Wairau Intermediate School is situated on the North Shore of Auckland. It was established in 1980 as the first variable-space intermediate school for Years 7-8. The school has a population of 250- 300 students who come from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds. Learning incorporate a range of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities. The size of the school is what make us unique and ensures all students have plenty of opportunities to participate and be involved in the life of the school.
Our modern, variable teaching spaces allow for flexibility in grouping, programme planning, collaboration and different learning styles.
Home classes are grouped so that Year 7 and 8 students learn
in the same teaching space. This supports the “Tuakana Teina” model of learning, in which the Year 7 students learn from and are supported by those in Year 8.
Students stay with the same home room teacher for the two years they are with us, which effectively supports and bridges the transition from primary through to high school.
The facilities at Wairau include well-resourced technology, visual and performing arts departments as well as a school library.
Our outdoor spaces consist of a large school field, a well-equipped playground, an outdoor performance area and two large Astroturf courts for sport and for physical activities.