Ki te kura tuatahi o Whakatane naumai       

Welcome to Whakatane 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.”



He waka eke noa.

 We are all in this together.




Our School Prospectus will be available from Week 2 of Term 4 and will be delivered to contributing schools to be distributed to students.

Any other interested families – please call the office to request a Prospectus.


Tuesday 27th October – Open Evening at Whakatane Intermediate School - 6.30pm – 8.00pm – All welcome – more details to come

Tuesday 27th October – Open Day for Year 6’s from Apanui and James Street Schools – these schools will advise details. 

Wednesday 28th October – Open Day for Year 6’s from Allandale and Ohope Beach Schools – these schools will advise details.

Anyone else interested in enrolling is welcome to attend either of the Open Days and Parent Evening.




will be an authorised Polling Station for the

General Elections to be held on

Saturday 17th October 2020 -

Hours 9.00am – 7.00pm

Please enter the school grounds via Fraser Street

on the day.


Each year we review parts of our

Whakatane Intermediate School Local Curriculum.

This term we are reviewing the English, Science, Social Sciences and Languages areas of our Local Curriculum. We would really appreciate feedback from our community. If you are interested in being a part of this process, please call in to the office, or we can email you the appropriate documents.

We look forward to some input from our community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ring us.



Regards, Anne Volmuller (Deputy Principal.)



Since 2006 we have offered students the chance to be part of a “Create a Vegetable Garden” Competition.


There is no cost. Each student needs a plot of about 1 metre by 2 metres, where they grow a variety of vegetables. The objective of this exercise is to plan, plant, nurture and reap the rewards of a vegetable garden. Some students have grown their plants in containers on the deck or outside their back door. Students are responsible for the care and maintenance of their plot. The students will be involved with the whole process of growing the plants. The seeds are sowed and germinate under controlled conditions at a nursery. Then the trays will come back to school and the seedlings “pricked out into punnets” by the students. These “grow on” in the courtyard of the Tech Block, and should be ready for planting in home gardens by Labour Weekend next term.


Permission slips have been issued to students who have expressed an interest. It is not too late to take part. Extra permission slips are available at the school office. If your child would like to take part in this, please return the permission slip to the office.



Regards, Mrs Volmuller

(Deputy Principal.)



Practising and practising

The teacher calls my name

Looking all around

I can feel the shame

Stumbling to the front

Heart feels like it’s running a race

But now I’m frozen in one place

Hands shaking

Sweat slipping down my face

Now I am talking too fast

No time to slow down

The feeling of all eyes on you

I know now I won’t get through

“Get it over and done with”

Is all I hear

Ringing and singing

Inside my ear

Finally finished

I sit back down

I thought I would never feel the ground.


By Chelsea Ruiter (Room 14)


Experienced Cleaner required to clean classrooms 16 hours a week.

The successful applicant must be able to pass Police Vetting to work in a school.

Please email your application to k.carberry@xtra.co.nz

Applications close 30th September.