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Kowhai Intermediate School

New zealand's first intermediate school ~ est 1922





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Full albums are below under the 'Content Update' buttons

Please check the calendar at the bottom of the page for more information and other events.

Out of zone ballot

The ballot for 2017 out of zone enrolments took place on Wednesday 19th October. All those families involved have been posted a letter advising them on the result. We ask that successful applicants respond as soon as possible so we may confirm their enrolment for 2017.


Year 8 students should be well underway or have completed their enrolment for high school in 2017. We have links to the local high school enrolment pages here.

2016 Kowhai Speech Competition Video


We are now accepting enrolments for 2017. Please follow the 'ENROL' link at the top of the page for more information and enrolment forms.


Our confirmed ERO report has now been published by the Education Review Office. We would encourage you to read the report in full here.

Highlights from the report include:

  • "The board of trustees, school leaders and staff share a strategic vision of education that promotes learners who are confident, self-directed and responsive to challenge and change."
  • "Students are cooperative, respectful and confident."
  • "The school is led capably at all levels by the board of trustees, senior and whanau leaders, teachers, support staff and students."
  • "A positive school culture based on collaboration and strong relationships is supporting the learning of all students"
  • "The curriculum at Kowhai Intermediate is very effective in promoting and supporting student learning."



We highly recommend the NETSAFE.ORG.NZ website as an excellent source of information and advice for parents and students on how to keep safe when online.

Our main advice to parents is to remove online devices from their children at bedtime - the vast majority of incidents occur late at night when students have unsupervised access.

Prospectus 2017


There are a range of ways the school communicates with the community to keep you up to date with school events. These include:

  • Emails from classroom teachers and our school office.
  • Event notices and newsletters sent home with students.
  • Our school website contains:
  • Online calendar - you can add either individual or all events from our school calendar to your personal one.
  • List of Notices - we endeavour to make a online copy of all our notices that are sent home available on the school website. These can be found in the Notice database under the Quick Links heading on the right side of this page.
  • If a teacher needs to discuss something specific to your child they will usually telephone or email you.




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  • You can import a single event onto your own private calendar by clicking the event and choosing 'copy to my calendar'. You can then setup your own custom reminders / notification.
  • There are also options to import the calendar so that all the school events appear on your personal calendar - click on the '+Google Calendar' button in the bottom right corner and look for the option related to your device or operating system.