Phone: (09) 846-7534
Email: [email protected]
Kowhai Intermediate School
26 Onslow Road
In the event of a power or internet outage our phone system will not work. In that situation we will use our fax line (09) 846-7918 as our backup phone line.
In the event of a serious incident or emergency we will post information on the website and our phone system when we are able to. Please do not phone or come to the school - we will make contact with all parents via text & email when practical to keep you updated with the situation.
Report a Student Absence
If your child is absent or late for any reason you must phone the school on 846 7534, or email [email protected]. If you call before school hours please leave a voice mail message. The School Office will notify you by text message if your child is absent without a reason.
On occasion the school may use the group email function within our eTAP software to contact parents. This email will come from an '@etap.co.nz' address - it is a legitimate communication.
Visitors to the School
We ask that all visitors to the school, including whanau and family members, report to the school office to sign in.
Kindo is a software solution that enables you to make all your child's' payments online: from sports subs and trips to donations and lunches. Permission slips will also be able to be accessed online - so there's no paper and no cash.
Kindo is part of the EZlunch group. If you are registered with EZlunch you are already registered with Kindo.
Kindo now offers payment by American Express, Mastercard, Visa or China UnionPay, by internet banking or by Account2Account (managed internet banking). POLi is coming soon. Card payments cost 50c+2.5% (a slight increase on last year) but other methods remain free of charge. You are welcome to add funds to your account regularly or in advance, or just pay as you go.
Students - through the class money book first thing in the morning or directly to the school office.
Available at the school office.
Through the school office or over the phone.
2019 Staff Contacts
Please note that not all staff have immediate access to emails so if there is an urgent need to contact them please phone the office on (09) 846-7534
Principal: Louise Broad
Phone extn: 202
Associate Principal: Barbara Cloonan
Phone extn: 203
Deputy Principal / IT Director: Tom Mackintosh
Phone extn: 222
Executive/Finance Officer: Juanita Potgieter
Phone extn: 201
Room 1: Lenora Noble - Whanau Whero Yr 8
Room 2: Rachna Nadgir - Whanau Whero Yr 7
Room 3: Andrew Buckton - Whanau Whero Yr 7
Room 4: Nick Epsom - Whanau Whero Leader Yr 8
Room 5: Neal Davison - Whanau Riroriro Leader Yr 8
Room 6: Tom Cloonan - Whanau Riroriro Yr 7
Room 7: Lydia Denby - Whanau Riroriro Yr 7
Room 8: Caitlin Byrne - Whanau Riroriro Yr 8
Room 9: - Minsoo Kim - Whanau Matau Yr 7
Room 10: Neville Smith - Whanau Matau Leader Yr 8
Room 12: Todd Hopkins - Whanau Matau Yr 7
Room 13: Marietta Ah Chong - Gafoa le Ata (Samoan bilingual class) Yr 7/8 - Whanau Kotuku
Room 14: - Sera Clayton - Whanau Kotuku Leader Yr 8
Room 15: Antonella Coppolino - Whanau Kotuku Yr 8
Room 16/Totara Rm: Donna Griffiths - Learning Support / ESOL
Phone extn: 223
Room 20: Sara Nakhla - Whanau Manawa Yr 7
Room 21: Stephen Gillard - Whanau Manawa Yr 7
Science Rm (temp): Jude Handcock - Whanau Manawa Leader Yr 8
Room 17: Pare Hopa - Whanau Pounamu Yr 7/8
Room 18: Mary-Jane Thompson - Whanau Pounamu Leader Yr 7/8
Room 19: Michael August Sutherland - Whanau Pounamu Yr 7/8
Whanau Pounamu Administrator - Debra McIntyre
Pounamu Direct Dial: 09 283 0552 (or phone extn: 221 if dialing the main school number)
Digi-Tech: Malcolm Clarke
Phone extn: 230
Foods & Soft Tech: Narlea Cohen
Phone extn: 232
Art: Jean Reilly
Phone extn: 231
Dance & Drama: Ophelia Wass
Music: Kevin Ahn
Mako Maths Room: Joseph Poole - Maths Development
Literacy Curriculum Director: Tanya Stanisich
Library Manager: Judith Armstrong
Phone extn: 210
Enrolment Officer: Kathrine Laurence
Finance Administrator: Love Drake
Admin Assistant: Anna Thompson
Caretaker: Scott McArthur
Phone extn: 214
Groundsman: Joseph Kowhai