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The daily life of students at Waikōwhai Intermediate School is coordinated by the

organisation of several clear and interdependent beliefs.

  • School is a safe and happy place. That every student has the right to ‘be themselves’
    and to be respected by other people within the school. All cultures are welcomed
    and celebrated.  Strong relationships exist between all people within the school.

  • Intermediate Schools work with emerging adolescent students, children at a
    particular age and stage of their personal development. Therefore our programmes
    must reflect this through a strong core curriculum, supported by a breadth of new opportunities.

  • Learning programmes are designed in response to accurate data collection and that the learner is informed and is central to the learning process. Learning Maps are a key part of this data collection.

  • School and the family are strongly linked.

  • The expectation across all aspects of school life is high for all students. To support students with this we provide the very best teachers and resources, including one-to-one Chromebook computers in all rooms.


Above all we desire that students enjoy school, that school is a place of friendship, fun, hard work and new experiences.

David King


School Pool Trip
Whole school picnic day
11th December

Year 8 Graduation
Theme: Follow your dreams
Tuesday 12th December
Doors open at 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Last Day of School
Thursday 14th December
12 noon

Start Dates 2024
Year 7 students - Tuesday 30th January
Year 8 students - Wednesday 31st Januar

Any further in-zone enrolments for 2023
please phone the school office on 621-0460
or email


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