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.


The School Cross Country will be held for all students on Thursday



12.25pm – School heads to course at Nita Shannon Netball Courts

1.15pm Year 7 Girls/1.30pm Year 7 Boys

1.45pm Year 8 Girls/2.00pm Year 8 Boys

2.30pm Prizegiving

2.45pm return to school by 3.00pm

Students should run in their PE uniform which they can wear to

school under their school uniform. Running shoes are optional.

Note: These may get wet. All students are expected to run.Please

advise the school if your child is medically unable to run – they

may be asked to help with organisation on the course on the day.

We welcome family and friends to come along and support our




 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