Newsletter - 10 May 2024


Reliability Integrity Service

Our school values are shared and discussed frequently with our young people. As they continue to grow and eventually head out into the world, it is these values and how they demonstrate them that will set them apart as they move into their adult working lives.

In a world that has become increasingly self-obsessed, these attributes are sadly becoming more rare.

Reliability - Do what you say you are going to do

Integrity - Do the right thing even when no one is looking

Service - Care for others in their time of need

Over these two years at Intermediate School, we see significant growth in all these areas and it is down to the combined efforts of our teachers and you, our parents and caregivers. We thank you for your continued support. Another opportunity to partner is just around the corner.

I encourage you to make time to meet with your child's teacher to share your hopes and aspirations and to hear how your child is progressing.


Kyle Brewerton
Principal/APPA President



May 12 Mothers Day
May 13 Literary Week Starts
May 14 HPV 1 Catch-up for Year 8                                              PTA Meeting - AGM
May 15 CZ Waterpolo
May 16 CZ Rugby Girls
May 20 Parent-Teacher Interviews, 3:15 - 5:30 pm
May 21

CZ Football Y7 Girls                                                    BOT Meeting                                                              Parent-Teacher Interviews, 3:15 - 7:30 pm

May 22 Parent-Teacher Interviews, 1:15 - 5:30 pm                  School Closing at 12:40 pm
May 23 CZ Football Y8 Girls                                                      Pink Shirt Day     
May 28 CZ Football Y7 Boys
May 30 CZ Football Y8 Boys
May 31 Teacher Only Day - School Closed
June 3 King's Birthday - School Closed
June 10 Environ Week Starts
June 11 PTA Meeting
June 13 Open Morning for 2025 Intake
June 17 CZ Hockey Boys                                                                3-Weeks Dental Van Visits Starts                                      Art Week Starts    
June 18 CZ Hockey Girls                                                            BOT Meeting                                         
June 20 CZ Table Tennis 
June 26 Art Exhibition Evening
June 28 Matariki - School Closed 


Parent-Teacher Interviews Term 2, 2024

May 20 - May 22

Parent-Teacher interviews will take place during the week of 20th May.

  • Monday, 20 May: 3:15 - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 21 May: 3:15 -7:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 22 May: 1:15 - 5:30 pm

Please Note: due to these interviews school will end at 12:40 pm on Wednesday 22 May.

We invite you to take this opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss their progress to date. These interviews are an especially important part of our home-school partnership.

The duration of the interviews is 10 minutes with our booking system allowing a few minutes of transition time between interviews.
Thank you in advance for being mindful of other families and teachers by ensuring you are on time for your scheduled appointments. 

Access to interview bookings is online, instructions are found below. To make an appointment please follow these steps:

To make a booking, please use this code: yaxsq

  • Go to the website:   
  • At the website place the  Event Code into the Green ‘Event Code’ box  and click ‘Go’
  • On the next screen enter your details and click ‘Go’.
  • Select the appropriate Room number and Teacher then click ‘Go’.
  • The next screen shows a variety of days and times that are available for interviews. Click on a time that best suits you for an interview, a ‘tick’ will appear in the box.
  • Now click ‘Go’ at the bottom of the page.
  • The next and final page will confirm your booking and give you the details, along with information on how to reschedule or cancel a booking should you need to.

Once confirmed, an email will be sent to you with your appointment details



It is our pleasure to introduce to you our Head students for 2024.

Olivia Clark
Emilia Hoglinger
Sawyer McLachlan
Archie Franklin

Congratulations to these very able students, who we are very much looking forward to working with within the coming months.


Last week we farewelled Julie Miller who has spent many years teaching in Year 8 and also as the Team Leader. Her input to our school and community has been huge!

Her school-wide involvement has included: leading the design of the teaching spaces within the Hub building, leading Pacifica Pride, Maths Curriculum Leader, the Boys Tongan group, Kidsvote, Mathex and a past member of ACCoS- the across school’s initiative.

Overall, her commitment to student welfare and establishing strong connections with families has been outstanding.

We wish her all the very best in what’s next.



The Year 7 students had an amazible time at this year’s camp. Between the bus rides to and from Camp Adair, they experienced 3 days of camp challenges. 

