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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

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 (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

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 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 .

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 –

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 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

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