Welcome

Papatoetoe Intermediate School has a long and rich history. We are proud of our heritage, of our students and staff members who have been part of our school and those who have gone on to be ‘high achievers’ in their fields. We continue to maintain high expectations of all students and staff members. Our students demonstrate that they are effective communicators, ‘connected’ learners with healthy minds and bodies. We seek to provide the very best curriculum opportunities possible, with a wide range of subjects and learning contexts.  We aim to have every student realise and reach their potential.  We strive to offer them a well-rounded holistic curriculum.  Students remain with their same teacher and peers for the two years they are at our school.

Our students, with help from whānau and their teachers together, make accelerated academic achievement over the two years they attend our school.  Online learning is now a feature and every student has a device.  ‘STEAM’ provisions no include coding and robotics. 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 and a time of transition between primary and secondary school. 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

Calendar

August 2022

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  • Interzone Girls Hockey
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  • Nominations close for BoT Elections
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
  • SW Zone girls netball
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
  • Voting papers issued for BoT Elections
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
  • SW Zone girls netball - Saving Day
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  • Youth Peace Week 2022
  • International Youth Day
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  • ASB St John's in school
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
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  • ASB St John's in school
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
  • Papatoetoe High School leaders in school to talk to Y8 students
  • SW Zone boys netball
  • Year 6 Caregiver Information Evening in the Gym
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  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
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  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
  • ASB St Johns in school
  • SW Zone Boys netball - Saving Day
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  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
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  • ASB St Johns in school
  • Book Week
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
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  • Book Week
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
  • Interzone girls netball
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  • Book Week
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
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  • Book Week
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
  • Book Week - Character Dress up day
  • SW Zone boys league
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  • Book Week
  • Everyday Theatre - Various Days
  • Daffodil Day
  • Interzone girls netball - Saving Day
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  • Teacher Only Day - TBC
  • Board of Trustees Meeting in the Principals Office
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  • Interzone boys netball
  • Papatoetoe Central in school for Tech/Arts tasters
  • Papatoetoe West in school for Tech/Arts tasters
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  • Bike Maintenance Programme - selected students
  • Interzone boys netball - Saving Day

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