They climbed 12 meter poles, launched themselves off high beams, crawled through mud, shot targets, found their way through forests blindfolded, cooked over open fires, built rafts and flew down the mud slide. The activities weren’t the only highlights; the evening activities included a Mascot Competition, Team Puzzle Challenge and a movie night in the rec center. We all enjoyed the delicious meals and managed at least one average night’s sleep!!

There are so many people involved in the Camp organization from our office team, YMCA instructors and camp coordinators and our wonderful teachers. We would like to especially thank our parent helpers joined us for both camps. Your contribution to the success of this event is greatly appreciated, and we could not provide this exciting experience for our students without you - Mrs Megan McGaw



Recently, students in Multi Materials have been hard at work conjuring fantastic creations from a variety of materials such as acrylic plastic and laser-cut plywood. Their projects have ranged in size from small key rings up to extra-large marble mazes. Students have also been using the school's EPRO 8 kits to create a series of pull-along contraptions which has tested their creativity and teamwork skills.

As always safe workshop practices are a key focus in this busy area of the school - Mr Symons



Year 8, Cycle 1, has just completed their artwork based around observations of natural materials in our environment. We started off with weaving workshops with Cynthia Smith and then planned how to transform our large seed pods using glazed clay, paint, harakeke(flax) or rope whipping.

We went from this…


To this…



On the 6th of May a Year 7 and Year 8 boys team travelled to the CZ Boys Futsal competition. It was a very exciting and nerve-racking day but both teams represented RI exceptionally.

The Year 8’s with some experience from last year remained cool calm and collected through the day taking out 1st place and only conceding 3 goals against them. It was new territory for the Year 7’s, some never playing Futsal before, however they took on the rules and the pressure of the day. Their final game was a hard loss, especially as they had won against the same team in their pool matches, placing them 2nd for the day. I was extremely proud of how the boys supported each other throughout the day and showed outstanding sportsmanship.

Thank you to all the parents who came on the day to support the boys. Both teams will be travelling to Interzones later in the term - Miss Alysha Powell



In association with the Blues, Remuera Intermediate will be collecting used rugby/football boots to help those children who are unable to join in sports due to a lack of gear.

If you have any used rugby/football boots that still have some life left, please bring them into school before May 20th and place in the labelled bin that will be in the Ascot Avenue foyer.
Please ensure the boots are tied together using the laces.

Thank you for your contribution that will allow more kids to get involved in sport.


If you have a Year 6 student who will be coming to RI in 2025, we encourage you to start the enrolment process early to ensure we are well prepared for the coming year.

You can now apply online by clicking this link. If you have query regarding the enrolment process, please contact Ms Amy McGowan at [email protected]

Important dates for 2024 Enrolment

In Zone/Out of Zone Applications Open:    Monday 8 April 2024
Open Morning:                                              Wednesday 12 June 2024, 8:45 - 10:30 am
In Zone Application Due Back:                   Wednesday 4 September 2024
Out of Zone Application close:                   Wednesday 4 September 2024 at 3:30 pm – no exceptions
Out of Zone Ballot Ballot to take place:     Wednesday 11  September 2024



All absences need to be reported by 8:45 a.m. at the latest. To report an absence please:

Use the 'Report an Absence' link in the top right corner of the school website homepage

Use the school app or phone the office on 09 522 9890 Option 1
Please do not email absence notifications to classroom teachers.


Our children’s safety is of paramount importance to us.  In order to ensure the safety of all our students, at 9:45 am if your child has not been marked as Present we will send out a text notification to alert you of his/her absence. 

We are aware many parents are simply very busy people and forget to notify the school so please respond with a Y and a reason for the absence/lateness.
Respond with an N if you have dropped your child at school or know that he/she was coming to school and we can investigate this promptly.

Should your mobile number change, please notify the school immediately so that we can update our records accordingly.



You can download the free SchoolAppsNZ from the App Store or Google Play. It works on both Android and Apple phones. It sends important school messages and forms a big part of our school communications.

Features of the App:​

  • You can subscribe to alert groups of interest to you and your child
  • You can complete the absentee form directly from the App
  • You can access the school calendar, news and events directly through the App
  • We can send out targeted alerts to everyone with the App or to specific groups