Principal's Message

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Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Otahuhu Intermediate School (OIS) is a middle school which provides the opportunity for your child to grow academically, physically, socially and emotionally in a safe learning environment. Our vision and values are very important in creating the positive learning culture within our school. We are keen to develop well-rounded citizens that have the ability to achieve excellence in their life-long learning.

We pride ourselves on having well educated and caring staff who promote the importance of a love to learn, as well as targeting the individual needs of their students to ensure they are striving for personal standards of excellence.

OIS recognises that the intermediate years of schooling are a unique and very special time in a student’s schooling in New Zealand. Throughout the two years at OIS, your child will be provided with a rich learning environment that caters for their individual educational needs, as well as being provided with a wide range of extra curricula activities to develop their interests and passions.

Our Vision Statement is ‘EXCELLENCE FOR ALL’. Our Values are RESPECT, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and PASSION. The school’s vision and values underpin everything that happens at Otahuhu Intermediate. As a middle school, we believe that it is very important that we encourage our students to be respectful, take personal responsibility and follow their passion.

Throughout your child’s two years at Otahuhu Intermediate School they will be encouraged to develop a greater knowledge of their learning, and have an increased understanding of their learning pathways, which identifies ‘where they are at’ and ‘where to next’.

We know, through empowering and engaging our students in the teaching and learning process, we create a positive learning culture where students are highly motivated and willing to participate in their learning.

 

Brent Woods

Principal