The Intermediate School forms a very important phase between Primary and Secondary School
where we help girls to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood.

This is a time when students question their sense of identity and how they fit into the world.

In this vital stage of development, the Intermediate School empowers girls to foster positive relationships with all members of our community.

They build a strong sense of their self-worth and character. As the girls progress through the Intermediate School so does their ability to self-regulate, and to be their own advocates. In essence, we are teaching them the foundation skills for a lifetime of learning. Their personal journey will be as individual and unique as they are.

Our approach in the Intermediate School is driven by students’ curiosity about the world around them. Our model recognises that the meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to use a range of resources to locate and use it.

Our classes have an inquiry-based learning focus which encourages a student’s natural desire to discover, understand, form patterns, collaborate, pose and solve problems together and make connections with the world around them – all within a secure, supportive and understanding environment.

Each student enjoys individual attention from highly experienced and specialist teachers who are experts in teaching girls at this level.

Our digital classrooms are flexible learning environments deliberately designed for intermediate-age students. Technology and online learning are not just included, they are purposefully integrated into the act of learning and school curriculum in a manner that improves the educational experience for all students.

The thoughtful use of technology, paired with effective teacher-led instruction and student interaction, is what makes a difference. We believe it is essential that all the students have a strong sense of connectedness. The girls’ sense of community and relationships is further supported by their involvement in all aspects of College life.

All are made to feel welcome and included, given opportunities to participate widely and encouraged to become their best.

Year 7/8 Compulsory Subjects

  • Art

  • Digital Technology 
  • English
  • Food and Nutrition 

  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

  • Physical Education & Health
  • Religious studies
  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Maori