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Individual and class photos at school tomorrow – Thursday 25 Feb.

Tue Feb 23 11:06pm

Reminders for next week – Week 4

Fri Feb 19 02:48am

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 02:25am

Fundraising for Breakfast Club

Thu Feb 18 06:19am

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 03:50am

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

Tue Feb 16 08:03pm

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.

Mon Feb 15 06:45pm

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

Sun Feb 14 10:26pm

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 06:32am

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

Swimming Sports 2021

Fri Feb 12 02:32am

Important Reminders for this coming week: Week 3:


Swimming Sports for Whanau 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18 at Birkenhead College pool from 10am-2pm.  All parents and whānau welcome to attend.  Lost your notice?  You can find it here.


Curriculum Teaching begins.

ShowQuest planning session begins in the Theatre at 1.30pm

Board of Trustees Meeting at 6.30pm in the Staffroom.  All parents and whānau welcome to attend.

Boys and Girls Tag trials are today on the field – bring your PE gear and tag shorts if you have them.


Rockband Auditions in the Music Room at 12 pm – Don’t forget your guitar.


Scholastic Book Orders are due in.

See our website for more up and coming events



Last night’s meet the teacher evening.

Thu Feb 11 10:44pm

Kia ora e te whanau and thank you for supporting our meet the teacher evening and BOT sausage sizzle last night. The turn out was fantastic and we were pleased to hear so many positive comments about the school and about how well students have settled into their learning.
The Board raised over $500 from the sausage sizzle. This is a great start to our fundraising efforts. Thank you for supporting this and for those of you who signed up to be part of our Friends of the School Fundraising Group. We will be hosting a wine and cheese evening soon to plan more fundraising events. We encourage you to get involved and help us to raise the much needed funds to provide a quality education for your tamariki.

Meet the Teacher this evening.

Wed Feb 10 08:03pm

Meet the teacher will begin this evening at 5 pm in the hall.  You will then have the opportunity to head along to your child’s classroom to meet their Whānau Teacher and then on to meet your child’s other teachers around the school if you’d like or mix and mingle with other students and parents.

Our Board of Trustees is running a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser to raise additional funds for our school.  Sausages will be on sale for $2 so bring your spare change.  Please swing by, say hello and chat with them.

Please remember this is a general meet the teacher opportunity and if you have specific things you’d like to chat about in regards to your child, please arrange another appointment at a later date.

We can’t wait to see you all there!

Reminders and Newsletter

Fri Feb 05 02:59am

A few reminders for Week 2

Monday – School Closed; Waitangi Day Observed

Wednesday – Boys Basketball Trials (during school hours)

Thursday – Girls Basketball Trials (during school hours),          5-7 pm Meet the teacher evening.  Our BOT is running a sausage sizzle to fundraise for our school.

Also please remember to pay for your child’s stationery, return basketball permission slips and music education enrollments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Newsletter Week 1 Term 1

Term 1 EZLunch Menu

Wed Feb 03 07:02pm


Here is the EZLunch Menu for Term 1.


Swimming Sports 2021

Wed Feb 03 06:03am


Please see the attached notice regarding Swimming Sports


Creative Creatures Art Program

Tue Feb 02 03:18am

Creative Creatures Art Programme begins after school on Friday the 12th February, it is run at Birkdale Intermediate with the help of some of our fabulous staff.  Spaces are limited, see attached flyer if your child is interested in enrolling.

Creative Creatures Flyer

Here are some Reminders for next week!

Thu Jan 28 11:02pm

Monday: Public Holiday – No School!

Tuesday: School starts at 8.40am, please go straight to your child’s class. There will be plenty of people around to help you find your way. Make sure they bring their pencil case and pens and pencils. There will be a Whakatau in the hall at 10am to welcome our new students and teachers to BIS. All welcome to attend.

* Please remember to go on to Kindo and pay your Stationery fee , or see our website for online payment details.
* Our new website is up and ready for viewing so go and have a look and be sure to check out the Student Portal for lots of helpful information!

BIS Website

Kia ora everyone! A few reminders as we head into the last week of the school holidays.

Fri Jan 22 10:25pm


– Have your children check out our Student portal where they can find lots of information about BIS and the year ahead! 

– Our second-hand uniform shop will be open from 9 am on Tuesday the 26th of January. We have a very small selection of uniforms. You can purchase other items from the Warehouse in Glenfield.

– Don’t forget to pay your $40 Stationary fee either via My Kindo or see our website for online banking details. This covers all books and additional subject-specific stationary. All pens, pencils, colouring pencils you must purchase yourself.

– School starts back on Tuesday the 2nd of February at 8.40 am. All students will begin the day in their whānau rooms so make your way there. There will be staff and students on hand to help you find your way, or see the attached school map!

– Keep watch for more information coming in the following week ahead.

Student Portal

My Kindo

BIS Website

School Map

Sorry – the previous message should have read Thursday 28th of January. Apologies again.

