School finishes at 1.15pm, please make arrangements for your children.
Friday – Last Day of Term 2


School begins back Monday 23rd July at 8.40am.



Newsletter Week 9 – Term 2

BIS CARPARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7.45AM – 3.30PM TODAY DUE TO MATARIKI FESTIVAL. Please expect lots of traffic and Limited Parking!

Fri Jul 02 08:20am

If you need mobility access please call 09 483 9168 and speak to Whaea Jenny or Whaea Jodi who can make arrangements for you.

Important Reminders for Tomorrow – Friday 2nd July

Thu Jul 01 02:10pm

Matariki Festival


·      The gate will be closed from 7.45 am – 3.30 pm so there will be no access to the car park.  If you need access and you hold a mobility permit, please call the office to make arrangements (09 483 9168).


·      It is a Whānau day so students will stay with their Whānau teacher all day.


·      There will be food for sale during break times.  Prices range from 50c – $4.50 and students are welcome to purchase food.


·      Students should be in Full School Uniform tomorrow, well-groomed and looking their best.


·      We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Birkdale Intermediate School tomorrow and being able to show off our fabulous Kura to our community.

BIS CARPARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7.45AM – 3.30PM TOMORROW DUE TO MATARIKI FESTIVAL. Please expect lots of traffic and Limited Parking!

Thu Jul 01 10:05am

If you need mobility access please call 09 483 9168 and speak to Whaea Jenny or Whaea Jodi who can make arrangements for you.

Live stream link for ShowQuest for those who can’t make it! We’re up first!

Wed Jun 30 06:50pm

Kia ora, 


What a day so far! Hope you and your rangatahi are as excited for tonight as we are. The streaming link for tonight’s show is here – https://vimeo.com/event/ 970746/embed



You can watch the live feed from your phones/laptops/tablets using this link or share with any community that cannot attend tonight. Enjoy! 
 

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