Wairau Intermediate School is a variable space state intermediate school dedicated to meeting the academic, emotional, physical and social needs of emerging adolescents.

Located on the North Shore ten minutes from downtown Auckland City, the school offers a wide range of programmes to a school population which reflects the unique diversity that is New Zealand society.

Its logo is derived from a Maori water pattern representing the meaning of Wairau, “an abundance of water”. In the sense that water is essential for growth, Wairau Intermediate aims to provide learning opportunities essential for adolescent development.

Our well qualified and professional staff are very successful in challenging students to achieve academic success in both national and international assessments. They also ensure that the social and emotional needs of children this age are met.

Wairau Intermediate encourages student participation in a huge variety of extra curricular activities, again challenging them to reach their full potential in all areas.

If you require assistance, please visit during office hours or
contact us at wairauint@wairau.school.nz

Office Hours

Monday – Friday :  8.30am – 3.45pm

News & Events

Year 6 Transition Days – New Dates

The new Year 6 Transition Day dates are as follows: Wed 14 October – Forrest Hill School Wed 21 October – Sunnynook School Wed 28 October – Target Road School, Campbells Bay School  (and other non-contributing primary schools) If your child is currently attending a non-contributing primary school and would like to come along and…

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Open Week at Wairau and Year 6 Transition Days – 21-25 September

Open Week Due to the lockdown, our Open Days and Evening had to be postponed.  We will now be holding an Open Week from Monday 21 September through to Friday 25 September between 9.00am and 3.00pm.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to come along and have a guided tour through the school any time during…

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Open Days & Evening – Covid 19 Update

With the lockdown and COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions that we are under, we have had to postpone our Open Days and our Transition Days for Year 6 students.  We are looking at rescheduling the Transition Days in Term 4.  Once we know what restrictions we will be under from Sunday 6th of September, we will…

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COVID-19 Level 2 Update – Return to School on Monday 31 August

With the return to school next Monday under Covid Level Two, I want to emphasise the following points with you. Our main focus under Level 2 will be on the wellbeing and safety of our students and staff.  This will include an emphasis on health and safety and contact tracing.   Health and safety plans will…

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Covid 19 Level 3 – School Closed

In line with the announcement made yesterday by the Prime Minister, the school is closed to all students except for those of essential workers.  If your child fits into this category, they need to go to Block One when they arrive at school.  We will keep you informed as the situation develops.

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Photolife Class & Portrait Photos – Wednesday 5 August

Photolife will be here at school on Wednesday 5 August to take class and portrait photos.  Last term students were given Photolife brochures to take home which explained how parents will be able to view and purchase photos online.  If you did not receive this brochure, please ask your child to come to the office…

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Cancellation of Teacher Only Day

Some Overviews that went home last term indicated that there would be a Teacher Only Day this Friday, 29 May.  This was cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation.    

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Covid 19 Update Level 2 – School Reopening

We were very excited to hear the news on Monday that our students are able to return to school next Monday 18 May. Our main focus under Level 2 will be on the well being of our students and staff.  This will include an emphasis on health and safety and contact tracing.   Health and safety…

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Covid 19 Update Level 3 – School Reopening

As announced by the government on Monday, there will be a partial return to school on Wednesday 29 April. This is for the children of parents/caregivers who registered their child to return to school, because they are returning to work. The “returning to school” registration was initiated by replying to the email that was sent…

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Term Date Changes

School holidays will commence on Monday, March 30 and finish Tuesday, April 14. Term 2 will start on Wednesday, April 15.  Children will be learning from online resources that will be up and running by then.

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Covid 19 Update – School Closures

Please see the letter below sent to parents/caregivers this afternoon:   23 March 2020 Dear Parents and Caregivers You are no doubt aware that the Prime Minister has today announced that the Government is moving New Zealand to a level 3 alert immediately and a level 4 alert in 48 hours. For education this means…

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COVID-19 UPDATE Dear Staff and Parents, With the announcement that New Zealand has moved to Alert Level 2 – Reduce Contact for COVID-19 – people over 70 years of age and those with compromised immunity and certain existing medical conditions are asked to remain at home as much as they can from now on and…

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Block 3 Camp Return Time

Students will return to school on Friday 20 March at approximately 2pm (depending on traffic on the southern motorway).  Parents/Caregivers may take their children home at this time.

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As you will have seen in the media, the situation is rapidly evolving internationally concerning the coronavirus. This is a new virus and its specific nature is currently unclear, however, it appears that you can have the virus at an early stage and not be showing any symptoms. This incubation period is currently considered to…

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