Mon Jan 18 09:43pm

Office opening hours and uniform and stationery

Mon Jan 18 08:24pm

Kia ora whānau! We hope your children are enjoying their last few weeks of the summer holidays. Apologies for the miss communication – the school office will be open from next Monday the 25th of January from 9-3 pm.

In the meantime see our website for stationery and uniform details. Apparently, there is a shortage of PE uniform t-shirts at the moment. Once we hear from the supplier we will provide an update to you.

Stationery and Uniform 2021

A few reminders for today:

Tue Dec 15 06:44pm

A few reminders for today.
– Students must be in full school uniform
– Our final assembly starts at 10.30am
– School finishes at 12pm today
– There are no school buses this afternoon so please make sure your children have an alternate way to get home.
– Please return all Sports uniforms if you haven’t already.

Basketball Singlets and Service and Sports Assembly

Mon Dec 14 06:09pm

Morena everyone,

There are still a lot of Basketball singlets that need to be returned asap to the office.

Service and Sports assembly will be on in the hall at 9 am today.  Students are to wear full school uniform.


Basketball Singlets and Monday Funday

Sun Dec 13 06:17pm

Please return all Basketball singlets to the office today so Mrs Sharrock has time to process your refund of $10.

Today is Monday Funday – wear mufti, bring a gold coin to support Shave for a Cure, also remember your hats and sunscreen and togs and towel for the waterslide.

Shave for a Cure

9.00 am Elsie and Milla
9.30 am Brea and Sienna
10.00 am Lucas and Jeremy
10.30 am Mr Chandra and Mr Harrison
11.00 am Mrs Hedges and Mrs Bush

Shave for a Cure

Basketball Singlets and Monday Funday

Sun Dec 13 06:14pm

Please return all Basketball singlets to the office today so Mrs Sharrock has time to process your refund of $10.

Today is Monday Funday – wear mufti, bring a gold coin to support Shave for a Cure, also remember your hats and sunscreen and togs and towel for the waterslide.

Shave for a Cure

9.00 am Elsie and Milla
9.30 am Brea and Sienna
10.00 am Lucas and Jeremy
10.30 am Mr Chandra and Mr Harrison
11.00 am Mrs Hedges and Mrs Bush

Shave for a Cure

Monday funday and shave for a cure is TOMORROW. No uniform, day of fun and fundraising. Please support by bringing your cash.

Sun Dec 13 06:40am

Year 8 Graduation Photos

Fri Dec 11 05:03am

Photo’s from last nights photo booth at the Year 8 Graduation can be found here:


Important notices:

Fri Dec 11 03:13am


* Reports came home today – make sure your child gives theirs to you.

* Monday is FUNDAY!  Children may come to school in mufti and spend the day having fun around the school.  There will be lots of different activities being run.

If your child thinks they may take part in water activities – a change of clothes and a towel is a must!  Also please make sure they wear plenty of sunscreen and bring a hat.

* Shave for a Cure is happening on Monday, you can send along a gold coin donation to help our team of 10 students and teachers who are all shaving their heads in the name of Cancer Research.  We are aiming for $10,000 and we’re nearly there!

* On Wednesday School finishes at 12pm.  If your child catches a bus, they won’t be coming early so please make sure they have another way of getting home.  

* Check out the school app Calendar to see what else is coming up in the last week of school.

BIS Calendar of Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 10 03:14am



Year 8 Graduation Event Tomorrow Evening

Tue Dec 08 11:30pm

If your child hasn’t already, please make sure they return their permission slip to the office before tomorrow 3 pm (Year 8’s only).

Please see the attached letter for more information.

Y8 Graduation Celebration

Important Reminders for the last few weeks of school.

Sun Dec 06 06:45am

Only 8 more days of school left! Where has this year gone? Here are some important reminders for these last few weeks:

This week:
Monday 7/12- Our BIS Blades team is in the Final for Basketball at Eventfinda stadium. Their game is at 4.20 pm if you’d like to head along and support them.
Tuesday 8/12 – BOT Meeting in the staffroom at 6.30 pm.
Wednesday 9/12 – Last day for timetabled classes, students will spend the remaining time this year in their Whānau Classes and with their Whānau Teachers.
Thursday 10/12- Year 8 Graduation Event at 6.30 pm in the school hall (Year 8’s only) Parents invited from 8.15 pm. A notice will come home tomorrow about this.
Friday 11/12 – End of year reports will be sent home with students.

The Last Week:
Monday 14/12 – Monday Funday and Shave for a Cure (don’t forget to donate to this amazing cause led by our amazing students!)
Tuesday 15/12 – Service Assembly at 9 am in the hall
Wednesday 16/12 – Final Assembly and Prize Giving 10.30 am in the school hall.

School finishes at 12pm so please make arrangements for your students. Unfortunately, the Chatswood, Highbury and Beach Haven buses won’t be running at this time so please make alternate arrangements for your child to get home on the last day.



EOTC Today – please make sure your child has everything they need for the day!

Thu Dec 03 06:55pm

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit and absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Birkdale Intermediate in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.