Ki te kura tuatahi o Whakatāne naumai       

Welcome to Whakatāne Intermediate School

Mission Statement

" A friendly, caring school with quality learning and quality behaviour that respects the needs of the individual student in the spirit of partnership between the school, caregivers and the community."


  “He kura manaaki, he kura atawhai i nga tikanga rangatira, nga tikanga ahua noho o te tauira i roto i te wairua ngatahi kei waenganui i te kura, nga kaitiaki me te iwi kainga.”


Whakatane Intermediate School  - This is who we are.


 Attendance has a direct impact on student achievement, sense of belonging and overall well being. If a student misses five school days each term, or one day a fortnight, they will miss the equivalent of one year of school over ten years. As the level of absenteeism grows, the difficulty of re-engaging in learning can grow exponentially. It is important to contact the school if your child is absent. If absent for three or more consecutive school days due to illness, a medical certificate will be required. We appreciate your support with this.


Rebecca Paterson

Deputy Principal