Ki te kura tuatahi o Whakatane naumai       

Welcome to Whakatane Intermediate School


    You are in our hearts and minds Christchurch.

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."


AIMS GAMES - Is your child a competitive BMX rider, sailor, squash player, kayaker, or golfer?

Mr Doney would like to hear from you to investigate if they qualify for this year's AIMS Games competition.

If you could please contact him via email at william@wistecom.school.nz, it would be much appreciated.


  • KORARI - This is a programme that provides you with governance training to help you understand the role of School Boards of Trustees.For more information contact them on 0800 782 435.
  • There is a local information evening on:                Thursday 9th May at 5.30pm. Venue is Tarawera High School Kawerau.
  • Please contact Whakatane Intermediate School office if you wish to register for this information evening or for more information.


  • One of the many academic opportunities Whakatane Intermediate School offers is for students to take part in ICAS testing. These assessments are designed to recognise and reward academic excellence. Examinations available are digital technologies, science, writing, spelling bee, English and mathematics. The cost is $15.00 for each exam.
  • Classroom teachers have identified students who are eligible candidates for these exams and have  contacted parents/caregivers accordingly. If you have any queries regarding ICAS please contact me.                                                            Regards, Rebecca Paterson (Deputy Principal.)

  • SCHOOL ELECTIVES PROGRAMME              Our School Electives Programme will run for        2 days in the last week of Term 1.                        To add further variety and interest to our programmes this year we would love to hear from any parents or friends of the school who would be interested in taking a group of students for an activity of your choice – craft, sport, cultural, hobby etc. Please contact the school and speak to Graham or leave a message with the office staff.    Thank you, Graham Henton                      (Electives Co-ordinator.)