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

September 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
  • Fairburn/Bairds Mainfreight/Papatoetoe South/Papatoetoe North in school for Tech/Arts tasters
  • Puhinui school in school for Tech/Arts tasters
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4
  • Tongan Language Week
5
  • Tongan Language Week
  • Sports Camp - for selected students
6
  • Tongan Language Week
  • Sports Camp - for selected students
7
  • Tongan Language Week
  • Sports Camp - for selected students
  • BoT Election Day
  • Out of zone applications close at 3pm
8
  • Tongan Language Week
  • Sports Camp - for selected students
9
  • Tongan Language Week
  • Sports Camp - for selected students
  • Tongan national dress
10
  • Tongan Language Week
11
12
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
13
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Announcement of School Board
  • Interzone girls and boys cross country
14
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Ballot for any out of zone places for 2023
  • New School Board take office
  • SW Zone and counties girls league
15
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Talent Quest - Heat 1
16
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Kapa Haka Group attending Wananga
  • Talent Quest - Heat 2
17
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Kapa Haka Group attending Wananga
18
  • Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori
  • Kapa Haka Group attending Wananga
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20
  • Interzone boys league
21
  • Interzone girls league
  • Speech Finals
22
  • Interzone boys league - Saving Day
  • Kapa Haka Festival at Papatoetoe North School
  • Talent Quest - Heat 3
23
  • Interzone girls league - Saving Day
  • Talent Quest - Heat 4
24
25
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
26
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
  • Queen Elizabeth 2 Memorial Day - School Closed
27
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
  • School Board Meeting
28
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
  • SW Zone girls basketball
29
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
  • SW Zone boys basketball
30
  • Fijian Language Week - Observed
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Tuvalu Language Week - Supported
  • Final day of Term 3
  • Talent Quest Final

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