Welcome

Papatoetoe Intermediate School has a long and rich history. We are proud of our heritage, of our students and staff members who have passed through these doors and especially of those who have gone on to be ‘high achievers’ in their fields. We are equally proud to work with, and for, our current students and their families.

We maintain high expectations of all students and staff members. Our focus is to have our students demonstrate that they are effective communicators, ‘connected’ learners with healthy minds and bodies. We aim, always, to provide the very best curriculum opportunities possible, with a wide range of subjects and learning contexts. Our students commonly make accelerated academic achievement over the two years they attend our school. Increasingly we provide extended opportunities for online learning, STEAM provisions and experience in coding and robotics. We are committed to assisting all students to realise their potential and to work with them to achieve to the very best of their abilities. We encourage our students to be the ‘authors of their own destinies’; working at all times to seize every opportunity and to fully engage in a wide range of curricula and extra-curricular activities. We strive to offer them a well-rounded holistic curriculum. Students remain with their same teacher for the two years they are at our school.

The intermediate years are exciting years for students. It is a time of considerable physical and emotional growth as children move from childhood to adolescence.  It is a time of transition between primary and secondary paradigms. Our curriculum aims to build on prior learning and achievement as we work towards a more independent, self-directed learning style. Our students are encouraged to develop a clearer understanding of their own achievement levels and to set and achieve personal learning goals. We all want our students to be successful at secondary school and become self-motivated ‘life-long learners’.

We need our parents, whānau and wider school community to be involved; in our students and their successes, in the development of our facilities, in fundraising and community events and in the direction of our school. We encourage this through our ‘open door policy’, our hui, fono and parent meetings and through the 3-Way Reporting Conferences. We want our students to know that they are supported, encouraged, that they ‘belong’ and that their success is important to us all.

Pauline Cornwell
Principal

Recent Notices and Events

Chromebook Pickup

Chromebook Pickup

CHROMEBOOKS are available for collection from school on Tuesday 2nd March from 8am-2.30pm and Wednesday 3rd March...

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Calendar

March 2021

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  • Girls Softball team out today - to be confirmed
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  • Whole school Assembly on line - Room 5 hosting
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  • Boys Softball Team out at Interzone - To be confirmed
  • Photolife in to do class photos
  • School finishes at 2pm
  • Getting to know the Learner Conferences - Year 7/8
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  • Girls Softball Team out at Interzone
  • School finishes at 2pm
  • Getting to know the Learner Conferences - Year 7/8
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  • School finishes at 2pm
  • Getting to know the Learner Conferences - Year 7/8
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  • Whole School Assembly in the Gym - Room 16 hosting
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  • Whole school Assembly on line - Room 6 hosting
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  • EOTC Week - To be confirmed
  • BoT Meeting in the Principal's Office. All welcome
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  • EOTC Week - To be confirmed
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  • EOTC Week - To be confirmed

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