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Kowhai Intermediate School

New zealand's first intermediate school ~ est 1922





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Full albums are below under the 'Content Update' buttons

Please check the calendar at the bottom of the page for more information and other events.

VIDEO FROM OUR Goat Island science visit

Thank you whaea Gill for organising such an amazing trip!

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To ensure a safe school environment from Wednesday 1st February our 'Off at the Gate' policy will be implemented.
In summary:

  • All student devices must be powered off before coming onto school grounds. No student phones are to be used or accessed at school..
  • Phones must be placed in the classroom valuables box at the start of the day. The will be given back just before 3pm.
  • Chromebooks may only be used in class with teacher supervision.
  • If a student is seen with a device in the playground before or during school it will be stored in the office and a parent must come in to collect it.

Full details can be found on page 6 of the ICT contract.

2017 start of year information

Information including stationery, uniform, donations and BYOD  are now available on the ENROL page.

Prospectus 2017


There are a range of ways the school communicates with the community to keep you up to date with school events. These include:

  • Emails from classroom teachers and our school office.
  • Event notices and newsletters sent home with students.
  • Our school website contains:
  • Online calendar - you can add either individual or all events from our school calendar to your personal one.
  • List of Notices - we endeavour to make a online copy of all our notices that are sent home available on the school website. These can be found in the Notice database under the Quick Links heading on the right side of this page.
  • If a teacher needs to discuss something specific to your child they will usually telephone or email you.


We highly recommend the NETSAFE.ORG.NZ website as an excellent source of information and advice for parents and students on how to keep safe when online.

Our main advice to parents is to remove online devices from their children at bedtime - the vast majority of incidents occur late at night when students have unsupervised access.




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  • You can import a single event onto your own private calendar by clicking the event and choosing 'copy to my calendar'. You can then setup your own custom reminders / notification.
  • There are also options to import the calendar so that all the school events appear on your personal calendar - click on the '+Google Calendar' button in the bottom right corner and look for the option related to your device or operating system.