Newsletter - 2 June 2023



As the winter months approach, it is important to prioritise our well-being and take preventive measures to combat the flu and cold season. Our school community's health is our utmost concern, and we ask for your support in keeping everyone safe. We would like to emphasise the importance of staying home if your child is feeling unwell.

When a student falls ill, it not only impacts their own recovery but also poses a risk to others. By keeping unwell students at home, we can minimise the spread of germs and create a healthier environment for all.

To ensure you have access to accurate and up-to-date information about flu symptoms, prevention, and treatment, we recommend regularly checking the Ministry of Health website.  This valuable resource provides detailed guidelines to keep you informed and equipped during the winter season. Remember, knowledge is power, and staying informed can greatly contribute to maintaining good health. Please access the links at the bottom of this message for further information.

Additionally, we encourage everyone to adopt healthy habits such as regular handwashing, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, and covering coughs and sneezes. These simple yet effective practices can make a significant difference in preventing the spread of illnesses.

Let's work together to create a healthy environment for all members of our school community. By prioritizing our well-being and taking proactive measures, we can ensure a productive and enjoyable winter season.

Thank you for your continued support.

Tom Beckett
Deputy Principal



With winter approaching, Te Whatu Ora is starting to promote information on health behaviours and healthcare options around staying well this winter. Those include staying home if sick, recommendations for wearing a mask and testing for COVID-19. For more information, please visit Ministry of Health webpage.



The Science Roadshow held on May 25th and 26th was a captivating event for students. With engaging shows on materials and sound, the demonstrators blended entertainment and education. The hands-on exhibits provided an immersive learning experience, allowing students to explore scientific principles through their own discoveries. This event hopefully sparked a newfound passion for science in every attendee, providing an exciting journey into the fascinating world of scientific wonders.



On Friday 19th May R I took part in the Nationwide Event Pink Shirt Day in support of building awareness of anti-bullying. The vast majority of students participated in turning our school into a sea of many shades of pink. Students who took part donated a gold coin and through this, we raised over $1,000 which we are donating to Youthline.

A very big thank you to the Student Council for organising, supporting and promoting this event and a special mention to Mikayla Gulick who was our lead teacher at school.



The new cycle of year 8’s is about to start a series of printing techniques and collage them together.The first technique is an etching plate.

Olivia Leota is trialing to transfer her etching plate into an ink print. More challenging than it looks.



Do you know which insect shared its light in ‘James and the Giant Peach’? 

In the book series ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’, what does V.F.D. stand for? 

May was Lit Quiz month. Two teams of librarians, aka avid readers, represented RI in the 2023 heats, with a great reserve to fill in if necessary. There were lots of prizes and we were very excited to see they were $5 or $10 cash prizes! The Lit Quiz felt like a sport which made it really fun. The quiz master, Wayne Mills, has been running it for over 30 years and is into challenging questions from a wide range of books. We all had a lot of fun and had an amazing experience, with a strong element of competition. Both teams had an impressive extent of reading knowledge and attempted to answer 100 extraordinary questions within ten categories. Both teams were really proud of themselves and the results that they accomplished. We would really recommend going, if you ever get the chance. It was immense fun and a great experience for us.

Team 1 - Robbie Baker, Quin Bradley, Isla Thomson, Isabel Wong
Team 2 - Sam Coburn, Harriet Russel, Vishak Sivakumar, Emily Xie
Reserve - Aikantika Banerjee


Our 2024 Enrolment will be opening on Monday 3 April.  If you have a Year 6 student who will be coming to RI in 2024, we encourage you to start the enrolment process early to ensure we are well prepared for the coming year.  You can now apply online by clicking this link. If you have query regarding the enrolment process, please contact Ms Amy McGowan at [email protected]


Parents considering enrolling their child at Remuera Intermediate for 2024 are invited to bring their child to attend our Public Open Morning.

When:   Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Time:     8.45 am - 10.30 am
Where:  Meet in the School Hall

Guided tours will begin from 9:00 am. You are invited to come along any time between 9:00 am and 9:45 am to commence your tour.

Administration staff, teachers and senior management will be available to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our school.



June 2 Teacher Ony Day
June 5 King's Birthday
June 6 Year 7 Zoo Trip - Room 26, 27 and 28
Year 7 Water Safety - Room 9
June 8 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 13
June 13 Mufti Day - Westpac Helicopter Trust
CZ Hockey Girls
Year 7 Zoo Trip - Room 8, 9 and 10
PTA Meeting
June 14 Public Open Morning
Year 7 Zoo Trip - Room 11, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17
June 19-23 Art Week
June 21 PTA Evening - Our Kids Online
June 22 CZ Table tennis
June 27 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 26
BOT Meeting
June 28 Art Evening
June 29 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 15
June 30 Awards Assemblies
Term 2 Ends
July 17 Term 3 Starts
July 18 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 27
PTA Meeting
July 20 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 12
July 25 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 28
July 27 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 11
August 1 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 1
BOT Meeting
August 3 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 14
August 8 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 16
PTA Meeting
August 10 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 18
August 15 Year 7 Water Safety - Room 17



All absences need to be reported by 8:45 am at the latest. To report an absence please:

Use the 'Report an Absence' link in the top right corner on the school website homepage

Use the school app or phone the office on 09 522 9890 Option 1
Please do not email absence notifications to classroom teachers


Your children’s safety is of paramount importance to us.  In order to ensure the safety of all our students, at 9:45 am if your child has not been marked as Present we will send out a text notification to alert you of his/her absence.  We are aware many parents are very busy people and forget to notify the school so please respond with a Y and a reason for the absence/lateness. Respond with an N if you have dropped your child at school or know that he/she was coming to school and we can investigate this promptly. Should your mobile number change, please notify the school immediately so that we can update our records accordingly. 


Parents are able to use our portal to pay for their child’s donations and fees. We encourage anyone who has not already signed up to do so.  The address is


You can download the free SchoolAppsNZ from the App Store or Google Play. It works on both android and Apple phones. It sends important school messages and forms a big part of our school communications.  

Features of the App:

  • You can subscribe to alert groups of interest to you and your child
  • You can complete the absentee form directly from the App
  • You can access the school calendar, news and events directly through the App
  • We can send out targeted alerts to everyone with the App or to specific groups