BIS Newsletter Week 5 Term 2
Friday 4th June 2021
This week we welcomed Mrs. Lana Lui to our maths team and as the Whānau teacher of Whānau 18. She will be a fantastic asset as she brings a wealth of teaching experience and has recently moved into our community. She will be taking over the maths commitments of Matua Steve who will continue to be the Whānau teacher of Whānau 23 who has moved into Health and PE with Whaea Rachel.
Mr Seedhouse has had some health issues and has decided to take leave for the remainder of 2021 to focus on his wellbeing and his whānau. We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him back in 2022.
Year 8 visit to Birkenhead College
We will be holding our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday the 8th of July. More information on how to book these conferences will be sent home in the next few weeks. Please note that School will finish at 1.15 pm on this day and Conferences will be held between 2 pm-8 pm.
Our School Buses
As we approach the colder (and wetter) weather, we have more students using our buses. Can you please remind your children that our school rules apply when travelling to and from school on our buses. They are expected to show care to the other people on the bus and they must remain seated for their journey.
You can find more information on our bus routes on our BIS Website
World Vision Youth Conference
During the World Vision Youth conference, four Birkdale Intermediate students were invited to join with other students from all over New Zealand to learn more about the challenges our world is facing. We got to 'go fishing' to help us "think outside our pool" and took a leadership quiz. We learned about inequality, modern-day slavery and some amazing projects around New Zealand and the world that support those in need. We had an amazing day and learned a lot from the World Vision conference leaders!
Volunteer Band Tutor Wanted
Newsletter proudly sponsored by
Year 8 Camp
Camp is an amazing experience for our students and gives them the chance to participate in a range of outdoor activities that are challenging. Students learn valuable life skills through managed risk taking while having lots of fun at the same time.
Please set up your automatic payment using your child's name as the reference and the words Y8Camp.
BIS Bank account - 12 3035-0413925-01
Win a lunch shout!
To brighten up these Winter days...
ezlunch are excited to be running the Lunch Shout giveaway.
Win $50 to spend on lunches
Plus $10 to shout your teacher.
Order lunch to be delivered between Tuesday 8 June and Friday 18 June
and go in the draw to win.
- Every order gets you another entry.
- Three winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $50 ezlunch credit and a $10 ezlunch voucher for their teacher.
T&C's - Winners will be selected randomly and notified by phone or email. Open to NZ residents only. Competition ends and will be drawn on Friday 18th June 2021 at 10 am.
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Monday 7th June - Queen's Birthday Weekend, School is closed
Wednesday 9th June - NSIS Boys Hockey Zone Day
Thursday 10th June - NSIS Girls Hockey Zone Day
Friday 11th June - Year 8's Birkenhead College Visit
Tuesday 15th June - BOT Meeting
Thursday 17th June - NYT Beauty and the Beast Trip
Monday 21st June - ShowQuest Rehearsal in the Theatre
Tuesday 22nd June - NSIS Table Tennis Zone Day, APPA Choir Rehearsal at Bayfield School
Friday 25th June - 40 Hour Famine Weekend
Wednesday 30th June - SHOWQUEST Performance
Thursday 1st July - NSIS Waterpolo Zone Day
Friday 2nd July - Matariki Kapahaka Festival
Thursday 8th July - Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students finish at 1.15 pm
Friday 9th July - End of Term 2