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."


  Whakatane Community of Learning – Information Sharing  


    Recent changes in the education sector have led to the establishment of Communities of Learning, where schools, early childhood and other educational institutes work together to improve educational outcomes for children within a community of learners.  

The Whakatane Community of Learners or Kahui Ako’ consists of the following schools; Apanui, Allandale, James Street, Nukuhou North, Ohope Beach, Paroa, St Joseph’s Whakatane, Trident, Whakatane High and Whakatane Intermediate; and also involves numerous early childhood centres  

The Whakatane Kahui Ako works with all member schools and organisations to ‘Enrich partnerships, grow capability and strengthen engagement for equitable outcomes and success for our community’.

In order that the Kahui Ako works from an evidence base, schools and organisations are sharing information, this includes attendance, student achievement and learning needs information.  Information shared is non-identifiable data and is used help determine patterns and trends across the community of learning in order to inform needs, supports, funding and possible professional development for schools.




The Annual “ELITE SPORTS AND ACADEMIC EXCHANGE” with Gisborne Intermediate takes place this term in Week 9, on the 25th(Tuesday) and 26th(Wednesday) June. About 140 children from each school will take part in a variety of activities.

During the Exchange each team takes part in a “two match series”. One game is played on Wednesday afternoon, after the Powhiri, and then a return match takes place on Thursday morning. After the completion of the games, we have a code versus code tug-o-war competition which is a real highlight. Gisborne travels back on Thursday afternoon.

It is W.I.S.’s turn to be the host this year, so we welcome whanau to come along and watch the games over the two days. 

BREAKFAST CLUB Did you know that your child is welcome to attend our daily Breakfast Club?  Teacher Aide (Odessa) organises a free basic breakfast in Room 12 from 8.00am.  Also if anyone out there has spare fruit on their trees, we would love to receive it to add to the breakfasts. 




Our mid-year interviews will be held on:

Wednesday afternoon 3rd July from 12.45pm - 6.00pm and on Thursday afternoon 4th July from 3.15pm - 5.45pm.

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 12noon on Wednesday 3rd 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.



and using the event code jtwyq


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.)