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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

2021 year book

Annual Report

Latest ERO Report

Enrolment Info

2021 year book


Latest Notifications

Tomorrow (Fri 30 Sept) is Teacher Only Day

Thu Sep 29 05:25pm

Term 4 begins Monday 17 October.


Final production show tonight in the theatre starting at 7pm. Cost is $5


Reminder: Kapa Haka parents please select Alerts for Kapa Haka. There is training on Sunday 2 October in the hall.


Thank you all for a great term!





Dad’s Pie Pick up today

Wed Sep 28 11:39am

Dad’s Pie orders will be available to collect today from 2:30pm.

Please come to Reception.

Monday is a Public Holiday & Friday is a Teachers Only Day

Fri Sep 23 03:49pm

Kia ora koutou,

Just a friendly reminder that Monday is a Public Holiday- Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day.

Teachers only day is on Friday so school will be closed for all Students.

Enjoy your long weekend, Stay safe!

Ngā mihi

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for our Boot-scootin Hoedown on the 17th of September!

Thu Sep 15 10:46am


Book your tickets here!

Boot Scootin’ Hoedown

Thu Sep 15 09:26am

Only 2 more sleeps to go! So in the wise words of Miley Cyrus …
Do the hoedown
Do the hoedown
Do the hoedown
Throw it all together, that’s how we roll

This is your last chance to boot scoot along to the Boot Scootin’ Hoedown being held at BIS on Saturday. You need to book and pay for your tickets today, so we can email you your ticket tomorrow.

And don’t forget to check out our Silent Auction, we have loads of items up for auction.  A huge thanks to all the companies who are supporting our Kura and Tamariki!

Zig zag ‘cross the floor
Shuffle in diagonal
When the drum hits hands on your hips
One-footed 180 twist
And then a zig zag, step’n, slide
Lean in left to clap, three times
Shake it out, head to toe
Throw it all together, that’s how we roll

Book Tickets

Silent Auction 2022

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week

Wed Sep 14 08:28am

Kia ora,
This week is Māori Language Week and to celebrate children are welcome to come in red, black and white clothing today. There will be a prize for the best dressed class!  Otherwise normal full uniform please. No cost for this.
There will be a $2 sausage sizzle and bake sale to raise funds for our kapa haka also.
Kia pai te rā! Have a good day!

Board Notice

Fri Sep 09 03:04pm



Thu Sep 08 10:15am

Our Silent Auction for the Hoedown is live!  Have a look and see what you’d like to bid on.  All proceeds go towards our Kura and its environment.

Silent Auction 2022

If you haven’t booked your tickets yet to our Hoedown, they’re selling fast so don’t miss out!BOOK HERE

And remember to support our businesses who are supporting us with a great range of auction items, prizes, and raffles.Sponsors

Dad’s Pies Reminder

Thu Sep 08 09:01am

Last day today, don’t forget to place your orders!!

Tongan Language Week

Tue Sep 06 03:10pm

Mālō e lelei,

This week is Tongan Language Week and to celebrate children are welcome to come in red and white clothing tomorrow. There will be a prize for the best dressed class!  Otherwise normal full uniform please.

There will be a $2 sausage sizzle as well.

Ma’u ha aho lelei ! (Have a nice day!)

Fundraising Drive Updates!

Tue Sep 06 01:02pm

Kia ora koutou,

Our fundraising drive is well under way to make sure that each child gets to participate in Year 8 Camp & Year 7 Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) this year.

Dad’s Pies

Our Dad’s Pie Fundraiser finishes on Thursday so get in quick to place your order before you miss out!  There are spare order forms in the Office or email office@bis.school.nz and we will send one out to you!

Awapuni Nurseries 

Awapuni Nurseries is keen to support our fundraising drive.
They will donate 20% of proceeds from orders made using the code  “birkdale22”
This fantastic offer is only open from today until Sunday 18th September.
Awapuni Nurseries sell wonderful vegetable seedlings, native plants, flowers and herbs at reasonable prices.

Order online and get them delivered to your door!
Make sure you use the code birkdale22

Boot Scootin Hoedown

Cone along for a great night of fun to our R18 Event.  Guaranteed a great night!


As always, we appreciate your support!

Ngā mihi nui

Kia ora, A few friendly reminders

Mon Aug 29 04:08pm

Rainbows End

There are still some spaces left for the Rainbows End trip organised by Blue Light, please email office@bis.school.nz or come in and pay at the office to secure your child’s place.

Dad’s Pie Fundraiser

We are running a Tasty fundraiser to make sure that all students get to participate in Year 8 Camp and Year 7 EOTC.  

Get your orders in this week and payment can be made at the School office or via our BIS Bank account.

Sushi Orders

All sushi orders need to be in by Tuesday 12pm and orders arrive Wednesday for lunch.  $10 a pack for HUGE slices & you can choose your own favourites!  Please bring order form and cash only to the office.

