Principal's Weekly Message


Kia Ora Whanau


It has been another highly engaging and successful week


throughout the school with a lot happening. This week saw all


our Syndicate Graduation dinners happen, where all the Year


Eight students in each Syndicate come together to celebrate


their time at the Intermediate. Reports from the staff and


students are that everyone enjoyed the occasion, and special


thanks go to the staff for their organisation of the respective


nights. All students received a certificate to recognise their


graduation as they move into the next stage of their education.


The school is looking forward to being able to celebrate the year


next week with our Prizegiving Assemblies. This is especially


exciting this year as we are able to welcome friends and whanau


into the school for each occasion, something that has been


missed over recent years. The first celebration is the Technology


Awards on Tuesday and on Wednesday is the Formal Prizegiving


for the entire school. The venue is the school gymnasium and we


would like to see as many whanau as possible to help us


recognise, acknowledge and celebrate all the amazing


achievements of our students.


Even though the focus is on our end of year celebrations, the


school is also busy planning the start of the 2023 school year. It


is one that we look forward to with some real excitement and a


return to what we do well for the entire year!


The first day of school is Tuesday 31st January, which will be a


meet the teacher and classroom day. Please arrive for an 8.50am


start. This is so all whanau for new and returning students can


come into school, see their classroom and meet with the


teacher. There will be information provided at a later date about


how this day will run.


Lastly, it is three years ago today that the Whakaari Tragedy


happened and there are a number of events underway to


remember all those who were involved that day. Our heartfelt


and sincere thoughts and aroha to all those whanau and friends


affected, on this day of remembrance.


Nga Mihi


Mike Webster