School closed – term 2 ends
Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula,
你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, hola.
A warm welcome to Wairau Intermediate School.
2021 marks the start of new beginnings – a year of new experiences and opportunities.
As the new Principal of our school, the essence of my vision is that we create a safe and inclusive school culture, where students excel academically, socially and emotionally and our leaders of the future are inspired to contribute, through the collaborative efforts of students, staff and the school community.
Our qualified and professional staff hold a strong belief in nurturing our future, our students. Therefore, whether Year 7 or Year 8, we encourage all students to make the most of their time with us. With all that Wairau has to offer; cultural, sporting, social and academic, our students are motivated to become involved in the life of the school. It is their opportunity to form new friendships and to enjoy the next phase of their educational journey.
The school 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.
I also see these waters as representing our people – by bringing these waters together we can form a strong partnership and in turn use these positive relationships -“Whanaungatanga” to jointly influence the growth of our students.
Situated on the North Shore, our school is a variable space, Intermediate School. As the school continues to grow and develop we welcome you to our school and encourage you to participate and engage with us throughout your child’s time at Intermediate.
Enjoy exploring our school website and sharing in our celebrations and successes.
Parents / caregivers are invited to come along to visit our school on our Open Days being held on Wednesday 11 August, Thursday 12 August and Tuesday 17 August, between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm when they can observe a vibrant, interactive snapshot of the school in action. Individual/group tours of the school will be held during this time and no appointment will be necessary.
An Open Evening will be held on Thursday 12 August from 7.00pm-8.30pm in the school hall. Teachers and current pupils will be on hand to explain how the school functions and to show you around.
Enrolment packs will be available at the Open Days/Evening. Enrolments will be open from Monday 16 August.
All enrolment applications (both In Zone and Out of Zone) should be received by the beginning of Term 4, Monday 18 October. In zone applications will be given first priority and Out of Zone applications will be considered.
Year 6 students from our main contributing schools have been invited to visit our school on the following days:
Wednesday 28 July Forrest Hill School
Thursday 29 July Target Road School (and interested students from other
non-contributing – see below)
Wednesday 4 August Sunnynook School (and interested Bayview & Campbells Bay
If your child does not attend one of our main contributing schools and you would like them to have the opportunity of spending a whole day at Wairau Intermediate experiencing some of the subjects they will be studying in 2022, they would be most welcome to come along and join in on Thursday 29 July. Please phone the school secretary on 410 7805 so that this can be arranged in advance and the appropriate form completed.