Tena koutou katoa

Tena koutou katoa

I am proud to be principal of Matamata Intermediate, which is an exciting and vibrant school. At Matamata Intermediate we pride ourselves on providing a unique environment specifically designed to develop the talents, confidence & independence of the emerging adolescent in Years 7 & 8.

Our school vision is: Inspired learners. Empowered to achieve. We believe this vision will drive all that we do and is worded in a way that all members of MIS can connect to. We want an environment where people are inspired to come each day because the teaching and learning is engaging and relevant; people are empowered within their roles as learners, teachers and whanau engaging with our school; and finally, we have always had achievement at the heart of our school’s purpose from day one with ‘whaia te kaha’ as our school motto. What it means to achieve your best will look different for every learner.

The core virtues of courtesy, common-sense and consideration, known as the 3Cs, underpin all we do in our stimulating learning environment. We also encourage a growth mindset to support the development of perseverance and resilience.
At Matamata Intermediate our students are offered a wide range of academic, cultural and sporting activities by teachers who are focused on high standards of best practice in teaching and learning. We have a strong focus on eLearning and all children are welcome to bring their own digital device.

We pride ourselves on having open and effective communication with parents, whānau and the wider community. Providing opportunities for parents and whānau to engage in their child’s education, and having strong pastoral care systems is important to us. The total well-being of each of our students, recognising success, progress and commitment is celebrated in our school environment.

We welcome new families and Whanau and I look forward to meeting you and sharing our school.

Debbie Currie

Our School Shield

Is the visual symbol for our vision and values. It displays our 3C values of Courtesy, Common Sense and Consideration. The motto of ‘Whaia te Kaha—Strive to achieve’ is linked to the vision and our aim of all students achieving. The Maori warrior is looking forward in pursuit of new knowledge and the challenges that lie ahead.