Announcement : 

EASTER DATES:  School closed Easter Tuesday 2nd April 2024.   School starts back Wednesday 3rd April 2024 

Term 4, Week 11: Newsletter

  THURSDAY 20th December 

Kia ora e te whānau o Birkdale,

We made it! We’ve ended the year with a few special events that have brought us closer together as a school and learning community.

A couple of weeks ago we held our Birkdale Family Picnic; it was a lovely way to end the year. As well as our picnic, last Thursday at our school prizegiving we acknowledged students who had worked hard in learning and contributed positively to our school culture. Congratulations once again to our ‘value | uara’ and ‘learning | ako’ winners.

Yesterday, we said goodbye to our 2023 Year 6 cohort. This was the first time the leavers certificates had been given out separately to prize giving. Doing it this way meant our Year 6’s had a moment just for themselves. It wasn’t long, but it was special. We are so proud of the people they are growing up to be and wish them all the best at Intermediate.

Finally, I wish all our whānau and students the very best over our summer break. I hope you manage to pause and spend time with those who matter most to you.

Ngā manaakitanga,

Whaea Natasha 


This will be purchased through school. New starts at school – $50; everyone else $40

Stationery packs will be purchased and sent straight to the classes. No more stationery shopping with different lists each year! 

Please make sure you’ve paid by the 24th January – two weeks before school starts – so we can have all stationery ready for students when they start school on the 7th Feb. The school office will be open from the 30th Jan, 10am-2pm.

If you need to break this up and make payments – contact Leanne through

Transfer straight to the school account with your family name as reference:

ACC – 12-3035-0598237-00


School Spirit Junior – Lily Figota.         School Spirit Senior – Torie Ton

He Tohu Ahurea: Te Puāwaitanga – Makaio Hoani

He Tohu Ahurea: Ngā Kākano – Aria Ngahere

He Tohu Ahurea: Ngā Māhuri – Aaryan Kumar

He Tohu Whakamana – Lomio Opetaia

Excellence Recognition – Lomio Opetaia and Ayden Figota

Leadership Award – Brian Haggitt

The MIlls Cup for Personal Growth – Isla Cavendish

He Tohu TŪ MĀIA – Dean Li


We’d like to congratulate our new school leaders. Well done – we look forward to seeing you learn and grow as you serve Birkdale through leadership.

Pūkeko – Diana and Makaio.         Kōtare – Moetahi and Fili

Tuī – Leroy and Iris.                        Kea – Gabriel and Leilani


Week 0

Mon 29th Jan – Auckland Anniversary

Tues 30th Jan – Thu 2nd Feb

School office open from 10-2pm

Fri 3rd Feb – Office closed



Week 1

Tues 6th Feb – Waitangi Day

Wed 7th Feb – School starts

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