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A quality education in a caring environment​

Mā te manaakitanga te kounga o te mātauranga e whanake​
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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

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.



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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! 
 

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

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


TEACHER ONLY DAY – SCHOOL CLOSED


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



Newsletter

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


Tumuaki

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

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