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Kia ora everyone! Last day of Term! Who’s ready for a holiday? A few reminders for today:

Wed Dec 15 07:06am

1. All students can attend school today. Full school uniform, please.
2. There will be a school bus in the morning, but none running in the afternoon due to our early finish.
3. Final assembly starts at 9.30 am, it will be live-streamed and students will watch from their classrooms. We will attempt to record it, however as we are not tech experts we can’t guarantee this will happen . . .
4. If you have received an email that your child is winning a top award, one double vaccinated adult will be permitted to attend, please make sure you bring your vaccination passport and a mask with you. Family of Classroom and Curriculum award certificates will need to watch from home.
5. We aim to finish between 11 am and 11.30 am, the school will be staggered to exit to avoid congestion.
6. Reports and Yearbooks will be distributed to all students on site tomorrow, anyone not at school tomorrow will have their report posted. The report also contains a Stationery list for 2022 for returning students. You can also find this on our website.
7. We are not posting yearbooks, however, contact your child’s whānau teacher if you’d like one held to be collected next year.
8. Any clean uniforms that you would like to donate to the school can be dropped off at the table in the office on Thursday and Friday during school hours. All money raised from second-hand uniform sales goes towards our fundraising for 2022.
9. We are not posting yearbooks, however, contact your child’s whānau teacher if you’d like one held to be collected next year.
10. You can view the live stream of the Final Assembly here: 


Final Assembly Live Stream

SPORTS UNIFORMS – PLEASE RETURN

Wed Dec 08 07:51am

Kia ora everyone,


Can you please make sure your child returns their Basketball Singlet, Netball uniform or Sports Camp Hoodie to the office this week.


If your child isn’t in school, please drop these off on the table in the office with your child’s name clearly attached to the uniform.


Ngā mihi nui


Rachel Young

No in-school classes today for Whānau 22 as Mr. Cawkwell is away sick.

Mon Dec 06 07:57am

SPORTS UNIFORMS – PLEASE RETURN

Fri Dec 03 08:11am

Kia ora everyone,


Can you please make sure your child returns their Basketball Singlet, Netball uniform or Sports Camp Hoodie to the office next week.


If your child isn’t in school, please drop these off on the table in the office with your child’s name clearly attached to the uniform.


Ngā mihi nui


Rachel Young

Whānau 26 – Important Notice

Mon Nov 29 07:36am

Unfortunately, Mr. Weston is sick and won’t be in either today or tomorrow so all students from Whānau 26 need to remain at home and continue with their Home Learning. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Whānau 10 – Important Notice

Mon Nov 29 06:58am

Good morning everyone.  Unfortunately, Mr. Wyatt is sick and won’t be in either today or tomorrow so all students from Whānau 10 need to remain at home and continue with their Home Learning.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Newsletter Week 6 Term 4

Sat Nov 27 09:22am

Have a great weekend everyone!



Newsletter Week 6 Term 4

Yearbook Sponsorship

Tue Nov 23 11:48am

 


Our school yearbook comes out at the end of each year and is a celebration of the year that has been.  It is mostly a visual story of the events, the people and the learning that has taken place throughout the year.  The yearbook contains a page for each class plus pages dedicated to the school production, sports, the arts, special days and education outside the classroom. 


Our students love having a keepsake of the year as it contains photos of all students and is a reminder of the fun things that have taken place over the year.


 Because we want every student to have a record of 2021, we provide these yearbooks free of charge to every student.  To cover the costs of publication, we ask for sponsorship.


To sponsor a page in our yearbook, simply complete the google form (link below) and before Friday 26th November with your message and put through your sponsorship payment via kindo or online banking.  Messages should be school-related (not a company endorsement or advertisement) and should include your child’s name or the family name. Maximum 25 words.   Here are a few examples;


 The Smith Family thanks Birkdale Intermediate for 2 fantastic years of learning.


 Tom Bryan has loved his year at BIS and all his friends in Room 18.


 The cost per page sponsorship is $30.00.  Thank you for supporting our yearbook and helping to fund this precious memory book of the 2021 school year.



Yearbook Sponsorship Google Form

Week 5 Newsletter and next weeks in school learning timetable

Fri Nov 19 03:06pm

Here is this weeks newsletter



We can’t wait to see the rest of our students back next week! Have a great weekend everyone.



Newsletter Week 5 Term 4



Timetable for Week 6 and 7 in school learning

Returning to School – Reminders

Tue Nov 16 03:22pm

We are really looking forward to having your children back at school from tomorrow! If you haven’t already, please check the timetable for which students are returning on which day, and also read through our returning to school newsletter if you haven’t already.


A few reminders:
* School starts at 9am, if you arrive before this (e.g. if you are catching public transport or a school bus) all students must go straight to their classes.
* Masks must be worn by all students (students might like to bring a spare just in case)
* Students should bring sunhats and sunscreen
* Bring your own Morning Tea and Lunch (there is no EZ Lunch)
* Bring your own full water bottle, all drinking fountains are closed and there are no facilities to refill bottles
* Bring your own pens, pencils and any equipment they may need
* Students can wear either PE Uniform or Formal Uniform
* Double check the timetable for which day you are due back in



Returning to School Timetable



Returning to School Newsletter

Additional information:

Fri Nov 12 03:06pm

Apologies:  the following information was missed in the last communication (it has been added now)


Please note: School will start at 9 am and students are not permitted to be in the playground before school.


Any students arriving before 9 am (e.g. Students travelling to school by bus) must report to their classroom and stay inside with their bubble.

Returning to school newsletter:

Fri Nov 12 01:50pm

Please see the attached newsletter about returning to school next week.  Please read it carefully and if you have further questions please contact your child’s teacher directly.


Returning to School Newsletter

Please keep an eye on your emails as a very important newsletter will be sent out this afternoon outlining our return to school plans.

Fri Nov 12 08:16am

Governments announcement today about returning to school:

Wed Nov 10 02:11pm

Kia ora everyone,


You would have heard in the government announcement today at 1 pm that Minister Hipkins has given the all-clear for schools to return in a part-time capacity from Wednesday the 17th of November. 


Our management team will be meeting over the next few days to consider how this will happen and what returning to Birkdale Intermediate School will look like from next Wednesday.  We will send more information out to you via email as these decisions are made.


We would like to have your feedback on the return to school so please follow the link at the bottom of this message to complete the very quick survey about the return to school.  


In the meantime, we will continue online learning this week, and Monday and Tuesday next week.


Ngā mihi


JoAnne Sutton



Returning to School Survey

Newsletter and Assembly Link

Fri Nov 05 03:06pm

Hi Everyone,


Please see the attached links for this week’s Newsletter and Assembly Video.


 



Assembly Week 3 Term 4

Newsletter Week 3 Term 4

BIS Newsletter Week 2 Term 4

Fri Oct 29 03:06pm

Please see the attached newsletter for this week.


Newsletter Week 2 Term 4


Have a great weekend everyone.

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