Boot Scootin’ Hoedown

Come along to celebrate with some live music, finger food, Silent Actions, Raffles & cash bar.  $30 a ticket for a great night out.  Pre-book tickets through our website now. Saturday 17th September 7pm-11pm

Sponsorship for Hoedown

We are gratefully accepting any donations of goods or services for our function.  We will advertise your business on the night!  Please email office@bis.school.nz if you are able to help us in any way.  We appreciate you!!

If you are yet to receive any of the notices about these topics, please check the bottom of your kids school bags or ask your child to come to Whaea Jodi in the office for anything that you are missing.

Ngā mihi nui & Have a great weekl!!



Year 8 Netball Games POSTPONED tonight

Thu Aug 18 01:29pm

Bake Sale Thursday 18 August. Any baking donations to Rūma 20. This is a full uniform day! $$ for the bake sale. Support Ukraine!

Wed Aug 17 05:04pm

Bake Sale

Tue Aug 16 12:58pm

Thursday 18th August.
Bake Sale to help support the people of Ukraine.
All funds raised will go to the Red Cross for their Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.
Baking is needed. Please help out by bringing baking to Whānau 20 (or drop off at the office)
This is an initiative from students so lots of support and baking would be appreciated.

Open Evening Tonight!

Wed Aug 10 02:44pm

We have our Open Evening tonight from 6:30pm.  There will be a Sausage Sizzle and drinks for sale.

Thanks to all of our Student Guides who are helping to show off our beautiful school.

Any outstanding 40Hr Famine cash needs to be brought in to school ASAP – Please take all money to Mrs Creek in Rūma 16 on Monday. Thank you!

Fri Aug 05 09:28am

Cross Country Tomorrow. 2pm-3pm. All competitive runners meet at the Ramp at 1:40, ready to warm up. 😊

Thu Aug 04 07:59pm

Book Parade tomorrow & Cross Country on Friday

Wed Aug 03 03:44pm

Kia ora koutou,

A friendly reminder that we have our book character parade tomorrow afternoon.  Children are invited to come dressed as one of their favourite book characters otherwise they will be in full school uniform please.

Cross Country is on Friday, this is for competitive runners only.  Your child will know know if they are competing.  This will be at 2pm.  You are welcome to attend but please sign in at the office.  Please remind your child to bring a change of clothes as they will be getting muddy!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Ngā mihi nui

Friendly Reminder: Early Finish today – Parent & Teacher Interviews

Tue Aug 02 10:33am

School finishes at 1:15pm for Parent & Teacher Interviews. 

There are still some limited spaces still available so it’s not too late to book.

We forward to seeing you all!

Important Notices

Wed Jul 27 03:48pm

Parent Teacher Interviews

This is to remind you that we have our Parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday 2nd August. This is a good time to strengthen the relationship with your child’s whānau teacher and bookings are filling up fast. 

If you are looking for a specific time, please book as soon as you can.

You can book your interview here 


Use the event code: u828p.

School Closes Early

Please be aware that SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY at 1:15pm on Tuesday 2nd and that there will be no lunch orders

Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library and we would love for parents to have a look at the books for sale to either purchase for their child, or to purchase and donate to the school library.

Kauri House won the House Competition last term. So, tomorrow, Wednesday 26 July is a day of no uniform for all students in Kauri House.

Tue Jul 26 07:50pm

Congratulations Kauri!! Reminder non-uniform day for Kauri for winning the house shield last term!!! No payment is required.

Tue Jul 26 04:50pm

Home Learning to Continue

Wed Jul 06 12:43pm

Kia ora e te whānau,

Thank you for your support of our decision to revert to home learning. We have tried to plan an onsite programme with limited qualified staff but we are unable to make that
happen in a way that is conducive to learning and with adequate supervision.
There will be no onsite learning for the remainder of the week. We have not made this decision lightly and have consulted with MOE and our Board. We have had to consider what is in the best interests of health and safety for all.
We have teachers, office staff and support staff all unwell. Our leadership team is also unwell and cannot be onsite. Those who are well are in the minority and cannot cover unknown numbers of students.
I am aware that some of you will be upset by this decision. If we could have come up with a different solution, we would have done that. However, we are constantly reminding our
students about ethic of care and to have students onsite with limited supervision and with unknown numbers of covid in the community, we would not be showing care for all.
I am hopeful that those of you who are unable to take time off work are able to find others who can assist with child minding. More slides were added to the home learning file
today. These are at a lower level to ensure they can be done without parental input.
Reports will be ready to be sent home on Friday. Reports can be picked up between 12 – 3pm on Friday from the school library. These may not all have been signed by the teacher
but they are all available to be handed out. The report will also have details on how to book an appointment for the parent and teacher conferences next term.

ShowQuest is definitely still on this Wednesday. Sports will continue all week. If your child
needs to pick up any personal belongings from school, please email kbush@bis.school.nz so that Mrs Bush can let you know when would be a suitable time to pick up belongings.
Once again, we are grateful for your support and acknowledge that this is difficult for many families to juggle. I hope
that you are well and that you enjoy the school holiday period. We look forward to a term of wellness beginning on
Monday 25 July.
Thank you for your understanding and support of this. Please stay well.
Kind regards,

JoAnne Sutton
Tumuaki / Principal