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.”



Our mid-year interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th July and on Thursday 8th July.

We invite and encourage all parents/caregivers to take this opportunity to discuss their child’s progress in these 15 minute interviews. There will be a chance to reflect on the goals set in Term One.

School will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 7th July.

Buses will run at the normal time of 3.00pm and bus students will be supervised until then. Thursday is a normal school day. INTERVIEWS CAN BE BOOKED BY VISITING www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and using the event code 2uqbh

Select your preferred interview time. You will receive confirmation by email within minutes of your booking.

If you do not have internet access, your child can request an interview time from their teacher. The school office can also book you a time if you call 308 6480. It is our goal to have all parents/caregivers attend these important interviews.


Thank you, Rebecca Paterson (Deputy Principal.)

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