On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Teachers and students of Kaitao Intermediate School welcome to all students and their Whanau.

We embrace the responsibility and the challenge of providing the best educational opportunities for your emerging adolescent over the two years they are here.  We deliver the best quality education possible whether it be academic, social, cultural or physical.

At Kaitao it is accepted that meaningful engagement with your child means we must positively engage with you as Whanau, to ensure we all support shared goals, challenges and successes with and for your child.  The ‘triangle’ of school, Whanau and students rely on the strength, resilience and high levels of support of those within it.

A  strong emphasis is placed on students’ making significant gains in mathematics, reading, and writing.  To ensure this, teachers are provided with high-quality professional development to support student learning in these key areas with a focus on student writing.

Within our Tech Arts programme, students participate in ExoTech, Textile & Arts, Graphic Design and Music in an effort to broaden student’s interests and practical abilities. To support each child’s overall development, we focus on the key competencies from the NZ Curriculum. The “Key competencies are the capabilities people have and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future.” NZ Curriculum. These include skills of; thinking, relating to others, numeracy, self-management, communication and cooperation.

We strongly believe that the impetus we place on our values of respect, resilience and responsibility will support attitudinal changes within the hearts and minds of our students. These changes show children how they can achieve their life goals and choose what paths they wish to take in life.

A website or even the school Prospectus cannot always encapsulate the vibrancy, creativity or sense of achievement within our school If you would like to visit us to see for yourself please contact my PA Karen Bedingfield to arrange a time to see me.

Nga mihi nui

Phil Palfrey QSM

M.Ed Admin, BA, Dip Teaching