Fly Further Together
Ma Te Huruhuru, Ka Rere Te Manu
Adorn the bird with feathers so it may fly
O le tele o sulu e maua ai figota
The more torches we have (when fishing at night), the more fish we catch : The more we work collaboratively, the more we achieve
2019 Start of Year Information
School office reopens tuesday 29 January
Office reopens from Tuesday 29 January 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Second hand uniforms will be available from this date - while stock lasts!
School starts on monday 4th February 2019
New students & parents please assemble on the field at 8:45am.
Returning year 8 students will assemble on the top court by the flagpole.
Your child will require their PE gear, swimming gear and stationery on the first day of school, but will not need to bring their chromebook / device. Our school day finishes at 3 pm.
To be confirmed
2019 School Fees and Donations
Annual optional and voluntary donation for one child: $300
Two or more children per family: $450
The Board of Trustees asks all families for a optional and voluntary donation to contribute to school funds. This goes towards additional learning resources not funded by the government and covers resources that all students benefit from such as 'take home' items from the technology and arts programmes, additional devices such as the school chromebook computers and subsidising the cost of visiting experts and field trips. The Board recommends an annual optional and voluntary donation of $300 if one child is attending the school or $450 total if there are two or more. A receipt will be provided and this may be used for tax deduction purposes. All and any donations will be used to enhance students' learning and help Kowhai provide the best possible programmes.
Donations can be made in a lump sum or in instalments. We will send out a termly report to you. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Eftpos, credit card, automatic payment or Internet banking.
If you need any further information about this please call Juanita Potgieter (Executive Officer) on (09)846 7534.
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.
Made out to Kowhai Intermediate School with your child's name, room number and what the payment is for written on the back.
Available at the school office.
Through the school office or over the phone.
Whanau Support & Helpers for Trips and Camps
- Police Vetting
Please be aware that it takes 30 days for a vet to be completed and that the school office needs to sight 2 forms of ID (as detailed below) so these steps need to be done well before the event.
To ensure student's well-being, and in compliance with the 'Vulnerable Children Act 2014', all non staff volunteers and helpers must obtain police vetting clearance if they will be in contact with students without direct teacher supervision or if they will be staying overnight as part of an event.
If need be you can pick up a copy of the form from the school office or request that one is sent home with your child.
Please Bring your ID to the school office to be verified
The school, as an approved vetting agency, must verify your identity by sighting two forms of ID with you present. At least one of these IDs must be photographic. Once these have been seen by our office staff they will take a copy of them, sign and date the copies and submit these along with the official vetting form for consideration.
We must receive all applications at least 20 days prior to allow for the processing time.
Many of our events are only possible with parental and whanau support and we strongly encourage our community to be involved in the many diverse and exciting opportunities we offer our students outside of the classroom. We thank all of our helpers past, present and future!
Calendar of events
Please refer to the calendar on the home page or you can view the full online calendar above.
The above button link contains a copy of all notices sent home from the school.
8:30 am - All students should be at school
8:45 am - School begins: admin in class
9:00 - 10:00 am - Block one
10:00 - 11:00 am - Block two
11:00 - 11:20 am - Interval
11:20 am - 12:20 pm - Block three
*Lunch eating is done in class at the end of block 3
12:20 - 1:20 pm - Block four
1:20 - 2:00 pm - Afternoon Break
2:00 - 3:00 pm - Block five
School office hours Mon to Fri
8.00am – 3.30pm
Ph: (09) 846-7534